Lemur Dev Diary: Filtering Continued
I’ve made some changes based on the discussion in the last post.
I’m liking the distinction between main and sides. But, this introduces some new challenges:
- I was having no problem categorizing things until I ran right into “Caesar Salad”. The salad can be a main or a side. And, of course, there are lots of dishes that operate that way. This isn’t boolean.
- Restaurant is sort of weird here. Mains and sides have Difficulty, but restaurants don’t. It’s kind of like a difficulty of zero. Also, a restaurant isn’t a main or a side, it’s a place. The filtering might be fine to work as above (you pick a main, side, or an eatery) but the categorization is more complex.
I’m thinking of something like his when you make a dish:
I’ll need to mess around with the design here to make it not terrible, but I think the idea is sound. By default, most stuff is going to be a prepared meal with a main, so the defaults there are fine. For the most part, you probably just need to choose a difficulty and that’s it.
When it’s a restaurant, you hit that and you can opt out of all other options. When it’s prepared, something can be a main, a side, or both and it has difficulty.