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Mystery of Eternity RPG
Aug 27 2017, 2:50 am
By: MetalGear  

Aug 27 2017, 2:50 am MetalGear Post #1



Storyline

A philosophy student named Eon has questions. He talks to himself most of the time, debating to himself the meaning of life and the origin of the universe. Upon his travels, Eon meets a mysterious entity named Rayan who claims to be the devil in disguise, sending Eon to a place beyond.

Example dialogue

Example dialogue


Spell System

Every 4 levels, you gain a spell. You get to choose from 3 unique spells and you end up with a total of 4 spells. Spells exist in 3 categories: warrior spells; alchemy spells; mage spells.


Intelligence Rating

Throughout the game you will get to interact with the dialogue and be able to choose your particular answer (usually 3 answers to choose from). At the end of the game, you will receive a score based on the aptitude of your answers.

The player will be tested on the following topics:

1. Conflict
2. Meaning of life
3. Time and space
4. God
5. Morality
6. Kindness
7. Logic
8. Philosophy



Attributes

Much like my previous maps, an attribute system exists. Choose from four attributes.

1. Strength: Raises total HP and carry limit.
2. Endurance: Raises armor and spell resistance.
3. Intelligence: Raises total mana and mana regeneration rate.
4. Wisdom: Increases spell durations and lowers spell cooldowns.



Post has been edited 8 time(s), last time on Sep 1 2017, 2:25 pm by MetalGear.



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Aug 27 2017, 8:42 am Oh_Man Post #2

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Storyline seems intriguing and your systems, well, if it ain't broke don't fix it! I like the spell idea as it should mean each playthrough is unique for each player.

Do you have any screenshots?




Aug 28 2017, 4:33 am MetalGear Post #3



Thanks, I'm trying to make it poetic and philosophical, to provoke existential thought in the player.

No screenshots yet. I'll upload a few once I get some.



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Aug 28 2017, 6:34 pm Stranger Post #4



From what I read, I guess this is a single player RPG then ?

I pretty much liked your previous RPGs, so I'm looking forward to play this one, and see what the story is really about =)



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Aug 28 2017, 9:29 pm ScOULaris Post #5



Awesome. About time for another MetalGear RPG!

I'm a big fan of single player RPG's in general, and it has been a while since I've come across a good one. This is on my radar for sure.

PS - Please fix the text color issue in your Elder Scrolls RPG's and upload the new versions. ;)



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Aug 30 2017, 9:38 am MetalGear Post #6



It's a 3-player RPG with shared gold and experience.

Here's the new Skyrim map with text issue fixed.

Post has been edited 1 time(s), last time on Aug 30 2017, 1:05 pm by MetalGear.



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Aug 31 2017, 9:07 pm ScOULaris Post #7



Sweet. Thanks for fixing the text issue. Was it only Skyrim that was affected?



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Sep 1 2017, 6:27 am MetalGear Post #8



No problem. I think Oblivion runs okay since I didn't use grey text. But the colour codes will be slightly mixed up.

Anyways, just a small update. I've spent about a thousand bucks on voice actors for this map. I changed it to single player since the player gets to interact with the dialogue, which he takes at his own pace.

Expect an epic adventure!



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Sep 1 2017, 1:03 pm Oh_Man Post #9

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Holy shit?? So, what, exactly, you paid 1k to hire some voice actors to voice all your dialogue?

I'm curious to know just how much voice acting 1k gets you.




Sep 1 2017, 2:23 pm MetalGear Post #10



Yea... I guess I really wanted to bring this map to life, you know. It's all about the dialogue. That's what you play for, essentially. The battle system is just for finishing touches.

1k doesn't get you much, really. My total word count was 3000 words. So about $300 for a thousand words.



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Sep 1 2017, 3:12 pm Oh_Man Post #11

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Voice acting is a way to bypass string limit I suppose if you don't do subtitles and just have all your quest dialogue voiced. You could then have a massive quest storyline that way, saving strings for the gameplay elements only.




Sep 1 2017, 4:44 pm Ashamed Post #12

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Voice acting is a way to bypass string limit I suppose if you don't do subtitles and just have all your quest dialogue voiced. You could then have a massive quest storyline that way, saving strings for the gameplay elements only.

That is exactly what I was thinking, but would it look as good without the txt as well.



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Sep 1 2017, 4:52 pm ScOULaris Post #13



Damn, MetalGear. $1000 on voice acting for this map? That is freaking awesome.

My interest levels have reached maximum capacity.

The gauntlet has been thrown down, mapmakers. If you aren't dropping at least a grand on your maps, you're in the minor leagues. :lol:



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Sep 2 2017, 11:14 am MetalGear Post #14



Since the dialogue is deep and philosophical, it requires text. I just hope I've got enough strings because I have about 250 pieces of dialogue lol.

Anyways, here's a sneak peak into how it will sound... just click this link.

Post has been edited 1 time(s), last time on Sep 4 2017, 8:38 am by MetalGear.



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Sep 2 2017, 3:10 pm Oh_Man Post #15

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That shit deeper than the Mariana Trench!




Sep 15 2017, 12:51 pm MetalGear Post #16



Here it is. It needs testing before I release final version. Please let me know on potential improvements/glitches.

Download



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Sep 15 2017, 5:21 pm Oh_Man Post #17

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Hey man my playthrough/review is here:
https://youtu.be/Sm2ZLudUohQ

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I'm trying to make it poetic and philosophical, to provoke existential thought in the player.
Well, I think you definitely have achieved this.

Post has been edited 1 time(s), last time on Sep 15 2017, 5:44 pm by Oh_Man.




Sep 15 2017, 7:41 pm ScOULaris Post #18



Your video link just shows a grey box for me, Oh_Man.



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Sep 16 2017, 3:56 am MetalGear Post #19



It was entertaining watching you play and listening to your thoughts. You made some good points. Here's the scoring info:

Quiz scoring


Post has been edited 1 time(s), last time on Sep 16 2017, 7:24 am by MetalGear.



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May 29 2018, 1:35 pm Oh_Man Post #20

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Just saw my video actually is blocked on copyright grounds now due to a song you used in the map.




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