*Yes, maybe I am a little crazy, all right?
Sir Sapo and I are itching to finish FoT and get started on what we refer to as "Dogfight," the Angels 22 revamped with multiplayer... it's hard sometimes to not start drawing airplanes or writing huge text docs on how rock'n'awesome it's gonna be(oh, it's gonna be pretty much the coolest fucking thing you ever saw, heard or... felt?)
Thomas(RL for 'Sir Sapo') and I have again been devoting a lot of our spare time reading about modern air combat and aerospace science... although we devote a lot of time to that anyway. We are steadily becoming military aircraft elitists, laughing at those who try to emulate our encyclopedic knowledge... I mean, we have conversations about Phased-Array Radars, for chrissakes!
It's hard to describe how much we want to pour ourselves into working on Dogfight ASAP- I could write an entire journal entry on gameplay theory for it-
BUT... FoT comes first so we can have a friggin' game to show people that doesn't look as bad as the original Angels 20.
Traditionally(twice), whenever working on a game project, I open up a notepad file and write down things when I start thinking about them.
Enemies thought of so far are as follows, in somewhat ascending order:
Rats(not pictured)- Little guys that bite your ankles, a critical organ for a COMMANDO-MAN
Scientists- usually unarmed, some may throw beakers of acid your way, some my be packing a little extra, just in case...
Soldiers- Have pistols or shotguns, some body armor.
Remotes-Robots that roam some of the lab, armed with a grenade launcher
AnRoid- Big 'rehabilitated' soldiers fitted with powered prosthetics and and powerful chaingun.
Red Guards- Hardcore soldiers, armed with assault rifles and shotguns. They have body armor and aren't friendly towards bourgeoisie counterrevolutionaries.
Rage Scientists, Security, Soldiers- Versions(Color-key FTW) of the listed enemies, but affected by (oh teh noes) a toxic substance in the lab that throws them into a rage-like state, like the famous movie film 28 Days Later. They would have higher health, but be able only to get a shot or two off before just rushing you for a melee attack. And they would go "BBLALARRGGHH!!" really loud.
Rage Red Guards- Would be different in that they are hardcore enough that the toxin accelerates their military prowess, granting them more health, speed, and ...um, vigor.
I'm not sure we're even gonna bother putting a boss in, but we really should try to, just because we need to provide some sort of endgame for the player.
So, I'm going to College-place, or as they call it 'round here, enemessue. I still need to apply to the CMI*
*if you can spot me in the one of the pictures in the slideshow, I'll give you a cookie. Trick is, what do I look like?
CMI is going to be interesting, they currently only have computer animation and filmmaking programs, they are going to add a game design program next year, which I want to get in on. They may even let me help teach some little buggers how to make games, which would be really neat. I don't program, but game design
and art design I could do... according to Carnegie-Mellon I am pretty damn good at game design, and I do devote a lot of time thinking about it. -I'll treat you guys to a big long idea train when we get to Dogfight.
In addition to game stuff, I'm also thinking about a degree in history, and heading towards a career in teaching, hopefully at the college level. ("Profezzor Eugn" would be my name!) I like history about as much as game design, and when I get the chance, it's pretty hard for me not to drop the proverbial train on someone's face when they say something incorrect about World War 2.
The classes I've signed up for aren't related to any of my ambitions very closely(not that I didn't try, stupid prerequisites), I'm starting out with Astronomy and an Astronomy lab, Intro to Psychology, and English 211.
I hope to add to that when I figure out what the hell is up with them not letting me take that honors history class.
Intro to Psychology is supposedly the hardest class ever, according to my aunt, who is in fact a Psychologist. Astronomy I already know a decent amount about from my own personal interest, and my Grandfather is an Astronomer(my family is... interesting). English is going to be tricky, I haven't taken an English class in a while, and it doesn't really capture my interest, although I'm not bad at it at all.
Anyway, I'm looking forward to the girls the most, duh.
I part with another random picture, my airsoft arsenal. Goodnight!