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Shades of Darkness

Bersekr21

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I promsied a reveal, here it is.

Shades of Darkness
A single player RPG map


Shades of Darkness is a singlepayer RPG based in the world of Narfion, which is a world I created for purposes of this map and DnD campaigns so it does have some set up lore and so on you will be able to explore in the map. I tried to utilize as much textures and tile changes to give the map a unique feel with darker atmosphere. The map is sitll work in progress and I am doing it purely solo (that's why in screenshots the terrain may appear bit too flat as I am still getting the grasp of terraining). This is my full scale project in Warcraft 3 which I'm comming out with.

Story
You take control of Arigiel Longriver. A young Demon Hunter who has returned to his homeland after six years. Arigiel returns to the Land of Light only to discover that it does not uphold it's name - The ngihts are getting longer and monsters stalk the woods. Upon meeting a mysterious traveller Arigiel learns that his home town Old Valley of Peace has been recently attacked by demons. Worried about his family Arigiel decides to retrurn home and find out what is happening to his homeland - Not knowing that there are much darker forces at play that he is about to face.

The main story focuses mainly at Arigiels friends and family and slow discovering what is corrupting the land as Arigiel goes arround the Land of Light on his journey, but through out Arigiel will be able to run in many other people and help them with their problems exploring their own small stories. Aside from the main storyline then, there will be plenty of side quests for multiple factions arround the map. Aswell as multiple guilds and some side quests might have effects on the world or the town depanding on how Arigiel decides to solve them.

Protagonist
Arigiel Longriver

Arigiel is a Demon Hunter, an aincent elven guild of War mages specialized in fighting unholy creatures and monsters of other dimensions. They control a very specialized type of magic which is able to heal and mend people of Narfion and hurt monsters of other dimensions. They work as mercenaries from time to time accepting local contracts to get ridd of monsters - Usually just taking food instead of money as payment.

Arigiel left his homeland of Land of Light six years ago and he went to seek the elves in endless forests of Illenwood. He was eventually discovered by a range Alayne Greenleaf, she helped him contact the elves and Arigiel joined the local order of Demon Hunters undergoing their training. The reason why he seeked them in the first place was the death of his mother, she was murdered by a demon worshiping cult. Arigiel seeked revange and the Demon Hunters could give him the tools required for the job. He finished his training and for a next year he seeked the cult slaughtering them all. And now that the job is done he decided to head back home.

Arigiel utilizes heavy armor and a longsword even though most of his might comes from his magic. As Arigiel you will be able to summon creatures to your side but you will also be able to heal yourself and damage your enemies and utilize powerfull empowering auras.

Screenshots
All these screenshots are form a map still in progress. I will do my best to edit the terrain so it looks as best as possible though as I said I am still grasping terraining.







That's all that comes to my mind at elast at the moment. If you are interested in some details you think I failed to mention let me know.​
 

Marshmalo

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I can tell that you've really put work and talent into the terrain, especially the first one with the castle gates. Is the camera game view top down or will it be closer to the ground? If its top down view them my only criticism is that perhaps the trees are too dense in certain areas, and they obscure the ground.
 

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I can tell that you've really put work and talent into the terrain, especially the first one with the castle gates. Is the camera game view top down or will it be closer to the ground? If its top down view them my only criticism is that perhaps the trees are too dense in certain areas, and they obscure the ground.
You can't even imagine what that means to me, hearing it especially from you!

But yeah the most likely scenario right now is top down camera, as I myself don't really likes the one tilted to the ground. I can see though what you mean especially the aprts with spruces and so on, I will rework that once I get hold of more models for enviroment. But thank you! ^^

EDIT: Aswell as some aprts like the second to last screenshot are meant to be more dense with trees to give of more confined atmoshphere. But I can see the problem with it yeah
 

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Hello everyone! It's been a while and I bring you a couple new screenshots from the projects - Hope you will like it. All fo this is work in progress and I am learning to terrain so any comments and ideas on how to change the terrain are welcome.


A statue by the woods. It is linked to a short side quest - This is a style I am mainly aiming for. Bit creepy and dark.

An orc gathering in the marshes.

Skeletons guarding an old path through the woods.

Entrance to Castle Riverbridge.

Village plaza where citizens gather to listen to doomsayers.
 

Bersekr21

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Hey everyone. The whole project has regretfully come to a halt and I am not sure I will be able to even continue with it. There seems to be improted a corrupted model file inside the map or something like that and it crashes my editor every 10 or so minutes when loading up the map. Other maps don't do this it's an isolated issue but currently I am in no mood to try and fix it. If I do manage to fix it though I will probably come back to this at some point for now I'll just work on different things
 

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Maybe there is a wrong BLP file covering model.Similar problems have occurred on my map once.When I use or read the wrong model, the world editor or wc3 crashes.
Here is my previous problem thread, I hope it can help you
 

Bersekr21

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Maybe there is a wrong BLP file covering model.Similar problems have occurred on my map once.When I use or read the wrong model, the world editor or wc3 crashes.
Here is my previous problem thread, I hope it can help you
Thanks. I'll check this out at some point though I think it's about a mdx/mdl file couse I was trying to get mdoels from Warcraft Underground after the site went down and I ahd to export them from another map - Which is most likely what went wrong couse I think I had problems fidning all associated files
 
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