Thank you! With now knowing the syntax for the noun and the second noun, I think the basic premise of my first exercise is now complete! Not being able to look at yourself under some conditions, and being able to use a mirror to do so in others. Again, I don’t know if I will use that in a real game, but it was the “real” problem to solve for I ran with for starting to learn the system (as I said, I need real problems to solve for to learn best, and I learned a lot from this project and this thread ).
Now, there are some loose ends on some slightly off-topic elements that ended up being incorporated into this project, but I don’t know if it’s entirely fair to keep pumping this thread full of questions, but I’ll just post the loose ends here anyway.
First, I still don’t know why the “Understand “eye” as eyes.” doesn’t work. I tried adding “A eyes is usually plural-named.” and commenting out everything to do with any characters other than the player, and I still can’t reference “your eyes” via “look your eye”… it still says “You can’t see any such thing.”. I am still a little frustrated with Understand and am stumped on how to fix this.
Second, I had added a little bit of text to describe looking at someone else’s eyes. Is there a way to reference the possessive pronoun of a noun in a token? I had posted some code before where I was referencing the indefinite article in said token instead (which also doesn’t work) because I was very tired . But what I wanted was this:
"You gaze into [the random person incorporating the item described]'s eyes. [the random person incorporating the item described] averts [the possessive pronoun of the random person incorporating the item described] gaze uncomfortably.".
Is this possible?
Edit: I have something that works to do it, but it seems extremely verbose. Is there a better way than the below? Also, it’s very quirky that I had to make the condition for neuter also checked if the person is male… ??? I mean, when I just checked each of the three conditions separately, “his” worked fine, “her” worked fine, but “its” always returned both “his” and “its” making for “hisits”. I had to explicitly add a check for when a “male” is “neuter” to the male check… what the…?
"You gaze into [the random person incorporating the item described]'s eyes. [the random person incorporating the item described] averts [if the random person incorporating the item described is male and the random person incorporating the item described is not neuter]his[end if][if the random person incorporating the item described is female]her[end if][if the random person incorporating the item described is neuter]its[end if] gaze uncomfortably.".