After 1 year rest i return to mapmaking and want to finish my new map. It will be cooperative RPG for few players made in fantasy setting (inspired by World of Warcraft, Warcraft 3 andother good games). The plot of the game: few heroes decide to tomb-ride an ancient tomb. They go to it killing monsters on their way, fighting bosses and chatting with each other.
Technically, the project is custom arcade map with a lot of imported models and art from Wow. Interface is standart (i don't want to waste time to develope something if there is already famailiar good sc2 interface). Also the RPG setting are enought standart too: heroes gain expeirence, level up abilities, use items etc. Also there is a VERY simple inventory system (watch video), taken from Blizzard's Aiur Chief - 6 big slots for items showed in bottom of screen: 1 for weapon, 1 for hat, 1 for shoulders, 1 for shield, 2 for usable stuff (potions, scrools) - VERY EASY, understood intuitively, familiar for most people!
Well. now about me and my plans. I am experience map maker, i have made 7 different maps since 2010. Few of them (Fringe 2, Wow TD, WOw TD 2) were slightly popular, and Wow TD 2 was even highlighted by Blizzard. My goal is to make just a good map! Right now i want to focuse on terrain, plot and trigger. And that why i need a help with data. I look for:
- Data man for making abilities for heroes (fire mage, warrior, hunter). Not necessarily expert :) Even if you are semi novice to editor, you are welcomed. It will be a good school for you in my project.
- dialogs designers. I need 10-20 typical chatt dialogs in fantasy setting that would can take place in fantasy world betwen orcs, elfs etc.
Well, and there is a little demonstration what i have done already. note is is a shot in haste video, it shows some weapons and inventory system:
Yay, welcome back mapmakerman! By the look of things this may turn out nicely!
You should specify though if you need an ability maker (you give the guy a description of ability, what you want to see it do, and he finds a way to make it happen in data) or ability designer (who needs to come up with spells based on theme/requirements/parameters). Right now from given description it's unclear ;/
Well, thank you DuckyTheDuck. You are right. This thing should be explained in more details. So fr publishing project at battle.net i want/need at least 3 heroes. They are Warrior, Hunter and Fire Mage. Such skills are ready/planned for them:
1. Frenzy (ready)
2. Whirlwind (ready)
3. Shield Bash planned
4. Deadly Strike planned
5. ??? (empty slot for ability)
1. Hiding (ready)
2. Bear Trap (ready)
3. Campfire (ready)
4. Hunter's Net (ready)
5. Hunter's Mark (ready)
6. Snipe Shot planned
1. Fireball (ready)
2. Summon Fire Serpents (ready)
3. Summon Fire Elemental (ready)
4. Fire Rain planned
5. Fire Nove planned
6. Enchant Weapon planned
So you see there are some skills finished already, some - planned (need Data Maker for them), and some - undefined, any suggestions are welcomed for them. At command card in standart starcraft 2 interface there are 10 buttons. 1 button is used for "learning skill" button, and other 9 can be filled with abilities. For publishing map at battle.net i need at least 5-6 skills for each hero to make game interesting.
I still need help with my map. Right now i need terraine decorator to improve some areas in my map. it is little job - for 1-3 hours. What to do: add doodads by your taste to make my land more beautidul. Anybody interested?
My map is almost ready. All the terrain is roughly sketched. What i need right now - man who can add some decorations by his taste to my terrain. I am not porffessional in making really interesting land. Or may be coz it is my 7-th map, i am now out of fresh ideas.
Anyway if anybody interesting - PM me, i will send you map file. You see if you can do something for me :)
The places in my map that should be decorated are forest and lake shore
This video demonstrate how my map lokks right now.
One piece of map is already decorated by Telthalion (thank to him). It is desert. It looks just awesome. But another places are empty enough comparing to it :(