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Thread: Let's make map guides for Thievery Maps for N00bs!

  1. #1
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2000
    Location: Our famed birdcatcher....

    Let's make map guides for Thievery Maps for N00bs!

    Like the title says, I (in my infinite wisdom) have decreed that the Thievery team needs to use the Map Guides section of our webpage.

    I am asking you obssessive types to make guides for the maps.

    Why can't we do it, you ask? Well, we're busy. And quite frankly, as the maker of one of the maps, i'm amazed at some of the ideas you folks have had when it comes to playing. You've thought of things to do in my map i had never thought about. Bravo.

    However, the n00bs are lost. You can feel it, can't you? yes....

    So this is what we're going to do. We need a guide for each of the maps. That is, we need:

    • a comprehensive EASY TO UNDERSTAND map of the level.
    • locations of loot
    • locations of guards and their patrols
    • explanation of objectives
    • recommended, and not so recommended, routes to and fro to get the objectives.


    Those are the BASICS.

    Now, i'm going to read and sift through these guides (well, maybe me and someone else ). The best ones will go on the website WITH CREDIT TO THE WRITER. as such, you can add the following in, to make it even better (and the ultimate winner is the community, as new players with a clue = more fun playing):

    • screenshots (F9, they get dumped in your UT/system directory as BMPs, pls change to JPGs if possible) of CRITICAL POINTS on the maps. Exit points, choke points, common camp (ahem, guard) spots.
    • quality descriptions of paths, loadouts, tricks and treats for Thieves
    • same thing for guards
    • background info on the map within the confines of the "Thievery Universe" (PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE get in touch with a dev [preferably the maker of the map] if you attempt this one.



    That's it. if you are giving multiple files, ZIP or RAR them up (i have a limit to what size files i can accept, so if it's too big, send it to me on IRC, files are always accepted as long as the file name is unique [add your nick and the date]). My email is:

    zacl@excite.com

    I will read through them all. The best will be chosen and put on the website for public consumption, as well as announced on the forums for those of you who don't check the website every day for updates .

    This is your chance to make an impact in Thievery and to show your m4d skillz0rz to the rest of the forums, show us devs how it's done!


    Feel free to post with suggestions/questions/to get dibs on your favorite map

  2. #2
    Member
    Registered: Dec 2000
    Location: Brisbane, Australia

    If it's alright with you thwark,
    I might start work on a guide for theatre....?

  3. #3
    Member
    Registered: May 2001
    Location: .nl
    Great! I'll try to do some work on this too....

  4. #4
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2001
    Location: In the kitchen with the rope.
    FOLLY IS MINE!
    ALL MINE!!!

  5. #5
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2002
    Location: Vault 13
    I'll try to do Korman
    "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro..."

  6. #6
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2002
    Location: Ohio
    I have loot locations and tips for a couple of levels on my website. Feel free to use them.
    Signed,
    Richard M. Nixon.

  7. #7
    Member
    Registered: Feb 2002
    Location: Colorado
    I have maps made for Aquatone Patched, Gerome, and Nostalgia HERE .

    If anyone would like to use these for the map part ....PM me. Or if you would like me to create the map part for you on the ones I haven't finished yet....PM me. I slacked off and haven't finished all the maps yet like I was planning on doing (hehe, to busy playing Thievery), but have a few more in the works. I can make the maps but have no real time\patience for adding the tips and loot and objectives stuff.

    NeoPendragon did a nice job with Nostalgia adding loot locations and tips to one of mine.

    Vesper..........thanks Salvage for hosting my maps.

  8. #8
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2001
    Location: Out back with a dryad, most likely.
    I have a [loot location] guide for grange hanging around here. Never got released, 'cos I figured most people figured it out on their own. Heh.
    Originally posted by NeoPendragon
    my website
    Which would be where?
    Last edited by Continuity; 20th Nov 2002 at 12:20.

  9. #9
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2002
    Location: Ohio
    Originally posted by Continuity
    I have a [loot location] guide for grange hanging around here. Never got released, 'cos I figured most people figured it out on their own. Heh.Which would be where?
    Its in my signiture. Lol, I knew someone would ask.
    Signed,
    Richard M. Nixon.

  10. #10
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2002
    Location: CA,USA born in lithuania
    i'll make a video guide that i can host on my site and u guys can link from tut site to

  11. #11
    Member
    Registered: Nov 2002
    Location: Greece
    well if you have no problem I could make a map guide for Gerome cooperating with my brother Guard_Master.We could do some job on powerpoint and flash LETS HELP NOOBS GUYS!!!
    O God of Earth and Altar,Bow down and hear our cry,Our earthly rulers falter,Our people drift and die,The walls of gold entomb us,The swords of scorn divide,Take not thy thunder from us,But take away our pride.
    (G.K.Chesterton: English Hymnal)

  12. #12
    Originally posted by tisfulakistakagela
    well if you have no problem I could make a map guide for Gerome cooperating with my brother Guard_Master.We could do some job on powerpoint and flash LETS HELP NOOBS GUYS!!!
    Gerome? Who's Gerome?

