Current team: Yohobofire: Terraining RolePlaynGamer: Scripting, modeling Tukki: Scripting Darkenneko_003: Texturing, terraining Thrikodius: Modeling Wolfe Orscythe: Designing "Everwood" is an ORPG that my team and I have been working on for a long time. Our goal is to bring Warcraft III maps to a new level with this, bringing the entertainment and quality level from MMORPGs to the Warcraft III engine. Ofcourse you cannot bring the MMO feeling to a 12-player map, but you can bring a lot of the features. With this in mind, we have filled "Everwood" with a ton of well-known and liked features from popular MMOs such as "World of Warcraft", "Guild Wars" and ”The Elder Scroll: Oblivion” to bring you the absolute ORPG experience. List of Everwood features: A well integrated mount system with a wide variety of mounts to aquire. An advanced camera system which allows you to view the hero from all possible angles. In the arenas of "Everwood" you will not only be able to fight friends and foes but also be able to take a look at fights and bet money on them, taking the ideas of ORPG arenas to a new level. A realistic condition system made to enhance the combat aspects of the game. "Everwood" will feature a realistic attachment system, allowing players to see everything they equip on the hero. The attachment system will include weapons, shields, chests, helmets, legs, shoulders. Gloves and boots might get included in later versions. Other equippable slots are ring #1, ring #2, belt and amulet. "Everwood" will feature a wide range of well developed and interesting quests, with multiple tasks to accomplish and people to help while keeping the spirit of MMOs alive with the classical "kill 20 trolls" quests. These types of quests will however be kept to a minimum and there will be a greater focus on unique quest lines. If you get tired of completing quests and fighting mobs then you can make time pass by traveling to the big cities where you can learn professions. Planned professions include: Fishing, mining, smithing, cooking, fletching, alchemying and more. Are you as bored as us with the generic Blizzard item chest for each and every item on the map? All items in "Everwood" will have their own unique and animated item model. "Everwood" will feature not only transparent trees, but also transparent houses. So when you enter a house, you will be able to view through the roof, and when you get nearby a tree you will be able to see through it. This makes every building in ”Everwood” enterable. "Everwood" will include a Full Screen Inventory made only for this map. The inventory will include 50 bag slots, equipment, shop, progress bars and much more. ALL skills in "Everwood" are triggered, and their effect are based on stuff like health, mana, defense, attack range, conditions with many more. "Everwood" will feature a worldmap system, which allows players to add markers to the map. "Everwood" contains a battlefield with AoS like fights. An unique animation systems which will change your animations depending on the weapon you're wielding. "Everwood" features a dynamic world, full of People. Not just computers standing in one sport, or randomly wandering around, these people, Wake up in the morning and decide what to do, they can go for a stroll, go get something to eat, walk the dog, who knows. Stores will open in the morning and close at night, Traveling Merchants will travel from town to town. "Everwood" will feature several unique and dangerous places where only the most noble of heroes dare go. Explore dungeons deep elow the earth, fight several challenging bosses and discover treasures far more worth than entire kingdoms. More than 650 imported models/skins/icons. Other small features: Custom attack- and defencetypes. Save/load system. Custom hero selection system. Custom experience system. Dynamic health- and manabar system. Time for some screenshots. Terrain screenshots NOTE: The green fog on some of the screenshots has been replaced with a bright blue fog. A hanging bridge in the forest Entrance to the human guild Entrance to the orc guild The waterfall in Lioncourt The fountain in Lioncourt The library in the cult guild The Room of the Damned in the cult guild Creatures outside the cult guild A road in the undead region A path leading to the cult guild Spells Tukki is currently cooperating with Wolfe to create a new selection of unique and interesting skills. Teasers will most likely get published soon. Systems Mount System The heroes of Everwood can have a variety of mounts to ride, and can ride them using this system. You probably already have seen maps with systems like this, but trust me, you have never seen anything like this. When you choose to ride your mount in Everwood, the hero can actually be seen riding the mount. Armored Horse Bear Fel Stalker Wyvern Hippogryph Phoenix Frost Wyrm Attachment System Every map nowadays have an attachment system, but