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The Essence of Magic

Submitted by -Kobas-
This bundle is marked as approved. It works and satisfies the submission rules.
-Kobas- Presents


The Essence of Magic
[Map is protected]

Cinematic Info:

Battle between two ultimate mages, Arcane Mage vs Blood Mage!
Credits:

Ultimate Terrain Map
takakenji
WILLTHEALMIGHTY

Music:

Linkin Park - What I've done

Changelog:

1.0: First Released Version
1.1: Added intro, fixed few things, improved terrain

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfZ6JgeYXwY&feature=player_embedded


Keywords:
Battle, Arcane, Blood, mage, Essence, -Kobas-, cinematic
Contents

The Essence of Magic (Map)

Reviews
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15:41, 31st Jul 2010 ap0calypse: Approved Update: Re-moderating with rating! [img][c] Date: 2011/Oct/15 15:26:04 Vengeancekael: VM // PM: Rep Received: 0[c]Reasons: Other: If you have any complaints or questions directed towards a moderator,...
  1. Hawk

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    Well i like it,if you don't like it that's your choise.-.-
     
  2. -Kobas-

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    I uploaded cinematic:

    Added intro
    Fixed ugly terrain
    Some camera fix
    Can't remember all, damn!

    I hope you like it!
     
  3. mouseman89

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    still says what are we waithing for instead of waiting for
     
  4. Vengeancekael

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    Yeah it's better now :)
    2 typos:
    waithing -> waiting
    pased -> passed
     
  5. -Kobas-

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    I must call The_Mirai this evening when I come back from exam and we will make story for cinematic, also he will correct all grammar errors made by my. Thanks for comment :thumbs_up:
     
  6. Vengeancekael

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    Who's that? :p
     
  7. -Kobas-

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    My best friend from High School :p (An awesome dude who help me with English, he also checked my tutorial, now is approved :thumbs_up:)
    The_Mirai Profile :grin:
     
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    Medieval casters don't say "let's rock" xD
     
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    Now is much better, and one more thing, i think that spell explosions are to random....
     
  10. SexYFrostWyrM

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    A lot of SFX there. It's a simple, but decent cinematic. I laughed at "damn we destroyed everything !" ^^
    But linkin park was a bad choice for a wc3 cinematic. It sounds rather like a sad music than a fight music.
     
  11. Septimus

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    The Essence of Magic was a cinematic map by -Kobas- that based on the battle between Arcane Mage and Blood Mage. The terrain of the map was simply above average and pleasant to be view, but the environment created was simply lacking and abnormal.

    What do I mean with being abnormal? The scenario of the fight took place in the wilderness and yet I do not seen a single living thing at all. Not even a single bird could be seen at all :hohum:.

    Next is camera and fog, the camera and fog setting was rather poor as some camera movement was either too choppy or the angle are not appropriately selected which makes some scene was rather an eyesores to be view at while some fog are not thick enough, rendering our view of the end of the world was flat.

    Next comes the battle scene, I was expected some sort of awesome fight that would really capture my heart; but I was surely dissappointed after watching it. The battle scene is nothing more like fire cracker show during the new years because all you just seen was an bunch of special effect cast by both side.

    To make it from bad to worst, the sfx usage was soo heavy that it cause a drastic fps drop. The sfx abuse are not the only thing that make it worst, the waiting syndrome in the battle scene and the poor usage of animation are part of the contribution to the downfall of the quality of this map as well.

    The use of that music was really a bad idea because this is not the first battle cinematic that used it, it also not fit for a generic fight of a magic theme as well.

    Typo errors for a cinematic that barely last for a minutes shows that the author of this map was rather rush in the development of this map, thus rendering lot's of flaws that kill the replayability values and the quality of this works. To be frankly honest, it almost cannot be consider as cinematic cause it was way too short.

    Overall, this cinematic performances was rather poor and almost at the level of unacceptable (1/5) due to the rush and inproper planning by the author itself. The author should devoted more time to remove those flaws before it was distribute to us audiences to watch.

    As I could summarize it, this map was very close to the edge of approval and yet it was very close to the edge of rejected at the same time. The authors of this map should reduces the lag of this map by reducing the sfx usage and fix the trigger leak(I do believe the author of this map does not fix memory leak since he assume it was just a cinematic) to ensure a much pleasant view for the audience itself.

    My overall vote for this map 2/5 (Lacking) and I suggest this map to be at pending stage until the author improve it.
     
  12. VeljkoM

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    Well I liked only terrain and spells but they were kinda to big. With so many same special effects my computer even lagged a bit.

    To be honest I don't know what to say that really wasn't said by now so I basically agree with Septimus.
     
  13. -Kobas-

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    In last 2 weeks right after last update of this cinematic I learned tons of new cool stuff that can be used here as well!

    Thanks for comments guys I will try not to disappointment you!
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2010
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    It's too short, and the sky may be improved, change the sky texture by one created by you of correct color. Everything else is good. 4/5
     
  15. Vengeancekael

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfZ6JgeYXwY

    Boom.
     
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    rofl with this very fast cinematic, lets see. uhm, its a cinematic alright :D
    can't describe words for this. but all I can tell its somehow just a friendly match between two spellbinders working out their achievement in magic. but nonetheless, a really clean match :)

    I'll take that for 4/5 because I heard linkin park
     
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    Hello,

    ...What should I say? Terrain and effects were nice, but on the other hand, it didn't still capture my interest.

    There's no story, the dialogue is dull... Oh yes, and I hate the music. I watched it twice, first with music on and then off.

    Without music: 2/5
    With music: 1.5/5
     
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    Sorry but you should make a plot next time you go for a cinematic. Also you need to change suggested players (your own rules).
     
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    A nonsensical light show.