Chronicles...



  • Why isn't there an area for chronicles? There's a link in the main Cythera page, but it just takes you to the main (url="http://"http://www.ambrosiasw.com/news/newsletter/")Ambrosia Newsletter Page(/url). We might as well have a place for stories, to encourage people to come here. Look at the EV/EV:O boards. They have a very large number of chronicles based on Sci-Fi universes. I'd like to know what people have to say about this...

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  • I was just pondering that thought myself the other day, I personally think it would be a great idea.

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  • Get away from Cythera while you still can! It's a dead end. Play something open-ended! Play EV! Play EVO! Run!

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  • The reason they don't have it yet might be because of a lack of players. Afterall, EVs been around for years. And so have EV boards. As for the Ares and Avara chronicles, Ares has alot of people and Avara has been around for a LONG time - I personally dislike thee game. If you keep posting about this your bound to get Andrew's attention... though I've never seen him on the Cythera board. But look at how ___ post about writing stories went. Few people posted.. :p

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  • I agree, but having Cythera chronicles would be a way to increase the community, and even increase Cythera's popularity.

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    Originally posted by Talos:
    **I agree, but having Cythera chronicles would be a way to increase the community, and even increase Cythera's popularity.

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    maybe. but with the excitement of EV3 and the new games(since pop-pop is already in beta) even with a chronicles page cythera would lose alot of the spotlight... not to mention that people probably won't find it too fun - thought i did and thats what made me register it even though now i wish i had registered something else instead :p - the music isn't great unless you listen to it in a certain way(don't ask), the graphics are annoying(what's with the angle?), the gameplay isn't smooth, there is no expandability, doesn't look like theres going to be an update, and the game itself isn't too big or long(as in number of missions, things U can do, weapons, spells, etc.). I really liked Cythera when i first played it and I even liked the music(i was either listing it a certain way or there was something wrong with me). but now I usually find it annoying. Now if i want to look at Cythera as a good thing i'll just think of it as a kind of an Ambrosia 'Wolfenstein' for a future GOOD Ambrosia RPG.

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    Originally posted by J.Ace21:
    **maybe. but with the excitement of EV3 and the new games(since pop-pop is already in beta) even with a chronicles page cythera would lose alot of the spotlight... not to mention that people probably won't find it too fun - thought i did and thats what made me register it even though now i wish i had registered something else instead:p - the music isn't great unless you listen to it in a certain way(don't ask), the graphics are annoying(what's with the angle?), the gameplay isn't smooth, there is no expandability, doesn't look like theres going to be an update, and the game itself isn't too big or long(as in number of missions, things U can do, weapons, spells, etc.). I really liked Cythera when i first played it and I even liked the music(i was either listing it a certain way or there was something wrong with me). but now I usually find it annoying. Now if i want to look at Cythera as a good thing i'll just think of it as a kind of an Ambrosia 'Wolfenstein' for a future GOOD Ambrosia RPG.

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    Keep in mind, though, that many of those things would be fixed with an increase in the number of registrations. The game is based on the Delver engine, which can be used for many types of games. I think that with a little work and encouragement, Ambrosia could make Cythera expadable, or release another, better, RPG.

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    Originally posted by Talos:
    **Keep in mind, though, that many of those things would be fixed with an increase in the number of registrations. The game is based on the Delver engine, which can be used for many types of games. I think that with a little work and encouragement, Ambrosia could make Cythera expadable, or release another, better, RPG.

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    i really hope that they do.

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  • Neoliz: NEVER say anything bad about Cythera! :mad: Do this again, and i will tell Omen :p

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    Originally posted by J.Ace21:
    **The reason they don't have it yet might be because of a lack of players. Afterall, EVs been around for years. And so have EV boards. As for the Ares and Avara chronicles, Ares has alot of people (snip) If you keep posting about this your bound to get Andrew's attention... though I've never seen him on the Cythera board. But look at how ___ post about writing stories went. Few people posted..:p
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    Oh really? Those boards have lost a lot of people and gained very few in return (I'm one of the new guys). I'd say there are about 20 or so people who post in Ares, 5 are rarely on. But a Cythera chronicles would help. And maybe someone should start a tevern topic, the bars in EV/O and Ares seem to do pretty well... (I think the Ares bar has the largest number of posts in all the Ambrosia forums with about 540 replies)

    As for the Delver engine. With four years and a lot of hard work, it could be used to make a really awesome game, maybe even topping EV/O.

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    (This message has been edited by Avatara (edited 09-16-2000).)



  • I'm back!

    Yeah, I'll post a tavern topic. Don't think it would get much attention, though... The story topics failed miserably. I don't know why, but nobody was very interested. The Delver engine seems pretty dead, they made Cythera and then stopped. I don't think anyone really knows why. Slayer, could you talk to andrew about the possibility of a Chronicles section? He doesn't seem to pay much attention to the Cythereans... :frown:

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  • By stories, what did you mean? The "team" stories they have on the EV and Ares boards (like "the buildup" and "War's Fortune")? We could do something like those, where everyone posts a description of their Cythera character and we go against some type of new threat. It will work nicely, as long as the characters are realistic (not invincible).

    Wait, I'll rephrase that:

    It should work nicely.

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    Originally posted by Avatara:
    **By stories, what did you mean? The "team" stories they have on the EV and Ares boards (like "the buildup" and "War's Fortune")? We could do something like those, where everyone posts a description of their Cythera character and we go against some type of new threat. It will work nicely, as long as the characters are realistic (not invincible).

    Wait, I'll rephrase that:

    It should work nicely.

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    go ahead. do it. it's already been done and it didn't get close to two pages!

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  • well the EV/O boards might have lost alot of people but they are gaining more as word about EV3 is getting around the mac community.

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  • as for add on stories try the resistance string.

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  • For chronicles, maybe the Cythera moderators should send e-mails to Andrew asking him for a chronicles forum. If not a chronicles forum, at least ask for another Cythera web board. (you could always use the second board for stories)

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    Originally posted by J.Ace21:
    **go ahead. do it. it's already been done and it didn't get close to two pages!
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    Maybe you guys ended it too fast or the plot got boring...

    Either way, there is one now that really could use other people adding to the plot. Just keep it reasonable.
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    (This message has been edited by Avatara (edited 09-22-2000).)



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    Originally posted by Talos:
    **The story topics failed miserably. I don't know why, but nobody was very interested.
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    Um...could you tell me what the title was, or make a link? I have browsed through all 13 pages and I still can't find it.

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    Originally posted by Avatara:
    **Um...could you tell me what the title was, or make a link? I have browsed through all 13 pages and I still can't find it.
    **

    I deleted it, before our right to delete was taken away.

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