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« on: November 09, 2011, 01:37:15 pm »
Dear player,

I would like to thank you for playing the campaign: The Chosen Ones.

I trust that you had an enjoyable time playing this campaign. I would greatly appreciate your taking time now to share with me your impressions and thoughts on your experiences at playing the campaign.

Please create a new topic to this section, copy these questions below and answer to them. First add version you have played and remember to give a number after your comment from one to five. This will help me to improve the campaign.

Thank you once again for this opportunity and I look forward to have nice, friendly and instructive message from you.

Friendly regards,
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1: Poor
2: Fair
3: Average
4: Good
5: Excellent

Question 1: Story - What do you think about the story? Is it too confusing? Too simple? What is the best and the worst part in the story. Why?

Question 2: Characters - What do you think about characters? Are they boring? Are they interesting? Who is your favorite character? What character you didn't liked. Why?

Question 3: Game play - What do you think about the game play. Is it boring? Is the campaign too repetive? Is there too much killing? What is the best side of game play and what is the worst. Why?

Question 4: Bosses - What do you think about the bosses at the campaign? Too hard? Too easy? Please tell me what is your favorite boss and what is the worst boss? Why?

Question 5: Music/sound - What do you think about the musics at the campaign? Are they bad? Are they good? What is the best and the worst music at the campaign?

Question 6: Diffculty - What is your opinion about the difficulty. Is it too hard? Too easy? Which parts of the campaigns were not balanced, what are they, and why?

Question 7: Cinematics - What do you think about the cinematics? Too long? Too much? Too boring? Tell what is the worst and the best cinematic and why.

Question 8: Atmosphere - What do you think about the atmosphere of the campaign? Too funny? Too sad? Tell what increases and decreases the atmosphere? Why?

Question 9: Abilities/Spells - What do you think about characters' spells? Are they balanced? Does they have good enough effects?

Question 10: Items - Are the items interesting? Are they unique? Are there too much items? What should be changed?

All things consired, how would you describe your playing experience at the campaign?

Would you recommend this campaign to your friends?
« Last Edit: November 18, 2011, 12:43:41 pm by Aeroblyctos »

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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2011, 03:24:26 am »
1: Poor
2: Fair
3: Average
4: Good
5: Excellent


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Question 1: Story - What do you think about the story? Is it too confusing? Too simple? What is the best and the worst part in the story. Why?

TCO presents a storyline which is unpredictable in a good way. However it is hard to judge the story purely because they story is incomplete and with plot twists and what-not, what we know of it is currently open-ended. I think the story has a great background and a lot of potential. In terms of how it's written, I'd say it could be done much better. Not your fault in particular, but not everyone can write a best-selling novel/movie.  ;)

The best part is the mystery behind what is going on. Bit of suspense mixed in as well.

Worst part is fradz's lines totally ruining the story for me. See the next question.

3.5/5

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Question 2: Characters - What do you think about characters? Are they boring? Are they interesting? Who is your favorite character? What character you didn't liked. Why?

There's a good mix of characters in there but by far Fradz comes off a way too immature and does not fit in at all, especially to the image of a dragon slayer. For the reader, it's hard to believe that someone with the mental capacity of a 5 year old and acts like it could contribute so much to the war and be regarded as a dragon slayer. It's ok for a character to be different, but he was just way too over the top.

Galeoth has some good lines written into the dialogue and impressed me at times and would have to be one of the better characters with a believable story and few flaws. The bone-dragon boss in Chp. 6. has a section of dialogue which impressed me greatly (I cannot recall exactly what) but it was by far the best written work in this game, so kudos to whoever wrote that boss.

Fradz's is definitely the weakest link here by far and is the reason for the low score.

2/5

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Question 3: Game play - What do you think about the game play. Is it boring? Is the campaign too repetitive? Is there too much killing? What is the best side of game play and what is the worst. Why?

The gameplay is quite fun especially the first and second times through. The first time because everything is new, the second time because you are able to get in some good items and fight the harder bosses. Subsequent play-throughs however tend to get a bit tedious and repetitive. Perhaps reducing the required play-throughs to experience the game would be a good change. (Currently it would be around 5 times at NORMAL difficulty - mainly cause of gold).

In a campaign called based on Dragon Slayers and a game engine called Warcraft, it's very hard to steer away from 'Too much killing'. Therefore I wouldn't worry about that.

