Author Topic: Letter to Valve, for crane hit box add on  (Read 1636 times)

December 12, 2004, 06:08:13 PM
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Mr.Bill

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So, We (those of us who have been playing cranemap a lot) have though it a good idea that we email valve to maybe add a crane hit box, as it has none. Here's a rough draft, edit it, comment if we should use different words, how it should be sent, etc.


Dear: BLANK SPACE
   There are many of us here in the Lunixmonster community, who have been enjoying Half-Life for a long time, and now we are also enjoying HL2 but we find that there is something lacking in the DM. The Crane model has no hit box, and as I’m sure you know that if there is no hit box a person inside it cannot take damage. We have found that there is quiet a bit of fun in playing maps with cranes in them. The only problem being that the person operating the crane cannot be forcefully taken out. We were wondering if it would be possible, next patch to add a player hit box to the crane, and if not, maybe a trigger for the person inside to be kicked out, so it could be added on with a few extra map entities. We appreciate any and all attention you give to this matter. Thanks in advanced, and keep up the great work.

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December 12, 2004, 07:17:00 PM
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Dear: BLANK SPACE
There are many of us here in the Lunixmonster community who have been enjoying Half-Life for a long time.  Now, we are also enjoying HL2, but we find that there is something lacking in the DM. The Crane model appears to have no hitboxes, and this is causing problems on our map as the person inside it cannot take damage. We have been having quite a bit of fun playtesting a map that contains two cranes on a dock. The only problem is that that the person operating the crane cannot be forcibly removed. We were wondering, if it would be possible, for you to update the crane and add a player hitbox to the crane, and if not, perhaps a trigger for the person inside to be kicked out, so it could be added onto with a few extra map entities. We appreciate any and all attention you give to this matter. Thanks in advance, and keep up the great work.

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« Last Edit: December 12, 2004, 07:21:28 PM by Decimator »
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December 13, 2004, 06:55:44 AM
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Same as what Decimator wrote but without the comma after Now.

Sign it like this or similar:

<Your name>
on behalf of the Lunixmonster community
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www.lunixmonster.org
« Last Edit: December 13, 2004, 06:57:38 AM by Crispy »
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December 13, 2004, 10:56:58 AM
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mine might read somehting like this:

To whom it may concern,

   We, the Lunixmonster gamin community, would like to request the additon of a player hit box on the crane models. we ask for this as one of our overwhelimgly excelent mapping geniuses has created a map involving the use of cranes. however our iniability to kill the crane operators or at very least remove them from their vehicles is preventing us from using the level to its full insane potential. we are hoping for some assisatnce from you about how we could accomplish these goals or how to get the above working.

 welcome you to drop in on our forums (http://www.lunixmonster.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=2431) or simply to respond to this email.  that way we can get back to mayhem hopefully being able to kill the crane operators.

thanks in advance the undersigned.

// minus all the typos im sure are lerking in there somewhere
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December 13, 2004, 01:35:53 PM
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sounds good, send it, but send it to the person who does map work

and we could even make a thread and "sign" the letter, and give them the letter, and the link to the thread to see the "signitures"
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December 13, 2004, 02:41:56 PM
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I'd suggest someone over 18 send it... just because.

 
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December 14, 2004, 12:22:41 AM
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December 14, 2004, 10:51:25 AM
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Are you talking about Quannaut or NiteOwl?

...and it doesn't need to be signed because Valve will honestly just scan the email, forward it to someone else who'll read the important bits and reply saying:

Thank you for your email. The issues raised within are being reviewed by our developer team.

VaLvE o_O
« Last Edit: December 14, 2004, 10:53:03 AM by Crispy »
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December 14, 2004, 11:01:11 AM
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Actually, they do really read them.  There's a massive thread on halflife2.net of answered emails.
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December 14, 2004, 11:48:51 AM
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Where in my post did I say they didn't read them?

By someone else I meant someone else in the Valve team. What I meant by my previous post is that Valve aren't gonna reply saying:

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[...] Thankyou Sam, Jimmy, TofuFac3, IPodFanMan, NubbyMcNubbystein [...] and Billyse we really liked your letter (especially how BeanBoy made his signature out of one big B with -ean and -oy done in really small fonts that was BBQn' good) [...] You sound like such cool people I'd (of course I'm speaking on the behalf of every staff member here, we're just one big happy family that wants to adopt) love to meet you all and have a LAN party sometime. [...]

Yours faithfully (much wub) ValvE

P.S. If you can't make that then maybe a coffee?
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December 14, 2004, 01:40:17 PM
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!?!?! THEIR NOT!! NOES!! :-D

If we got a reply that just said "Sure." and nothing else, I'd be content.

 
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December 16, 2004, 12:29:44 AM
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I'm 19, does that help?

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December 17, 2004, 08:17:00 AM
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January 10, 2005, 07:28:29 AM
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What if we put in small captions. $10 US for every word you say.

January 11, 2005, 10:57:27 AM
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I spotted it, I just didn't comment  :rolleyes:  but yeah, billyse stands out to much, then I remembered billy == goat  :angry:

so is this letter sent or what?
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January 16, 2005, 05:27:54 PM
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Well, no real need of it now really, hl2dm got.. Old.

 
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