SL Deteriorated - Survivors

Lord

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Hey again!
I've started to work on a new project. This time it's a multiplayer scenario for guys who have Internet and wanna play something different than DotA or things. If you like Silent Hill and Resident Evil style horror games, then give it a try.

Title: SL Deteriorated - Survivors (protected)
Map size: Epic
Difficulty: Selectable
Maximum Players: 5
Minimum Players: 2
Demo2 Release: Within a week
Release Date: Unknown

Description: Five heroes, hundereds of enemies, one big city. Choose your character, catch up with your friends and survive the horror. Don't walk alone in the darkness if you want to stay alive...

You'll find...
+ Horroristic environment and changeable weather
+ 5 heroes each with its own abilities and custon made spells
+ First person view
+ Lots of bloodthirty monsters
+ Dynamic boss fights
+ Imported sounds and music tracks
+ New models
+ Your character will be able to walk into houses
+ Hiding places
+ Safe places
+ Random item drop system
+ Merchant
+ Secret item combination recipes
...and much more in this multiplayer scenario.


Progress

Terrain: 80%
Units: 90%
Spells: 90%
Items: 65%
Trigs: 75%


Screenshots







 

Oninuva

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Any idea what the characters are going to be? And could you tell us more of the game play, the way you attack, what classes, etc. And by looking at the screenies, are there gonna be any normal camera modes? I hate FPS style camera for Wc3.
 

Lord

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About the characters and classes...

Player 1 - Tim Windtaker (melee) - Elite Guardian
Abilities:
Blades of Serenity (chance to stun the opponent and do extra damage to it)
Vial of Light (a grenade-like thing; slows down enemies in a small area)
Duel Stance (increases armor value and attack damage)
Throw Dagger (high amount of damage + stun)

Player 2 - Bess Farshine (ranged) - Rogue
Place Explosives (put down a timed bomb)
Evasive Moves (chance to evade enemy attacks)
Crippling Arrows (chance to stun)
Haste (move more quickly)

Player 3 - Darach Vern (melee) - Demon Hunter
Place Torch (put down a torch to see invisible objects)
Aura of Honor (increase attack damage of nearby teammates)
Covalescence (life regeneration)
Vial of Acid (grenade thingy too; reduces enemy armor)

Player 4 - Aiden Hills (melee) - Avenger
Sparks (decreases targeted unit's armor value)
Armor of the Hunter (passive; extra armor + damage reflection)
Encouragement (increases nearby teammates' attack damage and armor value)
Vial of Flame (the third grenade; napalm-like effect)

Player 5 - Xadyr (ranged) - Demon Half-Breed
Don't Know Yet
Don't Know Yet
Don't Know Yet
Don't Know Yet

Extra Abilities
Hide (makes the hero invisible; only works if it's in a hiding place)
Safe place (full hp regain; works only if the hero stands in a safe place)


Game play and camera mode...
Arrow key or mouse movement; there won't be normal cam mode :( .
You can't choose/change your hero's class. They are all original SL heroes :shades: .
Right click on enemies to attack them.


Things up there can change of course.

Ty for the reply. Hope this little description helped.
 

Oninuva

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Eww, I hate having the camera move with your hero, it makes it hard for team play.

And Demon Hunter & Elite Demon Hunter o_O
 

pheonixashes

Those who misplace trust in gods learn their fate.
Hmm...

The hero's abilities seem a bit bland, however, the terrain looks nice and such.

If you need help, I'm sorta open...

I await the demo map.
 

Oninuva

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Yeah, more unique spells would be nice, since this is a hero centered game.
 
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IKilledKEnny

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It look great!

> Yeah, more unique spells would be nice

I agree

> I hate having the camera move with your hero

Agree also, but it gives the right feeling so...
 

Oninuva

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If you ever played NotD or Undead Assault 2, then you will know that normal view works fine.
 

Lord

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Well there's a merchant in game so you can buy spell books from him. I'm sure you noticed that these (lets call them abilities) abilities I made are kinda passive/surviving ones. It's because in the world of SL ppl can not cast spells without the proper equipment.
As Kenny said the cam and movement system gives the right, horroristic feeling. I've changed the aquisition range of all heroes to 1, so they will only attack the enemy if u order them. It makes them easier to control in fps view.
And about the team play... Well the cam system will be the last thing that makes it harder. If anyone dies from your team, the whole party will loose. That purple globe you see in Tim's inv is the Linking Globe. It works as a walkie-talkie, and gives you an aura which gives your teammates (not self) a buff. If you loose this buff by walking too far from your friends, demons spawn and attack you.
So this game is about the teamplay. Without your team you are dead. Perhaps this scenario is a bit hard, but I've never made easy maps... :cool:

EDIT

2 more screenies...



