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Thread: What Fan Mission(s) Stuck With You Years After Playing Them?

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    Registered: Oct 2016
    Location: Appleton, WI

    What Fan Mission(s) Stuck With You Years After Playing Them?

    I could name a few, but a more nostalgic one has to be "The Dead of Winter". Unlike many other Fan Missions of its kind. I found myself really hating this mission when I first played it a few years ago. Yet as I got better and I adapted I really liked the overall atmosphere and kept it in my archive since.



    Others include: 4th Planet, A Better Tomorrow, The City Conflict Missions, CoSaS GatI and Mission X, Deceptive Perception though I prefer for of Phantasmagoria, KotP Campaign, even some parts of "Torn Apart". I could go on, but I wanna hear your stories and nostalgia. Which missions stuck with you well after you played?

    ~Silver Jackal

    PS. Tempted to update The Dead of Winter for more suited in New Dark, but I don't have the original file nor do I think I would have the permission.

  2. #2
    Member
    Registered: Nov 2010
    Location: Beyond boundaries of Magia
    Night in Rocksbourg, A Keeper of the Prophecies, Willow Island, The Art of Thievery and Escape the Hammerhill.

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    Registered: May 2017
    Location: USA
    I vividly remember my first playthroughs of Sepulchre of the Sinistral (in 2006) and Ominous Bequest (in 2007). I can even remember my precise circumstances for both: SoS I stayed up too late playing (had just figured out the labyrinth puzzle, and had to wake up at 430am for. HS jazz band trip to Monterey for a competition. (We came in 2nd.) OB, we had just hosted a graduation party and my aunt was in town, and we wanted to show her how cool these fan made games were. Not sure she appreciated them...

  4. #4
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    Registered: Mar 2015
    Location: Wisconsin
    "Mysterious Invitation" was among the first FMs I ever played, and it was what made me realize that FMs could be just as large, complex, and detailed as the OMs. Shortly after, I played the two sequels, "Ultima Ratio" and "The Mirror of Return." Somehow, by sheer coincidence, my first playthrough of "The Mirror of Return" took place only a few days after I'd downloaded TLoZ: Majora's Mask for the Wii Virtual Console. It threw me for quite a loop when I arrived in the village of Whitewater!

    Another FM I'm rather fond of is "Finals at the Academy." The sheer amount of effort and labor that went into this beauty still amazes me: the well-developed history of the Keeper Academy and the Anharrans, the automatic note-taking system, the clever puzzles with unconventional solutions, the elaborate designs of each magister's private chambers, and the massive number of readables. While I was in college, I would replay this FM after every semester, just because it felt thematically appropriate and I liked having an excuse to enjoy it again.

    But perhaps my all-time favorite FM is "Rowena's Curse." Sure, it's got its flaws, and it's not even Lady Rowena's magnum opus, but there's a certain thrill I get every time I load up this mission. Maybe it's because the story starts with a simple mystery to solve, but gradually evolves into a twisted and tragic narrative that spans multiple generations (and I love me some good narratives). Maybe it's because of how certain rooms are teased but blocked off until they become relevant to the plot, which only happens after you've begun delving into the mansion's darkest secrets. Maybe it's because of how a few key areas are foreshadowed in such a way as to fill you with dread long before it becomes time to open that door, not unlike the buildups to "Return to the Cathedral" and "Robbing the Cradle." Maybe it's all of these reasons, and then some. Regardless, this is one FM I can never get enough of.

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    Southquarter.com/fms
    Registered: Apr 2000
    Location: The Akkala Highlands
    The Inverted Manse - it just seemed so ground breaking for FMs when it came out. And Broken Triad, just because it's nearly perfect in every way.

    Also, from a visual standpoint, Keeper of Infinity, I'm sure there the others but it feels like the first FM that had legitimate minimum hardware requirements.

  6. #6
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    Registered: May 2001
    Location: Boston MA
    Calendra's Cistern and Lorgan's Web. I am a die hard fan of TDP/TG missions and these were 2 very good ones.

  7. #7
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2006
    Location: Troyes, France
    There was one I loved which was a cementery with zombies, and you have to enter into a crypt. I don't remember his name... It is a really short Fan Mission with a lot of NewDark particles. Need to see in Enhanced Thief Fan Missions Archive

    Serouisly, someone can remember me the name? It was created during a recent contest (last year?).
    Enhanced Thief Fan Missions Archive (ETFMA): [TTLG thread]
    DromEd Level Editor Developer Textures Kit (DLETDK): [TTLG thread]

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    Registered: Apr 2016
    Broken Triad

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    Registered: Oct 2012
    Location: Slovenia
    Calendras Legacy

  10. #10
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    Registered: Jul 2006
    Location: Troyes, France
    Mmm no. A FM that takes place in small cemetery, with a blue color as light ambient, where you have to use a shovel in order to dig a tomb to get a key to enter the crypt. I remember to see a big Moon. A very recent FM.
    Enhanced Thief Fan Missions Archive (ETFMA): [TTLG thread]
    DromEd Level Editor Developer Textures Kit (DLETDK): [TTLG thread]

