Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Who is online?
In total there are 42 users online :: 8 Registered, 0 Hidden and 34 Guests :: 2 Bots

CybeastGregarX, LunarWolf, Old_Man_Tai, Teenwrestler, TheEditor1023, TiefBlau, Vcom7418, xalex

[ View the whole list ]


Most users ever online was 155 on Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:33 am
Champions & #1 contenders
FRICTION


Friction World Champion
Brittany Luvve
#1 contender
Cecilia Northman & Death Bunny


Tag team Champions
The Black Feathers Gang
#1 contenders
???


Kawaii Champion
no champion
#1 contender
???


Hardcore Champion
Adrian Kytes
#1 contender
Silver Ace


Friction Hentai Champion
Natasha Loclear
#1 contender
Velvet Valentine


Entropy Champion
Alaina Sanders
#1 contender
Kei


Softcore Champion
Alyssa Blank
#1 contender
???



TENSION


Tension World Champion
Ami Takeuchi
#1 contender
Clyde Gastin


Tension tag team champions
White Gale (Daisuke Kamiya & Sion
#1 contender
???


Tension Hentai Champion
Valerie Von Vulpes
#1 contender
Leo Fandero


Tension 24/7 Champion
Soledad Vega
#1 contender
???

I need matches

Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:45 am by RJD

Hello everyone. I need matches.

Comments: 2

Looking for a matchup.

Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:24 am by Link-mon

Hey. Finally got my approval and now looking for my first match on the site.
Heres my first girl. Anything will do just looking to get a start.

http://www.afwrpg.com/t15550-anna-ivers#430893

Comments: 2

Back to the forum ^^'

Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:27 pm by wrestleryu

Yay I'm finally getting back to the forum, trying to get to my old matches and willing to start new roleplays too Smile

For those who have ben waiting too much for my replies and are not willing to continue an oooold thread, I will totally understand.

For those who didn't miss me at all: Prrrrrrrt! Razz

Comments: 2


What do you need to make a Good RPG?

Page 2 of 3 Previous  1, 2, 3  Next

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Re: What do you need to make a Good RPG?

Post by Lobo on Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:21 pm

Happy to know that I've already got at least 88% of these Do's and Don'ts correct. Makes me think im better at making RPG's than I thought.

The only problem I usually have when making a game is constructing the overall plot and making it "Good". I always try to avoid the "Bad Guy wants to rule the world" cliche more than anything. And if the plot ever came down to that, I usually add more layers to to the plot to make it more meaningful, so the story can be much more interesting dispite the overall plot being "Seen before".

_________________
Friction: Kelly Conway Zipporah Amos Boudreaux "THE Cyclops"  Bonnie Gastin Andrea Umlaut White Mamba  Trixie Lasek

Tension: Clyde Gastin Dulsa  Youkai Kid

Lobo

Posts : 9295
Join date : 2009-08-19
Age : 24

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: What do you need to make a Good RPG?

Post by Kelsea on Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:37 pm

Trying to make a RPG huh? what system are you using?

_________________
Kelsea's Karacters/Desire's section

Spotlight
characters:

& of course ThE BRaT PaCK

Kelsea

Posts : 7526
Join date : 2008-04-06

View user profile http://www.afwrpg.com/t1368-kelsea-s-karacter

Back to top Go down

Re: What do you need to make a Good RPG?

Post by Lobo on Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:47 pm

Yea... Been trying to make an RPG for about 3 years. Never finished a "Real Game" Completely (due to several reasons) and I'd like to.

RPG Maker VX

_________________
Friction: Kelly Conway Zipporah Amos Boudreaux "THE Cyclops"  Bonnie Gastin Andrea Umlaut White Mamba  Trixie Lasek

Tension: Clyde Gastin Dulsa  Youkai Kid

Lobo

Posts : 9295
Join date : 2009-08-19
Age : 24

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: What do you need to make a Good RPG?

Post by anegge on Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:47 pm

[quote="Kelsea":2gz9jard]What are Roguelike RPGs?

RPGs based on a procedural generation engine.

Examples include: Rogue, Hack, Nethack, DooM RL, and Stone Soup.
Japanese versions I know of would be Shiren the Wanderer or Izuna: Unemployed Ninja.
Dwarf Fortress and Desktop Dungeons are related to this genre as well.

