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[Campaign] Darkness Returns

Discussion in 'Map Development' started by Daffa, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. Daffa

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    Darkness Returns [flamingtext.com].png

    DOWNLOAD LINK AT PROGRESS SECTION!

    MAIN CHARACTERS

    [​IMG] Zalamus Whitesky
    A new commander of the Grand Coalition. Paired with Alliara Lightstar, his capabilities to command the light and his swordsmanship will lead him to victory.
    [​IMG] Alliara Lightstar
    Another new commander of the Grand Coalition. Paired with Zalamus Whitesky, her magical prowess and advanced knowledge will allow her to fulfill all of her superior every command. However, she must be prepared, when her emotion and loyalty is put to a test.
    [​IMG] Karizen Whitesky
    Young brother of Zalamus who was thought to be killed during one of the Barbarians pillaging at a village, he survived the onslaught and was rescued by Okta Raxus from the Revolutionaries. Now trained to combat directly, Karizen is ready to show how strong he had become.
    [​IMG] Sir Edward
    His knowledge led him to become a leader at a small coalition under Grand's banner. When he realizes something odd is happening in Grand, he started an initial spark that caused his exile. His deeds however, has not gone unnoticed and invoke curiosity of one of the four great mages in Hazam. His spark is what drives Revolutionaries' actions today, after several years of Revolutionaries' disappearance.
    [​IMG] Vadrazus
    An elite assassin and agent, he is tasked with the impossible missions for his master, Fallen. With all of his prowess and capabilities, he is more than willing to die to see his master's reign.
    [​IMG] Fallen
    A powerful lich revived from the dead by The Dark Lord himself. As a servant, he do his job right and without question. However, he does have some plans of his own, when time comes that is.


    Features
    • Custom Lore.
    • Difficulty System ; play from the newbie-friendly "Beginner" to the challenging real-story of "Mastermind". This campaign offers seven difficulties consisting of Beginner, Novice, Easy, Normal, Hard, Chaos, Mastermind. Keep in mind that "Mastermind" GREATLY INFLUENCES A CHAPTER.
    • 'New' Factions ; play as the deceiving undead of fall, the corrupt coalitions, the shadowy elves, the mysterious phoenix flames and much more.
    • Plan, Manipulate, Conquer ; each map plays with your forces at major disadvantage throughout the game. Only through strong will and manipulative plays you can send the enemy to the graves.
    • Difficult Battles ; No matter what difficulty you choose, the gameplay will give some challenge for you. For those who like to laugh in face of their own demise ; try playing on Mastermind, it will be SO MUCH FUN /sarcasm.
    • Unique Mission per Side ; Each side goes with their unique style. Some plays directly, some plays covertly. Each side missions goes with unique traits.

    Factions :

    Grand Coalition :
    The major superpower across the continent of Hazam, the biggest of three continents at Hazamus. This coalition composed of humans dwarves and some elves alike with vision of ruling the entire Hazamus with prosperity and peace that they seek about. They utilize a combination of weaponry and magic in battle. Currently led by Annaira the Amazing.


    Revolutionary Coalition :
    No men wants to remain in the dark when the Grand seems to act up on something. With their limited weaponry and arsenal, with Revolutionaries as their common name (formal : Revolutionary Coalition), they declare war against them. Revolutionaries arises few years back, forcing the Grand Coalition to make brutal steps of appointing a sadist, brutal and merciless Supreme Commander to silent them up. Since the former commander no longer in charge, Revolutionaries once again start to make their move. Currently led by Commander Ozaras.


    New Coalition :
    Having been dumped from the central world for decades and a small scale rebellion they do only turn to the worst, the shore cities of southeast Hazam decided to merge themselves under one banner. Aided by an unknown man, they decided to play part in destroying Grand Coalition and secure the central for themselves. Currently led by Sir Edward.


    Fallen's Undead :
    Not much known about them, these menace of the past are pretty dangerous foes for any oppositions to deal with. Claimed by Phoenix Flames' Supreme Commander as non-existent anymore, they're actually still existing and continues to grow in the shadow. Currently led by Fallen.


    The Phoenix Flames :
    The shadowy power that secretly plays in the upcoming war. Phoenix Flames has been a major threat to Darkness' upcoming invasion. With their supreme powers and intellect, these fire loving soldiers are a force to be reckoned with. Whom lead this dangerous army? Nobody knows for certain at this point...

