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[Role Playing Game] The Companion: To the Underworld

Discussion in 'Map Development' started by sonofjay, May 20, 2013.

  1. sonofjay

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    The Companion: To the Underworld

    Brief History

    The Companions are a collective group of mercenaries, ex-soldiers and fighters who are forsaken by their homeland and have nowhere to go, they are led by a fierce but yet kind warrior named Erriar Roastcleave. Even though most of them are criminals, a companion will be never be afraid of their brother as their respect and loyalty to the brotherhood who gave them food and shelter surpasses even the King's Royal Knights.

    The Companions base are located on the upper-level of a abandoned mine called "The Gateway to the Underworld". The Companions believe the myth behind the mine so they decided to never step deeper in the mine and be satisfied on what they can get on their current location.

    Its seems to be that the Companion will be living in peace unfortunately though a large group known as "The Death Knights" started to harass the thinner Companions for some reason and with a almost depleted mine the Companion will not stand a chance on a long battle.

    Erriar, who have no other choice and in a desperate position, ordered Fararn Ironmaul to explore deeper in the mines hoping to find supply to help them fight the Death Knights. Fararn though discovered something else...


    Features
    -A detailed and atmospheric terrain
    -Weapon and Shield attachment
    -Intelligent and Thought-Provoking Story(I hope.)
    -Puzzles
    -Side Quests
    -Crafting
    -Mining
    -No Dragons


    Screenshots

    Terrain

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    Sample varieties of weapon and shield attachments

    Click - Claymore and Round Shield
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    Click - Falcion and Companion Shield
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    In-Game note: the UI in this screenshot is only my War3 UI and not the map's UI.

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    Crafting:
    http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/2344295-post40.html

    Mining:
    http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/2344536-post59.html

    Current Credit List
    -Kobas-
    RED
    Kitabatake
    Kuhneghetz
    Mr.Goblin
    Sin'dorei300
    Terem
    Vrykul
    levigeorge1617
    HappyTauren
    Horn
    Radagast
    Frankster
    UTM
    Ogare
    xgm.ru
    Sliph

    A few word from the Author

    Since my buddy DBZ is surely taking his time writing history, quest lores etc on Dwarf's Tale and I'm currently done on my part(terrain, ai, items etc.) I'ma start a small project to kill some time. As always I'm keeping this project as simple as possible just like my other maps OotF: Arena AI and Dwarf's Tale so don't expect something mind blowing.

    Other Stuffs
    In The End - My newly approved melee map!
    OotF - version 1.6 was out early this month!

     

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  2. sonofjay

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    Reserved

    Everything on this project is already set and just need to roll, but I'm still open for small suggestions.
     
  3. Hell_Master

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    It is good to see another project from you! The history is well-made and I enjoyed reading it.

    For the terrain, it simply looks great, the doodads you putted just fits well but I want to say that it is still a bit empty if you ask me maybe add some more doodads that fits this kind of atmosphere, dark and lifeless.

    Attachments is really a great addition to RPG maps like this. It gives more shine to the hero!

    The UI looks good and fits at the game's mood.

    Overall, for a simple project, this looks promising from the terrains, up to the attachments and more... Good luck with this and have a +3 REP to motivate you more... I hope :b

    Edit: Didnt saw the features and I must say all of them are quite interesting. What I like the most is the Intelligent and Thought Provoking Story! Hope you can do a story like that!
     
  4. sonofjay

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    Thanks

    Yes terrain is still a bit empty, i'll add some stuffs but just enough not to overcrowd the terrain.

    Well...

    If it does fit in you perspective(audience perspective) then I might add it, not my priority atm though.

    You sure know my biggest problem </3

    EDIT:

    The terrain might look monotone atm but hell, we're only at the starting floor the title should be catchy enough :).
     
  5. Hell_Master

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    I've added some statements to my last post with an edit: So just to say it here... hope you can do an intelligent and thought provoking story. That makes a simple RPG the best, if you do the story wery well and make sure the game has this replayability value so players will enjoy this playing everytime. Once again, good luck!
     
  6. sonofjay

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    I do hope so, I hope the novels, movies and other materials I studied will help me here. But I'm pretty confident on my ideas for the project's story.
     
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    Yay, totally expecting a lot from this project! Hope this will be not abandoned.... and also I gotta spread first for the Rep...lol!
     
  8. sonofjay

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    Let us all hope, as long as DBZ is not finished with his part on Dwarf's Tale then I'll be here working on this project.

    Currently the Chapter 1 Called "The First Step: A Glimpse to the Underworld" test map will be available in a few days the terrain is almost done(pic below.), all the quests for this chapter are already written, dialogue included, a few items are also already done.

    Terrain Progress
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    EDIT:

    If you don't know DBZ, well this is him: http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/members/dividebyzero/

    Yup, lets blame him for the delay of Dwarf's Tale!
     

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    Lol, its to zoomed out that I cant see the terrain itself clearly but I can see some parts and they were done well. Nice job!
     
  10. sonofjay

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    Well I'm just showing how much terraining is left for the chapter 1 part(which is everything inside the red circle). :cute:

    And lets rename this thread to Hell Master and SonofJay conversation.
     
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    The title is really eye-catching. I'll just subscribe here and wait.

    No need to. This has become a conference.
     
  12. Almia

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    YAY!
    New Project from SoJ XD
     
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    Another project by sonofjay? Time to subscribe and monitor this thread.


    [color=green2]+ REP[/color] for your hard work and to help keep this project afloat!
     
  14. Drunken_Jackal

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    I see you have a new project. Good luck with this one, and i'd gladly help in anyway that I can (story, etc.). Anyway, subscribing.

    Also, the wording in Brief History could be improved.
     
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    I can't even make such goddamn terrain like that, and fast! I guess you got a lot of hot girlfriends lately
     
  16. sonofjay

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    Thanks for the support guys <3

    Anyway speaking of this

    Just finish the terrain for the first test map.(Which covers the whole chapter 1). Yes its still empty on some parts and that will be filled later.

    Attached the terrain overview and a couple of editor screenshots.
     

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    Very interesting, and good terrain desing. Expecting for a release
     
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    The terrain right is the Underworld right? These terrain just give the proper feeling, dark and lifeless. How about using some fogs for this?
     
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    Can bring FPS issues to weak laptops

    SonofJay Project!!

    Time to add more subscriptions :)
     
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    I think there is too much crystals, maybe replace them with something else, say mining cart or the mining cart tracks. Hell, maybe even a sort of Mine entrance.