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r3ckless
04-22-2012, 07:09 AM
I would like to make a thread about Corinthia! We have actually made enough progress for me to feel comfortable making a thread for the server and explaining it, also putting up some screenshots :)

Corinthia is going to be a semi-classic server with Nations. I know some of you don't like the idea of nations, but I thought I would TRY to make a server with nations. Anyways, there will be four nations, and each will have the ability to control an element. (Fire, Earth, Water, and Wind).
The main story of Corinthia will be you as a young adventurer. You set out into the world, in hopes of improving your control over your element. Along the way, you will face battles, and other numerous quests that will unlock nation trainers. At these said trainers, they will teach you new attacks or defenses in your nations element. For example, you will find a Wind Trainer, and he will teach you GUST. It will repel an enemy with wind, blowing him away from you and inflicting damage. You will need certain requirements to meet each trainer, though. Such as already meeting your first trainer, and also having a max HP of 4. There are a few jobs on the server right now, as well. We currently have Farming, Mining, and Fishing. You can harvest wheat, and turn it into dough. From the dough form, you can cook it into bread. Bread is the final product, and you can sell it to various farmers on the server. You can also sell the wheat. Mining is pretty self-explanatory. You mine rocks with a pickaxe, and sell the pieces for Gralat. Fishing is self-explanatory, too. Cast the line, get the fish, sell the fish. :)

The server will also be PvP. There will be many points in the world, at which your nation can take over/control. As of right now, the story line is still a little skeptical, and may change alot. But we have been working hard on this server.

Below I have included some screenshots. Check then out, and also check the server out. We look forward to seeing some people on there, and we are also hiring. Check the Hirings forums for more info on that.

Thank you from the current Staff:
Stowen -Me- (Manager/Owner)
Gunderak (Co-Manager)
VoltNightmare (Admin/GFX)
Brutus (LAT)
supreme legendary (LAT)

Also, thanks to Killa Be for the occasional help. :)


*NOTE: The custom inventory is not the open-sourced one in the code gallery. It was scripted from scratch by Gunderak.

DrakilorP2P
04-22-2012, 04:20 PM
I like the burning effect when you leave the bread in the oven for too long.

Gunderak
04-22-2012, 04:38 PM
Thanks :D

Felix_Xenophobe
04-22-2012, 04:44 PM
What happened to rastafaria br0

Emera
04-22-2012, 05:09 PM
You're off to a good start. Good job.

r3ckless
04-22-2012, 05:49 PM
You're off to a good start. Good job.

Thank you :)

r3ckless
04-22-2012, 09:10 PM
What happened to rastafaria br0'

I changed the name to Corinthia, because I was getting sick of people referring to weed. It was pronounce RA-STA-FAIR-EE-UH anyways. :)

r3ckless
04-23-2012, 02:07 PM
Alright guys, in all seriousness we are trying to make a server that people will actually play. So besides not like nations and what not, what would you guys like to see on Corinthia?

DrakilorP2P
04-23-2012, 04:42 PM
Alright guys, in all seriousness we are trying to make a server that people will actually play. So besides not like nations and what not, what would you guys like to see on Corinthia?

More quests and baddies to kill.

NicoX
04-23-2012, 04:48 PM
More quests and baddies to kill.

This.

Cubical
04-23-2012, 05:59 PM
Brothels

Emera
04-23-2012, 10:04 PM
Just logged on and checked out the inventory, and I nearly puked.

http://uploads.graalcenter.org/upload/corinthiainventory.PNG

I don't mean to be a pain, but I honestly think somebody threw this together in under 10 minutes. Here's why I don't like it.
It takes over 1 second to open and close. As much as I like the fade in/out transition, it's too long if you just want to open your inventory and close it again. You're drawing BLUE gui profiles over a YELLOW bitmap profile? Come on. You're using the default classic text profile with a blue control. Again, that's just being sloppy. You're drawing "borders" around the list options. It looks takky, and I really see no need for it to be there. Some of the icons overlap the "borders" and that just makes the borders look even worse.


Also, your nicknames take literally 5 seconds from hovering over the player to fade in. The effects take too long.

