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"The Dark Approaches..." (Laws of Evil teasers/discussion)

PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:07 pm
by GHOST®
You thought you would rain destruction upon our kingdoms!

You thought our defeat would provide you sanctuary from the inevitable storm!

This is why you shall writhe with throes of defeat..why you shall perish. For you have deceived yourself. We would never let you triumph, no matter the cost!

We tell you this now, so that when we bring your reign to ruins and you watch your great kingdom burn with your dying breath...you will know why it is in flames.


11:02:2013
Dark Knight
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“A brotherhood that disdained the
'self-righteousness' of the Knights of the Rose,
the Knights of the Pentacate now serve as
protectors to the High council of the Lich Kings.”

Laws of Evil is a 5 level Total Conversion for Myth II: Soulblighter

In preparation for its nearing completion, Khellek has kindly acquiesced, after much arm twisting, and has agreed to allow me to provide these teasers as a small preview of whats to come when LoE is unleashed upon the world for your playing pleasure.

We will be showcasing 2 1 random units with a small flavor of their demeanor's once a week, over the next 8 to 10 weeks, starting tonight. Even though only a single animation of each unit will be revealed, u can rest assured that these are completely new, completely animated, completely FEAR'd, completely completed units that are currently scripted in LoE.

While speculation and discussion is highly encouraged, if not outright demanded by some of us, please keep it on topic and please remain respectful and polite towards each other.

Also note that unless it is Khellek himself posting, any information concerning LoE is just that, speculation. So with that out of the way, please enjoy the eye candy, recall the deviousness of Throne of the Lich King, and let the discussions and speculations begin. :)


25:11:2012
Marauder
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“serving the almighty gold piece, these marauders
are available to anyone willing to pay their price...
but do not confuse their service with
'loyalty'...”

18:11:2012
Blade, Lord Knight of the Rose
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“of the elite paladin class,
the law knights are sworn to uphold justice...
Blade exacts it in absolute fashion.”

11:11:2012
Ranger Lord Jaden
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“as the far reach of the Lich King's unholy influence corrupted their lands,
the high elves of Vercy commissioned Jaden as their emmisary...”


Damarian Elite Dwarf
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“Born of the revolt in the Bloodstone Mines,
the Damarian dwarves developed an elite class;
the sworn enemies of their former draconian masters...”



04:11:2012
High Priestess Zephora
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“of all the loyal servants of Tyr, Zephora's unwavering
zeal procured her special favor with her god...”



Mummy Priest
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“wielding unnatural powers in life, they have carried
their gifts beyond the realm of the living...”



28:10:2012
Mummy Fighter
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“deprived of armor and weapon, rotting cloth and
disease are now the dealings of the undead guard.”



Draconian
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“creatures known only through tales of myth and legend...
even the mightiest warriors fear their existence...”



21:10:2012
Scorpian
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“lurking silently in the cover of shadows,
they patiently wait for their next meal to stray too close...”



Common Mummy
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“meticulously wrapped in a now decaying cloth,
a nefarious soul animates the rotting flesh...”



14:10:2012
Spider
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“with gossamer strands she carresses your skin...
as she delivers the sweet nectar of death...”



Skeleton Warrior
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“corrupted souls...easy prey to the powers of necromancy...
self-serving in life...now servants of death.”




Re: "The Dark Approaches..." (Laws of Evil teasers/discussio

PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:32 am
by A-Red
Whoa.

Re: "The Dark Approaches..." (Laws of Evil teasers/discussio

PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:09 pm
by £N
whaaaat

You mean there's more???

So shnazzy. LoA is one of those titles that has been in production forever so it's awesome to get the sense that it's nearing completion!

Re: Khellek gives some insights . . .

PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:44 pm
by GHOST®
Got a bit more insight from Khellek himself, & i thought i'd pass along an excerpt for others to digest. ;o)

Khellek wrote:...And the saga continues...the progress of Laws of Evil mini campaign.

After much thought and consideration, I decided not to recycle the units I had originally made for LoE and then let CP use in Mazz.

Hence, there has been a delay in really churning this project out, as we have been working on completely new units...18 in total...possibly 20+ when all is said and done.

There have only been 2 of us working on this for a while and seemingly a third person (and a very VALUABLE person at that) has joined in.

Needless to say I'm very excited, as this may very well cut our project time significantly.

