1. Updated Resource Submission Rules: All model & skin resource submissions must now include an in-game screenshot. This is to help speed up the moderation process and to show how the model and/or texture looks like from the in-game camera.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. DID YOU KNOW - That you can unlock new rank icons by posting on the forums or winning contests? Click here to customize your rank or read our User Rank Policy to see a list of ranks that you can unlock. Have you won a contest and still haven't received your rank award? Then please contact the administration.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Ride into the sunset with the 32nd Modeling Contest. The contest is optionally paired. Best of luck, people!
    Dismiss Notice
  4. This adventure has come to an end. Congratulate our heroes in the 16th Mini Mapping Contest Results.
    Dismiss Notice
  5. From the gates of hell, the 5th Special Effect Contest Results have emerged.
    Dismiss Notice
  6. Race against the odds and Reforge, Don't Refund. The 14th Techtree Contest has begun!
    Dismiss Notice
  7. Check out the Staff job openings thread.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
60,000 passwords have been reset on July 8, 2019. If you cannot login, read this.

2.0 Release Date Set!

Discussion in 'News and Announcements' started by 1)ark_NiTe, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. 1)ark_NiTe

    1)ark_NiTe

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2006
    Messages:
    1,680
    Resources:
    5
    Maps:
    1
    Spells:
    3
    Tutorials:
    1
    Resources:
    5
    October 19, 2007


    [​IMG]

    It's coming--and very soon, actually. The planned release is October 30th, 2007, coinciding with Halloween on the following day. The hope is to get Against the Darkness up and hosted all day on Halloween since it is a spooky map to play, and Halloween is the 1 year anniversary of the original release of AtD.

    Reputation Deal: I need people who can host this map on battle.net during October 30th and 31st! If you can do this, contact me and you will be awarded 5 reputation points! 2 Reputation will be awarded to those who put a link supporting Against the Darkness 2.0 in their signature. If you do decide to host the map, take a screenshot of this on the F11(Players) screen.

    Major Updates for 2.0

    • Hints reworked and shortened.
    • Expanded map boundaries and new, playable areas have been created.
    • New Quest for the Death Knight.
    • New and updated Game Info (F9).
    • A votekick system which allows any player to initiate a Vote in order to kick another player.
    • New building that can be built by Architects that gives XP every minute.
    • New item dropped by creeps.
    • Cinematics improved and updated.
    • Income increased for all Heroes.
    • New and replaced creeps.
    • Numerous balances and tool-tip fixes.
    • A long awaited respawn system for the first 8 minutes of the game to better help new players. The system does NOT respawn Heroes that are killed by the Death Knight, but only ones that die to Neutral Hostile creeps. After 8 minutes, identical to previous versions, Heroes that are killed will have no chance to respawn.
    • And many, many more fixes and additions that are up to the player to find!


    New Icon
    [​IMG]


    Map Overview
    [​IMG]


    More Sneak-Peek Screenshots can be found by clicking here.
     
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2007
  2. Wolverabid

    Wolverabid

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2006
    Messages:
    8,302
    Resources:
    5
    Tutorials:
    5
    Resources:
    5
    Thanks for the update 1)ark_NiTe!

    We look forward to the release and hope that it's a smashing success. Based on your previous changes, improvements and revisions, it should be.
     
  3. UchihaSasuke.gr

    UchihaSasuke.gr

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2007
    Messages:
    2,882
    Resources:
    0
    Resources:
    0
    That thing rocks!!!!
    Not only you announced the new version which seems to be the best ever,but you also posted a screenshot with my favorite Hero!!!!

    -I don't think respawning after killed by creeps is fair.It's not realistic either.I think things about death system shall remain the same.
     
  4. 1)ark_NiTe

    1)ark_NiTe

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2006
    Messages:
    1,680
    Resources:
    5
    Maps:
    1
    Spells:
    3
    Tutorials:
    1
    Resources:
    5
    It's good to see that you're excited, Uchiha... and yes, I was not the biggest fan of the idea either but it seems as if everyone else wanted it to be added to the game. Since you do not think it is a good idea, and nor do I (for fear that it would ruin the skill involved to play the game), I have created a poll that allows people to vote on what they think about it. I encourage you to vote and ask others to as well. Respawn System Poll.

    An alternative idea could be that the Respawn system only would be in effect for the first 5 minutes of the game.
     
