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Poll: FM: Flakebridge Monastery by Jesps (77 member(s) have cast votes)

Gameplay: Enjoyment. Fun duration. Smooth flow, ect. Versus Bugs. Frustration, Boredom, framelag

  1. Voted Poor (1 votes [1.30%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.30%

  2. Tolerable (2 votes [2.60%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.60%

  3. Good (19 votes [24.68%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 24.68%

  4. Excellent (39 votes [50.65%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 50.65%

  5. Near Perfect (16 votes [20.78%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 20.78%

Appearance: Visual pleasure, lighting, visual style, deduct bad texturing etc.

  1. Voted Poor (1 votes [1.30%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.30%

  2. Tolerable (1 votes [1.30%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.30%

  3. Good (14 votes [18.18%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 18.18%

  4. Excellent (43 votes [55.84%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 55.84%

  5. Near Perfect (18 votes [23.38%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 23.38%

Story & Text: Story. Text. Briefing. Graphic storytelling

  1. Voted Poor (2 votes [2.60%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.60%

  2. Tolerable (2 votes [2.60%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.60%

  3. Good (23 votes [29.87%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 29.87%

  4. Excellent (36 votes [46.75%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 46.75%

  5. Near Perfect (14 votes [18.18%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 18.18%

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#1 Jesps

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 04:14 AM

Flakebridge Monastery

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In this mission you will visit a Builder outpost to steal some
valuable books. It is the first in what I hope will be a series about Selis
Woderose.


I would like to take the opportunity to thank my beta testers:
Aprilsister, Bikerdude, Chiron, lost_soul, and prjames. As well as Fidcal for
his starting map, and Melan for his texture pack.


Briefing said:

I'll be going on a trip out of town
today. At the foot of the mountains to the north lies an old Builder outpost, by
the name of Flakebridge Monastery. It is no longer in use by the Builders and no
one knows why. The Builders have never stated anything official about it, so
little is known about what really happened there. Most rumors are either wild
stories about undead monsters, or simply a Builder priest who has gone rogue,
and broke off from the order. Either way I will have to be prepared for a
challenge.My target is not the usual gold or silver, but a book. It
contains the unpublished works of Jerome Dunham, a musician whose last known
location is the outpost. Furthermore the priest in charge of Flakebridge
Monastery had or has a rare copy of the Builders holy 'Book of Amos'. This
should fetch a nice price if I can get my hands on it.This is the first
mission in (hopefully) a series where you play as Selis Woderose, an orphan who
was taken in by one of the thieves' guilds and raised, and trained to almost
perfection in the arts of thievery. He now works for the guild, carrying out
some heists for the guild, but keeps most of them to him self, to avoid paying
guild taxes. A confrontation will eventually be
inevitable.BackgroundFlakebridge Monastery was build more than two
hundred years ago next to the village of Flakebridge. Overlooking both the road
and river leading to the once wealthy region around Lake Coulter, the outpost
soon flourished from tariffs and donations. Like many other Builder outposts,
Flakebridge Monastery offered travellers a safe haven on their travels, provided
that they could pay for it.Little is known about what has happened there
recently, but anyone who has gone near has not been heard from again. The few
travellers that still need to get through choose the long way around through
pagan infested lands.


Known bugs:
A small number may appear at the bottom left corner of your
screen when the mission loads. Press sheath weapon to make it disappear.

As already mentioned this is the first mission in a series. When
you have completed it you may know what you'll be going after in the next
mission. You may even know where!

Enjoy! And please use spoiler tags where appropriate.

A couple of screens: (thanks lowenz)
http://2.bp.blogspot...0/shot00001.jpg
http://3.bp.blogspot...0/shot00003.jpg



#2 Melan

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 04:26 AM

Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Building comes first, but I'll so play it tonight.
Come the time of peril, did the ground gape, and did the dead rest unquiet 'gainst us. Our bands of iron and hammers of stone prevailed not, and some did doubt the Builder's plan. But the seals held strong, and the few did triumph, and the doubters were lain into the foundations of the new sanctum. -- Collected letters of the Smith-in-Exile, Civitas Approved

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 04:33 AM

YEEHAW!!!!!

#4 fibanocci

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 04:46 AM

Congrats ;)

Mirror

http://www.file-uplo...bridge.pk4.html

#5 Jesps

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 04:52 AM

Thanks fibanocci. Added the link to the original post.

#6 greebo

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 04:55 AM

Mirrored on fidcal.com, and listed on thedarkmod.com:

http://www.mindplace...tails.php?id=37

Congrats on the release, Jesps!

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 06:01 AM

I already know how Shadowhide will vote...  :rolleyes:
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#8 Sotha

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 06:47 AM

View PostJesps, on 05 December 2010 - 04:14 AM, said:

In this mission you will visit a Builder outpost to steal some valuable books. It is the first in what I hope will be a series about Selis Woderose. I would like to take the opportunity to thank my beta testers: Aprilsister, Bikerdude, Chiron, lost_soul, and prjames. As well as Fidcal for his starting map, and Melan for his texture pack.

Have a link:

http://rapidshare.co...flakebridge. pk4

mirror: http://www.file-uplo...bridge.pk4.html (thanks fibanocci)

Known bugs:

A small number may appear at the bottom left corner of your screen when the mission loads. Press sheath weapon to make it disappear.

