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closed/locked doors on zone entry

PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:34 pm
by Lennya
Something that's been bugging me since forever:

If the exit between two zones is flagged as a door, and this door is saved closed on init, then opening it from zone A and moving into zone B will result in the door being closed from B > A, but open from A > B.
example: the entrance to Menzoberranzan

It's even worse when the door is saved as locked and has a scrapping key; In zone A you unlock the door which breaks the key, open it, enter into the new zone, and find yourself locked into zone B.
example: Assassin Mountain

If you're bored :)

Re: closed/locked doors on zone entry

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:25 am
by Maxum
Yes. This is probably very difficult to fix code-wise, but could be fixed in build.
Both rooms would need to be within the same zone for doors to work correctly.

Are you volunteering?

Re: closed/locked doors on zone entry

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:20 pm
by luna_sexton
Can you make the door from zone B closed, but no key?
Issue is someone can sit afk character in zone B and unlock every repop.
I know menzo's entrance through the bark is one way to get in, but there are a few more.
Would leaving menzo's "exit" back to the connector zone open cause any real problems? As long as all the mobs are stay zone.

Elements 1 and 2 are kinda weird. I don't know if this pertains.

Or we gotta whip up a proc or something for that one door for menzo.

I don't know. Just throwing out ideas.


Re: closed/locked doors on zone entry

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:47 pm
by Lennya
I think the easiest 'fix' would be to insert one room in between the zone entrance/exit and the door.

But I can see why builders built it the way they did, and this patching up might not agree with their ideas.