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I thought I've seen a calendar where the table was on the left side of the picture - but I checked and no, there was none :)
And now I start to understand what is "design" and artistic approach - I downloaded the panorama and mirrored it to see АВАНГАРД normally. Somehow, the "normal" left-to-right read image looks too commonplace...
Well, it's not mandatory to re-shoot ALL screens as I see it. You are to assign the reward - as you are the ones knowing all locations and difficulties linked with shooting a particular spot. All I could think of is some "official" title like "the most attentive fan" or smth else.
I HAVE AN IDEA!!!
There are countless screenshots of LA dez0wave team has put to public so far. Apparantly, most of the same images can be seen in the game when it's released - be it road of non-cordon, or a scene of C-Consciousness scientists putting "test-animal" NPC into their tubes and appliences etc.
So, what I propose is a sort of "LA fan photo quest" once YOU have LA installed:
1) find a place you've seen among the LA images;
2) try to make as similar screenshot as you can - your X-Y-Z position with all the HUD / no HUD, weapon in hand, lighting (render), position of dots on the mini-map etc.;
3) submit it to some fileshare server along with the saved game file to prove that your screen is not a product of photoshop, original screen made by dez0wave and sleepless nights of wizardry involving the two; but it's a product of sleepless nights spent on finding the actual in-game position and making a screenshot;
4) would be quite fair if the screens to be "re-shot" were kindly selected by the developer team members since they know the best as to which screen IS possible to repeat and which IS NOT, which CAN be repeated with 100% ACCURACY and which can only have SOME SIMILARITY etc. I mean the "target mark" for us is to be put by them and no other, IMHO;
5) the "reward" for the "quest" is also at their discretion and the relevance or stupidity of the quest itself is OF COURSE open to be discussed by everyone interested / annoyed :)
Zaporozhets, not Lada :)
but hey, the videos look like something was done to the visual part as well, wasn't it?
GET TO DA CHOPPAH! (c)
Serious, the smoke is almost smell-able! You start controlling my mood and mind with your work, dez0wave! Remove the red hit indicator and put into frame - I'll purchase it from you.
"Enemy spotted. Instructions? - Eliminate him! - Affirmative!"
Beautiful calendar and screenshots (as always!)! Keep it up and I hope everybody's coped with their hangovers ;)
I simply love the graphic part of your game, meeen!)))
And I do appreciate optional hud parts! I try to play with no hud now - it's something totally different! I turn it on only to loot the corpses and see if I bleed. Otherwise I look into inventory.
Panorama is great but somehow the stadium name got mirrored :) should be АВАНГАРД, but I can see only ДРАГ... from behind the tree :)
I guess cheaters would anyway throw snowbOLTs, not snowbALLs XD
But the idea is good! For example, STALKER for children - a multiplayer map with snowballs as the only weapon. If anyone gets hit - he falls but then gets up rubbing his legs (same as when NPC gets up from a campfire) and he can play on. With no blood, death or weapons.
it's like "I say JUMP - you say HOW HIGH" -> "We say WORRY - you say HOW BAD" :)
Knives may be deadly in skillful hands, you know? ;)
But what is your explanation of having this kind of knife in the Zone? A man has to be too self-confident to come into the Zone with a rusty and lousy piece of metal, IMHO.
yeah, boxes confuse me too much :) hope it is something dez0wave will CUT out of LA))))))))) and later on someone will restore this authentic 'cutout' feature)))))))))
oh, oh, oh! Take me to your qality asurens team! I faind oll typoz fasst!
Jokes aside - I'm really very strict on typos, but you probably mean something different than the text part of the game...
which "mason" stuff???
Hey, don't be scrooges! :) paying for some good work is nothing but normal. But only in case the MONEY will go to developers directly, not to distributors or anything else.
Also, I am using this "information space" to congratulate a good hard-working person on the occasion of his birthday! Wish him all the inspiration and rule the worl... the PC gaming area and have all the luck and success he wants! ;)
yeah, one more "can't wait" generator indeed! :D
"keep your fingers crossed for gsc, AND FOR US TOO" - maaan, don't scare me (us)! Now we should cross all fingers AND toes))) We keep them crossed for GSC but we have only 20 in total you know? :) we still have to manipulate ourselves in space, which is quite complicated having fingers crossed for you guys :D
Of course we will keep them crossed!