As already mentioned this is the first mission in a series. When you have completed it you may know what you'll be going after in the next mission. You may even know where!

Enjoy! And please use spoiler tags where appropriate.


Thanks! This is gonna be good!

BTW: am I the only one to whom the initial post text was unreadable due to too large text size?
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#9 lowenz

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 07:07 AM

Finished :D

Very good
Spoiler
mission!

Some screenshots for the first post:

http://2.bp.blogspot...0/shot00001.jpg
http://3.bp.blogspot...0/shot00003.jpg

Task is not so much to see what no one has yet seen but to think what nobody has yet thought about that which everybody see. - E.S.


#10 lowenz

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 07:07 AM

View PostSotha, on 05 December 2010 - 06:47 AM, said:

Thanks! This is gonna be good!

BTW: am I the only one to whom the initial post text was unreadable due to too large text size?
No, we are 2 and I think some others :D

Task is not so much to see what no one has yet seen but to think what nobody has yet thought about that which everybody see. - E.S.


#11 Jesps

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 07:41 AM

View Postlowenz, on 05 December 2010 - 07:07 AM, said:

Finished Posted Image

That was quick Posted Image
Thanks for the screens.

Is the original post more readable now?

#12 lowenz

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 07:42 AM

View PostJesps, on 05 December 2010 - 07:41 AM, said:

That was quick Posted Image
Thanks for the screens.

Is the original post more readable now?
Still the same Posted ImagePosted Image

Task is not so much to see what no one has yet seen but to think what nobody has yet thought about that which everybody see. - E.S.


#13 nbohr1more

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 07:57 AM

Wikified!

also

De-Wikified (from the Upcoming wiki)

also

Posted a "News" item at Moddb (but it will probably be until Monday or Tuesday before they "authorize" <_< it... )
I post the weird stuff, so you don't have to...

and

TDM The Best MOD. Period.


...

Please visit TDM's Moddb site and help promote the mod:

http://www.moddb.com/mods/the-dark-mod

(Yeah, shameless promotion... but traffic is traffic folks...)

#14 lowenz

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 08:34 AM

OK, now the first post is correctly formatted ;)

Task is not so much to see what no one has yet seen but to think what nobody has yet thought about that which everybody see. - E.S.


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Posted 05 December 2010 - 11:20 AM

How did I miss this earlier? Anyways, got it now and look forward to playing it in another hour or so. Congrats Jesps. Also nice to hear it's the start of a series. :)

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 11:52 AM

Congrats!

I have enjoyed the mission and voted already considering this is your fourth map which means we have more expectations. :)

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Edited by SiyahParsomen, 05 December 2010 - 11:53 AM.


#17 Sotha

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 11:54 AM

Alright. Finished.

Jesps! I hereby declare myself as official Jesps fan! The mission was most excellent and I had 2 hours of sheer joy playing it. Thank you very much! I eagerly await the next mission. This truly has certainly been one of my favourite TDM missions so far.

Mission review:
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Excellent mission!
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#18 Jesps

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 12:45 PM

@SiyahParsomen
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@Sotha
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Thanks for the reviews, I'm glad you liked the FM.

#19 lowenz

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 01:29 PM

Sotha spoke for me too Posted Image

Really good performance for a such big place!

Edited by lowenz, 05 December 2010 - 01:30 PM.

Task is not so much to see what no one has yet seen but to think what nobody has yet thought about that which everybody see. - E.S.


#20 Fidcal

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 03:11 PM

Been playing solid for two and a half hours and ain't done yet! Smooth gameplay and no problems. I'll resume tomorrow I think.

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 04:31 PM

Hi there!

long time Taffer (T1/T2 FMs), new to TDM ...

... started with trying a couple of the smaller missions lately. So far most of them have been nice short looting fun and good to get myself familiar with TDM. However this mission now gave me 'real' Thief atmosphere. It's great to see that dark mod and mappers are able to archive that!!

Things particularly well done in Flakebridge Monastery:

Spoiler
... looking forward to discover more missions with similar feel to it.

Thanks Jesp!

Edited by fllood, 07 December 2010 - 03:28 AM.

"To rush is without doubt the most important enemy of joy" ~ Thieves Saying

#22 Aprilsister

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 04:59 PM

I've said it before and I'll say it again in celebration and as expression of the FM being public:

Brilliant!

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#23 Melan

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 05:04 PM

This was a thoroughly enjoyable experience - so, thank you! Detailed commentary:

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All in all, I liked the mission a lot. Be proud about it. :)
Come the time of peril, did the ground gape, and did the dead rest unquiet 'gainst us. Our bands of iron and hammers of stone prevailed not, and some did doubt the Builder's plan. But the seals held strong, and the few did triumph, and the doubters were lain into the foundations of the new sanctum. -- Collected letters of the Smith-in-Exile, Civitas Approved

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 05:18 PM

I didnt finish but i really really like how it looks and feels! I think this is one those maps that doesnt seem to leak any amateurishness, its simple yet unique architecture/lighting is charming, textures are a fine choice. I would recommend this to people getting friendly with TDM, even with the undead..

Edited by _Atti_, 05 December 2010 - 05:20 PM.


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Posted 05 December 2010 - 08:12 PM

Jesps: This is AWESOME!! one question though Where do I destroy the book?? I tried it in an oven but that did not work!





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