 

Lord

TH.net Regular
Progress updated
+ added new hostile creatures
+ added new spells
+ fixed houses
+ added a "Friends in Range" system
+ added zombie reincarnation system

The demo is almost complete so I'll need testers, who can play this on-line.
 

Lord

TH.net Regular
Demo Beta

Well here it is! The half of my newest creation. DL it if you want dudes: download link

I hope someone(s) will test it on Bnet. Remember: the map requires at least 5 players. If anyone leaves from game u'll lose.

GL&HF
 

WindexGlow

New Member
So you can't play it offline?
Requiring 5 players all the time is going to make it unplayable on bnet. Some people leave right when the countdown begins, once they see the game's view they will likely go 'OMG WTF THIS GAME SUCKS UR A NOOB *leave*' or just randomly leave.
 

Ninja_sheep

Heavy is credit to team!
+ Safe places
not horror :( Make some fake good places xD really surprising, you know :)

>Testing:
I agree with windexglow. But if I get enaughe geniu, nice guys it could work. If you want to test i help!
 

Lord

TH.net Regular
WindexGlow

Ur right man, and I'll find a solution for that so it can be played offline too...
Til the next version try this. :)


Ninja_sheep

I'd be glad if u test it buddy. (and u'll find enough surprises I think... ;) )


Thx for replies!
 

SerraAvenger

Cuz I can
WindexGlow

Ur right man, and I'll find a solution for that so it can be played offline too...
Til the next version try this. :)


Ninja_sheep

I'd be glad if u test it buddy. (and u'll find enough surprises I think... ;) )


Thx for replies!




I will test!
And how about making a hostile strenght and xp given modifier?
So when there are 5 players in map, hostiles have 5 times the hp they had b4
and heroes receive 400% exp

Whenever a player leaves, one of the strenght mods will be removed, and the Heroes exp gain will be reduced by 60%

EDIT:

As Kenny said the cam and movement system gives the right, horroristic feeling. I've changed the aquisition range of all heroes to 1, so they will only attack the enemy if u order them. It makes them easier to control in fps view.
You have to set ar to 51, not to 1 - else it won't work.
 

WindexGlow

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Why do you even need 5 people? To solve certain puzzles?
If you need 5 people to solve puzzles, just do something like this
A player leaves
Give (varible unit, holds the player's hero) to (random player from (players still playing)
A unit is selected
Set triggering players selection to triggering unit (this makes it so the player can't control 2 heros at the same time)

have all heroes hotkey set to some common key, such as make them all workers.
I'm not sure if that would mess up your camera triggers.
 

Lord

TH.net Regular
I will test!
And how about making a hostile strenght and xp given modifier?
So when there are 5 players in map, hostiles have 5 times the hp they had b4
and heroes receive 400% exp

Whenever a player leaves, one of the strenght mods will be removed, and the Heroes exp gain will be reduced by 60%
Well this is a good idea. I'll use this.


You have to set ar to 51, not to 1 - else it won't work.
Will fix this.


Why do you even need 5 people? To solve certain puzzles?
Um no... not really. I'll rethink my first trigs and conceptions, and make the map playable for less then 5 players too.
 

Ninja_sheep

Heavy is credit to team!
>Well this is a good idea. I'll use this.

Noooooo, that's bad :( Like that i dont get the yeah-i-reached-a-new-level-feeling.



>Um no... not really. I'll rethink my first trigs and conceptions, and make the map playable for less then 5 players too.

I think this isn't a good idea too. you can do like that, but dont make it like that you can win ALL waves with 3 players...

edit: I just tried it on b.net: The movement system was wierd. You have to say ppl have to use arrow keys. it took a while to figure this out. Then we played. killed some zombies. Some barrels. (maybe some items oO) i killed one. then: darachs lHP is low. defeat. WTF?
 

Lord

TH.net Regular
Yea well it's pretty realistic so if u destroy a barrel of explosives it will explode, and if u r close to it ur hero too... There's a small gameplay manual next to a corpse at the begining, but the question is that: how will u pick it up if u don't know how to move? :rolleyes: Sry for that...
I'll fix all bugs as soon as I can, and upload a new version.

And about this...
Noooooo, that's bad Like that i dont get the yeah-i-reached-a-new-level-feeling.
Well ur right... The exp will remain at 100% to the end of the game, no matter what happens. (tho in the demo every hero starts on lvl 10)

Thx for the tests man!
 
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