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Poll: FM: Rake Off (19 06 2011) (50 member(s) have cast votes)

Seasonal Theme

  1. No Season (1 votes [2.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.00%

  2. Barely Defined (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Season is Clear (14 votes [28.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 28.00%

  4. Season is Captured Well (31 votes [62.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 62.00%

  5. Near Perfect (4 votes [8.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.00%

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

  1. One Star (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Two Stars (3 votes [6.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.00%

  3. Three Stars (12 votes [24.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 24.00%

  4. Four Stars (27 votes [54.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 54.00%

  5. Five Stars (8 votes [16.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 16.00%

Aesthetics: Visual pleasure, lighting, visual style. Audio, use mood. Storytelling and consistency?

  1. One Star (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Two Stars (0 votes [0.00%])

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  3. Three Stars (16 votes [32.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 32.00%

  4. Four Stars (31 votes [62.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 62.00%

  5. Five Stars (3 votes [6.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.00%

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#1 Jesps

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 09:35 AM

Attached File  shot00001.jpg   145.26K   134 downloads

My map for the seasons contest. This small/medium sized map is the second in the Selis Woderose series. Flakebridge Monastery being the first.

Briefing:
Flakebridge brought me a fine haul. It didn't last long however. I have aqured a treasure map that supposedly leads to the treasure of 'Francis Rake'. Apparently the treasure is hidden somewhere in the Rake family's castle located on an island in Lake Coulter. The castle is now in the possession of Rake's grandson, Francis Rake III.

Download links:
https://rapidshare.c...28/rake_off.pk4
http://www.mediafire...i0/rake_off.pk4
http://www.bloodgate...ms/rake_off.pk4 (thanks to Tels)
http://www.mindplace...tails.php?id=43 (thanks to Fidcal)

A big 'thank you' goes out to the people who made this possible: My beta testers for rigourus testing, the team for making the mod, and the forum community for helping and inspiring me.

Enjoy!

Screen shots:
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#2 Sotha

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 09:40 AM

Congrats for the release!

Excellent timing, it is raining outside and I was just wondering what to do next.

Enjoying an excellent FM sounds like a good plan. Thank you!
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#3 ungoliant

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 09:42 AM

congrats, jesps!! I was just looking for something to test out with 1.06! I think I found it :D

#4 Xarg

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 10:02 AM

I think I'll wait for this to come out on the auto-downloader while I beta Spring's mission... looking forward to it though, enjoyed Flakebridge!
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#5 Thiefette

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 10:32 AM

Happy Anniversary to me! Congrats on the release Jesps! I'm gonna play it right now cause today is a special day - new missions are coming out and oh yeah that other thing.:D

#6 Bikerdude

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 10:38 AM

Congrates to both of you ;-)

#7 SiyahParsomen

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 10:56 AM

yay!, A new fm to play! I just have to wait next weekend for it.

Congratulations Jesps! :)

#8 Sotha

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 11:03 AM

Completed it.

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Yep, Jesps is gonna get many new enrollments to his fan club through this mission. Keep up the good work!
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#9 Tels

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 11:19 AM

Congrats to the release! Mirrored here: http://www.bloodgate...ms/rake_off.pk4
"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man." -- George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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#10 Fidcal

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 01:30 PM

Now on fidcal.com and up on the downloader site if someone wants to test it...

http://www.mindplace...tails.php?id=43

#11 Jesps

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 01:37 PM

Thanks for the comments. And the mirrors, I have added them to the op.

#12 Thiefette

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 02:13 PM

Thanks Bikerdude.


Almost done but need a hint to

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. Will keep looking until I hear any or frustration meter fills up.LOL. So far its a great gift.

#13 Bikerdude

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 02:39 PM

@ Thiefette,

Hint - think, how do you melt something made of frozen h2o..?

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 02:40 PM

Man!
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This map reminds me the Unreal atmosphere/level design, and it's a good thing! Very good feeling! :D

Edited by lowenz, 20 June 2011 - 06:28 AM.

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.


