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#1

McDoomington
  • Location: Australia
  • Minecraft: McDoomington

Posted 08 December 2011 - 02:00 PM

I have made a thread on this, but I forgot you can't access topic you've started from your profile anymore and can't find it. Anyway, I've bookmarked this thread so it doesn't happen again.

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Required mods:
Fly mod, Too many items (or single player commands) and of course, Mine Little Pony.

NOTE: This is just if you want to do the challenges, other wise, none are needed.

Features: Cutscenes (vids included in the folder, or on my youtube channel), actual characters that don't just interact via signs (the reason for cutscenes), character skins (I'll make them downloadable), ability to dig and build (though more limited).

Rules/guidelines/challenges for the map:
General:

The rules are made with multiplayer (specifically groups of three to four players) in mind.

1. You cannot have stacks of blocks in your inventory, unless you , unless you're building something big, if you are playing as an earth pony, you can have stacks of 3 blocks. This is to prevent digging too and building much instead of just occasionally knocking down a wall and making use of old ruins, or rather, feel free to ignore this when you feel it's appropriate.

2. No swimming up waterfalls.

3. Every seven enemies you kill with a gold sword (four with other gold tools), you get a gold bar.

4. You may only have one stack of arrows in your inventory at a time (unless transporting it to a new location without intending to use it).

5. You can not break iron doors to bedrock vaults (rooms made of bedrock), you must make a lever to open them.

6. You may not build obsidian portals.

Pegasus players: You may use fly mod, if you're not using it, don't worry, these rules don't apply to you: you may not use diamond armour and tools, only half your inventory space may be used for blocks for obvious reasons.

Unicorn players: You may "summon" (via Too many items or Single player commands) certain items for certain amounts of gold (just chuck the "spent" gold), you can't use diamond armour or tools, additionally, you get two free health potions every day (in-game time), but cannot have more than two given this way at any time, if you still have two "daily" health potions from, you cannot have more until you use those ones, you can have as many health potions obtained by any other method as you want though.

Story:
One day in Equestria, the company "Kraven Krastos archeology" is hired when some Equestrian explorers find what they believe to be the lost city of "Aliquam lacus" in Fatum jungle.


They set up their base of operations in near the jungle, however, three ponies ended up getting separate from the main group, after a week of travel trying to their way back, they wake up and find themselves within the city, these ponies are...

Black Belt: Idealistic, enthusiastic, but somewhat egotistical and reckless pegasus, also, he has mad scientist tendencies (he likes to build stuff, but all his inventions explode, even if it's just a bunch of plastic bags full of ice to cool himself in the summer). I had some influence from Firewall from the fanfic "Through the eyes of another pony" when coming up with the character, he also fits into the romance genre hero archetype of the swashbuckler (physically-oriented action hero, who may not let common sense get in the way of a good adventure, though in this case it's more because of arrogance then fun. Yeah, I based most of the characters on romance genre heroes, I didn't expect it turn out like that but I'm running with it).

Kraven: A clever, but also cowardly and greedy unicorn from Stalliongrad (which is more like the Russian Empire than communist Russia, because I like to mess with peoples expectations based on the source material's many horse puns). Conveniently matches the romance genre hero archetype of the charmer (irresistible rogue who teaches you the meaning of fun but doesn't hang around for the aftermath).

Scorch: An earth pony miner whose special talent is explosives (he's also worked as a pyrotechnics expert in some movies). Archetype wise he's a best friend (a dependable ally and a peacemaker who hates confrontation). He's also a father.

Setting:
The setting is a basically a cross between MLP and Minecraft, so humans are part of the setting, this is to explain the human zombies. More on this later...

Map design
This is for people who want to help me make the map.

Hideout:
You start in this area, there are some beds, food and a couple of health potions in the chest.

River (or the the ocean depending on where the spawn point is):
Nearby river that goes out into the ocean (or the just the ocean itself depending on where the spawn point is).

Places of interest: a large ship with one or more mob spawners.

City outskirts:
The area surrounding the city, there is little here but the remains of some farms and houses.

Places of interest: There is a mill, a lumber camp, mining camp, a small dock and a few military outposts.

Outer market district:
The first area you gain access to, the "outer market" district is at the city entrance, is this area is filled with shops with some having strangely still-fresh food.

