This would seem like such a small thing, but I haven't had much luck in finding this out. Also, I'm sure there are scripts that can do what I'd like, but it would seem like a waste for such a small snippet of code if I don't plan to implement the other features of the script. Plus, adding in a snippet (or changing the default script within my own project, not the RTP) would get me more into understanding a bit how scripts work.
Okay, with that said, what I am trying to do is alter the amount of damage you receive with the poison state. Simple enough, I know, but completely lost on a guy who doesn't understand scripting.
What I want is for damage to take 1 HP off per step while on the field (outside of battle) for the actors who have the Poison State applied. In battle, I want 20% damage applied for each turn that an actor has the Poison State applied, which I think will create a bit more urgency for a player to apply a heal as opposed as to just waiting it out.
Now, I think I can solve the latter (in battle) issue. If I'm not mistaken I look for this snippet of code.
if slip_damage? and @hp > 0
@hp_damage = apply_variance(maxhp / 10, 10)
@hp_damage = @hp - 1 if @hp_damage >= @hp
self.hp -= @hp_damage
And change the 3rd line to
@hp_damage = apply_variance(maxhp / 20, 10)
However, outside of battle, I believe it takes 10 HP for each step that Poison State is applied, and I don't know where to change that so it's just 1 per step.
Also, backing up to my percentage change for in battle, I'm guessing the number 10 on the right side of the comma is the variance. I know (to some degree) how variance works, what I don't know is if that variance is in percentages (10% variance) or in HP (10 HP variance). If it's in percentages, I'll leave it alone, but if it's a variance of actual HP, I may want to boost that up as well to say around 50 HP.