The 100 Year War

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This is my first time creating a campaign and I hope to get better through community feedback. Even now as I write this description, it's definitely lacking to what I've seen from the community. Either ways, I hope to improve and get better so please inform me on what I can do to improve - whether it's cinematics, gameplay, triggers, dialogue, bugs, etc.

OVERVIEW
The 100 Year War
Set on the Continent, the story focuses on the great war between two superpowers - The Erebonian Kingdom and the Stormgrand Empire.

Inspiration:
The campaign I have in mind is heavily inspired by the Legend of Arkain Series. While I am in no way close to his/her work, I hope I can slowly get better at creating such maps.

Map Issues:
The first map I believe I have fixed some of the issues, but if you find anything that I have not, please let me know. This is the second map to the campaign and while I have play-tested it, there might be bugs or triggers that I failed to consider. Please inform me if I had messed that up so that I can fix it.

Also I'm still not fully understanding about Game Cache so carrying the Hero over is not yet available until I can properly tweak it in.


Patch 1.01 (5th March 2021)
- Added loading screen map.
- Changed price of Erebonian archer from 205 to 165.
- Removed upgrade Keep. Also updated the upgrade requirements for Long Bow.
- Updated selection scale of the Magical Golems. Previously they were too big.

Patch 1.02 (14th April 2021)
- Added second map to the campaign. You can find the first map here:
- Custom music used in the second map is the rightful property of Nihon Falcom taken from their games "Trails In The Sky FC" and "Trails of Cold Steel 2"

Patch 1.03 (21st April 2021)
- Updated both first and second map. Game Cache finally works! Hero can now be carried over to the second map! Although you guys will have to manually open the second map. It won't automatically play the second map like a normal campaign would.


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Map of The Continent that the campaign takes place in
Contents

Investigation (Map)

Just Another Day (Map)

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Honestly loved the dynamic and I can tell that you focused a lot on cinematics as they are fun to follow. Didn't ever feel like I was mashing the ESC key to get past them.

That said, there are a few points of feed back I would like to give, first primarily being the issue with the Footsoldier's model:

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After some digging in the editor it looks like the model Greinzerstraum Foot Soldier.mdx may be corrupted or something else, possibly just on my end?:

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But finally just a minor typo from Velan, which only stood out to me due to the focus on the cinematics:

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Other than that I had alot of fun, though i went into the editor and made the Footsoldier's model a normal footman so that I could have some faces for the dialogue. After these issues are fixed I'll give it a rating and I'm looking forward to seeing more!
 
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Honestly loved the dynamic and I can tell that you focused a lot on cinematics as they are fun to follow. Didn't ever feel like I was mashing the ESC key to get past them.

That said, there are a few points of feed back I would like to give, first primarily being the issue with the Footsoldier's model:

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After some digging in the editor it looks like the model Greinzerstraum Foot Soldier.mdx may be corrupted or something else, possibly just on my end?:

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But finally just a minor typo from Velan, which only stood out to me due to the focus on the cinematics:

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Other than that I had alot of fun, though i went into the editor and made the Footsoldier's model a normal footman so that I could have some faces for the dialogue. After these issues are fixed I'll give it a rating and I'm looking forward to seeing more!

Hey thanks so much for the feedback. I'm glad you're so far enjoying it and I'll try and fix these issues as soon as possible.
That's weird that the Footmen were the issue. I actually just had an issue earlier where all imported models could not be loaded and when I went into the Import/Export manager, they were all down to 0KB. So I had to re-import the models.

Would you happen to know what's causing this? Is this just a Reforged editor bug or the models itself are corrupted?

Also as you can tell, I am new at this. When I've made changes or updates, do I just re-upload them and then put on patch notes? How do I go about doing this?
 
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I just restarted it in reforged mode to find that the models were indeed there! So it looks like imported reforged models will only not appear when playing in SD mode. So I am glad it wasn't the model it was just my own error. Not sure what can really be done about that unless there is some way to add models for SD graphics.

As far as changes and updates go, I wouldn't be entirely sure as I mostly lurk and hype about content rather than posting anything original, I imagine there would be some information in forum rules.

Regardless, the model issue was my only major gripe so im glad that its not related to the map or model!
 
Alriggght...!
So I played the map and I think it's pretty cool.
The new HD models are awesome and the dialogue/story is interesting.
I look forward to continuing the story and slaying more monsters :D

Now, I did notice a few bugs. Nothing game breaking or anything, just something that could use a little polish.

- The Archers arrow projectile are instant, which looks a bit weird.
- The Magical Golem's selection circle is pretty big for how small the guy is. (I like how he does siege dmg btw)
- Although the terrain is nicely decorated, I feel like it's pretty flat when it comes to height variation.
- The "Improved Bows" upgrade requires a Tree of Life.
- The "Keep" upgrade is available but has no use.
- Dialogue is cool but has a few typos in some cases.

