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#1 Goldwell

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Posted 27 December 2014 - 09:53 AM

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Lord Edgars Bathhouse
By Goldwell
 
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Briefing video - Crowind
Briefing script revision - Moonbo
Beta testers - 161803398874989, AluminumHaste, Bikerdude
Splash screen - Dominus (created), MalachiAD (edited)
Special thanks to Bikerdude for creating the weapon shop & blinging up the outside starting city area
 
Voice Actors: Bikerdude, Goldwell
 
Sound effects from Freesound.org:
Headphaze (234516), unfa (157133), JimiMod (252762)
sonsdebarcelona (71149), simplen00b (182331)
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Other sfx/music credits
Bluedark - Invisible Figures
Michael J Schumacher - E Flat Drone
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Blue Sizzle" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

 

 

 

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Available via the in-game downloader

Filesize: 67.73 MB


Edited by Goldwell, 14 August 2016 - 03:59 AM.

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The Accountant Series
Part 1: A Noble Home (complete rebuild coming soon) | Part 2: New In town


Lord Edgar Trilogy
Lord Edgar's Bathhouse | Lord Edgar's Disappearance | Lord Edgar's Estate
 
Stand Alone Missions
Spring Cleaning

#2 161803398874989

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Posted 27 December 2014 - 10:00 AM

Congratulations on the release. This is a blast to play, I guarantee it!


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Posted 27 December 2014 - 10:20 AM

Whoo! I guess this is as good a time as any to stop mapping and start catching up on new releases. Scathing review incoming.



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Posted 27 December 2014 - 10:51 AM

Added to in-game downloader.



#5 grayman

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Posted 27 December 2014 - 11:05 AM

Congrats! Looks great!

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Posted 27 December 2014 - 11:25 AM

Looks fantastic!  Congrats and thanks for the Christmas present!  :)

 

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Edited by Lux, 27 December 2014 - 12:09 PM.


#7 Goldwell

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Posted 27 December 2014 - 12:12 PM

Had to fix a little hiccup in the map, posted a new link and Bikerdude has uploaded the new version to the official mirrors.

 

Also thanks to Bikerdude for pointing that bug out! :)


The Accountant Series
Part 1: A Noble Home (complete rebuild coming soon) | Part 2: New In town


Lord Edgar Trilogy
Lord Edgar's Bathhouse | Lord Edgar's Disappearance | Lord Edgar's Estate
 
Stand Alone Missions
Spring Cleaning

#8 VanishedOne

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Posted 27 December 2014 - 02:11 PM

That's some beautifully opulent architecture in the bathhouse. I especially liked the lighting in the room with the

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and the trip up in the lift.

My only substantial concern about the design is that it felt like two maps, of which one had several guards to sneak past but felt like a corridor between places of interest rather than a living place, whereas the other had interesting things to discover but relied on an elite guard to provide most of its danger.

Some things I'm repeatedly thinking about...

- louder scream when you're dying


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Posted 27 December 2014 - 02:31 PM

Nearly finished but one glitch

The optional get all the loot - I got more than the required amount

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One point where I am stuck

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However an excellent mission which I am ghosting on the hardest difficulty which isn't easy but can be done


Edited by Oldjim, 27 December 2014 - 02:33 PM.


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Posted 27 December 2014 - 02:45 PM

I have rarely seen such perfect use of light and shade from a game-play POV, tons of risky little paths with

the perfect amount of suspense. I'll need to get some blood-pressure meds for this one! :)


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#11 Goldwell

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Posted 27 December 2014 - 02:46 PM

Nearly finished but one glitch

The optional get all the loot - I got more than the required amount

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One point where I am stuck

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However an excellent mission which I am ghosting on the hardest difficulty which isn't easy but can be done

 

For the loot

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As for the other stuff...

 

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Overall i'm glad you enjoyed it and had fun :)


Edited by Goldwell, 27 December 2014 - 02:49 PM.

The Accountant Series
Part 1: A Noble Home (complete rebuild coming soon) | Part 2: New In town


Lord Edgar Trilogy
Lord Edgar's Bathhouse | Lord Edgar's Disappearance | Lord Edgar's Estate
 
Stand Alone Missions
Spring Cleaning

#12 Oldjim

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Posted 27 December 2014 - 03:16 PM

Thanks for the hint

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This fm must have taken a lot of sorting out the guard patterns and lights to allow sneaking through but it all worked.
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Posted 27 December 2014 - 04:23 PM

Really nice job. The elevator sequence and the suite upstairs were really impressive and felt somehow like Cloud's room in Mission X from COSAS.



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Posted 27 December 2014 - 08:00 PM

Now I know you didn't credit Stephen Russell in this but goddamn, whoever voiced the main protagonist is a dead ringer for him. The whole intro sequence made the nostalgia obsessed man-child in me very happy. Fan missions can also use more guard conversations in general, cause Jesus Christ, that was pretty damn amusing.

 

Anywho! This was really excellent in pretty much ever way. I, too, liked the upper floor sequence especially, with its bird's eye view of Bridgeport (or the City?) I would have preferred perhaps more resolution for the main plot, but maybe that story has yet to be told. Great job either way!

 

Edit: one other quibble (extremely minor;) the whole "gotta thieve to pay the rent" refrain is rapidly reaching the point of self-parody as far as protagonist motivation goes. It fits that Thief aesthetic but I mean, c'mon, there's gotta be other reasons for being a master thief out there...


Edited by Ryan101, 27 December 2014 - 08:15 PM.

