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This week involved adding resource node functionality. New skills were added as well. Nerah's Landing got fleshed out a bit more with a couple of new shops and trainers.

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Resource nodes are no longer being placed by hand (yay!). Using a system which places them based on parameteres such as terrain height, terrain type (Fennel doesn't grow in sand for example).

Resource nodes are no longer being placed by hand (yay!). Using a system which places them based on parameteres such as terrain height, terrain type (Fennel doesn't grow in sand for example). The biggest change: Herbalism skill is now used when harvesting plants. A dialog will now ask which character in the party will harvest the resource. There is a base chance that is checked when harvesting. If the character has the Herbalism skill, when harvesting fennel for example, bonuses will be applied based on the rank and skill level increasing the chance for success and the amount that is harvested.

Learning skill has been added. This increases experience earned for anything that might give an experience reward. The bonus amount is based on the skill and rank. The starting bonus is 30% and maximum is 200% This rate may be adjusted as this is tested over the coming weeks. I don't want the party to be max level in a few hours of playing. What fun would that be?

The initial workings of a Haggling skill has been added. If the shopping character has this skill, a discount when buying and a markup when selling will be applied. This bonus is dependent upong the rank and level of the skill.

I didn't get a whole lot done this week due to day job and family things. Not to mention, I lost a whole night working out the code algorithm to apply the learning experience bonus. Turns out, it was already in the framework that I am using (ORK Framework if you are curious). I just quitely rapped my head on my desk when I saw the feature.

Finally, the coming week will involve more database work. So, nothing exciting to show. However, it means there are more things in the world.

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