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Land of Blood

Submitted by Hugget Sukker
This bundle is marked as approved. It works and satisfies the submission rules.
They drank till the land was drying up - once a lush kingdom, now a waste of blood.
They lurk at night, in the clouds of dust, in the shadows, in a Land of Blood.



Overview
Follow the narrator's monologue in this cinematic. Feel a strange atmosphere creep under your skin, with ingame sound effects (from Warcraft III), and music made by myself.

Style
The cinematic is mostly an expression of mood and theme, but opens the story about Baras the vampire that has yet to see mapmaking. Watch and make your own suggestions.


Screenshots

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Credits
I used the Ultimate Terraining Map for the cinematic.
Credits

Because it is so hard to keep track of who made which model for the UTM, I should credit them all:
The UTM Modellers

Daelin
Olofmoleman
Chriz.
xXm0rpH3usXx
Celestea
Nasrudin
aquilla
Mc !
Illidan
reinless
oBs3rv3r
Xios
sc_freak
abriko
JetFangInferno
iNfraNe
Whitehorn
Red XIII
HappyTauren
Herio-san
Illidan(evil)x
Born2Modificate
BlinkBoy


ALSO credits to PeeKay, Afronight_76, Devine, and Hanza-Ru whose models have been used.


Notes:
Don't forget to enable music and all sound.
As mentioned, I used the UTM. Excuse me that I haven't deleted every single unused file from the map, even though it would decrease the filesize, but it's not for b.net, so who cares?
This map is not protected.

Changelog


V1.1

- Added the Land of Blood preview
- Changed text messages into transmissions with colored text
- Added an extra scene at the end (watch it)
- There are 2 new characters in the story
- Made music for the entire cinematic
- Made various camera changes
- Made changes to various details and timing
- Opened 12 player slots so it can be hosted on B.net, although the size is over 10mb





Keywords:
cinematic, vampire, blood, horror, surreal, outland, darkness
Contents

Land of Blood (Map)

Reviews
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17:34, 16th Aug 2010 ap0calypse: Approved Update: Re-Moderating with review and rating! [img][c] Date: 2011/Oct/16 14:34:25 Vengeancekael: VM // PM: Rep Received: 0[c]Reasons: Other: If you have any complaints or questions directed towards a...
  1. 17:34, 16th Aug 2010
    ap0calypse: Approved
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    Comment: Review: http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/1677232-post2.html
     
  2. Vengeancekael

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    Hmm a cinematic, review to come up shortly.

    Also, improve the description by using these BB codes.
    Also, add a preview image.

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    Review by Kael
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    Land of Blood - Hugget Sukker
    Cinematic
    Medieval / Warcraft, Space & Aliens, Miscellanous / Other


    Hiveworkshop Rules:

    You are not breaking any of the hiveworkshop rules, however I suggest you use these BB codes to improve the look of the description.

    Terrain:

    The atmosphere looks very "dark" and does match the world it should look like.
    Everything is fine.

    Storyline:

    Well you can't really tell much because this cinematic is kinda short, but ok for an intro or something similar. The thing with hell and vampires can be interesting whatsoever.

    Camera:

    The camera work was well done and the blood fade was also nice.

    Imports:

    There isn't a lot of custom music, except in the end, but I guess you don't want any music in the beginning.

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    Overall:


    It's a good start and I hope you will be making the next part. But it does need some improvements, for example it was too short and I would have liked dark music in the end. Also the story telling is a bit lacking, at least use transmissions for the text and colorize the text with a tool


    Rating: 2/5
    Status: Approval
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2011
  3. Septimus

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    this gotta be a jokes.
     
  4. Vengeancekael

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    Well the category can stay like that.
     
  5. Hugget Sukker

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    Have limited category to Medieval / Warcraft, improved description with BB code, added screenshots, but I am working on a preview right now. Glad to hear there's too little music next update will have more of that.

    Edit: ^^ I was in doubt myself as to whether I was going too far with categories, and now I changed my mind. I just thought it looked pretty otherworldly, so "anything goes" I thought.
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2010
  6. Darkzealot_128

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    A protected cinematic? Lol...
     
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    Vote for approval with 2/5 rating.

    Most of the thing I want to mention already been mention by Kael.

    However, there is few more thing I need to address.

    1) Camera - The camera movement flow ain't that good, some of the movement was way too choppy. My guess is that you directly move the camera to another while using wait action.

    2) Starting - Start the cinematic directly instead of requesting user to tune up the volume and press "ESC" to begin the cinematic. ESC are often use to end cinematic and not to enable cinematic.

    There is few more thing that could be mention, but I set it aside since it ain't that matter.
     
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    Make more slots so the map can be shared through battle.net, garena etc.
     
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    I consider that this cinematic is not so bad, especially landscape design
     
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    may contain spoilers

    Few bad things:
    -At start, the super-short images slashing through that red glowing blur thing, are too short. Looks like subliminal messages or something, well point is that the watcher has no idea wth it was.
    -the vampire at the end plays an odd animation, repeatedly. Slow it down or make it play at different speeds or whatever, cuz atm it really takes the overall quality down, right before the ending...
    -Not sure you want your text always white in such a cinematic.
    -Cinematics shouldn't be protected.
    -Rather short even though i personally don't care much.
    -When the camera zooms over the land really fast, you can see monotone dirt tiles on flat ground, add more variation.

    Good things:
    -Color scheme clearly respected apart from text (see above)
    -Creative use of sounds and fade effects, i liked the red pulsating blur (and now that i think of it, was that meant to be blood?)
    -Very mysterious and intriguing (until you see that dumb vampire at the end...)
    -Good crediting.

    Overall i really liked this cinematic but i can only encourage you to refine it, and make more.

    4/5 from me, take that as an encouragement.
     
  11. Hugget Sukker

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    Thanks for all these good comments! I take your critical opinions seriously, and have allready been working on many improvements. I hate to keep saying it's going to be updated soon, but it is, and there are surprises in store worthy of watching it again.
    Stick around tomorrow by midnight :ctwist: and it may have been updated, else it'll be at midnight of the day after tomorrow.

    EDIT: Okay, it's not midnight yet, but HERE it IS. I'm SORRY!
     
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2010
  12. Vengeancekael

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    Why did you add more slots when it's not even hostable on battle.net.
     
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    Hmm? Bummer. Thought it would be if I just added slots. Is it the filesize, can't remember the current maximum size. That's a problem I should probably fix, thanks.
    Edit: You're right, it can't be hosted. Doh!
     
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    Needs to be lower than 8mb for b.net
     
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    Allright. If combing out the unnecessary imports doesn't do it, using the right tool will. I will go through that sooner or later. For now I just hope the rest of the changes are accepted well. And I think it's obvious that I'm considering whether to make sequels some days in the future, but probably not.
     
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    Fix slots on this.
     
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    awesome ambiance (i wanna rate it so i post this)
     
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    nice atmosphere, pretty cool idea, doesn´t seem to be that mainstream.
    Unfortunately the cinematic ends when it becomes really interesting. 4/5