  11. #11
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    Registered: Sep 2011
    TX2 - I think no comment is needed
    Ashen Age - because of the visuals, and the gameplay is tight too
    Whispers in the Desert - very unique, set in Egypt
    Uninvited Guest - has some of the best flow/pacing/sense of progression

    but lately (2016-2017) there have been some very memorable ones, I just don't remember their names, sorry

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    Dóttirin klęšist oft móšur möttli
    Registered: Apr 2015
    Quote Originally Posted by EnYB0La View Post
    Mmm no. A FM that takes place in small cemetery, with a blue color as light ambient, where you have to use a shovel in order to dig a tomb to get a key to enter the crypt. I remember to see a big Moon. A very recent FM.
    http://thiefmissions.com/m/KingAbedzensTomb

    I always liked Broadsword of Sheol (a keyhunt actually)
    Calendras (T1/T2) missions and the
    Keeper of Prophecies missions (if you want to learn something about DromEd, go there).

  13. #13
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2006
    Location: Troyes, France
    Quote Originally Posted by Unna Oertdottir View Post
    That's it. Thanks
    Enhanced Thief Fan Missions Archive (ETFMA): [TTLG thread]
    DromEd Level Editor Developer Textures Kit (DLETDK): [TTLG thread]

  14. #14
    Member
    Registered: Nov 2014
    Skacky's and Melan missions, they just nailed to perfection the city exploration, this probably is the Thief feature that i love the most.

  15. #15
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    Registered: Jan 2011
    Location: Wild and Wooly West of Ireland
    Quote Originally Posted by EnYB0La View Post
    Serouisly, someone can remember me the name?
    Aah, you need the 'What Is (Are) The Fan Mission(s) You Can't Remember The Name Of, Even Though You've Played It (Them) Quite Recently' thread.
    Last edited by Purgator; 20th Dec 2017 at 03:08.

  16. #16
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2006
    Location: Troyes, France
    Sure, we should create it Doesn't it already exist? ��
    Enhanced Thief Fan Missions Archive (ETFMA): [TTLG thread]
    DromEd Level Editor Developer Textures Kit (DLETDK): [TTLG thread]

  17. #17
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2002
    Location: Malmö, Sweden
    I can nod in approval to everything mentioned (that I've played, at least) but just to say something more precise:

    The second Rocksbourg mission. Actually, all of them but the second is the one that made the most impression on me at the time. So many different sceneries as it builds up, it's pretty darn difficult with all the guards (and those deviously placed CombatBots...) and to find the solution to progress, several times. A gorgeous inn, creepy sewers, closed-off part of town, suddenly another part of town, and the lair of a completely new and unique faction.

    Also, I have a really soft spot for the second part of A Love Story II. IMO, it's so much better than the rest of the series, especially the loot hunt, the secrets, the enemy placement, etc.
    Makes for a great (but doable) challenge to try to IronMan this one and get all the loot.
    Last edited by jiansonz; 19th Dec 2017 at 22:08.

  18. #18
    Member
    Registered: May 2008
    Location: Southern,California
    melon colli in porto ,is my go to map to relax and enjoy the would of thief in a modern setting

    any map by "bbb" i am so happy to hear he is making more maps,i was crushed back when he said he retired,if you like to travel and explore he got the missions for you

  19. #19
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2007
    L'Arsene series
    Lord Ashton series
    Rocksbourg Series
    Pirates Ahoy!
    The Drymian Codex
    Upside Down
    At The Royal Rumble Show
    Gladiator
    Rabenbach
    Godbreaker
    Coaxing The Spirit
    Keeper of Infinity
    Forgotten Forest
    Brawl In The Tombs
    A Thief's Holiday

    and more...
    Windows 10 Pro, i7-4790K, GTX 1070 x2, Maximus Hero Vii, 32gb DDR3 2400.
    https://pcpartpicker.com/b/z7ccCJ

  20. #20
    Desperately Dodgy Moderator
    Registered: Nov 2001
    Location: Fields of bluegrass
    Embracing the Enemy, Equilibrium, Ominous Bequest, Broken Triad, Lord Alan's Factory, The Seven Sisters, The Black Frog

  21. #21
    Every FM that's been mentioned above。But, if I were to say which impacted me the most, then it would be The Tower. Something about the atmosphere and the overall design sticks with me.

  22. #22
    New Member
    Registered: Sep 2017
    Ruins of Originia

  23. #23
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2012
    Location: UK
    I remember the first time I played Brawl In The Tombs. Getting the various factions to fight (over and over) had me in stitches. It's a go-to FM after a shitty day, or if I just want to stir up some fighting...

    Many of the FMs already mentioned have impressed me and are on my replay list - so many great stories with excellent gameplay. I'm never stuck for some quality Thiefy playtime.

    The Seven Shades Of Mercury blew me away when I discovered it. Loved the architecture, the atmosphere, how each team needed a different approach - just everything about it - it felt so pro. I think I was fairly new to FMs at this time, and the quality of this one really impressed me.

  24. #24
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2012
    Location: Slovenia
    I see too many recent missions in this thread.

  25. #25
    Member
    Registered: Feb 2009
    Location: Situation's changed, Tom.
    I don't.

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