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Offline Goober5000

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Blackwater Operations's forum description states that it is "the elite of the elite when it comes to campaigns".  Defend this assertion.  Construct a well-reasoned argument and cite sources.

 

Offline BlackDove

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IceFire is behind Derelict, Warzone, Aftermath if I'm not mistaken.

Ace is behind Twilight and the similar.

Both were Volition Watch mods/admins (Ace was Alumini IIRC, for good reason).

Bobboau I doubt needs any introduction here, I'm sure you can pick any of the six thousand things he did and does for the SCP as to what he's "best" at, and Raven IIRC has HTLed some stuff that went into the media VP's. Even if not, his models are some of the best I've seen, and I've seen many.

I, together with another person (therefore just the two of us) won the European league in Squad Wars, and I was the better player of the two of us (as acknowledged by him many times, so this isn't me pissing in the wind). Gameplay wise, you don't get better than that, which makes me the perfect quality tester stretching from now... to say about... the edge of forever when we consider Freespace. Oh, and I also knew Xinny, the guy you went Into The Lion's Den with (so much so I know a nice secret related to him and Zero that nobody will ever know).

So, elite of the elite when it comes to story (Ice), elite when it comes to mission design (Ace), elite when it comes to gameplay (Me), elite when it comes to making mods, models, scripts, textures and generally everything else (Bobboau and Raven). Soon, I will get one or two more people to handle our website, one who have extensive experience in that field as well, so we'll be elite at that one as well.

Also, I don't need to mention that the fact it's the only legitimate sequel to Warzone, Twilight and Derelict - arguably the best campaigns worth playing for this game (conversions excluded).

I'd say the description is fairly accurate. Wouldn't you?
« Last Edit: November 27, 2007, 05:58:07 pm by BlackDove »

 

Offline Raven2001

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What BD said basically :)

I feel a bit off the hook on the public view, because all you ever seen of my current skill (and then again, im better since then :P ) is the HTL Hecate.
However thats just because most of my models are personal experiences, and unfinished stuff that arent ready to be shown yet, and because I like to keep a low profile :D

Also, let me take this oportunity to say that, Ive been and are on projects with other modding veterans (Styxx, MT - Aldo, Lost Souls and some defunct projects - Venom\Nico, OTT). But, the management\organization and combined talent here is clearly the best Ive been on... no offense to the rest :D
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Offline Ace

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Waaay back when BWO was first announced and that tagline was on the forums I sort of objected to it:
"Who says that the Derelict and Awakenings people are the best of the best? Grrrrr.... G'KAR!!!!!!" *threw spoo*
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Offline IceFire

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I never came up with the tagline BTW.  Its just there.  But yeah originally when we started off the whole staff had several successful campaigns worth.

Also worth mentioning Dynamo who was a part of the staff wrote a brilliant campaign for Descent: FreeSpace.  Something that should be resurrected sometime.
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Offline Admiral Nelson

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Do you mean Awakenings?  That already has been resurrected....
If a man consults whether he is to fight, when he has the power in his own hands, it is certain that his opinion is against fighting.

 

Offline IceFire

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Even better!  I missed that one.
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Offline Snail

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Mobius got offended by that bit a while ago IIRC.

 

Offline BlackDove

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I think I would be offended too, were I a rookie.

 

Offline IceFire

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We could vote on changing the tag line to something else...

"Guaranteed out before Duke Nukem Forever or the sun explodes.  Choose one."

 :lol:
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"Burn the land, boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me..."

 
Also, what about the demo they released?   That was pretty sweet.
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To write the love of God above, would drain the ocean dry
Nor could the scroll contain the whole, though stretched from sky to sky!

 

Offline Qwer

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Also, I don't need to mention that the fact it's the only legitimate sequel to Warzone, Twilight and Derelict - arguably the best campaigns worth playing for this game (conversions excluded).

Never played Twilight, but both Derelict and Warzone were getting more boring and stupid towards the end.
If in your opinion there's no difference beetwen "Master Game" and "Game Master", I can only feel for you.

 
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Offline BlackDove

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Also, I don't need to mention that the fact it's the only legitimate sequel to Warzone, Twilight and Derelict - arguably the best campaigns worth playing for this game (conversions excluded).

Never played Twilight, but both Derelict and Warzone were getting more boring and stupid towards the end.

I would expect no less from a person that willingly signed on to the Inferno project. Or should I say, "No more".
« Last Edit: December 18, 2007, 12:26:45 pm by BlackDove »

  

Offline CKid

Come on guys, lets not turn this into a campaign war. It would be better to keep your opinions to yourselves and concentrate on your own projects. That way maybe both projects can be finshed in my lifetime. :)
If I agreed with you, we would both be wrong

 

Offline Ace

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Let's cut the campaign bashing here, for all parties.
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Offline BlackDove

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Technically the thread really serves no purpose anymore either since the question's been answered anyway.

Closed.

/edit Ah, you closed it already. Neat.