Tronic, I kind of understand what you're saying. To answer your first questions, I am VERY new at programming, and I barely know what i'm doing as far as just the C language, let alone programming games. But I just thought it'd be a little challenge to make a text based ONLY game that is, yes, only 2D, and only keeps track of the player's position (for now). The XYZ thing was billboebaggin's idea... but yea it's supposed to be a text based adventure, think like just... text. "you are in room one. what do you want to do?"
and commands are just north, south, east, or west.
then it's like "you can't go that way" or "you are in room 2" or whatever. I will expand from there. But I can't even get that far. So you think using an array is bad? I haven't learned about structs yet, but I just started the chapter in my book that explains them. Thanks everyone, maybe you FINALLY understand what i'm trying to do... maybe not... NO GRAPHICS