nothing like this. Normally you can only see weapons, shields and sometimes helmets on your hero, but in Everwood you can see weapon, off-hand, helmet, chest, legs, boots, shoulders, yes even gloves are shown. Since you can zoom in with the camera system, and because we're perfectionists, we've put a lot of time into correcting the attachments so they display probably on the hero. Screenshot Transparent System Everwood features a transparent system, which not only turns nearby trees transparent, but also houses if you enter them. This system gives heroes the opportunity to enter peoples buildings and explore the world of Everwood down to last detail. Screenshot Worldmap System Everwood contains a worldmap, which you not only can view, but also add your own markers. Screenshot Talk System The talk systems is one of my favourite things about Everwood. Basically, it lets you talk to EVERY NPC in Everwood. The talk is very random with a lot of different answers. The talk system is also the key for earning quests, starting trades, getting access to areas, even general talk. It's not just another stupid talk system, Everwood's is very realistic. When you talk to a NPC, your camera is adjusted so it looks like you're talking to the person in 1. person mode. Your inventory turns into a panel of all the things you can say, and the NPC acts realistic to your words. Screenshot Items on the ground Random Items 1 Random Items 2 Random Items 3 Progress Reports December 19th Weekly Progress Report To The Hive Workshop, Every week, the Everwood ORPG Team will strive to give you a progress report on the upcoming demo and the Closed BETA. So far this week, things have been slowing down quite quickly because of Christmas. From what I know, two of us will be going on vacation for a week or so over Christmas Eve & Day and perhaps even New Year's Eve. Wolfe_Orscythe INACTIVE as of the 24th of December - 29th of December RolePlaynGamer INACTIVE as of the 22nd of December - January 2010 Tukki INACTIVE as of the 23rd of December - 26th of December 12th_Exile INACTIVE until the 27th This is quite unofficial, but please farewell our respected 2D Artist, Darkenekko_003, who is currently training in the air force. I'd also like to announce the coming of a new member who will be helping us clean up some of the terrain and even expand the map to accommodate a bigger world to explore. Welcome to 12th_Exile, or Kinorhynkar, our BETA terrainer. With the absence of Darkenekko_003, it is important that we have another 2D Artist to help us with our loading screen, icons and model textures. Even if this is not fulfilled, we will still release the demo and BETA according to plan. Now, onto business. As I mentioned before, progress has been slowing down and the only member of our team that will possibly be not going for vacation around Christmas is Tukki who will be coding spells and game mechanics while we're gone. He is also working on a video to exhibit the new NPC system and will probably give you some spell teasers, etc. I will be posting the next report on Wednesday the 23rd before I leave. In that report will be the details of ONE hero, including screenshots and a possible video. So stay tuned! =D December 23th Weekly Progress Report To The Hive Workshop, This will be the last progress report you will get until I return (which may be later than December 29). Progress is almost coming to a complete halt with the exception of Tukki who will be working on classes right after Christmas. In the spirit of the holiday season, the Everwood Team has worked hard this weak to release a preview of Everwood’s first class… the Warlock. At the bottom of this report, you will be able to witness the power demonstrated by the Warlock. Coding UpdatesA’ight folks, time for some coding updates! As you probably know, and expect, there will be some cool features in Everwood ORPG that will make a truly unique experience. I have, as a coder in the mod, scripted some of these awesome features. First, there is the NPConversation system, which enables you to talk to nearly everyone inside the map. Another feature is the NPCEvent, which can be used to code complex and cool event behaviors for NPC-characters, such as villagers. Now you probably want to know if there is a hero reveal in this report; yes, there is! I’m happy to give Wolfe the opportunity to reveal this hero to you, he can be found at the bottom of this post (fools!!). I hope you find him awesome, because, he is… - Tukki, Coder Design UpdatesAs you would all know, we are working very hard to release the demo. Now, this is a tremendous amount of work as we are adding exclusive demo material that will not be included in the demo zone (the starting zone). Lately, my focus has been on items and the first dungeon in Everwood ORPG because a majority of our hero concepts has been finished. In this update, I would like to reveal to you our stats and sub-stats. There