Counters belong to the Mathematica Family’s Purpura genus. They go by Purpura numerus-contra in science. Consequently, they are purple gadgets with a silver outline and a number on the purple portion. They also have a red light, commonly referred to as the “siren”. The number displayed on the counter is typically zero, but it occasionally displays other, rare figures. Like most devices, they can remain invisible when the game first launches, but rarer editions can remain visible. Their quantity, which is their unique quality, might fluctuate and they may appear in your game. Counters use 25 memory, making them considerably lighter than other devices. Only 512 counters can be present on a world at once.
Counters have multiple functions such as tracking points earned by each player or show a timer . They can count up or down. They can also change a property, reset the counter, and have a target that can broadcast a message over a channel or reset the counter. Counters can only end wire vines; they cannot start them; however, they can use other sources to start one. Counters are generally social when it comes to other devices they are aware of.
Counters have a variety of breeds and personalities. They have five different breeds. They are varied so some can be invisible to the players or visible, and can show a different number per player, team, or it can be global.
Some Counters can be invisible to the players or visible.
Some Counters can reset on target value reached.
Some Counters like to have more private audiences. Some like to have a number only for its summoner when others might be to be shown to everybody, the summoner’s team.
Well, just like they have names, they have different details. Some prefer to have a target value, keep on going forever, some can increase/decrease, and some can change a property value.
Counters have many interactions with other devices. They do compete with the “Set property” block in block code itself because counters can also update properties.
Counters can interact with other devices when their target value is reached and other devices can activate or deactivate counters.
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