Arcane's Plans: Volume 0.1

Mar 16, 2008, 1:32 am
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I've been gone for a while. Most of you know this due to your nightly parties of "Yay, that fuck's gone!"

Unfortunately, I'm back.

And I'm better than ever.

I plan on making a fork of IVAN. That's right! I didn't go "Continuing IVAN" because someone's happy to do that now and there's a more important thing in my mind to work on.

What is that? Why, simple! There's a game that could use a ton of content (IVAN) and a game that could use a PC port and some new features that has a ton of content (Shiren the Wanderer).

So, plan on seeing a Asiatic-themed fork soon. That's all the preview I have.
Mar 16, 2008, 3:12 am
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Well... Ivan is all South American, Asian, And South African
Mar 16, 2008, 6:53 pm
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I'm aware of this. I'm going more for Japan though.
Mar 16, 2008, 7:38 pm
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Great. IVAN with weeaboo shit. Just what everyone really wanted.
Mar 16, 2008, 7:47 pm
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THIS VARIANT NEEDS MOAR MUDKIPZ OMFG LOL 4CHAN RULES
Mar 16, 2008, 7:58 pm
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I was thinking how sweet it would be if there were like a Caveman IVAN. Fight saber-toothed tigers and whatnot.
Mar 16, 2008, 8:12 pm
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capristo wrote
I was thinking how sweet it would be if there were like a Caveman IVAN. Fight saber-toothed tigers and whatnot.

See now that I'd love to play. GO GUB!
Mar 16, 2008, 8:42 pm
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Um, not anime shit.

Think less Gundam and more Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
Mar 16, 2008, 8:58 pm
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Last night I was in a pizza place (which also has burgers, ice cream and salad bar) and I saw some girl eating her salad with chopsticks. It took her a good 20 minutes to get anywhere with her meal (maybe a fifth of the salad if she was lucky), by which time her friends were ready to leave.

Not necessarily related to your little "projectu" but I figured it was pretty funny anyways.
Mar 16, 2008, 9:03 pm
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Fluffy_Bot wrote
Last night I was in a pizza place (which also has burgers, ice cream and salad bar) and I saw some girl eating her salad with chopsticks. It took her a good 20 minutes to get anywhere with her meal (maybe a fifth of the salad if she was lucky), by which time her friends were ready to leave.

Not necessarily related to your little "projectu" but I figured it was pretty funny anyways.

Um, could you quit spamming my topic and generally being obnoxious in here and other places where things actually get done?
Mar 16, 2008, 9:06 pm
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It doesn't seem obnoxious to me, and I don't really see much being done here, 3 little pieces of plan have been posted, but thats about it.
Mar 16, 2008, 9:07 pm
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JimmyJ wrote
It doesn't seem obnoxious to me, and I don't really see much being done here, 3 little pieces of plan have been posted, but thats about it.

Yeah. And I'm having to reply to things and trollings.
Mar 16, 2008, 9:11 pm
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Arcane wrote
JimmyJ wrote
It doesn't seem obnoxious to me, and I don't really see much being done here, 3 little pieces of plan have been posted, but thats about it.

Yeah. And I'm having to reply to things and trollings.

Hint: No, you don't.
Mar 16, 2008, 9:12 pm
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So, I was wondering, is your mod going to remove non-asian content? Or is it just adding asian content?
Mar 16, 2008, 9:26 pm
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JimmyJ wrote
So, I was wondering, is your mod going to remove non-asian content? Or is it just adding asian content?

It's mainly going to remove Attnam, New Attnam, most of the monsters, a good number of the items, replacing all the gods, and removing the Gloomy Cave and UT.

I plan on basing the game on Romance of the Three Kingdoms partially, Shiren the Wanderer mostly, and some other stuff on the side.

Oh, and replacing the materials. Most of IVAN doesn't fit in the setting though.
Mar 16, 2008, 10:08 pm
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"Think less Gundam and more Romance of the Three Kingdoms"

This made me laugh... if ONLY because Romance of the Three Kingdoms is Chinease (Sorry if Spelt incorrectly)

Well I might as well tell you a few things Arcane as help (you are most likely aware of them)

1) Japan has very low levels of metal. So weapons with a lot of metal should not entirely exist in your version except as a godly weapon.
2) Metal armor (Chest wise, I THINK there was metal helms) all but doesn't exist and is based more on being scary

That is all I can actually think of right now.
Mar 16, 2008, 11:29 pm
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"I'm going more for Japan" + "I'm going fairly asiatic" != JAPAN ONLY GRAAAH

I'm aware of Japan's poor metals. I was planning on restructuring the materials systems as such.