To improve
Reduce the time it takes for the inventory window to open/close Change the backing bitmap to blue or something that matches the other controls Remove the border, or edit it so it fits and the icons fit inside it Reduce the time it takes for nicknames to show/vanish

Gunderak
04-24-2012, 08:06 AM
o_o
For starters, The inventory is not finished.
And I did not throw it together in under ten minutes x-x
I will however be making changes to the GUI of it.

Emera
04-24-2012, 04:56 PM
o_o
For starters, The inventory is not finished.
And I did not throw it together in under ten minutes x-x
I will however be making changes to the GUI of it.

I says it looks like it has been. Anyway, if it's not finished then why have you released it? Perhaps provide a temporary solution?

fowlplay4
04-24-2012, 05:10 PM
I says it looks like it has been. Anyway, if it's not finished then why have you released it? Perhaps provide a temporary solution?

You're just being annoying.

Emera
04-24-2012, 05:18 PM
You're just being annoying.

Thanks. love you too.

Crow
04-24-2012, 05:57 PM
Perhaps provide a temporary solution?

What do you think this is? :oo: The playerworld is under construction, what did you expect?

Felix_Xenophobe
04-24-2012, 06:09 PM
I says it looks like it has been. Anyway, if it's not finished then why have you released it? Perhaps provide a temporary solution?

Hey bro maybe that is the temporary solution? Idk wtf ur on about

r3ckless
04-24-2012, 06:47 PM
What do you think this is? :oo: The playerworld is under construction, what did you expect?

This.

Emera, I appreciate the constructive criticism, but honestly this server is very far from finished.

Gunderak
04-24-2012, 07:00 PM
Oh snap

xXziroXx
04-24-2012, 07:47 PM
I says it looks like it has been. Anyway, if it's not finished then why have you released it? Perhaps provide a temporary solution?

You don't seem to realise the concept of "Under Construction" servers.

Emera
04-24-2012, 08:40 PM
You don't seem to realise the concept of "Under Construction" servers.

Obviously not.

r3ckless
04-28-2012, 05:43 AM
Updated the inventory, the one that Emera nearly puked all over WAS in fact just a temporary inventory. Here is the nearly finished work of art:

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b172/scr1bblesXD/inventory.png

fowlplay4
04-28-2012, 06:58 AM
If you're going to do the tab-design, avoid having a large border/padding.

I would suggest doing a re-color of the GUI-Blue images to match your color theme over what you currently have which is really not that much better than your 'temporary' setup.

red dragons

Hiro
04-28-2012, 07:36 AM
Keep it simple until you actually get released. Then work on the complexity.

Crow
04-28-2012, 08:40 AM
work of art

No.

Gunderak
04-28-2012, 01:52 PM
Hiro, I have kept it simple.
It's just the colours that need to be changed around a tad.

Hiro
04-28-2012, 02:44 PM
Hiro, I have kept it simple.
It's just the colours that need to be changed around a tad.
I meant in regards to the entire server. Get it bare-bones acceptable to pass PWA inspection, get it public, and then add the complexity.

The longer you stay a UC server the more likely the project is to fail before any fruition.

r3ckless
04-29-2012, 05:03 AM
No.
Sarcasm, mate ;)

Emera
05-06-2012, 12:10 AM
Scripted a chat system. Have fun <3

Tricxta
05-06-2012, 02:14 AM
Scripted a chat system. Have fun <3

I'm kinda bored of seeing the same old layout for servers chat systems. Can't you be a bit more creative?

P.s. I'm not attacking you or anything... I'm just simply stating my opinion

Crow
05-06-2012, 12:22 PM
I'm kinda bored of seeing the same old layout for servers chat systems. Can't you be a bit more creative?

P.s. I'm not attacking you or anything... I'm just simply stating my opinion

It's incredibly convenient, and there's really not much else to do in terms of a simple text display if you don't want it to be horribly useless (see GK).

Emera
05-06-2012, 12:55 PM
I'm kinda bored of seeing the same old layout for servers chat systems. Can't you be a bit more creative?

P.s. I'm not attacking you or anything... I'm just simply stating my opinion

I completely agree with you, and I did try for quite a while to tweak it and give it some individual features, but going with what Crow said, these kind of systems have to have a decently clear layout to remain readable. I could add some icons to the text or something?

Emera
05-10-2012, 11:19 PM
Me and Stowen have decided to start redoing quite a few of Corinthia's systems that we feel could be recoded to a far higher standard. I've been typing away for a few days now, and have managed to get quite a lot done considering the time I've had to do everything in. Here's what we've introduced.


