Friday, March 9, 2012
Scalpels and Dieting Mecha Models
First of all let's all wish Vivi a very happy birthday! And many, many more!
He animated today's Scalpel Front Arm weapon for us, besides his normal coding in of the specials blues designed! The specials all fit into the description so you should go to Romero and check the Vend-o-Tron for that info. These are Nova Gem exclusive weapons. My original plan was to bring you also Star Captain and NSC (non-Star Captain) weapons, which Minar drew for us but we just honestly didn't have time to get them animated for this week. (Minar had final exams and Korin had a ton of other things in the works.) You will get them most likely next week.
So many mecha models "lost weight" this week - TONS - so they could "fit" in the walkaround quests! I had to shrink their shadows, actually. Some have only one shadow, and some have two. And of course each mecha model has many levels - so to roll this release I had to open 8 separate windows with many, many tabs in each one to change nearly 100 filenames! So if you were not able to complete the walkaround quests in any of the models on the following list, try again!
- Wolfblade (lower-level, not the Advanced)
- ShS Trog SC
- ShS Trog NSC
- Dragon Spirit Form NG
- Dragon Spirit Form SC
- Dragon Spirit Form NSC
If you get stuck in a different model, or are still getting stuck in any of the above, please report it in the Gremlins forum as a reply here
I fixed a few database typos:
- Sparkler Rocket Std 3010 description is now correct
- Dimitri's Gaze series got a typofix and a grammar fix
- The Flamorah series also got a correction in its description
I didn't get into quest files this week for any dialogue or mouseover typos. I'm still on the PC which can't handle having MQ open and running while Flash is open and running, so my multitasking is suffering horribly. I actually did some questwriting on actual paper with an actual pen with actual ink over the past couple of weeks! My hard drive on the laptop turned up blank - all my precious text files gone... and the first estimate from a file recovery place was over $1,000 USD. Getting one more estimate before I just get a new HD & send this one to Korin to give it a last-ditch effort for file recovery - so let's all hope for the best. Back up your files NOW!
Also in this bugfixing frenzy, Vivi got rid of NaN bugs in:
- Cosmic Talon (head)
- Steve Skysplitter (head)
- Yeti Boss (arm)
Vivi also fixed something with the Giant Gorilla on Liath - I don't know offhand what it was ... because a Gremlin sneaked into one of our testing mechanisms somehow - so that fix actually rolled un-tested! (Normally every potential fix gets tested before it rolls Live.) (The Gremlins ArchKnight Plasma Charge is checking it now - he just told me that what was wrong is that it was buffing the player instead of its own attacks.)
Speaking of Gremlins AKs - Ello is back with us! 'Ello, Ello!
Coming up: Charfade plans to guest-art us a St. Patrick's Day weapon! Jemini did backgrounds for St. Pat's Day! Traditional-styled original Irish music! More about that new music later, though - because I have to run out the door! Have a great weekend - thanks so much for your support! Please tell your friends about MechQuest!