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Pseudolonewolf`s Avatar Weekly Update Sun 16th Aug 2009 7:35pm

Category: Weekly Updates

The more observant of you may have noticed that I haven't really been DOING much this week in terms of game-making, since you can now see all my progress as it happens in the box thing above these articles on the main page... I've not been feeling very productive.
And I feel that this will keep up for the next week, too. Agh...

I'm getting stuff done though, which is better than nothing. I'm getting closer to the end on MARDEK 3 and didn't even intend to work on it at all this week, but ended up doing half of NEXT week's work instead... which is good.

Anyway, since there's nothing much else to mention at this point and I'll keep updating that Recent Progress thing anyway, uh, I'll leave it at that for now...

Sorry if it's disappointing, but I seem to have a tendency to be disappointing anyway... o_O
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DavidExVirus`s Avatar
Rating Orb ! DavidExVirus 15 Canada Phlegmatic 7C 8F
8 years ago | (0)
Maybe if you preplan all the weapons that are going to be implemented and available in the game and devellop all of them it might speed up production. Hope this helps.
DavidExVirus`s Avatar
Rating Orb ! DavidExVirus 15 Canada Phlegmatic 7C 8F
8 years ago | (0)
Then when all the weapons are complete you just have to scatter them around in the game.
SavageWolf`s Avatar
Rating Orb β SavageWolf 17 United Kingdom CholericMelancholic 533C 105F
8 years ago | (0)
The dungeons and the weapons are planned out before Pseudo even codes it.
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wiifreak20`s Avatar
Rating Orb wiifreak20 16 Canada MelancholicPhlegmatic 13C 0F
8 years ago | (0)
Hey Pseudo! I just thought of a good idea for beast signer(as it is one of your 'current projects'). You could make like some sort of notice boards to get missions from, like the pokemon: mystery dungeon series. although now that i think about it... it would probably take forever to code/script it. especially if your signer level were to be based upon it... well, thats me and my idea, hope you like it! :D

p.s.: Btw i didn't intend to doubt your abilities as a dev when i said that.
Mehi`s Avatar
Rating Orb Mehi 16 United States PhlegmaticCholeric 719C 113F
8 years ago | (0)
That is almost EXACTLY how final fantasy 12s missions are set up. maybe a copyright? probably not, but definately copying it.
sfxmaiden`s Avatar
Rating Orb sfxmaiden 18 United States Melancholic 10C 0F
8 years ago | (0)
Maybe you should smoke some cannabis. They always makes me feel like being creative and productive...a lot of other people get lazy though.
Zuriki`s Avatar
Rating Orb Zuriki 18 United Kingdom Melancholic 234C 84F
8 years ago | (0)
I seriously doubt he'd do that... crack maybe, but not weed.

Mmm, crack and hookers. *drools*
Pseudolonewolf`s Avatar
Rating Orb A β Pseudolonewolf 23 United Kingdom MelancholicPhlegmatic 2257C 559F
8 years ago | (0)
It annoys me quite strongly that people of such young ages use DRUGS these days. Ugh. Or people in general, really...
As my profile says, I specifically hate drugs and find it abhorrent when people use them.
Death Knight`s Avatar
Rating Orb Death Knight 15 United States SanguineCholeric 680C 26F
8 years ago | (0)
I bet you were smoking cannabis when you thought of this idea XD.
Eleanor Rigby`s Avatar
Rating Orb E Eleanor Rigby 15 United States PhlegmaticCholeric 1184C 365F
8 years ago | (0)
This was a joke, correct?
Lttlemoi`s Avatar
Rating Orb Lttlemoi 14 Belgium MelancholicPhlegmatic 65C 17F
8 years ago | (0)
keep smoking and we may even lose your awful ideas!
woolfguy`s Avatar
Rating Orb woolfguy 15 Ireland PhlegmaticSanguine 37C 2F
8 years ago | (0)
I've always noticed that the two things that get you the most motivated are finishing a game and starting a short quick one you can finish in a small amount of time.
So maybe in future you should wait until your feeling down on yourself before working on the raider games to get your comfidence back.
The obvious downside to this would be the long intervils between the raider games however there are so many other things people are looking forward to I don't think anybody will get too impatient.
P.S I rcently made a comment about how you should be careful about how old you make mardek in between the games but I since he'll probobly be some legendary galactic hero by the end of it that will no doubt come with longlivity and besides you probobly already have his final age written down somwhere.
P.P.S now that the save glitch is fixed I finally beat mardek2 and just wanted to let you know that it had the greatest ending, of any game, ever.
Niriw`s Avatar
Rating Orb Niriw 22 Chile MelancholicPhlegmatic 47C 4F
8 years ago | (0)
I think the time between M2 and M3, is no longer than a few weeks, because if you read the description it says that Mardek was recently promoted, thing that happens by the end of chapter 2, thus the fact that _don'POP! departed inmediatly to face Mardek and Rohoph, and for what is said on chapter 2, the trip is actually really short, it was just Moric who delayed the battle so he could build up his undead army...