Places of interest: not much really, this is where the farmers came to sell their goods. as it was here they would most likely be able to sell goods to tourists, so you'll probably find lots of food at the shops. There is an archery range however for amature hunters.

Residential district:
Where most of the middle class citizens lived, there aren't many shops, but there loads of houses.

Places of interest: Blacksmith, church, school.

Military district:
Where most of the military was trained. You'll find more weapons here.

Places of interest: Barracks, Dux Mortium's (a famous general known only by his nickname in the story) castle.

Inner market:
A rather small district with potions, and good armour/weapons to be found.

Inner district:
Where the high class lived, and where you can find the most valuables. This area is surrounded by a magical wall (of bedrock) (which also covers the top), it must be opened with diamond blocks (found in the other areas or made from diamonds).

Places of interest: Magic academy.


The team so far

Me: Writing and some building.

TheMagaspike: Redstone creations and building.

Armarillos: Redstone creations and building.

Ed_stickywicket: Redstone creations, building and editor (in writing terms).

aarieno432: Co-writer and server host.

tribaldragon73: Builder and punmaker.

mirrorwolf9: Builder.

A separate thread will be created regarding the cutscenes, I will not be making those until the actual map is done

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xiro46
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Posted 10 December 2011 - 02:45 AM

I am sorry i can't help, but i think you should go for it.
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Posted 10 December 2011 - 03:03 AM

MLP FTW
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#4

TheMagaspike
  • Location: Canada
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Posted 23 December 2011 - 07:26 PM

I would be delighted to help  Oh btw lets not use  :tnt:  xD :D

Whats the ip? are we just building and surviving or just building?
plz reply
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McDoomington
  • Location: Australia
  • Minecraft: McDoomington

Posted 24 December 2011 - 01:41 PM

View PostTheMagaspike, on 23 December 2011 - 07:26 PM, said:

I would be delighted to help  Oh btw lets not use  :tnt:  xD :D

Whats the ip? are we just building and surviving or just building?
plz reply
Right now there isn't an ip, I need to either buy a server or ask permission to work on someone else's.

We would just be building the map, if I get my own server we could use single player commands to change from creative to survival (for testing) and from survival to creative (for building). Or at least I think we could, not sure if the server admin (which would be me) could change the game modes like that.

Right now I'm recruiting some builders and map designers, and maybe a co-writer.

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#6

MrDenimLP

Posted 26 December 2011 - 01:57 AM

View Postxiro46, on 10 December 2011 - 02:45 AM, said:

I am sorry i can't help, but i think you should go for it.
I just wanted to say... your picture scares the buck out of me. :blink:
This has been Mr. Denim
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StoneIronPIG!
  • Location: Somewhere I do not want to be.
  • Minecraft: P0rtal

Posted 30 December 2011 - 03:17 PM

View PostMcDoomington, on 24 December 2011 - 01:41 PM, said:

Right now there isn't an ip, I need to either buy a server or ask permission to work on someone else's.

We would just be building the map, if I get my own server we could use single player commands to change from creative to survival (for testing) and from survival to creative (for building). Or at least I think we could, not sure if the server admin (which would be me) could change the game modes like that.

Right now I'm recruiting some builders and map designers, and maybe a co-writer.
I could host you guys a server...But its hamachi! :/
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McDoomington
  • Location: Australia
  • Minecraft: McDoomington

Posted 31 December 2011 - 11:25 AM

View PostStoneIronPIG!, on 30 December 2011 - 03:17 PM, said:

I could host you guys a server...But its hamachi! :/
Hmmm, not sure if I want.

I guess I'll write you down as potential server host for now and wait for other offers, I also need more construction crew (and a co-writer).

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#9

Armarillos
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Posted 21 January 2012 - 03:30 PM

I can do some building and am okay at redstone stuff  :VV:
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Ed_Stickywicket
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Posted 21 January 2012 - 03:59 PM

I would be glad to offer my construction and some redstone expertise... Though i would NOT recommend going hamachi. Try to look around for another person, brony or not, to host a legit server.

And if you can buy a server, id go for it... you could use it for more than just Minecraft to :P

View PostMcDoomington, on 24 December 2011 - 01:41 PM, said:

Right now there isn't an ip, I need to either buy a server or ask permission to work on someone else's.

