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Gaias Retaliation ORPG goes 1.2C

Discussion in 'Latest Updates and News' started by Ralle, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. Ralle

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    After almost a year of development, we proudly present a brand new chapter for Gaias Retaliation.








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    Travel to Dun Haldran, a dwarven town high up in the Whitepine Mountains and prepare the pathway towards the epic conclusion of Gaias Retaliation.
    A dozen new quests, several new bosses and hundreds of new items await our adventurers.


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    A complete revamp of the ability system now presents abilities as grouped choices, adding further depth to customize your character. Talents can further shape your playstyle by improving abilities or adding passive bonuses to your hero.


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    As your equipment improves, so does your character. Every piece of armor and weapon adds a new flavour to how your character looks and feels, changing not only the visible equipment parts, but also the clothes worn by the character.
    To further customize your character, you can change your hair color and hide your equipped headgear.


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    The last update implemented the first new character class since the early days of developement of Gaias Retaliation back in 2009. Unleash the raw mental powers of the Psion or hone your skills on the bending of metal and play as a tanky Hexblade.


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    Find lost souls on your travels and explore the depths of the mysterious Soul Vault.
    These souls will grow and gain power while in your sanctum, granting stronger bonuses as you progress through the game. Soul Vaults can be saved and loaded independent of your heroes and can be shared by across all your characters. Level up new characters and still get benefits for your favorite!


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    Select from a large variety of mounts and travel faster across Ankhmaron.




    Custom Music & Voice Acting

    Tired of reading and listening to the same old tracks?
    Get a fresh selection of various awesome ambient music pieces and voice acted quests by dropping our official Gaias Expansion Folder into your WC3 directory!
    This package is completely optional and will not modify your game files in any way. It will only be used by Gaias Retaliation and has no impact on other maps.


    So what are you waiting for?

    Download Gaias Retaliation v1.2C now or play directly on Battle.net by adding our bot "Gaias" to your friendslist and join the hosted games!

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  2. Jumbo

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    Amazing!
    I wonder what's up with those bars inside the pictures though? :)

    Also, for any new player who wants to play it: There are bots hosting it 24/7 on Battlenet. Go to US West and join channel "Clan ORPG" to find other people to play with. Also you can write '/whois Gaias' to see the current name of the hosted bot game.
     
  3. Zwiebelchen

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    Thanks for posting this! Is there a way to resize these images via BB code? They are a bit large even on 1600x1200 resolution.
     
  4. DracoL1ch

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    damn. Hive really need to impelement custom pages for landings like this. Forum's limitations are just too high.
     
  5. Dr Super Good

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    They really need a better photographer... Wrong aspect rato, gamma and transparent bars?

    Looks pretty cool. I will give it a try soon.
     
  6. Veritas 117

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    Gaia's Retaliation is without a doubt the most challenging, beautiful, balanced, and fun to play RPG out there. You can play singleplayer and get quite far (with some difficulty) but it is ultimately a multiplayer map. This amount of balance in a custom game is rare and is definitely something to strive for. This game is absolutely worth the download.
     
  7. HandsOfficial

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    make the game singleplayer-able. jesus christ man. no one plays warcraft 3 it's dead. single player games would make maps way more popular but no one DOES IT!!!!@#
     
  8. PurgeandFire

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    Congrats on the release Zwiebelchen & Co., and congrats on getting the local file soundset to work!

    Definitely one of my favorite maps and my all-time favorite rpg map. Those new places look gorgeous--I'm surprised at how much variety you can squeeze in considering the map's size. I'm sure the players will love it. :)
     
  9. Jumbo

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    You can play the game singleplayer, just not clear all content. Also we have a stable community of players for Gaias.

    Basically, what you said there is just plain wrong. Please show some respect instead of writing aggressive nonsense like 'no one plays wc3 it's dead'. The game obviously isn't dead to many of us.
     
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    I find your opinion to be funny, considering the fact that Warcraft 3's numbers were beating Starcraft 2 at all times, the exception being the first month of Sc2 and its expansions' releases.

    The game is thriving. Perhaps you're misinformed, mate?
     
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    Those screenshots are too damn big, there needs to be some sort of html function integrated or a code to re-size images based on resolution. Please make that happen in Hive 2.

    I had to zoom out the page by 50% to actually see screenshots normally.
    + The whole news section is now clamped with over-sized images, it would be at-least good to put them in "Hide" tabs.

    On Topic-

    The cinematic looked good, I can see how so much effort was put into this map. Good job, Zwiebelchen.
     
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    I personally agree.

    Regardless of those numbers, Hands is right, we need more single player games. Obviously wc3 has aged and doesn't have the man power to keep pumping out games that depend on MP. That could change with the movie coming out, could revive the genre, who knows.

    Well that just isn't the same thing, now is it? That's like a demo. A stable community? It would be a much more stable community if the game allowed for single player. No schedule conflicts, no depending on other people being there.

    Something not being dead to you is like saying your grandmother's spirit lives on in your memory. It just doesn't mean anything. Wc3 is hanging in there because a small fan base, a fan base that would be a tight tether with more single player friendly games. It was not aggressive nonsense, it was a factual opinion.


