Design Notes

Creating a World

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3D Town Concept Art by Llusion

Now that the character models are finished the artists are designing their first real sets of clothes and armor  (Very important unless *coughs* were are making an ENTIRELY DIFFERENT type of game.) So this week we are starting the focus on world design! you may have heard the name Llusion a few times. He, like many of our team, has skills in a variety of areas. He can program game clients and servers, draw 2D, and build and animate in 3D. He drew the concept sketches below!

Northpoint concept by Llussion

Each of the towns in AdventureQuest 3D (working title) are going to be themed to a different type of mythological creature. There will be a legend and a storyline in each of the towns... which will interweave creatively through the main storyline of the game. The other feature we have been figuring out.. is how to have players take actions that will permanently change the town. That is... if a force of undead attacks and the players fail to save the city... the city should be permanently taken control of by the undead. Until, of course, you or other brave players can raise an army big enough to take it back and rebuild it.

Cathedral concept by Llussion

I love Llusion's concept for the Catherdral. Probably because it has a graveyard. Ok, definately because it has a graveyard. I asked if we could make the graveyard bigger. Spanning approximately... the rest of the surrounding area and filled to the brim with evil undead. If you are new to AE you may be thinking "He sure has a lot of undead on his mind... must be because DoomWood 2 is coming up in AQWorlds this Friday." To which our awesome long time players will quickly (and accurately) reply, "Um, nope. He is always like this."

The Action Figures arrived today... going on sale in about week?

A truck full of the action figures arrived at the lab today. We formed a human chain of about 25 people to move the boxes out of the back of the truck, into the building, through the elevator, down the halls of the lab, and into the HeroMart chamber. Dage and I were at the start of the line pulling the boxes down from the truck. I does feel really special that every member of the team actually helped carry the boxes (so if you get one, it was carried by pretty much everyone here at the lab.) Faith is now taking inventory and making sure they are all perfect and entering them in the database. We are going to give Toys"R"Us a week to sell them before we make them available on HeroMart.com

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ThunderGod_Thor
ThunderGod_Thor: Those look amazing, though I have a question about us being able to choose what happens to the city. Would that also mean we can become the actual king/queen that gives you special options in the game like instead of a npc army a player only army? Then from there be able to take over other cities and things like that.
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redpanda2016
redpanda2016: That is a totally awesome town! Is the citadel part of the town or in another town or even the wilderness? How will the battling work about + will it be 1st person like Bladehaven and a MMORG like aqworlds.
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Kurtorath
Kurtorath: Very interesting. I am excited for AQ3D. But I think the Cathedral is missing a steeple.
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GD
GD: The races sound awesome! Would it be possible to not only be human but be one of those races/creatures at the start if the game or buy it as a skin? Of course as long as they ate humanoid(to make it fair)?
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Lord Machaar
Lord Machaar:
those pictures are actually remembering me of AQW, so this game is truly AQW in 3D xD
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Branwyn
Branwyn: Hey guys, I'm unsure if you'll see this but perhaps for a Griffon town, why not have it in two main districts? One for the lion part, one for the eagle part. Perhaps citizens of each can be rivals?
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cord son
cord son : ill really be enjoying this 3d game so much from the sounds of it *gives artix debit card :D*
im also excited to see the toys coming along, nice work :)
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JRVthatsME
JRVthatsME: The town and catherdral concepts look great. Just be careful with the colouring not to make it look like a childrens story book. The female 3D character body is a terrible shape and is likely the reason for some of the animation problems because 3D models are trying to move through other 3D models. Check this http://twitpic.com/9eix3m and this is what I said about it in the forums http://forums2.battleon.com/f/fb.asp?m=20277566
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SoulAllyHanna
SoulAllyHanna: *SoulAlly Hanna's eyes widen larger then ever* I... I... *Drops pencil* I... Just wow...
BEST IDEA EVER, AE <3
And, yes. You ARE always like that. That's why your Artix *Grins*
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Bladebrawl
Bladebrawl: Did you just make "One of those" kind of jokes? Bad Artix BAD!!
But seriously, I'm getting really excited for this game. :D

I'm trying to earn the money for a new artwork laptop. But considering I can't play AQ3D on THIS computer, you could also say I'm buying it for AQ3D. ;D
So you better make it good! :p

I wonder if you read all these comments..... Or who reads them to make sure they're okay..... Or who keeps that person from turning to the dark side!!......... Where was I again?.....