Unique bosses and making awesome items is the highlight here. The worst would be all the bugs, especially running into one that makes the game crash or unplayable for whatever reason. Otherwise finding out 5 chapters in that you forgot to pick up 1 item back in an earlier chapter needed for an item is very frustrating as well.

Apart from that the bugs let down the gameplay.

3.5/5

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Question 4: Bosses - What do you think about the bosses at the campaign? Too hard? Too easy? Please tell me what is your favorite boss and what is the worst boss? Why?

Bosses are great and nice, although they tend to get a bit similar after a few chapters. Difficulty-wise, there is a significant jump in difficulty between bosses from chapter 5 to 6, in that chapter 6 is suddenly extremely hard compared to all the previous chapters.

Worst boss are the ones that are buggy. Best one want probably doom lord as it wasn't a boring arena and the run at the end was a good idea. Try and avoid being too repetitive in design.

4/5

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Question 5: Music/sound - What do you think about the musics at the campaign? Are they bad? Are they good? What is the best and the worst music at the campaign?

Best music was final-fantasy cause the series is awesome (obvious bias here!). Worst part of the music is where you are doing something or walking along the border of 2 areas and the music is switching every second and sounds retarded (not sure you can fix that though).

Aside from that, if you could get voice actors that's an instant 6/5  :D

4.5/5

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Question 6: Diffculty - What is your opinion about the difficulty. Is it too hard? Too easy? Which parts of the campaigns were not balanced, what are they, and why?

As stated previously, the transition into chapter 6 presented the most difficult task. Otherwise the game itself isn't too hard.

As there is no separate section for Puzzles/Minigames I'm going to mention this here. The puzzles in general are too difficult ONLY because they lack any form of instruction! A simple message that will repeat itself upon reentry to the puzzle or even adding it into OPTIONAL QUESTS would do wonders. As an example, the level puzzle on the first stage you need to add to 8. But there either was no message describing this puzzle or I easily missed it as text only appears once. Without this hint the puzzle is impossible. Instances like this force the players into the position where they get frustrated and want to quit. A player shouldn't have to search through the forums just to be able to play this game, IMO that is poor game design.

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As for balance it has been mentioned time and time again that the gold is an issue. Put simple there is a lack of gold in the game. This needs to be improved however you wish, but the overall gold in each play-through needs to be increased.

3/5

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Question 7: Cinematics - What do you think about the cinematics? Too long? Too much? Too boring? Tell what is the worst and the best cinematic and why.

As said time and time again, the text speed needs to speed up by at least 30%. I hope you are not using WC3's default auto-timer as it is quite slow. Cinematics are ok, nothing special. Some are a bit boring due to the dialogue and the numerous spelling and grammatical mistakes.

Animations are a bit........... unusual. Such as Fradz dancing around with his swords flailing for no apparent reason.

2.5/5

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Question 8: Atmosphere - What do you think about the atmosphere of the campaign? Too funny? Too sad? Tell what increases and decreases the atmosphere? Why?

My opinion is it's too lame. Attempts to be funny are unfortunately met with an eerie silence in my head.

The other gripe I have, is that the story itself is a 'serious' atmosphere I find, while the characters and dialogue are targeting a 'funny' atmosphere. There's a huge contradiction between the two and unfortunately in this campaign, they mix badly.

An upside is the 'epic' atmosphere is nice. (Castles  :)).

3/5

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Question 9: Abilities/Spells - What do you think about characters' spells? Are they balanced? Does they have good enough effects?

Some spells are clearly more overpowered in this genre then others. An example would be Fradz's Teleport Strike ultimate skill. Since the game is based heavily on boss fights, it is so easy to just use that spell and hit a boss 12 times doing a stupidly large amount of damage to it. Run around in circles, wait for the cooldown and do it again since you're invunerable during the duration of the slashes. This methods makes it almost impossible to lose boss fights.

AOE spells on the other hand are for this reason underpowered when compared against single-target spells. Since regular creeps or even mass spawned creeps from bosses don't pose any real threat in this game, AOE does not really have a large impact as it could. Most of the boss fights your AOE is really only hitting 1 thing (the boss) and it's a waste. (If you've played DotA or similar games you'd understand very well the reasoning I'm getting to here).

The concept of combat kings carrying through the levels and the large array of skills do save this category so I'll give it:

4/5

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Question 10: Items - Are the items interesting? Are they unique? Are there too much items? What should be changed?