A brand new inventory system. This system shows the icons of the weapons you currently have instead of listing them. Hovering over an icon will show the weapon's name.
The news system has also been recoded, and now matches the other systems. It uses a backing image instead of a window and neatly lists the news without having 10 bajillion buttons hovering around it. You can easily view all of the news by using your mouse wheel to scroll up and down.
The mining system has been redone too. The original mining system used to show this ugly text that took up a large area of your screen. Now, the NPC's chat text shows how close you are to finishing mining the rock. After you collect your rock, you can sell them to an NPC at the back of the mines for Gralats. Wearing a miners hat will half the time it takes to mine a rock too!
The hat viewing system and the hat storage method has been completely redone. Your hats are now stored in clientr flaga rather than an NPC, which doesn't really effect gameplay but it's a cleaner storage method none the less. When you fire the hat viewer, the player's hats are shown above their heads, and you can use the arrow keys to scroll through the hats.
The hat shop system has been redone too. It used to use an edit of callimuc's say2 system. It now uses backing images and simple text to display only what is needed.
A simple banking system has been introduced. Players can now store their Gralats in the bank, and can view their bank balance, deposit Gralats and withdraw Gralats as they please from the bank below the OSL building.
The tailor system has been redone. It now matches all of the other GUI styles, and looks neater. The original used a gui window and some bold text, now it uses a nice backing image and text that fits the theme.


These changes aren't yet available to players though since we plan to introduce all of the new content at the same time. If you would like to help us beta test the new content, PM me or Stowen in-game or even on the forums, and we'll happily add the new content to your character.

What I'm currently working on recoding

The spar system
The nations system/GUI
Questing
Chat system
Shop system
Guilds system
Boat transport system
HUD


If you'd like to make any suggestions, just put them in a post and I'll read them!

r3ckless
05-11-2012, 01:38 AM
We are trying to keep it Classic, so we are using the sign background to replace most GUI windows. :)

P.S Please don't edit the Boat Transport. Gunderak is going to handle that :P

Emera
05-24-2012, 10:19 PM
New updates
Replaced the old chat system with something more unique and have also recoded the warp ring system. The beta systems have been released to the players, and I'm currently working on creating some events for the event system while Stowen is working on finished the town to the east.

Warp demonstration
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DeCeaseD
05-25-2012, 02:28 AM
Not too bad ladies. But, on that warp system.. is it just me or do you see yourself warp during the screen fading in.. ? Awefully weird to do it that way, don't you think?

fowlplay4
05-25-2012, 03:06 AM
Not too bad ladies. But, on that warp system.. is it just me or do you see yourself warp during the screen fading in.. ? Awefully weird to do it that way, don't you think?

If you're lagging and get warped, it can register in script before the level you see on-screen actually renders.

I believe you could avoid this by using triggerclient to make your screen fade back in, instead of a client-side timeout checking for level/position changes.

The effect is kind of boring/slow though.

Tricxta
05-25-2012, 06:19 AM
You should use an approach like pokemon and use some kinda mask transition, or maybe try do a similar warp transition emulation to zelda like what dusty did.

DeCeaseD
05-25-2012, 01:19 PM
If you're lagging and get warped, it can register in script before the level you see on-screen actually renders.

I believe you could avoid this by using triggerclient to make your screen fade back in, instead of a client-side timeout checking for level/position changes.

The effect is kind of boring/slow though.

True. I just didn't know if he intended to do it this way. Although, I'd imagine not.

But yes, I do agree. It is pretty boring for a warp.

Emera
05-25-2012, 05:15 PM
If you're lagging and get warped, it can register in script before the level you see on-screen actually renders.

I believe you could avoid this by using triggerclient to make your screen fade back in, instead of a client-side timeout checking for level/position changes.

The effect is kind of boring/slow though.

I'm using waitfor() to pause the code for about 0.4 seconds while the screen is black, warp the player and then start the fade out animation. I though about using a triggers, but decided against it.

Not too bad ladies. But, on that warp system.. is it just me or do you see yourself warp during the screen fading in.. ? Awefully weird to do it that way, don't you think?

