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michael_collins
02-26-2003, 07:26 PM
Stormhammer (who is this guy hes inspired me twice in one night) has in one of his posts put forward a conversation between two stormies (superb dialogue to boot)

Will this be included???? cos it gave JO a human factor, like the two arguing about the cap ships they were on in one of the later levels in JO?

If so, I have an idea for a competition....perhaps the best dialogue sent in will get used in the game?? and you can add the authors name in the credits? text file would be ideal but i doubt anyone is stopping the fans from sending .Wav or .mp3 files.

Any team person types listenin?

Katarn07
02-26-2003, 07:48 PM
JK had diologue when stormies were first introduced in level 6, and boy, was it great. It was about drills. I think Talay could use some, about stormies hitting up their CO officers for some juicy details as to what had happened there. And a cool way to get my name in the credits. :D

---

Stormie 1: You're late. The captain will have your head if he finds out.

Stormie 2: Can you blame me? I had difficulty finding my way here with this hell.

Stormie 1: I did to. Things are looking bad for those Rebels, huh?

Stormie 2: Yes, sir. Do you know what happened?

Stormie 1: A new weapon the Empire has just developed called Project Darktrooper.

Stormie 2: Darktrooper? What is that, some sorta Stormtrooper division?

Stormie 1: No. Let's just put it this way, if they make more of these things soon, we'll be commanding them in an admiral's uniform. Come on inside the bar; I can tell you more over a Corellian Ale.

---

Dialogue in this level is key, hinting left and right to the DT. This may be better for a in-level cutscene, because the player may just wanna go in, E-11 blazing...

Some references to Kyle's powers might not be to bad, like the One's suggestion.

ewok mercenary
02-27-2003, 12:28 PM
I agree, a dialogue competition would be a great idea. If they do end up doing that then they'll probably recieve a couple o' thousand conversations from me.

Perfect Chaos
02-27-2003, 04:41 PM
Dialogues are fun things... but I'm not sure if it can/will be done or not. I for one wouldn't mind seeing it, and I think there could easily have been more than there was already in JO SP...

The Count
02-27-2003, 05:16 PM
I think whats happening here is that more and more is being asked of the team, how do you expect them to complete their work when you keep adding and adding and adding goals for them to acomplish?

Katarn07
02-27-2003, 05:27 PM
Originally posted by Count_D00ku
I think whats happening here is that more and more is being asked of the team, how do you expect them to complete their work when you keep adding and adding and adding goals for them to acomplish?

This should be stuck. This forum was made for suggestions, and alot are very good and the devs said they will do their best to incorprate the ones they like, maybe they'll like this...

The_One
02-27-2003, 05:35 PM
We can't stick every suggestion that appears.

One day, once we have actually got the architecture of the game in place, we will probably read through every suggestion thread on the board to get more ideas.

So don't worry about putting things at the top, even if they get buried we'll get to them :)

Katarn07
02-27-2003, 05:43 PM
Originally posted by The_One
We can't stick every suggestion that appears.

I meant the fact that this forum does not impede your progress, not this particular thread.

michael_collins
02-28-2003, 12:20 PM
and it WAS just a suggestion, if nothing else it would have been entertaining to hear stormies talk about gambling losses at cantinas and the girls the picked up at bars or stuff like that or to hear them talk gossip like who their CO is sleeping with or what the empire is up to etc etc

The_One
02-28-2003, 01:40 PM
I never said we wouldn't include it. Infact, it's almost a certainty that we will.

All I stated was that we cannot implement all of these suggestions yet, at least not until we have the essentials in place.

And I'm sure a competition would be the best way to go about it, but not at this time.

Geoffrey S
03-01-2003, 08:46 AM
It really helped NOLF, and with the added backstory of Star Wars there are loads of little jokes/referrences that can be stuck in.

Darth_Linux
03-02-2003, 12:22 PM
Okay, we'll officially have a Stormtrooper Dialog Contest.

Talay would be a good level to overhear some conversations. The outside areas of Gromas Mines and Robotics Facility might be good too.

Tom Resnick has done voice over work before and offered to do a bunch of these so send your conversation ideas in email format to me - darth_linux@planetblood.com - and I'll review them. If I like your idea, I'll send you an email saying so, your script will be voiced and credit given to you in the games ending credits.

thanks!!

Katarn07
03-02-2003, 10:15 PM
When is the end of this contest? Will the winners gett heir names in the credits? I'd love for my name to be mentioned in the recreation of my favorite game.

