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WDE #25 - Showcase and Beta Keys... what?

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    #1 Dec 05, 2012 at 07:32 UTC - 0 likes

    Weekly Data Exercise

    What? Who is this Nevjmac guy...

    Sorry I let these kinda disappear for a bit, went through a busy stage of life a lot of changes all that jazz but I am back more and more recently, and I have some good news, we have some wonderful Heart of the Swarm BETA KEYS TO GIVE AWAY!

    So with that, to the exercise!

    Weekly Data Exercise #25

    All right, so this week I want to see what you have been working on, It can be absolutely anything data related, so for this exercise there is no restriction, show me what you have been up to!

    Maybe you have something you can't quite perfect and want some advice on? Easy post it up here.
    Something small but felt like it was a huge achievement? Awesome lets see it.
    Or maybe something epic but you map isn't released so nobody has seen it yet, Why not give us a sneak peak!
    This week the sky is the limit!

    Beta Keys

    - To be eligible for a Beta Key, you need to release a map copy of the Unit/Ability/Effect...Thing :P you are showcasing.
    - Winners will be selected by the mod team and will be announced on the 22nd of December, Submissions will close on the 19th, giving the mods time to choose - If you really want to enter but are completely out of ideas, now would be a good time to offer your services in the data editor and make something for somebody else and show us all here

    Have an Idea for the WDE, post it here!

    Why not turn your results into an asset for others to use!

    Current Project: Community Project

    #2 Dec 05, 2012 at 07:38 UTC - 0 likes

    @nevjmac: Go

    22nd of December? thats a bit late aye? Remember this game comes out in early march, that means only 1 1/2- 2 months of play, could you maybe shorten this to like the 12th? I mean 1 week should be enough.

    i already have a key, but I am just saying this well take a lot of the time the winner would have to play the beta.

    pretty much anything data related if its just for this contest could be completed in a 1 week time frame i would imagine anyways.

    my maps will always be Free. and Available to the public at the earliest possible date.

    If you need a tester feel free to ask IShadowWolf.258

    You can also catch me on the IRC most times.

    #3 Dec 05, 2012 at 07:44 UTC - 0 likes

    @Taintedwisp: Go

    2 months of play on a beta is quite a long time. Shortening this by a week is not really going to change anything but put pressure on people and I don't think that is wise at this time of year.

    The dates will remain for now.

    #4 Dec 05, 2012 at 08:42 UTC - 0 likes

    @nevjmac: Go

    Well can you change the current events on the front page.? :P

    Last edited Dec 05, 2012 by Taintedwisp
    #5 Dec 05, 2012 at 08:59 UTC - 1 like

    Hey guys, want to make an entry :) Here are two abilities (Meteor Rain, Tempest) and one Siege Weapon which i think looks cool. Check them out. Sorry, but i have no video, only screens and map :(

    We've recorded a video for Abvdzh's awesome submission. Check it out below if you're not up to downloading the map yourself.

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    Actor Addict

    Check this thread to download map with some of my recent data assets. It can also be a good starting point for small - scale rpg:

    My data tutorial:

    #6 Dec 05, 2012 at 09:50 UTC - 0 likes

    @abvdzh: Go

    Looks awesome! I will work on a video for you tomorrow :)

    @Taintedwisp: Go

    Slight work in progress :)

    #7 Dec 05, 2012 at 23:09 UTC - 0 likes

    Oh well, here come the archives of some of my better works.

    1. A multiple unit compatible Merge ability simulation. Even robust against mad dog clicking to a large degree and can use uneven mixes of units.

    2. A Harvest ability simulation (work in progress) able to interrupt harvesting for a fraction of resources and be used for intermediate resources in a tree of manufacture. Third means of building related (as opposed to unit related) command system still needs full implementation

    3. The famous autoharvester from the community project. Uses a dated method of boom extension (see walker for latest method). Still looks good unless patch 1.5 broke it again.

    4. My walker prototype for terratron like visual hanging when perfected. Contains a robust rotation sensor and novel acor system based off lurker spines and hellion beam. Not yet beta but will be once I fix issue of walking over cliffs/rough terrain (create persistent and mover issue, any ideas/solutions?).

    5. My symbiote test map (work in progress) for commensal and parasitic items that can give boosts to the holding unit based on item level. Approx 33% complete. Commensal items/units need permission from the host to bond with them while parasites will not. Also might throw in breeding items within inventories if possible.

    6. My mighty zerg gate that only lets zerg pass through. Simple but cool and only use of sunken colony missile impact model that I know of.

    No. 7 is not worth showing yet. 75% done but needs visuals before it is a demo map. Is doodads that follow movement of units within an area like classic portraits/statues with eyes/heads that follow you. Currently at proof on concept stage.

    No vids either though.

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    #8 Dec 09, 2012 at 06:58 UTC - 0 likes

    @abvdzh: Go

    So for some unbeknown reason my video software won't create a video of my footage for you... :(

    But the abilities them selves are pretty cool.

