• Population Official Thread
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  • Welcome to Population! This gamemode is an advanced coded gamemode designed for use with the Gmod Tower Defence lobby. The gamemode is already near done and everyone is flocking around this marvelous gamemode. Gameplay: You are a god and you controll and guide your people into victory. You can train your melon people to become soldiers. Soldiers are directly forwarded to combat and will obey your orders. Informations: The gamemode is a well coded gamemode where your small people with gather resources and the melons will automaticly choose the nearest location of a resource. The custom AI script used for the melons enables me to be able to make the melons think for themselfs. As in do jobs automaticly depending on the village needs. This gamemode will be released on the Gmod TD lobby. Features: - Amazing pvp battles! - Self thinking people O_o? - Capture the Pillar mod - Capture the city mod (same as above but whatever lol cooler with a city xD than a few pillars) - Teamworking. - God fun (aka. throwing with people ;P) - Magic abilities such as Fireball or Water miracle (gathered by the Alter) - and much much more. Movies: [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnNEmFcdpHA[/media] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Iget6BQHmk[/media] Images: [IMG]http://redirectingat.com/?id=629X1198&url=http%3A%2F%2Fi31.tinypic.com%2F169537b.jpg[/IMG] F.A.Q. 1: Is this gamemode based upon sassilization? A: No, the gamemode is based on a game called Black & White. 2: Why have you chosen Gmod TD to host population on their servers? A: They are a simple small gamemode and they are my friends. They deserve a chance to regain some popularity. :) 3: Did you make this all by your self? That city of yours looks alot like sass. A: Everything is made by me. And I do agree the city looks alot like sassilization. I haven't been thinking about it. Credits: The Maw - Main coder, Modeller, Mapper, Texture, Idea List: Bekka ThomasFN Terminal58 Sassafrass GreyIBlackJay and lots of random people that I don't know. Please subscribe to my youtube channel: [url]http://www.youtube.com/user/Multrakiller[/url]
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  • [QUOTE=WafflerAlt;16534994]You have some very nice gamemodes, The Maw.[/QUOTE] I appreciate that. ;]
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  • So will the units just be melons? should be a choice between tiny headcrabs,tiny melons,tiny barrels,tiny antlions or so on.
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  • [QUOTE=AzLaN;16539546]Should be named melon fight xD.[/QUOTE] Naah, Melon fight is a boring name. Sounds like its just warmelons fighting eachother. Population is a god game where you take care of your melons.
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  • [QUOTE=themaw;16539568]Naah, Melon fight is a boring name. Sounds like its just warmelons fighting eachother. Population is a god game where you take care of your melons.[/QUOTE] There should be a sandbox mode or other ways to achieve things rather than war. Example: Diplomacy and/or major city building!
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  • [QUOTE=DarkWolf2;16539633]There should be a sandbox mode or other ways to achieve things rather than war. Example: Diplomacy and/or major city building![/QUOTE] There are... Depending on the map. You can also begin gathering the hugest population. (which should fill in the name xD) But thats only if the map gametype entity is set on that.
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  • [QUOTE=themaw;16539708]There are... Depending on the map. You can also begin gathering the hugest population. (which should fill in the name xD) But thats only is the map gametype entity is set on that.[/QUOTE] What about a permanent 24/7 server with an increased slotcount at which you can just build and manage. Money would be less gathering (1/4?) than actual warfare system, but it would make for those times you feel like playing, but not competitevly.
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  • [QUOTE=DarkWolf2;16539733]What about a permanent 24/7 server with an increased slotcount at which you can just build and manage. Money would be less gathering (1/4?) than actual warfare system, but it would make for those times you feel like playing, but not competitevly.[/QUOTE] What? I don't get it.
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  • [QUOTE=themaw;16539793]What? I don't get it.[/QUOTE] I mean a server where instead you fight and exterminate your opponents, you just expand and manage your city. Simcity and Civilization interwoven if you'd like.
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  • he means a server where you just build and survive instead of figthing. For when you just want to make a sucessfull empire. Edit: Damnit :ninja:
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  • It would also serve as some sort of training/beginner grounds where you can develop your skills without the pressuring enviroment of war.
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  • [QUOTE=themaw;16539708] Depending on the map. You can also begin gathering the hugest population. (which should fill in the name xD) But thats only if the map gametype entity is set on that.[/QUOTE] I thought I just said it. You can win by doing things depending on the gametype entity. (which is map based)
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  • [QUOTE=themaw;16539909]I thought I just said it. You can win by doing things depending on the gametype entity. (which is map based)[/QUOTE] Not really, my idea was the server is up permanently, without any goals or limitations (excluding upgrades) except for the one you want/aim for. You don't fight or compete with anyone unless you want to.
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  • [QUOTE=DarkWolf2;16539966]Not really, my idea was the server is up permanently, without any goals or limitations (excluding upgrades) except for the one you want/aim for. You don't fight or compete with anyone unless you want to.[/QUOTE] Well, I did already mentioned this will go to the Gmod Tower Defence servers. They are 24/7.
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  • This would be a good game mode without gmod tower. SAVE RTS!!!!!!!!!!!! RAWR!!!!
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  • [QUOTE=themaw;16540027]Well, I did already mentioned this will go to the Gmod Tower Defence servers. They are 24/7.[/QUOTE] You don't seem to understand. I mean a server that's open 24/7, joinable and leavable at any given time. No goals, timers or pressing matters are presented. You just join, and do anything you please with your city. Basicly just surviving, building and managing your city amongst other people who do the same, with no "war" or anything set to reach other than what you want to reach. This would be great for new people to discover everything the game can do, and for more experienced people to develop better strategies and skills for war games and such on servers where there are set goals. You can join, build and manage anything you'd like when on this "free" server. Build a massive metropolis? No problem. Trying to find the best way to get enough resources the fastest? No problem. Finding the best set-up for defence? No problem! All within a server which allows you to do anything you'd like.