All I need to know is how many different ones can we send and when this contest ends...

ImmolatedYoda
03-02-2003, 10:22 PM
Originally posted by Darth_Linux
Okay, we'll officially have a Stormtrooper Dialog Contest.

Talay would be a good level to overhear some conversations. The outside areas of Gromas Mines and Robotics Facility might be good too.

Tom Resnick has done voice over work before and offered to do a bunch of these so send your conversation ideas in email format to me - darth_linux@planetblood.com - and I'll review them. If I like your idea, I'll send you an email saying so, your script will be voiced and credit given to you in the games ending credits.

thanks!!

that should answer one of your questions Katarn.

michael_collins
03-03-2003, 07:09 PM
Wow, I go off for a week cos my Pc is down and i get back and i find out that one of my ideas has come to fruition :D

thats cool, do i get kudos for it ;)?

Katarn07
03-04-2003, 05:04 PM
Originally posted by ImmolatedYoda
that should answer one of your questions Katarn.

I see. I missed that part, but a deadline might help for those who don't check back here daily. I'll write a few and email you my best then.

*** I did one for Anteevy. Sent it to you.

Darth_Linux
03-08-2003, 01:45 PM
when we actually are near completion of which ever maps we opt to put some conversations in I'll announce a deadline. Until then, keep sending them in, as many as you want.

I'd like to offer some suggestions though as far as content goes, since most of what I've received so far doesn't really tie too well in with the greater Star Wars universe.

Conversations might include such things as:

talking about what happened in previous missions of the game

"did you hear about what happened on Danuta? whole place got sacked and a top secret plan file was stolen. 3 admirals got the axe that day"

or

"hey did you hear we are close to recovering those stolen plans? Lord Vader intercepted a rebel cruiser near Tatooine"

or

"so what was your last detachment? I got sent out to tattoine to look for some droids. We had to blast a bunch of jawas and meddling locals who were asking too many questions. It was ugly, but it had to be done."

or

"so what is it they are doing on Gromas exactly? I heard it was some kind of drilling operation, but for what?"

talk about previous missions, or what happens early on in the story of A New Hope, or give hints about what happens later in the game without giving it away.

Feel free to flesh out these ideas I suggested above, I don't care about credit for it or anything.

Also, KUDOs to Michael Collins for the contest idea!

Katarn07
03-08-2003, 05:51 PM
Mine referred to Ramsees Hed and hinted about the ending to Robotics Factory. Mine also would involve Snowtroopers, so that alone would be neat. I will offer more ideas...

jokemaster
03-08-2003, 11:20 PM
What i'd like is NOLF type conversations, or refrences to other levels.
example:
Stormie 1: so I hear you got transferred from that facility they stole the plans from.
Stormie 2: yeah, got hit right after i finished my shift
Stromie 1: well, that won't be happening here, if he comes here we'll get him

or:

Stormie 1: can you belive if someone made a holo game out of that incident in Ramsees?
Stormie 2: yeah, they'd probably cast us as easy to kill enemies.
Stormie 1: or as the guys you can go into the room at mid-conversation take out a guy and the other would spend 2 minutes figuring out what happened

Katarn07
03-09-2003, 12:08 AM
Originally posted by jokemaster
What i'd like is NOLF type conversations, or refrences to other levels.
example:
Stormie 1: so I hear you got transferred from that facility they stole the plans from.
Stormie 2: yeah, got hit right after i finished my shift
Stromie 1: well, that won't be happening here, if he comes here we'll get him

or:

Stormie 1: can you belive if someone made a holo game out of that incident in Ramsees?
Stormie 2: yeah, they'd probably cast us as easy to kill enemies.
Stormie 1: or as the guys you can go into the room at mid-conversation take out a guy and the other would spend 2 minutes figuring out what happened

I just got the NOLF demo, but was denied any good conversation. There are hardly any HARM guys!!!

Well, your first suggestion is what I had in mind. I included that.

The second suggestion is just hilarious. That's be a nice thing to add to.... Hmmm, Ergo? If there are stormies in the bar, that is...

Katarn07
03-22-2003, 08:19 PM
Originally posted by Katarn07
I just got the NOLF demo, but was denied any good conversation. There are hardly any HARM guys!!!

Hate to double post, but got to kick this up.

I got NoLF off eBay a week or so ago. I am on mission 10, and have heard plenty of nice conversations. I am 85% sure I'll get my name credited in the mod's credits! :D

Well, maybe not... There are 14 levels and how many people relly visit the site and forums? Those really looking foward to it, like those who joined LF for this mod (me) and those who have yet to leave this place and explore the Swamp and the like...