    The Protoss Hybrid, I quite like the ability's visual affects and I think it was well done.

    The Meteor strike was also well done, I like the stun and burn dot addition

    But the Dark Templar move, I am not a fan of, main reason being that it has a set path, it would be better if the electrical forks were a bit more randomized

    #9 Dec 09, 2012 at 07:29 UTC - 0 likes

    Here was a map I was working on a long time ago, that I never finished.

    Maybe some people will find parts of it useful.

    The major pieces of it were the Mouse controlled Turret/fire with Right Click, a somewhat collision detection on the projectile, and WASD controlled tank movement. Also the movement and fire doesnt work at the moment, so you have to stop to fire.

    The idea of the game was going to be the Tron Tank game, but I got distracted by school and other games.

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    #10 Dec 09, 2012 at 08:17 UTC - 0 likes

    I'd just like to comment that this data exercise has already provided some useful product as I have to give abvdzh some props for the meteor ability; its extremely similar to something i was looking for and has made solid base for me to learn to make my own ability since im new to the data editor.

    Also any word on if there is a trigger excercise for the hots keys?

    Last edited Dec 09, 2012 by hobbidude

    When I want your opinion...I'll give it to you!

    #11 Dec 09, 2012 at 08:20 UTC - 0 likes

    @hobbidude: Go

    Yes there is, check the trigger forum.

    Also no comments on my contributions?

    #12 Dec 09, 2012 at 08:47 UTC - 0 likes

    @DrSuperEvil: Go

    Sorry, maybe its just me but i only see the latest excerise which is a monthly for a quest system, plus the home page only mentions an data and terraining. I'd look to do a trigger library for a portal system but i don't think it counts.

    Abvdzh has some pretty pretty pics that drew me in. :) It just happened to be that his ability was sooo perfect for what i needed; granted imma take a look at that zerg gate as i might work well for a dual level bridge system of mine.

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    #13 Dec 09, 2012 at 09:23 UTC - 0 likes

    @hobbidude: Go

    Well, a trigger based competition is planned.

    #14 Dec 09, 2012 at 09:26 UTC - 0 likes

    @DrSuperEvil: Go

    Trigger based competition!!! DO ALL MY MAPS TRIGGERS, you will get a cookie as the reward. :D :P

    #15 Dec 09, 2012 at 10:05 UTC - 0 likes

    Well nevjmac are you sure you talking about dark templar because i realy have custom done dark templar unit in my sandbox map which i just didn't place on terrain. It calls Black Hali. You can find him in my map and test it. It looks pretty cool too i think. But if you were talking about High Templar Tempest abil, this lighting forks are randomized slightly, because they use random point in a circle site operation actors. But yes they has some restricted path. Rly appreciate your feedback guys :D

    Decided to add this dark templar on map. Tell me your opinions. Just attack some unit with him and start running from him with that unit.

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    #16 Dec 09, 2012 at 21:38 UTC - 0 likes

    HotS Beta Key Contest Entry:

    1. Psionic Overload (Immortal): The Immortal overcharge his Hardened Shields dealing massive damage to everything in range.

    2. Fire Wave (Tassadar): Deals 10 damage per unit space and burns for 2 damage per second for 5 seconds after. (Each grid square/unit space takes 10 damage, so if the unit is running while being hit, as it runs with the fire it will keep taking damage)

    3. Psi Zone (Immortal): Charges up then releases a burst creating a field of psionic energy healing allies and damaging enemies. (Not attached because it is part of a large project I am working on, If needed I will send it ot the judges, if someone needs this in an Asset, or any other one of the abilities, let me know via PM)

    Example Video: (Fire Wave and Psionic Overload, Ignore the ability from the stone zealot) (Psi Zone, part of another map in progress, will sent it to judges only, wont be attached)

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    High Templar Carbot

    #17 Dec 09, 2012 at 22:23 UTC - 0 likes

    @Cybrok: Go

    WHoA CYBROK I LOVE THE Burst and wave ability, Hey could you make Fenix Reborns ultimate that? (the green immortal)? Instead of The Quick Revive ability, Its really cool.

    #18 Dec 09, 2012 at 22:58 UTC - 0 likes
    Quote from Taintedwisp: Go

    @Cybrok: Go

    WHoA CYBROK I LOVE THE Burst and wave ability, Hey could you make Fenix Reborns ultimate that? (the green immortal)? Instead of The Quick Revive ability, Its really cool.

    The Psionic Overload? or the Stone Zealots Fel Burst?

    #19 Dec 09, 2012 at 23:29 UTC - 0 likes

    @Cybrok: Go

    What is with everyone stealing my avatar these days...

    #20 Dec 09, 2012 at 23:32 UTC - 0 likes

    @Nebuli2: Go

    Well TBF, its not exactly the least used avatar before you had it :P

    haha i ment Psionic Overload. :P

    Last edited Dec 09, 2012 by Taintedwisp