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Hey all, as many know ive been working on the egyptian project document (its changed and merged with other ancient cultures now), now ive started to get into development by myself. Im not going to say my MMO's amazing becuase i know its not, but i do however as far as i know planning on creating a huge MMO. In size. Heres a list of maps being developt. Each map has arround 4-5 zones, images below are shots from meadow and open ocean. http://solarsystemstudios.com/awodevblog/index.php?blog=2&p=27&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1#more27 Ive done arround 6 zones so far, all linked by the portals being scaled to size, so you cant walk off the terrain without warping to a new location. Okay enough of my talk heres the screens: -A small INN on the Meadow - Zone 2 Image hosting by Photobucket -Dusk (skies are being reworked :) ) Image hosting by Photobucket -A Small Camp (this will be occupied with 2 NPC's both giving you quests. Image hosting by Photobucket -You know its crazy but flying raindear - The flying with pets i got working so this is what my outcome was :P Image hosting by Photobucket -Another shot Image hosting by Photobucket -Swimming in the ocean - i noticed the water moves lol for the first time, also the water texture is only a temp. And also that ocean is huge! Image hosting by Photobucket -Luckly i marked the spot were the sunken trasure is, thers arround 200 spots becuase of the oceans vast size. I will be reworking lighting and also get some fish and bubles animated. Image hosting by Photobucket Nothing fancy, although the gameplay is my first priority before spicing it up. Also the screens have the interface cut off as this will be posted soon, and i hope you will have a surprise. Im plaining on getting a guild system up and running, also i want to get some towns and small villages placed on the world map. Anyone willing to help me? to model some content. -cant hurt to ask :P - Thank you J.Allsopp

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It looks very pretty. Obviously content and playability are the most important things to do now, as the best graphics in the world are wasted if the game isn't fun, but you've got a good platform there.

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yes i know, many gamers these days are graphics hungry lol, but ive decided on porting over to multi verse as they have a vast range of features and are the competitors with bigworld. Also im using a small Terrain editor so im upgrading to a terrain editor that supports mega terrains

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is this realmcrafter?


Im not going to lie to you guys. It is realm crafter and im currently using TED for terrains thats why my terrains can span from over 10km :P

I using realmcrafter to test out some ideas, and plus im awaiting multi verse as they have a much more stable foundation and over half a million dolalrs worth invested into the company and mr James Cameron director of titanic using it for the MMO based on his next film. Multi verse sounds like a blast also its Bigworld Techs competitor

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Not to be a downer, but you do realize that these big name MMO middlewares are likely to license in the tens of thousands of $ ? I wouldn't be surprised if they reached up into 6 figures actually. Of course still much cheaper than it would probably be than if a developer were to make the tech themselves, but still likely outside the range of indies.

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Multi verse is at resonable price arround $50-$100 and you get to host your game on there servers aswell - the only thing is if your game charges your customers they take 20-30% profit, but hey atleast its not like kaneva who take arround 70% of your profit at least with multiverse you can have your 70% profit. Although im not questing for a Pay to Play. Ill put a donations page up when the MMO is near alpha, but thatll prob be arround next year as ive already planned the document arround 700 pages of detail, game balances etc.

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Hi all, heres a nice little up date showing the dev team enjoying our first test :P together and our new pet "Wolfy". Thanks jake for the original name!

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Thank you for reading

J.Allsopp

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Its has day and night cycles, and we are looking at changing the ambient lighting as sunset and dusk appraoches. Heres a shot of it in day light.

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-Notice (above) the sky has changed, looks like its going to rain?

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What happens when a rouge black wolf bites you? you inherit the werewolf curse, Enjoy the daytime as night time you need to satifiy your hunger on small animals and even players. There is a antidote hidden away.

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Yeah sorry about the blog, I’ve been busy on development - But I’ve updated it just a minute ago with new progress logs :)

http://solarsystemstudios.com/awodevblog

Also the werewolf curse has disadvantages of not being able to have energy unless you find food, also your vulnerable to silver bullets, and to make it fun your constantly hunted by the NPC's hunting groups.

Also a new death system is in development, so when you die you appear as a floating grim reaper in the underworld and you have to complete tasks or bargain with the underworld guards/god :P

Also the races have been announced, There’s a brief intro to the races and there gods. Here:

http://solarsystemstudios.com/awodevblog/index.php?blog=3&p=30&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1#more30

And a brief description on what realms you will be able to explore.

http://solarsystemstudios.com/awodevblog/index.php?blog=3

Thank you for reading

J.Allsopp

PS: Death system can be viewed here

http://solarsystemstudios.com/awodevblog/index.php?blog=3

& Recruitment for Developers and Forum Moderation will start soon, as im developing an online recruitment office for us to post job postings allow you to apply for the job, and go for an online private chat room interview. Also you will be able to gain advice aswell on General Game Development.

Now the project is underway and we are starting to gain an established mark.
I'm looking for a Co Founder to assist me in developt at this stage, you will be working amongst myself and the dev team. Experiance is required as follows:

General Game Design
Buisness and Managment Skills
Public Relations
Good Experiance with game development

I dont want anyone whos new to game design, as i have no time to teach it. I require a skillful individual whos passion is game design and able to address the public and corporate community.

If your intrested Email me at: SFAllsopp@hotmail.com or add to msn

[Edited by - sysdevja on March 9, 2006 4:26:15 AM]

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Hi all, another picture update, this is the test for the underworld. As you can see its very early in stages but lava animation and flares are going good, and even the death system of when you die takes you to this place and you can fly arround as a spirit. See pics below

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Cheers

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Lol, yeah we noticed that aswell, although im glad that was just a test. Our death systemis comming on nicely.

Ive just finished off designing and puplicating the offical site.

Your can view it here

http://solarsystemstudios.com/awo/Home.html

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A great update of 3 new team members have joined us.

1 Concept Artist
1 World Builder
1 3d Artist

Here is some work done by David Johan our 2d concept artist,
Below is a screen from our online world lore book of Anavon

The picture shows a human and a torid preparing to fight

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Hey all, got a new land mark to show off today, the Hyperion woods of Amusina, still early in development this forest will be filled with creatures and even walking trees, what could they be protecting?

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