Thursday, May 30, 2013

A few Questions

I've been thinking about the future of the map lately, and I've got a few questions for the community:

First question: If I posted all of the models, textures, etc. here, would anyone here want to create their own skins for them, edit their animations, or whatever else, assuming I wrote some tutorials on how to do so? I believe such a thing would free up a lot of development time on my end and it'd likely make the game better as a whole. And having a lot of extra skins is always fun. The creators of the skin can determine what to do with them - whether they're exclusive to the skin maker, or anyone can use them, or the skin is donor exclusive. If the skin is donor exclusive, I would be more than willing to split donations for their skin with the skin creator. That can be seen as an incentive to help out with this.

Next question: if at some point I decide to stop actively updating the map, could I open the map up to the community for improvements? The basic idea is this: for each update, I would post an unprotected map here of that update and allow anyone to tinker with it and let the community edit it and show off their own changes, with the best changes being added to the main map and put on the bot. I would also post some documentation on how some things work, what must be done to implement new characters, and so on. Of course, everyone would be free to make their own version of the map and host it themselves. But the main idea is having a central map that can be edited as a community. With bugs fixed by the community, characters made by the community, features added, etc.

24 comments:

  1. I wuld wnna create my own skins and chars.
    im jessejames123 on wc3

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    1. I'm not at home right now but by this time tomorrow you can expect to see the models uploaded. I'll try to write a tutorial too.

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  2. First and foremost!
    Frieza as a playable Character!!!
    He IS true Dragon ball. We need him!

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    1. This can be a fun experiment. Let's make frieza a community created character. I'll post some models and let you all go crazy with it. I'm sure there are at least a few people here that know a thing or two about making spells and editing models.

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    2. frieza is a nice dbz char loved when goku went ss on him was nice episodes

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    3. what about saibaman be hero its pretty cool and soo...............

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  3. its nice helping you map creator I wnna help
    from jessejames123 on wc3

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  4. ye videl wuld be nice char alrdy thought of some stat boost like first one wuld be gohan and piccolo training
    other char like hoi then hiru frieza wuld be nice char also but yamcha shuld be added lol and I wnna add 2 gohan and tien make it so if there is a yamcha and tien they can do tiencha or goku and gohan can be gokan and gokule hercule plus goku or treveta vegeta plus ft lol all sounds nice and also make gohan and videl have great saiyan mode also if there is frieza plus cell make friecell lol ill start thinking of more for the future WOO GO DBZ or how bout if bebi takes over vegeta he gets a bonus well also make uub a playable char and final trans majuub get choco Kamehameha :D lol got more ideas just wait they will start cming

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  5. I would prefer Piccon as a new character over Videl -lich180 WC3

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    1. as for the main idea of this whole post i think it is an ok idea to let other people try their own things, and i agree that Frieza or King Cold even would be a good character to add to the game for the Evil

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  6. In my opinion the skin/model creating part is a nice add, but i do not think the community part is good because an unportected version would lead to rigged maps and unbalanced maps just like supreme was lol. Most mebers of the community have no feel for balance same with adding new characters. So my suggestion would be to have a map maker team instead of the whole community, which would mean 2-3 people who could update the map and help each other.

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    1. Agreed with daneh on some parts. I definitely don't like the fact of a ripped map. BUT, if there exists a ripped map and people are new, who don't know bout the bot, it means that ripped map will lead them to the real map, and it will create a bigger community.

      Of course, I like the idea of you (Admin) exclusively giving an unprotected version beforehand to a developer team, and maybe have 1 version lower available to the community, and then the community will do changes on the previous versions, and the best changes can get access to the newest unprotected map.

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    2. Altentio[GrammarFix]May 31, 2013 at 2:52 AM

      No grammar fix.

      "The best changes can get access to the newest unprotected map"

      -I just wanted to clarify that I meant the person who does satisfactory changes to the map will have access to the newest release of unprotected map the same one that the developers (e.g Sean_D if he's interested) would have .

      Community = 084.
      Developers= 085.
      This is my example. Because people can change bugs that you know of in 084, and that way u can determine if they are worthy of putting into the developer team

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  7. why you want to add such a weird character like yamcha,videl,pikon why you dont add uub he was a main character in gt,he fights against bebi he have some abilites...

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    1. because we already have a buu, uub would play the exact same but have kamehameha

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    2. no he not he got another skills he's not like buu

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  8. How about Gokule as a playable character?
    Gokule is a Potara fusion of Hercule and Goku.
    here's a demonstration of it, although I suggest you add more skills.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nwYcV13fuk

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  9. Just to clarify: I'm not asking for hero ideas.

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  10. it's a good idea, i can't help but i think it's a very good thing to do so

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  11. please fix when game crash!
    bardock will be a cool char

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  12. How about adding Bills, the God of Destruction from the latest dbz movie? He could be after or before Omega Shenron. Anyway, just an optional addition to the map that might be fun.

    Here is few suggestions too:

    Have every single character have new ability: "Charge Up". This would be something you'd have to cast 4-5 seconds while standing still, then you'd get buff that would last 4-5 seconds and during that your next spell would gain 2x more damage and also cost 2x or 3x more mana. <-- I think this would be nice addition, considering what have we seen in the Anime itself. There is many epic moments when they load a skill for a quite while to release more epic blasts. :P

    Besides, this improvement would make people who are less powerful in the game to be able to effect somewhat still, only if they get to load their blast first ofc. For example. take a fight from the anime vegeta vs perfect cell (final flash moment). Cell was stronger at the moment, but got freaked out by the blast Vegeta loaded.

    Shouldn't be too hard to implement either. Just add a check if the Character has "Charge up" buff on and add more damage to next spell and add more mana cost.

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  13. Actually it would, its ment to be used if you have friends backing you up or if you will manage to caught enemy off-guard. The Buff itself wouldn't disappear after moving, only after the duration expires, giving you limited time to react though. <-- It would measure your timing.

    Anyways the main idea of having it would be to make beams and blasts more recognizeable in the end game, especially for those who fall behind in stats, they could still participate the fight by blasting with charged up spells.

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