#15 Thiefette

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 02:51 PM

View PostBikerdude, on 19 June 2011 - 02:39 PM, said:

@ Thiefette,

Hint - think, how do you melt something made of frozen h2o..?

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Thanks will let you know.


Tried again resulting in finding the sweet spot and my way in. Now just need to get back then will write more. Thanks Bikerdude.

Edited by Thiefette, 19 June 2011 - 03:09 PM.


#16 Bikerdude

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 03:00 PM

Dont for get you can manipulate things you can grab, like candles and such

hint: the hot end works best.

#17 Briareos H

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 05:08 PM

Good mission. Got 100% loot on my first try, which is a first for me.

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#18 Chiron

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 05:43 PM

Only played for 30 minutes so far, but congrats on the release & hats off for the great performance!

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 06:05 PM

Thanks!

Cool mission. I just completed it for the first time. My experience follows.

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Two things are for sure, this has been a great contest and Garrett would hate my apartment!
--- All quiet now..... Must've been rats.

#20 Thiefette

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 06:58 PM

Most enjoyable way to spend part of the day Jesps! I definately got that it was

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Keep up the great work. Look forward to more from you and good luck in the contest.

Edited by Thiefette, 19 June 2011 - 07:01 PM.


#21 Diego

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 10:24 PM

This mission is fantastic! The challenge level is perfect, and the level design is so consistent.
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Five stars to gameplay.

By the way, the fog under the bridge doesn't look that good. Fogs can help bring the environment to life, but they are tricky! they only show up when there's light, in the case of a pitch black night we wouldn't see squat down that bridge. I've found this picture with google, that shows up what I mean: (spoilered so it doesn't occupy space on the screen)
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The fog is everywhere, but we only see it near lights. What would make it look really gorgeous in your map is if you didn't use a black sky (full moon, dusk etc) then it would have the same color and value of the ambient light, to look something like this:
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#22 ungoliant

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 01:39 PM

Sorry, I thought for the most part that the gameplay was a little dull. Not enough challenge in avoiding sentries, or puzzles. I managed to find all the loot in this mission without breaking my back, but missed 2 eggs, and didn't have the heart to rescan the area. Stealth score 2 on expert.

The season was indeed well defined, but I didn't feel the biting cold through my monitor/speakers. no howling winds, large snowdrifts(mostly flat terrain), or enough icicles. (the furniture fire and readable towards the start was very good though).

Visuals were solid(liked the lighting and the bridge) but not overly aesthetically pleasing overall. Story was a little dry (but cannibals are cool, the 10 commandments were great), but nothing really outstanding overall here either. By the end of the mission I had forgot why I was here other than to grab something valuable and leave. (I did appreciate the continuity of Francis Rake from the library in Flakebridge. Little things like that are very cool).

Seasonal Theme: 3
Gameplay: 2
Aesthetics: 3

Flakebridge is still in my Top 3 favorite FM's released though!! <3

#23 Melan

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 02:17 PM

I liked the small details showing the decrepitude of the old place (like the snow falling through the missing skylight - very atmospheric!), and the bitterness of the lord's defiance, although something did not click for me either. The easter eggs, unless I missed something, were a distraction and very "gamey".

Still. A good mission with strong visuals and no bugs that I can think of.
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 20 June 2011 - 02:20 PM

Oh right, I knew I had something else to say.. the snow particles disappear if I look down below certain angle. I don't remember if this bug is present in other missions. Considering no one mentioned this, it's probably something on my system, though.

#25 Sotha

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 02:28 PM

View PostDiego, on 20 June 2011 - 02:20 PM, said:

Oh right, I knew I had something else to say.. the snow particles disappear if I look down below certain angle. I don't remember if this bug is present in other missions. Considering no one mentioned this, it's probably something on my system, though.

Oh yeah, I'd better put this here.

If Jesps wants to fix this, here's the recipe.
http://modetwo.net/d...rticle-problem/

I got that problem in my Transaction mission for the rain and info in posting #24 cleared my issues.
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