Legions FAQ

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SeymourGore, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. SeymourGore

    SeymourGore Flatulent Cherub

  2. SeymourGore

    SeymourGore Flatulent Cherub

    Alright, here's the FAQ that's posted on the site, reposted here. As more information becomes available, expect this to get updated as well.
     
  3. Fixious

    Fixious Test Lead

    Quite a few artists. Curious to see what the Music department will pump out.
     
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  4. RedInk

    RedInk Member

    Same here, Fixious. When I saw a music position on the team I was like 'whoa', and from there on was interested with FE:L music.

    I am imagining it will be some high paced adrenaline rushing pow wow music. Would go great with it...well more with tribes(I mentioned tribes! Yikes!).
     
  5. Fixious

    Fixious Test Lead

    If it doesn't feature Lamb of God I'll be *dancing* pissed.

    :D
     
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  6. NightHawk043

    NightHawk043 Member

    Yes.
    Lamb of God.
    Yes.
     
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  7. Zhou

    Zhou Private Tester

    Lol at that Lamb of God trailer, got a Legions tshirt for my footage in there.
     
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  8. Apcizzle

    Apcizzle Member

    Lamb of God is sick.. but the trailer.. not so much
     
  9. RockeyRex

    RockeyRex Legions Developer

    Problem with LoG is that whatever song you pick form them it'll sound the same.
     
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  10. Uncannyguy

    Uncannyguy New Member

    Even though that means I wasted ten dollars back in the day, I'm pretty glad about this part. Any chance of using skin mods?
     
  11. mausgang

    mausgang Puzzlemaster

    Okay, two things. If and when the mac support is incoming, will there be private testing for the mac version? Also, how do you get a signature and a sweet banner on the bottom? I looked through my profile, but editing settings isn't very intuitive.
     
  12. mausgang

    mausgang Puzzlemaster

    I've figured out the signature.
     
  13. SeymourGore

    SeymourGore Flatulent Cherub

    As there's currently no Mac support, I'm not going to speculate on a "If" scenario regarding Mac private testing.
     
  14. IzSid

    IzSid Honored Hero

    2-3-2-3-2-3-2-3-2-3-2-3-2-3-2-3-2-3-2-3-2-3-2-3-2-3,

    What? :rolleyes:
     
  15. Zhou

    Zhou Private Tester

    Heh, I didn't say what Crash picked from my footage was particularly good, just that it nabbed me a tshirt.

    Also, this was before hotswapping became universally reviled iirc.
     
  16. Volt Cruelerz

    Volt Cruelerz Legions Developer

    Unlikely... The problem is that while its entirely possible to create your own skins in theory, getting them distributed to others would be very difficult.

    I see it more likely that they might have a contest now and then to design a new skin and the winner gets something special. The problem is that everything is drawn locally and that only coordinates and events are sent to the servers. This means that if you want a custom skin that others would see in-game, you'd have to somehow distribute it to them via the internet, though some people have slow internet and it wouldn't work well.

    The only solution I've come up with to alleviate this is to allow someone to upload it into Overdrive which would then check the size and tell the user if its not. If it is, it is then linked to your profile and if you get into a match with someone and they have a checkbox in their personal settings labeled "Show Custom Skins" marked, the server will distribute your skin to their computer during countdown phase. Of course, in matches with, say 32 people or what have you, this would take forever, so idk what to do in that case, but for smaller games it could work.

    Problems still arise though if you want to permanently store the images for future games. How many skins do you store? Also, what about vulgarities and other inappropriate content? These problems need to be addressed first.
     
  17. RockeyRex

    RockeyRex Legions Developer

    Client side skins are not really an issue. If a person with a custom skin joins, he will see his own custom skin and the people without a matching named skin see a "default" team skin. Same thing was done back in Tribes 1/2
     
  18. RedInk

    RedInk Member

    BugsPray said that they will be releasing that information later.
     
  19. Volt Cruelerz

    Volt Cruelerz Legions Developer

    I guess that's true... I guess I'm still thinking in terms of IA. There'd need to be some skin database/reference like what we have for mods/HUD's now for it though, but that would be easy to do.

    I guess at that point though, what would encourage people to periodically download new skins? I doubt it would happen. Also, how do you register a name for your skin so that there aren't duplication errors? There'd have to be a system for it...

    I love skins and want them, but there are hurdles associated with them...
     
  20. RockeyRex

    RockeyRex Legions Developer

    Duplication is not really an issue. You'll see your version of the skin anyways so there is no real danger of offensive material. Also if really wished a crc check can be done by the server and then be refered to by the clients.