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Kingdom of Auspiex ONline

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Hey everyone, its me kozmonaut. Im a reguler on Efnets "Gamedev" channel. Kingdom of Auspiex Online is a 2D MMORPG (Massive Multi-Player Online Role Playing Game) It has been developed using Positiality Knights Version 1.0 Pure Ruby game Engine, orginally created by Enderbrain Software Japan. The server/client software was written in Ruby Script, Phyton, C++ and Lua by GoldenAura3 and Destined of Australia. The gameitself is a throwback to the glory days of two dimensional rpgs such as breath of fire, lufia and the fortress of doom, and final fantasy 2. Adding modern twists such as online play, party grouping of player characters and PVP, KOA has something for everyone. Kingdom of Auspiex Online features over two hundred non player characters and over six quests to contribute towards a long lasting player experience. This game is set in the original concept fantasy world of Auspiex, a world stricken with fiendish denizens, conflicting human cities, and various societies. Everyone serves their own personal agendas, people flock to the bigger kingdoms for protection against the beasts that maraud throughout the land and brigands that seek to siphons money into their pockets from the common people. The core activity of the game play is basking in a fantastic multi user environment where you can adventure, talk to, and eventually form player socieities, and full PVP. Individual players are encouraged to explore a wide expansive land, and carving out their names in legends. Because this is a multi user environment players have the freedom to do virtually anything they want in the game from forming their own guilds, to becoming specialists in creature handling and capture, to becoming a master chef, to becoming a guild leader of the cleric’s guild. The heavy emphasis on this game is letting the player determine their own experiences and direction of game play. Key Features The ability to choose between eight initial player classes Engaging in politics between cities, villages and kingdoms Choosing between 12 different epic professions Over 200 skills and magic spells Selection over 60 different starting character templates Fully animated 2d action battle system Random encounters in the form of on screen monsters Forming player societies and kingdoms Transportation from player mounts, to carriages, to ship faring vessels to airships Extensive player vs.player combat Day and night system Astounding audio soundtrack and special effects 60 different player quests Multi-class and class specialization system Epic level zones for large groups and guilds this game is in alpha testing, and i would really like some feedback on things that i can improve upoun. You may elect to respond to this thread if you have any questions, converns, bug reports, or props :) the download link is http://www.drunkencoders.com/KAOL/kingdom%20of%20auspiex%20online.msi Credit List: Destined Shadow Goldenaura3 Eternal_Magus Lilkev2k5 Suicidemanic Zeldathehucast RaTTiE XRXS Prexus Near Fantastica Kacakz Tim rowe the inquisiter Ultyma Zelda Coca CyberSam Astro_mech Diego Deke Dubealex Guillaume777 SlipKnot Fanha Giang Genzai Kawakami' Rataime JmsPlDn Paul at hostdime And Many More! ps. I know people automatically dismiss any online rpg, or mmorpg as being to far fetched, need massive servers and such. Those are valid concerns. I belive in starting on a very small scale and expanding. Not makeing a huge game world with only a segmented area in development. All zones, npcs, ai, and quests are under constant revision to elevate the play experience, and the game grows as the community grows. [Edited by - kozmonaut on May 27, 2006 2:46:24 AM]

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thanks for respondimg, the solution of this problem, is to install the game to your c: drive, because in the install shield all files and registry entries, by default goto the c: drive, so if you are running a network computer, or ona multi drive PC, please install the game to your c: drive.. let me know if this works, and yes the game is in alpha :)

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ok excellent, for future releases i shall make sure everything is in the same directory! thanks!
Let me know what you think needs improvement, and yeh, i know about the save/load bug! :)

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things that bothers me is that you have to use the same key a few times before it appears on the screen, but I saw that is being fixed. Also another thing, are you supposed to be able to buy anything in the spell shop? Cuz I cant. And how do I use spells? :P

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Thanks for your suggestions! I have updated the Download link so it should work fine now, with no manual transfers. Just be sure to install it on your c: drive only. Currently the ranged magic code is being revamped, and is not functional, cleric magic is, because you initiate it from the main menu, and can haste heal spells on yourself and stuff!

Aside from the magic shop, do you have any suggestions, or concerns, things visuall i can make it look better?

I really want feedback from everyone, im currently grading from school soon, and am working on my demo reel. I am going for a level designing/game desinger and includeing this game into my reel, what can i do to make it look better?

