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Fan Mission #80: A Noble Home (The Accountant Prologue) by Goldwell & Bikerdude (2014/03/14)

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#26 Goldwell

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 05:25 AM

Interesting that there is an alternative method of getting into the house as I didn't try any of the doors in the street but


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Edited by Goldwell, 15 March 2014 - 05:26 AM.

The Accountant
Part 1: Thieves and Heirs | Part 2: New In town

 

Shadows of Northdale Campaign

ACT I | ACT II
 
Stand Alone Missions
Lord Edgar's Bathhouse | Spring Cleaning


#27 Oldjim

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 05:52 AM

Misunderstood your spoiler about getting in :blush:

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 08:21 AM

Congratulations on the release, Goldwell!

It will be a few days till I can sink my teeth in to this but I'll report back after; very excited.

#29 Loa4ever

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 09:26 AM

I'm having a problem to find the necklace, can someone give me a hint?

#30 Goldwell

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 09:30 AM

I'm having a problem to find the necklace, can someone give me a hint?


Here is a layered hint. First spoiler is vague, second is more specific and the third tells you exactly what to do :)

Hope this helps!

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The Accountant
Part 1: Thieves and Heirs | Part 2: New In town

 

Shadows of Northdale Campaign

ACT I | ACT II
 
Stand Alone Missions
Lord Edgar's Bathhouse | Spring Cleaning


#31 AluminumHaste

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 09:45 AM

Must have been just slow last night because now it is going fast.
And I checked in game downloader last night must have missed it, my bad.

I always assumed I'd taste like boot leather.

 

#32 AluminumHaste

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 11:09 AM

Just finished with all loot plus extra objective. I too had trouble finding things, kept looking in the less obvious places lol.

I love the voice acting, great work.
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I always assumed I'd taste like boot leather.

 

#33 Kvorning

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 01:04 AM

Played this after a long day and I really liked the voice over job for the guy in the beginning, great way of starting a mission, though maybe he's a bit too sarcastic for my taste :)

Also the AI patrols were fantastic for the area space and it took some careful timing and sneaking to get around.
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Posted 16 March 2014 - 12:47 PM

Really enjoyed this mission, nothing too fancy or convoluted, just some classic sneaking and thieving. The voice acting and rain effects were great. Perfect length for a first time mission and as a prologue to your series. Well done.

Speaking of, how long till we see Part 2?
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#35 SirGen

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 12:53 PM

Great work on this mission, and Thanks! Although the mission is short, it is packed with great gameplay all throughout!

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Alberic is my sparring partner.

Whaddya mean, smiley faces aren't punctuation :huh:


#36 Bikerdude

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 01:29 PM

Your welcome SirGen, in a nutshell the original vision and layoput was GW's idea, I just did a few detail passes to get the visuals to match the story and layout inside GW's head :D

#37 Goldwell

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 01:50 PM

Speaking of, how long till we see Part 2?


Work on part 2 has begun however it's still early days so I have no ETA yet :)
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The Accountant
Part 1: Thieves and Heirs | Part 2: New In town

 

Shadows of Northdale Campaign

ACT I | ACT II
 
Stand Alone Missions
Lord Edgar's Bathhouse | Spring Cleaning


#38 brethren

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 01:51 PM

One thing I forgot to mention, very, very minor, but I was disappointed that there weren't any stealable
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Btw, I guess I didn't catch the reference to Garrett, only Benny - what was it?

Edited by brethren, 16 March 2014 - 01:52 PM.


#39 Goldwell

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 01:59 PM

One thing I forgot to mention, very, very minor, but I was disappointed that there weren't any stealable

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Btw, I guess I didn't catch the reference to Garrett, only Benny - what was it?


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and as for the Garrett reference
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The Accountant
Part 1: Thieves and Heirs | Part 2: New In town

 

Shadows of Northdale Campaign

ACT I | ACT II
 
Stand Alone Missions
Lord Edgar's Bathhouse | Spring Cleaning


#40 XendroX

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 06:20 PM

Very nice mission) Good size for play it after working day and complete..
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Edited by XendroX, 17 March 2014 - 10:03 AM.


#41 Moonbo

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 07:31 PM

Hey Goldwell,

Played this a few days ago but my internet's been on the fritz so haven't had the time to write my thoughts. I really enjoyed this one, especially the atmosphere in the house, which you nailed.

