DimQuest Created 7 years ago2012-02-16 22:49:53 UTC by Dimbeak Dimbeak

Created 7 years ago2012-02-16 22:49:53 UTC by Dimbeak Dimbeak

Posted 7 years ago2012-02-16 23:36:28 UTC Post #303455
Oh Dimmy, another pointless forum about a game idea?
NO!

DimQuest is a fun text-based-adventure game that I've been doing over Steam for a long time. Not with most of the people of TWHL, though.

Then why the hell make a forum topic about it?
Well, the thing is that I haven't been able to find a lot of people to play it, really. And I figure I could make a reference point on some of the rules, and link people here. I also want to say "Hey TWHL, try this!"

Give us a little history of the game.
Well, it started out a long time ago on Omegle. That's when I realized that everybody on Omegle is stupid, so I tried doing it on Steam. Eventually, the game built up a fan base, and I actually did multiplayer environments..

Given the idea to add music, I would set it up to play music from Final Fantasy in different environments in the game, which I choose. I manage to do this over voice call, and I found I could also use that to have things like robots speaking, gunshots, and other different sorts of sound effects.

Not only that, but the game has a score system that keeps track of your health, personal information, money, skills, and items which you can access at any time you like. The game has sadly run out of people who play it.

A fan base, eh? What have some of the people done?
There's been numerous adventures.

o An Elven king who found himself a wife and went to war against the dwarves, but had his life ended by a wolf-man.

o A wolf-man who lie confused in the ash of his home city, and managed to another where he killed an Elven king.

o A dwarf who murdered two infamous jesters and was taken to the high capital where he attempted to murder the high king.

o A mercenary who went by the nickname "Swift" who visited an opera and constantly tried to win over a woman who goes by the name Rita, and commited suicide.

And that's just the ones I can remember.

Storyline?
Well, it takes place in the world of Edafers.
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The Elves have been at constant war with the humans, and nobody actually remembers why. They've reached a state of technology where they can use data computers, APCs, and robots. Since the war has continued for so many centuries, the only REAL way they can come to peace would be if one race killed another.

The humans have set up a specialized training facility named the College, which trains people to be special-equipped soldiers known as MeRs. (Mech-equipped Regulars), and they're given several different missions in the continuous battlefield that is the Iceland.

Meanwhile, the Elves are attempting to control their system of government, which is completely failing. Since monarchy died, dictatorship has risen and the Elves live unhappy lives in the desertland that is their home. Many internal rebellions and loss of resources has brought the Elves to a point where high taxes and conquest are needed to obtain resources.

What about the system of the game? How does it work? Rules?
Well, there are many different procedures that must be done during the game. Here is a basic list of rules:

1. Type in basic commands. Examples: "sit chair, equip gun, eat burger"

2. Equipment can only be used if equipped.

3. Type [score] to view your score.

4. Don't be lazy, if you need to get somewhere you have to act it out. "Don't do this: cross river, go to desert, kill person"

5. Remember to save your game before quitting, or before doing something you might regret.

Cool, amirite?
Dimbeak DimbeakRotten Bastard
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-17 01:45:27 UTC Post #303476
No
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-17 01:55:34 UTC Post #303480
wat
Rimrook RimrookGoldsource Guru
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-17 01:56:23 UTC Post #303481
Ha. I was talking to Urby on teamspeak as we regularly do, and he noticed this thread and said he was just going to reply "no."

I told him not to bother, but it looks like hotdog didn't have that little voice in his ear telling him it's not worth it ;)
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-17 02:19:52 UTC Post #303484
This game is screwed up.
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-17 03:21:45 UTC Post #303487
2muchvideogames, you played my special edition where all we do is piss around for the hell of using Steam chat.

Hey, YOU'RE the one who picked the rapist class.
Dimbeak DimbeakRotten Bastard
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-17 03:22:48 UTC Post #303488
Remember to save your game before quitting, or before doing something you might regret.
thanks! ill remember to save my game before i attempt to try base jumping with no parachute.... because ya never know!

text adverntures are quite fun though
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-17 03:25:20 UTC Post #303489
Hey! How did you know about my little voice? Lucky for him, I wasn't listening to my little voice...I try not to, or bad things happen.

Looking at you Dimbark
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Posted 7 years ago2012-02-17 06:00:26 UTC Post #303502
Oh Dimmy, another pointless forum about a game idea?
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-17 07:25:07 UTC Post #303504
I remember this. I actually enjoyed it as well. I haven't been able to play due to my lack of a working computer, and since I got it fixed I still haven't been able to play due to the fact that I haven't really gotten around to getting Steam to work in Linux.

