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March 2012 News Batch

Discussion in 'Latest Updates and News' started by Vengeancekael, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. Vengeancekael

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    News Batch content by Vengeancekael.
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    by Vengeancekael (Map Moderator)

    Greetings, people!


    In this March News Batch, we bring the latest news of our hosted projects, the top maps to check out and updates on the contests!


    Sadly we couldn't do anything official for April Fools' day, because we weren't creative enough.


    Oh well forget it, here you go:

    [​IMG] Ralle is happy to announce the arrival of Hive v2 next week!
    Hive v2 will feature an improved user interface, a better Starcraft II section and less vBulletin restrictions!

    However, Pyritie has also worked on the new version, adding a Ponyville section, with its own forums and resource section!

    Be advised that the hive will be going down for about a week.


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    Also, a new part has been added to the news batch, the Hive Quiz! Answer as many hive-related questions as you can to earn rep.



    Index


    [​IMG] Top+


    Each batch will feature the highest rated and most popular maps published in the Maps Section!


    The data was gathered on the 2nd of April.


    [​IMG] (1.03) Diablo III PvP Arena - [​IMG] Booody

    Booody has once again recreated a part of Diablo III, this time the Arena, featuring all the classes with multiple spells!
    It was recently updated, bringing us new music and improved gameplay.

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    [​IMG] (1.31) Defense of Uthragon - [​IMG] Tranquil

    One of the best castle defense maps out there, this sequel (to Fortress Siege) features a whole new castle and more fast paced action, with hundreds of attackers climbing over the walls! Even though the spells seem simple, they're actually very fun to use.
    The new version features a new hero and a new event!

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    [​IMG] (1.9) Edge of Extinction - [​IMG] johannesr

    EoE is a rather average single player RPG, with not a lot of advanced systems, but it still features a long storyline and a hero with some neat spells. It may be fun for some people.
    The newest version has fixed a lot of bugs.

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    [​IMG] (1.0) Most Wanted - [​IMG] meatfactory

    The map actually is kind of original, where your role is to harm the population of a village and defeat the other players while doing so.
    Most Wanted has a class with a lot useful skills, no random flashy ones!

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    [​IMG] (Public Beta 4) Oasis and Desert 2 - [​IMG] bowser499

    An AoS that's not like the other ones you've seen so far, which features advanced spell crafting, a beautiful terrain and mini-bosses all over the map!
    The hosted project is currently in Beta and is being updated every week.

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    [​IMG] Skin Spotlight


    [​IMG] Undead UI - [​IMG] Kwaliti


    A UI made for the texturing contest #18, which Kwaliti has actually won with his entry. Very useful for snow-themed maps! It has not only received a lot of praise from the moderator, but also from the community.

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    [​IMG] Spells Spotlight

    [​IMG] (2.1.0.0) GUI SpellEvent - [​IMG] Magtheridon96


    "This resource provides GUIers with the ability to benefit from something like SpellEffectEvent by Bribe.
    What it does is use only one trigger to evaluate one spell trigger rather than a thousand.
    I coded it in GUI-Jass, so it doesn't require JNGP."


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    [​IMG] (1.01) Explosive Toxic Gas - [​IMG] Tit-Cmdr

    "Toxic Gas:
    Spews Gas onto the target area and spreads out randomly from the target point which poisons Organic units and rusts Mechanicals, dealing damage every second, if the gas is ignited it will explode dealing extra damage and setting nearby units on fire.
    Volanic Rock:
    Throws a volcanic rock at the target area dealing damage and setting nearby units on fire dealing damage over a short time also ignites toxic gas."

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    [​IMG] (1.02) Chaos Portal - [​IMG] Tit-Cmdr

    "Creates a portal at the target point which will trap nearby units within it's effect radius and push and pull them around the cage tearing them apart dealing damage and repelling units trying to enter the cage away from it."


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    [​IMG] (1.2c) Kinetic Orb - [​IMG] Jay The Editor

    "Storm sends an orb filled with high magnetic energy towards the target point. When the orb lands at the target point, all nearby enemies around the orb will receive damage. The orb will then seek for the nearest hero within a certain limit of range of radius and pull the hero to the position of the orb over time, burning away the mana of the target over time."

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    [​IMG] (1.2b) Lightning Grappler - [​IMG] Jay The Editor

    "Storm releases a highly charged energy orb to a target point, dealing 50/100/150 damage to all enemy that the orb comes across. Upon impact, all enemies around the orb will receive 120/240/360 damage and slow by 50% for 3 seconds. The electromotive energy in the orb continues to increase after impact as time passes. After a short duration, due to the potential difference between Storm and the orb, Storm himself will be pulled in acceleration towards the position of the orb, pulling up to 2/3/4 enemies along."

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    [​IMG] Icons Spotlight


    From now on, icons from different authors will be featured here! The data was gathered on the 3rd of April.