  13. #13
    Member
    Registered: Nov 2002
    Location: Greece
    Originally posted by Guard_Master


    Gerome? Who's Gerome?


    The one that if thieves desturb him and piss him of...kills his own guards even his MASTER_GUARDS

  14. #14
    Member
    Registered: May 2001
    Location: .nl
    Originally posted by tisfulakistakagela
    well if you have no problem I could make a map guide for Gerome cooperating with my brother Guard_Master.We could do some job on powerpoint and flash LETS HELP NOOBS GUYS!!!
    Please! for the love of anyone's god. Don't use flash or any of that animated shit. (That's not for me to decide but anyway I wouldn't want the guides to be in animated format, I prefer just text)

  15. #15
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2001
    Location: Right Behind You!
    No PowerPoint, either.

    I don't mind flash so much, but you may want to avoid it just so you don't incur Omega's wrath. Also, flash would make things difficult if a newbie wanted to save the info to his hard drive or print it out. Yes, there are ways of doing this, but these are "newbies" we're talking about.

  16. #16
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2002
    Location: With Loki's Book
    I've already done this for Darkened Enlightenment and Skelston Head. Three weeks ago, I thought it would be a good idea to do this. I've drawn maps, plotted where the ai patrol, marked all the loot in the map, and made neccessary notes. Oh well. I was going to put this on my website, but since I had a lack of support for my site, I'm not putting it up (on my site).

  17. #17
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2001
    Location: Out back with a dryad, most likely.
    Heh.. I have signatures turned off, after some dude had a 10 line long one. You'd see this one line of text, then a whole paragraph of shit...

  18. #18
    Member
    Registered: Nov 2002
    Location: Greece
    Originally posted by Omega


    Please! for the love of anyone's god. Don't use flash or any of that animated shit. (That's not for me to decide but anyway I wouldn't want the guides to be in animated format, I prefer just text)

    ummmmm ok but I wanted to add voice too thats why I wanted to do it on flash or powerpoint...well what other programs can I use to make this that support voice too because I think with voice it will be restful for the noob to understand better the map... please PM me anyone who knows a good program to make this map guide

  19. #19
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2000
    Location: Our famed birdcatcher....
    text and JPGs.

    the guide will be put on the ThieveryUT website, written into the HTML.

    Flash guides will be too large, too difficult to use as a reference, and have the potential of being tacky. PowerPoint is worthless to those without the program (read: me), and as such, would almost certainly be disregarded. nothing personal, but if i can't read it, i'm not gonna put it on the website.


    Simple is better. Style is nice and good, and would be a plus. But FIRST AND MOST IMPORTANT is content. the guides need to be full to the absolute brim with content that is relevant and helpful. Bells and whistles are great, but even the best thief will get caught if he uses them


    Poseur: send those to me if you can.

  20. #20
    Member
    Registered: Nov 2002
    Location: Greece
    Originally posted by Thwark
    text and JPGs.

    PowerPoint is worthless to those without the program (read: me)

    lolol ok man no problem

  21. #21
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2002
    Location: With Loki's Book
    Originally posted by Thwark
    Poseur: send those to me if you can.
    Thwark: I'll try and do it this weekend.

  22. #22
    is a Black Cat!
    Registered: Mar 2000
    Location: .no
    I was just wondering, how is this project going? Any guides done yet?

    Btw, has anyone made (or are someone planning to make) a guide/walkthrough for Aquatone?

  23. #23
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2000
    Location: Our famed birdcatcher....
    i've gotten jack shit.

    except for a few people saying "oh i'll do one for X and such", i've not gotten any kind of feedback or anything...

    Tsk tsk you guys. tsk tsk.

  24. #24
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2002
    Location: Vault 13
    Originally posted by Thwark
    i've gotten jack shit.

    except for a few people saying "oh i'll do one for X and such", i've not gotten any kind of feedback or anything...

    Tsk tsk you guys. tsk tsk.
    I've completed the map for Korman, as of now I'm trying to find all the loot locations.
    "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro..."

  25. #25
    Member
    Registered: Dec 2000
    Location: Brisbane, Australia
    Originally posted by Thwark
    i've gotten jack shit.

    except for a few people saying "oh i'll do one for X and such", i've not gotten any kind of feedback or anything...

    Tsk tsk you guys. tsk tsk.


    I just had end of year exams.....

    I ll do it I PROMISE

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