We would just be building the map, if I get my own server we could use single player commands to change from creative to survival (for testing) and from survival to creative (for building). Or at least I think we could, not sure if the server admin (which would be me) could change the game modes like that.

Right now I'm recruiting some builders and map designers, and maybe a co-writer.

Also, Yes... anyone with Op privileges can change their own as well as others game modes in game. You can choose who has Op rights as well.
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McDoomington
  • Location: Australia
  • Minecraft: McDoomington

Posted 22 January 2012 - 10:55 AM

View PostEd_Stickywicket, on 21 January 2012 - 03:59 PM, said:

I would be glad to offer my construction and some redstone expertise... Though i would NOT recommend going hamachi. Try to look around for another person, brony or not, to host a legit server.

And if you can buy a server, id go for it... you could use it for more than just Minecraft to :P



Also, Yes... anyone with Op privileges can change their own as well as others game modes in game. You can choose who has Op rights as well.

View PostArmarillos, on 21 January 2012 - 03:30 PM, said:

I can do some building and am okay at redstone stuff  :VV:
Added you guys to the list.

And yeah, I'm considering just buying a server, although I'm worried that it be a waste of money if I don't use it again. Come to think of it, what do you think would be a good price Ed?

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Ed_Stickywicket
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 08:20 PM

View PostMcDoomington, on 22 January 2012 - 10:55 AM, said:

Added you guys to the list.

And yeah, I'm considering just buying a server, although I'm worried that it be a waste of money if I don't use it again. Come to think of it, what do you think would be a good price Ed?

Technically, your computer that you are using to play can also be used to host and run the Minecraft server client, but it is NOT recommended to do so. You should look around for some cost effective solutions. Try Newegg or some other computer site that has what you need. And I'd say for our purposes that maximum cost shouldn't exceed $300.

If you want it easy... If you have another/spare computer (desktop or laptop) lying around and you can have it on a wired connection, you can have that computer host the server. You can test how well it will do by going here.

Hope that helps!

P.S.- If you need one, I can also help "proofread" your writing.
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#13

Armarillos
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 09:37 PM

If you buy a server and we get this stuff rolling, how will we comunicate? Skype? The chat box?  :huh:    :VV:
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Ed_Stickywicket
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 01:31 AM

I'd definitely say Skype on that one lol. The chatbox would be very annoying when you could just say what you wanted.

And I'd imagine a voice chat would be a bit more fun/social.
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McDoomington
  • Location: Australia
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 03:05 AM

Probably Skype, I think I might rent a server.

Honestly, if I end up buying one I'll probably use it again. But once we get started on this map I don't think it'll be to long before we're done. Most of the work will probably go into those cutscenes.

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Ed_Stickywicket
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 04:24 AM

Well if we are building a quality map, it will take a while. I think we should build the map as best we can so it may stand out in the forums/community.

How are the cutscenes going to work? whats your plan for those?
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#17

Armarillos
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 05:25 PM

For the cutscenes, we could use a mod like the one they did in Deep Space Turtle Chase.
Or we could make videos and post them on the forums, like with notes. :VV:
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aaroniero432
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 06:37 PM

I can help with the Co writing and some building, as well as videos, you know, just in case. As well as I can do some art for it. I would also recommend skype, as it is easier to use, and until our find someone to host a real server, get the hamachi one

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McDoomington
  • Location: Australia
  • Minecraft: McDoomington

Posted 26 January 2012 - 09:56 AM

Armarillos/Ed: Cutscenes will be in machinima. My plan was always to make videos and put them in a folder with the map, like with notes.

aaroniero: Added you to the team, thanks for joining. Here's the first draft for the intro (warning, wall of text)...


Well, here's the first draft for the intro.

The intro starts with a parody of the first MLP: FiM episode, where Black Belt tells of version of the "Mare in the moon" story that is blatantly wrong (complete with the same art style as the story), resembling Half-Life: Full Life Consequences, most of the differences are in the background gags.

Also, Princess Celestia is Black Belt's bizarre idea of Princess Celestia, while actual, closer to canon Princess Celestia is just referred to as "Celestia".


