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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. Halithor

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    More WIP. Rushing to get this finished now. Heroes are done, now just to keep adding more content to the bosses (like the required second stage!) and add cinematics and the like for polish.

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    The Fire Demon shooting fireballs while the Treeant boss warms up his charge towards the Scarab King.

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    Our two heroes (or villains?) posed dramatically at the entrance to the grove.

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    The Scarab King steps out of the way of the charge while the Fire Demon lays down a trail of fire.
     
  2. Chaosy

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    A bit more than 24 hours later:
    • All boss abilities are coded, although I have not tested half of them ingame yet so fingers crossed
    • Still need to make the cinematic optional
    • Still need to make cinematic work for 2 players
    • reseting the boss (by dying) is done in theory, not tested as of writing this
    • Currency added
    • Still need too add items to a shop
    Not to mention balance

    I predict that I will be able to do make it playable but possibly very unbalanced.
     
  3. Halithor

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    My third WIP post. This time only a screenshot of the second boss stage for WIP images.

    The map is now "Complete", in that it satisfies all of the requirements for this competition and has a victory condition! It's also somewhat fun to play!

    Tomorrow I'll spend some more time making it more fun by adding more boss content and balancing the gameplay. Sadly, I realize that the competition ends at 5pm my time, so we'll see how much I can do.

    I also made a map resource! Desecration of the Forest

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    Both heroes dodging around the second stage of the boss, trying to dodge his projectiles. (when playing solo you get both heroes to test with)
     
  4. Daffa

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    Guess there's no benefit to my advantage given there's at least 3 entries already. Well, never hurt to have some fun...

    I'll try to get my half-assed release done before deadline.
     
  5. Leods

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    Let's go guys, probably all of us are working on this right now, so i hope that makes us more effective.
    About my progress, now i'm taking care of all visuals (file name, description, maybe a guide for the boss phases and spells on the quests menu) and working on balance stuff.
     
  6. Mythic

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    One day left, and four final entries -actively being worked on - have yet to be submitted.

    I'd rather you guys not overwork yourselves, so I'm extending the deadline to 20th October.
     
  7. Halithor

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    Just uploaded the final revision! I'm done! I'm quite happy with the state of the map. It's a fun dynamic boss fight that should present a challenge to most players, but should be beatable with a couple of attempts.

    My brother and I took a couple of tries to figure out our strategy, then beat the boss in a little under 15 minutes on our winning run.
     
  8. Symphoneum

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    For those who already submitted, can we take the time to refine some things/add things that we did not have a chance to since the deadline has been extended? I would like to add an outro cinematic and the option to skip the intro. Also, I might want to tweak the sound balancing still.
     
  9. Riki

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    Do it, you have time until the deadline.

    I've already updated my entry a couple of times.
     
  10. Mythic

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    @Symphoneum Riki is correct. Go ahead, update as much as you need until the deadline. :)

    E: Also, guys, please remember to state your game version.
     
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  11. Ungoliath

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    My map is more or less done, but I'll take these extra days to polish and balance some things. I hope the extension encourages everyone to complete their maps in time!

    Thanks for the extension :)
     
  12. Chaosy

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    I believe I am 95% done with what I consider to be the barebones of my map.
    There is some testing needed because I am kinda operating on good faith in my coding ability, but I am close to certain that if there is an issue it is one-line fixes.

    Soooo, not sure what I will spend the last few days polishing.
     
  13. Leods

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    I will just spend it on improving balancing, probably buff the 1st phase of Deathwing.
    I would improve things about visual presentation (i don't even have a special loading image), but i am so bad at that i would probably make it worse...
     
  14. Mythic

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  15. Leods

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    I am getting hard troubles with both my computer (that doesn't stop restarting every half an hour) and my wc3 (that doesn't allow me to open or play any edited map, difficulting the 2 players testing), and now i'm not sure if the map will be working for other people. Anyway, i'll end to equilibrate things (if i manage to) and upload my entry, even if i'm not sure if it's playable.
     
  16. Chaosy

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    I'll most likely upload mine before I go to bed unless I discover any issues.
     
  17. Leods

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    WIP-3, ending the map at all, probably send it in some hours or tomorrow, still not sure if it will be playable, being my wc3 as it is.
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    Edit: Link to map section: Fall of the Destroyer


    Entry (sorry if all this looks apresurated, I just don't have too much time, and want to finish with this, i never was good at presentation anyway):


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    The fall of the Destroyer: Twilight of The Dragon
    Finally, the moment is here. The end of the Destroyer of worlds has come. And you are the executer...

    2 players map, 2 speccifical heroes, both undependent enough to survive by theirselves, but unstoppable together.
    It may be a little bit confussing at the beggining, so I recommend to, at the first try, pause the game and take some time reading every objective (there is a guide to the bossfight at quests menu), every spell and every item, and try to create a plan.
    Being there is no lose condition, it's possible to win just by killing everything you find, but it may take a lotof extra time, and isn't funny anyways.
    It takes around 6-12 minutes to finish the Bossfight (more than the original one of WoW Cataclysm), around 2-4 extra minutes at buying (except if you already know the optimal purchasing. Being that i designed them, i don't even know the optimal for Blue Dragon yet, and, anyway, optimal items and stats can variate depending the player and the role you want to take, being the red one the most versatile at that, but the blue one the most complex, with interesting stuff for DPS), and some extra minutes for reading. If you do thing a little bit slow, you may get around 18 minutes, discounting reading and planning time.
     

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  19. Chaosy

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    Last Bastion here's mine.

    I have two worries:
    1. The cinematic might not work for 2 players, I have replaced all the references to player 1.. I think but I might have missed something
    2. The balance is wack. I have not defeated the boss myself since controlling two units while dodging abilities is not something I have the APM to do, but I hope that focusing on one unit will make it all possible.
     
  20. Daffa

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    I'm out.