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January 2012 News Batch

Discussion in 'Latest Updates and News' started by Vengeancekael, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. Vengeancekael

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

    Greetings, people!


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

    Also we hope you've had a great start into the new year and we're all thrilled for the new things to come in 2012! :smile:


    2 Previous News Batches (Not Approved): October / November (The January news batch was approved on the 18th of February, however future news batches will be published sooner)


    Index


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    The data was gathered on the 28th of January.


    [​IMG] (1.2) Battle For Tatooine - [​IMG] darwin

    This high quality Star Wars map features amazing shop control and ship fights, along with neat side quests and different ships to buy, also ground combat.

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    [​IMG] (1.5) Tyr's Apprentice - [​IMG] APproject

    This amazing single-player RPG features 3rd person action with powerful items including model attachments, an interesting storyline, action-packed cutscenes and a neat skills system.

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    [​IMG] (0.14c) Frog Garden Survival - [​IMG] PantatKematian

    This survival map features an interesting and neat item upgrading system, which allows your character to get armor pieces (with model attachments to your hero's model)/weapons, which you can then upgrade to get special stats.

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    [​IMG] (0.9r) Trackmania - [​IMG] kleinerhauck

    The idea is that "Workers" need to build a railway for a train which has to lead it to a station on the other side of the map to win, while the other team, the so called "Trolls" must destroy the train.

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    [​IMG] (0.1.8.0) Shadows of the Past - [​IMG] -Kobas-

    The long awaited SPRPG has been released, but as a taster. It already features the most important systems and multiple classes, along with some side-quests, however the main quests are on their way and the new update should land soon.

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    Other Recommended Maps:
    [​IMG] Booody


    [​IMG] Modeler Spotlight

    Every news batch will include a Modeler Spotlight, showing off a user's latest amazing work! This time, it's going to be Frankster (aka General Frank)! Check out his amazing models which he has released in January.

    [​IMG] King Lion - Super Heavy Tank

    »The tank possesses multi-layered composite armour, is powered by a 1.21 Gigawatt 'Blackearth' Fusion engine and sports dual 155mm 'Devastator' cannons and a pair of high-powered chainsaw blades, which are used to cut through nasty vegetation, infantry and vehicles alike. Though it lacks direct anti-air weapons of older models, it can be retrofitted with one of multiple special gadgets.

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    [​IMG] Blood Elven Archer Maiden


    A newer and better version of Frankster's older Blood Elf Archer, published back in 2009.

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    [​IMG] Gem - Aquamarine


    A teal Aquamarine from Frankster's gem pack.

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    [​IMG] Gem - Ruby


    A red Ruby from Frankster's gem pack.

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    [​IMG] All of his Gem Models:
    »Diamond
    »Topaz
    »Opal
    »Amethyst
    »[...]
    »Fitting Icons
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    [​IMG] Honorable Mention: Ligaroo - [​IMG] -Grendel


    An amazing looking demon/undead hero, with amazing animations and great detail.

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    [​IMG] Icon Maker Spotlight

    One of the greatest artists on the Hive, CRAZYRUSSIAN has released a batch of new, useful icons in January! Check them out!



    All of his recent work: [​IMG]


    [​IMG] Projects Spotlight

    [​IMG] The 2 Player Campaign (by TheSpoon/McQvaBlood - Hosted Project)

    The 2 Player Campaign is a series of campaign maps edited by The-Spoon. They allow you to replay the original Warcraft III campaign with a friend, using -save/-load triggers to carry data across levels.

    [​IMG]Hosted Project of the Year 2011
    Type: Multiplayer Campaign[c][​IMG]

    [​IMG] Shadows of the Past (by -Kobas- - Hosted Project)

    Shadows of the Past is an epic Single Player Role Playing Game (SPRPG) project which promises to be one of the best! Even though its made for in Warcraft III, SotP strives to give the players the impression of playing a totally different game...

    Type: Single Player RPG
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    [​IMG] Warcraft III: Paranoia (by Grievous1 - Hosted Project - New)

    <<"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] Oasis and Desert 2 (mainly by bowser499 - Hosted Project - New)

    <<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. These sides were in the unstoppable war. Until an entity known as the Balance Dominator came to the world.>>

    Type: AoS/RPG
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    [​IMG] World in Flames (by Fingolfin)

    WW2: World in Flames is a strategy based map taking place in both theatres of world war two. Your goal is to conquer the opposing teams using air, ground, and naval units authentic to those used in the historical war.

