Tuesday, 24 June 2008

A Night at the Gala (Undercover)

The Masked Ball is...well, not nearly complete (as obvious by the clusters of similar-looking people wearing the same colour, and the single butler wandering around). I'm adding in more movement, more NPCs...some of whom are ambassadors from beloved FR locations.
This section's going to be a bit of fun, really. You're sneaking into the ball under the guise of the Waterdhavian Ambassador- but you can either hurry on and throw away your disguise as quickly as possible, or, if you're feeling cheeky, hang around the ball hob-nobbing with the emissaries, insulting powerful states and baiting Vaxis, the antagonist. Being 'undercover' is also a great way for you to encounter the villain, trade a few (verbal) blows, without it having to end with him/her teleporting away rather than fight.
Also a shot (still messing around with height/distance) of another cutscene from the top of Vaxis' tower. It will be tidier.
Almost forgot...congratulations to the Golden Dragon winners!


Wyrin said...

i'm planning on a masquerade ball too - once i saw the additions in MotB I just had to!

looking really interestign so far!

Lariam said...

I like the idea of getting a chance to trade words with the main villain and "teleport" away. They sometimes get to do that, but not me. :)

mooncalf165 said...

Agreed...I was genuinely quite chuffed to have come up with a way to encounter the bad guy without it ending with "Ha, ha, you fool, I shall now escape, leaving you with my minions who, I'm going to blithely assume, will kill you"!

Or something like that, anyway.

Have you come across any more masks on the vault, Wyrin? I don't know about you but at the moment it does look a bit like all my guests went to the same shop...

Anonymous said...

I just found this blog from another blog! No updates since June?

Is this still in Dev?