[quote="Kelsea":2gz9jard]-Don't make him/her a mute (example culprit: Suikoden 4)

(example culprit: Chronotrigger)
There are exceptions to this rule. The character should be mute if you are trying to create direct identification with him/her (example: Dragon Quest 5, Mother 3), or when the characters aren't really focuses of the story (example: Dragon Quest 3, or 9). I'd rather see a game with a strong personality main though.

[quote="Kelsea":2gz9jard](example culprit: Disgaea... I think? )

Actually, thatsthejoke.jpg

But my absolute favorite game with respect to this concept is Thousand Year Door, so I'm totally with you.

_________________
Well.,I think the dust has settled, any other skateboarders around here? - Sparkplug71

NEWS FLASH: the Archergurl who you speaking of is not part of AFW anymore and she's currently working in production for new game titles in Japan. I'm her Canadian friend who she gave her PC due to mines has crashed. She was nice enough to give it to me to help a friend in need. So she got a spared one that she uses for the things I've mention above. BTW, Anegge and Alexandra be sure to check the E-mail adresses carefully. As Archergurl and me aren't the same thing.

My wrestlers

anegge

Posts : 2953
Join date : 2008-04-10

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: What do you need to make a Good RPG?

Post by MosesGal on Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:52 pm

Crazy story to throw in here but I've been hearing that young students from Japan had been offered careers in video game design based soley on thier "projects" with RPG Maker. I've heaard this somewhere. Forgot where though.

MosesGal

Posts : 236
Join date : 2010-07-17

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: What do you need to make a Good RPG?

Post by anegge on Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:04 pm


_________________
Well.,I think the dust has settled, any other skateboarders around here? - Sparkplug71

NEWS FLASH: the Archergurl who you speaking of is not part of AFW anymore and she's currently working in production for new game titles in Japan. I'm her Canadian friend who she gave her PC due to mines has crashed. She was nice enough to give it to me to help a friend in need. So she got a spared one that she uses for the things I've mention above. BTW, Anegge and Alexandra be sure to check the E-mail adresses carefully. As Archergurl and me aren't the same thing.

My wrestlers

anegge

Posts : 2953
Join date : 2008-04-10

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: What do you need to make a Good RPG?

Post by Adeptus-Astartes on Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:25 pm

How about a RPG where your character is a Villain Protagonist like the Overlord series? You can choose to be either a heartless Lawful Evil tyrant or an omicidal Chaotic Evil maniac.

Personally I always liked the concept of the silent protagonist. Some may bemoan the lack of personality but this allows you to project your own personality and ego on the character and to use him like an avatar. Plus with the lack of the inner monolouge you don't have to tolerate the potential wangsting and bitching.

[quote="anegge":8nw6uneb](example culprit: Chronotrigger)
There are exceptions to this rule. The character should be mute [...] or when the characters aren't really focuses of the story (example: Dragon Quest 3, or 9).

Not necessarily. You can give your companions or the other characters personality while the lead is a blank slate waiting to be filled by you like Overlord or Dragon Age where it worked quite well. Or like when you were the nameless commander in Command and Conquer.

As for the story, why not making fun of or deconstructing the typical clichés and tropes that are haunting (J)RPGs? Or why not make characters who are in their mid 20s at least? Bonus points if they are in their 40s and beyond.

BTW:You know, since I have the VX too, I might even create a Queen's Blade RPG once I have enough time and once I'm in really good mood. :mrgreen: 8-)

_________________
Characters
[url=http://afwrpg.informe.com/forum/p65180.html:3duawh7q][/url:3duawh7q][url=http://afwrpg.informe.com/forum/p63141.html:3duawh7q][/url:3duawh7q][url=http://afwrpg.informe.com/forum/p82875.html:3duawh7q][/url:3duawh7q][url=http://afwrpg.informe.com/forum/p90311.html:3duawh7q][/url:3duawh7q][url=http://afwrpg.informe.com/forum/p63834.html:3duawh7q][/url:3duawh7q][url=http://afwrpg.informe.com/forum/p86035.html:3duawh7q][/url:3duawh7q][url=http://afwrpg.informe.com/forum/p87338.html:3duawh7q][/url:3duawh7q][url=http://afwrpg.informe.com/forum/p88186.html:3duawh7q][/url:3duawh7q][url=http://afwrpg.informe.com/forum/p76982.html:3duawh7q][/url:3duawh7q][url=http://afwrpg.informe.com/forum/p111711.html:3duawh7q][/url:3duawh7q][url=http://afwrpg.informe.com/forum/p113951.html:3duawh7q][/url:3duawh7q][url=http://afwrpg.informe.com/forum/p88746.html:3duawh7q][/url:3duawh7q][url=http://afwrpg.informe.com/forum/p108557.html:3duawh7q][/url:3duawh7q][url=http://afwrpg.informe.com/forum/p61421.html:3duawh7q][/url:3duawh7q]


For the complete roster and updates check out the [url=http://afwrpg.informe.com/forum/p76979.html:3duawh7q]Index Astartes[/url:3duawh7q]

Adeptus-Astartes

Posts : 85
Join date : 2010-04-19

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: What do you need to make a Good RPG?