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Posted 27 December 2014 - 10:39 PM

Hey Goldwell,

 

So I just finished playing, and I had a blast. Production values were top-notch, the story was interesting, and the world was believable (thanks for the cameo :P). Like some other people have mentioned, I thought the highlight was your use of AI and light/shadow. For a lot of veteran TDM players I think it becomes easy to dominate the AI, but you used some very clever placement to keep the player on edge and I never felt fully safe. My only regret is that the level wasn't longer - I was hoping to unravel Lord Edgar's scheme, but it seems like that was not to be, at least in this level. But again, really great job and I'm looking forward to playing The Accountant Part II now more than ever.


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Posted 28 December 2014 - 04:44 AM

Now I know you didn't credit Stephen Russell in this but goddamn, whoever voiced the main protagonist is a dead ringer for him.

That would be Goldwell himself young man :-)



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Posted 28 December 2014 - 06:39 AM

This was a really nice release for Christmas. The intro animation is as good as fanmade videos get without getting crazy, and the general voicework in the mission was top of the line. By that, I mean not just the conversation and the player comments, but also the ambient sounds through the entire mission. It made the place come alive. I felt the visuals were also very strong in the bathhouse, with lavish attention given to the pools (damn, those light effects!), the sauna and the suite on the top (which felt like a proper luxury apartment). The texture choices are top notch. The city could have done with a little variation in ground height, but really, not complaining here. Surprising how little traffic there was in the bathhouse, since the way in there was harder than the actual mission, but as long as you are ghosting, the threat level is fine.

 

It is nice to see prefabs getting use in the building process, too - makes things a lot quicker.

 

(And sorry for misplacing my vote on the poll. The third category ought to have gotten an 'Excellent'. My bad!)


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Posted 28 December 2014 - 09:58 AM

Wanted to pop in and compliment the trailer/briefing, which just got posted on TDM's Facebook page. I'll definitely add this to my list of missions to play once I jump back into the game (which, granted, may still be several months). Top notch job, and spookily accurate Garrett voice!


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Posted 28 December 2014 - 10:57 AM

Top notch job, and spookily accurate Garrett voice!

Yeah, very nice. I think every FM should have his voice. :)


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Posted 28 December 2014 - 11:58 AM

Finished this with a stealth score of 34 and 2508 loot.  Excellent fun and very tight quarters but the patrol routes and lighting were near perfect in this regard. 

 

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Harkens back to the old Thief days. 

 

The story, environments, and audio were top notch.  The streets could have used a little more 'stuff' lying about but it had a really classic Thief feel to it and it was very enjoyable from the intro video which was amazing to the elaborate interiors.  Really well done and an FM to aspire to.

 

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Also I'd like to add that, as another poster mentioned, maybe not a 'dead ringer' but so f@#$%!cking close to the real thing...Eidos should hire you to voice Garrett for Thief 5.  (and lets hope they give it a name instead of using a stupid number title).  It didn't occur to me to mention this because from your first mission, The Accountant, praise of your audio similarities were splayed all over the place and rightfully so.  :)


Edited by Lux, 28 December 2014 - 12:13 PM.


#21 Goldwell

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Posted 28 December 2014 - 12:27 PM

Finished this with a stealth score of 34 and 2508 loot.  Excellent fun and very tight quarters but the patrol routes and lighting were near perfect in this regard. 
 

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Harkens back to the old Thief days. 
 
The story, environments, and audio were top notch.  The streets could have used a little more 'stuff' lying about but it had a really classic Thief feel to it and it was very enjoyable from the intro video which was amazing to the elaborate interiors.  Really well done and an FM to aspire to.
 
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Also I'd like to add that, as another poster mentioned, maybe not a 'dead ringer' but so f@#$%!cking close to the real thing...Eidos should hire you to voice Garrett for Thief 5.  (and lets hope they give it a name instead of using a stupid number title).  It didn't occur to me to mention this because from your first mission, The Accountant, praise of your audio similarities were splayed all over the place and rightfully so.  :)

Hey Lux glad you enjoyed yourself! And the classic Thief feel was what I was aiming for so that makes me smile that yourself (and the others too) got that feel from it!

Edited by Goldwell, 28 December 2014 - 12:33 PM.

The Accountant Series
Part 1: A Noble Home (complete rebuild coming soon) | Part 2: New In town


Lord Edgar Trilogy
Lord Edgar's Bathhouse | Lord Edgar's Disappearance | Lord Edgar's Estate
 
Stand Alone Missions
Spring Cleaning

#22 grayman

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Posted 28 December 2014 - 12:37 PM

Very nice mission.

 

I finished w/o finding the pumpkin or 2 of the bloodstones.



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Posted 28 December 2014 - 01:28 PM

Here's a quick summary if you're not up for a read:

 

+ Great city area

+ Great visuals inside the bathhouse

+ Good sneaking gameplay throughout

+ Perfect use of light and dark

+ Great voice acting and briefing

 

- Too easy

- Rushed storyline

- Too simple & lacking in the latter half

 

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Edited by Airship Ballet, 28 December 2014 - 01:28 PM.


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Posted 28 December 2014 - 01:55 PM

Completed with all the loot, all 3 opals and ghosted with no knockouts and only one water arrow used

A really excellent small mission

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Posted 28 December 2014 - 02:03 PM

Here's a quick summary if you're not up for a read:

 

+ Great city area

+ Great visuals inside the bathhouse

+ Good sneaking gameplay throughout

+ Perfect use of light and dark

+ Great voice acting and briefing

 

- Too easy

- Rushed storyline

- Too simple & lacking in the latter half

 

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Wow! That is a very long description and very informative thank you! If you're up for something new with a different change of pace from the usual (and a more fleshed out story) then I assume you will enjoy whats in store for the accountant 2 once that arrives ;)

 

Completed with all the loot, all 3 opals and ghosted with no knockouts and only one water arrow used

A really excellent small mission

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Wow! Not even I have done that yet, very good job :D but.. did you get the pumpkin too?!


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Lord Edgar Trilogy
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