are three main stats and nine sub-stats that allow you to customize what your hero will specialize in and how they are in combat. POWER Power increases health, health regeneration and attack power. Endurance – Armour Rating, Block Chance, Power Strength – Attack Power, Attack Critical Power, Power Vitality – Base Health Regeneration, Health, Power ALACRITY Alacrity increases armour, attack speed and attack power. Reflexes – Dodge Chance, Attack Critical Power, Attack Power, Alacrity Dexterity – Attack Speed, Attack Critical Chance, Alacrity Ballistics – Attack Speed, Attack Power, Attack Range [BOW ONLY] WILL Will increases mana, mana regeneration and attack power. Intelligence – Spell Power, Spell Critical Power, Will Focus – Spell Critical Chance, Spell AoE Range, Will Wisdom – Base Mana Regeneration, Mana, Will - Wolfe Orscythe, Designer Terrain UpdatesSadly, there are no terrain updates or screenshots as of yet as 12_Exile is on vacation until the 27th. I hope to display some of his works either next week or in the New Year. However, I do know that he has finished the interiors and made a few changes to the demo/starting zone. Requests & Recruitment Currently, there are no requests. However, we are in need of a 2D Artist with experience and skill willing to dedicate his/her time to creating icons and textures. Now… drum roll please… The Warlock http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4oaR9i1L3U The Warlocks of Everwood were once a benevolent order of mages that policed the use of magic throughout the forest. However, their insatiable thirst for knowledge and total arcane mastery soon led them down a path of corruption. Their dabbling into the subterranean arcane streams developed a lust for power, and soon after an unhealthy fondness for Daemonic Magics. Warlocks are melee spellcasters, capable of utilizing massive amounts of mana to expel those who stand in their path. Use: Heavy DPS Armour Class: Light Leather Weapon Class: Blade Game Mechanic Sorcery Warlocks use sorcery as their game mechanic. Their control over powerful magic allows them to manipulate the two opposites of sorcery. One opposite, fire magic, allows them to unleash havoc amongst their enemies and destroy them quickly at the cost of his own life. The other, cold magic mimics its counterpart but in a lesser form that ensures that, he is safe in the battlefield. Chain Lightning Beginning the charge... Rushes at a target, slamming the target with a fistful of lightning dealing X damage and bounces to another target dealing Y% of the original damage. FIRE MAGIC increases the damage dealt to the second target by X% and the mana cost by Y COLD MAGIC makes you untouchable until you attack the second target – you cannot be interrupted Stormhammer As soon as Chain Lightning is cast, Stormhammer will trigger. Slams a hammer of powerful lightning upon his target, dealing X damage to the target and Y damage to all targets nearby. Triggers after a successful Chain Lightning. FIRE MAGIC knocks targets back violently, however dealing X% of the damage to himself COLD MAGIC stuns targets for X seconds and increases the DEX of nearby allies by X Hellfire Launches a missile of terrible hellfire at a target that explodes, dealing X damage to all targets in Y radius. FIRE MAGIC gives all allied and unallied targets in the area the burning condition COLD MAGIC conjures a fire elemental in the aftermath with X health that taunts all targets All spells, mechanics and special effects are subject to change at any time. You will be informed of these changes. Videos for the Warlock and the NPC system will be placed in this report once Tukki emails me their YouTube links. Now folks, ‘tis the season to be jolly. We will see you all after Christmas with another progress report on Wednesday 6, 2010! Merry Christmas all and a Happy New Year! February 6th Weekly Progress Report To The Hive Workshop, Well, finally. A new report, sorry for the absence. With school back up, a lot of us are busy and make do with the time we have. Before I go on with the report, I would like to welcome Oziris; an adequate terrainer who we hope will stay with us for the long run in helping us polish and expand Everwood Forest. We hope you enjoy this report and look forward to seeing you again on Saturday the 13th of February. I really hoped to introduce a new hero in this report; however, I will be introducing a brief overview of the demo profession: apothecary instead. We also have some reputable people helping us in Everwood ORPG and I will be introducing them to you after the report. ^.