Oh yeah, AQ3D. I can honestly say nothing I've heard about the game's features sound bad, in fact. Most of them make this seem like it will be. The. Best. Game. EVER. c:

Okay, yay for ranting comments. This is what happens when we have no limit on the comment text. :D

-Bladebrawl
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Kodix 101
Kodix 101: Each town or city should be a constant warzone. New areas or quests should be added at least once a month to any location. And I would like Darkhovia (if there is going to be one) to have a Dracowerepyreborg of Doom theme. The monsters there should be hard, so hard that you wouldn't be able to defeat one without help from at least one person!
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pkmnmastah
pkmnmastah: if a town is based of a sphinx it should a desert town. that sounds cool
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InceptionED
InceptionED: Please release the Alpha already! I WANT TO PLAY!!! These images i can't resist!!!

Erm Erm *Relaxed mode* I hope AE has the best of luck to finish this game. :)

Btw, not sure but on my iMac the intro to "Camp Your Name" Kinda Lags. So, I hope you can fix that issue. I know my iMac is fast. It can play Assassins Creed no lag. So Idk if its a bug or anything. Just saying.
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Athysin
Athysin: 01010011 01101000 01101001 01101110 01111001 00100000 01101110 01100101 01110111 00100000 01110100 01101111 01110111 01101110 00100001
*cough cough*

I meah, uh...hi?
Ooh! An undead city would be so cool! If we can't beat the undead, just send in Artix XD
The catherdral is nice too, but I feel sorry for that lonely tree in the corner ._.
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Master_Yi
Master_Yi: WOOHOO!!!!! THIS... IS... AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love the art work on the building. PLUS, the action figures have FINALLY arrived! CHEERS TO Artix Entertainments! And replying to Kurtorath, I believe a steeple is ot included since the religion can be nondenominational.

Oh, and a suggestion for a warrior skill is to equip two swords in combat. I think it would be awesome since they are the best items in the game.


"My blade, is yours."
Master Yi quote from League of Legends
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Alithia
Alithia: When I heard that you were obsessed with undead, Artix, I... actually wasn't surprised at how much.
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Gofist
Gofist: Its gonna look epic when the player testing starts. Now that i said that...When will the testing start?
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rob360
rob360: Its...its b...be...beautiful \(^o^)/
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SamX
SamX: I have an Idea for the game. I think you guys should give day and night spans. It will be great if the daylight and night time exists in the game. and that the day and night will effect creatures and monsters. like for example, at night more undeads crawls the cathedral's graveyard. and that there are nocturnal creatures like an owl hanging on a tree. and maybe, you guys could make a peaceful town for players to live. The players, I think may have their own room or even House in the town! and of course, you guys might benefit by the idea of house because, you guys should put it member only or sumti'n.

PS: I think the cathedral's roof needs to be in a darker color like black, brown, or grey.

Thanks, and BATTLE ON! (and sorry for the long comment)
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Tiamaat
Tiamaat: Concept art...AWESOME! Also, idea of each town being based on a mythological beast, best idea ever! Dragons, griffins, unicorns, basilisks, cockatrice, naga, mer people/selkie, leviathan, behemoth... so many possibilities. Maybe even cryptids like nessie, yeti. as well as the thunderbird, Kongomato the teradactyl thing, mokele mbembe the brontosaur creature and of course chupacabra originally a bipedal alien thing with huge eyes and spikes on it's back (not the mangey cannid looking things pointed out nowadays), oh and the jersey devil and moth man too are interesting. Sorry for going long on the cryptids (hidden creatures, like the coelocanth and newly discoverd species before they were discovered) there, they're not quite mythological but they're also not quite excepted as real either.

