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Terrain Ideas

Discussion in 'Pirate Tag!' started by Bob27, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. Bob27

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    raging, I came up with a couple ideas of terrains you could make for Pirates Tag every couple of versions, to make it more interesting and different.

    1. A ship, would be a lot of work to get the pathing and all that right, and to make it look good, but I reckon if done properly that could look good.
    2. A Port or Town, just something like that for people to run around in.
    3. Maybe a cave or something like that with heaps of gold in it, like the one of the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie.
    Well thats some ideas I have at the moment, tell me what you think of them. And if anyone else has any ideas about a new terrain that could be used for Pirates Tag, then feel free to post here in this thread.
     
  2. ragingspeedhorn

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    Thanks a lot for the ideas Bob! +rep.

    I especially like the ship and cave one, they gave me some ideas for something I could do. If I did a ship I could then add a cannon or something that you can activate and shoot with, that could be fun!

    I am just bad at getting a picture in my head on how it should be formed, if anybody could come with drawings of how they think a ship terrain should be formed or any other terrains then do post them. The maximum size should sort of be like how the current island is in size now.

    Do come with more ideas people, +rep to anything usefull!
     
  3. Bob27

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    Glad that you liked the ideas :)

    For the Ship terrain, I think the idea of a canon is a great idea, and as for the structure of the ship, I will see if I can come up with a nice structure, and then I will post it here.
     
  4. ragingspeedhorn

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    Sounds good. Just a quick paint sketch will do fine, nothing too fancy is needed :thumbs_up:
     
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    How about a palm tree shaped island? That would propably look nice.
     
  6. ragingspeedhorn

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    Yeah perhaps, but what would some of the special things for the island be? Like a ship would have fireable cannons, what could this island have?

    +rep for suggestion!
     
  7. Bob27

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    Ok, had a go at it, failed miserably. Can't really design a ship I think would look good and be good for a tag map. And as for a palm tree island, you probably wouldn't need anything like fireable cannons, because the terrain itself would be enough of a challenge to people, because of the strange shape.
     
  8. ragingspeedhorn

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    Ah well, you tried, thanks!

    And yes, perhaps I wouldn't need anything, but still, some small feature is always fun. Just a usable gadget somehow, such as cannons.
     
  9. NoNZealot

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    Hmm a pirate bay may help you like it was in Caribbean pirates the harbour of Singapore. Some dark ships and old wreckages can do a good look with some gray or black fogs as well and some sewers perhaps? :p
     
  10. Parrothead

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    Ship.jpg

    Sorry for the small pic (paint was acting up). Basicly, it is a bunch of tables connected to looks like a ship deck. Oversized flags to make it looks more realistic. Wooden gates on the edges of the boat to close it up and a little dolphan statue at the tip of the boat for a nice affect :). You could also make cannons on it and make them shoot out items every once in a while
     
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  11. ragingspeedhorn

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    It looks nice Parrothead, thanks. Though if I were to make a ship I would probably do it with the ship doodad pack that was recently released, still, thanks for your time and effort, +rep!

    NoNZealot - Hmm, a pirate bay you say, I can't really remember how it looks like in the movies. Could you draw something up?
     
  12. HeretoDLstuff

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    Maybe make it so theres high\low tides, so if the games taking to long the tide will slowly come up makeing it so the maps smaller.
     
  13. ragingspeedhorn

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    Very good idea, very Bomberman like, but how on earth would I accomplish that? I have absolutely no clue!
     
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    Ive never played bomberman, lol.

    Pathing blockers can be created\moved\removed my triggers, and you can use water falls to make it look right. Or riseing water. (Icecriwn glacier > cinmatic)

    I think if you make the whole map water and rise land up (not clifts) then you can use triggers to do a terrian deformation to turn it into water...

    It would be pretty hard probably though...
     
  15. ragingspeedhorn

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    Ah yes, terrain deformation, forgot about that, thanks... And I don't use any cliffs at all so it should be no problem.

    This shouldn't be too hard, but I don't know if I will actually make it, at least not for now, but people are always free to make their own versions of Pirate Tag if they wish to do so.
     
  16. NoNZealot

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    " Could you draw something up " Does this mean make a map or make a image file? I can make both but my terrain skills on my map is not good :p
     
  17. Parrothead

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    I think it can be whatever
     
  18. ragingspeedhorn

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    Draw something up, terrain something up, whatever you prefer. If terrained it should just be openable in the normal WE without the use of any gadgets.
     
  19. NoNZealot

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    Heres the map

    Ok here is the map for your terrain ideas. Let me say that my terrain skills are not the best so this is just to make somethings flash up in your mind :wink:. Anyway....
     

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    Thanks! I will check this out soon and come with my review of your work :)

    +rep to both of you 2 for support!