Post by anegge on Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:11 am

[quote="Adeptus-Astartes":31vgf3l6]Not necessarily. You can give your companions or the other characters personality while the lead is a blank slate waiting to be filled by you like Overlord or Dragon Age where it worked quite well. Or like when you were the nameless commander in Command and Conquer.

Those are wRPGs though, right? That's pretty much standard in a wRPG.

_________________
Well.,I think the dust has settled, any other skateboarders around here? - Sparkplug71

NEWS FLASH: the Archergurl who you speaking of is not part of AFW anymore and she's currently working in production for new game titles in Japan. I'm her Canadian friend who she gave her PC due to mines has crashed. She was nice enough to give it to me to help a friend in need. So she got a spared one that she uses for the things I've mention above. BTW, Anegge and Alexandra be sure to check the E-mail adresses carefully. As Archergurl and me aren't the same thing.

My wrestlers

anegge

Posts : 2953
Join date : 2008-04-10

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: What do you need to make a Good RPG?

Post by anegge on Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:47 am

Alright, here comes my first batch of overthinking it. I'm gonna leave Kelsea to the story advice mostly, my advice concerns gameplay mostly. Some of this may be difficult to impossible with RPG maker, but keep it in mind.

Graphics/Sounds:
Tie gameplay abilities to graphic/sound effects in an identifiable way. All fire attacks should be recognizably similar in color, shape, or sound to produce automatic recognition in the player. (Unless this is one of your' gameplay gimmicks,) the player should never have to guess what type of attack the enemy is using on them. Always show before telling, but telling tends to be important too. You can use sound/text cues to add an additional reward for certain behavior. For example, if the mage uses a spell that the enemy is weak against you could add a ding sound, or an extra explosion, or just say, "It was supereffective!"

(For nonmute characters,) emotionally tie PC and villain concepts to the plot using sound. By all means use leitmotifs (which is a fancy word for character theme music), but also try linking certain gameplay actions to voice clips according to character. I'm sure anyone who has played the game will remember the line, "I saved this one for you evildoer!" Just try not to make any of the character lines too grating. (e.g. Support characters in Persona 3/4. Sometimes.)
If you'd like to give it a shot you can also use visual elements as motifs. You might try using the visual themes to represent what type of dungeon or monster habitat the player is delving into.

_________________
Well.,I think the dust has settled, any other skateboarders around here? - Sparkplug71

NEWS FLASH: the Archergurl who you speaking of is not part of AFW anymore and she's currently working in production for new game titles in Japan. I'm her Canadian friend who she gave her PC due to mines has crashed. She was nice enough to give it to me to help a friend in need. So she got a spared one that she uses for the things I've mention above. BTW, Anegge and Alexandra be sure to check the E-mail adresses carefully. As Archergurl and me aren't the same thing.

My wrestlers

anegge

Posts : 2953
Join date : 2008-04-10

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: What do you need to make a Good RPG?

Post by anegge on Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:57 am

Get ready. Here comes the sperg.

Overall Gameplay:

Increase game pace. Reduce (frustrating) randomness. Players like to reach a goal in the dungeon, either the boss or a treasure chest or other point of interest. This feeling is hindered when when they are interrupted by frequent random encounters especially when the encounters seem repetitive. One method for mitigating this is to use visible (on the map) monsters, but in some cases merely reducing the encounter rate will serve. Excessively long dungeons can also be a culprit, IMO 30 minutes is a good length for a dungeon in straightforward dungeons. Generally, unless the level has an interesting maze, puzzle or minigame mechanic it should probably an hour or less in duration. Contributing to this total dungeon length factor might be delaying monster encounters. It's usually best to avoid monsters that have sleep-all or confuse-all attacks that can remove player control completely.