Katanas are also quite easy to shatter and this will be reflected.

Bamboo is going to be the most common, easy to use and awesome material.
Mar 17, 2008, 12:00 am
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Don't forget Arcane that they did use their weapons as shields...

So include a type of Katana which is a minor weapon but has largely a good block chance
Mar 17, 2008, 12:49 am
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I plan to. :v

Current plans:

Enemies level when they kill another enemy or a friendly creature to the player. Enemies will have three tiers. Standard enemy evolution will be a palette swap and greatly increased abilities (1.8x stats for first level up, 3.6x for second?) as well as an improvement in general abilities (hedgehog spines will do much more damage and have a higher damage chance)

Wands? No wands. Bye, wands! Staves will replace them and still be usable as weapons.

Scrolls will stay, as well as more powerful books which allow multiple casts but vary much more as well as being quite easy to ruin (water, blood, vomit)

Edo and Sengoku era stuff from Japan, mainly RoTK stuff from China. I may dabble in Hindu religion.

Either 8 or 9 will be the base for everything. 8 materials, 8 major missions, 8 major bosses, 8 minor bosses, 8 types of material (gas, metallic, silicate, liquid, etc) where instead of Harden Material it will be Strengthen Material. Gases will get more dangerous, as will liquids.

Three major towns, five minor towns. Three major towns are connected by mines on their outskirts that all enter a unique dungeon with interconnecting levels every 8 floors.

The five minor towns will all have mini-dungeons with their own little plots.
Mar 17, 2008, 2:59 am
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Arn't you setting your sights a bit high?

Maybe you should scale back some of these things to save time, such as 8 types of material seeing as a big chunk don't actually do anything other then cosmetic changes.

As for books, are you saying that equipment inside your inventory now face the horror of liquids? so drowning puppies could ruin my Book of Torrental Winds?

It is rather late so Ill keep the rest of my comments/suggestions/criticisms to myself
Mar 17, 2008, 3:29 am
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Neonivek wrote
Maybe you should scale back some of these things to save time, such as 8 types of material seeing as a big chunk don't actually do anything other then cosmetic changes.

Nope. 8x8 = 64 = enough.

8 types of flesh, 8 types of liquid, 8 types of metal, 8 types of silicate, 8 types of wood, 8 types of gas, 8 types of food, 8 types of rock. No problem.

Neonivek wrote
as for books, are you saying that equipment inside your inventory now face the horror of liquids? so drowning puppies could ruin my Book of Torrental Winds?

Yes. Blood may make a few books stronger, as could tears.

Neonivek wrote
It is rather late so Ill keep the rest of my comments/suggestions/criticisms to myself

Feel free to ask as many as you want. I'm getting ideas.
Mar 17, 2008, 9:54 am
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Whoa, whoa. Romance of the Three Kingdoms? You sir have my support. Someone with taste! Change!
Mar 17, 2008, 11:02 am
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If it's the one I'm thinking about, you couldn't have chosen better. Sounds like a gigantic project though; You may ask me if you need any help... =P
Mar 17, 2008, 11:04 am
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I'll not only help, I'll try to make some art! I'm not too good at design, but I sure as hell can try.
Mar 17, 2008, 4:50 pm
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Arcane wrote
8 types of flesh, 8 types of liquid, 8 types of metal, 8 types of silicate, 8 types of wood, 8 types of gas, 8 types of food, 8 types of rock. No problem.

Wood!

Cherry
Paulownia
Willow
Bamboo
Lacquered Bamboo
Composite
Worldwood
Blessed Worldwood

Food!

Rice
Noodle
Soybean
Fruit
Egg
Mushroom
Finned Fish
Shellfish


Metal!

Copper
Iron
Steel
Tempered Steel
Pearlite
Grandmetal
Amakuni
Sarutahiko
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