For planets, we actually have a system where one of our artists will generate the design and we’ll continue to use it everywhere. We do sometimes make custom planets, but for the most part we use this system. Depending on the planet’s theme, you might have different options to create the look you want. We also choose the type of planet. The other related features of the space map vary based on gameplay needs and desired visual aesthetics. In terms of a process for this, we begin with a very basic idea of the space map, then fill the space with things that guide the player and perform as functional gameplay elements. Once the map is functional, we begin to revise the look until we reach our desired quality level. I am somewhat simplifying the process, but I think this gives a decent overview of it. … [Read more...] about Star Trek Online: An Interview With Al Rivera And Bill Yeatts
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Why bother looking for a game that brings back fond memories of more "hardcore" MMO days when you know that Ultima Online, the game that many feel is the standard for what today's MMOs should be, is going free to play? Broadsword has announced that Publish 99 will bring the F2P "Endless Journey" to Ultima Online, though there are some restrictions in place. Rest assured that there is still a subscription option available with no restrictions. … [Read more...] about UO Going F2P So Why Look for Old School When You Can Return to the Original?
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