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The Lore of Gaia's Retaliation

Discussion in 'Gaias Retaliation ORPG' started by Zwiebelchen, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. Zwiebelchen

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    For those interested in the lore of Gaias Retaliation (as some quest NPCs will hint some notes on lore-related stuff and the upcoming quests of 1.2 content will have a lot more lore in them), I'd like to present a small writeup of the world of Gaias Retaliation and some ideas behind it.

     
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    nice finally we have some background stuff. we will see how u gonna add this to the game. might we have the change to "read some books" ingame with short cinematics, which would be lovely.

    also i would love to see deserts / islands and orc cities ingame :goblin_yeah:
     
  3. Zwiebelchen

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    I will probably implement an intro cinematic to Gaias with the final 1.2 version (1.2D) or with the inclusion of heroic modes (1.3), which will cover up some of the stuff from this lore.
    Another possible solution could be someone volunteering to make an intro cinematic, however, that would require some coding skills.
     
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    Holy shit epic storyline epic lore GJ
     
  5. Vestra

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    For the sake of confirmation, are High Elves and Night Elves going to be the same thing, otherwise you need a small segment there about Night Elves and their influence on the population. How are they treated within Ankhmaron.


    All awesome though man, loving the lore. D4 = Arsaia, calling it.

    I keep editing this post. I've got to put this out there. There is enough storyline there to continue into a second map man. Heading south into Menethrand would be pretty amazing, since millions is bound to be much, much less. Hell, the city itself could be an epic sized map lol.

    I mean, it's possible, is it not? To carry level 50 loads forward into new versions? Surely there is more than can be developed into these other lands you speak of. Then again, the only person that knows how this current storyline will end is you sir zwieb. If you see possibilities past this map, then maybe that can be considered one day.
     
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  6. Zwiebelchen

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    So far, there are no plans to extend the game to a second map. It is possible to do that, but it requires hell of a work, since every update you do for the first map must also be applied to the second and the opposite.
    Plus, there's still plenty of map space available for new content on the existing map.
    Remember that the map size is still only 288x480 and could still be expanded southwards (see what I did there? ;) ) until 480x480.

    Night elves and high elves are not the same. High elves are the typical elves, whereas night elves are ... well ... blue-purple-ish.

    The influence of night elves is basicly non-existant, since they are very low in numbers (several hundreds) and usually tend to keep away from larger cities.
     
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    right now there is plenty of space left and if zwiebel can extend it further more there will be space for the next 10 updates :D

    right now just look forward to the mountain area which is huge !
     
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    coolcoolcool

    There's just, you know, that going feeling that you might take it out from underneath us after 1.3 and be all "WELL, I'M DONE"

    Would suck man.

    Personally, I think if you go for the whole 'new map' thing at some stage, don't make loads backwards compatible, and only allow level 50 loads. Make it 50 - 100 or some shit, but hey, as you say, much more room, much further down the line.... Hopefully.
     
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    As an outside who has never played the map, the story looks like a background story. It feels like there's no really a story. Where are the heroes? And the evil? For what we're fighting for? This is just some pretty basic background story stuff here.

    I don't see here anything that really motivates me to play the map.
     
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    The background lore is purely that though, this is the lore behind it. Zwieb did mention it's a small write up.

    The basics of the story is in there though, you're fighting to save the northern lands from an advancing plague. It's one of those storylines that becomes more apparent as you go further in to the game. It could do with a bit more lore INGAME but that's being worked on.

    Also, for something to present itself as an antagonist in a storyline, it doesn't necessarily have to be 'evil' as such. Currently, we as players don't yet know the cause of the plague, we can merely speculate. The evil we have come across is the result of something we, like the heroes, are struggling to understand and adapt too. For all we know, the heroes themselves could be corrupt by the end of the storyline, sort of like the protagonist of the game Diablo.

    Hell, it's all in Zwiebs head. I'm sure it will come out well Aeroblyctos, I can assure you, this is one of the best multiplayer rpgs on WC3.

    Although, the heroes could do with a bit more fleshing out. 'more than happy to write full backstories for them for the wiki.
     
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    i dont like the idea having a background story for the heroes. actually everybody can have his own story.

    the only thing i would add is a little story how the classes developed. Bishops / monks can be prayer for some goods whatever.


    @ Aeroblyctos

    like vestra said its to early to say how everything started and also its quite hard to write a good and long background story for a online rpg. its not like chosen ones (btw its awesome but very hard to understand in the beginning) which is way more straigth forward.

    but u get a idea about the story if u start playing the game what u really should do !
     
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    It's obvious that Gaia is the current one doing the plague "Gaias Retaliation" since she/he is considered a dead god even tho she/he was the goddess/god of life.
     
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    The backstory doesn't need to be where they grew up or whatever, it can simply cover where they came from and for what reason.

    If that's no good, a basic blurb explaining the role of a certain class in the world of gaias, i.e. Druids connect with nature to seek alternate answers to those who follow Flaros. 'cept, you know, a paragraph about them and their part in society.

    Yes, surprisingly it is indeed obvious that 'Gaia's retaliation' means she is behind the plague, but what we don't know, are her motives, what is behind her?

    Also, Zwieb, for confirmation. Is she called Gaia or Gaias. There have been a few instances of both, I'm assuming its Gaia.
     
  14. Zwiebelchen

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    It's Gaia, of course, the s is just typo.
    And yes, the name certainly implies that Gaia is related to the events, she sure is - but as you said her motives or reasons are unknown yet ;)
    On the other hand, the name could imply something totally different aswell. Maybe the heroes are chosen ones by Gaia to ... well ... do something. Not saying that this is the case... I just want to showcase that things might be different than what you think at first. ;)
     
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    coolcoolcool
     
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    Does that mean the final boss is Gaia?

    Really interesting lore.
     
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    That probably means that Gaia choosed those heroes to do the job with corruption(look finall boss - I wanna see Abomination!)
     
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    hmm abomination as final boss? good idea for a boss but not as a final one i think. also the volcano doesnt fit to it
     
  19. Zwiebelchen

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    I never said that the vulcano will be the final boss ;)
     
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    oh ok, interesting :p