Full concept modification of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat that touches every game aspect including textures, sfx, music, weapons, AI, items, weather difficulty and much more.
Hey guys, LoNer1 here with some news.
This pic was created by me, for Nicolai, our lead designer and head of the MISERY mod. He recently lost someone dear to him, and I know how he feels. I had to deal with the same situation months ago. He was on a vacation when he heard it, so it came as a big shock. I'd personally like to ask you guys to cope with us during this time, as he's stated he will fully focus on recovering from this shocking event. I do want to make some things clear, for those with questions. This seemed to be the perfect time for doing so.
First off, NO, the development will NOT stop. We're continueing our 24/7 development progress to try and reach the ETA, which is before July 2013 (Q2 2013).
Next thing on the list, try and PM me instead of nic for questions, suggestions etc. as he will be AFK for a while. I'll try to adress most of your questions and feedback asap after the PM was send. Also, I'm the only one doing PR at the moment, and nic originally did the polls. So, this means no polls for the upcoming weeks, for as long as he's recovering.
So to wrap things up, we want to thank you for the continueing support, and hereby ask you to please cope with us during this period. There will be less updates, but we will keep our schedule tight.
I really have to ask - how do you make these pictures?
How I design them? Well, this is a 'simple' cut out with some overlay effects from stock images and added effects (the rain splatter, glow on his face, enhanced shadows etc.) to make the scene more gloomy. The rest are made up out of real images, stock images and drawn myself with a tablet, like concept arts etc. I own a Wacom bamboo FUN tablet, so designing is really easy.
Also, I use Photoshop ProSuite5 (so CS5 with all the other goodies), but I'm planning to upgrade to CS6, along with Paint.net and svp11 for video rendering. I'm still learning Adobe AE for better video creation.
Did you have any sort of schooling in graphic design? I feel this line of questioning is somewhat innapropriate based on the circumstances, but I'd love to be able to create something so perfected.
I'm a fully self taught artist. I did follow a lot of tutorials, professional ones, written by people like Racer455, Millenia, Private messaged BAC9-FLCL and Teh Snake for advice etc. I just did everything by myself :P Took me some more tim than if you follow a course, but it gives you more insight than taking a course :D
And, even though the situations a bit sad indeed, I have to do my job and that's doing PR :) and I do it with joy, so I have at least one thing to look forward to even when I really feel for nic.
I feel empathetic for him. I have lost so much in life, but you always will recover. Even though I do not know this man, he will be in my prayers, I promise that. I hope to see him get better, and games are less necessary than life. If the mod does not get released by the ETA, that is no big deal, to me. Best regards from the U.S.
Give him my condolences, I know how he feels. :(
i wish him the best of luck in these dark days and the days to come
Condolences to Nikolai, I wish the best to him in this time of difficulty...
Really sorry to hear that. My condolences to him, hope he's well.
Sh*t, that is very sad to hear...I know what this misery is like...I don't know who he lost, but I know that it won't get too easy to fully recover from this. I lost a very important person 2 years ago, I know what it's like, and I know that it isn't easy, so all my best hopes and luck go to Nic. I'm very sorry for him. And of course for you, LoNer.
Sure we will cope with you guys, you are awesome!
My condolences to Nikolai. I'm Sorry for his loss.
That is real misery for him and for all of us.
If this was supposed to be a joke or something, then please be aware that this is not appropriate at all here.
What a shame.
Well it's bad to hear that, tell him to stay on his ways and get well. Sorry for him.
My condolences to Nikolai. I hope he's doing alright during this tough time.
And thanks for the update Loner.
My deepest condolences to Nikolai, i hope he can cope with his loss, losing someone close is not easy. To Nikolai, you are awesome, stay strong.
A beautiful and thoughtful picture, humanity at its best. Much love to Nikolai, but also to everyone involved in this mod, to you the creators and to us the fans. Sights like this remind me of all the good in the world, which seems to come around seldom these days.
Good hunting STALKERS.
The only thing that makes this sort of pain bearable is time. I hope time will pass swiftly for you Nikolai.
Peace to you S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
Condolences to Nikolai. Best wishes to him. Cheers up dude.
Condolences to you, Nikolai.
My condolences to you Nik, hope you get well mate.
Let us share my last bottle of vodka for Nik and for his loss :'(
My condolences, may he/she rest in peace.
Condolences, be strong. I wish you gods endless succor in your darkest and saddest moments.
Life is just a dream, dead is a beginning. Hope your dear is in a better place now.
I am no believer, but damn, this struck me in the beater. Indeed, I hope the same.
you got it... live on earth is only a time to learn for everyone, especially leanr harm, pain, suffering, the loss of beloved people, so that you - when the time has come - know to respect what you will get then... freedom, peace, love, no suffering... for ever !!! but also you shall learn what its all about (where you get after life on earth) ... LOVE, community and so on. WE ARE ALL a big familiy, also animals.... you all will see, especially the people that don't believe in it !
Condolences to you, Nikolai...remember, darkness will NOT win!
I'm sorry to read this. Even though i don't know him, i wish him the best in this difficult times.
actually you know him, we know him, every STALKER knows him, he's the Misery TEAM leader,. out ZONE Leader,.
Adding my condolences.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
Rest in peace soldier, I raise my glass to you and your loved ones.
Wow, I wish I would've had that motivation.
Condolences Nic, hope things get better for you.
Take care of yourself Nicolai.
My condolences to Nikolai. I'm Sorry for his loss
My condolences Nikolai.
My condolences as well Nikolia. I know how hard it is to lose someone you love. My thoughts go out to you.
I know how you feel man, my dearest condolences.
best wish's man.
My sincerest condolences Nikolai, I'm sorry for your loss.
Everyone This day the zone lost One of It's best Stalkers.Again one last Drink For our Friend Nikolai.
My condolences for his loss. I hope he can get through this, with the help of friends and family.
My condolences to you
Darn it! Zone has claimed yet another life.. Jokes aside, saying "that sucks" is bit of a understatement. We all take part of the sorrow and respect his decision. We salute you S.T.A.L.K.E.R
I'm asking Nic to hold on tight cause this is life, we do like it when it gives us happy news, and we should accept the bad ones too, so all i can say is i'm really sorry for him, we do feel what it means losing some one,.
Take all the time you need Nic.
we respect, we accept, we like everything you did with the TEAM for your community,.
My condolences Nikolai.
and thank you LoNer1 for keeping us updated,.
I like the Picture,. i give you a thumb up,.
As for my part, you are not alone nic!!!
I too have tried this and give you a BIG HUG!!
Please tell him to "pour" his misery into this mod.
Make any dark gloomy feelings he has turn into this mod.
Let every word, every angle of the zone be dictated by misery.
Only then will we know the true meaning of it.
(working on something and keeping my mind busy worked for me.
it produced some rather scary results too, like a picture and a story i
did right after, I nearly made my teacher wet himself, and he asked me
if i needed mental help/was about to commit suicide.)
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