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Re: Monsters - v5 - 10/21/2008 - poll

Postby dolomite13 on Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:53 am

I am working on naming all of the monsters with 3 letter names. And I plan to put in a better background.

I have prety much abandoned making a simple map and an advanced one ... I am just going with a more complex one. So i will be adding some spells to the map somehow. I may make the spell a one way attack for a wizard that they need to conquer to use. The spells would reset to XX neutral after used. The spells would one way wizards could bombard the monsters anywhere and each others shields. I will detail this further.

Anyway off to bed... I'll have more soon.
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Re: Monsters - v5 - 10/21/2008 - poll

Postby dolomite13 on Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:59 pm

Sorry no update yet but I am getting closer to having alot of changes finished ... sorry it is taking so long I have been super busy :(
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Re: Monsters - v5 - 10/21/2008 - poll

Postby MrBenn on Thu Nov 27, 2008 6:41 am

There hasn't been an update here for over a month... moved to the recycling bin...
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Re: Monsters - v5 - 10/21/2008 - poll

Postby dolomite13 on Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:14 pm

I won;t be able to update this for a few more weeks ... sorry ... I do plan to continue work eventually.
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Re: Monsters - v5 - 10/21/2008 - poll

Postby dolomite13 on Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:35 pm

And finally I have an update.
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Re: Monsters - v2.0.1 - 1/5/2009 - New Draft

Postby edbeard on Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:22 pm

can you post the updates in the post you announce the update as well as the first post? it's a million times easier to follow and give feedback that way



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1. I think 20 is way too high for the shields especially when they "reset". I'd say drop it to 10 with the "reset" (at the most. maybe even just the 10. no reset)

2. an autodeploy bonus for the wizards?

3. how many neutrals on the Mind Control Gems? why three? will people even use more than one? why not give them a bonus too so holding one becomes ideal instead of just a transport point.

4. grey, blue and teal are the only monster colours that do not have a monster which only they can attack (except of course via the gems)

5. the grey colour monster is way too similar to the basic monsters. purple? dark brown? stark white?

6. possibly think about using the style of the glow on the entire monster. might make em look cooler

7. the blank area at the top is not good. maybe put more monsters back there but not playable. except, you'd make then blend in with the background so they're in the shadows implying doom or the neverending fight these wizards are going to have. And possibly include a couple different style monsters as a little preview if you're serious about planning on making a sequel.
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Re: Monsters - v2.0.1 - 1/5/2009 - New Draft

Postby dolomite13 on Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:09 am

Great comments ed... I plan to add more monsters I was still debating what to do with the empty space. More monsters? or a place to put rules text etc... I need to hop in the shower and get to work but I will look over your post closer during lunch today =)

Thanx so much for the feedback.
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Re: Monsters - v2.0.1 - 1/5/2009 - New Draft

Postby dolomite13 on Tue Jan 06, 2009 3:49 pm

Ed,

1) I really want the shield to reset every turn. I want to avoid a wizard conquering their own shield and fortifying it. But you may be right 10 may be enough.

2) I wanted the wizards to get a constant stream of armies at themselves as an auto deploy. I like this mechanic and this will let wizards bombard or conquer out from themselves as well as fortify themselves easier.

3) I was thinking more than one mind control gem would be needed so more than one person could cross "continents". If I decide to make it so that the gem resets every turn to say 5 or 10 then I will make it only 1 gem. If I go with more than 1 then I will change it to not reset and start with say 5.

4 & 7) I do not like the current amount of monsters so I am adding more and I will be trying to balance the connections better. This will help fill the empty space.

5) I agree about grey and I plan to change the shading of the monsters a bit to compensate. I will also add some color internally on the monsters that can be attacked by the wizards directly.
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Re: Monsters - v2.0.10 - 1/6/2009 - New Draft

Postby dolomite13 on Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:39 pm

CURRENT VERSION:

v2.0.10: 01/06/2009


Here is a list of changes. I think this helps balance the map a bit.

- I increased the number of monsters and left some of them off by themselves so that you need to use the mind control gem to get to them.
- Split the map into 3 "continents"
- Changed color monster bonus to +2 each
- Changed autodeploy for wizards to 3
- Shields reset to 10 every turn.
- Decreased mind control gems to 1.
- Mind control gem will start at 5 neutral.
- Color and Basic monsters start at 1 neutral each.
- Wizards start with 3.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3119/317 ... bd04_o.png
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Re: Monsters - v2.0.1 - 1/5/2009 - New Draft

Postby the.killing.44 on Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:46 pm

PM MrBenn and get the hell outta the recycling bin! Lookin' good, I do agree on the dead space, though.

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Re: Monsters - v2.0.1 - 1/5/2009 - New Draft

Postby dolomite13 on Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:48 pm

I am going to drop some darker monsters in as background so it fills up a bit. I think it will be more interesting and many maps have impassible mountains etc. I also plan to vary the size of the monsters a small bit to try and give the map the feeling of depth.

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Monsters - v2.0.11 - 1/6/2009 - Map Updates

Postby dolomite13 on Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:44 pm

v2.0.11: 01/06/2009


I made some cosmetic changes to the map. The background was brightened. The monster sizes were changed. And some monsters were added to the background to fill in the dead spaces a tiny bit. The background monsters are impassible terrain.

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Re: Monsters - v2.0.1 - 1/5/2009 - New Draft

Postby edbeard on Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:39 pm

I like the idea of some monsters being isolated (only attackable via the gem)


I don't like the idea of 2 coloured monsters being on their own where all the rest have 3 on the same big area. Either all should be connected somehow or two coloured monsters per section


you don't want the shields too big or else you'll have a lot of stalemate games. perhaps instead of all monsters attacking the shields have another monster type or item or something on the map. maybe four throughout the map that can attack the shields. this lessens the ability of people getting to the wizards quickly and allows us to lower the shield neutrals (neutral resets to 4). This way wizards aren't impossible to kill and they also aren't easy to get.

perhaps lessen the ability of the gem by putting mini-gems into the heads of certain monsters. this allows you to determine where people are able to "jump" throughout the map. you create chokepoints instead of everything being up for grabs.
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Re: Monsters - v2.0.1 - 1/5/2009 - New Draft

Postby dolomite13 on Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:05 pm

You are right ed, I was giving it allot of thought last evening and I believe that I will try and connect around the top of the map. I am not yet sure how I want to handle the mind control hem and if I want the gems to be connected to certain points on the map or how I want that to work yet but I will think of something.

As for the shields ... I think you are right I will probably decrease it to 4 or 5 neutral ... resetting.
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Re: Monsters - v2.0.13 - 1/6/2009 - New Draft

Postby dolomite13 on Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:24 pm

v2.0.13: 01/07/2009


In this version I have removed the mind link gems and rearranged the monsters in a circle. I have provided a connection map below to show what the map would be like if it were simple shapes. I also reduced the shields to 5. I am still not certain how I want to handle attacking the wizards from the monsters as all monsters being able to attack wizards seems like too much if the shield is only 5.

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http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3466/317 ... 08d2_o.png



Connection Map

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3425/317 ... 128417.jpg
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