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  • Wow what a dumb idea tbh, if your talking about that look how well ea did with sim city, its pathetic so boring and pointless... Without action a game becomes boring.
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  • [QUOTE=DarkWolf2;16540165]You don't seem to understand. I mean a server that's open 24/7, joinable and leavable at any given time. No goals, timers or pressing matters are presented. You just join, and do anything you please with your city. Basicly just surviving, building and managing your city amongst other people who do the same, with no "war" or anything set to reach other than what you want to reach. This would be great for new people to discover everything the game can do, and for more experienced people to develop better strategies and skills for war games and such on servers where there are set goals. You can join, build and manage anything you'd like when on this "free" server. Build a massive metropolis? No problem. Trying to find the best way to get enough resources the fastest? No problem. Finding the best set-up for defence? No problem! All within a server which allows you to do anything you'd like.[/QUOTE] I think that would be aweful. Imagine when a guy is already in there with a giant massive army. And when you join you get immediatly overrunned by them. It seems like a very VERY bad idea. I'll stick with the fair gameplay way, where everyone starts low. I don't want people giving themselves an unfair gameplay.
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  • [QUOTE=bekka2712;16540186]Wow what a dumb idea tbh, if your talking about that look how well ea did with sim city, its pathetic so boring and pointless... Without action a game becomes boring.[/QUOTE] Not to complain BUT Simcity was a massive success. Beyond that it's not what I'm suggesting damnit! You know with other RTS's you got this "campaign mode" and Skirmish? Relate Population with that for a second and but it in retrospect of what I say. I'm not talking about restriced playing where you can only watch. No, I'm talking about open minded playing. If you want the best place to search for the best way to develop your city early-game, why not there? If you're looking for a way to contruct the best defensive layout for your city, why not in an enviroment where you're not pressured with war and set goals? Not to complain or be witty, but alot of people do enjoy games which have less action, more casuality and thought. I reckin you are developing this gamemode in conjuction with Maw for the people, not for yourself. I'm one of those and I'm trying to suggest something that could asset Population in the long run :nyoron: [editline]02:57PM[/editline] [QUOTE=themaw;16540215]I think that would be aweful. Imagine when a guy is already in there with a giant massive army. And when you join you get immediatly overrunned by them. It seems like a very VERY bad idea. I'll stick with the fair gameplay way, where everyone starts low. I don't want people giving themselves an unfair gameplay.[/QUOTE] Oh, I forgot to mention that it isn't warfare, so you can't attack others IF they don't want to. They can accept duels/war proposals from other players to duke it out or to test how effective their plan is and how to improve on it later on.
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  • [QUOTE=bekka2712;16540359]Thats what alliances are for..[/QUOTE] You're thinking of the wrong mind-set. These alliences are for these servers that have goals set like population limit or warfare. What I'm trying to suggest is a server of "No war unless you want to". Let me sum up my conversation. - Open 24/7, always join-able and leave-able. - Everything starts out normal, you build, construct and gather your resources. - You cannot be attacked unless both parties declare war upon eachother. - The server is designed to test and try out new ideas on how to beat your opponent in actual matches with goals and money at stake, in a controlled and easy setting. - Your city, army and whatnot is removed on disconnect. - It's a relaxed enviroment at which any and everyone can do what they like and how they want it without actually rushing for anything. Also gives newer players and veteran players to try out new things they wouldn't dare or risk in matches where it's all tight with other players to race/fight towards the finish. [editline]03:13PM[/editline] [QUOTE=thisguy123;16539859]he means a server where you just build and survive instead of figthing. For when you just want to make a sucessfull empire. Edit: Damnit :ninja:[/QUOTE] What this man says is also a reason
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  • Then whats the point? Its like survival, you build something survive... get bored... go away... come back...rebuild....do nothing....thats it... it pointless there no point to it whats the point in playing a gamemode when you can't end it. Its like RP you just play it till you get bored, and it stupid because you need a break, and your mind dont want a break till you've stop playing which will happen in once in a while.
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  • [QUOTE=bekka2712;16540609]Then whats the point? Its like survival, you build something survive... get bored... go away... come back...rebuild....do nothing....thats it... it pointless there no point to it whats the point in playing a gamemode when you can't end it. Its like RP you just play it till you get bored, and it stupid because you need a break, and your mind dont want a break till you've stop playing which will happen in once in a while.[/QUOTE] It's used in conjunction with the other servers. This is not suggesting overhauling the gamemode for it, but an [b]addition[/b] to it. [editline]03:22PM[/editline]
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  • Oh addition... We was gonna do that to td as well, where you just have loads and loads of money and unlimated creeps come out, you'd choose the option on the panel, maybe between different gametypes which you choose via console? Like death match == loads of resources and etc..
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  • [QUOTE=bekka2712;16540688]Oh addition... We was gonna do that to td as well, where you just have loads and loads of money and unlimated creeps come out, you'd choose the option on the panel, maybe between different gametypes which you choose via console? Like death match == loads of resources and etc..[/QUOTE] PHEW! I thought you were getting angry :v: Well, that might be a solution, but I think it's best to keep the resource gathering, to keep it challanging and a bit of work to get what you need. It also gives an indication on what can be build and what not at a specific point. It's also more true to the goal orientated matches on the other servers.