    Moving on from that....


    Why can't I get past the load screen :( Left it there for nearly two hours. Does it take longer for anyone else?
     
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  13. StoPCampinGn00b

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    Blah blah single player. Single player is never as fun :).
    Seriously, stop complaining. Funny thing is that people complain about Hive not having enough multiplayer activity, from battle.net or on other sites. There are tons of campaigns and single player maps and if this isn't one of them, move on. The WarCraft 3 community is mostly the one that plays the games together, as a community does things - together with interaction. Asking people to get offline and play by their selves is the exact opposite for building a community for the map. Also, Gaias has been the most active hosted project for as long as I could remember, and they pull their audience from multiplayer games / servers.

    Awesome work Zwiebelchen and crew!
     
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    Oh come on Camping, stop complaining, people can have an opinion, don't just start blabbing and shooting from the hip :thumbs_down:

    Single Player maps are still part of the community - everyone can take a part in it and interact with each other on the forums to give feedback, ask how to do a quest, etc. So making maps for people to play by THEM selves only improves the community bond! See us? We're being a community, interacting right now.

    Obviously they don't pull their audience from multiplayer games or else myself and Handsoff wouldn't be here.

    But there is one thing you said that isn't wrong, and that is it was some awesome work on this map

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    Oh and I got the map working, had to bump up model and textures up to 'high' but I played for about an hour, saved my game, and now I'm trying to load it the game crashes. Anyone else having this problem?
     
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  15. NearbyHermit

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    Whoa, guys!

    Ever thought that the through the World Editor, designers are able to craft maps that might evolve one day into industry leading games that can kickstart titan companies. Think about it!

    Besides that, good job Zwiebelchen and gang. I'll pop this bad boy once I get home from work.
     
  16. Rheiko

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    Keep your voice down. You sound angry for a simple matter. You people sure can have and give opinions but you should do it politely and respectfully. Whether it is a single or multiplayer, it's the author's decision and none of us can really do anything about it. He has his reasons for making the map that way. So please respect that and share your opinion with well-mannered attitude.
     
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    Besides the volatile spirit of this thread, I can still make out that there's a demand for singleplayer maps. :ogre_love:
     
  18. Rheiko

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    Well, I actually demand for a single player map. xD
    It's not a big deal, though. So, I don't really mind if it doesn't support single player.
    As long as I can play it solo even if it's something like a demo version of the map, that's enough to me. ;)

    Splendid work, Zwiebelchen and the crew. ~
     
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    The thing is... why is it that people like to come to maps that are clearly ORPG multiplayer based and complaining about the lack of singleplayer maps? If it was an idea for a map - sure I could understand. This is not an idea, it is a fully made ORPG. If you care to read about Gaias Retaliation, you will realise that it has been in development since at least 2009, with new content being released regularly.

    If one likes singleplayer, why not go to singleplayer maps or to the developing map threads and suggest singleplayer rpgs to be made instead of heading to a 7 year old map? It is entirely offtopic to post complaints about general lack of singleplayer maps in this thread :O. I can understand the confusion though, since this is a News post, which means that some people might think it's meant for general Warcraft 3 opinions.
     
  20. Zwiebelchen

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    I understand the frustration about the lack of Singleplayer maps. Then again, making this map a multiplayer map was a decision I made for one single reason: because I enjoy multiplayer RPGs.
    And I will only make what I personally enjoy.

    That being said; I'd love to create a singleplayer game that is focused on storytelling and character developement (although that would probably be german, since my english is not good enough to write dialogue). But this isn't that game, and given my tight schedule, there will probably never be one either.

    I did my best to make Gaias as singleplayer friendly as possible. I added mercenaries, who are a huge boost to player power. I designed the majority of the quests to be soloable. I added recipe items and rarespawns to allow solo players to get loot that is otherwise restricted to multiplayer content.
    The only content you miss out on is the content specifically designed to be played in a group. Which isn't even that much.


    The question is: Would Gaias be a better game if I would allow singleplayers to beat all the content without having to engage in multiplayer? The answer is no. Because there are restrictions in multiplayer maps that singleplayer maps just don't have to deal with. Like the problem of permanent changes in the world or the lack of player continuity.

    The thing is: even if I made Gaias fully singleplayer compatible, it would just not be a good singleplayer game. Projects like Iceborn that are designed around singleplayer will always deliver a higher quality in terms of singleplayer experience. There is just a whole new level of freedom that emerges from not having to deal with continuity problems.


    TL:DR:
    Making Gaias singleplayer compatible will hurt everyone: the singleplayer fans would get half-assed content without proper player-based narrative and the multiplayer crowd would get pissed for not having the feeling of achievement beating a hard encounter in a group. You would get a half-cooked soup that tastes no-one.
    If you like singleplayer, there are some amazing options out there, like Iceborn or just recently Warden. Project Y4 is amazing if you are into Sci-fi and there is also the amazing Hero RPG from wc3c if you enjoy ATB combat.


    @Ralle: thanks for fixing these images.


    Did you save/load using the game menu or did you use the -save command? The game menu save is not supported in this game until blizzard fixes the bugs with timers.
     
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