Saturday, June 23, 2007

It's a Boy!

Personal Update:
Well we knew before hand, but yes, the newest of the Grody clan is a boy. Mark Edward Grody. 3 weeks earlier, but still 8lbs and 20 inches. Mom and baby are doing great. Will post pictures next week.

Game Update:
Not too much to update on the game. Been heavily working on the Saurian Soldier model and all I can say is it is turning out to be one of my favorites. Cannot wait to complete and get some pics out.

Other than that, I really have been trying to figure out my goals for the game. So far I have been just doing a week to week goal. Trying to crank out a model or two a week. So now I have been thinking of looking at the bigger picture and what I want/need to do. Here is what I have come up with so far.

Contest Start Date: 4/1/2007
Length of contest: 12 months
Contest End Date: Midnight EST on April 31st, 2008.

Milestone 1: Create all playable characters and have atleast three texture outfits each.
July is my Saurian month, and August will be my dragon modeling month. In between modelling I also want to:
#1) Learn how to script new playable races and classes.
#2) Learn to script new critters.
#3) Start modifying the client GUI to look more "Foundations of Hope-ish".

So hopefully at the end of August I will hit Milestone 1.

Milestone 2: Learn and start creating zones and dif formats for Torque and the Torque MMO Kit. The goal will to model enough buildings, furniture, etc... for 10+ zones in 4 months. That should put me around the end ofNovember for Milestone 2. The Torque MMO Kit needs to be updated to support Torque 1.5.2 for new Torque Constructor dif options, so hopefully by then, it will be updated.

Other goals:
#1) Continue to modify the client gui
#2) Start modifying the spell system and special effects.

Milestone 3: Start creating NPCs, quests, items, and learn more of the python scripting which MoM uses for its backend. I am allotting 3 months so that will be the end of February.

Other goals:
#1) Finish any incomplete side goals from previous milestones.

Milestone 4: Only March and April left to finalize everything. Hopefully the Pro version will be out for the Torque MMO kit. I will need to encrypt my models and not yet sure if I will need to C++ source yet or not. The final months will pretty much be to edit/test and finish any loose ends that I might have missed in the previous milestones. I am sure I will be off on dates for my goals so extra time will definitely be needed.

So these are the goals for the MyDream Contest game. The final Foundations of Hope Online game will be much larger. Even with these goals for the contest, the content and amount of player selection will be larger than a considerable amount of games on the market. The contest will only have 3 class selections between human and Saurian, but the final will have 5. But there is still male and female so that is 12 character choices to choose from for the MyDream contest game version. The goal will to make the first contest zones the same as the final game. For the final game, I will just need to create more zones, quests, etc.. in order to have enough content for those fast levellers.

Book Update:
Getting all the editing fixes that were missed in the initial release of Book Two: Into the Darkness finished and getting a new batch of books printed. I only have 14 books left on hand from the first printing. The distributor will also sell out there limited surplus soon as well.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats to you all!

9:03 PM  
Blogger Leathel said...

Thanks Tina. That makes 3 boys. 3 1/2, 2, and 1 day. Plus my 11 year old girl. Life is going to get interesting.

9:35 PM  

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