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Existential question about dropping 1 gold...

Discussion in 'Diablo 2 Community Forum' started by Frosty_The_Snowman, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. Frosty_The_Snowman

    Frosty_The_Snowman IncGamers Member

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    Existential question about dropping 1 gold...

    - Open inventory
    - Click on your gold
    - Drop *1* gold

    Now, why on earth do I get a *stack* of gold coins on the ground :shocked: ??!!?11oneoneoneone (did I say one ?)

    There must be some logical explanation involving Alien-Government Conspiracy :nervous:... Any ideas, folks :scratch: ?
     
  2. DeadBob

    DeadBob IncGamers Member

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    Wearing 'Nadir', it's possible to get a pile of 0 gold drop.

    Work that one out :smiley:
     
  3. ppz

    ppz IncGamers Member

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    Lazy programmers.....

    (warning, all numbers made up, someone else may know the real numbers)

    if (dropped gold < 50)
    show small gold pile

    else if (dropped gold < 500)
    show medium gold pile

    else if (dropped gold < 5000)
    show large gold pile

    else
    show huge gold pile


    You get the idea.

    btw, apparently there are 0 gp piles as well.
     
  4. IntelligentX

    IntelligentX IncGamers Member

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    Because if gold stacks, you can't make a good picture from it :azn:



     
  5. TurbulentTurtle

    TurbulentTurtle IncGamers Member

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    We all know the only monsters who drop 1 gold are the poor act 1 normal people. So maybe we just get their loose change, which adds up to 1 gold?
    Probably the most logical reason IMO.
     
  6. Frosty_The_Snowman

    Frosty_The_Snowman IncGamers Member

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    Loose change... Mmmh... or maybe the characters drop 1 gold in foreign currency, making it equal to 47.31 whatever-currency, thus the stack on the ground :scratch: ?



     
  7. kikomun

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    oh god...if else statements



     
  8. SoxFan

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    What's wrong with else if's?

    To the OP, maybe each piece of gold doesn't equal a full 1. Kind of like if I dropped 1 dollar on the ground, it could either be a single $1 coin, or perhaps 4 quarters.



     
  9. krischan

    krischan Europe Trade Moderator

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    All the fractions of a gold piece go to Dredd, Gorny, Xora and me. we are donating everything to The Cause.

    * lights a cigar with a €100 bill *



     
  10. Frosty_The_Snowman

    Frosty_The_Snowman IncGamers Member

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    Ah, that explains everything, thanks krischan :worship: (<--- Seriously, where has this smiley gone ?) !!!



     
  11. Gorny

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    Problem there is, I don't have any DII gold.

    However, I have a few hundred WoW coins.

    *lights a cigar with a $1,000 dollar bill*



     
  12. Dawnmaster

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    You even dare to ask what's wrong with it?

    If you're using if else's in that way, you'd be better of using Select Case...



     
  13. SoxFan

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    Well, not to drag this completely off topic :) but most modern compilers are going to generate the same Assembly, ByteCode, Intermediate Language, whatever, whether you use ifs, elseifs, or select / case for a small set of comparisons.

    Once you have a larger set, select/case is O(lg(n)) whereas if/elseif is O(n), so yes, it is significantly faster.



     
  14. ppz

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    OT: Sorry, I come from the land of C programming where select cases don't work on ranges of numbers, only discreet numbers.

    back on topic,
    Well, you have plenty of options to choose from, but I believe your answer to the 1 gp piles is.... your guess is as good as mine.



     
  15. ffejrxx

    ffejrxx IncGamers Member

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    maybe the d2 coins are shaped like a small pile to discourage counterfeiters
     
  16. spigot

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    -from bnet

    possibly, as the coins possess the same value regardless of the weight or size, counterfitters snick small corners off the edges of the coins or cut them into fractions (as in "pieces of eight"), these fractions or clippings, being made of gold could then be resmithed if necessary. People obviously wouldnt use a whole gold coin to buy a loaf of bread, therfore most single gold coins would come in a small pile of clippings, you can clearly see this in d2 if you have a resolution of 1024x768.
     
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    Probably converted to euros on the way to the ground...
     
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    Like someone else said above me, I always assumed that the large pile of 1 gold was (smaller denominations) = 1 gold.
     
  19. ffejrxx

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    or maybe mexican pesos ~5,000,000 pesos=1gold coin?
     
  20. MaxMax

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    Inflation has hit D2?
     

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