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Ancient Egypt Faction ( alpha2 released )
« on: 4 March 2009, 20:19:50 »
Update by titi:
This is part of Megaglest now. The latest version of the egypts is only available there.





Hi guys!
First, can I just say well done! Your mods are great. I love playing them.
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Good screenshots needed!
Lets make a screenshot contest! Everyone who made a good screenshot of this new faction, please post it in this thread!!

Here is a first video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgAklu_C7oM

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Anyway,  after having had Glest for about a year, I decided to have a go at making my own mod. I like ancient Egypt so that will be the mod. It will include mummies and possibly a son of Osiris!
Anyway, to start of with, I have made a (badly textured and not finished) pyramid: (I will post it tomorrow)

Yay! Tech tree:
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Units:
Slave: A basic worker, not very different from tech's worker.

Priest: A medium unit produced from the temple. Can hit things doing medium damage with his staff or do a weak splash attack. Can summon mummies, making him a very useful unit.

Spearman: A cheap and fast melee unit, used for defence early in the game. However, due to not having much armour, he is quite fast, making him a good scout. With an upgrade, he can throw his spears a short distance.

Swordsman: A medium melee unit, being slower than the spearman, but still quite fast.

Mummy: A very fast unit, with his main strength being melee. He rips apart his enemies with deadly strength, but has low health.

Godly animals: Big animals with different strengths (e.g: the snake will have a green magic attack venom spit and a melee attack "bite of the cobra")

What do you guys think of the idea?

Update( by titi) ,some screenshots:



Latest units:

Ibis
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[img]http://www.imagebam.com/image/d5eca747622366[/img]
Anubis:
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[img]http://www.imagebam.com/image/d3c87847529398[/img]
« Last Edit: 15 April 2016, 03:15:47 by filux »

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Re: Ancient Egypt Faction
« Reply #1 on: 4 March 2009, 20:24:29 »
very interesting :)
Current MG Projects - Egypt Remastered! - [Redacted] 2.0 (Honestly waiting for Steam to happen) :(

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Re: Ancient Egypt Faction
« Reply #2 on: 4 March 2009, 21:56:50 »
I like this idea i just hope you put Anubis as a hero/god character maybe with the ability to summon his own warriors.

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Re: Ancient Egypt Faction
« Reply #3 on: 4 March 2009, 23:15:22 »
What about some typical animals representing egyptian gods:

Snake(Apophis)
scarab beetle(Chepre) 
Ibis(Thot)

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Re: Ancient Egypt Faction
« Reply #4 on: 5 March 2009, 08:05:55 »
I like the idea! You could make a Camel Rider or something, and those Giants with dog faces (Like that > http://jovempan.uol.com.br/blogs/animaisecia/files/2008/08/anubis.jpg)

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Re: Ancient Egypt Faction
« Reply #5 on: 5 March 2009, 13:29:03 »
Thanks for the ideas!
I think that I could have gods, but wouldn't the game be two easy if you could get lots of them. I think a good idea is to have one god, and for the other gods have representative animals, as titi suggested.
Post your favorite Egyptian god, whoever has the most votes will be modeled.
P.S: does anybody want to help me with modeling? I could do it all myself but it would take a long time.

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Re: Ancient Egypt Faction
« Reply #6 on: 5 March 2009, 22:11:01 »
How does the farm make a gods farm?  Or does it morph?

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Re: Ancient Egypt Faction
« Reply #7 on: 5 March 2009, 22:40:28 »

Modman:In my mod, the defense tower can morph in fire tower. You have only to add a morph skill.
Assassin: For the god farm, I think the name was better if is sacred farm. For the temple, a priest cann't be a mummy onlythe pharaon. I think you should make this:

Temple->Priest->Vizir->Mummy or
             Priest->Pharaon->Mummy

It is only an idea

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Re: Ancient Egypt Faction
« Reply #8 on: 6 March 2009, 02:14:39 »
For the temple, a priest cann't be a mummy onlythe pharaon.
The vast majority of mummies were not pharoahs in life.  Various priests, nobles, diplomats, favored servants, and even animals have been mummified.

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Re: Ancient Egypt Faction
« Reply #9 on: 6 March 2009, 03:47:01 »
I wouldn't mind helping with modeling, just give me some good concept art. I'll do the texturing too.

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Re: Ancient Egypt Faction
« Reply #10 on: 6 March 2009, 07:47:01 »
Thanks gameboy!
I think I'm fine doing the buildings, but if you could do some of the people, then that would be great.
Concept art (slave):
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[img]http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/slaves1.jpg[/img]
Concept art (mummy):

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[img]http://70.86.15.75/images/race/mummy.gif[/img]I quite like the idea of a small gold staff, he could hit things with it :)

Concept art (priest):  (so really just a slave with a red loincloth and a staff (used for summoning mummies)
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[img]http://www.teachnet.ie/stpats/2003/ancient_egypt_2/priest%20staff.gif[/img]
I already have a chicken model, but a snake model:

would be nice. (a tutorial on animating snakes is here): http://www.rubberbug.com/reptiles.htm
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Re: Ancient Egypt Faction
« Reply #11 on: 6 March 2009, 09:03:34 »
A pyramid as main building?!?