^ Coding Updates Unique, quality and usefulness are the spell-aims for Everwood ORPG. Coding takes time, because some spells are redesigned, some added and some are even removed. We think that it is better to release these types of spells in the demo, instead of the typical abilities. "Taunt" anyone? Not to degrade taunt or anything as it covers the usefulness requirement pretty good, but really, is it special or does it require some sort of strategy or requirement? Not that it should do anything stupid, but the player should be able to abuse (-?) this effect in some kind of way. I will give you an example: Heal - you can easily make the ability a little more fun by adding movement speed to the healed unit, enabling it to run like hell of it wants, or restoring an ally WHILE dealing damage to an enemy. Coding this far has focused two (maybe three) things: Paragon: Game Mechanic & Abilities Blademaster: Game Mechanic & Abilities NPChat: You can now chat with your fellow, good-hearted NPCs! In addition, a lot of optimizations and tweaks have been made to the existing code. - Tukki, Coder Design Updates Of late, my main concern has been the quests in Everwood ORPG. In my experience, I have found quests to be quite boring and lacking. For example, the classic “kill x of y” or “find x in y” quests. Of course, these simpler quests matter and will be included, however not in high doses. Rather, Everwood ORPG will include quests based on teamwork, strategy and plot. The following is a list of quest “types” that will be featured in Everwood ORPG: Tier Series Quests In Everwood ORPG, you advanced through five tiers. Each tier has a main storyline and quest chain that you follow as you brave the wilds. In the demo, the Tier Quest Chain will feature seven quests including escorts, defenses and boss encounters. Bounty Quests Throughout Everwood Forest, The Bounty Hunter’s Guild has immersed itself throughout the many towns and cities that dot the landscape. In each tier, a bounty hunter will offer you a quest that you will accept or decline. Bounty Quests are possibly the most difficult quests you will have to perform, but they also offer the best rewards. Bounty Quests are unrepeatable. Dungeon Quests Dungeons are another feature included in Everwood ORPG, and with them come Dungeon Quests. Dungeon Quests will pretty much require you to retrieve things and face difficult bosses. By performing these tasks, you will be able to explore the dungeons included in Everwood ORPG and face the terrifying things that lurk within them. Once Upon A Time Once Upon A Time is the main quest chain in Everwood ORPG. Throughout the tiers, you will perform quests to unravel the secrets of Everwood Forest’s ancient ancestors and the evil that stirs below the earth. These quests introduce you to the rich lore behind Everwood Forest and its demons. Once Upon A Time is unrepeatable. Apothecary The apothecary mixes herbs, spices and bodily fluids and ingredients to generate a variety of potions, elixirs, salves, flasks and oils with different effects. An apothecary is a useful and profitable profession to take up, especially when adventurers require your nifty trade for healing, restoration, and enhancement or to bring about suffering with poisons and explosive potions. In Everwood ORPG, each profession features three sub-professions of which you may specialize in. As you level up, you may choose which sub-profession to take advance through the ranking system as a profitable apothecary. Specializations Alchemy - As an alchemist, you are bestowed with a talent for gathering herbs, spices and other reagents and catalysts with healing properties. Alchemists create healing and mana potions, stat-increasing elixirs and even a potion of immortality. Infusing - As an infuser, you can salvage items of magical properties and create orbs of pure and untamed power. These orbs, filled with mystical energy, can be infused with other pieces of armor to enhance that weapon or armor. Witchcraft - As a witch, you cackle at the thought of healing and creating powerful orbs. Rather, you collect reagents of destructive and venomous properties to use on your enemies and destroy them. Witches create oils used by bow-and-arrow wielding classes, explosive elixirs and toxic salves. - Wolfe Orscythe, Designer Terrain Updates Screenshots These screenshots are lacking detail that will be added eventually. Also, careful, screenshots are a little big. - Oziris, Terrainer Now, as I said before, we have some pretty reputable people helping us in Everwood ORPG. On class textures, we have 67chrome and helping us with some of our icons is Palaslayer. ^.^ Things that needs to be done before beta stage: Coding - Basically revising, touching up systems, bug-proofing everything. Terrain - Interiors should be finished by now (I hope). Basically polishing off the terrain, making sure it looks good with the custom camera. Heroes - Each hero should have four spells each. Items - Attachment models, etc. for basic item models should be done as well as the scripted item data. Quests - Concepts and coding. There will be one questline and then other individual quests. NPCs - Merchants, creeps, quest-giver data should be done as well as placing them on the map.