Too many items is not a bad thing. It at the very least, gives the player a choice of how he/she wants to build their characters. There is definitely uniqueness in some of the items.

This is probably the sole category which saves this game from failing like many other SRPG's. It is also the reason why I still play it as I want to try all the items.

Although it is bothersome how some items are bugged and don't work :(

5/5

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All things considered, how would you describe your playing experience at the campaign?

Summary:
  • Story: 3.5/5
  • Characters: 2/5
  • Gameplay: 3.5/5
  • Bosses: 4/5
  • Music/Sounds: 4.5
  • Difficulty: 3/5
  • Cinematics: 2.5/5
  • Atmosphere: 3/5
  • Abilities/Spells: 4/5
  • Items: 5/5

Overall: 3/5

Overall, I enjoyed playing TCO and the main reason why I've stayed around is that I see a lot of potential with this campaign. Whether or not Aero is able to execute it, we'll have to wait to see.

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Would you recommend this campaign to your friends?

STRONG NO. I have a reputation to uphold and the WORST thing you can do when recommending a game/product (or anything else in real life) to a friend is that product turning out to be a dud.

In this case there are 2 major reasons why I would NOT suggest this game:
  • The game is far too buggy to be enjoyed by someone who only wants to play it and not wait around until it is fully complete. Too many bugs = no fun. Selling something that is unfinished/buggy is a horrible idea and thus I will not be recommending this game at the moment. HOWEVER should these bugs be addressed I would have no hesitation to refer my friends to play this awesome game as it is by far one of the better SRPG's made for WC3.    :)
  • The game is suited for a NICHE audience. Firstly, there is a learning curve to this game and it is steeper then most other games. As an example my girlfriend wanted to play this but it's far too complex and she wouldn't bother to learn it. I can totally understand this point of view and there is little you can do to fix this as it is the genre of the game thus only suited towards certain players. The second point of this category is the game is focused around 'Give-up' and playing the same story through again and again. A random figure like 90% wouldn't be too far off to say that most players will not play the same storyline through again unless something else in the game is really attractive. It would only be worth referring players that are interested in playing the same thing over and over again and these players are few and far. This is the same reason as why since the mid 1990's, the gaming industry has been moving away from indepth storylines and great single player campaigns and into multiplayer games as people change everytime, whereas something preprogrammed will always be the same (take Team Fortress 2 for example, it doesn't even have a single player campaign/story element to it).
« Last Edit: December 14, 2012, 06:20:12 pm by Aeroblyctos »

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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2011, 09:38:28 am »
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Aside from that, if you could get voice actors that's an instant 6/5:D

That will come later , my fellow friend :D .We need to find a lot of guys with good english accents , and we I'm preety sure Aero will do that at the end of the beta , or at the final version :D.
Go here:
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To see the thread(Wich will be avaible once again when Aero decides to) and Aero's Take for custom voices.You can alsoo send me some of your takes , if you are free ;).

« Last Edit: December 14, 2012, 06:18:17 pm by Aeroblyctos »

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« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2011, 09:44:10 am »
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Question 1: Story - What do you think about the story? Is it too confusing? Too simple? What is the best and the worst part in the story. Why?

The story is preety good , somehow unique.A lot of secrets that are just making you wish more and more ;).Sometimes , the characters are WAY TO silent.4 example when you listen to Kaza boss or Talloon (even the drunken rezident) , they just listen ,and don't say a single word.

4/5

Question 2: Characters - What do you think about characters? Are they boring? Are they interesting? Who is your favorite character? What character you didn't liked. Why?

[glow=black3,300]The characters are good , yet not always unique.It's easy for a player to discover the main temperament for Phodom and Fradz , but Galeoth always seems to be like Phodom.Firstly, I was thinking he was greedy or something but meh.My favorite character would be Phodom , from the first chapter he started to take a place in my heart :D.I don't like Galeoth , too obsessive , and preety much Anti-Fradz.[/glow]

3.5/5

Question 3: Game play - What do you think about the game play. Is it boring? Is the campaign too repetive? Is there too much killing? What is the best side of game play and what is the worst. Why?

The game play is preety basic.Not boring , because of the steal option , and some hard spells you have to evade.The campaing is preety much repetitive and yes, too much killing , like in ch2 the scorpions and momos , or in ch5 the wolves and turtles.