I would rather take a building that was build inside the city.

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Re: Ancient Egypt Faction
« Reply #12 on: 6 March 2009, 10:19:29 »
Yes, why not? I think the pyramid as a main building is a good idea. Its not very realistic thats true, but hey , its a game!

I know I have mentioned them, but I cant imagine how the gods should fight?

Something like this?
Snake spitting green poison? Or biting?
Ibiz is a flying unit which attacks throwing flashes? Or is it just a healer for example?
Scarab attacks like the bugs in the sstld mod ? (http://media.moddb.com/images/mods/1/6/5862/59783.jpg)

Another thing that you can build in are grasshoppers!
Those were a big plague in those days. Probably one unit can "throw" a swarm of these grasshoppers at the enemy, like my beehive in the indian faction does with bees. This could be an advanced attack(needs upgrades) of the priest for example!

Update:
I think the spearman should throw spears!
« Last Edit: 6 March 2009, 10:22:31 by titi »
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Re: Ancient Egypt Faction
« Reply #13 on: 6 March 2009, 13:15:51 »
Yes, i think a bug would be a good idea. Do you know if the guy who made sstld is still active on the forums? do you think i could use his model?

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Re: Ancient Egypt Faction
« Reply #14 on: 6 March 2009, 13:16:54 »
The gods could attack like those in that Museum movie (I forgot the name), that movie that the museum comes alive at night, and what about Camel Riders??They could have spears or shoot arrows, I dunno.

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Re: Ancient Egypt Faction
« Reply #15 on: 6 March 2009, 13:21:25 »
Sorry for double post, but I found some stuff you may be intesrested:

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http://www.elisabethmorrow.org/classroomnews/lp6weapo.htm

http://www.sillof.com/images/Customs/Historical/c-hm-thutmose-shadow.jpg

I like the Pharaoh idea.
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Re: Ancient Egypt Faction
« Reply #16 on: 6 March 2009, 13:30:00 »
 It is only an idea:
-A sphinx unit
-A market place for upgrade
-A slinger unit
-A scorpion-man, look like in the mvie, "the Return of the Mummy"

I think everyone like the idea of an egyptian faction  :D

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Re: Ancient Egypt Faction
« Reply #17 on: 6 March 2009, 13:32:43 »
lol.
so many ideas! I am fine to do model a market place, but someone else will have to do the models for the units (I'm still a bit of a noob at blender :D)
I thing gameboy is ok doing the mummy, slave and priest units. Anybody else want to help? I will do all xml, buildings, icons... ect
« Last Edit: 6 March 2009, 13:38:07 by assassin »

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Re: Ancient Egypt Faction
« Reply #18 on: 6 March 2009, 13:41:08 »
The guy who made SSTLD is myles. Try to contact him via private message, but as far as I remember he doesn't really like it when others used his stuff.
But I can also make a unit if I find the time :)

Here a warning!:
There are as usual lots of good new faction ideas!
But don't get too complicated! The glest engine and AI was never designed to handle any kind of super tech trees!
And in the end you will end up with another "not finished" glest mod! 

Your techtree looks ok as it is, probably 1 or 2 units more but that should be the maximum.
You will see its a lot of work to finish these things ( Sounds /xml balancing / icons .... )
So keep the things simple like in one of the original factions.
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Re: Ancient Egypt Faction
« Reply #19 on: 6 March 2009, 13:43:19 »
 I am very good for Xml and make icon, so i can help you. The scarab will cant dig in the ground?

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Re: Ancient Egypt Faction
« Reply #20 on: 6 March 2009, 14:18:42 »
Excellent idea for a faction assassin. I like your tech tree alot its simple and i think it will work well with magitech.

My only concern is that your ultimate building is a farm that produces snakes and scarabs. Maybe it could produce different incarnations of gods with animal heads. 

As Titi said try to keep things simple. Making a good faction takes time. Luckily everyone (myself included) seems to be offering to help model for you so things might speed up a little, anyway best of luck with this mod  ;)
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Re: Ancient Egypt Faction
« Reply #21 on: 6 March 2009, 16:16:46 »
My son also looked at your techtree now.
He said ( and I think he is right ) The pharao is missing!
I think the priest should be renamed!
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Re: Ancient Egypt Faction
« Reply #22 on: 6 March 2009, 16:38:51 »
Do you think that the Pharaoh unit should be purchasable or should you just get him once at the start?

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Re: Ancient Egypt Faction
« Reply #23 on: 6 March 2009, 16:44:00 »

Why not you can chose your pharaon and put him look like a hero? (excuse me for my english)

If not, I think you can have your pharaon in start.

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Re: Ancient Egypt Faction
« Reply #24 on: 6 March 2009, 16:48:43 »
I think you will get one Pharaoh at the start, to help build your kingdom.
Um, who wants to model the slave?