Also, it would be really great to be able to pick a town based on a creature and maybe have some kind of connection or control of that creature. Just a thought. Keep up the great work and BATTLE ON!!
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zuvizu
zuvizu: if your going to make where the players can be rulers of kingdoms can u make more than one kingdom to rule i love the cadetheral though
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phlynch
phlynch: Each race would have to have different stat balances but still start in the same place, the idea of one race cities is ridiculous, name one town or city that's 100% white or 100% black, it doesn't happen.
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Kreath
Kreath: I am just as excited as everyone else for this game, but immediately after seeing the cathedral, I loged onto my old runescape account because the chapel looks close to identical to the chapel in the south part of lumbridge. Go take a look for yourself
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zuvizu
zuvizu: one more thing try not to make the game just about the graphics but have terrible game play is a very important aspect especially for 3d games there is a bit of realistic themes you should add but there is also a limit to how much you should add otherwise it might hinder game play like hunger if your going to add it make the time it takes for a person to get hungry if your going to add but personally i say don't add hunger because it is repetitive and annoying also are u going to include zards in the game that's my favorite ae creature of all time besides sneevils they may be childish but they still are awesome because they are one of the first ones that u see on the game you should upgrade them first for aq3d and even make a new type of zard for the game
sorry for the really long post but i really am looking forward to this game
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Dragonmaster Flynn
Dragonmaster Flynn: Wow, can you make a village with a dragon theme? Not evil dragons of course, because that would be kinda sad.
P.S., could you make different races to choose from for the game? You could be a dragon, an elf, dwarf etc. Personally, I would definitely want to be a dragon! *Thumbs up*
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yotam2000
yotam2000: its look amazing and i think u can do gods story line it will be awesome the romen gods fight with egyptian gods or with greek gods.

it will be awesome to if they will be areas like heaven , hell , a giant cyclope or even it the space that u will be need some kind of armor , class , weapon or pet.

its will be awesome if u can build your own special weapon.

u can also auctions with rare things that all ready gone.

and i have a problem in AQW in dage the evil live draw item.
i buy the misc from the shop now and its not change to dage's special itam.
can u help me?
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jinglebob5
jinglebob5: I Was wondering if we can have level enhancements in AQ3D like in AQW its what the other games are missing the game is alot more fun if we can have cool enough (NOT epic) items at lower levels to get a taste of the game then more EPIC items the further up we go also maybe add pet enhancements with those enhancements :D
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jinglebob5
jinglebob5: @Yotam2000 You must log out and log back in to get the item if this doesn't work try clearing your cache and logging in again and if it still doesn't work goto aq.com/help
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_negachin_
_negachin_: This is good, oh man this is waaaay to good! Too... much... epicosity... *faints*
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Athysin
Athysin: Woah, hold on, did I just find a hidden image or am I going insane?
Ah, nvm there's a link to the same image in the text
Erm, but was it intentional to make clicking on the cathedral lead to a picture of you and Dage moving boxes? O.o

On a side note, that's a LOOT of boxes...
BOX FORT!
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Alroc
Alroc: "Each of the towns in AdventureQuest 3D (working title) are going to be themed to a different type of mythological creature."

Oooooo this is interesting, can't wait to see this in practice :)
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rob360
rob360: Whoa thats really nice, cant wait for those action figures :D
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The Slay Masters AP
The Slay Masters AP: I have a feeling that this game will be a huge success. The theme so far is epic, i cant wait!
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JoodaAE
JoodaAE: Not bad
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amp911
amp911: this game looks AWESOME!
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|..Keaton..|
|..Keaton..|: Getting closer! My anticipation is overwhelming! Good job guys, I can't wait to get the action figures :D
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Lynx
Lynx: I has idea! :P

I think every player should be able to choose the kingdom they want to be a citizen of. Each town (since they're going to be themed to a mythological creature) should be able to offer different items that you can ONLY get from that town specifically. But, there will also be certain items that are available to all players.

I also think that the different towns will sometimes go to war, with the war determined by PvP verses the players from the two towns. Towns should also be able to make alliances with other towns (this can create huge wars! Yay).

This might be a problem with, say, new releases, because some players will be enemies of players from other towns, so it might not be a good idea to put them together.