Also,
A dwarf who murdered two infamous jesters and was taken to the high capital where he attempted to murder the high king.
I remember that day.
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-17 14:34:33 UTC Post #303511
Haha, that was King Peter who called you forth. I was doing the multiplayer thing, and he just wanted to see you, so he constantly shouted through a horn to get your attention.

And he wanted to be friends. But then you bit him on the nose.

And remember when you were in Iraq and you made that skull-helmet?
Dimbeak DimbeakRotten Bastard
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-17 14:39:54 UTC Post #303512
Then everyone fell out of the helicopter.
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-17 14:50:03 UTC Post #303513
But you stayed on it because you ate a big breakfast ; you ate your gun.
Dimbeak DimbeakRotten Bastard
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-17 15:43:12 UTC Post #303514
Start at season 1 and watch them ALL
http://penny-arcade.com/patv/show/extra-credits
Oh Dimmy, another pointless forum about a game idea?
If you admit this, why the fuck did you post it? Start listening to the little voice of reason in your head for god's sake because you have some years to go. To shine some light on that, the frontal lobe of your brain doesn't fully develop until your 25. Make better decisions now please.
Rimrook RimrookGoldsource Guru
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-17 16:03:09 UTC Post #303515
Oh Dimmy, another pointless forum about a game idea?
If you admit this, why the fuck did you post it?
What the hell. Did you read the sentence after that?
NO!
It's not an idea, it's a fun game that I do over Steam.
Dimbeak DimbeakRotten Bastard
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-17 16:47:03 UTC Post #303517
This game Dimbark is screwed up
FTFY
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-18 14:43:06 UTC Post #303535
I worry for you dimbark. I really , really do.
Instant Mix Instant MixTitle commitment issues
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-18 15:44:01 UTC Post #303537
Guys, you're being assholes. If you don't want to play, don't play. Don't ruin it for those (if there are any) who feel like playing. Shut up and ignore this thread, it's obviously not meant for you.
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Posted 7 years ago2012-02-18 15:53:56 UTC Post #303538
Every single one of you did things like this on TWHL many years ago. I don't understand the hostility here.
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-18 18:19:31 UTC Post #303541
Shut up Dimbark
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-18 18:58:24 UTC Post #303542
What the hell is wrong with you people? Soup Miner has a very good point - the majority of us here used to do all sorts of silly stuff in their first years. I know I did.

Any more uncalled-for Dimbark bashing anywhere on this site will instantly result in bans.

If a someone honestly trying to be creative is something you just can't stomach, then you can fuck right off, right now.
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-18 19:22:36 UTC Post #303543
chea let's bring it in close for a group one. Let The healing begin ;)
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-18 20:08:23 UTC Post #303545
I don't understand the hostility. I quite like the idea. It's like a text based adventure game, but over chat.
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-18 23:20:45 UTC Post #303548
Well, it's not that I was being mean or anything, I was actually just saying what I thought, but I didn't really feel like going into detail about why. Also, the second post was actually just directed to archie's comment and was a joke.

But seriously, my issue with this game is not that it's a bad idea, but that it lacks definitive structure and mechanics. I respect that, yes, you just play on a whim and sorta make it up as you go along. If I was gonna play something like this, it would be more Dungeons & Dragons based like I've done before with a friend that moved away but still wanted to play.

I didn't really want to admit that I play DnD but oh well. I run games for about 4-6 people every Sunday and it really is alot of fun.

Anyway, back to Dimbark's game, it's just that it has no core structure and the player assumes they can do anything. Which is why I like 20 sided die rolls with ability bonuses which players make against the game master or whatever. They can fail, which provides that sense of depth and immersion.

Anyway, I'll stop ranting now. I'd be more interested in your game Dimbark if there was more structure, but right now, it's too slapnstick for me. I read your journal post with the game you played whith whoever it was, I can't actually remember.

So I stand by my original answer, I wasn't trying to be rude. I was just wasn't in the mood for a in-depth answer.

So sorry if I came across that way.

LOVE FOR EVERYONE :heart:

[i]and cookies...[/i] P.S. WHY DON'T WE HAVE A COOKIE EMOTICON!!!!
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-18 23:49:45 UTC Post #303549
Anyway, back to Dimbark's game, it's just that it has no core structure and the player assumes they can do anything. Which is why I like 20 sided die rolls with ability bonuses which players make against the game master or whatever. They can fail, which provides that sense of depth and immersion.
But that is where you're wrong! For most decisions, I roll my dice which controls their actions, and pretend that it was something that I wanted to do.
Dimbeak DimbeakRotten Bastard
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-19 00:58:29 UTC Post #303551
Okay, but you're breaking the involvment of your players, to them, you're just telling them what they can and can't do. Do players have skills that they can use? From what I can see your players are not getting developing skills. In Dnd you have skills that people are good at then skills they really, really suck at and they build them up over time. It's vital for character development and player involvement.