I hope this is helpful!
 
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Alriggght...!
So I played the map and I think it's pretty cool.
The new HD models are awesome and the dialogue/story is interesting.
I look forward to continuing the story and slaying more monsters :D

Now, I did notice a few bugs. Nothing game breaking or anything, just something that could use a little polish.

- The Archers arrow projectile are instant, which looks a bit weird.
- The Magical Golem's selection circle is pretty big for how small the guy is. (I like how he does siege dmg btw)
- Although the terrain is nicely decorated, I feel like it's pretty flat when it comes to height variation.
- The "Improved Bows" upgrade requires a Tree of Life.
- The "Keep" upgrade is available but has no use.
- Dialogue is cool but has a few typos in some cases.

I hope this is helpful!


Hey thanks very much for the feedback. I'm glad you're liking the story so far and as for the bugs:

-Ah right, the archer was based on the riflemen so when I made the unit, I must have glimpsed over the changes on the projectile. I'll work on changing that.
-Hmm any suggestion on how I should change about the Magical Golem selection thing?
-You're right. I'll try and improve on my terrain design
-Again, that slipped my mind. will fix that.
-Forgot to disable the Keep upgrade. Thanks for pointing it out!
-I will try and look fix the dialogue typos when I can

Once again thanks for your input!! Appreciate it!
 
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Hello! Tried your map out. Decent first start to a campaign. Terrain is nice and the gameplay flows well for its short playtime. I do have a few things to note, nothing game-breaking or anything though:

The archers, since they're based on the Rifleman unit, have their attack types indicating that they're upgraded with Black Gunpowder which doesn't make sense, haha. I suggest changing that to something else, like Improved Arrows or something similar, even if the upgrades aren't utilized in this map. It all falls well into immersion.

The Lumber Mill, while most people won't probably build, has an upgrade for Improved Lumber Harvesting. This requires a Keep, which is disabled. If the upgrade will be present in future maps, I suggest disabling it for now as well.

The Town Hall has the Research Backpack upgrade, which requires an Arcane Vault. Same sort of stuff applies to what I said about Improved Lumber Harvesting.

Otherwise short and fun map. Hope this helps.
 
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I'm having a little technical issue
The map isn't appearing in my maps folders, could it be because of the version I'm using? v1.29.2
 
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Hello! Tried your map out. Decent first start to a campaign. Terrain is nice and the gameplay flows well for its short playtime. I do have a few things to note, nothing game-breaking or anything though:

The archers, since they're based on the Rifleman unit, have their attack types indicating that they're upgraded with Black Gunpowder which doesn't make sense, haha. I suggest changing that to something else, like Improved Arrows or something similar, even if the upgrades aren't utilized in this map. It all falls well into immersion.

The Lumber Mill, while most people won't probably build, has an upgrade for Improved Lumber Harvesting. This requires a Keep, which is disabled. If the upgrade will be present in future maps, I suggest disabling it for now as well.

The Town Hall has the Research Backpack upgrade, which requires an Arcane Vault. Same sort of stuff applies to what I said about Improved Lumber Harvesting.

Otherwise short and fun map. Hope this helps.

-Ah yes, about the Rifleman I will change up their upgrades but I didn't yet because it was only the first map so I didn't think it was necessary yet. But I should really get to it haha.
-I must have forgotten to disable the improved lumber harvesting upgrade. I'll disable it in the next patch.
-Again another error on my part

Thanks for your feedback!
 
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I'm having a little technical issue
The map isn't appearing in my maps folders, could it be because of the version I'm using? v1.29.2
Most likely. The map has custom assets only meant for Reforged so I can only assume it only works on 1.32.
 
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greetings! when i saw the map, i was curious if i encountered another falcom fan.. and lo and behold, i was right! [erebonia is what caught my eye :p]kudos to you for bringing this concept! i hope you will develop this further.
cheers
 
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greetings! when i saw the map, i was curious if i encountered another falcom fan.. and lo and behold, i was right! [erebonia is what caught my eye :p]kudos to you for bringing this concept! i hope you will develop this further.
cheers
Haha yes I'm a Falcom fan. Have been playing the Trails series since 2017 but unfortunately the only inspiration I took is the 100 year war (originally 100 day war) and just took the names from the game.

Also a little backstory is that the Continent is actually used for my D&D campaign I play with my wife and friends. The 100 year war was something I thought up of during one of the sessions and the players were interested in it but I just summarized what happened. I then decided I wanted to explore the events but through Warcraft lol
 
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bit off topic, but yes, the lore they can come up with, is insane. my first falcom encounter in wc3 was via "wonderers of sorceria" custom campaign by razorclawx . it had the Ys motiffs, among other stuff. but never the less, im hooked up to the dominant, and less dominant arcs they built. the music most certainly helps. and again, kudos to the warcraft implant and into dnd, the enviroment certainly feels fitting to it!
 
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