Narrator: One day, Princess Celestia who is Princess Luna's sister was a castle, writing a royal letter, when suddenly she got a letter from her sister saying manticores and hydras are attacking her place.

*fast forwards*

Narrator: Princess Celestia saw a sign that said "Evertree City" with someons writing saying "you shuldn't come here".

(Applejack can be seen in the background saying (indicated by subtitles to make it more like a joke by someone making a machinima) "darn, welp, looks like we'll just have to do it at Fluttershy's" to Rainbow Dash).

*fast forwards again*

Narrator: Princess Luna yelled "Princess Celestia run out of here" and Princess Celestia walked real fast out-

(Princess Celestia is walking away from Luna, Tank the tortoise is impatiently waiting for Princess Celestia, indicating that she is in fact, moving slower than a tortoise)

*fast forwards again*

Narrator: The future was dark and scarry, Nightmare Moons came and noone new why, Nightmare Moons were dark magic things that weren't dark magic.

*fast forwards again*

Pipsqueak's dad: Nightmare Moons are from dark magic and the moon.

*fast forwards again*

Nightmare Moon: ha ha, stupid pone colt with no head.

Narrator: The Nightmare Moons said with smiles.

Pipsqueak's dad: Pipsqueak no get out of here fast as you can...

Narrator: Pipsqueak's dad said and died.

*fast forwards again*

Pipsqueak: But pones have to fight for freedome-

Celestia (off-screen): Sorry but we're going to have to end this...

(The story is ended suddenly, revealing that Black Belt, Celestia, Luna, Twilight Sparkle and Rainbow Dash are in the same room, implied to be in Celestia's castle)

Celestia: Okay, I'm pretty sure that if you had studied Equestrian history, you would know I didn't die. It was very amusing though.

Luna: DID THOU HAVE TO END THE TALE? WE WERE QUITE AMUSED DESPITE THE INACCURACIES. ESPECIALLY AT THE PARTS WHERE VERY DARK BLUE BELT PRESSED A BUTTON BY SMASHING HIS FACE INTO IT AND THREW A FREIGHT TRAIN.

Celestia: Unfortunately, yes. We have received letters from the Kraven Krastos Archeology Company they have found information on the lost city of "Aliquam lacus".

Black Belt: So why am I here?

Celestia: To pay off your debts for flooding a street.

Luna: Why did you do it, what motivated you to blow up your own basement?

Black Belt: I was just trying to fill some plastic bags with ice to cool the basement down, it's really hot this summer.

Celestia and Luna: ...What?

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Scorch: He was having a bad day, he kept slipping on ice when trying to get it into the bags, he was hot, he was tired... So he took revenge on the ice.

Black Belt: How do you know?!

Scorch: You stole my dynamite, and I saw the whole thing trying to stop you possibly blowing up Canterlot.

Celestia: Look, long story short, you're going to work off the money needed to repair damage with Kraven. Besides, it's spring where you're going, and you'll be given a lot more time to relax.

Black Belt: Uh...

Twilight: Nervous?

Black Belt: Heh...

Twilight: Look, you're new to this job, and and you're clearly nervous, but it's okay, it's only going to be for a few weeks. Don't worry, you'll be fine, you're friend Monochrome Dash is going so you won't be bored.

Black Belt: Will there be dragons?

Twilight: Probably not, as far as I can tell, they don't inhabit the region you're going to.

Kraven: Ladies.

(dramatic music)

Black Belt: You!

Rainbow Dash: He's just jealous, and melodramatic. Monochrome told me.

Black Belt: Soon, we will see who really gets all the mares!

Rainbow Dash: He's jealous of the accent.

Kraven: So you want to get rich finding diamonds, gold and artifacts of historical significance or not?

Black Belt: Bet I find more than you.


Honestly, I just think I could have written this entire scene better, maybe have a few better jokes then the background gags in Black Belt's version of the "mare in the moon" story, what it does do is establish that Black Belt is a bit melodramatic, and that he's known Kraven beforehand.

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Ed_Stickywicket
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:13 AM

Can I offer some criticism? I know im not put in on the "writing" section, but...

Some of the script could be touched up grammatically as well as a little change in story here and there (my opinion). What you have so far sounds like a pretty solid background story though :P Can't wait to get this started!
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