Minor change to rope mechanics

Discussion in 'Game Mechanics' started by djdeadbeat, Oct 9, 2014.

  1. djdeadbeat

    djdeadbeat Terrarian

    Whether it's by placement or by hammering it, I'd like for rope to be laid out diagonally. This can serve both a practical and an aesthetic purpose.

    Practical: Zip-lining! Yet another option for covering a lot of ground. There already are minecart tracks, but rope zip-lining would require less investment in material.

    Aesthetic: Rope-bridges. As the picture below shows, you can make a pretty sturdy looking equivalent, but it has to be on the straight and narrow and doesn't really look as authentic as I'd like without a bit of bend to the rope. Crossed up ropes would definitely add to aesthetics in general. And for the matter of rope bridges, derelict rope bridges and platforms would be a cool random world spawn, but may or may not take a lot of additional work.


    I think to tie this all together, why not tie something like this together with how stair building with wooden platforms is being linked with the smart cursor?
  2. Snickerbobble

    Snickerbobble Headless Horseman

    You beat me to it! I would definitely like zip lines. I was reminded of this when I saw an impressive steampunk airship on a server and it used zigzaggy chains to connect to the blimp. Need a way to make them diagonal!
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  3. The Hexagonal Donut

    The Hexagonal Donut The Destroyer


    One-way minecart tracks that are cheaper? Yes please.

    Also, having a way to lay out ropes horizontally without placing loads of ones you don't want to would be nice too.
  4. Dreamtree

    Dreamtree Terrarian

    Full support. I would love have to improve rope and throw in the zipline thing as well.
  5. Good idea, just like some of @The Hexagonal Donut said, "One-way minecart tracks that are cheaper? Yes please."
  6. HighSpy

    HighSpy Terrarian

    Yes Yes And Yes
    (I read the title as "Minor change to rape mechanics")
  7. CraftedNightmare Here!

    CraftedNightmare Here! Official Terrarian

    I like it. Full support!
  8. Gotcha!

    Gotcha! Pumpking

    Err... I hope you're still seeing that psychiatrist of yours.

    On-topic: I could see the zipline happening, but the bridge thing will be impossible due to Terraria's grid tile placement.
    chocolatecake5000 likes this.
  9. Pumpking

    Pumpking Terrarian

    Support! I've always had the same problem with ropes, and it would be nice to have this feature.