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Author Topic: Don't like bumping into people  (Read 221 times)

DanielCampbell

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Don't like bumping into people
« on: October 25, 2017, 03:40:47 PM »

I noticed that the characters will complain and chastise you for running into them. While this makes since in real life, in a game it builds anxiety. It makes players feel like they can't freely run down the street without being "punished" for accidentally running into an NPC. I'm fine with them reacting and moving out of the way, it's more the text/dialogue that I find off putting. Simply removing the text bubbles might be a good fix for this.
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Omidawn

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Re: Don't like bumping into people
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2017, 02:21:57 PM »

I don't mind this: it makes the game more immersive and respectful.  Other people are complaining that the NPCs are too impersonal or robotic.  I am against doing something that takes away from their "personal space" and makes them even more impersonal.  I hate it in other games when other people run or ride through me, even if there is no actual effect.  However I think it should be turned off if you are walking (rather than running) and just trying to get to someone in a crowd.  If you are walking they should just move out of the way without complaining -- you are just nudging your way through a crowd.  Maybe it already does this... I'll have to check.   "X" toggles the run/walk, in case you didn't know.
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