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Ironfist 0.8.4 Author: Remses 9 FEB We have implemented scripting enhancements. Script errors are now handled in a more appropriate way, and include a description of what caused the crash. Map variables from scripts are persistent through saves/loads. More detailed information about map variables can be found in the documentation.
Both of these changes are included in the new Ironfist 0.8.4 release.
Today I’m proud to announce a great development in Project IRONFIST! – as you all know the last few years have been a little quiet, but here over the past few months we have been re-igniting the engines of war! ….. and the progress has been amazing! You saw a little bit of what we’ve been working on with our last update, but now we’re going to show you a bit more of what’s coming.
First, we’ve upgraded the Last Stand map, which will form a prelude to the new campaign.
But the real news is that we’ve been gearing up to build the new Cyborg faction. We’ve tripled the size of the team in the last few months, and plan to grow a lot more.
We’ve designed a pretty exciting lineup of creatures for the faction, like the Shadow Warrior, whose venomous blades can make any creature it strikes more vulnerable to damage.
We have a lot more like that coming. We’ll have a large monthly updates and a smaller bi-weekly updates of our progress from now!
Want to join? Our team is now officially open for new-blood. Send a sample of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org . Do you have what it takes?
We’re now looking for the following roles:
Graphics Designer (both 2D and 3D) – if you can turn 4 colors into a lush forest – then you are the one we’re looking for – Join our elite team to be a crucial part of the development of this awesome adventure!
Code Ninja – if you have the talent and speed to dive into a codebase and build new features, or even reverse-engineer old ones, come join our elite group of developers and help shape this awesome Cyborg campaign! Also, did I mention the technology that makes our modding possible is seriously impressive (developed by an MIT computer scientist).
Sound Designer – if you are able to manipulate sounds so well that you’ll be able to re-make retro music in a cool new campaign bringing sci-fi and fantasy into a unique clash – come join us!!
Concept artist – if you a have a passion for both Sci-fi and Fantasy, and you think you can bring to life the awesome characters and environments we’ve created – come test your skills with us!!
Special note: We’ll have a large monthly update and a smaller bi-weekly update of our progress from now! (it says this above) Join us in this amazing campaign to breath life into this awesome sci-fi fantasy game!!!
Sir Albe Vampire
Messages : 456 Quality Points : 283 Registration Date : 2015-07-16 Age : 21 Location : Aalborg, Denmark
Seems that the guys have drastically different ideas in mind in comparison with my initial idea which is closer to what Orothin proposed.
Anyways, I have no objections if the guys will develop this concept further, but I am not sure I will be able to sustain the development myself.
Concerning the Cyborg for H3SW - it might be, but we have other work to do for the following years.
P.S. not a fan of sharing assets from one project to another. For me personally it's nicer to have all projects having their unique feats rather than dumping a pile of assets in one piece (for the sake of the lovers to play as Musketeers vs. Pirates vs. U.S. army of the XXI century simply because they want more factions and don't care that they don't fit to each other) without caring about their initial idea, associated plot and destiny.
________________________ In case someone cares for my music:
Yep, it's from DOTA 2. It's meant to give you a taste of what's to come (and inspire our artists). You have to wait for more. (It puts a lot of pressure on our artists to put their work out there in public, especially when it hasn't been finalized yet.)
We’ve been cooking some things up over the last few months, and it’s finally all come together. Ironfist 1.2 is here!
The scripting system has been substantially improved. Want to track every square that each hero has stepped on? Now easy thanks to new improvements to map variables. Multiple new triggers and functions have been released. Zombies are waiting to jump out of every chest thanks to the insidious “StartBattle” function.
See it in action by playing the new (and final!) version of the map “Last Stand.” Many surprises await.
Soon we will begin announcing the new Cyborg creatures. Keep a watch on the next one….lest he disappear in a puff of smoke.
We are welcoming new members to our awesome team. Are you a kickass artists, stellar mapmaker, or coding rockstar? Send a sample of your work to email@example.com
Today we are proud to announce the first creature in our new Cyber Faction!
It is the brand new Shadow Warrior!
These Elite Warriors volunteered to be augmented with cyber-enhancements to make them the ultimate stealth infiltrators!
They have trained in all martial arts for many years to become the perfect assassins!
They can skulk in the shadows and pounce on their prey, without warning delivering a lethal blows.