So basically, the time between chapter and chapter is really short by now...
Eleanor Rigby`s Avatar
Rating Orb E Eleanor Rigby 15 United States PhlegmaticCholeric 1184C 365F
8 years ago | (0)
Oh! I'd been under the impression several years had gone by... Thanks for explaining that.
woolfguy`s Avatar
Rating Orb woolfguy 15 Ireland PhlegmaticSanguine 37C 2F
8 years ago | (0)
Hmm, I agree however although rohobh (light element one whoes attatched to mardek) actually says that it took him only a few weeks the new guy might take years just finding out where mardek lives, he does have a whole planet to search after all.
Then theres the time it would take to put his no doubt genius plan into action.
Besides since mardek will probobly become a galactic hero or something by the end at least a few years will have to pass between each chapter.
Evin200`s Avatar
Rating Orb Evin200 13 United States SanguineCholeric 7C 0F
8 years ago | (0)
im going to say things under these catagories RANDOM unicorns HAPPY Pseudo you iz A- M-AZIN BE HAPPY
Minnakht`s Avatar
Rating Orb Minnakht 16 Poland PhlegmaticSanguine 121C 84F
8 years ago | (0)
DOOR SPRITE! YAY! GREAT STUFF!!1111111oneoneone
Destruction`s Avatar
Rating Orb Destruction 19 New Zealand CholericSanguine 47C 135F
8 years ago | (0)
Yeah, I know this may make me get burned by alot of people...
And probably by you too...
But i really feel that IF Deliverence WAS remade, that it would be VERY popular....
Not sure if anyone agrees....
Pseudolonewolf`s Avatar
Rating Orb A β Pseudolonewolf 23 United Kingdom MelancholicPhlegmatic 2257C 559F
8 years ago | (0)
It probably would be, and if that could be done with a mere decision, I'd do it in an instant, or would have done ages ago.
But it doesn't. It takes months and months of hard work to make a game, and Deliverance is just too much of a sore topic for me. I already actually remade it like three times - what there is of it, anyway - and it was never really any good to begin with, relatively speaking. MARDEK is superior to it in basically every way, and is essentially the 'remake of Deliverance'.
Zuriki`s Avatar
Rating Orb Zuriki 18 United Kingdom Melancholic 234C 84F
8 years ago | (0)
Mardek is the future of Deliverance set in the past. :P

On the other hand, you don't necessarily need to "remake" Deliverance per say, just... say if you had somehow miraculously become very productive and finished all of the Mardek chapters very quickly and wanted to work on another RPG game, you could set it in a "future" setting, with space-y travel-y stuff. Though I don't care, so long as the game you make is good, I'll play it.

