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Pseudolonewolf`s Avatar Weekly Update Sun 27th Dec 2009 4:54pm

Category: Weekly Updates

Well, I'm still doing these.

I've been getting a lot done on MARDEK 3 lately... I've been working on it basically all day for the last few days, but annoyingly enough, even though I am getting a lot of stuff done, it feels like my progress is minimal since I'm just doing a load of small but necessary tasks rather than the BIG things like finishing secret dungeons and plot dialogue and stuff. I suppose I'd feel like what I was doing was achieving more if I'd already done all the big tasks, but as it is, they loom in the back of my mind, overshadowing everything else. Or something.
I should get to them, but I don't have the motivation or inspiration; it's why I'm trying to focus on easier tasks instead.

The stuff that I have been doing has been mostly related to menus, skills and particle effects; necessary, but not exciting. 'Background stuff', you could say. Except for maybe skills, which are more 'visible' to the player. Hmm.

I've been doing more than I've actually written in the Recent Progress thing, but sometimes I either forget to update it, don't know WHAT to write since I've not done some single, clear task, but a load of small things instead, or I don't want to mention what I'm doing because it's too big of a spoiler.

I'm so tempted to post a screenshot full of spoilers, with loads of new characters and new areas and crucial plot twists and stuff!!1
Instead, though, to avoid spoiling much BUT to show that this game really does actually exist and stuff, I'm going to give you these two similar screenshots:







As you can see, Mardek looks 'slightly' different. When I came up with the character YEARS ago, this was what he looked like; the first two chapters were basically just a buildup, a prelude, to this, his 'proper appearance'. Though I may also change his look in every chapter; I've yet to decide.
Zach and Vehrn are very much secondary characters with little character depth or plot relevance, so they return as 'hired hands' like in chapter 2.
There are several other characters, but I purposely didn't include any in these screenshots because I know that if I were waiting for a game like this, I'd not WANT to know what characters were in it; finding out when I play the game would be highly exciting for me. I always love thinking 'ooh! Will THIS character join my party?!' in RPGs...

However, I suppose if nobody else thinks the same way, I could start uploading more teaser screenshots or something, containing mild 'spoilers' in the form of which characters join you, etc?

The battle display is also different, as you can see. I think it looks far better this way; the version in the released chapters is embarrassing in comparison.

Oh, and Mardek has attack skills this time around, I'm sure many of you will be pleased to know. His skillset is called 'Magic SWORD' for a reason (rather than, say, 'White Magic').

Hmm... What else? I was going to mention something else, but can't remember what!
Maybe it was just that I've been really bad at responding to things lately? Because I have...
I think I'll make it one of my New Year's Resolutions to respond to more comments and stuff... but I won't do that until the first of January!
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153 Commentson 67 roots

Dario EON`s Avatar
Rating Orb Dario EON 16 Australia MelancholicPhlegmatic 10C 5F
7 years ago | (1)
I, for one, like Mardek's new armour and helmet. A large M for the visor, and M! written above it... as though Mardek is yelling out to the world; "Look at me everybody, my name starts with an M!".
It's nice to see Zach and Vehrn return... Zach with his twin trilobites, I see. I always found that weapon humourous, yes. I wonder, will Zach cost any more than he did in chapter two, or will he still cost 1,000 GGP?
Judging by the background, with the trees and the stones and the green glowing, I'm guessing that they are in Lifewood, no? The glow and the tablets seem to suggest that the Earth Crystal is nearby. Also, Lifewood is the only other forest I know of on Belfan that isn't Sothwood or Canonia Woods.
Chuckwest`s Avatar
Rating Orb Chuckwest 13 SanguineCholeric 5C 0F
7 years ago | (1)
Looks like an awesome game! I don't have much to say other than keep up the good work.
nthieu1995`s Avatar
Rating Orb nthieu1995 16 Viet Nam PhlegmaticSanguine 18C 0F
7 years ago | (1)
The images is very nice.I like it and I will continue wait to this game.
firehawk`s Avatar
Rating Orb firehawk 17 United States CholericPhlegmatic 2C 8F
7 years ago | (1)
Mardek truly looks like a good guy with the white armor and all. I like the armor but the helm I do not like so much. Other than that it looks great. Keep up the good work and good luck finishing the games.
fieldmarker`s Avatar
Rating Orb fieldmarker 14 Netherlands SanguineCholeric 80C 0F
7 years ago | (2)
It could be Mardek is wearing that helm because his Ropoph eyes may have become permanent, either that or something baaaad happens when he takes it of.
dragulldrakan`s Avatar
Rating Orb dragulldrakan 15 Argentina MelancholicCholeric 61C 2F
7 years ago | (2)
well, on that you said on zach and vehrn being secondary characters, you could sometime make some sort of "expansion" with their histories (they didn't become a mercenary and paladin for anithing right?)
Pseudolonewolf`s Avatar
Rating Orb A β Pseudolonewolf 23 United Kingdom MelancholicPhlegmatic 2257C 559F
7 years ago | (0)
They actually already have planned-out backstories; they just haven't been explored in the plot yet. Only a quarter of the game has been released so far, after all! (8 chapters in all...)
barules`s Avatar
Rating Orb barules 16 India 69C 30F
7 years ago | (3)
I only hope Mardek 3 won't run like a glacier on my stupidly,horribly,revoltingly slow computer.
barules`s Avatar
Rating Orb barules 16 India 69C 30F
7 years ago | (3)
Well, I noticed that you have changed the health system. In Mardek 2 ,250 in the health bar was considered to be pretty decent but here Mardek's health bar shows that his health is 2046 , or maybe is that because he's level 29? Even the damage thing is a lot different. Mardek's inflicting 683 damage on that centaur when in Mardek 2 , 200 damage was considered to be pretty good.
GordonFreeman`s Avatar
Rating Orb GordonFreeman 13 United States MelancholicCholeric 34C 10F
7 years ago | (1)
It looks as if you're right by a lot. In Mardek 1, Mardek had like 1500 hp or something (In the very beginning where Mardek and Deugan are imagining they're on an adventure.) However... it could just be that he has a lot of vitality in this with a health boost from his equipment, and the damage... well Mardek only did about 200-525 damage in Mardek 1 because of the element disadvantage. So it seems you are right about him changing both health and damage.
BlackFire180`s Avatar
Rating Orb BlackFire180 15 Jamaica CholericPhlegmatic 63C 4F
7 years ago | (2)
im not being offensive really if u understand overall im neutral in what u do
Pseudolonewolf`s Avatar
Rating Orb A β Pseudolonewolf 23 United Kingdom MelancholicPhlegmatic 2257C 559F
7 years ago | (4)
Are you... replying to something here? I don't understand why these comments are posted here as if they're responses to someone has said to you (something I apparently cannot see).
BlackFire180`s Avatar
Rating Orb BlackFire180 15 Jamaica CholericPhlegmatic 63C 4F
7 years ago | (2)
sorry their to u except for the one that got a yellow ratin recently , nuttin offensive its seems im disliked sorry for the misunderstanding pseudolonwolf i rate ur games though
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BlackFire180`s Avatar
Rating Orb BlackFire180 15 Jamaica CholericPhlegmatic 63C 4F
7 years ago | (3)
i didnt say it was lame remember look again........
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