Their special shadow ability allows them to dodge the first attack on any round, which makes them a very unique dodge tank against foes and their poisoned daggers will render any target vulnerable to this turn’s attacks, making an awesome combo gameplay opportunity with all other units!!
We at Ironfist hope you enjoy the Shadow Warrior just as much as we do and stick around for the next update that will introduce the next awesome creature from the Cyborg Faction – the Cyber Behemoth – a hulking horror – part magical creature part augmented super giant!
Also a new alpha version for one of our first maps is in the works to test all the new creatures and we’d love to hear from some volunteer testers that would be interested to help us out with testing these awesome creatures!!
Thank you all – and see you in a couple of weeks with our next update!
So, till next time – Work hard – Play harder!!
We’re on the prowl for new programmers and web-designers, so if you are one or know anyone with the awesome skill to join our super ninja programming team – please send us a shout. :-)
A quick feedback about the "dodge" capacity of the Shadow Warrior.
I avoid, at all costs and systematically, all the games with "miss" (the attacker misses his attack, and gives zero damage) and "dodge" (the defender dodges an attack, and gets zero damage), for me, it's too frustrating to play a game with these features, and it's not fun. I stopped playing original "Battle for Westnoth" because of this, and I play it only with the "no randomness mod".
In Heroes of Might and Magic 2, the creatures who attack make always damage, even if it can possibly be only 1 damage point. I much more prefer this "damage range system". No matter what, an attack always makes damage. For me this is a very important foundation of Heroes 2.
This must be taken into consideration and is very important.
I know you want to add new and interesting capacities for the new creatures, but this completely breaks the "standards" of Heroes 2. What you can make is that, instead of dodge, he takes only half damage from an attack. This will be much more in line with the way Heroes 2 operates.
Yes its iritating. But you have eg. no counter. Its too iritating if you are attacked. So it can ability for unit. People like it other no. Unit looks cyber. Its hard to rate faction looking for one unit. Good you work on this mod :-)
Dancing peasants and stability improvements: Ironfist 1.2.1 released
Over at Ironfist HQ, we’ve been working hard on a fairly….explosive….new creature. Still, we thought we’d share an early treat with you by releasing a new version of Ironfist!
We’ve done various minor stability tweaks, fixed the infamous “Dancing Peasants” bug fixed a minor bug in Sorrow’s End, and made some additional improvements to The Last Stand, (courtesy of one of our fans, “The Unknown Hero”). All this adds up to one solid Ironfist 1.2.1 release. Enjoy!
Steven Aus Elf
Messages : 108 Quality Points : 37 Registration Date : 2015-07-21 Age : 36
What did you think of Unknown Hero's previous post about the Dodge ability of the Shadow Warrior, and how it may well be better to halve normal damage on the first strike each round rather than avoiding it completely?
A lot of people have opinions about game design, but it's actually a pretty deep and well-understood subject. I'm not an expert game designer, but I've had a lot of training. The person who designed the Shadow Assassin, however, is an expert game designer (in the industry for 15 years, lead designer on AAA titles, etc).
We will be releasing versions after every new creature. We do expect to modify creatures substantially after seeing how they play. Trying to discuss game design issues among a general audience before anyone's tried it tends to go poorly ....especially if we're just talking about one aspect of one creature. If you really want to know what it's like, I'll be happy to play a pen-and-paper battle with the Shadow Assassin over Skype.
I think I get Unknown Hero's concerns. It does kinda suck to just have your attack do nothing. There are a lot of game-design reasons why I think this creature will actually be a lot of fun, and allow a lot of strategizing. Also, there are other instances in HoMM where attacks can miss. The Ghosts/Spectres of HoMM V are one example. I think there are some in King's Bounty too.
I agree. I think it is is a decent enough compromise to do half damage (what other ability halves the first attack against it per round?) but we are talking about H2 here, H2 has its own spirit and a complete dodge goes against it.
The Cyborgs have been busy upgrading the various creatures they find in order to help defeat the evil warlocks. They captured the most powerful creatures they could control, and built them into their ultimate weapon.
The Cyber Behemoths are augmented giants, subdued by magical means, and fitted with cranial implants. Their rocket boots give them a fearsome stomp, but their true power lies in the plasma cannon on the back. Twice per battle, they can fire an explosive charge, burning all enemies in a large radius.
Do you want to build awesome creatures like this one? The Ironfist team is on the prowl for new blood, and is actively hunting for rockstar programmers. Is this you? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and find out.cb9_fight1