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Some stuff that can be improved, for example when you talk to the class people in the beginning, If I start to talk to someone I have to wait until he's done talking, maybe add an option to stop talk? Also there is a bit delay if you press esc.

Also another thing when you for example kill a rat. It says
You begin to harvest the vitality from "a rat". Maybe make it say
You begin to harvest the vitality from a "rat". :P

There would also be good with a level up message so you know when you get a level :-)

Another thing, in the menu it says hp and sp, and in the top right corner when you play it says hp and mp

Also make it possible to move over enemy corpses

If you get gameover and you load your saved game, the gameover window pops up again even when I didnt die.

Does the monsters respawn?

Thats all from me atm




EDIT: As I entered the town of Mir it teleported me into a wall instead of the entrance :P

[Edited by - Negative on May 26, 2006 9:34:38 AM]

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Another thing
Lets say you talk to the warrior guy in the beginning, you tell him you wanna be a warrior and when the outfit window pops up, you just press the next one until he say "talk to me again to pick an outfit" or something like that, now for example go to the cleric guy, tell him you wanna be a cleric, choose outfit, and enter the game. You will now have cleric skills AND warrior skills (warrior skills are grey so I dont think they work, but they are there) you can get lots of skills by doing this.

anyway to get my character out of that wall? I wanna continue playing on him :P


over and out
Negative

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hey! I fixed a few bugs, the wall bug was merely a teleport bug, i have trouble right now with a update installer, so what ill do is fix the teleport bug, and you can reinstall it, it should not screw up your saved game, for careful sake, copy your saved file to another directory for the here and now, and reinstall the new one ill put up, prob saturday.'


**edited, try the download again, i fixed the teleportation bug. The skill bug is minor, i may elect to get into it at a later date, but i have lots of new features going in soon. You can reinstall the game, and should be ablet to do Mir, there are a few quests in the city, as well as profession starter quests in the guildhalls.



[Edited by - kozmonaut on May 27, 2006 2:56:13 AM]

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yeah unfourtantly you are doomed then! your saved state was in that location, so nothing you can do! but rest assured that bug is fixed! try doing lots of the quests! there is 2 in crushik village, let me know if its buggy killing all the residents of the village, crushik quests take you all over the developed world, once you accept, try regoing to places you couldnt go before, or talk to people you have talked to already.

As far as the skill bug you mnetioned yesterday, i know how to fix it, just uber tedious! might do it tho, cause of what im also doing to the trainers for the profession quests..

there is only a few quests in mir city! try that! and in the dungeons of kal'alathosa

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Ok i am uploading a new build to http://www.drunkencoders.com/KAOL/kingdom%20of%20auspiex%20online.msi

fixed the skill bug at character creation
fixed the teleport bug
added new music to main login
updated mir city
added player starter quests
added terrain navigation for guards and patrol routes

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While I must definately congratulate you on actually getting an mmorpg to a workable stage, just reading this forum i have some problems with it. First off, is the manditory installation to the C drive, this is not only unprofessional, but very inflexible, my C drive is very very full, and so I'd be more apt to install it on my secondary (which is very empty).

Unfortunately this in itself is enough of a problem to deter me from downloading 136mb. Thats not to say I wont ever download it, and in fact in the future I'd really love to try it out.

Again though congratulations on getting this far.

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thank you very much, as i said before this game is in the alpha stage, and subject to alot of revisions as i put a proper team together to further develop and enhance this game..
I spent all of yesterday trying to come up with a way to write registry entries to no avail. :)

Btw, I added a Combat simulator to give people an idea of what combat is about, its a combat tutorial.Its now available right after character and name creation. (thanks for the idea xavier)


[Edited by - kozmonaut on May 29, 2006 12:28:21 AM]

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hey everyone i uploaded a new build, allows fighters, warriors, gunners, clerics, rangers, and pikeman to have starter quests in the grand city of Mir.


Some big updated comming in the next few weeks..

PVP
Mini Maps
Onscreen XP monitor
save/load bug fixed
factions
quests updates such as escort, search and distroy,

As well, I would encourage everyone who plays this game, if something is good, bad, or ugly, please let me know! This is a project I take very seriously, and would like to be on par with Graal, Tibia.

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