Wait is all we have~
Wait is all we have~
I'd like to help if any way i could, "More hands makes less work." though.. I'm not too skilled at modding the game besides making a cool start of a campaign lol (Working with Desc files) but, i'm willing to learn! ^^
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So i guess my "spam/troll/useless" post got so many replies, some ppl offerered to help.
Nothing is useless , everything has a meaning. Because you can't see the result of an action, it doesn't mean its useless ...
and for gods sake i am not complaining about anything... i would be complaining if the team had specified a release date that didn't follow.
The "its done when its done" is a double edged sword. It produces great results (see blizzard) but takes forever to complete, sometimes so long that noone cares about it anymore. Let me give you a "stupid" example for this.
Lets say you are hungry and you stumbled upon a closed food store. You see the goods inside and your stomache is going upside down. You start waiting for the manager to open up the store so you can grab something to eat. You wait. You still wait. You keep on waiting. Your hunger is so big now that you start feeling weak. Then you notice another food store in the distance thats open.Eventually you end up eating there , thus satisfing your hunger and you finally move along doing other stuff.
So to my eyes , the "its done when its done" is translated: "Don't expect to be done.Go play something else and if you are still playing games when its done, then come and play..."
I wouldnt agree with your thesis.
This guys i mean the Dots team, are making quite a progress and they are informing for what they are doing.
And generally most of the mods are done within reasonable time limits, and dont forget that they are kind enough to post them for free, so that all of as may enjoy the fruits of their hard work.
Only one mod is ridiculously delayed as far as i know, and this is hegemonia mod, i remember some previews almost 3 YEARS ago! This is the only example of extreme delay , even their models look old now..
i'm not expecting DoTS in 2009, maybe 2010
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As if a huge mod like this would be finished by 2009. I mean they haven't been working on it for THAT long, its only been like a month or two since the first preview was even released!
If I had lots of money, I would give it the mod leader of DotS and spread it evenly among all team members.
Actually it is illegal for us to make a profit out of this, CA can sue us if you give us any money. PM me to find out a way to get round this with a little... loophole
They main reason ppl mod, or the main reason i like to mod is ppl like to see their creations being put into something. Or if you just want to mod for the entertainment of the ppl for something new and improved.
Also I think if ppl are going to plan these super mods, they shouldn't make a big thing about it so then ppl wont care as much when it comes out. But then when it is a month before release they could post all this stuff about the mod and ppl will be very excited that it will be coming out in only a month. So it was really like they didnt have to wait because they never really new that this great mod existed.
ETW will be definitely out before DotS, but as M2TW, it will be dreadfully buggy... M2TW took year before it was barely moddable (and for us modders vanilla is nowhere near playable still) and I doubt ETW will take anytime shorter. Just remember how long we waited for patch 1.3! Plus ETW is not even competition as it is about completely different period. Any mod aiming to use ETW for medieval period would take years to be completed. Same as EB2 is trying to rebuild M2TW back to Roman times... I cannot even imagine how much work must be put in it since amount of work we must put to remaster current period is so huge.
Yeah you got a point there, any mod for ETW would have to be between the 1500s-present, or it will take a long period of time. But I don't think we will have to wait as long as we did for med2, CA is learning from their mistakes. Also your right, I can't go back to vanilla, the one problem that I hated with vanilla was that you could barely move across the campaign map, also the turns are two years.
http://shoguntotalwar.yuku.com/ whether CA is going to release some models, weapons, animations suitable for other time periods but the question remains unanswered ... I doubt we will see any time soon answer to it in next Q&A batch that already takes ages to show up ... looks like we will be stuck in ETW to 15th-19th century at best try and some fantasy mods made from scratch. It's not necessarily a bad thing as it won't cover up M2TW modding with dust =)
Last edited by Achilla; February 06, 2009 at 10:31 AM.
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Stuck in Empire:Total War playing 15th-19th century? Yeah, duh. That's because they've already realeased a game that starts in 1080. You remember, right? It's called "Medieval II: Total War." There's even an expansion dubbed, "Kingdoms". Oh, and there's a bunch of mods for it too.
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