My production of concepts for smite increased pretty dramatically for a time and as a result I fell out of posting them here. Instead of adding an additional 11 concepts one-by-one I’ve decided to make a meta-post with all of them linked to reddit where they currently reside.
This is just a thought I’ve been having recently about Soul sacrifice, a ‘Monster Hunter’ type game on PS Vita.
Warning Spoilers from here onwards! – Eternal Recursion in the game refers to the continuous ending and recreating of the world. The game is based around sorcery, the eternal recursion goes something like this.
- The earth comes to an end, a powerful sorcerer keeps slaves in cages.
- A Slave with the power of Librom rises up and defeats the sorcerer
- The world is recreated
- The world goes on for many years
- Over time the slave who sacrificed the sorcerer assumes the personality of the sorcerer
- The world comes to an end as the sorcerer once again controls everything
- He is once again defeated and the cycles continues.
This is something which has been bothering me for a long time now. For the past few months I have been back playing SWTOR (The star wars MMO) and the open-world PVP system in the game drives me crazy. Essentially the only rules are you have to be in outside of designated safe areas (such as bases and towns) and you cant engage people of your own faction. Sounds simple enough and given a perfect world it should make the game overall more interesting, unfortunately if a system is open to abuse someone will abuse it.
The easiest way to voice my frustration with the system is to talk about how people abuse the system. There are areas at max level which are used by players to gain credits and do so called ‘Daily’ quests, these areas are contested and as such conflict can occur. Most of the time a kind of psuedo cease-fire exists which allows players to get on with these quests. This brings me to Vezz, Vezz is a player who goes to this area EVERYDAY and kill players. He will do this for hours in a day multiple days of the week, to make things worse he plays an incredibly slippery class and picks only fights he knows he can win. At this point there are 2 main arguments which justify what he does.
I’ve recently started working in a Junior Developer role, as such I really don’t have the time to pursue personal projects (more specifically I cant really handle working both at home and at work in a single day, my brain requires rest). My hope is that I will be much more capable and effective at games programming when I decide to start again, I have already in a few short weeks become a much better programmer. I may still post occasional less technical posts.
So here is the level in its current state, the enemies patrol the main room, their are chests, all the rooms are in place. All thats missing is the contents of the chests and the final room. The red lines are enemy routes, the black lines are tunnels, the arrows point at chests.
Ive started work on lvl 2, so far I havent had issues following my paper plans. Hopefully can finish the next room tonight then get to work on adding in the additional stuff. There will be a chest in room 2 (visible via spotlight from the starting point) containing a necessary upgrade to get past the archer in the next room. The only lighting present in the large room is currently in the underground areas, the above are is dark and hard to navigate.
This is my attempt at creating a level. The first stage is completely and can be viewed in action on the previous post. The second stage will be started tommorow and will focus on underground tunnels, finding the first upgrade (ranged weapon) and getting past a single archer. enemies will be present on top floor where key is found.
This is the first level, mostly finished with a few minor bugs. Its meant to be easy and simple to allow the player to figure out how the game works. Only 1 kind of enemy exists here, the shield-bashers. I am deciding currently whether the ladder will lead directly to the next level or simply load it and reposition the player. If I allow it to lead directly I can have multiple levels loaded at once and the player can ‘fall’ down levels.
- Pantheon: African
- Type: Assassin
- Role: Jungle, Solo
- Hit progression: 0.5/0.5/0.5/1 (With AOE and increased range on final hit)
- Pros: High Mobility, Extreme Juke-ing potential
- Cons: No sustain, Squishy
- Appearance: Male Black, Small with a mask on, he crouches instead of standing, elongated head piece