I have a pretty restrictive rule in my game, when the player is in a particular room–he cannot do anything that requires physical movement, but certain other things are allowed–in fact a lot of other things that don’t require much movement. These are covered by an Instead of doing anything other than… rule. The problem I am having is that the one thing that the player needs to do to succeed in that room–which is one of the actions I have listed in that rule–for some reason is not being allowed. It is an action that I have created, and though the player is sitting in a chair while in this room, there is no ‘reaching outside of’ rule interfering. I just can’t figure it out. The action is clearly included in the list, but the response to it is as if it wasn’t (it responds with the ‘say’ phrase also defined in that rule). What’s more puzzling is that the action worked in every previous testing, and though I have heavily edited the game recently, I barely did anything with this part of the game. It’s only now that I am doing a serious playtesting that it has failed. All of the other actions listed in the rule were allowed. Let me re-word my question–
Is there any instance in which an action listed in an Instead of doing anything other than…rule would not be allowed??
I note that it is a long list of actions–is there a limit to the number of actions allowable in such a rule??
I have looked all over my code and haven’t found anything that would interfere.