For example, my players wanted to try to sneak through an alley to avoid the hostile creatures, so they had to make Sneak checks. The rouge (my fiansee) had a rediculous bonus of 22, I still don't know how on earth she got her sneak that high but anyway, she automatically succeeds. The others were average in their sneak and rolled well, but the barbarian had a extremely poor score (about 2) and rolled a 2 on the dice. Esentially, he was as quiet as an elephant wearing clown shoes and covered in bells.

What I'm trying to say is that it really just lacks character development in regards to the building up of a character and their abilities. Your method kind of makes it a character they are controlling instead of a character they are becoming involved in and building. The reason why people get bored of these is because it feels like they are playing a game, not enjoying an experience. And roleplaying is exausting, if people are not involved in the story or character enough, then they have little reason to come back.

People can become very attached to characters they have played with and nurtured since level 1.

Otherwise, I have nothing to pick on how to run the story, it's a good way to run a story via chat.
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-19 01:46:51 UTC Post #303552
Do players have skills that they can use?
Yeah, in the newer versions of the game you can choose 2 of 8 available skills, then learn new skills by killing enemies that have certain skills.
Dimbeak DimbeakRotten Bastard
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-19 02:17:42 UTC Post #303553
So you don't actually do any leveling up?
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-19 02:21:58 UTC Post #303554
Any more uncalled-for Dimbark bashing anywhere on this site will instantly result in bans.
ruh roh.
there goes half the members.
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-19 02:38:25 UTC Post #303555
What the hell is wrong with you people? Soup Miner has a very good point - the majority of us here used to do all sorts of silly stuff in their first years. I know I did.

Any more uncalled-for Dimbark bashing anywhere on this site will instantly result in bans.

If a someone honestly trying to be creative is something you just can't stomach, then you can fuck right off, right now.
What are you suggesting, that the community of TWHL should be civilized and constructive? Such a ridiculous notion!

I agree with 99 though, I somehow feel half the entire community disappearing as a result of this ruling.
Crollo CrolloTrollo
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-19 06:45:52 UTC Post #303558
This could happen anywhere. Its not like we have the physical presence on the internet to tell ages. The first thing we do is class people by age (then gender oddly enough) then justify any human interactions. You don't have any of those tells on the internet and thus conflicts arise.

However, internet makes people grow up fast. Just go look up |||||||||||||||||||||.

Yeah, no. Don't mention that.
Rimrook RimrookGoldsource Guru
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-19 07:13:44 UTC Post #303559
Its not like we have the physical presence on the internet to tell ages.
Sure but he did state his age on several occasions, but then again I'm not sure you're active [or even lurking] enough to have caught them.
Crollo CrolloTrollo
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-19 10:52:14 UTC Post #303560
I agree with 99 though, I somehow feel half the entire community disappearing as a result of this ruling.
i didnt mean it like that, i meant.... Half the members on the forum will get banned because half the members on the forum take shots at Dimbark....
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-19 11:23:01 UTC Post #303561
There is a difference between trolling and actually hating dimbark for being 12 years old and doing what 12 years old usually do.

I mean really guys, hes exploring new stuff, being annoying. We all were.
Hes a kid, you cant expect total extreme serious business from him, come on.

But i do agree with some things, dimbark is wasting too much times thinking of new games.
Stojke StojkeOPL - 3
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-19 11:56:03 UTC Post #303562
i didnt mean it like that, i meant.... Half the members on the forum will get banned because half the members on the forum take shots at Dimbark....
Well, yes. That's what I meant, I just couldn't figure out how to word it other then 'getting banned' so I used disappearing. :P
Crollo CrolloTrollo
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-19 18:29:28 UTC Post #303565
You're all cunts.
Luke LukeLuke
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-19 18:56:14 UTC Post #303566
Let's be cunts together.
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-20 19:23:18 UTC Post #303567
lol
Dimbeak DimbeakRotten Bastard
Posted 7 years ago2012-04-11 22:42:08 UTC Post #305293
I am in desperate need of heroes.

This new world, Age of Entar, is without hope.
Dimbeak DimbeakRotten Bastard
Posted 7 years ago2012-04-12 03:30:03 UTC Post #305297
oh great here we go again.
Posted 7 years ago2012-04-14 18:31:58 UTC Post #305387
I just want to advertise this. For this, I set up a huge database and plan out all of these themes I would use, and then nobody ends up playing it.
Dimbeak DimbeakRotten Bastard
Posted 7 years ago2012-04-14 19:26:26 UTC Post #305391
Most people would take that as a hint. :P
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
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