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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 11:04 pm 
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Bazaar

- This addon introduces a new variant of vault, the bazaar, where you don't fight for items, but rather buy (or steal) them.

- A central aspect of this addon is a new questline (consisting of 3 follow-up-quests), which introduces the player to the bazaar-system. The questline starts in the Village of Elvala (look out for a special npc - he will lookout for you as well).

- I took the idea to this addon from starsapphire (Idea : Markets in dungeons!)

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(1) Bazaars can appear in most dungeons and outdoor zones, which happen to also generate vaults; chances for regular vault-generation aren't being limited. Bazaars won't appear in the East however - tradesmen haven't made it there yet.

(2) Each bazaar contains a shopkeeper and a limited amount of items, which can't be pickuped by normal means (they are chained to the ground). Instead, you either have to pay to be able to pick up such an item - or you try to unchain it (success chances scale with cunning, dexterity and talent points in Heightened Senses and Stealth). Failure to unchain it will trigger a trap which teleports the player (and his party) to a parallel zone ("Mirrorscape").

--> To escape from the Mirrorscape, a special guardian needs to be killed. Alternatively, there are two hidden exit points. The Power of the Guardian scales extremely with the Base-Level of the Zone (Break-Points: Level 20, 30, 50, 70) and the item-quality the trap is based on (unique items are protected by stronger guardians). Killing the guardian allows the player to pick up the item in question.

--> Killing the shopkeeper unchains all item in his shop. Shopkeepers are extremely strong, however.

(3) Additionally, each shopkeeper has a rare ingredient for sale, and some of them also sell maps, which point to special treasure areas in a variety of zones. To find out about these special goods, chat with the vendor. (Again, treasuremaps point only to zones in the West.)

(4)In Elvala starts a questline, which leads to the discovery of a new zone, The Bazaar. Follow-up quests then introduce more in depth to the bazaar system.

(5) Most bazaar-vaults will also be generated inside the Infinite Dungeon - most Treasuremaps also work here.

(6) From time to time, a caravan will spawn on the overworld map. Encountering a caravan is similar to an "Ambush", however without meeting hostile npcs - instead, two shopkeepers will offer their items.

So, How to start? --> Go to Elvala, talk with a nice dwarf!

Notable modifications to the core game:
Code:
- added a new Faction ("Free Traders")
- Overload: added an event zone to Elvala
- Superload: engine/generator/map/roomer.lua - small extension to the code to enable bazaar-vaults to spawn, worldDirectorAI - adding a script for the caravans to spawn
- Hooks: data/talents/misc/npcs, data/talents/misc/objects, data/timed_effects, /data/general/stores/basic, data/general/objects/special-artifacts, /data/general/objects/boss-artifacts.lua, data/general/objects/world-artifacts


Feedback about bugs, improvements, compatibility issues very welcome.

Fixed:
- made vendors "slightly" tougher by giving them a more badass summon and draconic body
- put warnings on treasuremaps, where those lead to very dangerous areas
- fixed an issue with the Infinite Dungeon

24.11.
- Shopkeepers won't get extra talents/classes in higher difficulties anymore (this could lead to errors)
- increased Shopkeepers Life and Resists

27.11
- added more safety-checks to vendors before trying to "return home" after being dislocated, to address a possible error

1.12
- fixed shopguards following the player around while being neutral/friendly
- fixed levelranges to all treasuremaps, which should make them a bit easier on normal and doable on higher difficulties

12.12
- making vendorporting more failsafe (again)
- tuned down a certain lady in the pocket dimension

20.12.
- removed an empty event file from the bazaar main zone, as it would trigger an error with the latest ashes update

01.02.
- items inside bazaars got a new trap. Failing to unchain an items won't upset the vendor anymore, instead the culprit gets cast into an alternate zone, the mirrorscape (much like fearscape)
- caravans spawn from time to time on the worldmap
--> more details inside the updated content text

A warning: you are trapped inside the mirrorscape until you defeat its guardian or find the exit


Last edited by Dao Zeti on Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:03 pm, edited 10 times in total.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 11:06 pm 
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The link to the addon is broken.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 11:08 pm 
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Fixed the link, thank you :)


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 11:09 pm 
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Success! Time to try this bad boy out.

Thanks Dao.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:13 am 
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Sounds nice. :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:03 pm 
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You might want to scale up the shop owners a bit. I ran into one with nothing worth buying, but decided to take it all anyway and barely got scratched.

I was about level 10 at the time, Ghoul Sun Paladin, and the vault owner was a level 15 arms deaer with two elite wolves.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:59 pm 
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Oh. They shouldn't be invincible, but I expected them to be a bit tougher. Armsdealer relies a bit on poisons, melee damage and disarms, so if you can negate that (armor, blocks, cures) he loses much of his potential. The later shopkeepers should be tougher, but I have to look into this. Maybe I should really add some nasty summons. Thank you for the feedback.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:23 pm 
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I ran into the first shopkeeper I actually had trouble with. (I'm killing them right after I deliver their letters.) The one with the blue golems.

