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Metastasis

Submitted by FelFox
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Metastasis
In a research sector of the United Security Initiative known only as 198X2, a group of scientists and station personnel are assaulted by an unknown threat. As their colleagues die one by one, they must fight to survive and figure out who is doing this to them, and how to stop it.

The Game
Metastasis is best described as a survival game. At the start, one or several players will be secretly selected as your opponents. You will be placed within a space station in the sector 198X2 and must figure out who is the enemy, and kill him before he kills you and your fellow humans.

Depending on the number of players in the game, there will be one or several enemies.
1-4 players: A lone enemy, who will either be a former researcher mutating rapidly into a cunning adversary, or an alien organism killing off station workers for unknown reasons.
5-9 players: Both the mutant and the alien work to kill your team as well as each other. Only one side can stand victorious.
10-12 players: The mutant and the alien are once again your adversaries, but rumors abound of a cold, metallic killer waiting to rise and annihilate every living thing in the sector.

Humans
To aid you in your fight, you have a myriad of station resources and your own education to assist you.
Being a research group in a theoretically dangerous sector, stations are equipped with state of the art military supplies, including many types of combat suits of varying abilities. You have been trained to use these suits, albeit only against the organisms on the local planet. No doubt you can adapt them to perform other, more murderous tasks. There is also an assortment of defensive and offensive weaponry, from stationary turrets and force shield generators to grenades and mighty fusion bombs.
You also carry your life experience and career with you. There are nine possible careers assigned to you at the beginning of the game, from researchers with various doctorates to a visiting captain of the battlecruiser Swagger to the lowly local janitor. Each career provides a unique benefit and alters your initial equipment and monetary income.

Enemies
The mutant and alien both have strong physical capabilities. Each is capable of overpowering an unequipped human easily. However, they are alone, and hate each other as much as they hate humans. The mutant and the alien both sport an ever changing genetic code- within the span of mere hours they can change their physical and mental makeup drastically. As the game goes on, each will slowly evolve into more powerful forms. Eliminating them early will prevent them from overpowering you with massive strength, dominant mental abilities, or swarms of minion-like organisms.

Infection
The mutant has the ability to evolve a infectious called a prion. By weakening the human body, the prion eventually forces a genetic change in the host, altering it to serve the original mutant and take its form.
The alien also has a similar parasitic microorganism it launches into humans, slowly weakening them and eventually eating them away. By doing so, the parasite grows into a facsimile of the original alien, while retaining traces of the infectee's personality, though twisted into serving the alien leader.

Stations
Featured in the sector are four space stations and a planet situated around a single star. Each station has unique capabilities and can be visited at any time by using one of several types of spaceships or escape pods. The largest station is the U.S.I. Queen Niffy, which boasts a large infrastructure and fleet of spaceships, as well as many curious research labs dedicated to the sector. Other stations include the Arbitress, an advanced sensors station, the Kyo Station, which is a container for the experimental Kyo Cannon spatial artillery platform, an old unused station now scheduled for demolition. These are all situated around the orbit of the local planet Minertha, a terraformed but as yet uncolonized planet. A small military station was set up some time ago, but no one currently occupies it.
A battlecruiser from the U.S.I. fleet is also currently visiting the sector.

Credits
An extensive list of credits for the artwork featured in the game can be found within the F9 menu of the game. Special thanks needs to be given to to Clan Sirs, Catar, DarkLink_Rper, EnragedBullfrog, OmeedESF, Mooglefrooglian, mrzwach, lorg, Aenir, Scruffymurphy, Jarkill, InfernoInfernal, and especially Kodua.

UPDATE (1.8.2):
-See changelog at http://thegoodsirs.net
I don't even anymore

Keywords:
parasite, who'sthealien, mystery, alien, mutant, space
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Metastasis (Map)

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00:56, 30th Jul 2009 Linaze: Lacks a proper description.
  1. Catar

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    EDIT: Nevermind, fixed for 1.24. Enjoy.
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2009
  2. Mooglefrooglian

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    1.24 does indeed work perfect with this map.

    Needs moar approval.
     
  3. Seeker of Truth

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    THANK YOU sooooo much for uploading the new version !
     
  4. SasuhKun

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    Like many others excellent authors, you guys already did a anti-update version.Congratulations, and thanks. Seekah of truth, if you dont like the kyo cannon, just destroy it every game. It's funnier. And don't be sorry if alien controls swagger and kyo is destroyed. I kinda agree with teldrassil and deathreaven. When there will be a moon? And again, it will be destroyable by kyo? And though defunct station IS technically (i forgot the word) not useful, you could add something to it. Maybe a prototype hidden in the station that no one found and it is waiting to be revealed. And the scientists got killed by government agents. Or by the prototype itsef. Could be a weapon. Or a vaccine to make one powerful as alien or mutant itselfs. Or any other ideas you have.
     
  5. Tanasren

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    There is already a nano camera in Defunct Station.
     
  6. PuddelRunner

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    Found a "bug"
    The "Hero" to select own unit is killable ^.^ pls fix it make it invulnerable

    And could you give all units a "fist" spell if you got no suit so you can maybe damage the ennemy and maybe slow them a bit down (useful if someone wants to tk you at start)
     
  7. Tanasren

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    Something i find boring is the fact that 50% players die in 10-15 min and there is no point of being the manipulator alien (too long to evolve this way, teamkillers, mutant and his spawns etc... would have already kill players). You should make it a Tier 2 evolution and less weak (25 dmg melee lol o_0).
    Also the mutant evolve VERY FAST, too fast i guess...
     
  8. Mooglefrooglian

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  9. Chief_Of_GxBxL

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    Yea, I know now, guess I was just really angry at one game that happened. Blah! this game is so hard to host now when there are like 20+ spam bots that join ur game.. stupid THR or whoever is behind this. B.net, can you please help us out for once and prevent spamming in game menu??
     
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2009
  10. Mooglefrooglian

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    4 hits is unreasonable, do you have a replay? There is no way you can die in 4 hits when the damage is 47-47 and you have 300 hp as an unsuited peasant.

    His skill can at most remove 25% of your current hp IF he is very very far away.

    There are plenty of items to avoid being tked, such as the stimulants and healing packs, not to mention a suit of your own.

    I advise finding these items ASAP at the start of a game since you do have a grace period of at least 10 seconds before anyone has had enough time to even see anyone.
     
  11. Belgarath

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    Extremely good map. A shitload of fun, and extremely replayable.
     
  12. mikey4555

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    -Does Nothing-

    you need to lock the camera to either your unit or put boundry's around each "station" or "planet". For example, Niffy should have a region for locking your camera.
     
  13. onix_noob

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    The worst map ever i play it like 5 times first time i was allien and get killed when i try to dock a ship whit a human inside it. Other 4 games host leave becouse he was team killed. Once i was muttant and when i click evolve i evolve into somthing that was with 30 dmg and 200hp and i get killed at the second when a human see me becouse i was unable to revert to human form. When i die i was unable to write anyhing that to be seen by others but there are 2 players that were actualy dead and still talking somehow. Team killing is anoyng. Rate 0.00001/5 this map just sux with the balance and the team killing :thumbs_down::thumbs_down::thumbs_down: Vote for rejection mutants and alliens are 2 weak 2 be true
     
  14. SasuhKun

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    oh, a nano cam. That is good, but not good enough. Oh well. And say whatever you want, i still think that this fist idea is just great. And i have to post in the meta's forums to be heard? and again, Is the moon going to be made after all? Will kyo be able to kill it? And REALLY, TK ruins any game. And on these genre, tk's happens often...the CASH id thing is pretty good, but still, that just gives MORE reasons to TK someone... which is bad. Once, i was a alien, for my first time. I was loving it, and i did nothing wrong. BUT, i was preparing for full chaos... but then, someone appeared, shouted die, and killed me for cash.( i still hadn't any suit or things, i started at niffy and i was still grabing things around: bombs, nanos, etc...i was getting a suit when he killed me) i mean, wtf? ._. You could give some penalty for TKing... (though that would kinda be a copy to para 2 ¬¬)
    oh well. Just read this and i will be happy.
     
  15. R-66Y

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    The moon shall come, in due time.
     
  16. Teldrassil

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    @Catar (sorry for the long response time lol) The biggest problem with causing something to happen is the main thing you can cause is team killing, and that's just lame.

    The biggest problem with these sort of games are the people who play them that just go around tking everyone they see for no reason.

    Also, the android is way too fricken huge, it def should not be that big, considering it burst out of your human body and everything, other than that this game has quickly replaced parasite for me and I look forward to playing future versions with friends.

    Oh yeah, you should def add a way to disarm bombs. kinda annoying when an entire game's work of setting up turrets goes up in smoke with one bomb.

    Edit: I was reading Sasuh's description on what could be in the defunct station and it got me thinking, you know how one player is the medic that can test people's blood with the needle? well, maybe if he tested either the alien or mutants blood and he discovers it's theirs, instead of revealing their identity, he can inject it into himself to become another alien / mutant host/spawn. That could be cool, a lot of small events like that for all the characters would make it more enjoyable and you'd have more to do.
     
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    Agreed - Definately something is needed to defuse the bombs.
     
  18. Thick_Armor

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    Absolute bets game of it's genre and has the potential to be far better with added items and more random events/places to visit.
    I'd defintly like to see more base items added, possibly barricades? They'd be a good, cheap alternative to force shields and would allow for more accurate placement of defences, or posssibly just laser fences/gates.
    The ability to make some kind of mini-instant force shield that protected for a short time would be useful aswell. They could be used for either a quick defence on an iminent danger or to keep someone undesirable locked in place.
    The defence drones on the niffy defintly need buffing up, or atleast allow both to be controlled at once.
    To be honest theres so much racing through my head that I wont be able to put it all down right now but I'm gonna give this a 5/5.
     
  19. Twisting

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    i think the map is great!
    i dont think bombs need to be deactivated unless theres huge risk involved...
    Alien and Mutant ARE BALACENCED you guys just dont know how to use them
    and just ban tkers simple as that
    i did find a few bugs how ever
    one of my friends found a glitch (which he wont tell me how he did it) that allowed him to talk out side of the ghost chat and with other players AFTER he died
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    Kyo could do with some defences... not strong but something to keep swagger at bay long enough for another blast
    some more basing items could be cool to maybe like a hp regenerator item that can be dropped
    I mean you have a whole shop devoted for bases but only about a third of the space is used add some stuff! lightning suit is a bit OP against enemy's with high HP like Droid and Overlord/Overmind
    i recomend nerfing drone attack event down a bit they are deadly this version and can kill basicly all the stations it takes a quit a bit of raptors to bring them down
    big fan of the map and you dont have to listen to a thing i say ^^
     
  20. Rispetto

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    This map is made of sex and epic win.. combined.
    Congrats. I host this game all the time with me and my friends. 6 out of 5.