Tacticular Cancer: We'll have your balls

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Development Info Age of Decadence October Update

Discussion in 'RPG Codex News & Content Comments' started by VentilatorOfDoom, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. VentilatorOfDoom RPG Codex Staff Patron

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    <p>Another monthly development progress update on The Age of Decadence <a href="http://www.irontowerstudio.com/forum/index.php/topic,2272.0.html" target="_blank">is available</a>. Seems like they've been working on the issues raised by the beta-tester feedback.</p>
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    <p><span>Improvements:<br /><br />- Improvements to the character screen looks, plus now has descriptions for all stats and reputations.<br />- Now you get a description overhead text when you are near an important location.<br />- When you enter an important building for the first time, you get a description of it.<br />- Camera can zoom closer and tilt a little more.<br />- Made walking and running speed faster.<br />- New shadow distance algorithm, with sharper shadows at no performance loss, plus better performance at tilts higher than 45º and it's more fexibile, allowing other camera angles without graphical artifacts.<br />- Added a new model for Feng's house, making it stand out more.<br />- Improved the looks of the area around Feng's house and the inn.<br />- Made it clearer in the loremaster vignette that a night passes.<br />- Made better transitions in TG1.<br />- Expanded the loremaster vignette, adding the option to buy an artifact of the olden days.<br />- Added the option to go to Feng in Assassin Vignette.<br />- Added an extra conversation with Feng about guilds if you are his apprentice.<br />- Improved the look of the terrain in the Plaza.<br />- Added some ambient sounds (thanks to GhanBuriGhan). More to be added.<br />- Added a storyteller at the inn, who fleshes out the lore of the game.<br />- Configured HDR and SSAO. Enable and disable them using these commands in the console: SSAOPostFX.enable(); SSAOPostFX.disable(); HDRPostFX.enable(); HDRPostFX.disable();<br />- Added some extra sounds. Will add more later.<br />- New Intimidate checks: They include checks to body count, combat reputation and stats like strength, dexterity and constitution.</span></p>
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  2. Fens Ford of the Llies Patron

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    generally sounds like a good idea... but i hope you can't just go and exterminate all the rats in the world and use that to intimidate a professional assassin
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  3. Coyote Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    [​IMG]

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    I pretty much only check ITS's site once a month when it's mentioned in the news here, so I'm consistently amazed at how good this game looks whenever I see any new screens. It's definitely come a long way since I first started following it.

    (In before graphics whores tell me why I'm wrong.)
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  4. good little toastboy Learned Patron

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    Now that you mention it. I don't think I've seen a single animal on any screenshot they released.
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  5. Vault Dweller Ubersturmfuhrer

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    There are no rats.
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  6. pipka Savant

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    How can you improve something that doesn't exist? :perplexed:
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  7. Fens Ford of the Llies Patron

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    it's no rpg then

    does the body count intimidate check take into account what kind of bodies have been piled up ?
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  8. Chaud Novice

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    Blasphemy! No rat diplomacy? :decline:


    The screens looks awesome, btw.
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  9. Black Arcane

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    So how do you level up?
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    AOD website seems down.
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    Next you're going to tell me there is no sewer either (or marsh)
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    Gentleman....we're gonna need bodybags. Lots of 'em.
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  15. 4too Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    No Rodents Allowed?

    No Rodents Allowed?




    Then it's definitely an alternate universe, does that mean NO rodents?

    No singing chipmunks, no easter bunnies, no free range jack-a-lopes? :(


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    4too
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    Are there also penalties for being a mass murderer?
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    VD is breaking with the standard RPG tradition to have giant aggressive rats.
    I'm not sure if I like this.
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  18. Oriebam Formerly M4AE1BR0-something

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    What the fuck I wanted to roleplay a crossdressing muslim that would exterminate all assassins and intimidate rats

    Wasn't this RPG supposed the best ever?
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    Bastard. Are you afraid of rats?

    They are small just about over 0.8 m.
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    Wow... confirmed for shitty RPG! I mean, how can you have a Rat Pillaging Game without rats? Wtf?
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    First no Linux client and now no rats. Fuck this shit. I´m not buying it.
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    I wouldn't trust these damn corporates and their bottom line to not doctor the shit out of staged publicity shots like this. Look, a little bit of this and that and BAM!

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    nextgen as fuck

    pcgamer 98/100 editor's choice, www.AoDnexus.com

    you heard it here first people
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  24. Lonely Vazdru Pimp my Title

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    Is there a spoon then ?
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    Visually it's looks quite nice, waiting for that demo for a bit of hands on testing of the game play.
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