Have you ever played a FF game all the way through without using a megaelixer? I have. You can't buy them in stores so the amount that exist is absolutely limited. What if I needed it for a harder boss? But an item that no one ever uses is no better than an "Achievement." You want the players to use the items they find. Reduce obsessive behavior. (Of course, part of this is the player's fault) Make sure that the game is balanced to be difficult but beatable 'without' grinding. This also maximizes how interesting random encounters/bosses can be. Reduce the efficiency of grinding by reducing experience gains/increasing curve as grinding continues (but please don't have monsters that gain levels with you, that's BS). Provide a method for the player to determine where or how many treasures are available in a dungeon, or at least ensure that dungeons don't self destruct. In addition, utility items should be purchasable or repeatably obtainable (without encounter farming). A good example of this is the Yggdrasil leaf in Dragon Quest which can be found whenever you have none in your' inventory.

Make penalties obvious but not severe. The main culprit I'm thinking of here is Total Party Death. Some games remove everything gained in between the last save and TPD. This penalizes player's for trying to play your' game as intended and teaches them to grind more instead. In Dragon Quest, however the penalty is reduced to 'lose half your' gold, and get kicked back to your' last save.' Etrian Oddessy also mitigates this penalty by allowing you to save your' map data (which is harder and more time consuming than regaining the lost experience.) Another situation that is important to do this with is correcting poor skill tree choice. The player should be able to reset his skill tree to prevent him from having to restart, but if there is no penalty the player will reset for every new circumstance. Another approach would be to put methods in that prevented poor skill choices, but IMO that's boring.

Combat Gameplay:
Increase mechanic transparency. RPG players are smart. They will want to know why their super sword slash does 120% more to that turtle than a fireball. Tell them why. You can tell them all the numbers up front, or at the least provide cues to advantageous actions. If the characters have skill trees provide data for each skill so that the player can make informed decisions. Otherwise they'll feel cheated when the get an ability that does something they didn't want.

Give the player options that are interesting. No one wants to play a fighter that only uses attacks, or a white mage that only uses the basic heal spell each turn. Encourage non-attack/healing options whenever possible. There are a number of ways to do this. Reduce skill cost/increase max MP, or use a non-MP based system. You can encourage the use of status effects by adding regular damage to the attack as well as the chance to cause the status. Tag hitting elemental weaknesses with an additional bonus of some type, or reward certain 'combination' of attacks. You could also make different elements distinct by granting them different targeting options (or adding mini-status effects to them like burn for fire.) Increase the scope/duration of stat buffs and debuffs to make them viable as well (or tack debuffs onto an attack). You can also increase the scope and duration of basic healing spells to make them more interesting. What if the 'basic healing' spell was regeneration? Or whenever you buffed someone they gained HP as well? The resurrection spell could also add a defense buff. Passive abilities that trigger off other actions in battle can also be fun. The berserker can gain an attack bonus for killing enemies or maybe the black mage gets MP back whenever an enemy hits him. Uncontrollable passive abilities (such as the mage's MP gain) are most rewarding when the player still makes a choice to enable them such as choosing them from a skill tree or equipping a talisman that grants them. In addition you can provide complementary abilities to characters that have strong plot relationships, or conflicting ones for characters that are at odds.

Use unique monsters (and other gameplay pieces) to add to the experience. Monsters should be able to pull off some of the cool tricks that the characters can as well, and maybe some that the characters can't. But aside from bosses each monster should have only one or two tricks. This makes the monster feel like it has a unique, recognizable flavor. Try to choose ability sets for monsters that combine in different manners with different sets of monster parties. Grant enemy AI the ability to 'combo' with each other without being overwhelming.

Indie Game Designing Advice:

Your' game design is almost certainly too big for you to complete. Make it smaller. With an RPG, you can make an anthology series using the same system/characters and focus on a different main character with each game.

(You may notice that a lot of these concepts are intertwined.)

_________________
Well.,I think the dust has settled, any other skateboarders around here? - Sparkplug71

NEWS FLASH: the Archergurl who you speaking of is not part of AFW anymore and she's currently working in production for new game titles in Japan. I'm her Canadian friend who she gave her PC due to mines has crashed. She was nice enough to give it to me to help a friend in need. So she got a spared one that she uses for the things I've mention above. BTW, Anegge and Alexandra be sure to check the E-mail adresses carefully. As Archergurl and me aren't the same thing.

My wrestlers

anegge

Posts : 2953
Join date : 2008-04-10

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: What do you need to make a Good RPG?

Post by Sponsored content Today at 12:22 pm


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 2 of 3 Previous  1, 2, 3  Next

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum