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Mini Mapping Contest #17 - Boss Fight (Any Patch)

Discussion in 'Contest Archive' started by Leods, May 21, 2020.

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Which patch should be required?

Poll closed May 31, 2020.
  1. Non-Reforged, any patch

    10.0%
  2. Reforged, last patch

    5.0%
  3. Any patch and version

    35.0%
  4. Non reforged, last patch

    35.0%
  5. Non reforged, minimum patch (1.28, per example)

    15.0%
  1. Chaosy

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    Second wip.

    Been mega-slacking and have not even started on the bossfight itself yet. I am 90% done with the (optional) intro cinematic though.

    Might add more unit variation into the mix, but we'll see.

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  2. Symphoneum

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    I've been working on my intro cinematic the last two days, as well as polishing the sounds. Here's a sneak peek!
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  3. Chaosy

    Chaosy

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    Final wip most likely.

    Will be the "lobby" where you buy items, test abilities and so on.
    There is some amount of logic to the madness but its 'random' on purpose.

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    edit:

    wip presentation


    Foreword


    Although I originally intended to make the setting as close to the official lore as possible, I realized that a battle on the frozen sea would be extremely dull in terms of terrain and as this is a contest I felt obliged to make something more advanced for a higher terrain score.

    Thanks to this, some minor edits/retcons were needed in the intro cinematic to justify setup.

    I did my best to put the pieces where they should end up so even if the battle takes place a bit earlier it would fit in relatively well.

    Dynamic Difficulty


    Instead of choosing a set difficulty on map start, this map will become easier each time you lose. So the 'hardmode' of this boss is simply to kill the boss on the first attempt.

    After each battle loss each player will gain <yet to be determined currency> which can be used to buy one item of choice from a shop. These items are not damage stat-sticks for the most part and focus on utility or ability empowerment.

    Item Examples
    (not nececarily ACTUAL examples, but more to showcase what kind of things I had in mind when designing it)
    • Item with blink on active
    • Item which grants a one-time reincarnate
    • Kel'thuzad's Frost Nova now stuns for 1 second
    • Death Coil can be used on self
    • Item which gives the wearer 25% damage reduction below 25% hp

    Playable Characers


    (icons are not the actual ones ingame)
    [​IMG] Arthas Menethil
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    Death Coil Deals damage an enemy living unit or heal a friendly undead unit.
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    Shockwave Sends out wave of force that ripples out from the Hero, causing damage to land units in a line
    [​IMG]
    Asphyxiate Silences the target for X seconds
    [​IMG]
    Blood Aura Every time an ability is cast by a friendly unit near Arthas he gains x% of his max hp
    [​IMG] Kel'thuzad
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    Shackle Freezes the target, dealing damage, slowing and reducing their attack speed.
    [​IMG]
    Necromancy Summons two skeletons to fight for you
    [​IMG]
    Unholy Arts Kel'thuzad's attacks do not deal damage, they do however refund 5 mana
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    Mana Shield Channel mana to a friendly unit, reducing the target's damage taken by x%

    The boss


    [​IMG] Anasterian Sunstrider, the sun king, last lord of the high elves

    Music


    Silvermoon part 1 - Giorgos Lorantakis - Fire, Ash And Dust - link (might have to change this to something Blizzard owned)
    Silvermoon part 2 - Blizzard Entertainment - Anduin's theme - link
    Lobby - Blizzard Entertainment(Ramin Djawadi) - Lothar - link
    Boss Battle - Blizzard Entertainment - Why do we fight? - link

     
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  4. Sclammerz

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    Officially withdrawing from this. There has been no progress for weeks and felt uninspired to continue. Good luck to the remaining mappers! 6 days to go!! :)
     
  5. Riki

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    This is my last WIP. These are parts of two of the optional cinematics.

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  6. Symphoneum

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    Is there a way to select player 2 in single player instead of player 1? I want to test as player 2 to confirm the abilities are functioning (I’m not seeing what I would expect to from the AI, which suggests either the art isn’t working or they aren’t using all of the abilities). I don’t have a second playtester though.
     
  7. FeelsGoodMan

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    Not sure if it works in Reforged, but you can normally open two simultaneous Warcraft III games and play with yourself through LAN.
     
  8. Symphoneum

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    Actually never mind. I will make a test map. I wasn’t thinking clearly when I posted earlier.

    Oh that’s really cool!
     
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  9. Ungoliath

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    Here's a preview of all hero abilities! I wanted each ability to be part of a whole, so that it encourages communication and experimentation between the players.

     
  10. Mythic

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  11. Symphoneum

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    Should we be submitting the final version in .w3m or w3x format?
     
  12. Chaosy

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    Doesn't matter.
     
  13. Leods

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    WIP 2, heroes and store are finished.
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  14. Chaosy

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    2 days to go..
    To-do list:
    • All boss mechanics
    • Some sort of UI to skip intro cinematic
    • All items and the currency for buying them
    • Reseting the boss fight on death
    • Fixing the cinematic to work for 2 players and not 1
    [​IMG]
     
  15. Riki

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  17. Mythic

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    Nice to see some finals coming in.
    You can paste the URL here:
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    ->

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  18. Symphoneum

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    Is there a tutorial on how to get a url for images I have on my computer? Do I need to use pastebin or Github or something similar to host the images before importing? Sorry for the noob questions. I am interested in learning, though.
     
  19. Mythic

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    If it's for a bundle, you can upload the pics as screenshots, get their links after editing the bundle, and paste the URL.

    If it's for a post, you can drag the pics to the text box:

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    and display the attachment as either a thumbnail or full image with the options that appear below the post.

    Permanent pastes are also an option.
     
  20. Sclammerz

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    You can upload your images in the Hive album, the pastebin, or even attach them to your post here.
    If you will use the Hive album you can get the url from the right side of the image once you view it.
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    Or just do what I did here, I attached it in my post.
     

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