Dragonsdoom's roots started as a hardcore gamer; playing hundreds of hours of Counter-strike, Baulder's Gate and Sim-style games for years. Even as he played such games, he was fascinated with the concept of 'Level Editors', creating many small levels for such games as Sim City, Age of Empires and Stronghold. He eventually experimented with further design concepts such as GUI style mods in Age of Empires. After a time, he decided to become a developer himself, to be more than a consumer amongst the horde and give back to the community. He learned true 3d level design by starting on the Source engine, and is currently learning how to do do every aspect of game development in the hopes of starting his own indie company with some college pals.
Posted by Dragonsdoom on Dec 30th, 2008
Well I seem to have gotten sick again, slowing down progress on everything. At least while I am recovering I will have Fallout 3 to enjoy once it arrives.(Ordered it on Ebay with Christmas gift cards. Why can't people just send money?) I am already downloading mods for it, I think I am up to twenty so far, and I plan on more. Most of the mods I enjoy are added content mods, not replacement content mods, and therefore give me even more fun experiences without missing any of the original content. I am looking forward to working in the G.E.C.K. and I think I made the right decision for myself in choosing Fallout 3 over Far Cry 2, although I will probably end up getting it as well later.
We had our first D&D session in the new campaign, and I think it will go nicely. It started off with a bang; the six first party members plus another six or so caravan guards versus twenty scrubs and a soldier.
Ended up knocking out my sister's PC, as well as sending my PC running for his life into the forest with one hit point.(Thank you total defense combat mechanics!)
I found it a bit odd that I ended up doing nothing but throwing ranged weapons the whole combat, when I had designed the PC to be a melee fighter. Still, I had fun.
(Listening to: The throbbing in his head - HeadCold)