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Thread: [Artifex] Vladyvid [Patron: Flinn]

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    Default [Artifex] Vladyvid [Patron: Flinn]

    My bit

    "And just who are YOU, again?"

    Drasek Riven to Rivalen Tanthul

    Yes yes, it's me again This time I'm here to introduce you Vladyvid the Maker and to ask you to reward him with what I consider to be a well deserved Arifex badge.

    I don't know how many of you are familiar with the Forgotten Realms setting for D&D, but it is really popular and not just among the D&D players, since the world has expanded into fiction and novels and many popular books and video games have been made out of it (I'm pretty sure most of you have heard of the epic Drizzt Do'Urden the Drow or Elminster Aumar the Mage, or at least have once played any of the Baldur's Gate or of the Neverwinter Nights games..). However, as I said the franchise is pretty popular and the first time I noticed Vladyvid's mod, Faerūn[Forgotten Realms]TW like 5 or 6 years ago, the mod was still in a very early stage. For years I've been following its development, eager to see the day that I could try it.. this 30th of June Vladyvid eventually released its 0.1 version... for the records I'm downloading it as I'm writing this, and I swear I'll find the time to play it, should I divorce from my wife and get fired from my work!

    Not much I can add from my side, IMO his mod is totally worth the Artifex badge, but he of course has done other stuff here at TWC, as he's gonna tell you himself


    Vladyvid's bit

    I joined TWC in 2011. Earlier I would visit as a guest and read about games and mods people were working on. Before that, I used to be the Org's member since about 2006, so I was a part of some sort of TW community already before. I decided to make a mod of my own and the Org was pretty dead by then, so I registered on TWC with the hope that my idea could interest other people. Long story short, it worked.

    My modding didn't start on TWC, but here it developed into something that can be appreciated by others. My first modding attempt, that actually was released, was a Winged Hussars unit that I made for a Medieval 1 mod called Pike & Musket. That was a sprite file and I remember I made it using Napoleonic mod sprite as a base, Ancient Times. Later here on TWC, I learned step by step more skills. First starting with some 2d images, then learning M2TW mapping, and later also 3d modelling and texturing of units.

    My own mod was always my priority, because I would never have many helpers, so I had to learn how to do a lot stuff myself. Still, I would often think of working on other mods, helping to develop other ideas that I've seen as interesting and worthy of my time. So, over the years, I was involved in helping some other modders here at TWC.

    I tried to do something for Azeroth Total War, I think ended up with some units icons:
    https://www.twcenter.net/forums/show...roth-Total-War

    Here I joined a small team for Dragon Age Total War, and actually made a working map of Ferelden for them:
    https://www.twcenter.net/forums/show...view-Released!

    Last year, I did one small job for TATW unofficial patch 4.0, I'm listed as one of contributors. (I made I think 3 orc helmets with textures for Gundabad orcs)
    https://www.twcenter.net/forums/show...cial-patch-4-0

    Last, but not least, I managed to release the first verion of my mod Faerun Total War:
    https://www.twcenter.net/forums/show...the-first-post

    As a 'fun fact', I guess, I can add my involvement (involuntary) in a Civ5 mod, where my faction symbols from an ealier version of Faerun mod were used (I was later credited):
    https://sourceforge.net/p/faerun/cod...n%20for%20BNW/

    I am still developing the mod, and there will be new releases.

    Apart from those modding efforts of mine, I would sometimes also try to help modders in need who would post their questions/problems in the mod workshop section for m2tw mods. First I used to help with map issues, later also with model/texture issues. I was never very regular with that, but its hard to be quicker to answer a question than lets say Gigantus. Anyway, I tried to help when I knew the answer.

    My other activities on TWC would also include posting in some topics in the Arts section, about some movies or tv shows. I would also post in the topics of other mods that I'm following, or occasionally in other parts of the TWC. The thing is that my work, private life, and my mod, that all takes up so much time that I often just have no time to browse the forums, so my activity is limited.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Razor
    I think that Vladyvid deserves citizenship, because of the work that he has done for Faerun Total War and by extension the continuation of the M2TW community within TWC. His efforts into bringing about his mod and releasing it deserves lots of praise.
    Besides that he also seems to be a decent person and therefore I think he's an asset to the TWC community.

    - Razor (old duffer of the TWC community since 2004)
    Quote Originally Posted by leo.civi.uefs
    Here is my 50 cents about Vladyvid.

    I've been modding since 2011 and though I received help from some good souls here in the Forums, I must say they're rare.

    Its always surprising when someone says: Hey! I would like to help.

    And that's exacly what Vladyvid said when I asked for help.

    If his good will is not enough to prove his valor, then one can also consider his talent and skills, something I had the opportunity to check when he
    delivered me some awesome 3d models and textures to be used in my mod.

    This guy is a good soul.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gigantus
    I first came across Vlad all those years ago when he posted the opening for his Faerun mod WIP back in 2011. Since then I have had numerous encounters in the workshops, with him seeking advice in various modding fields. Given the length of time since inception it comes as a pleasant surprise that after all these years his mod is now released, even if it's a beta - that's top perseverance, in my eyes totally worthy of a citizen.

    Greets
    Gig


    And that's all; the Faerun mod for Med 2 is really a well done and big work and I'm sure in the future it will win Vladyvid a large award, but since we like to do the things well, let's start by slapping him the Artifex badge.

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    Default Re: [Artifex] Vladyvid [Patron: Flinn]

    Support.

    Nothing but good things to say from all my interactions with him .

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    Default Re: [Artifex] Vladyvid [Patron: Flinn]

    Same here. Easy support
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    Default Re: [Artifex] Vladyvid [Patron: Flinn]

    Support!
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    Default Re: [Artifex] Vladyvid [Patron: Flinn]

    Support.

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    Default Re: [Artifex] Vladyvid [Patron: Flinn]

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    Default Re: [Artifex] Vladyvid [Patron: Flinn]

    This I can support. Hope I don't forget to vote again, I'm a bit busy with other stuff right now.

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    Default Re: [Artifex] Vladyvid [Patron: Flinn]

    Support.

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    Default Re: [Artifex] Vladyvid [Patron: Flinn]

    Poll added.

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    Default Re: [Artifex] Vladyvid [Patron: Flinn]

    Voted.

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    Default Re: [Artifex] Vladyvid [Patron: Flinn]

    Support, its easy when I see such high recommendations.
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    Default Re: [Artifex] Vladyvid [Patron: Flinn]

    Voted.

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    Default Re: [Artifex] Vladyvid [Patron: Flinn]

    Voted in support.



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    Default Re: [Artifex] Vladyvid [Patron: Flinn]

    Support and voted.

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    Default Re: [Artifex] Vladyvid [Patron: Flinn]

    Voted
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    Default Re: [Artifex] Vladyvid [Patron: Flinn]

    My thanks go to everyone who voted and supported me here. Cheers guys!

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