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    Thread: Weapon Customization in General Ember Discussion

  1. Joe Solo

    Joe Solo Well-Known Member Ember Dev

    Unreal makes it a lot easier for the possibility of custom gun attachments. In the old FF tools, supporting more polygons/texture space on weapons was a huge issue. It honestly couldn’t really be done. Characters had the same issue.


    With Unreal, we will be building this game from a toolset that already allows for customization, basically out of the box. This is thanks to not only sockets, but how their whole support pipeline for animation/bones/meshes talk to each other is broad to say the least. I don't think a certain level of customization is out of the question. I don’t think taking it at least a couple steps further than FF is out of the question. How deep weapon customization goes is still more than a few conversations away. Pouring out ideas like you guys do though is helpful. :)


    I want to push for customization of both frames/guns personally if I can. Unreal is already set up to do it basically. It's a matter of internal resources, and what the most immediate milestones need to look like.
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2016
  2. Thread: Main Frame in General Ember Discussion

  3. Joe Solo

    Joe Solo Well-Known Member Ember Dev

    I made the Arsenal, so it's still my favorite. lol
     
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  4. Thread: What firefall did right: limited flight in General Ember Discussion

  5. Joe Solo

    Joe Solo Well-Known Member Ember Dev

    Vertical space was hugely important. I agree, with an ability to go vertically, there should be level/world design that supports it.
     
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  6. Thread: CryEngine? Frostbite? in Ember & The Unreal Engine

  7. Joe Solo

    Joe Solo Well-Known Member Ember Dev

    U4 has so much support. It makes life so much easier.
     
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  8. Thread: Unreal vs Unity the staredown! in Ember & The Unreal Engine

  9. Joe Solo

    Joe Solo Well-Known Member Ember Dev

    I did a test making a simple demo in unity, and the exact version in unreal. From scratch(By this I mean, I used out of the box unity. I didn't grab any scripts/mods beforehand.)

    Unreal was superior imo. It was just easier to cruze through. Including importing a custom character basically on the fly. Unity is a great tool, it just has to many steps to do things that are very basic in standalone unreal.
     
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  10. Thread: What does the Ember team look like atm? in General Ember Discussion

  11. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    @Joe Solo, @Tommaso Renieri and I are the only public members. Others have jobs that conflict and are available part-time to help with this or that. We have around 7 part time ex-Red 5'rs standing by to help.
     
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  12. Thread: Some thoughts about crafting/durability/items/lootz in General Ember Discussion

  13. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    Speaking for myself, I rather enjoy deep customization. So the more a games crafting system allows me to build things to my very particular specifications the more I enjoy it. The happier I am. I never found WOW's crafting system up to that task.
    Though I have had a lot of enjoyment out of the weapon buidling in games like loadout and dead space 3. I have also had a lot of enjoyment out of mech games and car games where I was able to tune my machine to my unique specifications.
    That in mind I would personally ask for deep crafting/customization system regardless of how it did or did not tie into the games larger economic model.
     
  14. Thread: Old Firefall players, please respond! in General Ember Discussion

  15. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    Been a firefall member since sept 2010. The dream lives on here.....
     
  16. Thread: Some thoughts about crafting/durability/items/lootz in General Ember Discussion

  17. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    We should all keep in mind that Ember is being built under the "Shooter first" Mantra. The other features will be extremely important but at this time there is no sign that they are ever meant to become a complete play-style in themselves.

    SWG, for example, had some pretty different design goals in mind. We should manage our expectations accordingly.
     
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  18. Thread: Some thoughts about crafting/durability/items/lootz in General Ember Discussion

  19. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    I could debate some of the statements made regarding number 1 but...
    ....since the goal for Ember is to more-or-less cover the general ideas expressed in number 2 I'd like to think you should be rather pleased with the planned economic model as it comes to be.
     
  20. Thread: What does the Ember team look like atm? in General Ember Discussion

  21. Joe Solo

    Joe Solo Well-Known Member Ember Dev

    I am a 3D artist on Ember. I Currently am the only modeler on the team as far as I know.
     
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  22. Thread: Some thoughts about crafting/durability/items/lootz in General Ember Discussion

  23. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    I think this leads to two important questions.
    1: Has a "crafter driven economy" been announced as one of the design goals?
    2: If so, would the continuous crafting of various destroyable call downs and buildings potentially fulfill that need?
     
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  24. Thread: Some thoughts about crafting/durability/items/lootz in General Ember Discussion

  25. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    ;) I was picking up what you were putting down.
     
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  26. Thread: Some thoughts about crafting/durability/items/lootz in General Ember Discussion

  27. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    In addition to the crafting of gear and weaponry that won't break....
    Expect to see the resources used in the creation and replacing of the various call downs and buildings that can and will be destroyed.
     
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  28. Thread: So, what elements do you think will make Ember a spiritual successor of FF? in General Ember Discussion

  29. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    I want an open world, mobility heavy, shooter first game focused of skill based combat and true horizontal customization....and a dynamic mission structure!....with a crafting and resource collection based economic model that is built to encourage those core design goals as opposed to pulling away from them.
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2016
  30. Thread: Moderators Incoming. Congrats in News & Announcements

  31. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    Milk for the Khorne flakes....nice
     
  32. Thread: Moderators Incoming. Congrats in News & Announcements

  33. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

  34. Thread: Moderators Incoming. Congrats in News & Announcements

  35. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    Hello, we've chosen 2 mods from the community. When they accept we'll post it here.

    @Ronyn, congrats and thank you for accepting a moderator role!

    @Nakiato welcome as our 2nd moderator.

    Turns out I have one more coming... I can't count.

    Finally, pls welcome @PlzBanMe as our final moderator of our initial forum team. WELCOME!
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2016
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  36. Thread: Product Landing Page In Progress - www.emberthegame.com in News & Announcements

  37. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    Today I am working on the simple 1 page product landing page for Ember at the currently parked www.emberthegame.com URL.

    Should be up by tonight. It will include the new T.H.M.P.R. orthographics you guys funded!
     
  38. Thread: Laura Post - a perfect Aero styled character in General Ember Discussion

  39. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    Laura is fantastic. She did the voice for the Ember trailer. I would use her again in a heartbeat.