I hope I inspired something! :D I can't wait to start!
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SoulGuardian131
SoulGuardian131: Omg, that looks great! The Grave yard gave me a idea! Remember that old N64 Legend of Zelda game, when if you were outside of the town when nightfall came, the drawbridge would close? Then suddenly hordes of undead would tear out of the ground and attack you! It would be extremely difficult to survive through the night, especially if your out there by yourself! If you make it till day break, the undead would dissapear and the drawbridge would open. Just a thought. Also it would be cool if you could choose between Elf, Human, Dwarf, stuff like that
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wolvesgod
wolvesgod: Wow, I can't wait to play. ^^ I've been wanting to play Adventure Quest like this, ever since I first made my account way back when I was 14... sheesh that was a long time ago.
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SamX
SamX: Your art concept is wonderful! and Oh... I got an Idea! you guys should make some kingdoms and then promote heroes(players) of each kingdom, each month. and the king of the kingdoms will be your mods. and I think it is better to also create an underworld where if the player dies, they go to a world where they need to battle the boss of the underworld to get back. and the players may able to pick which kingdom as their original kingdom, or as a traveler without a hometown.You guys should also gives catchy icons for each kingdoms.

BATTLE ON!! and sorry for the many 'and'(s)
Thank you.
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Ironloss
Ironloss: looks so cool cant wait btw whats the lvl cap gonna be?
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gameoroad
gameoroad: artix i need help i cant watch a cutseen again where you fall through a trap door then sally opeans a trap door and you fall through it
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Allsaint
Allsaint: Hmmm, making the theme of a town after a mythological creature.....

MAN-BEAR-PIG TOWN

O__O

DERP!
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pyroknight321
pyroknight321: AWSOME CANT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Master_Yi
Master_Yi: I think there should be a city with an oriental theme. DEFINITELY going to make that city my hometown. I think a skill set for mages should have wands, staves, orbs/magic tomes, and open handed magic combat. I think they would be the best items in the game. Also, I would like it if only certain classes can equip certain irems, because a mage with a battle axe does not quite fit the image.


"Your skills are inferior."

Master Yi quote from League of Legends
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amir_paladin
amir_paladin: hi artix,i am the fan of aqw
nice to meet you even chat with you in the first time
make new things everyday
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Xenertor
Xenertor: To think I sign up just to play Adventure Quest 7 years ago. I am glad I stuck by long enough to be able to play your first 3d game, I can't wait!
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.Joerte
.Joerte: Hmmm this town has a theme thats a mythological monster as other towns do my (worst bet is hydra) best bet is a golem possibly made of ice and rock looking at the name, sky and bulky rock.

Strangely enough I have seen towns that resemble this. Over in Albania theres quite a lot of mountainous towns with a sort of centre point.

Kudos to Llusion multiplied by a gogoloplex and if the front one is Artix you have more muscles than your in game NPCs.
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Dragonmaster Flynn
Dragonmaster Flynn: @Joerte
You are correct, the one handing the box to Dage in the picture is Artix.
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Zerorage23
Zerorage23: Hello. I was wondering what fighting would be like in the game.I was hoping that it would be something like dragon's nest(if you don't know what that is check it out on youtube.)I love that type of fighting, but I'm fine with the traditional tell your character to attack an enemy and choose when to use its skills.
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Ironloss
Ironloss: cant wait
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Serico7
Serico7: Haven't posted in over a week. What's up with that
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Alpha Pixel
Alpha Pixel: Wow An aq3d I cant believe it i have been playing since 2006
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Master_Yi
Master_Yi: I want an oriental dragon town with oriental architectur all over the place. I will probably choose warrior and wield two katanas because they are the best items in the game.
I also think there should be a skill set for all classes to use open handed combat. Mages use open handed magic, tieves use martial art or brawling style, and warriors use boxing and kick bxing combat. Since weapons can be lost or break in real combat, I think there should be a primary weapon, secondary, auxiliary( as in throwing spears and grenades, etc.) and open handed if neccessary.
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Lare
Lare: i only wonder but when can i start create a character
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blo0d_st4lk3r
blo0d_st4lk3r: yeah me too i wonder how to create a character
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