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    Helms Deep Lua Updates?

    It's been a long time since we've heard any news or received any communication from Narrel concerning the Lua APIs. The last forum post was over eight months ago, on Oct 15th 2012 (post). Just wondering if we can expect any new APIs with Helms Deep? I know it's not 'officially' supported by Turbine, but the more APIs available, the more plugin authors can contribute to the game - which is a good thing

    While raising the topic of communication, I have a little rant to share (sorry).

    It really would be nice to see more dev interaction. There's a lot of posts with queries, suggestions, and feedback, it would be great to have posts confirming acknowledgement etc. The author community is fractional compared to the rest of the forum community, but we do add to the gaming experience of people playing LotRO. I just wish this could be recognised by the few devs involved - after all, they work so hard to develop the APIs for us to use in the first place.

    Thanks,
    Galu
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    Unhappy

    I'm really hoping they add some new APIs for things like reading vendor inventories and the documentation is sadly out of date.

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    Sapience is offline Former Community Manager & Harbinger of Soon
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    As a non-supported aspect of the game and one that requires a dev to devote personal time and not work time to support, I wouldn't expect a lot of interaction. When a dev working on the system has time they may post, or they may do the work. Again, it's a pure volunteer project so set expectations accordingly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapience View Post
    As a non-supported aspect of the game and one that requires a dev to devote personal time and not work time to support, I wouldn't expect a lot of interaction. When a dev working on the system has time they may post, or they may do the work. Again, it's a pure volunteer project so set expectations accordingly.
    There is a plugin manager built into the game and LUA Scripting was used as a marketing tool for the game as well, yet it's not an "Official" part of the game?

    And how can you expect players to freely create plugins when Turbine doesn't even support it?

    Might as well just remove it from the game because, due to lack of support on Turbine's part, script writers have pretty much given up on it.

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    Can the players make an official request for LUA to be a supported part of the game?

    How about a kickstarter to fund dev time to bring LOTROs LUA up to date ? I'll chip in $100 over and above all the money I have spent here in the last couple of years.
    Last edited by Erroneous'; Aug 01 2013 at 07:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erroneous' View Post
    Can the players make an official request for LUA to be a supported part of the game?

    How about a kickstarter to fund dev time to bring LOTROs LUA up to date ? I'll chip in $100 over and above all the money I have spent here in the last couple of years.
    +1 to the idea of a kickstarter - I am in limbo waiting for an update to this. A trick is being missed here as an update to the LUA functionality could really inject new life into the game.
    Formerly know as [B]MrJackdaw[/B]
    Author of [I]Bevy-o-Bars, SortPack, VBar[/I] and [I]BuffFrame[/I]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapience View Post
    As a non-supported aspect of the game and one that requires a dev to devote personal time and not work time to support, I wouldn't expect a lot of interaction. When a dev working on the system has time they may post, or they may do the work. Again, it's a pure volunteer project so set expectations accordingly.
    I feel very bad about this, many players are spending a lot of time and hard work on this, for the benefit of the whole community, and for free.
    Many, many players are using LUA pluggins, some of them are even indispensable !
    This is a big bonus for Lotro.

    "it's a pure volunteer project" that's the problem, shame.

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    Any word on Stance Enumeration

    Stances are changing - any word on if we are getting stance enumeration updates?

    It is also interesting to read we are getting bars that proc as well - Sounds like stuff we (As in LUA authors!) added in our plugins!

    You have stolen my idea! It was my precious, MINE!

    *grin*
    Formerly know as [B]MrJackdaw[/B]
    Author of [I]Bevy-o-Bars, SortPack, VBar[/I] and [I]BuffFrame[/I]
    Characters; [B]Dirmac[/B], [B]Dvarlin [/B]and [B]Fathiriel[/B]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dvarlin View Post
    Stances are changing - any word on if we are getting stance enumeration updates?

    It is also interesting to read we are getting bars that proc as well - Sounds like stuff we (As in LUA authors!) added in our plugins!

    You have stolen my idea! It was my precious, MINE!

    *grin*
    I believe they have been - from what I can make out these are the only updates to Lua in HD. Disappointed.
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