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Poll: Sneak & Destroy - Do you like it? :) (67 member(s) have cast votes)

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

  1. Poor (1 votes [1.49%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.49%

  2. Tolerable (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Good (26 votes [38.81%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 38.81%

  4. Excellent (31 votes [46.27%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 46.27%

  5. Near Perfect (9 votes [13.43%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 13.43%

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

  1. Poor (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Tolerable (3 votes [4.48%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.48%

  3. Good (27 votes [40.30%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 40.30%

  4. Excellent (32 votes [47.76%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 47.76%

  5. Near Perfect (5 votes [7.46%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.46%

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

  1. Poor (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Tolerable (4 votes [5.97%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.97%

  3. Good (19 votes [28.36%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 28.36%

  4. Excellent (32 votes [47.76%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 47.76%

  5. Near Perfect (12 votes [17.91%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 17.91%

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#26 Chiron

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:17 AM

It will self evident, just do a bit more exploring :-)


Is there a hint regarding who it is? Am I missing something?

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#27 Thiefette

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:17 AM

All downloaded! Ready to play after kids off to school.

Edit: So far very impressive but have to finish up later.

Edited by Thiefette, 12 April 2012 - 10:28 AM.


#28 jaxa

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:14 AM

I look forward to playing the mission and hearing the new music. Stop memeing though, I have work to do today... <_<

#29 lowenz

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:24 AM

Downloading!

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.


#30 SeriousToni

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:38 AM

Thank you very much - I really hope you all like my first attempt :blush:

@ Chiron:
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"Einen giftigen Trank aus Kräutern und Wurzeln für die närrischen Städter wollen wir brauen." - Text aus einem verlassenen Heidenlager

#31 Chiron

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:52 AM

Thank you very much - I really hope you all like my first attempt :blush:

@ Chiron:

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Thanks!
Well, there was my problem:

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Edited by Chiron, 12 April 2012 - 10:54 AM.


#32 SiyahParsomen

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:55 AM

Great job Toni! So many custom assets. I feel very different atmosphere on this mission.

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Thanks!
Well, there was my problem:

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I finished the mission on easy. I'll go expert on weekend. After that, I'll rate your mission. :)

#33 caedes

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 12:39 PM

great job, toni.
i really enjoyed your first FM. i hope the story will continue :)

i found everything except:
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#34 SeriousToni

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 01:18 PM

@ SiyahParsomen:
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@ Chiron:
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@ caedes:
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Thank you for the appreciation you guys! :wub:
"Einen giftigen Trank aus Kräutern und Wurzeln für die närrischen Städter wollen wir brauen." - Text aus einem verlassenen Heidenlager

#35 SiyahParsomen

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 01:45 PM

@SeriousToni I see, nice detail. ;)

#36 knymed

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:05 PM

awesome mission, :D

but this?
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404 Guru Meditation? :P

#37 Melan

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:08 PM

Are you sure this is your first FM? Because it doesn't look that way! :D There was a lot of good environmental detail in this one, but what I liked was the way the gameplay and the story were executed well - all little details fit. I had some trouble with the loot objective on Medium, but maybe I was overlooking something major. Something that may have eluded me was
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All in all, first rate for a first effort!
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

#38 SeriousToni

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:47 PM

Wohoo 170 downloads so far! The screenies were looked at nearly a thousand times now. What a blast I must say! I'd never counted on so much attention. But great to hear that everyone seems to have lots of fun with it! :) I am so happy! Thank you all so very much :) :) :)

@Melan
I fooled around with the AZ Beginners Tutorial some years before but didn't even finish it. After restarting this time I had to learn all again from the start on. I never thought that I would master all this new stuff, but I made it to my very first FM. Glad you like it :D
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"Einen giftigen Trank aus Kräutern und Wurzeln für die närrischen Städter wollen wir brauen." - Text aus einem verlassenen Heidenlager

#39 pusianka

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 04:08 PM

Congrats on the release, I will gladly try this one after my exams. It sounds like a very promising FM, however, I dislike the title, can someone who played it, come up with something more catchy? Or maybe its a perfect title and I'm just old and not cool enough to feel it?

#40 jysk

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 04:16 PM

My favourite part of the map was the dispensing system.












:P

Edited by jysk, 12 April 2012 - 04:17 PM.


#41 SeriousToni

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 04:16 PM

Hey there pusianka, the title involves both: the common phrase "Seek & Destroy" and the mission background / story.
Just try it out if you find some time. I might guess after the reactions here, you might totaly dislike the mission ;)

EDIT: Haha jysk - that was an insider :laugh:

Edited by SeriousToni, 12 April 2012 - 04:18 PM.

