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Topic Subject:Questing in AOW3 ?
you3
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posted 02-17-13 07:47 AM EDT (US)         
I might have missed this but will there be questing in AOW3 and rpg like explortation. I forget the name but one of the fan made scenario for AOW2 sm actually did quite a bit in this area but was some what limited by the AOW2 engine. So I guess this is more of a question but will AOW3 attempt to add more RPG like factors into the story line while maintaing AOW traditional strong TBS combat (when I mention RPG factors above I'm talking more about questing exploration than the ability to select skills as your hero levels)
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sikbok
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posted 02-17-13 08:11 AM EDT (US)     1 / 9       
Hi you3,


I've been working on quests not too long ago.
Compared to AoW2:SM the system will be more flexible, especially when quests are hand crafted into maps.
Actually adding custom quests to maps might take a bit more effort then in AoW3.

Next challenge will be getting quests working in all situations in the game, e.g. generated quests on rmg maps, balanced quests in multiplayer.

That won't be easy, since these are not really the natural environment for quests, but from what I've see now we should be able to give you guys - and girls - that fantasy adventure feel across all our game modes.

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you3
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posted 02-17-13 08:40 AM EDT (US)     2 / 9       
Thank you for the feedback.
sikbok
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posted 02-17-13 08:50 AM EDT (US)     3 / 9       
yw you3

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Picard
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posted 02-17-13 08:50 AM EDT (US)     4 / 9       
As long as quests don't require us to destroy our own resource structures. While those made sense conceptually, they were a real pain in the ass.
sikbok
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posted 02-17-13 08:55 AM EDT (US)     5 / 9       
Hi Picard,


I remember spec'ing a property to set that : )>

However, you'll be at the mercy of your friendly neighborhood map maker and/or the RMG ; P>

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naecO
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posted 02-17-13 08:56 AM EDT (US)     6 / 9       
Actually adding custom quests to maps might take a bit more effort then in AoW3.
By that you mean that creating quests for custom scenarios in the editor will be more complex? I'm not hardcore map makers like morgul or the Groll who love to dump thousands of quests into their maps so anything that is more difficult than 1+1 might be a challenge for me


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sikbok
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posted 02-17-13 09:11 AM EDT (US)     7 / 9       
Hi naecO,


I wouldn't worry too much. The 'custom' in that quote is the key word.
If you want to add something special - i.e. something not supported in regular quest - it'll take more effort.
That's what is required to get the flexibility we're looking for working.

However, if you're going for the standard stuff it might even be a bit easier then it was before.

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i30817
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posted 02-17-13 01:21 PM EDT (US)     8 / 9       
Will you have a scripting language and a api to inspect game state properties? Ie; if i want to see if the leader has bowmen on his stack, can i?
naecO
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posted 02-17-13 09:57 PM EDT (US)     9 / 9       
That's exciting to hear Sikbok! I'm always amazed at what the Aow:SM Editor can do. It's the source of life for the current games to breath. A better editor in aow3 means a long and healthy life for the game.


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