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Old May 11, 2022, 18:48   #1
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Any thoughts on making Angband metric? At the moment we're dealing in feet and pounds and that surely confuses a lot of players (like me). Could it not be a birth option to play with metres and kilograms?
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Old May 11, 2022, 18:57   #2
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Several monster descriptions use measurements in feet as well. Incidentally, Japanese versions (or, at very least, Hengband) are using metric system.
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Old May 11, 2022, 19:16   #3
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Any thoughts on making Angband metric? At the moment we're dealing in feet and pounds and that surely confuses a lot of players (like me). Could it not be a birth option to play with metres and kilograms?
While the units are unfamiliar, they don’t matter save in a relative sense.

On the other hand, flipping between the displayed unit name wouldn’t be that hard. (The metric weights wouldn’t make sense, but that’s ok; the imperial ones don’t, either.)

Changing monster descriptions based on the option, on the other hand, would be a lot of work for very little gain, and is unlikely to happen.
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Old May 11, 2022, 19:33   #4
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Any thoughts on making Angband metric? At the moment we're dealing in feet and pounds and that surely confuses a lot of players (like me). Could it not be a birth option to play with metres and kilograms?
Oh, come on now. Don't we all love the weight in "Stones".

I just consider it Tolkien flavor and am happy with that.
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I agree. Further, I think ages should be in score: 1 score and 2, say, or 6 score and 13.
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Old May 11, 2022, 22:12   #6
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There used to be an option for displaying in metric, but it was removed in takkaria's option blitz because (a) it wasn't thematic and (b) it was barely used.
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Old May 12, 2022, 03:45   #7
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Any thoughts on making Angband metric? At the moment we're dealing in feet and pounds and that surely confuses a lot of players (like me).
Nothing confusing about it. A foot is one three-hundredth of a football field, while a pound is one three-hundredth of a football player. I'm referring, of course, to American football and not metric football.

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I'd like to see the damage from Impact Hounds displayed in Newtons.
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Old May 12, 2022, 13:04   #9
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I'd like to see the damage from Impact Hounds displayed in Newtons.
I assume New ton is the metric ton, in opposition to the (imperial) Long ton and the (US) Short ton.
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I'd like to see the damage from Impact Hounds displayed in Newtons.
This is the blue sky thinking I was hoping for. Naturally cold hounds will be measured in Celcius and acid hounds can join the pH scale
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