    Type: Multiplayer Strategy
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    [​IMG] Project Y4: A Total Conversion (by Rao Dao Zao)

    Project Y4 is a single-player science-fiction total conversion map.
    <<The remote industro-military development and manufacturing facility EY23 has gone dark. Communications ceased, and a team was dispatched to secure the area. They found the facility on over-drive, churning out drone mechs that had killed anyone caught in the open -- and they shredded the small team that tried to enter the facility.>>

    Type: Single Player RPG
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    [​IMG] The Hive's Arena

    [​IMG] Paired Mapping Contest #6

    Contestants are required to enter this contest in a team of two, in order to create a Horror map that will never lack puzzling mysteries. The map has to be any type of escape - the main characters are expected to run away from something, or someone, while keeping their heads on their shoulders.

    Deadline: 15th of February, 2012, 23:59 (PM) GMT

    ---Over---
    [​IMG] Concept Art Contest #6 - Tribal Princess - Poll

    Design a princess of a tribal society. Be creative.
    Tribal implies the materials and techniques used by your character has to be consistent with a society that lived before 1000BC, or an equivalent fantasy or alien society.

    Vote for your favorite entry: dizzt / Mr.Goblin / 67chrome / Dionesiist / moyackx / ike_ike / PeeKay
    [​IMG] Techtree Contest #5 - Results


    First Place: 67chrome
    Second Place: Wazzz
    Third Place: Spinnaker
    Fourth Place: Kam
    Fifth Place: ~11es
    Sixth Place: ashbringer
    Seventh Place: Dionesiist
    Eighth Place: Narogog
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    [​IMG] Terraining Contest #14: Racial Settlements

    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.

    Contest Judging: Creativity(15) + Detail(15) + Technique(15) + Aesthetic(20) = 65
    Deadline: 25th of March, 2012, (GMT)



    [​IMG] Last Page

    [​IMG] Staff:
    • M0rbid is now a Skin Moderator! He will still be moderating the terrains section.*
    • If you want your contest to be approved or moved, be sure to contact our new Arena Moderators, Joe-Black-5 and Pharaoh_, who will be replacing Pyritie.*
      The sexy and manly Joe-Black-5 is also a Community & Chat Moderator.
      Pharaoh_ on the other hand also moderates the World Editor Help Zone, Triggers & Scripts and Spells Section.
    • [​IMG] The User of the Year 2011 is Pharaoh_!
    • For a complete list of every moderator, check out "House of Rohan"!

    [​IMG] Community:
    • For the Caught! segue, we require funny quotes from either the chat or from the forums, so be sure to leave some cool ones for the next batch.
    • The user Bibendus is re-creating the game Dungeon Keeper in Starcraft II! Check out his project Hive Keeper in Modifications Development & Presentation.
    • The neat and fresh looking [ORPG] Shadows of Everwood is still going after 2 years! But don't let it get too inactive, so go ahead and leave some comments to motivate the team!
    • Toastwolf is again working on his 3D Model Viewer, already implemented in the models section and he's asking for your feedback!
    • And in order to get more views and replies on this, I'm just gonna leave this here: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

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    *Not quite recent news, but still informative.

    Thank you for reading this news batch and I hope you enjoyed it. Let us know if you have any suggestions for the news batches!
    Also note that Terrain/Skin/Spell spotlights were removed from this batch because there wasn't enough good material to use, but hopefully February will feature some new stuff!
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2012
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    Grendel gets 6 fingers :p
     
  3. Aeroblyctos

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    I just love these 'batches'. They gives us a lot of basic information what has happened recently!

    (map)
    Based on what? Downloads? Page views? Rating?
     
  4. Vengeancekael

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  5. Aeroblyctos

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    Yes it is indeed good to advertise new maps.

    Still one thing, out of six models, there are five Frankster's models. I feel that's a bit too much for him.
     
  6. Vengeancekael

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    Yeah I couldn't decide whether I should do a modeler spotight or a models spotlight :p Maybe I'll change it for the next one.
     
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    Oh so you finally posted this. I may be willing to add something next month if you decide to keep making them.
     
  8. General Frank

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    ULTRA-KILL.^^
    But seriously, 5 models are too much. And those are not that well rated, but thanks for mentioning them!
     
  9. Vengeancekael

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    ^That's why I'll probably not do a single modeler spotlight, but feature multiple models by different authors, thus hopefully leading to higher rated models.

    @Rui, I'LL NEVER STOP MAKING THEM! YOU HEAR ME, NEVER
     
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    Hasn't shiiK complained about the long loading time of the news page?
     
  11. Vengeancekael

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    Well there aren't any youtube videos and I'm only using .jpg. He also likes the batch, so no problem there.
     
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    Needs more ponies.
     
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    Now just stick these contest notices up there with those other notices.

    MAKE
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    HAPPEN

    This post is signed and paid for by: Mr. Reginald Fladdermasken
    22nd February 2012 00:15, GMT+1
     
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    Get that pony shit out of here.
     
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    Finally another person agrees that Ghostwolf should be called Toastwolf (original toast idea from ike)
     
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    No, needs MUCH more ponies.
     
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    for all your clapping, visit chat.
     
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