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Pseudolonewolf
3 years ago

MARDEK Writing Update!

◊ Posted by A β Pseudolonewolf
Categories: MARDEK
I wrote a post on Alora Fane about this: ∞ LINK ∞

I also showed some concept art there but didn't link to it here, so I may as well do that now: ∞ LINK ∞

I don't know how many people look at this place but not that place, but I suppose I'll continue posting these here anyway just to show that I've not completely abandoned Fig Hunter.
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ermowalker
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I want discuss some ideas about NPCs litle deeper...(Indeed pseudolonely posts about his in Alora site but I need a invitation to take part... how I can be invited? lol) I am thinking about a intelligent dialogues for NPCs but i don't it could be contribute for Mardek 4....
Munelo
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Munelo 21 Switzerland MelancholicSanguine INFJ 541 44C
It doesn't look like there will be any Mardek 4 in the near future or at all, at least until he is done with the reboot. If you want to help on the reboot then your best bet would probably be to speak with a mod about it since A β Pseudolonewolf doesn't really like to be "criticised".
Mind Flux
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You might want to add some of episode 2 to episode 1 so it doesn't seem lackluster. The first part of an episodic game is usually the most crucial part, the part that people will judge the rest of it on and the part that will determine how much they donate through Patreon. I don't know if you're reading this though; I doubt it. I bet I could say anything and you wouldn't know, like Christianity is the one and only truth our universe. Anyway, it sounds interesting and I'm glad Zach is making an appearance, however different he may be.
thecatteam
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thecatteam 23 United States MelancholicSanguine ISTJ 592 12C
I love that you sound so excited about it! Maybe someday there will be a whole host of games within the Alora Fane world!
Celso
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Celso 26 Brazil MelancholicPhlegmatic INTJ 10C
Hey Pseudo, it's been a long time since I don't comment here...
I would like to say that I am Super Duper Excited with the return of MARDEK, and also like most changes that you're doing, like trying to give more verosimilitude and importance to the characters, how you are rethinking the history, also I think we can adapt to a series of smaller games. Although we're gonna miss the big, non-linear history of MARDEK 3, please make some game in this model way there in the future.
However, and this comes from a player who has always cheered for you and your games, never wrote any hate comment, always tried to speak when it was my place (sorry, don't know if the sintax is correct), since I see that you're still sort of in the planning stage, I would like to make a plead: Please, Don't Scrap The Elements System! I believe it is a beautiful system for battle, magic, creation, philosophy... and I'm sure many players agree with me, there is a reason why it's been around for so long in RPG worlds, and also for you to have worked with it for so long. Don't get me wrong, I'm really interested in the Sentiments System, I think it's innovative, interesting, makes sense, I look forward to see it in your games; but I get the feeling that you intend to abandon completely the Elements System, so, please don't do this, specially on MARDEK series! MARDEK is too much of a winning team to be the one that inaugurates the Sentiments. I did feel interested with the idea of having each element influencing a certain sentiment, though, seems like a nice way to conciliate both principles o_O...
Please consider this.
Kind regards,
Celso
emilywe1
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The post on everything you've got planned sounds so exciting! I can't wait for all the games to be available!

Mardek sounds so interesting as well. I'm glad you're changing to a fixed 4 character party because I always found it hard to level up some of my characters compared to others.

Keep it up! Whever you're ready, I'll be waiting for a game.
Ribbit
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I wasn't all that sure at first, but now I'm somehow superexcited. It still will not be the same, but I get the feeling it will come close enough to have the possibility to please my nostalgia nerves, while having all the improvements that will come through your new skills.

Also: While most people won't like Donovan and Sharla better than their favorite character, I am sure they are still liked. I know I like them quite a lot, and Sharla really is useful in a lot of situations. Donovan simply was unlucky with the dungeons. I still like him, for his reasonableness, he seemed always like the only one who had a fairly good understanding of everything that happened and what's going on, even without any information about it.

I like to make fun about him, but that just shows how much I like him really.
ermowalker
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Interesting. So you like them because the dialogs and don't dislike just for combats' skill? Fair enough! But I couldn't know how Sharla is useful because I play hours with Sharla and she didn't developed new skills... Maybe a character not good in combats could be good in social skills: convince NPCs, buy armors, shilds or swords cheaper... Indeed MBTI system is good to create character's personalities/ identities... But use in combat systems? hmmmm I don't know. It could be good but with a plot significance... But is already exist!!!! In Alora Fane there is emotional combat system and in Astrostles galaxy there is elements' combat system... (Sorry for grammar and spelling errors)
Ribbit
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Ribbit 26 Germany MelancholicCholeric ISTJ 1127C
Well ... no matter how long you play with Sharla, this will indeed not give her new skills. Just as with anybody.

It took a while until there was the possibility for her to learn new ones, as opposed to most other characters, that is true. Most of her skills she can learn while still at the sun temple and then it takes a while for new ones (if I remember correctly). But the skills she has are pretty usefull.

The Null Air can be very important in some fights, the Healing Wind is naturally very usefull and her magical attacks are strong and there are more monsters with an air weakness than for instance a fire weakness.

Some interesting ideas you offer, anyway.
ColorsOfTheHeart
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I take back everything I said about the MARDEK, Alora Fane crossover sounding like a bad fanfiction. This sounds absolutely fantastic. With all the time, work, and lore you've put into the Alora Fane world, why not use it?

I'm excited now to see the character changes and what you've done with the story and the settings. It sounds like this change was just what you needed to get your motivation back. Hopefully it stays for a while.
Thewooter
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Thewooter 26 United Kingdom CholericMelancholic INTJ 5w6 123C
Well that's a surprise.... i guess the two male characters that are playable that were not mentioned were vhren, Skenslak and Meraeador... that really surprised me! I guess its Vhern of senshlek getting the chop then...

(ill edit this once i get to the end of the post.... @_@ its rather long)