How do you like your doors? (Interacting in the a fantasy world)

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How do you prefer your interaction with doors in your games?

By walking into them face first!
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I'm a control freak. Nothing happens without my say so!
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I was wondering what everyone thinks about how you interact with doors while playing a game in RPGmaker. VXA has a nice feature that allows you to make doors quickly, but by default these door are activated by player touch. Is this your preferred method when interacting with a door? I personally prefer when I have to hit the action button for doors that are above the player, but when it comes to doors below the player I like them to be player touch. Some people might find it annoying if they are forced into hitting the action key every time they have to go through a door, and that is something I want to avoid. Please let me know what you think about this. Since I am at the beginnings of my 1st project with VXA getting to know little aspects of game play like this I believe will go a long way in helping me create my project.
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I like tapping a key to open doors

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I don't know what you mean by this. XD
Do this mean you like it by player touch?

I like tapping a key to open doors

How about when the door is below the character? Still prefer hitting a key?

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I'm ok with either, really.

Hitting a key doesn't bother me, and it ultimately makes more sense. Even with the door below the player, it seems more natural. I guess it's because hitting the button gives the player more control, like he/she is choosing when to open the door. =o


How about a poll for it? :B
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For reals tho.
I like to have the player just walk into the doorway, I don't really like click open doors.
Also I like to place them one tile below the door when they exit a building. I don't really like when you start in the doorway.

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Also I like to place them one tile below the door when they exit a building. I don't really like when you start in the doorway.

Hmm, I'm going to have to play around with that. I was also just thinking about how when you enter a room the door is also shut behind you as soon as you fade in. I was thinking it might be a good idea to think about when animating cut scenes. When your character comes through a door he/she/it might close the door behind em.

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For reals tho.
I like to have the player just walk into the doorway, I don't really like click open doors.

Oh man, I just had what I think is a good idea while having a joke to myself. I was thinking if it turned out that you were the only one that says you don't like pressing the button that I could make a check asking if it it's you "Are you boe?" then the doors would work accordingly. lol

Well my idea would be for me to try to make an options menu and have this as past of the options. This way the player can decide how they interact with the world.

I am kinda changing the topic here, but its kinda relevant. I'm going to tweak the title of this thread a little.

This will be really tough I think. At least for me. What else should belong in an options menu? Maybe change the theme.
That would be cool. It could also have an option to change the players walking speed, or toggle sprinting instead of having to hold it.
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boe is meen and likes to barge into rpg people's houses :mad: :V


As for an options menu...I really don't know what makes a good fit. I usually don't mess with them and just play the game anyways, but I'm a simpleton. :( Yanfly has a pretty good options menu script that might let you add some custom ones, too. :] You can probably allow "boe mode" from there. B)
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For reals tho.
I like to have the player just walk into the doorway, I don't really like click open doors.
Also I like to place them one tile below the door when they exit a building. I don't really like when you start in the doorway.

This. I mean, it's how most games (from the comparable SNES era, anyway) do it. We can trust that the character you're playing as knows how to open a door when they walk up to one and that they know how to shut the door behind them. Just like in D&D a player isn't made to make a check on opening a door unless it's locked or they're mentally challenged.

If it's good enough for Link to the Past and Final Fantasy VI it's good enough for me.
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For reals tho.
I like to have the player just walk into the doorway, I don't really like click open doors.
Also I like to place them one tile below the door when they exit a building. I don't really like when you start in the doorway.

This. I mean, it's how most games (from the comparable SNES era, anyway) do it. We can trust that the character you're playing as knows how to open a door when they walk up to one and that they know how to shut the door behind them. Just like in D&D a player isn't made to make a check on opening a door unless it's locked or they're mentally challenged.

If it's good enough for Link to the Past and Final Fantasy VI it's good enough for me.

Great point, and great game references!

Maybe by default I'll make it so doors open by touch, and the option will make it by key-pressing.

boe is meen and likes to barge into rpg people's houses :mad: :V


As for an options menu...I really don't know what makes a good fit. I usually don't mess with them and just play the game anyways, but I'm a simpleton. :( Yanfly has a pretty good options menu script that might let you add some custom ones, too. :] You can probably allow "boe mode" from there. B)

Do you remember what the script is called? Maybe post the link here?
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boe is meen and likes to barge into rpg people's houses :mad: :V
You can't just waltz into other peoples houses.



Also I feel like one or the other not a combo of both. Consistency is important in games.
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Also I feel like one or the other not a combo of both. Consistency is important in games.

Good point. I would have to agree with you and change how I feel on the matter.

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hmm, then again i've seen it both ways. I'd say you could have both if say some doors were ajar and required a button press if closed.
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hmm, then again i've seen it both ways. I'd say you could have both if say some doors were ajar and required a button press if closed.

Hmm, never thought of using a door partially open. Would look good in a cut scene. Nice comment.

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I like doors that are interactive. By interactive, I mean something like if I open it, I can see it being animated and produce real opening doors sound. It should be significant, simple and easy to comprehend. If you're wondering why I like this just for doors, its because it is a very important element on how the houses and all those things are viewed as well.


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