"Einen giftigen Trank aus Kräutern und Wurzeln für die närrischen Städter wollen wir brauen." - Text aus einem verlassenen Heidenlager

#42 nbohr1more

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 05:03 PM

Wikified! ^_^
Please visit TDM's IndieDB site and help promote the mod:

http://www.indiedb.c...ds/the-dark-mod

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

#43 SeriousToni

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 05:07 PM

That is great news, nbohr1more!
Please remember, whoever does the the main page mission entry, if it might be possible to add one or two screenies more (?) :blush:
"Einen giftigen Trank aus Kräutern und Wurzeln für die närrischen Städter wollen wir brauen." - Text aus einem verlassenen Heidenlager

#44 Bikerdude

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:09 AM

Are you sure this is your first FM? Because it doesn't look that way! :D There was a lot of good environmental detail in this one. All in all, first rate for a first effort!

I said the same thing when I opened the map to help fix the VPs, but what I think is very impressive is the custom textures he has all over the place!

#45 SiyahParsomen

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:18 AM

Could SeriousToni be legendary messiah of darkmod? :D

#46 SeriousToni

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:04 AM

Oh noes - there you got me now. Hail to the Dark Messiah Of Mod & Mapping :laugh:

Haha - you guys truely rock ^_^

EDIT: 200 downloads on minus.com now *happy dancing*

Edited by SeriousToni, 13 April 2012 - 09:15 AM.

"Einen giftigen Trank aus Kräutern und Wurzeln für die närrischen Städter wollen wir brauen." - Text aus einem verlassenen Heidenlager

#47 Fieldmedic

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:42 AM

Really impressing and inspiring mission! I will wait until after every contender has released they work before rating though.

You don't have to include your own save games into the pk4-file btw ;)

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Good things
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Less good things
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Edited by Fieldmedic, 13 April 2012 - 10:06 AM.


#48 Carnage

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:01 AM

What an amazing FM SeriousToni! Almost can't believe you're a beginner. I hope you've got the taste of mapping now, cause I'm looking forward to more!

#49 simplen00b

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:59 AM

Just played through on easy level - and for the first time ever in a TDM FM I've got 100% of the loot!! Woo-hoo!!! So thanks for that, ST - likes/dislikes/etc as follows: -

Likes:
1) The sound ambiance - just having the wind on the outer sections gave it a great atmosphere, and the music generally worked very well. I thought the cellar level music was the best; for the upper levels I was more aware of the music repeating (although it never got annoying) but the cellar level music combined music and ambiance really well, if that makes sense.

2)
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3)
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4) Had to check the forum to put the last piece of the puzzle into place, and my first thought was
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- at which point ***CLANG*** the penny dropped, some of the readables suddenly made sense, and really, given the set up, I realised the solution is actually quite satisfyingly logical. I was just fixated on looking for
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5) Having that little 'debrief' scene at mission end. (Just to go OT for a moment; I'm with Pusianka in finding the 'Mission complete' music a bit jarring/cheesy, and at some point I'll have a go at coming up with something I like)(and that everyone else will find jarring/cheesy :smile: )

6) Good AI mapping - having them be able to turn lights on gave me a scare but meant I had to keep on my toes!

7) Some seriously awesome textures - these were one of my faves:
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so yummy I could eat them (if they're standard TDM fittings, then kudos for making them look so good; I've never noticed them before). (EDIT: Just gone into jysk's FM and suddenly seen them there too, so I've probably seen 'em loads of times without noticing them :blush: )
Loved this scene too:
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(I would put more up but I've reached my upload limit :(.)

Dislikes
1) I actually wasn't keen on the key objective: it's purely personal preference but
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2) Didn't seem to be much opportunity to climb around, but I'd guess that'll be a more advanced build (I notice both your and jysk's FMs avoid
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:).) I did get up on a couple of roofs/ledges, but I got the feeling I wasn't meant to be there...
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Possible bug?
I came across what seemed to be a bug with this guy
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All-in-all, ST, amazing work for a first build - really looking forward to what you'll come up with next!

Edited by simplen00b, 13 April 2012 - 11:19 AM.


#50 SeriousToni

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:18 AM

Hello there - thank you for your answers. It made me really happy. :) And here's your help:

@Fieldmedic
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@Simplen00b
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"Einen giftigen Trank aus Kräutern und Wurzeln für die närrischen Städter wollen wir brauen." - Text aus einem verlassenen Heidenlager




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