I have another suggestion for the mod, which I think would help me out immensely on my RPG.
For each item, I want it so that a portion of the items I sell will have...hmm, expanded descriptions I suppose you could say. I don't want this for all of my items, so I figured this is a logical way to try to do it. For the short descriptions, that's fine as it is. However I want there to be certain details of some items to be left out before it is purchased. For the extended description, when setting up the items, you can set up the short and long description, but also a "secret" description. This woud be a field where you can add special information that is not revealed until someone buys it. Then anyone can view its full description in someone's inventory but still not in the shop interface. It would remain this way, because it would promote my members to be more observant of what their fellows have bought and so on.
I have several reasons I would like this. Foremost, I want a shop dedicated to only these types of items, as a sort of gambling buying thing. Generally I will only have unique items, one of each and maybe not. Either way though, they would have a pic, and a general description, but they can take a chance and buy the item. Only after, will they know just what they bought. Say there's an item called "Titan's Thunderbolt Axe" or something. It sounds mildy powerful. However in taking the chance to buy it for 1000 points, where a regular level 1 axe would cost around 100 you expect to be getting a bargain price for a level 38 axe. However, actually the item is only a level 6 item, that you could've bought regularly for 250 points or something. Then however, if the item received is so pitiful, one can still resell it back, although they've just incurred an unretrievable loss. Yet, another unknowing victim may repeat the same thing, because for the brief period its previous owner may have had it, the new person didn't view his profile to find out exactly what this item was, so on the shop again he does not see this hidden description. It's like an unidentified artifact or something.
...and as evidence from casinos, people like games of chance
If that's not enough reason, another is this seems to me to be a simple way of providing item sets, unless someone else can provide a reasonable but better way of doing it. By this, in the "secret description" it can list all the items in the set that the item belongs to, if it is in a set. Then, if he manages to collect all of them he can get an extra bonus. An admin may choose to simply give all set items the same prefix or something, but I do not plan to do that with all of mine, if this is put into action. Then, when my members "battle" when someone claims to have a full set, he can prove it because the once hidden description is now revealed in the description in his inventory, so there is no doubt to whether or not he's cheating.
I hope this can be done, because I would really like this option.
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