The reason for this is that camstudio must have been eating my PC up, because it doesn't do that when I'm not recording. :P

Emera
06-04-2012, 07:07 PM
We've decided to scrap the old black bar at the top for a more concise GUI layout. This new one fits the theme we're aiming for and displays the necessities clearly and neatly to the edge of the screen. It shows your health, mana, bomb and arrow count and your selected weapon.

Stowen
06-04-2012, 07:16 PM
Excellent work, Emera. :)
Also, the Fishing shop has been opened in Eastport. I am working daily on the overworld, but it is hard to get alot of levels released when I am the only one working on them. If anybody wants to help, check out the Playerworld Hirings forum, or login. We are now working on a casting system for the Nation-specific weapons. These weapons, and this system will use the mana and your nations element to cause damage, or defense, to and from other players! More updates will come soon! :)

Emera
06-12-2012, 01:05 AM
e3jdrO0FBlI
Corinthia's spell system. I figured a YouTube video will better suit the forums than an explanation.

Cloven
06-12-2012, 02:55 AM
I just had a flashback to playing Destrega on the PSO. :)

Geno
06-12-2012, 03:23 AM
bleh, different colored streams of lighting that cause damage ;0

DeCeaseD
06-12-2012, 06:50 PM
Not sure how you'd consider that a spell "system". Considering it's just a bunch of different spell weapons in your inventory with different effects. But either way, not bad. :)

Emera
06-12-2012, 07:46 PM
Not sure how you'd consider that a spell "system". Considering it's just a bunch of different spell weapons in your inventory with different effects. But either way, not bad. :)

They do damage too ;) I'm working on adding different types of spells such as area of effect spells, transport spells and w/e rather than just using projectiles. Thanks :D

Stowen
06-14-2012, 07:59 AM
There is actually a base system, you can add different effects to it. It may not look like a "system" to the players, but the base is actually located in a class... :P

Also, Fishing has been released. I am also working on a new intro. The black screen with nation images is too plain. Screenshots, and updates on it soon.

On another note, anybody interested in helping the server should contact me, or Emera. :)

Geno
06-15-2012, 04:01 AM
it would be nice if a player world actually went public and sustained a playerbase over 30ppl for more than a month.
i'd be down to play any new graal server at this point that could offer new content and keep a playerbase.

Stowen
11-30-2012, 10:30 PM
I'm hoping to revive my server after Christmas. Would anybody be insterested in helping me?

Emera
12-01-2012, 05:46 PM
Hook me up on skype Stow. emeragraal.

Felix_Xenophobe
12-01-2012, 06:11 PM
is this rastafaria? keep the blaze alive bro

Stowen
12-01-2012, 11:42 PM
Don't have Skype Emera, but I'll let you know as soon as I bring it back online. And yes, Felix, this is Rastafaria.

Geno
12-02-2012, 08:08 AM
this is Rastafaria.


BLAZE FoR ALL!!!1

Felix_Xenophobe
12-02-2012, 03:45 PM
And yes, Felix, this is Rastafaria.

the prophecy is being fulfilled. its the second coming... the second coming of the blaze.

Stowen
12-25-2012, 11:45 PM
Corinthia is now back online! PM me on here, or on Graal if you would like to help! :)

smirt362
12-26-2012, 06:58 AM
e3jdrO0FBlI
Corinthia's spell system. I figured a YouTube video will better suit the forums than an explanation.

I think you should change the name "Arborton" because when i first glanced at it it looked like "Abortion"

Stowen
12-29-2012, 01:18 AM
www.CorinthiaOnline.net is now open. Check it out for more info on the server.

mewtoo18
12-29-2012, 01:21 AM
Those levels in the first post look pretty cool.

Felix_Xenophobe
12-29-2012, 01:37 AM
I dream of one day seeing rastafaria on the serverlist. Maybe even iRastafaria

dbug
12-29-2012, 01:44 AM
Rastafaria? Who's server is that?

Felix_Xenophobe
12-29-2012, 01:47 AM
Rastafaria? Who's server is that?

he who will bring life to pc graal

dbug
12-29-2012, 02:16 AM
he who will bring life to pc graal

Jesus?

Felix_Xenophobe
12-29-2012, 02:20 AM
Jesus?

He is no carpenter's son but Stowen will breathe life into pc graal.

Stowen
12-29-2012, 07:23 AM
He is no carpenter's son but Stowen will breathe life into pc graal.

lol signatured.