Since you've mentioned the STALKER shop... IMHO, this is something they have 'overdone', like 'chased thelong buck' or squeezed the golden egg-laying chicken too hard - what was wrong with just making game(s)??? I know the piracy rate in Ukraine and CIS is sky-high but... Maybe I don't understand a thing in marketing but tv-series, clothes line, magazine, desktop games, figures (statuettes)... I think this should have been given to fans to handle and then GSC would just choose the best out of it to take under the 'official' STALKER brand or something.
I think all these 'marketing tricks' hook up only the children and teenagers. Is it really the profitable thing to do?
My point is (and all of us might agree) that time and money should be spent on proper DEVELOPMENT and TESTING of the game, rather than PROMOTING it in any (im)possible way. As far as I know, the most criticizing of STALKER was related to bugs and dropouts but not the 'advertisement' or 'promotion strategy'. Again, I see it from my side of the 'consumer chain', maybe the other side is non the less important...
I guess THIS is how 'old' infrastructure should look like in Europe or America, ha? xD sorry, if you are from Australia - no offence - but my point is that OLD infrastructure is what we see in STALKER.
Once again, sorry for that off-topic. I will ANYWAY wait for this thing's release because 'gun-free' and non-violent game is a VERY rare thing to see nowadays!
Best of luck to you!
my bad: I meant "how long does it take for DEVELOPERS to implement the story line for a level?" :)
That's what I'm asking :) I already know about the deleted 'no, we're still there' twit, I thought KazakHD has a FRESH info from GSC themselves.
Back to LA topic: are those large 5 levels you have left? ;) I mean - loooooong ones to complete the story line for? ;D
where's this info from?
Well, let me as a person who have had all the chances to taste the 'deeds' of Ukrainian government (UG for being short) tell you who don't know it. A little off-topic but might clarify the situation about UG involvement in GSC break-up:
These freaks from UG are really CAPABLE of doing that. They're after EVERY buck and nickel in this country and any rich or successful enterprise is ought to be THEIRS (as they see it). What they actually DO as official institution goes beyond any common sense and stands no criticism AT ALL. So as soon as the UG bastards got to know about who GSC are, and how popular the STALKER brand is - they would surely 'contact' Grigorovich and 'have a conversation' or 'make a proposal he couldn't refuse'.
I'll tell you more - people who SAVED Ukraine and adjacent territories (if not half the world) from REAL threat of Chernobyl (the 'chernobyltsi'), the liquidators back then in 1986 - these same people who are left till now (they are slowly dying in pain of radiation and numerous radiation-caused diseases) got their government benefits and payments REDUCED recently, which almost means CANCELLED!
So, the last from me on the subject would be this - I REALLY HOPE IT IS 'PR' OR THE REASON FOR CLOSING GSC NOT BEING LINKED TO THE UG.
Nevertheless, I'm looking forward to see LA far more successful and better 'lo-profile' than closed. Good luck to you all, dez0wave!
too many you say... ok, I think we'll find a solution to their number
Which number of watchers? Where do you see those numbers?
snowman in the Zone??? not enough mutants yet??)))))
Well, who doesn't vote means he doesn't care in our case!
And thanks to dez0wave team for not disappointing us!!!
Have a nice winter everyone!
"We bend time, so our fans can get things early" - EVERYONE COPY THIS STATEMENT!!!!))))))))))
Just a thought that xxx.xxx.xxx reminded me of... Just an idea connected with STALKER, not LA in particular and NOT some wish to add some stuff or something...
How come some artifacts are found right in the middle of a gravitation anomaly and they don't get torn apart? o_O
And another question (also, thanks to xxx.xxx.xxx) and again related to vanilla - why are chopper attacks so rare in the game? Actually, it's only one at CNPP sarcophagus which is quite easily escaped from. And there's a "boss" chopper in CS. But wouldn't it be a great thing to actually be afraid of chopper attacks after you've made a mess with military big time? I remember seeing CS demo with my jaw on the floor thinking "maaaan, AI is soooo developed now that u can actually hide in the reed from chopper, so it understands when you are seen and when you are not!"
Ok, chopper might be too hardcore - if it catches you in the field, with no covers to take. But at least - why not making "punitive military operations"? Like (once again - after messing with military) heavily-armed squad of 10+ military stalkers with snipers to spot you if you try to fight back that would just wipe some area clean? I don't know why GSC never added such stuff.
Once again, good calendar! Have a nice December everyone! Good hunting! :)