  5. UchihaSasuke.gr

    UchihaSasuke.gr

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2007
    Messages:
    2,882
    Resources:
    0
    Resources:
    0
    Maybe this thing may become a mode of the game?
     
  6. 1)ark_NiTe

    1)ark_NiTe

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2006
    Messages:
    1,680
    Resources:
    5
    Maps:
    1
    Spells:
    3
    Tutorials:
    1
    Resources:
    5
    A lot of AtD runs on time elapsed in the game, such as the hints, Doom, the respawning of creeps. etc. I can't allow time at the beginning to decide modes.

    October 21 Update: I have decided to create a Respawn System handicap for the first 8 minutes of the game. It only applies to those killed by Neutral Hostile creeps and is to make the map more fun and understandable for new players.
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2007
  7. FamousPker49

    FamousPker49

    Joined:
    May 27, 2007
    Messages:
    1,640
    Resources:
    1
    Skins:
    1
    Resources:
    1
    I can host, so I will try to host it on the 30th and 31st
     
  8. 1)ark_NiTe

    1)ark_NiTe

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2006
    Messages:
    1,680
    Resources:
    5
    Maps:
    1
    Spells:
    3
    Tutorials:
    1
    Resources:
    5
    Great, Famous! I will remind you as the date comes closer. If you know anyone else who can host, direct them to this post!
     
  9. Lillerinmuna

    Lillerinmuna

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2007
    Messages:
    26
    Resources:
    2
    Maps:
    2
    Resources:
    2
    Same day when the "V" is for Vagina is schechueled to release!:):):) oct the 30th.
     
  10. 1)ark_NiTe

    1)ark_NiTe

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2006
    Messages:
    1,680
    Resources:
    5
    Maps:
    1
    Spells:
    3
    Tutorials:
    1
    Resources:
    5
    Is that a movie? :eekani:
     
  11. UchihaSasuke.gr

    UchihaSasuke.gr

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2007
    Messages:
    2,882
    Resources:
    0
    Resources:
    0
    People will not just host the map for 2 rep.I will also give rep to those who host it.So we have:
    2+3=5.
    5 rep to all of you who host AtD.Nitey is this ok?
     
  12. 1)ark_NiTe

    1)ark_NiTe

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2006
    Messages:
    1,680
    Resources:
    5
    Maps:
    1
    Spells:
    3
    Tutorials:
    1
    Resources:
    5
    Okay, Uchiha! You are such a great help!
     
  13. Drp3

    Drp3

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    178
    Resources:
    0
    Resources:
    0
    Ive added a link to this in my signature to help:thumbs_up:
     
  14. Kwaliti

    Kwaliti

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2007
    Messages:
    2,275
    Resources:
    27
    Models:
    11
    Icons:
    5
    Skins:
    9
    Tutorials:
    2
    Resources:
    27
  15. Malvodion

    Malvodion

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2007
    Messages:
    225
    Resources:
    10
    Models:
    2
    Maps:
    8
    Resources:
    10
    exelent. 1 day before halloween :wink:
     
  16. UchihaSasuke.gr

    UchihaSasuke.gr

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2007
    Messages:
    2,882
    Resources:
    0
    Resources:
    0
    +rep to low_kwaliti and Drp3.Thanks for your help dudes!
     
  17. 1)ark_NiTe

    1)ark_NiTe

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2006
    Messages:
    1,680
    Resources:
    5
    Maps:
    1
    Spells:
    3
    Tutorials:
    1
    Resources:
    5
    Yes, so the WC3 Battle.net community can have another fun spooky map to host for Halloween!

    And thank you for your help Uchiha, you are a delight to have around. Keep spreading the word!
     
  18. DesKaladA

    DesKaladA

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2007
    Messages:
    1,590
    Resources:
    3
    Maps:
    1
    Template:
    1
    Tutorials:
    1
    Resources:
    3
    adding link to sigey
     
  19. Need_O2

    Need_O2

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2007
    Messages:
    2,880
    Resources:
    0
    Resources:
    0
    Did you change No Upkeep and remove the %100 text there ? :D
     
  20. 1)ark_NiTe

    1)ark_NiTe

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2006
    Messages:
    1,680
    Resources:
    5
    Maps:
    1
    Spells:
    3
    Tutorials:
    1
    Resources:
    5
    What do you mean? Give me a detailed explanation please, I was never aware with any upkeep bug. Let me know what is wrong, and it will definitely get fixed. :thumbs_up: