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Update please

Postby bear1281 » Nov 22 2009, 15:23

Its been a few mothes since anything has been said about LOTA. Could you please give me an update, I really love the mod. ;|

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Postby Marzhin » Dec 8 2009, 19:11

Hi everyone,

Sorry about the lack of updates. Unfortunately we ran into some technical problems that delayed progress on Book 3.

But I do have an early christmas present for everybody who liked Legends of the Ancients so far and want to know what happens in Book 3.

SO without further ado... Ladies, gentlemen and cranky heroes, I offer you... (drumroll...)

The Art of Legends of the Ancients
(I always wanted to do a book like that :D )

280 pages (!) with all the story... and art... and drawings... and screenshots... and more. B-)

It's available for download here at CH, for roughly 215 mb (it's a big baby !)

I hope you'll enjoy it, and that it will make the wait more bearable until the actual campagn comes out :)

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Postby Marzhin » Dec 16 2009, 8:34

So, did some of you downloaded the art book, and what did you think of it ?

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Postby Corelanis » Dec 16 2009, 13:52

I did ive read through about half its totally awesome thank you Marzhin.
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Postby Corlagon » Dec 16 2009, 14:38

I did. :D Hope I can make it a little more interactive in the early new year...

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Postby XEL II » Dec 18 2009, 13:13

Fantastic job, Marzhin and everyone! :-D

After reading the entire story, I have a question in mind. Is the girl Escaton mentions the Oracle of Dawn.

Oh, and, of course, will there be the story of Book 4?
Make you strong places to dwell and practice the evil of your arts. Build great monuments to stand through the ages and remind your followers of the task with which you have been charged. Use these halls of iniquity to perpetrate your schemes against the infestation that has taken the fields and lakes of this land from you, their rightful masters. Never forget the hatred that must finally overcome and consume mankind. Dwell in your dungeons and brood. - Sheltem the Dark

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Postby Corlagon » Dec 18 2009, 13:41

All I'll say is it will be revealed who the other "hybrid" was... eventually :D

For my part, I've had some worthwhile practice with the editor, so I hope the final maps can be finished with in a more timely fashion. And whatever my flawed, delayed skill makes of Book IV's gameplay, I'll at least vouch that Marzhin's story is damn good!

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Postby XEL II » Dec 18 2009, 16:45

Corlagon wrote:All I'll say is it will be revealed who the other "hybrid" was... eventually :D

And who's the first one? Could it be Verhoffin or Mysterio the Magnificent?
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Postby shahar2604 » Feb 24 2010, 16:21

news please.......

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Postby arturchix » Feb 24 2010, 16:57

There are big news but now it's not the time for it. ;)

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Postby Corlagon » Feb 24 2010, 17:24

Well, progress continues as per my usual standard (i.e. mind-bogglingly slowly)... :P

Thanks to a friend of mine, we are almost certainly going to have colourised portraits in the final books and perhaps in a rerelease of Book 2. It's also looking possible that Books 3 and 4 will be released simultaneously.

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Postby Marzhin » Feb 24 2010, 17:27

Corlagon wrote:It's also looking possible that Books 3 and 4 will be released simultaneously.


If I find some time to actually finish writing Book 4, that is ^^
For the moment, I only wrote the first map... But hey, that's a start :p

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Postby Marzhin » Mar 21 2010, 13:51

Four maps written out of five ! It's been a productive week-end :D

The story is almost completed. Boy, it seems I started working on it an eternity ago. But I am almost there. Soon™ you'll know the end of the Legends of the Ancients :)

By the way, I saw what Corlagon is cooking for the actual maps of Book 3, and that's brilliant stuff :)

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Postby v1adimir » Mar 26 2010, 5:35

So, what is an approximate release date of Books 3 & 4?

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Postby Corlagon » Mar 26 2010, 9:36

I don't have one yet since I just started working on Book 4. It should be before the next game arrives. :P

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Postby v1adimir » Mar 31 2010, 3:17

Corlagon wrote:I don't have one yet since I just started working on Book 4. It should be before the next game arrives. :P


Waiting for it with great anticipation!

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Postby Corlagon » May 9 2010, 23:24

Okay, after such tremendous delays and more than a couple messages requesting info I guess it's way past time I offer you guys a preview of the final books ;)

Book 3 is primarily Haven VS Inferno, but with several twists. I hope the fourth and fifth maps will be satisfactorily "epic" in their tone - and there'll be a bonus waiting for you in map 4 :D

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Trust me when I say Heirs of the Dead will have one hell of a climax. :) The good news is that progress on Book 4 is moving quite a bit faster than the tricky previous chapter, though I still wish to release both books together (as a final package - the Ultimate Old Universe Experience, if you will :P).

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Postby Marzhin » May 10 2010, 9:29

Amazing work, bravo :applause:

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Postby v1adimir » May 23 2010, 4:32

Great news! Thank you!!!

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Postby Lepastur » May 28 2010, 0:18

Yep. great news indeed! :devil:
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