I did think that the way in was overly tough (I saw the generator on the left of the entrance and first thought that you could turn it off or shoot it w/ a water arrow to get the electric lights at the entrance to fail, but it wasn't to be), but when you get into the house, with the water pattering outside and the tasteful lighting/object placement, it really sucked me in. That feeling's what I play games for and I haven't had that for a long while with TDM, so good work!

I did find two small narrative bugs:

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Looking forward to part 2 :-).
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Posted 16 March 2014 - 09:01 PM

A handsome little mission - I mostly enjoyed the narrative flourishes and voice acting, although at times it all came off as a bit "too" blunt for my liking (I kinda rolled my eyes at the Garret reference, as well as the typical noble "I may be a drunk, but who cares what my servants think?" shtick.)

I gotta give props for a good intro with the sewer section - it was very atmospheric and I appreciated the fence character leading you around and explaining the mission, rather than relegating it all to a text dump at the very beginning; it's a narrative technique rarely used in The Dark Mod. I'm echoing Moonbo's narrative bug complaints, btw.

Where'd you learn to do the water droplets thing on the windows? Loved it.

Gameplay wise, I don't have much to say other than that mission was well constructed. Good work.

Edited by Ryan101, 16 March 2014 - 09:02 PM.


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 03:49 PM

  • Where'd you learn to do the water droplets thing on the windows? Loved it.
  • Gameplay wise, I don't have much to say other than that mission was well constructed. Good work.

  • I believe young Goldwell has learned a thing two from me and ran with it. In short it was probably a stock particle effect and it been customised to suite.
  • Glad you enjoyed it, the basic outlay was all Goldwell, I just did my usual trick of doing a couple of detail passes to bling it up.


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 04:56 PM

Finally had the time to play this. Congrats on your first mission Goldwell, and what a sweet little mission it is.

Now I know you had Biker giving you hand, but still massive kudos on the visuals. The design of the sewers, streets and the house are fantastic, and the placement of lights, fog and particle effects are impeccable. Makes for a very immersive and visually pleasing experience. I wish I had half the talent that has gone into building this.

The level flowed well up until
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Before that everything was very logical and well hinted at.

The scripted sequence in the beginning in addition to the custom voice acting was really cool. All in all the whole map felt very professional. Some slight uglies though, like some of the custom brush-built objects (the magnifying glass upstairs come to mind).

I never had any trouble with the guards, unlike some others had reported, and getting in the house was tense but not too demanding. Finished with 4 coins missing, although I think I know where they were left.

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Edited by kyyrma, 21 March 2014 - 04:56 PM.

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#45 Goldwell

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 07:22 AM

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The Accountant
Part 1: Thieves and Heirs | Part 2: New In town

 

Shadows of Northdale Campaign

ACT I | ACT II
 
Stand Alone Missions
Lord Edgar's Bathhouse | Spring Cleaning


#46 Mr Mike

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 12:03 PM

Just to echo what others have said I too thought this was a great little mission. The intro was great, especially the voice acting. Quite a small mission but everything felt tight and lean. Thank you and look forward to pt 2.

One thought I had whilst walking through the sewers was that it would feel better if it was much darker down there. Small radii on the electric lights etc.
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#47 Vae

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 04:30 AM

Okay, played it.

Positive: I liked the voice acting, and the dialog down in the sewer was well done. Also liked the rain, dripping glass, and hidden safe...Guard patrols were good...Well laid-out, and a nice beginning to a story.

Negative: Too small, only one entrance, very straight forward.


Overall, a good start... :)
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Posted 25 March 2014 - 02:41 PM

Just finished the mission, here's a few thoughts.

The Good
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The Bad

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The Ugly

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Keep up the good work! Looking forward to the next part :)

Edited by Erdrick27, 26 March 2014 - 09:59 AM.

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#49 Vae

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 02:53 PM

Just finished the campaign


Campaign? :)

#50 Goldwell

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 03:14 PM

Just finished the campaign, here's a few thoughts.

The Good

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The Bad

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The Ugly

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Keep up the good work! Looking forward to the next part :)


Thanks for playing! Glad you enjoyed it however this is only the prologue in a 4 part campaign so it's far from over ;)

I am currently working on part two which addresses a lot of the problems of the first one (mainly linear entrances) Part two will feature multiple entrances and also the rope arrow! Plus the map will be much larger with more to explore.

Edited by Goldwell, 25 March 2014 - 03:14 PM.

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The Accountant
Part 1: Thieves and Heirs | Part 2: New In town

 

Shadows of Northdale Campaign

ACT I | ACT II
 
Stand Alone Missions
Lord Edgar's Bathhouse | Spring Cleaning






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