The Siege of... (Something like Malta)
Posted 05 September 2010 - 12:45 AM
I can see a workaround if the player is going to be on the defending team. Make a bunch of static objects that look like soldiers, in various poses, and place them in a camp below. Add a few real actor soldiers on patrols to give movement to the camp. From castle wall tops, the illusion wouldn't be obvious; but if the player was attacking and had to mingle with the soldiers, the statics might be immersion-breaking.
Posted 05 September 2010 - 03:45 AM
Posted 05 September 2010 - 08:19 AM
Posted 06 September 2010 - 01:13 AM
I'm excited that this is generating some interest - hopefully we can work around the possible limitations alluded to in earlier posts.
Thanks again for all the feedback; I'm starting to learn just how drawn-out the modding process can be. Thanks for your patience!
Posted 08 September 2010 - 03:45 AM
And since people are still viewing this thread, I will continue the shamless promotion of my first (but fully functional, non-crashing, & recently updated) mod, "The Duelists":
Thanks for reviewing my ideas - I look forward to hearing yours!
Posted 08 September 2010 - 03:58 AM
Posted 08 September 2010 - 04:03 AM
I'm working on something exactly like that. You can check out what I got so far.
I'd like to see a small, mediterranean-themed island (like Anvil) under constant siege by some nefarious invaders (as lore-friendly as possible). The player should be prompted to take up the cause with a knightly order equivalent to the Knights Hospitaller (Knights of [insert benevolent deity], e.g. "Knights of St. Alessia") and assist with relief efforts for the besieged defenders and denizens. While the island could host miscellaneous characters (friends, foes, traitors, lovers, etc.), the core theme of the mod would be repeatable "slash-n-bash" quests along with a main series of more nuanced missions
You could join if you'd like too, we are in need of anyone who can help!
But anyways, heres the linky.
Posted 08 September 2010 - 04:11 AM
Posted 08 September 2010 - 04:17 AM
All I know how to do is landscape and build crap, because I made so many damn Far Cry maps on Xbox haha.
I just got my PC a month ago, and have no idea how to do anything except well, landscape haha.
But by all means if you know how to do any NPC/quest stuff, you're welcome to join!
Posted 09 September 2010 - 01:18 AM
If anyone would like to contribute, please PM me at any time! I will keep my profile open while I work on the island tonight. I encourage any casual observers to review the notes (posted earlier) and post any ideas or suggestions if you feel the urge.
An image of the main islands in their infancy is attached, along with a top-down version.