We really have quite a bit of the pieces ready: original music for 6 levels (yes we have an extra piece of music, just in case), win and loss screen music, all the color maps, the pregame map of the world, the level pregame texts (stories), almost all the units oaked (quite a few Fear'ed also). Three of the maps are fully scripted, HOWEVER, they need serious testing and input, which means they may be re-touched in the scripting department. One level is half scripted. One level is only stocked with monsters and has only about 10% script.

There may be other things that are ready...just can't recall off the top of my head (I'm at work :P ).

Re: "The Dark Approaches..." (Laws of Evil teasers/discussio

PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:38 pm
by Khellek
Two new units posted:

Scorpion and Common Mummy.

Thanx for looking. :D

Re: "The Dark Approaches..." (Laws of Evil teasers/discussio

PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:46 pm
by iron
£N wrote:whaaaat

You mean there's more???

So shnazzy. LoA is one of those titles that has been in production forever so it's awesome to get the sense that it's nearing completion!


Yes I think its creators just waiting to get funds through Kickstarter in order to finish the project ...

Oops, wrong thread.

Re: "The Dark Approaches..." (Laws of Evil teasers/discussio

PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:24 pm
by juliocpaes
I'm trying to understand this new production units, but still not cleared my mind.

Who are the creators?
where are being made?
when units will be available?
as will be available, other day someone told me 2013, correct?
accept suggestions for making unit types?

Julio

Re: "The Dark Approaches..." (Laws of Evil teasers/discussio

PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:42 pm
by iron
Hi Julio, the creator is Khellek, longtime mapmaker who's last release was Throne of the Lich King. He's had help as & when needed from other Magma folk but basically this has been a masterpiece he's been steadily working on for years.

I have no idea when he'll want to release it, or if he'll take suggestions (he makes the units himself btw), but if you have ideas then by all means please share them :)

Re: "The Dark Approaches..." (Laws of Evil teasers/discussio

PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:39 pm
by GHOST®
:: Finishes Update ::

ENJOY !! :oD

:: Bumps Thread ::

Re: "The Dark Approaches..." (Laws of Evil teasers/discussio

PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:56 am
by iron
As glorious as these units are, may I make a teeny suggestion? Try rendering with a higher camera angle - will create shadows & contrast on the unit rather than the blandness that purely frontal lighting tends to produce. Show those models in their best light, as it were :)

Re: "The Dark Approaches..." (Laws of Evil teasers/discussio

PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:38 am
by juliocpaes
iron wrote:Hi Julio, the creator is Khellek, longtime mapmaker who's last release was Throne of the Lich King. He's had help as & when needed from other Magma folk but basically this has been a masterpiece he's been steadily working on for years.

I have no idea when he'll want to release it, or if he'll take suggestions (he makes the units himself btw), but if you have ideas then by all means please share them :)


Esteemed Iron,

My dream have in the Myth 2 and available free for anyone to use the following units:

* A berserk armed with axe, with the special option "T" key, throwing axe;

* A villager armed with a scythe or fork;

* A villager holding a torch;

* A village woman ambiente.

I spoke with many unit maker of Tain about it, but all thinks that these units are not necessary and that does not add anything to the Myth. I disagree, I think it's a good upgrade, and the community needs new items, perhaps annually, that be free for all Mythers, and not millions like they want the topper of M.K.P. eh eh eh.

Julio

Re: "The Dark Approaches..." (Laws of Evil teasers/discussio

PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:48 pm
by punkUser
So looking forward to this! Will have to start back up the weekly coop day to play :)

Re: "The Dark Approaches..." (Laws of Evil teasers/discussio

PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:43 pm
by Road
Looking good!

Re: "The Dark Approaches..." (Laws of Evil teasers/discussio

PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:51 pm
by Melekor
iron wrote:As glorious as these units are, may I make a teeny suggestion? Try rendering with a higher camera angle - will create shadows & contrast on the unit rather than the blandness that purely frontal lighting tends to produce. Show those models in their best light, as it were :)

In addition to that, I'm wondering if they could also be rendered with subdivision/nurbs/etc to increase the apparent polygon count?

Re: "The Dark Approaches..." (Laws of Evil teasers/discussio

PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:12 am
by £N
The reptilian looking thing looks absolutely awesome. It's like a skrael and a krid had a baby. Except better.