    [​IMG] Bloody Bite

    [​IMG] Marcos DAB
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG] Moon Chant Souldguard

    [​IMG] Apheraz Lucent
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    [​IMG] Moon Chant Wisdom

    [​IMG] Apheraz Lucent
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG] Fire Armor

    [​IMG] I3lackDeath
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    [​IMG] Acid Rain

    [​IMG] I3lackDeath
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG] Lick Posion

    [​IMG] I3lackDeath
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    [​IMG] Bracer of Abjuration

    [​IMG] Apheraz Lucent
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG] Calyx of Death

    [​IMG] Marcos DAB
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    [​IMG] Projects Spotlight


    [​IMG] Shadows of Everwood (by Wolfe)

    Shadows of Everwood is an open roleplaying game raised from the ashes of Everwood ORPG currently in development by Everwood Entertainment. A very ambitious project that seeks to constantly press the boundaries of the World Editor and, in the process, offer players a unique gaming experience compared to that of normal WarCraft III RPGs.

    Type: Online RPG
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    [​IMG] Requiem (by Goris)

    A map, which is derived by the graphics engine as possible, containing beautiful landscapes, a magical world, rich storylines and lots of NPCs.
    It is a remake of Goris' map from 2006, hosted on one of the Polish portals long time ago. It tells the story of a distant, newly discovered island, Seteran, which is full of old magic and mystery.

    Type: Adventure/RPG
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    [​IMG] Warcraft III: Paranoia (by Grievous1 - Hosted Project)

    <<"WarCraft III Paranoia" - is my singleplayer & multiplayer modification for Warcraft 3 The Frozen Throne. You will play the role of a russian officer of the secret service. There will be many missions, each with specific objectives for the players to accomplish, such as defending a restricted military area, eliminating a terrorist threat and protecting innocent scientists. Your first impressions are that this mission will be just like any other, but you really have no idea what nightmares future events have in store for you...>>

    Type: Multiplayer Campaign
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    [​IMG] The Hive's Arena


    [​IMG] Cinematic Contest #5: Mystery & Adventure (!)



    Create a Cinematic that captivates the notion of a secret and is simultaneously shrouded within a mysterious atmosphere. The cinematic should also include adventurous moments.
    Deadline: 30th of April 2012
    [​IMG] Modeling Contest #23: 3-Tier Building


    Contestants are asked to model a 3-tier building. A structure that can be 'upgraded' a minimum of 2 times. This does not mean that it has 2 alternate upgrades, the upgrades must be "tiered".
    Awarded: Most Fabulous Contest Thread
    Deadline: April 21st
    [​IMG] Terraining Contest #14: Racial Settlements - Poll


    Participants are to capture a race from the Warcraft lore's special style of construction and portray how it interacts with their habitat/natural enviroment.
    Entries: xorkatoss / alexandero6 / ExMortis / BeTaGod- / MaTiJa97 / Windu / kari0003 / Oziris / Azurot
    Poll Closure: 14th of April
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    [Event] 2012: - Legendary Fight

    People who are interested in participating will pick another Hiveworkshop member with whom they want to fight. The provoked member must confirm that they wish to challenge.
    After the deadline given, the two competitors will be judged and a winner shall be declared. After waiting for other competitors to finish their submissions as well, there comes the next phase, which contains the winners of the previous challenges. New winners will be declared and so on, until there's one left, who will be granted a spot at the Challenge Section Hall of Fame.



    [​IMG] Hive Quiz


    This new section is rather experimental, but it should be kind of fun! The objective is to answer as many questions as possible and get the most answers right to earn reputation points! Each user will be rewarded 1 rep for each correct answer.
    Moderators may not participate in this.
    Editing your post with new answers is not allowed and should your post be edited then you will not receive any rep. (SO DON'T WORRY ABOUT TYPOS)

    Questions:
    • When was the first news batch published and by who? (=Answered)
    • Name the current map moderators. (=Answered) (Bonus: The previous map moderators, who have now resigned)
    • What user thinks all of his projects are DC worthy? (! - Projects=Maps) (=Answered)
    • What was Shados' first Staff position? (=Answered)
    • When was the Hive created? (=Answered)
    • What is the latest map to become a hosted project? Describe it as well. (=Answered)
    • What moderator recently left the hive? (=Answered)
    • How many models have received a Director's Cut rating? Link the missing ones. (=Answered)


    [​IMG] Last Page


    [​IMG] Staff:

     
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2012
  2. Vengeancekael

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    Editing your post with new answers is not allowed and should your post be edited then you will not receive any rep. (SO DON'T WORRY ABOUT TYPOS)
     
  3. Magtheridon96

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    Currently: -Kobas- and Vengeancekael
    Previously: MasterHaosis, Cweener and Apocalypse

    Nestharus

    Global moderator

    October 6, 2004

    Oasis and Desert 2.
    bowser499 let me play an unfinished version before he released it :>
    Description: "The deep past. The Universe has no fantasy worlds - there are only the Great Desert and the Great Oasis. In the Great Desert you would see cruel and deathbringing forces. The Great Oasis is a place where you would see many lifebringing and justiceful forces. That sides were in the unstoppable war.
    One day the creature has came to that world. It called himself the Balance Dominator. It was very powerful. And to stop the bloody war between the Desert and Oasis Gods it locked them into two spheres. It sayed that after the Three Worlds will be formed, a man will come in that place and continue the Epic War.
    The Dominator is in another world now. No one saw it. No one heard it.
    The Great Desert is now divided with the Great Oasis because of the big earthquake caused by the Dominator. But the forces made bridges to cross the hole but be careful not to fall down where a real monstrosity waiting for you."

