Friday, July 9, 2010

A lack of progress and a few other thoughts

Well, in case some of you didn't know, we here in the northern section of the US have been having a massive heat wave recently. It's been pretty bad and I honestly have not been able to do any coding/modeling-work on the mod so far this week thanks to it. But now it seems that's over and we can get back to work.

Now, over the last week I've been getting a few emails (and you can see on the blog even a few comments) about Zeon. Doug and I have a clear plan in place for the Zeonic force in the game, but I must warn people that it is not a copy of the Earth Federation. What this means is that your not going to choose to play as one of the 3 sides from the different timelines when you pick Zeon, your going to be playing as Zeon from the UC. If we just set it up so that it's like EF, then where would the fun in that be?

Also, as far as I know, Zeon was only in the UC timeline, they were not in AW or SEED. If you wanted to be fair and set it up like the EF is, they wouldn't be Zeon anyways, it would be the "Colonies" force, wouldn't it? And to me that seems wrong.

Trust me, Zeon will have it's own reason to play that will make it just as interesting and give you just as many different play options/styles as the EF force does, if not more. Where the Earth Federation always seems to focus on making a single mobile suit that can do it all, the Zeon side seems to always base the mobile suit around the Pilots having very customized suits, and thats what we're going to try to do, bring that feel to the game.

Now, back to working on the units models. Its a neverending battle isn't it?

17 comments:

Live2Reap said...

Out of curiousity what is the scale you guys use and the average size of your models once you put them into the game? I am considering modeling the GM-Sniper II for you guys(it irks me to see the RX-78[G] used in place of the actual MS D:) so I was curious as to how big I would need it to be and how much you guys need finished on it(I can model it but I can't animiate it), max poly count, and if you guys need it already textured and stuff or if you guys prefer to do that,and depending on how much free time I have over the next couple weeks I may work on trying to get it done for you guys to use in the mod. I love the mod and have tons of fun playing it(except against scirn they are unbeliveabley overpowered now that they have so much health, or at least thier air units are), anyways though if you guys like the idea email me at markgrimm2@sbcglobal.net, if not, oh well I guess i'll just have to live with the groundcombat gundam somehow being a gm sniper. Thanks and keep up the good work!

Craig said...

what no zaft... no way

Anonymous said...

Zeon Alone??? Is Zaft going standalone too? or not include in this mod?

jake-lz said...

Hope'd Zaft will be in this mod, because personally, i like zaft better than zeon

Anonymous said...

SIEG ZEON!!!!

Live2Reap said...

Zaft? lol....all the seed love scares me. While we're at it throw in the AEUG!

just kidding.
Hail Zeon!

Anonymous said...

actually, zaft=zeon in Seed timeline, it just different name, the mobile suit name is same too zaku, gouf, dom and same appearance like zgok =z'no. and OMNI(SEED) = ESEF (UC) just different name too.

smoth said...

live2reap:
The gmsniper is a green rgm79(g) with a long beam rifle. Gm SniperII is a different mobile suit.

anon: zaft is not zeon in any way shape or form. that is like saying a fish sandwich is a burger because they both live in buns.

Azuza K said...

Lol thank you smoth I couldn't have said it better myself.
We have not talked about zaft at all in any of our planning folks, at the moment they are not even on our timetable for forces to do. That is not to say we will not be doing it, that's just that we didn't even consider it. Remember originally seed was just a single mobile suit, and look where it is now. we will discuss adding zaft in later but for now zaft will definatly NOT be in zeon as, like smoth said, they are not the same at all.

Now before I get the "earth fed and earth alliance arnt the same either" stuff keep in mind that while technically true, when you play earth fed what you are really playing is the earth governments side in whatever gundam universe you end up picking. Our design for gundam allows this to work, but for zeon it really doesn't. This may change, nothing is for sure yet, but for now this is the case.

Live2Reap said...

smooth: im sorry you are correct they are in fact different mobile suits. I just always have a tendancy to just refer to it as the Sniper II because of the fact that well the standard one is almost non-exsistant in the UC timeline as far as I can rememember its only appearance is in 08th MS Team for one or two episodes to snipe the mobile armor, but yeah the model im building is the original so shouldnt be any problems there.

God im long winded.... sorry lol

smoth said...

It's all good live2reap, I am rather looking forward to seeing your rendition of the gmsniperII

Anonymous said...

I know this is way off topic from everyone else's posts, but have you ever thought of making this mod also for Red Alert 3? I've been playin it a lot lately, and i just thought that this game's particular style of graphics would suit this mod very nicely. I don't know if you've thought about it or considered it, but i think it would be very cool it you could do a conversion of this mod for RA3

Azuza K said...

Um, yea... no. We're not going to be converting this mod to any other engine. Hell, this mod is so huge in scale (probably way too big for it's own good as we keep adding more crap in when we're not done with the old stuff we want in) that by the time we call it "done" that we'll be moving on, if we move on at all. Doug and I havn't talked about "after Xenoforce" simply because we have no idea when that would actually be.

Besides, Red Alert 3 was just freaking weird. How can you expect an army that uses Zeplins to stand up against anything in the Gundam era timeline? We would have to take the original armys out because of the pure "WTF"ness of those armies.

I used to love the Red Alert series. EA slaughtered all hope with RA3. It's just too..... wrong.

Anonymous said...

how about the expansion for c&c3

smoth said...

This is the soooound of siiilence.... :|

Azuza K said...

Lol, I will be having an update on our progress later in the week. :p

Smoth, send me an email would you bud? I want to talk to you about some things Gundam Related.

teamwindom00 said...

hi, im a fan of xenoforce's work,
i cant wait for urfinal version, good luck!

(i just felt it was important to show support)