On 7/15/07, Joe Wiltrout <wiltroutja / aol.com> wrote:
> Clarify: I have a combat *system* planned out. I don't have a combat
> *engine*. I planned on using about the same system that WoW does, only
> slightly modifed to better fit the game.

Be careful not to be sued for copying their system.


> Clarify: I don't care about
> spelling when I'm on forums or an online game, etc. I do use proper
> spelling in other things. Like resumes, E-Mails, important documents,
> etc. I usually use spellcheck on those kinds of things. Problem with
> Ruby Forums is, they have such a low-grade forum that it has no
> spellcheck, no bold, italic, or underline text, no changing fonts, no
> changing color or size, no sigs, no avatars, no sections for specific
> things.

Bold/italics (rich text) is probably not available because the forum
is also being copied to the ruby mailing list.  And I've only met
*one* programmer who likes rich text / HTML emails.  It's banned from
any serious mailing list.

The spell-checking should be a part of your browser, not the forum.
Firefox has it built in.


> Maybe, probably awhile from now, I will
> have either someone to do it for me, or a better Programming Language to
> write it in.

I'd recommend you write down everything you've learned.
Then hire a programmer/consultant to help you complete the structure.
Then hire programmers/etc to do the actual work.