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Breaking up paragraphs in lore?
Reply #1 July 11, 2018, 04:22:18 PM
This /might/ fall under localisation, but though I usually don't do things like this for free/'exposure', I might be willing to do so, here...  ;)

I love the lore system, but it can be a bit clunky, due to being in one box-o-text.
Though it's hardly a game-breaking issue, I think that - at some point before release - it might be nice to break those boxes up, for purposes of formatting.
E.G, using Skeleton Triggerman as an example:

"The Skeleton Triggerman is the most swashbuckling of it's kind. It likes to sneak into big cities, go into taverns of lesser repute, and shoot up the place for fun. Thanks to it's reckless behaviour, the main weakness of its species was discovered: the only way to defeat them for good is to damage their skulls. It also seems to like drinking whiskey, though it spills on the floor through the cavity of its throat."

Not hard to read at all on a forum, but a bit cumbersome in-game. Here's how I'd change it:

"The Skeleton Triggerman is the most swashbuckling of it's kind.

It likes to sneak into big cities, go into taverns of lesser repute, and shoot up the place for fun.
Thanks to it's reckless behaviour, the main weakness of its species was discovered: the only way to defeat them for good is to damage their skulls.

It also seems to like drinking whiskey, though it spills on the floor through the cavity of its throat."

Although I don't know if the in-game boxes can handle line-breaks, one could certainly use multiple pages if need be - but again, this is hardly a top-tier concern.
Just thought I'd put it out there, while it's on my mind....

Oh, why did I use Skeleton Triggerman as my example?
Well - the fact that it drinks whiskey, while being a skeleton, makes it the best. There are many best critters in Siralim, but Skeleton Triggerman may have just won my heart forever.