Would I have to PM them? Or do I just have to wait for them to notice my questions? >_<
Anyways, this is what I'm planning for my version of the shop. I'm going to have four or five district, each invisible to all but one usergroup. No one is allowed to create shops. Each district is going to have several shops. In each shop, there is a list of items, all of which are viewable from the start, but to purchase them, they have a certain requirement, which can range from having another item in the customer's inventory, to having them reach a certain level or have certain stats. I'll get to the levels and stats when I actually have a stat mod.
The items themselves do nothing except proof that the user has the ability to do certain things in the forum. For example, having the item named 'Hadou #33: Soukatsui" allows the user to use that particular spell in the forum. They can do that anytime they join, but doing so without having the item in their inventory would be violating the rules. There will also be items named "Kidou Training: Hadou 1-40", which is required to be bought before the above item can be. Kinda like an item tree, if you get my meaning.
To be even more specific, my board is a Role-Play board, but one that is a Play-By-Post Role-play board, where the player literally writes a story of their own, rather than one like the Advanced Dungeons and Rabbits mod. The 'items' are skills that a player can buy by earning points. Having the skill allows the player to use it legally while RP'ing, and to be approved to buy the skill, they need the skills before it in the skill tree, like a build-up of sorts, or a base foundation knowledge. The only example I have thus far is the board that inspired me, BleachedRPG
. This board uses Zarath's mod to have stat and item requirements, which is something I cannot figure how to do, especially since his forum's gone down and I cannot request for help there, plus his shop mod doesn't fit the phpBB2 mod template.
It sounds confusing, I know, but I would really like to get the mod working the way I'd like. At the moment, I've set up the stores themselves, with items in them. I still need to test if they're viewable by others, but my board has gone down for some reason at the moment. I'll have to check it later. This is going to be off-topic, but would you happen to know a good mod for stats that is compatible with Xore's Cash Mod? I currently have the Cash Mod as getting a certain amount of points I call EXP per character in certain forums, which level up the character. Would there happen to be a mod I can use in conjunction with this? If so, could you direct me to the appropriate forum so I wont go off-topic? If not, then I might make a request, since I've searched through the forums, and haven't found one yet.
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