currently researching skilltrees, found some nice interactive web-based examples such as these:
does anyone know of any other good (and freely available!) examples?
if so, please post links!
another (obvious) example: star wars old republic
not too many online player's around, I gather?
anyone have ay experience creating skilltrees?
I don't like skill trees.
What I tend to do is have base parameters and skills become available as these parameters reach certain levels.
Say you have four base parameters, Fire, Air, Earth, Water.
You break down your individual skills by base parameter, so something like.
Ignite, Burn, Fireball
Quench, Water jet, Drown
Cool, Blow, Hurricane
Dig, Throw, Earthquake
Then you mix them, Hurricane with Water Jet = Tsunami. Earthquake + Fireball = Lava flow
As long as you have enough base parameters, and enough "levels" in each base parameter, you can create as many skills as you want.
oh well, seems like every major mmo makes their stuff availble online
some really interesting variations out there, even if I don't know most of the according games very well. nice reference material though