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Re: Weekly Update
« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2012, 01:45:52 pm »
This worked for me, now game loads in less than 1min

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Re: Weekly Update
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2012, 05:10:50 am »
Yep, yep.

And today I started planning and doing chapter 9. First picture is the basic plan how chapter 9 is build and second picture shows the place where you'll see Axobada.

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Re: Weekly Update
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2012, 09:21:14 am »
Completely disagree with doing new chapter. The combat king bug still persist and many have problems playing due to that bug. You should finish fixing all the bugs first.

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Re: Weekly Update
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2012, 10:14:50 am »
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Completely disagree with doing new chapter. The combat king bug still persist and many have problems playing due to that bug. You should finish fixing all the bugs first.

I appreciate you doing chapter 9, Aero, but I have to admit that Doomlord has a point there. The item system currently is quite a mess and the combat king bug is really, really annoying.

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Re: Weekly Update
« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2012, 10:58:46 am »
Well, it's relaxing to do something else than fixing bugs. I've been last 2 weeks doing that so I'll have few days pause from that doing something else.

I'll start fixing bugs again in a day or two.

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Re: Weekly Update
« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2012, 05:08:04 pm »
Give him a break FE. People don't deserve your wrath (other than me, Black, Shino and Aero). The right to express one's point freely is valid here in the forum as well.

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Re: Weekly Update
« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2012, 07:37:01 pm »
...Okay, why me? I'm a good person and i joined the forum recently(some months ago), so why i deserve After's curse? And again i haven't understood After's post...(the finality and the...words, man i can't understand him)

Aero: So you're just starting chapter 9, right? I thought you would start with the remake of chapter 3 or maybe the interludes...well whatever, do what you think it's more important  ;).
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« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2012, 01:41:27 am »
When I was on that trip I thought about things and I made my decision.

If I actually would remake chapter 3, the story itself wouldn't improve much. The point of chapter 3 is that Galeoth finally finds a dragon still alive and planning something terrible. In other words if I would remade chapter 3, it would just be "fillers".

Same story goes on remaking chapter 1 and 2. It would be fillers and overall improvements to the chapters by making the quests more interesting.

I want to go forward with the story, I really can't do remakes after remakes. I must go on with my own personal life too, right now it's been the same last two years, the campaign has taken all my life. It would be a different thing if I was paid by doing this campaign.

It is painful to see all my other friends doing great in real life while I still do this same old campaign. Every time they ask from me is game finished I must say "no" and then they laugh at me.

So I've decided to go on with the story and do next chapter 9. Sorry to disappoint you, but this is the way I've chosen. I'll of course do some minor versions to fix bugs. If I still have motivation after finishing the campaign(chapter 9, 10 and epilogue) then I can think about improving earlier chapters. I don't know about interludes yet.
« Last Edit: April 24, 2012, 01:46:12 am by Aeroblyctos »

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Re: Weekly Update
« Reply #23 on: April 24, 2012, 03:23:54 am »
Sorry to hear that. It is your own decision and I respect that. Maybe I can replace you for a while. After all I am also a coder.

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« Reply #24 on: April 24, 2012, 07:39:58 am »
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It is painful to see all my other friends doing great in real life while I still do this same old campaign. Every time they ask from me is game finished I must say "no" and then they laugh at me.

Well, it is really an epic project. But it will also be quite an achievement when you finally succed in completing the last 2 chapters. The end of this project is already visible, Aero, and then this will really stand as a monument in the WC3 scene.
Even if you would not finish it, your work would stand beyond all the regular custom campaign available. Really well done, Aero!

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Of course it is, but just how frustrating is it when these mass-produce people come here and express their opinions on 1 to 3 subjects, usually with the same answer.

"It's cool you think like that, but we pretty much guessed it off of you anyways, so thank you, but will you please get out now?!"

As I am working full-time, I can't contribute that much to the forum and I didn't have the slightest idea that some people would measure the quality of forum members with the number of posts they submit. I really suggest that you indulge yourself with a cup of tea and try to calm down.

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Re: Weekly Update
« Reply #25 on: April 24, 2012, 10:27:02 am »
You know, as I am not really interested in getting more of your rather boring and uninspired responses, I will simply back down from this. As you seem to be fanatically following your own private elitist schematics in "making a difference" I am confident that you will succeed and then stop your outpouring someday when you're satisfied with your achievements. Either way, it makes no difference to me, as I have better things to do than engaging discussions with somebody of your format.
Oh, and please do yourself a favor and don't reply on this.
 
« Last Edit: April 24, 2012, 10:47:10 am by /=FoX=/-Eragon »

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Re: Weekly Update
« Reply #26 on: April 24, 2012, 11:05:31 am »
Fox-E: Uh...yeah, i know you weren't talking about me(not this time).
Aero: Your post almost made me cry  :'(, but like i said it is what YOU want to do, we are just making suggestions(besides every kind of progress about the campaign are good news).
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Re: Weekly Update
« Reply #27 on: April 24, 2012, 01:12:17 pm »
Thanks guys for the support.

I haven't said that I won't do that and that I've just changed the priority and order.

Here are few more pictures about coming chapter 9. The basic structure is almost completed.

It's a looks a maze but it isn't(at least in the beginning): you'll play with each character at a time until the boss. In the boss fights you'll start with Phodom and then more characters will come middle of the fight. Each character will have own personal optional quest and death knight battle. After the boss, you're free to travel with all three characters wherever you want.

I'm focusing on variety and the chapter  includes a defend quest, an escort quest, a puzzle many solo and team fights.

The chapter also reveals many things such as Fradz's secret, Phodom's father, Dragon Circle, Life Link, Monsters and you'll even see "a tragic love story". So many ups and downs. Also you'll battle against Xirenza, Yurgimar and Axoabada. The chapter is full of twists as I've promised in the past. The nearer we go to the end, more is revealed. Things won't go as you've probably thought. Actually it definitely won't go as you predicted.

Most likely, this will be the most interesting chapter of all chapters. Only bad side is that it isn't a shiny chapter like 5.  :o
« Last Edit: April 24, 2012, 01:22:30 pm by Aeroblyctos »

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Re: Weekly Update
« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2012, 05:26:00 am »
Week 20 updated.

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Re: Weekly Update
« Reply #29 on: May 25, 2012, 08:47:03 am »
Hello,

I have a question on the further procedure of combat kings. As they have to be removed after loading a saved game in chapter 8 and then are gone for good, people might not want to further invest in these abilities.
So I wanted to ask you what are your future plans with them?