2/5

Question 4: Bosses - What do you think about the bosses at the campaign? Too hard? Too easy? Please tell me what is your favorite boss and what is the worst boss? Why?

THEY ARE AWESOME!Sometimes too hard , sometimes too easy , usualy , they're perfect.My favorite boss would be the fishthern , because first time I played the campaign , I lost 10 lives to him(in my time , boss points were usefull only for lives).The worst boss is the dragon spirit in ch4 , I HATE HIM X(
He always gets in the way with so many colorfull and diffrent spells.


5/5

Question 5: Music/sound - What do you think about the musics at the campaign? Are they bad? Are they good? What is the best and the worst music at the campaign?

The timing is always good , the music makes the campaing better with 30%.They always feet.The best music was when you're near the mountains , I just love it :D.The worst music would be when you're in a cave , too...scary 0_o

5/5

Question 6: Diffculty - What is your opinion about the difficulty. Is it too hard? Too easy? Which parts of the campaigns were not balanced, what are they, and why?

The campaing is balanced.

5/5

Question 7: Cinematics - What do you think about the cinematics? Too long? Too much? Too boring? Tell what is the worst and the best cinematic and why.

I like that you can skip the cinematics.The cinematics are very good , some gramar mistakes tought.They sometime get booring.The best cinematic was THE ARCHER =))).The worst was the hunter and fradz on a short mountainpath , it was way to long , a little funny tought

3/5

Question 8: Atmosphere - What do you think about the atmosphere of the campaign? Too funny? Too sad? Tell what increases and decreases the atmosphere? Why?

The atmosphere is usualy good , but sometimes only on extremes.I mean EXTREMLY sad or EXTREMLY funny.

4.5/5

Question 9: Abilities/Spells - What do you think about characters' spells? Are they balanced? Does they have good enough effects?

The spells are perfect

5/5

Question 10: Items - Are the items interesting? Are they unique? Are there too much items? What should be changed?

Items are perfect

5/5
All things consired, how would you describe your playing experience at the campaign?

I'm to lazy to calculate , but I guess 4/5

Would you recommend this campaign to your friends?

Yes ,I did.But for most of them , it's too hard or complicated :\.Meh.
« Last Edit: December 14, 2012, 06:14:05 pm by Aeroblyctos »

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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2011, 10:13:11 am »
Hello,

That will come later , my fellow friend :D .We need to find a lot of guys with good english accents , and we I'm preety sure Aero will do that at the end of the beta , or at the final version :D.
Go here:
http://www.tcocampaign.com/index.php?topic=847.0
To see the thread(Wich will be avaible once again when Aero decides to) and Aero's Take for custom voices.You can alsoo send me some of your takes , if you are free ;).

I have a pretty convincing English accent when I have a cold - One may wonder why, though.

Why should we send voice-acting takes to you? Hmm... A-ha, a file-sharing network:

Normal player --> Black --> Aero

So Black judges all the entries sent before they're taken to Aero... Mm-mm, I can already imagine a situation:

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An entry from Chimto.

"F*ck him, that take is probably all but crap. Rejected."

An entry from DD Canada.

"Oh that Canadian who doesn't even dare to say f*ck in the open. His take must be ****-like. Rejected."

...No insulting here, I was just imagining how things could be. :p

OMG I LAUGHT SO HARD AT THAT :)).

But seriously , you're going to hell cuz you actualy WRITED that.

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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2011, 12:00:59 pm »
Hello,

OMG I LAUGHT SO HARD AT THAT :)).

But seriously , you're going to hell cuz you actualy WRITED that.

Bleh, I knew you would; it was unevitable. ;p

Also, if anyone, it's my post that is going to Hell. Or taken back to the Den before anyone else sees it.


Sooo , will you send me your take :>???

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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2011, 01:39:46 pm »
Hello,

Sooo , will you send me your take :>???

No... I don't have anything that would record my voice. Or wait, sorry I just recalled, hah: My awesome mobile phone. Nah, on second thought it sucks on recording voice (maybe).

Also, what would I voiceact if I was to?

Idk , I imagine you as...hmmm...John!THat guy with his ultimate love!

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« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2011, 05:05:53 am »
Okay wait a sec guys I'm now updating this section.

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« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2011, 09:30:17 am »
Hello,

Idk , I imagine you as...hmmm...John!THat guy with his ultimate love!

