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« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2009, 05:11:31 AM »
I don't think they have steroids in the land before time...

Although that warm mud looks like it was drugged...  :lol

Maybe the characters get more energy by basking on a rock in the sun or something...

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« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2009, 07:22:48 AM »
Of course that mud is drugged!

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« Reply #22 on: December 02, 2009, 08:17:04 AM »
Quote from: Noname,Dec 2 2009 on  02:44 AM
Maybe some fruit or something? Hmm...

Maybe something that relaxes the characters is good for their stamina?
I was thinking food could play some sort of 'Fantasy potion' role.

Eating shouldn't immediately restore stamina, but eating enough food puts your character into a 'well fed' state, and then when he or she is idle, or resting... they gain stamina much faster. This would encourage eating, but not make it a over-necessary part of the game. I can't imagine everyone wanting to have to go and eat every hour or so.

You could also have sour food like lemons that really perks up a character, and spicy food that gives you an extra energy kick. The downside is that you could only eat so much before becoming full, or some types of food could upset your stomach, making it so you can't eat special foods for a while.

Water could also play a part, helping upset stomachs perhaps?

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« Reply #23 on: December 02, 2009, 03:20:45 PM »
Well I imagine in the Land Before Time world it would never really be hard at all to find something to eat, unless you were venturing into a barren and desolate area. It's true that when games focus too much on survivability, they can become more irritating than fun, but we also have to remember that these are dinosaurs we're dealing with, not humans :p It's a little more complicated for humans to find food (e.g. hunting animals and making a fire to cook the meat, or searching for some kind of fruit), while herbivores can eat just about any plant.

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« Reply #24 on: December 02, 2009, 03:23:24 PM »
Also, we don't have the "inventory" factor to deal with so much.  We just eat on the run, so to speak.  

The idea is that eating will be quick, easy and painless as long as you're in an area that has food.  Once you're in a desolate region, suddenly the fact that there *is* nothing to eat becomes an obstacle and a challenge to overcome.  This is more what we're going for than the usual "you have to eat just because you have to eat" concept.


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« Reply #25 on: December 02, 2009, 07:41:20 PM »
Okay, I see what you mean. In that case, I'm for stamina being consumed when energy runs out. Seems a bit more realistic, and a bit more challenging when you have to think about if you want to use your abilities in this state... especially when you're out in the barren areas.

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« Reply #26 on: December 03, 2009, 03:04:39 AM »
Quote from: Littlefoot Fan,Dec 2 2009 on  02:20 PM
Well I imagine in the Land Before Time world it would never really be hard at all to find something to eat, unless you were venturing into a barren and desolate area. It's true that when games focus too much on survivability, they can become more irritating than fun, but we also have to remember that these are dinosaurs we're dealing with, not humans :p It's a little more complicated for humans to find food (e.g. hunting animals and making a fire to cook the meat, or searching for some kind of fruit), while herbivores can eat just about any plant.
As we had seen in LBT 1 most of the world is barren.

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« Reply #27 on: December 03, 2009, 09:51:03 PM »
It seems a lot less barren in the sequels... especially movies nine and ten.

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« Reply #28 on: December 03, 2009, 10:04:43 PM »
It could be that whatever disaster hit the areas of the mysterious beyond that we have seen in the first film has started to recover as seen in the later sequels. Or at least some areas.

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« Reply #29 on: December 03, 2009, 11:11:04 PM »
Quote from: Noname,Dec 3 2009 on  08:51 PM
It seems a lot less barren in the sequels... especially movies nine and ten.
Yep but the mysterious beyond is still largely barren.

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« Reply #30 on: December 04, 2009, 12:54:43 AM »
Quote from: Noname,Dec 3 2009 on  08:51 PM
It seems a lot less barren in the sequels... especially movies nine and ten.
I like to think that is because the movies are trying to be more 'Kids friendly'. Kor has a point, though. In time, those barren areas hit by disaster would certainly recover... but I'd also like to think that deserts would stay deserts, for example. Climates can take hundreds of years to recover.

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« Reply #31 on: December 04, 2009, 02:05:24 AM »
They never stated that the entire world except the Great Valley was turning bad... although change was mentioned... and too much of the non-Great Valley areas were shown as green to believe that nothing else was still intact.

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« Reply #32 on: December 04, 2009, 03:44:19 AM »
True but I think we are getting off the topic.

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« Reply #33 on: December 04, 2009, 06:36:31 PM »
Good point. When energy is used up, I can see stamina being used, if only for game purposes.