    You mad bro? :D


    Frankster

    41
     
  4. Crayons

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    1. when all the right things disappeared from the world
    2. kaelfag, kobas, apocalypse, cweener, septimus, I forgot the others since we're talking about map mods here. There's an entire gang of them
    3. kael.
    4. I forgot. he was riding a spaceship of raptors back then right?
    5. sometime in 2003 or 2004
    6. dunno.
    7. General Frank. Though he thinks we don't catch him sneaking in here.
    8. dunno.
     
  5. DonDustin

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    you guys will sooooo fail to answer the questions, but good luck :)
     
  6. Vengeancekael

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    Questions 2., 4., 5. and 7. have been answered.
    Magtheridon96 receives 5 rep. (+1 bonus for 3 additional map mods, 2 bonus ones = 1rep)
     
  7. Vladadamm

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    I would say as Magthe : 41, for the 8.

    For the 1., simply you (VengeanceKael) and you uploaded it on pastebin the 7th february of this year : http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/pastebin.php?id=ow5xxr
    But i haven't find the original thread so... and i saw nothing on the pastebin ^^

    For the 3., random answer : Aeroblyctos (it's like the bingo, 1chance on many)

    Edit :

    For the 1. it was Rui (sry but i can't write is actual pseudo ^^), the 24th December 2008, for Noël =D
     
  8. Vengeancekael

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    The answer 41 is not correct. (FINE A HINT= Some DC models don't show up when you click "Director's Cut" filter only)
    And for 1., clever guess, but no :p
    The first one is a lot older.
    And no, there is no original thread for that one, the October and November ones never were published.

    3., false.
     
  9. Vengeancekael

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    Still wrong.
    edit: Above post has been deleted by the user.
    Question updated.
     
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    I went through 30 pages of Models so far to count them so far ;_;
    I was going to guess 45, but I didn't know if I was allowed to :/
     
  12. Vengeancekael

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    @Vladadamm, sorry but you've been disqualified:
    @Lightskin, correct.

    @Mag, yeah I know, Don pointed out that people could easily guess the amount, so I extended the question :p
     
  13. supertoinkz

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    1. I'm guessing its with Bob27 or Archian, I'll be going for Archian (I don't know why, I think its because he created the logo/titles for Rui's news batches back then). Around 2007 lol.
    3. Sverkerman
    6. Warcraft III Paranoia by Grevious1

    Description (copy and pasted from their page):

    "WarCraft III Paranoia" - is a singleplayer & multiplayer modification for Warcraft 3 The Frozen Throne. You will play the role of a russian officer of the secret service. There will be many missions, each with specific objectives for the players to accomplish, such as defending a restricted military area, eliminating a terrorist threat and protecting innocent scientists. Your first impressions are that this mission will be just like any other, but you really have no idea what nightmares future events have in store for you...

    My Description:

    A birds-eye view horror shooter map for Warcraft 3 about some special ops who are Russian that are sent into some unknown "laboratory" filled with zombies, insurgents, and scientists.
     
  14. HFR

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    This batch sucked.
     
  15. Arcisal

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    1. I think it's Rui. Back in 2008?

    3. Sverkerman. Maybe cause he titles all his map threads with Director's Cut [project name]

    6. (Description: A tactical horror FPS game made by Grevious1 where players take on the role of a russian officer in liege with the secret service.)
     
  16. bowser499

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    1. Archian or Ralle. One of them.
    3. Sverkerman definetly.
    6. What is the latest map to become a hosted project? Describe it as well.
    Latest map BECAME hosted project there is WarCraft III Paranoia but in the forums this is Oasis and Desert 2.
    Let's leave the description of OaD 2 'cause I don't want to say again the fact of how 'awesome and non-dota' it is.
     
  17. jim7777

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    Any teasers? for hive v2 or even the pony forum? weeeee

    hope i can join the team lol
     
  18. PurgeandFire

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    @VengeanceKael: You have the wrong links for the two spells by Tit-Cmdr.

    Otherwise it looks great!
     
  19. MGCǂSpectre

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    With the end of MLP's season next week, I had the plan to put an end to my stay here as it became quire boring (too many kids, only war3 and MAPs, SC2's barely noticed but not worth even for mapmaking questions though DSG is very helpful, this is not my community, I am a gamer, hard player maybe, some kids argue about things they do not know well and insist on arguing... etc etc etc)

    But I could stay around a few days longer to see what this new hive looks like and until Season 3 of MLP, I would then make that break.
     
  20. Joe-black-5

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    1- The funny page by tleno
    6- GEARS should be the new Hosted Map, IMO