Design Notes

Bunnypocalypse

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World premiere of the song!

...and I thought that Japanese TV commercial I posted in the upper right was strange! O_O Just wait until you see the full FRIDAY THE 13TH release at AdventureQuest Worlds this Friday!

Today at the Lab, we had voice auditions for the voice of the Evil Teddy Bear Deady. It was between Cysero, Warlic, Oz, Galanoth, and me. We did the voice recordings, and sent them, without labels (So he would not know who the voices were) to Voltaire and asked him to choose one. Last time Deady was voiced by Michael Sinterniklass -- best known as the voice of Leonardo from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Dean Venture from the Venture Bros. For this event, one of us needs to "stand in" for Deady's voice -- and frankly, we are all scared to death to be picked. Who wants to try to be a stand in for Leonardo!? Oh no... Voltaire just sent back an email with his pick. *gulps*

Writing code to "merge armor, skin, and items" together

Zhoom really has his hands full today. He is writing code to make the 3D game put the skin on the character, then merge the armor over the skin (with transparency), then merge any additional items (belts, gloves, boots, etc) on top of the armor. I would have thought there was something built in to do this type of thing automatically... I guess not. I looked at the code on his screen in horror as it is some of the most advanced image manipulation code I have ever seen. I wanted to post a full shot of the female in armor today, but based on your feedback we are re-doing her hair and making it more life-life (Good call!) Check back tomorrow and I should have a screenshot of the female in armor for you -- maybe we can get that oversized sword textured too!

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redpanda2016
redpanda2016: Voltaire lol! Can't wait till the release in aq :D
FRIDAY THE 13th!
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DawnstarmyAQ3Dname
DawnstarmyAQ3Dname: STOP THAT ARTIX!
Your making it so much more tempting to play the game.
I am mouth-watering for that GAME!
And could you give us a male screen shot?
And when do you think the game could come out?
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Whs123
Whs123: First of all i saw that video when it came out and well i had the same reaction O.O second of all can't wait to hear who was picked i have greatly enjoyed all friday the 13th's events so far and well bunnyocolypse is deffinatly . . . original. Keep it up AQ3D team and Voltaire.

~Whs123
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Ultimumlord
Ultimumlord: I always thought that developing a game is just as easy as making pie, but after reading all the coding done by the developer, I have been blown out of my mind. Thank you artix entertainment for making awesome games for us.
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Kodix 101
Kodix 101: I WANNA LOGIN TO AQWORLDS ON FRIDAY SO BADLY NOW!
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StephenNix
StephenNix: All I have to say is....meep! Can't wait for the event!!!!


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JRVthatsME
JRVthatsME: Zhoom is choosing a difficult way to handle the armour models for AQ3D. He should try this

http://forums2.battleon.com/f/fb.asp?m=20234255
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Shadow Raven
Shadow Raven: The song is EPIC and AWESOME! I really hope that Voltaire choose the best voice and you make the event one scary and full with bad luck bringing things.
Oh, and did someone noticed the bunny toys next to Voltaire?
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Zhing
Zhing: Yes thanks for redoing the hair :D Go Zhoom Go!! or you could say Zoom zoom Zhoom!! because i can't wait!! Wow voltaire is so..... ... um, strange
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Guii
Guii: Well, good luck zhoom.
1st of all, I like the way things are going on, i'm very, very, very, (... few moments later)
satisfied with the images and everything I've seen till now, the most exciting moment to me
was the pre-registration-to-prevent-other-people-to-stole-our-beloved-names, and that 3D screen glimpse. I am so excited and i can't wait to see what will come next.

2nd - IMO, when the basic game is done (the basics for Alpha), you should focus on the mechanic first (i don't know if this is the plan til now so i'm giving my opinion), we like the weekly updates, but we like more than it, a game with an WONDERFUL mechanic, like the Old AQ, (yes, I am an AE Classic player), after you build an strong mechanic structure like the AQ Classic have, you can focus on updating the armors and everything, this way the AQ3D will be one of the best MMO games ever.

3rd - Even though if i like swords, fantasy things, I like a touch of realism in the games I am playing, one tip: do not start the game building giant swords and things like that, I know that there's people that like, but let's have a common sense, a sword taller than the wielder is... at least strange.

Sincerely,
Guii
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Athysin
Athysin: Ah, Friday the 13th, my favourite holiday
If you can even call it a holiday
Yikes, the coding sounds difficult, hang in there Zhoom!
I thought the other model was pretty good >.>
Good luck making her more..umm, life-life? XD
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Ultimumlord
Ultimumlord: this song is awesome!!! if the story is based on the song then I can't wait till friday
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Guii
Guii: Ah, one more thing about the posts comments,
it could send us automatically emails when our comments are approved.

Sincerely,
Guii
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Lynx
Lynx: I agree with Guii on the fact that there really shouldn't be many HUGE swords. Nowadays in AQW you have to have a big weapon to look cool, but personally I think that what counts more is the design and uniqueness, rather than size.

Also, something I'm hoping you incorporate is different fighting styles. Like, a rogue or assassin wouldn't just stand there and attack, they would be sneaky and make quick strikes, and be really agile. It would also be nice if you could move around in battle, rather than just standing still. I also feel it would be nice if occasionally when the monster's attack doesn't hit, instead of a miss or dodge, sometimes it would be a block like Dragonfable, but where there's actually a blocking animation.

One last thing, it would be really nice to add a jumping feature! I love playing 3D MMOs and being able to jump around randomly in circles! So much fun!!!

Keep up the good work, you guys are really making quick progress!

- Lynx
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Slayerz
Slayerz: I agree with lynx and guii about the disproportionate weapons, a few is alright because it fits certain players and looks as well as playstyles, however its not exactly viable to have everyone running around smashing eachother with a mountainous blade.
However, I am glad the hair is being redone, this is going to be a great MMO :D cannot wait!
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Bladebrawl
Bladebrawl: So who got the voice job? I must know!! :p
Oh, and good luck with that huge wall of code! d:

-Bladebrawl
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Anubis
Anubis: Could you also post a picture of the code?
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xmankillerfan
xmankillerfan: does Voltaire always sound like that cause it sounds the same on aq.com im just wondering.
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DeaththeAstral
DeaththeAstral: Guitar IDOL!
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