Thousand Roads

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jynx

James Clawk

Hmmm, would it be possible to create a separate page for the people who wanted the extra Mon? For instance, under the normal screen where you would fill out the usual information, put some text saying something like 'Looking to push past 50K this year? You may be interested in these more in-depth options.' Then have a link to the page with the additional options. This way, it's up-front so people have a good chance of seeing it, but for those who want to keep things simple, the process remains nice and easy to understand. Obviously this assumes that the people using this feature are pushing past 50K and not setting a custom goal, but if you implement the custom goals as well, the text could just say something else.

rayquaza-mega

Negrek Admin

Website: Thousand Roads

Are you positive you didn't check the "no evolution" options for all of them? Because you have two that are marked down as not supposed to evolve, and the others are all lucario at this point.

Unfortunately since they're level 100 even if I manually change their species they won't evolve because they can no longer level up.

rayquaza-mega

Negrek Admin

Website: Thousand Roads

Oh, cool! I had kind of been thinking of doing like a trainer card sort of thing, but I guess you can actually fit the sprites right on the ordinary image! This would be extremely simple to do, no worries there.

What I really wonder about is how to kind of prompt people to come back and make a new mon if they've already hit 50k. If it's just mentioned in the instructions or at the end when the code is displayed, at least 90% of people aren't going to see it or know that the feature even exists. On the other hand, if I make it an up-front thing, like you start out by selecting, say, up to six mons that will get used in order, it'll make the process more confusing for everyone, for a feature that at least 90% of NaNoers aren't going to use! That's my primary barrier to implementation at this point.

ditto

Tzaphquiel

Hey- I know it's been a while since you've been on the forum here, but my riolu hasn't evolved, even though I'm over 50,000 words. I made the 'do not evolve' buttons weren't checked. Is there a way to fix this? Thanks so much.

palkia

James Clawk

The way I imagine this working would look something like this: https://i.imgur.com/yghl2ZU.png (I hope links are okay on here). With this design, custom goals or background colors would still work, like you said you'd like to implement. As far as an additional third, fourth, etc. Mon goes, it depends on how you want it to look. This design would comfortable fit four Mon total. After that, if you wanted them to overlap slightly, you could fit a full six. Obviously you could also shrink the extra icons, but given the size, it doesn't look so great if you shrink them even a little. That said, I'm not a coder, so I don't know how easy it is to implement something like this.

rayquaza-mega

Negrek Admin

Website: Thousand Roads

Yeah, I've been considering some different ways to reward people (or for them to reward themselves) for getting more than 50k. One option that I'd like to implement is definitely custom goals, so if someone knows they want to go for a higher word count, like 75k or 100k, they can set things up so their mon will reach 100 at 100k instead of 50k, etc. Also allows people who want to set goals of 20k, 30k, whatever, to have a NaNoWriMon where they'll "win" at that goal instead of it forever getting stuck at a low level, even though they actually accomplished what they wanted to.

Getting a second (or third, or fourth) mon after you reach 50k once is definitely doable. I think it would be nice to give some kind of indication that you'd already "cleared" one, as an additional special thing. idk if a different color background or something, but I do want to make custom colors a thing already so that wouldn't necessarily work, or some kind of little icon, but I'm not a spriter, so my options there are limited... I don't know, did you have any specific ideas on how to implement this? Or would you simply like an option to have a second mon that starts at zero and grows with your words beyond 50k?

One way or another, thanks for the suggestion! I haven't had nearly as much opportunity to work on these guys as I'd like over the past couple years, but there are a number of improvements I want to make, and I'm always open to suggestions for new features or ways to streamline the current system.

growlithe

James Clawk

This is my third year doing NaNoWriMo. Found this and I love the concept. This year though, it looks like I'll probably be passing the 50K mark soon, and was wondering if some kind of feature could potentially be implemented that could give people who pass 50K an additional Pokemon to level. Just something I thought could be cool.

quilava

Amanda

I figured as much but at least I was able to kind of figure out the issue? shrugs I will take satisfaction in that.

But my NaNoWriMon shows up perfectly on the NaNo website so no worries there!

hitmonchan

Nanesh

Azumarill to Pikachu, now that is an interesting evolution, haha! Just updated my wordcount and I have a pretty Marill now, thank you!

rayquaza-mega

Negrek Admin

Website: Thousand Roads

It's not you, I just appear to have broken the entire azurill evolution line. Malaika kept trying to evolve into a pikachu, was the problem. For now I've fixed her specifically, will get to figuring out the underlying problem this weekend. She should evolve when she next levels up.

paras

Thalia

I just wanted to tell you thank you for this image/widget/beautiful concept. The fun part is jumping levels and realizing that my Oddish has evolved!

charmeleon

Nanesh

Correction: I got 26k, which is level 52...Charme

nidoqueen

Nanesh

Website: None

Hi,

I was here last year with an evolution problem and it seems I have the same problem this year. I'm at level 26 and my Azurill is still that, an Azurill (though cute, I would love seeing it evolve). If I try to create a Marill or even Azumarill on this site, my wordcount appears high enough to have the fully evolved form (I can see a green button with an Azumarill in the preview). I didn't tick the do not evolve boxes, so that can't be the problem. Is something strange up with my account or something?

Thnks in advance! Nanesh

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