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    This is a RPG, so it sounds logical to me that that the relationship between Creatures and their Keepers should play a central role, if not one of the most important ones. Conversations, personality and finally actions should determind the relationship between 2 characters, whenever they approve or dissaprove of something. Gaining a high approval and befriend them in result should allow your Creature to get to know the other character better. When having a low approval, however, insults, infighting and even abandoment (in the case of Keepers) can become commonplace. Characters with the same alignment should generally get along with each other, but the different personalities can prove an issue when attempting to befriend.

    I think it will also add a certain ‘’morality scale’’ to the RPG. Some characters will favour dark and brutal methods when dealing with things, but characters who tend to be more logical will dissaprove of this, but in turn, characters who approve of bravery may back it up. For example, imagine you have a corridor filled with Heroes, the most logical and efficient way to deal with them would be boulders traos, but you can just beat the living crap out of them with your army because you feel like it.

    Another example between 2 characters, one sadistic Keeper, and a logical Warlock.

    Bob ‘’the Whacko’’: We should attack now while they are weak.
    Dungeon Keeper: And what would the fun of that be? Let them lick their wounds for a while before we thrash them.
    Bob ‘’the Whacko’’: There is nothing to say against this logic.
    Result: Bob ‘’the Whacko’’ dissaproves (-4). The user of this Creature edits the stance between Bob and the Keeper in his Creature profile.

    I’ve made a rough sketch of the approval rankings.

    Code:
    -90 - -100- Feud
    -76 - -89 - Hostile
    -50 - -75 - Uneasy
    
    -49 - 49 - Neutral
    
    50 - 75 - Calm
    76 - 89 - Friendly
    90 - 100 - Harmonius
    Discuss the whole approval and relationship concept.
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    I personally like this idea and the relations.

    (Maybe because I like numbers.)

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    Hm, that's all? I know this idea is from Dragon Age but I think it shows a nice overview of a relationship between 2 characters, even if it were roughly. What would you guys think of implenting this into the RPG, or for a test period?

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    Would this be between creatures or just creature and Keeper? Because I imagine it would be incredibly frustrating if you had to do this for every post with every other dungeon creature you happen to run into =/ That would also be doubled in effect by each extra creature you have active.

    I'm not adverse off the bat - just a bit apprehensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MeinCookie View Post
    Would this be between creatures or just creature and Keeper? Because I imagine it would be incredibly frustrating if you had to do this for every post with every other dungeon creature you happen to run into =/ That would also be doubled in effect by each extra creature you have active.

    I'm not adverse off the bat - just a bit apprehensive.
    That's what I said to Duke too :P but also I had something like that for some of my creatures and it felt a bit too pointless to me, and also it was a long list to keep up with so... kinda went "why bother?" and deleted it. Or at least most of it... I can't remember, but either way, I'm deleting it entirly otherwise I'll just have outdated information which can be misleading.

    yeah that's another problem, outdated information if you forget, don't feel like it, or you go inactive.
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    I don't think it needed. Keep the Rp simple I say.
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    I agree with the rest, it's a bit too much trouble to keep up with everything and is barely worth it anyway.

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    If this was placed in the end-post creature summary under "Keeper Approval" it could work. When you make a post you go through and update it anyway, those who use them. Even then it would be an optional stat, which though it offers deeper and clearer emphasis on Keeper-Creature relations, would be a choice thing.

    Much more useful than returning to creature page all the time at any rate.
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