No-no-no, anything that is related to love can be counted off from me - It's a road full of losses and pain.

The benefit is absolutely minimum at the cost of self-confidence.


Not that kind of love man , that kind of love sucks.Ultimate love for stealing souls MWHAHHAHA.See , you can do it better :)

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« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2011, 11:37:59 am »
Hello,

Not that kind of love man , that kind of love sucks.Ultimate love for stealing souls MWHAHHAHA.See , you can do it better :)

Leave the soul-stealing to Arthas' Frostmourne; and besides, I meant any kind of loving. Be it love-loving, loving to do things or anything, forget it. Instead, hoist the col- I mean liking. :)

"I like doing X and Y" and so forth.

Someday, I will officialy burn the Den -.-'

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« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2011, 12:57:43 pm »
Hello,

Someday, I will officialy burn the Den -.-'

The Den's habitants are approaching, catching you up - Are you ready?

I said someday not now ...Chill.
First I'l need an army full of demons from the huge underworld , and angels from the Heaven , and some badass gangsters , 1-2 clones of Chuck Noris , and , ofc ,  The betrayer of the Den.

Or maybe , just a torch , and some quick legs :).

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« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2011, 01:23:27 pm »
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I said someday not now ...Chill.
First I'l need an army full of demons from the huge underworld , and angels from the Heaven , and some badass gangsters , 1-2 clones of Chuck Noris , and , ofc ,  The betrayer of the Den.

Or maybe , just a torch , and some quick legs :).

We have beaten all demons twelve years ago,
Angels protest on attacking during the night (including any darkness),
Gangsters don't exist; they belong to Terminators,
I honestly don't know who's Chuck Norris; I've heard the name all the time but I got no idea who he is,
Betrayers can't beat their own.

Even a torch isn't going to help, so you have but one option only: Defacing. Accept it, embrace it, become one with it, and you can stand against the Den.

Dude , for reals , you're from Canada , yet you DON'T know Chuck Norris?

You were right about angels and demons.

One gangster already stoled my money , so I will help you beat the sh*t out of him someday.

And , a betrayer always bring the destruction of their own.
For example Ephitales, in 300spartans , betrayed Sparta , and revealed the secret path to their stronghold.Or , Illidan , he betrayed the nightelfs , TWICE , and now hez sitting on his throne in Outland , getting ready to go the tirth time.





Even so , I will refil my wish of destroying the den , instead , I will join you , if the big-boss @ there accepts.

























































































In the end , no matter , i will destroy the Den , from inside...MWHAHH!

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« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2011, 01:54:02 pm »
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Dude , for reals , you're from Canada , yet you DON'T know Chuck Norris?

You were right about angels and demons.

One gangster already stoled my money , so I will help you beat the sh*t out of him someday.

And , a betrayer always bring the destruction of their own.
For example Ephitales, in 300spartans , betrayed Sparta , and revealed the secret path to their stronghold.Or , Illidan , he betrayed the nightelfs , TWICE , and now hez sitting on his throne in Outland , getting ready to go the tirth time.

Even so , I will refil my wish of destroying the den , instead , I will join you , if the big-boss @ there accepts.

In the end , no matter , i will destroy the Den , from inside...MWHAHH!

I don't know who's Chuck Norris; that's the deal there's got to be faced.

Funny should you've mentioned 300, in fact I watched it last weekend for the first time. :p Finally found out where people got their habit to shout "THIS. IS. SPARTA!". But still, like I said, betrayers can't beat their own.

What you described there merely stated, that Ephitales and Illidan just broke peace on their own kind, but never won, now did they? Illidan died by hands of Arthas, failing to defeat night elves, and Ephitales had no physical contact on any of the Spartans.

Also, the Den is not recruiting at the moment.

Ephitales had his revenge , delivered by the hands of Xerxes :p.Why does he wanted revenge ?Well Leonadis refused to introduce him 2 the spartans.Check this :D


How 300 Should Have Ended

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« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2011, 02:01:13 pm »
Oh , almost forgot , here's Chuck Norris:D

Chuck Norris Final Fight from Walker Texas Ranger

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« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2011, 02:32:39 pm »
Hello,

Yes, Ephitales had his revenge through a middle hand, which means he did not do it -> Betrayers can't beat their own.

-.-'

Fine you won...