16 December, 2007
For this challenge, we’re going to go a bit meta. This weekend, imagine you’re a designer on an MMO project during the planning stages. Your job is to suggest a tool (or a feature for a tool) that will make creating your project easier for you. You have to describe it well enough that the programming team can implement it for you.
My example after the jump.
One of the most basic tools is a level layout tool. A useful feature for that would be the ability to save sets of items to re-use. For example, the ability to save a table full of alchemical-looking equipment that can be put into different places in the world. The ability to define and use these defined collections would speed up a lot of development.
What’s your idea? What tool would make your life easier?