    The Demonic Legion :
    Darkness always has his personal troops appointed for his will. These are the enigmatic and chaotic beings that serve the evil himself. They take no prisoners and will slay all living existence, until there's nothing but ashes remains. So obvious that Darkness would lead his elites by himself.


    Elves of Hazam :
    These peace-loving creatures won't escape the upcoming war. Threatened by Revolutionaries and hunted down by Darkness' army and Phoenix Flames for their own reasons, they will fight side to side with the armies that will throw away their threats. Their main leader is Nagan the Great and they comprise of Holy, Shadow and Nature Elves, each with their own leader as well.


    Hive Empire
    A powerful empire that arrives from the West Sea...

    Lightning Blades
    An army of legendary soldiers led by a mysterious person named, LegendzKing...

    And get to meet more (minor) factions in the story!

    Characters :

    Progress :
    DOWNLOAD LINK TO ALL VERSIONS ARE LISTED BELOW!

    Version 0.10
    Version 0.20
    Version 0.21
    Version 0.30
    Version 0.31
    Version 0.40

    Media :
    WARNING : OUTDATED

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    Chapter List

    DARKNESS RETURNS I


    General
    Prologue : Historical Thread (N/A)

    Grand Coalition Arc
    Chapter Zero : Final Training (Completed)
    Chapter One : Blood Hounds (Completed)

    Chapter Two : Heaven and Earth (In Progress)

    Agent of Fallen Arc
    Chapter One : Firestorm (Completed)
    Chapter Two : Zero Hour (In Progress)

    Revolutionary Coalition Arc
    Chapter One : Flames of Rezhan (Completed)
    Chapter Two : The Devil King (N/A)

    New Coalition Arc
    Chapter One : Against the Currents (Completed)
    Chapter Two : Zephyrs (N/A)

    Phoenix Flames Mini-Arc
    Chapter One : Flames in Feralia (On Progress)

    TIMELINE

    Notes :
    1. The campaign doesn't use cinematics, rather they use subtitles. The triggers should enforce them automatically, but it's recommended to use Subtitle ON setting.
    2. The real story is kept in Mastermind Difficulty, other difficulties are significantly toned down to ensure the gameplay much more easier. This is intended, and I won't change this one. The difference includes : some optional quest changes, new enemies and most of all : new dialogues and characters present.
    3. Chapter is ordered based on the real story, but unlocked by their own arc (this means, to unlock a New Coalition chapter, you need to finish the last available New Coalition chapter)
    4. Chapter Zero and Phoenix Flames Mini-Arc are set to Mastermind by default. These should help giving a general idea of why Mastermind is not set as default :)

    Credits
    -THE CREDIT REFLECTS THE CURRENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRESS-
    -SOME MATERIALS MIGHT NOT BEEN USED IN PUBLISHED DEMOS-
    -IF I MISS ANYONE, PLEASE INFORM ME-

    Map Terrains :
    (2) Tirisfal Glades by @Blizzard Entertainment
    (2) The Two Rivers @Blizzard Entertainment
    (8) Garden of War by @Blizzard Entertainment
    (8) Feralas by @Blizzard Entertainment
    (8) Friends by @Blizzard Entertainment
    Grand Coalition 01 by @ThinhHo
    Agent of Fallen 01 by @ThinhHo
    (6) Silverpine Forest by @Blizzard Entertainment

    Models :
    Royal Captain By @Tranquil
    Phoenix Mage by @General Frank
    Phoenix Archer by @General Frank
    High Elf Chronomancer by @Deolrin
    Human Lumber Mill by @Ujimasa Hojo
    Hero Death Knight by @Alastor
    War Mage (Kirin Tor) by @Ujimasa Hojo
    Dalaran Blood Mage by @Ujimasa Hojo
    Blood Mage by @Stefan.K
    BETA Footman by @Blizzard Entertainment
    Blood Elven Warrior by @General Frank
    Phoenix Crusader by @General Frank
    Human Bishop by @Tranquil
    White Wizard by @Direfury
    King by @Tranquil
    High Elf Archer by @Himperion
    Rocket Rain by @ILH
    Human General by @Direfury
    Human Spell Breaker @Hermit
    High Elf Spell Thief by @Himperion
    Nobby Mansion Townhall by @Ujimasa Hojo
    Nobby Mansion Blacksmith by @Ujimasa Hojo
    Nobby Mansion Farm by @Ujimasa Hojo
    Power Lich by @HappyTauren
    Human Paladin by @Direfury
    Nobby Mansion Workshop by @Ujimasa Hojo
    Nobby Mansion Arcane Academy by @Ujimasa Hojo
    Nobby Mansion Altar of Kings by @Ujimasa Hojo
    Nobby Mansion Barrack by @Ujimasa Hojo

