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Northrend: The Aftermath - looking for Terrainer

Discussion in 'Custom Projects' started by DenIS318, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. DenIS318
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    Greetings everyone, i'm an author of the "Northrend the Aftermath" map which has some similarities with the famous "Lordaeron The Aftermath". The work on this map started from modifying an old Harald's map "Rise of the Lich King", which i was granted permission to continue. The map is almost ready, only one thing prevents it from release. I need a Terrainer, who can finish the rest of the landscape. I tried to find out someone in Hiveworkshop, but i still don't finded anyone.

    Gameplay:

    This is a strategy map where you are given control over one of the 11 factions who fight each other. The map is based on a Warcraft 3 TFT to WOW story, which starts at the moment of Arthas's landing in Northrend and Illidan's teleportation from Outland with goal to destroy the Frozen Throne.

    All factions have unique faction paths and each of them is given second chance if one fails near the very beginning of the game (ex. if Illidan loses to Scourge, he will be given control over the Ebon Blade). There is a huge variety of units, heroes, faction paths and triggered spells. All the events are based on Warcraft 3 and WOW lore.

    Working Progress:

    The map is nearly complete, many bugs have been fixed during the last year of work. All that remains to be finished is map's terrain (and bugs which that are yet to be found).
    The release is planned to be in Winter 2018-2019 (or something like that, depends on the time by which the landscape will be completed - a month, approximately, anyway, I don't promising this now).

    There are some screenshots attached to this post. At the moment I'm looking for a terrainer who can do something similar to the stuff depicted there. The terrain should look like WOW terrain and be comfortable for playing on it, you can use WOW maps for it.

    Some Advices:

    Some of the locations do not yet exist and have to be created from scratch(ex. Ulduar). The Azjol-Nerub can be taken from one of these https://wow.gamepedia.com/User:GoldenYak/Spider_Kingdom_Expansion_Concept maps. Some locations that are already completed need to be expanded to become more defensible, like Shadow Vault and Silverbrook. A number of other ones needs to be finished (ex. Azjol-Nerub).

    While editing this map you may face some serious lags because of it's size, but this problem is very common among big maps. Currently, I'm editing map with WC3 1.27b version with Jass Newgen Pack, it is much more stable than SharpCraft, but you also can edit it on 1.26 version. However, later i planning update map to latest WC3 version, but now much better is using old version of World Editor. Anyway, map may crash during editing, especially if you delete something in Object Editor, so you will have to save more often, like every 10-20 minutes.

    So, if you are interested, contact me in PM or write to this thread, it will be good if you send me some of your landscapes. You are free to import any stuff, but terrain palette is already made, it will be troublesome to modify it. If you need, I can help you with your project if you help me.
    I have knowledge of VJass and Jass, can make triggered abilities.

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    Valgarde, starting base of Alliance Expedition.
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    Palace of the Spider Queen, current Nerubians main base.
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    Valliance Keep, Stormwind Expedition capital.
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    Dwarf starting base in Azjol-Nerub.
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    Silverbrook, Trappers capital, it need to be expanded.
    Trappermainbase.jpg
    New Heartglen, capital of Scarlet Onslaught.
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  2. Lunelune
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    Lunelune Known double post inquisitor and heretic caller. Brigand

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    @Harald @SteakOnSpear this could be relevant to you because of you guys' past with Northrend based maps.
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    Harald The Betrayer Shaman Map Maker

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    If you want to I can give it a try, would love to help. Can send some screenshots later
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    Onyx GrimmHeart Darksbane Shaman

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    Praise our lord and saviour Harald, or be doomed in eternal hell

    Now, talking about the map, the last time I've played it, Oj as Spiders barely had anything
    Most units were bugged, including heroes, race was completly unplayable

    Dg, trolls had many buggs as well, the most annoying one was berzerker not benefiting from ups and ladder cost
    Extremely annoying to play without range

    But above this, Map was utterly unstable, it was impossible to play it, there were so many trigger leaks, that every 10secs or less you had a 2sec freeze ....
    I really hope for you that it has been fixed
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    Last time I played it (over 7 months ago), I had like 1 frame per 4 seconds, like after 1 minute the performance just went down the drain. :c
    BUT outside of that, the map sure has a lot of potential. :-)
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    Skillerino one fool once told me have faith in humanity

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    So you want to burry what you started so long ago Gravekeeper. Poor guy Deni he will find out the truth soon enough I´m afraid.
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  7. DenIS318
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    DenIS318

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    I fixed a lot of perfomance questions and bugs before create this thread. Now I have stable fps and it is good even in middle-sized battles. Last public version, as i write to old thread, was unplayable, I just want to release playable map instead of making many patches.
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    Thanks, Spinel is already helping me, but if I'll need something, I'll write you.
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  9. Arlt
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    Arlt the Last Emperor Advisor Legend

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    I am quite impressed with the terrain. Good job! :-)