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Thread: [Artifex] webba84 (Patron: Flinn)

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    Default [Artifex] webba84 (Patron: Flinn)

    Did anyone call me back?


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    Dear fellow citizens and artifexes, here we are again

    Today I'm pleased to introduce you to webba84, actual mod leader of the renown Fourth Age: Total War mod.

    If you, like me, are familiar with that mod, you know that it took almost 10 years for it to be released (as a Director of the Eagle Standard I published an interview to MasterOfNone over the release of FA:TW on January 2016, you can find it here (interview is by DarkStorm). However, since shortly after the release, so more than 4 years ago, webba took over the leadership of that mod and kept working on it, expanding and improving it and releasing various new versions.

    We all know how complex is to make an overhaul mod, the more when it comes to Middle Earth settings, since there's plenty of lore masters out there and the quality of the content has to be stellar, nothing less. Honestly a work like this is pretty much worth an Opifex, but as I always say, I like to go by steps, so ..

    Not much to add on my side, I'll leave you to webba's words


    his bit Hello all,
    My name on the forums here and most other places online is Webba84, and I am very honoured to be considered for Artifex on TWC. I will keep it brief and focused on the work.

    I have enjoyed TWC and all the wonderful content and information regarding TW games here for almost as long as the site has been around, though I did lose my original account a long time ago. I have loved the TW games from the very beginning, though RTW and M2 are my era, and I’ve been an active fan of many mods for both games, and am still playing them these days, as time allows.

    I especially always liked Fourth Age Total War, their unique approach to modding RTW and to Middle-earth, and their design ethos. When it became evident after many years of waiting that the third version of FATW would likely remain unreleased if no 3d modeller could be found I decided that in the absence of anyone more qualified I would try and offer my services.
    That was mid 2014, and the main task required was to complete all the elven units needed for the mod by the end of the year, which was successfully achieved. There is not a full preview of those online, but you can see a good sample here, where they are being used in our latest project.

    https://www.twcenter.net/forums/show...1#post15959922

    In addition to the elven units I also worked on many other bits and pieces for the mod - strat map models, Elven, Dwarven, and Dunedain settlements, and any other models or textures that needed finishing or touching up.

    Aradan and MasterOfNone retired from modding at the beginning of 2016 with the release of the final version of the mod, and left it to myself and CountMRVHS to continue if we wished. In the following couple of years, we worked together to release four patches for the Dominion of Men, a brief summary of which can be viewed as follows. Unless otherwise credited, the 3d work for units and settlements is my own.

    https://www.twcenter.net/forums/show...Patch-Released
    https://www.twcenter.net/forums/show...Patch-Released
    https://www.twcenter.net/forums/show...patch-released
    https://www.twcenter.net/forums/show...patch-released

    Following that we have begun working on a new project of CountMRVHS’s design, set in the middle period of the Third Age of Middle-earth, using FATW as a base. Progress on this mod can be followed on the link below. The unit designs are my work, while Count is responsible for the descriptions.

    https://www.twcenter.net/forums/show...ction-Previews

    And that is about it, really. As modders go I am neither especially skilled or prolific, nor do I enjoy spending a lot of time with groups of other people (online or in any other setting). But I honor my commitments, get the work done, and try to be polite, patient, and helpful in all my interactions.

    I appreciate your consideration.


    I particularly like his honesty about his general attitude, that shows the texture of the man, if you get what I mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahowl11
    "webba84 has been one of the few consistent modders over the past decade keeping the FATW mod series and community alive. Without his contributions we’d have one less great mod to choose from when playing RTW. Definitely deserving of the award!

    ~ahowl11"
    Quote Originally Posted by MasterOfNone
    "webba84 has grasped hold of much surprisingly quickly and over a range of disciplines, thus qualifying himself for that rare creature: a lead-developer who can finish a mod! We've been lucky to have a few such individuals to lead the mod, and is the reason why FATW has the depth and finish it does."
    above quote is from 2016, a sort of written testament that MoN left behind to testify the quality of the work done by webba before he actually left the mod in his hands.


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    Thanks for the attention, as usual

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    Default Re: [Artifex] webba84 (Patron: Flinn)

    Overwhelming support!

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    Default Re: [Artifex] webba84 (Patron: Flinn)

    Well, it certainly didn't take me much deliberation to decide to SUPPORT this one.
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    Default Re: [Artifex] webba84 (Patron: Flinn)

    Support from me
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    Default Re: [Artifex] webba84 (Patron: Flinn)

    Support of course. FATW is definitely among the most innovative RTW mods ever designed. It definitely helped inspire a lot of work in later games, via stats, building trees, scripts, unit design etc.
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    Default Re: [Artifex] webba84 (Patron: Flinn)

    Support

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    Default Re: [Artifex] webba84 (Patron: Flinn)

    Support!
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    Default Re: [Artifex] webba84 (Patron: Flinn)

    Voted in support.



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    SUPPORT and Voted!
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    Default Re: [Artifex] webba84 (Patron: Flinn)

    Im kinda busy recently so im late here and not much time to read up about this dude, but i trust Flinn's recruitment picks, so support ofc.

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    Default Re: [Artifex] webba84 (Patron: Flinn)

    Flinn is on a roll lately, welcome webba84!
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