The golems were basically a non-issue, but he had enough damage and debuffs to screw me over hard and enough hit points that he could whittle me down. I tried the usual "stab, run, repeat" tactic, but he was always totally healed when I returned, so I ending up having to use Second Life (when you die, the sustain deactivates and gives you a huge heal) and staying after that to kill him, which I really don't like doing. Too risky, but he had Garkul's Teeth. I couldn't leave Garkul's Teeth behind.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:06 pm 
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If they provide a fight, where survival is uncertain, thats good - as you then have a typical vault situation. After some testing, I'll upgrade the weaker vendors a bit. Also I forgot the need to control those additional skills/classes they can get on higher difficulties, as some (like teleport) are bad. So will upload a tweak these days.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:19 pm 
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Also consider giving them an area heal to use when you run away. The shopkeeper regenerated all his health whenever I retreated, but his golems didn't. (Admittedly, I could just run in, wipe a golem out, and run away, but still.)

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:00 pm 
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Yeah, definately need to do something about the shopguardians!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:31 pm 
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Jesus rollerblading tapdancing tutu-wearing pimp-slapping sermon-giving puppy-petting Christ on a cracker. What the shop guardians lack in ferocity, the treasure vaults make up for.

Level 35 Boss Lich. Level 45 elite unique archlich. A shitton of other undead. When I was level 24.

I died four times because it wouldn't let me leave! And I only got two decent pieces of loot out of it to boot!

You might want to either give greater warning or tone down the treasure vaults a little. Both this and the pocket Angolwen are a bit ridiculous, far far more than any regular vault, and there is no warning they'll be that bad.

And as a side note, the giant shopkeep needs major buffing. His guards, three on one, completely failed to break my Retribution shield, and when the actual shopkeep broke it it killed him.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:57 pm 
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I'm getting hangs when trying to generate floors with the bazar-giants-2 vault in the infinite dungeon with Infinite 500 enabled:

Code:
FROM    /mod/addons/Infinite500/superload/engine/generator/map/Static.lua       loading previous!
Static generator using file     /data/maps/vaults/bazar-giants-2.lua
Lua Error: ...ns/Infinite500/superload/engine/generator/map/Static.lua:35: cannot open /data/maps/vaults/bazar-giants-2.lua: No error
        At [C]:-1
        At [C]:-1 error
        At ...ns/Infinite500/superload/engine/generator/map/Static.lua:35 loadMap
        At /engine/generator/map/Static.lua:42 init
        At /engine/class.lua:97 new
        At /data/rooms/bazaar.lua:130 room
        At /engine/generator/map/RoomsLoader.lua:147 roomGen
        At /engine/generator/map/RoomsLoader.lua:189 roomAlloc
        At /engine/generator/map/Roomer.lua:133 generate
        At /engine/Zone.lua:899 newLevel
        At /engine/Zone.lua:829 getLevel
        At /mod/class/Game.lua:854 changeLevelReal
        At /mod/class/Game.lua:734 base_changeLevel
        At /mod/addons/zomnibus/superload/mod/class/Game.lua:98 changeLevel
        At /mod/class/Game.lua:260 at_end
        At /mod/dialogs/Birther.lua:306 fct
        At /mod/dialogs/Birther.lua:191 checkNew
        At /mod/dialogs/Birther.lua:241 atEnd
        At /mod/dialogs/Birther.lua:63 fct
        At /engine/ui/Button.lua:64 fct
        At /engine/Mouse.lua:56 receiveMouse
        At /engine/Mouse.lua:94 delegate
        At /engine/ui/Dialog.lua:558 mouseEvent
        At /engine/ui/Dialog.lua:337 fct
        At /engine/Mouse.lua:56


Code:
Static generator using file     /data/maps/vaults/bazar-giants-2.lua
Lua Error: ...ns/Infinite500/superload/engine/generator/map/Static.lua:35: cannot open /data/maps/vaults/bazar-giants-2.lua: Bad file descriptor
        At [C]:-1
        At [C]:-1 error
        At ...ns/Infinite500/superload/engine/generator/map/Static.lua:35 loadMap
        At /engine/generator/map/Static.lua:42 init
        At /engine/class.lua:97 new
        At /data/rooms/bazaar.lua:130 room
        At /engine/generator/map/RoomsLoader.lua:147 roomGen
        At /engine/generator/map/RoomsLoader.lua:189 roomAlloc
        At /engine/generator/map/Roomer.lua:133 generate
        At /engine/Zone.lua:899 newLevel
        At /engine/Zone.lua:829 getLevel
        At /mod/class/Game.lua:854 changeLevelReal
        At /mod/class/Game.lua:726 unload
        At /engine/Game.lua:379 unregisterDialog
        At /mod/dialogs/ShowEquipInven.lua:176
        At /engine/KeyBind.lua:229 receiveKey
        At /engine/ui/Dialog.lua:567 keyEvent
        At /engine/ui/Dialog.lua:339


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 4:19 pm 
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stinkstink wrote:
I'm getting hangs when trying to generate floors with the bazar-giants-2 vault in the infinite dungeon with Infinite 500 enabled


Damn, I mispelled "bazaar..." as "bazar..." in the code responsible for the vault generation in the ID. Thanks for the notice, going to upload a patch later. And sorry for the inconvenience.

Red wrote:
Jesus rollerblading tapdancing tutu-wearing pimp-slapping sermon-giving puppy-petting Christ on a cracker. What the shop guardians lack in ferocity, the treasure vaults make up for.

Level 35 Boss Lich. Level 45 elite unique archlich. A shitton of other undead. When I was level 24.


Yeah, I am going to make it more clear what expects you in those places. Cursed Tomb is probably the hardest place, but still - I am thinking about removing the unique lich, as he is way over the baselevel of the zone (lich minimum is lvl 45).


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:00 pm 
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The guy with Infinite Dungeon - probably an addon conflict.

Dao, I love the idea!

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