PDA

View Full Version : Question about MMO-City position


Tyrael-SF-
05-10-2009, 01:09 AM
Hey DoF dudes I'm new to these forums (Just registered today :) ). Saw this game and was very surprised at how promising it looks.

I have 2 questions and i apologize if they seem stupid:

1- With battles will units be in different colours for instance if I'm battling someone that's the same race as me is it possible to choose a colour for my race? I'm referring more to customization options.

2- With the land that we start off with, do we choose where in the land that we can start building our city? Or is it in a random position? I ask this because it'd be pretty sweet if we can choose on the land we are given to build to have terrain advantage and such.

Thanks for your time, game looks awesome keep it up! :)

OrcSlayer
05-10-2009, 04:44 AM
city position is semi randomly chosen the player picks the race and then the reigon and then the game drops them on a piece of land in the reigon they chose with the race they chose. the different reigons and some info on each are in the media forum jan week 1 and 2 and feb week 2 and as for colours there is a thread about it already (mmorts player colours) but i think what they are doing is red= enimys blue=friendly/you etc

Esculas the Mighty
05-10-2009, 09:42 AM
if ur human u dont choose where anything goes

LiTos456
05-10-2009, 10:47 AM
No esculas, you do.
If you're human or elf you are able to chose from various building plots within your city, and on those you can build whatever you want. As an orc, however, there are no buliding plots, so you can simply build whereever you want. But Tyrael isn't referring to that.
Welcome to the forum Tyrael, be sure to check out dofsource.com.

nickson104
05-10-2009, 12:34 PM
I take it though that if your elven you dont want to choose barren lands? :p it wouldnt work quite so good... :p

Welcome to the forums

Esculas the Mighty
05-10-2009, 04:20 PM
No esculas, you do.
If you're human or elf you are able to chose from various building plots within your city, and on those you can build whatever you want. As an orc, however, there are no buliding plots, so you can simply build whereever you want. But Tyrael isn't referring to that.
Welcome to the forum Tyrael, be sure to check out dofsource.com.

i remember them saying that u just press a button saying build houses or etc at ur main building and the plot is chosen for u depending on how ur land looks

Tyrael-SF-
05-10-2009, 06:26 PM
Thank you for the welcome guys :)

I don't think i was clear about the colours and i apologize i did read the forum about colours for enemy, ally ect but i should off meant specific customization options. For example for Dawn of War paint editor or what ever it was called?

LiTos456
05-10-2009, 07:37 PM
i remember them saying that u just press a button saying build houses or etc at ur main building and the plot is chosen for u depending on how ur land looks

no, it's not like that.

Mrdash
05-11-2009, 01:32 PM
I don't believe he was asking about the building positions of buildings in your Kingdom, but rather choosing the piece of land your kingdom is built on.

nickson104
05-11-2009, 04:20 PM
no, it's not like that.

You sound like a stubborn child who wont allow any opposing ideas to stand... Actually he may be right as they have said that building may be restricted in certain ways to retain a certain professionalism about the way your castle looks and not just a haphazard mess.... They are willing to put aescthetics (SP?) before freedom... and to be honest it probably is for the best

OrcSlayer
05-12-2009, 11:15 AM
Do you mean fountains spikes with heads on them etc by aesthetics cause if you can that would be cool also where you are based would really detirmen your early tactics even on other terrain because your city is your main unit producer

Darathor
08-24-2009, 05:47 PM
I believe how it works is that there are building plots that you can choose to build different buildings on. There will be different places where you can put walls so castles in the same area don't mirror each other. I would imagine that on building plots that aren't for walls, you will be able to put like either a house or barracks or warehouse or something like that, for humans at least.
For elves, you can put stuff on trees and the walls will be somewhat similar to humans but would have to connect to trees at some point or something. You will probably be able to choose between different plots where some stuff will go.
For orcs, build whatever wherever.
I could be totally wrong, though, please correct me if so.

Aametherar
08-24-2009, 06:07 PM
Unless your orcs, we're cool and get to build wherever we darn well please.

The Witch King of Angmar
08-25-2009, 11:37 AM
At the same time, though, as your castle expands, I think you get more building plots. I think there is a set rate of expansion, however.

Aametherar
08-25-2009, 11:41 AM
At the same time, though, as your castle expands, I think you get more building plots. I think there is a set rate of expansion, however.

Joo in sup3r s3cret beta arent joo? :eek: :P. Anyways long as i'm orc I shouldn't have to worry about the terrible building plots issue (I hope)

Joseph Visscher
08-25-2009, 05:03 PM
1- With battles will units be in different colours for instance if I'm battling someone that's the same race as me is it possible to choose a colour for my race? I'm referring more to customization options.

2- With the land that we start off with, do we choose where in the land that we can start building our city? Or is it in a random position? I ask this because it'd be pretty sweet if we can choose on the land we are given to build to have terrain advantage and such.


Yes, we will have unit colors and so will your enemies.

Yes, you choose what region your homeland will be in.

The Witch King of Angmar
08-26-2009, 04:43 PM
Joo in sup3r s3cret beta arent joo? :eek: :P. Anyways long as i'm orc I shouldn't have to worry about the terrible building plots issue (I hope)

What issues will there be with them? I'm just wondering what your point of view is here.

Thanks

Aametherar
08-26-2009, 04:47 PM
I just always liked the ability to build where you want when you want. it gives you more free reign over your domain. Building plots take out part of the enjoyable "build it how i like it" aspect and take the fun out of building a city all together in my opinion. To me it's like comparing a free roaming rpg with sub-quests all over the place to one that guides you along a set path that you must follow offering a few optional sub-quests along the way.

Artilla
08-27-2009, 03:26 AM
my choice has been made i will take the orcs :D

deino
08-27-2009, 08:39 AM
I think it's sad that only Orks can freely place their buildings and I would love to search the map for a strategically good spot for my city and not have it autoplaced.

Base-building is an important feature of most RTS and I think it would be great if it would be in this game as well :( .

Puppeteer
08-27-2009, 09:42 AM
I just always liked the ability to build where you want when you want. it gives you more free reign over your domain. Building plots take out part of the enjoyable "build it how i like it" aspect and take the fun out of building a city all together in my opinion. To me it's like comparing a free roaming rpg with sub-quests all over the place to one that guides you along a set path that you must follow offering a few optional sub-quests along the way.
You're told where to build, not what to build. That analogy isn't entirely fair.

Base-building is an important feature of most RTS and I think it would be great if it would be in this game as well.
There still is base-building, just in varying forms in each race.

Aametherar
08-27-2009, 09:55 AM
I think it's sad that only Orks can freely place their buildings and I would love to search the map for a strategically good spot for my city and not have it autoplaced.

Base-building is an important feature of most RTS and I think it would be great if it would be in this game as well :( .

The city itself is placed on a region of the map you select. Also I agree base building is very important. If it's as important to you I recommend orc. Also you're right puppet I may have worded that badly, I meant the where to build not what heh.

Darathor
08-27-2009, 03:15 PM
I don't mind plot-based building as long as there are multiple plots to place different buildings and walls. It let's you create a beautiful and functional city with relative ease.