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Thread: does this need a class

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    does the following code require a class;
    // Create a Non-Playable-Character(s) / NPC in World
    NPC npc1 = new NPC("Wolf", 25, 8, 4);

    I am assuming
    Wolf is a string=name
    25 is an int=hp
    8 is an int=atk
    4 is an int=def

    I am having problems with constructors and how to write this. I blieve NPC needs a class with the variables. I am a beginner so my terminaolgy may be incorrect.

    Thanks for any assistance

    John


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    Default Re: does this need a class

    Yes it would need a class. All Java programs use classes.

    NPC would be the class and npc1 would be the instance of the class.
    Is this a game you are making or a college assignment?

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    Default Re: does this need a class

    It is for school, I took a quiz and was unable to compile the main. I tried several times to write a NPC class that would instance or define the varibles to no avail. Now I am trying to understand what I was missing or how I should have written the NPC class file defining Wolf as a string and the rest as int.

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    Default Re: does this need a class

    It might be a good idea to read up on how class instances
    work within the main method (how an instance invokes a method,
    why the constructor is called) and basic Java terminologies such as
    Strings, fields and basic OOP.

    But your on the right track - keep working and good luck

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