Soryy for my rambling... :o

I'll come up with some new conversations now.

*** If one of mine do appear in the game, will you guys contact me for my name or should I have sent it with the conversations? Was I supposed to attach it, or just type in the email message? I did the latter for all of the ones I sent to Darth. I am really looking foward to more on this contest, but understand you won't do it until later.

michael_collins
03-24-2003, 02:53 PM
Where will the names go in the credits?

I mean, will they put it under

"NPC conversation contest winners"
Katarn07 (just an example here, im sure its wishful thinking on ur part) and then the level(s) that his were used in

or will they go under some other heading?

xcountryman03
03-24-2003, 03:37 PM
you know what would be cool. somewhere in the convos, include the team's names. kinda another easter egg

The_One
03-24-2003, 03:52 PM
Originally posted by michael_collins
Where will the names go in the credits?

I mean, will they put it under

"NPC conversation contest winners"
Katarn07 (just an example here, im sure its wishful thinking on ur part) and then the level(s) that his were used in

or will they go under some other heading?

Did you really think we'd thought about that yet? ;) We do have slightly more important things to worry about.

Anyway, I imagine we will just have a list of the names under "NPC Conversations".

Katarn07
03-24-2003, 04:52 PM
Originally posted by xcountryman03
you know what would be cool. somewhere in the convos, include the team's names. kinda another easter egg

That would be funny. Two stormies named Rob and Dave discuss their plans about a holo game they are creating about life as a stormie... :D :p :D

And a suggestion for the credits:

NPC Conversations Contest Winners

First Name 'LF Name' Last Name

Back on topic of my conversations, if there are civies in the game, can we have a conversation for them too?

The_One
03-24-2003, 05:34 PM
Originally posted by Katarn07
That would be funny. Two stormies named Rob and Dave discuss their plans about a holo game they are creating about life as a stormie... :D :p :D

And a suggestion for the credits:

NPC Conversations Contest Winners

First Name 'LF Name' Last Name

Back on topic of my conversations, if there are civies in the game, can we have a conversation for them too?

Who's Rob? :confused:

Katarn07
03-24-2003, 05:42 PM
Originally posted by The_One
Who's Rob? :confused:

lol, can't believe I wrote that and didn't catch it.

I had Rich... then deleted it. Then Rob (Stormhammer's) name popped into my head cause I was reading his fanfic again. Sorry for forgetting your name and messing the thing up.

*runs*

The_One
03-24-2003, 05:49 PM
Originally posted by Katarn07
lol, can't believe I wrote that and didn't catch it.

I had Rich... then deleted it. Then Rob (Stormhammer's) name popped into my head cause I was reading his fanfic again. Sorry for forgetting your name and messing the thing up.

*runs*

Haha, actually, believe it or not I've been called Rob before :p

I don't think Rich and Dave are particularly good names for Stormies. We'd have to "Star Wars them up a bit" first I reckon.

We (well, I did at least) also had the idea of putting some of our names as graffitti in the Nar Shaddaa level. Originally this was gonna be a last minute Easter Egg in the demo with a new secret which had all our names across the walls. But, I think it would be more at home on Nar Shaddaa. C'mon, it's less out of place than "rubber ducks". :p

Katarn07
03-24-2003, 05:53 PM
Originally posted by The_One
"rubber ducks". :p

I included that in the last conversation I sent... lol

You'd have to hear the rest of the conversation to get it. It was just some humor for Ramsees Hed, then I have some leisurely talk between patrols, and then one about events to come for Anteevy... I think I'll come up with one for each mission, cross my fingers, and hope for the best.

Also, the team member's names all have to be included, but the forgetful guy I am, don't know anymore of yours. Milesteg (where'd he go?!) is Christian something...

Well, easter eggs are fun for you guys. Take jokemaster's suggestion, add your SWish names to the stormies, and vwella! Generic dialouge for any level.

The_One
03-24-2003, 05:57 PM
Check the website's team page for most of the team's real names.

It's Christian Melsbach btw :)

MilesTeg
03-25-2003, 02:32 PM
well, Im still alive and lurking :D

Katarn07
03-25-2003, 05:55 PM
Originally posted by MilesTeg
well, Im still alive and lurking :D

Deep from the mine shafts of Gromas emerges a team member...

I haven't seen you in a while and did PM you. I guess I got my answer now if you still visit here or not...