Though I have a suggestion, you could remake ch1 and ch2 with the engine in ch3, add some bonus content then sell it as a full game, advertise it on places like tig source. I think that's a good idea if I do say so myself, because you make more money on work you've pretty much already completed and get to pass it off as a new game. Companies like Square do it all the time, I mean just look at Final Fantasy, it's the same game 12+ times over with some tiny changes here and there and a new lick of paint to go with it. Genius. I'd buy it for about 5.
Marvelousmoo`s Avatar
Rating Orb Marvelousmoo 17 United States MelancholicPhlegmatic 189C 49F
8 years ago | (0)
I understand that, but I am hoping that you will at least remake it for FHO considering it was such a good game.
Lttlemoi`s Avatar
Rating Orb Lttlemoi 14 Belgium MelancholicPhlegmatic 65C 17F
8 years ago | (0)
I agree because I think SOME things are better then they are in Mardek, like:
--> you can make your own weapons and spells
--> and, everything is just in one large file instead of changing page every two hours while playing the same game
monkeylemur`s Avatar
Rating Orb monkeylemur 18 United States MelancholicPhlegmatic 132C 7F
8 years ago | (0)
By the way, I think you should have a monster that has a ridiculously large amount of hp and defense, and the only way to beat it is to use lightning on the two blank spots next to that monster. That way the floor will be electrified and the monster will receive extraordinary shock from the preferably wet floor. I dunno, I'm personally a sucker for bosses that require a special way to beat. Also, force players to constantly change strategies using various monsters with unique traits. One monster could be like Rhyhorn from Pokemon. It will attract all lightning attacks but not receive any damage or heal from it. You could make it spawn with a monster that is weak to lightning. (I do not know why I'm constantly using lightning as example but lol you know, purely coincidental) The player will have to kill the lightning rod monster first before exploiting the other monster's weakness. The other monster obviously would have a lot of resisitances. Also, a playable character could have a pretty strong move that has a randomized elemental typing or status effect. I dunno, just chucking a few ideas at you if you would be running out of ideas.
Pseudolonewolf`s Avatar
Rating Orb A β Pseudolonewolf 23 United Kingdom MelancholicPhlegmatic 2257C 559F
8 years ago | (0)
The main reason I don't use such ideas very often (if at all) is because while they sound good and fine and fun and exciting and so on in theory, in text, they're actually not very easy to implement, because they require unique code and graphics rather than just going by the existing rules of the engine. Though it would be POSSIBLE to do such things, they'll likely continue to be unfortunately rare.
monkeylemur`s Avatar
Rating Orb monkeylemur 18 United States MelancholicPhlegmatic 132C 7F
8 years ago | (0)
Haha, I thought as much. All of the developer friends that I have always tell me the same. I tend to have overly complicated wacky ideas that are hard to implement, but I can totally understand if they're too hard for you.
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Lttlemoi`s Avatar
Rating Orb Lttlemoi 14 Belgium MelancholicPhlegmatic 65C 17F
8 years ago | (0)
That way, you can better make an earthquake-spell
darkpaw15`s Avatar
Rating Orb ! darkpaw15 15 United States 86C 0F
8 years ago | (0)
wait was there side quest in mardek 2??????!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! plz tell me there was so i can go back to playing it and stop rushing u
Marvelousmoo`s Avatar
Rating Orb Marvelousmoo 17 United States MelancholicPhlegmatic 189C 49F
8 years ago | (0)
Uh yah, the main side quest was the trilobite village and the arena there. There are four keys you have to get to go there and a massive dungeon you have to travel through. Most of the keys can only be found at certain points in the game, makingit hard to get in the trilobite cave. There aren't any other side quests, but you can go into the mines again where you fought Muriance, and get a bunch of items. You can't do anything at the dock there. Believe me, I've tried so many times.
Eleanor Rigby`s Avatar
Rating Orb E Eleanor Rigby 15 United States PhlegmaticCholeric 1184C 365F
8 years ago | (0)
I had the same thought. I'd figured something good, such as a Tribolite key or uber-powerful weapon was down there. Sadly, no.
Lttlemoi`s Avatar
Rating Orb Lttlemoi 14 Belgium MelancholicPhlegmatic 65C 17F
8 years ago | (0)
you can re-slay the big dragon in the catacombs after defeating Moric
darkpaw15`s Avatar
Rating Orb ! darkpaw15 15 United States 86C 0F
8 years ago | (0)
cmon open a demo of it for us mardek fans plz
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