Meeting boss monsters
issueid=1961 02-19-2013 04:07 AM
Senior Member
Number of reported issues by aerol: 71
Meeting boss monsters
Name and description are not shown when meeting a boss monster

- The name is not displayed when meeting a boss monster and neither is the description. "You meet the female claw bug" was the only message displayed.
- The special boss monster description is not displayed when [l]ooking at the monster and pressing [m].

Screenshot attached.

Edit: this bug seems to only apply to this particular monster. See comments below.
Issue Details
Issue Number 1961
Project ADOM (Ancient Domains Of Mystery)
Category MS-DOS
Status Fixed
Priority Unknown
Affected Version ADOM 1.2.0 pre 11
Fixed Version ADOM r53
Milestone (none)
Users able to reproduce bug 2
Users unable to reproduce bug 0
Assigned Users adom-admin
Tags (none)

02-23-2013 03:32 AM
Just to point out, that female claw bug appears to have had no name or description since pr9. It seems it's either a bug, or the person whom submitted this monster never gave it a description or name.

02-23-2013 03:52 AM
Senior Member
In that case, this needs further testing to determine if this is indeed a bug.

02-23-2013 07:53 AM
jt jt is offline
Yes, indeed... the female claw bug has no name. Thomas should probably add one or ask the person who submitted the boss monster.

02-23-2013 09:11 AM
Senior Member
It might be the case that the person who submitted it intended the monster to have no name and supplied no description, either because they wanted no description or because they thought if they didn't submit one, Thomas would write one up himself. A female claw bug is unique enough without a name - there are no naturally occurring female claw bugs in Adom IIRC. The problem is that the game generates the text "You meet the female claw bug" instead of "You meet a female claw bug". It'd be also nice for the monster to have a unique description. It'd be fun and flavorful and it would make it more evident that this unnamed boss monster is not buggy (heh), just unusual.

02-23-2013 03:50 PM
Ancient Member
If, in fact, there are no other female claw bugs in ADOM, then saying "the female claw bug" is accurate.

Anyway, it does need a description, or players will tend to think that it's a program bug, rather than a claw one. :)

02-24-2013 08:46 PM
Senior Member
Quote Originally Posted by Al-Khwarizmi
If, in fact, there are no other female claw bugs in ADOM, then saying "the female claw bug" is accurate.
I'm afraid both possibilities are possible and logically defensible, so a judgement call will have to be made.

02-27-2013 02:15 PM
Senior Member
Name and description are displayed upon initially meeting other boss monsters (worked for Huckree the goblin).

12-09-2014 09:59 PM
The Creator

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