Fortress Forever

Go Back   Fortress Forever > Off Topic > Other Games

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-17-2010, 09:33 PM   #101
Circuitous
Useless
Retired FF Staff
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Class/Position: D Soldier, O Scout
Gametype: AvD
Posts Rated Helpful 9 Times
Send a message via AIM to Circuitous Send a message via MSN to Circuitous Send a message via Yahoo to Circuitous Send a message via Skype™ to Circuitous
Not really. Actually not at all. The tram scenes looked okay (not great, just okay, but it's the tram scene what can you do with stills that would ever be interesting?), the office scene just looked like a messier cs_office with Vortigaunts - but then again, it's a fucking office.

It's fucking screenshots in a magazine, though, I can't expect much out of those. The only genuinely amazing scenes Black Mesa can really hope to deliver on are the genuinely amazing scenes in Half-Life, and even then they can only be captured in motion. Like getting out onto the edge of the Mesa - with lighting effects and a 3D skybox that would be genuinely exciting. Or the first few seconds of Xen. The resonance cascade scene. Etc. Even these would be boring as stills.

The tram and the office, though, are not interesting regardless.
__________________
Look at all those dead links.

Last edited by Circuitous; 01-17-2010 at 09:34 PM.
Circuitous is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 01-20-2010, 10:43 PM   #102
~kev~
pmagnvs
 
~kev~'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: East Texas
Class/Position: Engineer - D
Gametype: Free for all CTF - no stupid clan rules
Posts Rated Helpful 0 Times
Quote:
Originally Posted by BobTheChainsaw View Post
Black Mesa isn't vaporware, for christ's sake.
Same thing was said about duke nukem forever.

Black mesa has been in development for 5 years now.

http://developer.valvesoftware.com/w...a_%28Source%29

Quote:
Subsequently in November 2004, Black Mesa (Source) was founded
The team was put together in November - December 2004, but actual development did not start until around January 2005.

5 years to develop a modification? I'am going to guess black mesa is going to beat the current record set by team fortress 2, which is around 9 years. So we only have about 5 more years to wait.

Last edited by ~kev~; 01-20-2010 at 10:43 PM.
~kev~ is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 01-20-2010, 10:48 PM   #103
BinaryLife
Posts: 1 bajillion
D&A Member
Wiki Team
 
BinaryLife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Gametype: CTF
Posts Rated Helpful 5 Times
Send a message via AIM to BinaryLife
Quote:
Originally Posted by ~kev~ View Post
Same thing was said about duke nukem forever.

Black mesa has been in development for 5 years now.

http://developer.valvesoftware.com/w...a_%28Source%29



The team was put together in November - December 2004, but actual development did not start until around January 2005.

5 years to develop a modification? I'am going to guess black mesa is going to beat the current record set by team fortress 2, which is around 9 years. So we only have about 5 more years to wait.
Big difference is that Duke Nukem is being made by people who are getting paid money to do so. Black Mesa is being made by people who are not. In fact it's being done in their spare time and these people have jobs, family and social lives. You don't spend a dime to play it, so I think that at the least you could give them your patience.

Now, that said, more frequent web page updates would be extraordinarily helpful. Even things as small as "nothing to report, still chugging along."
Other than that I feel that some slack getting cut is in order.
BinaryLife is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 01-21-2010, 08:08 PM   #104
~kev~
pmagnvs
 
~kev~'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: East Texas
Class/Position: Engineer - D
Gametype: Free for all CTF - no stupid clan rules
Posts Rated Helpful 0 Times
Quote:
Originally Posted by BinaryLife View Post
Now, that said, more frequent web page updates would be extraordinarily helpful. Even things as small as "nothing to report, still chugging along."
Other than that I feel that some slack getting cut is in order.
The lack of updates is a major part of the problem.

The black mesa youtube channel has a bunch of "testing" videos on it, but very little actual gameplay.

Its like the whole project has been turned into a tease.

Last edited by ~kev~; 01-21-2010 at 08:09 PM.
~kev~ is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 01-22-2010, 06:08 AM   #105
Focksbot
Ambassador of Everything.
 
Focksbot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts Rated Helpful 0 Times
Send a message via AIM to Focksbot
We should force them to work nonstop, cancel their dates, break up their relationships, force them to eat hamster food and bird feed and crap in litterboxes so they can finish this thing faster.

It's not all that cruel, because they'll get it DONE and then they will be set free. So they will likely spend less time cumulatively by finishing it all in one 'block' than just 'spare timing' it.
Focksbot is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 01-22-2010, 07:10 AM   #106
Circuitous
Useless
Retired FF Staff
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Class/Position: D Soldier, O Scout
Gametype: AvD
Posts Rated Helpful 9 Times
Send a message via AIM to Circuitous Send a message via MSN to Circuitous Send a message via Yahoo to Circuitous Send a message via Skype™ to Circuitous
No, don't make them rush it! It won't be perfect then!
__________________
Look at all those dead links.
Circuitous is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 01-22-2010, 08:26 AM   #107
Dr.Satan
Wiki Team
Fortress Forever Staff
 
Dr.Satan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Greeley, CO
Class/Position: Med / Solly
Gametype: PAYLOAD
Affiliations: DET-
Posts Rated Helpful 19 Times
LMFAO!
__________________
(Released) conc_school | hellion_classic | ksour_PAYLOAD | mulch_faf
(Beta) alchimy_b1
(Lua) base_payload_2015
(Models) props_trainyard
Support FF:
Dr.Satan is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 01-22-2010, 04:32 PM   #108
Innoc
Hitman 2 1 Actual
 
Innoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: "Oscar Mike"
Gametype: FPS or RTS (just say NO to MMO)
Affiliations: Your Mom
Posts Rated Helpful 8 Times
Send a message via ICQ to Innoc Send a message via AIM to Innoc Send a message via MSN to Innoc Send a message via Yahoo to Innoc
Quote:
Originally Posted by Focksbot View Post
We should force them to work nonstop, cancel their dates, break up their relationships, force them to eat hamster food and bird feed and crap in litterboxes
what makes you think they don't already have WoW accounts?
__________________
Mooga on Obama: He can cut taxes. Actually do something useful. Punch Nancy Pelosi in the face. Just to name a few.

You eventually run out of other people's money to spend.
Innoc is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 01-22-2010, 05:25 PM   #109
Etzell
D&A Member
 
Etzell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts Rated Helpful 0 Times
Quote:
Originally Posted by Innoc View Post
what makes you think they don't already have WoW accounts?
The fact that they keep making their deadlines/meeting promis- OH WAIT.
Etzell is offline   Reply With Quote


Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.