    Skins :
    Royal Mage by @~Nightmare
    Nobby Mansion by @Pyroproctos

    Icons :
    High Elf Chronomancer by @Deolrin
    Phoenix Archer by @General Frank
    Phoenix Crusader by @General Frank
    Lieutenant by @Tranquil
    Chaplain by @Blizzard Entertainment @Pyraeus
    Nobby Mansion Townhall by @Ujimasa Hojo
    Nobby Mansion Keep by @Ujimasa Hojo
    Nobby Mansion Castle by @Ujimasa Hojo
    Power Lich by @HappyTauren
    Nobby Mansion Workshop by @Ujimasa Hojo
    Nobby Mansion Arcane Academy by @Ujimasa Hojo
    Nobby Mansion Barrack by @Ujimasa Hojo

    Name Recommendations :
    @Leo Akastenix

    Beta Testers :
    @Wildfire
    @MasterBlaster

    Reviews :
    @Rheiko
    @WarcraftLiterature

    -IF I FORGOT TO CREDIT ANYONE OR-
    -IF I CREDITED WRONG PEOPLE-
    -PLEASE SENT ME A MESSAGE-
    -THANK YOU FOR ALL CONTRIBUTORS-
     

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  2. xxdingo93xx

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    Okay, this is very vague. Still kinda interested in how this will develop.
     
  3. Daffa

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    Due to difficult implementations, for now I have to scrap difficulties and use the ones Warcraft offers. Also goes for 2P mode.

    I will try to release Chapter One and Prologue today or tomorrow, hopefully. Just to give a view of the story.
     
  4. CY The UnGodly

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    A project by Daffa the Mage :0 This is gonna be good.
     
  5. Daffa

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    Well, thanks for the kind words :)
    I'll try to make it as best as I can. I have tried creating campaign multiple times and they ended in my can, so I better make this one worth it.
     
  6. Rheiko

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    Hoping the development will turn out great and surprising. ~
    Also, Good Luck.
     
  7. Daffa

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    Thanks :)
    It motivates a lot to keep moving on :)
     
  8. Rex.

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    Hope this will be as good as it sounds!
     
  9. Daffa

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    Yeah, I'll try :)
     
  10. neo_sluf

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    Hmm kinda excited to test out your campaign!.

    I will check out for the update.

    Hey remember your first campaign here on hive.

    About the story of your great great great great great great great great great great great grandfather? Is that your campaign?
     
  11. Daffa

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    Thanks.

    I will try to get it done.

    Nope, I don't recall such campaign.
    The one I made is Andromath's Journey, which I cancels.

    EDIT :

    I have attached the very first version. This offers the first chapter and the prologue.
     
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  12. Lord_Disasthorm

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    Good luck with your campaign. I hope this will pleasing. Succeed what is failed. I count on it, Daffa the Archmage!
     
  13. Daffa

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    Kay, back wirh some small updates.

    Grand Coalition Chapter Two Status :
    >> AI Partially Done
    >> Unit Placement Set
    >> Triggers Partially Done

    Also throw out the entire chapter list I'm planning in a bin.

    EDIT :

    The list may look long, but those chapters are mainly quick ones, so yeah...
     
  14. Daffa

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    Scrapped the old lore completely due to some reasons. I am rewriting all chapters from scratch.
     
  15. Daffa

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    First Teaser

    Good news everyone! Finally get a chapter done and another one in progress (saves the shitty terrain).

    As of now, you'll get to see Vadrazus, Agent of Fallen.

    Here's an overview!

    And yes, Difficulty System is back!
     

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    Any progress so far?
     
  17. Daffa

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    Necromancy

    Can't believe I planned to finish this campaign in the past. Well, since this is the campaign with most file intact, I have to get it done then. Uploading the first chapter of Fallen side this week.
     
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    I will definitely try this out once a demo is available, it sounds pretty interesting
     
  19. Daffa

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    Below is the first demo. It only contains one chapter as that's the only complete chapter available. Please don't mind the shitty terrain as I will consider to fix it after everything is done.
     

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    Two months and no feedback? :(
    Guess I need to boost development speed somehow...