Hello!The project is on hold till I recover and find a job. I haven't written for so long because I was focused on the development of The Islands, self-improvement, and looking for a job that I would actually like. I picked Java as it will benefit the game itself.
The IslandsI've decided to use Sprite Lamp combined with pixelart to create cool normal-maps. I am going to use them for the tilemap and map objects. You can possibly see example image on the right side of this paragraph.
As for the lore, I've decided to use deities, but without a religious feel to them. Each deity will have it's own aspect, which they will excel at. For example, "Ultaretus is the god of fire and blacksmithing." - that means he is the best of the best in using fire magic and blacksmithing amongst deities. It might be possible to be better than them at some point in the game, making you the best in that particular aspect. You don't need to be better than any god to become a deity, but I prefer not to say on how you can ascend right now.
Armor and armor penetration make the weapons and armor an actual choice, instead of just putting on armors with the highest stats possible. There will be only melee and magic attacks, although magic attacks can be elemental. Here's a quick Melee Calculator based on in-game damage calculator.
Questions and AnswersHere are some answers to the questions about the game.
Q: I hate zombies! Are you going to add them to the game?
A: There will be no zombies, as they can't swim.
Q: How will combat work in The Islands?
A: In combat you will use abilities, which are unlocked by leveling up your skills. Skills are similar to RuneScape, you gain experience for each skill separately, mainly by using it.
Q: Will there be dungeons in the game?
A: There will be a lot of raids in The Islands, I've designed it in similar fashion to the raids from World of Warcraft. You gather a team, create a party, get to the "instance" zone and go through the instance. They will include at least three difficulty levels. First one designed for solo, second one for parties and hardcore players, and the third for a raid party. The difficulty will affect the damage, health (they are not going to be sponges), attack patterns, and how many players can be attacked at the same time. Boss attack type in The Islands will also depend on the armor that players will be wearing.
I'm looking for a Java EE job. I am currently developing a website using Java Spring for backend, and Angular.js for frontend. You can see the source here: github.com/TworcyGierStrona
I've been diagnosed with Lymphocytic colitis. I can't eat gluten, milk, or even pizza! The worst thing about it is not the food, it's the debilitating brainfog for more than a week after eating any of things that I am allergic to. I can't do any projects, or even think about them. It's going to take a long time for me to recover, so the project will be on hold for a longer period of time.
That's it for now.
Thanks for the support! : )