Overlordess is an unusual mod pitching one team against a powerful individual. The latter's strength lies in the ability to lay traps for any unsuspecting enemy as well as to wipe out all who oppose her in direct combat. The modification is based around two stage gameplay – stage one being a trap-evasion challenge and stage two a direct confrontation with the omnipotent player.

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From within the halls of GDC comes the next set of traps available in the mod, with a slight emphasis on the exploding ones.

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Here we go with another set of mundane as well as a tad more original traps. For the previous part check this post out.

~Trapopedia~


Fan

Fan render Fan render


Cost: Low-Medium

Possibly one of the most cliché and obvious trap of them all, but the Fan has its use. Due to its range it can push you of a ledge, push you perpendicularly down and inflict major fall damage, push you upwards, push you into a wall and deal wall-hit damage... as seen here, all of the actions involve quite a big amount of pushing. And that's what the Fan does best.

Booby Trap


Booby trap, singled out for your convenience.


Cost: Medium-High

A set of explosives. This one is, however, more deceitful. When placed a moveable object will be selected and its model is going to be used to house the Booby Trap. Then it's going to lie in wait, only to explode in less than a second upon being moved. The warning is short, but the window of opportunity long enough to react and move away. However, when surprised the danger might not be noticed in time (which is quite logical ;) ), in result the punishment is severe.

Random fact: The model the booby trap can use does not matter size-wise. It might take the form of everything between a spanner to a box or a kitchen shelf. However, the most useful ones are the smaller, less visible objects, that's why a box might be standing out too much, while a small bucket might be easier to trip on. And I don't think you've ever had such a deadly „trip on” :)

Mist


Dynamic traps renders
Current, unfinished, mist model slowly opening up


Cost: Medium

When there's a need for stealth, mist will provide concealment for the traps. While its presence is quite obvious, other traps' isn't – they will be covered by low-laid fog and also cloaked, thus being much less visible. In addition, it's a perfect slowing device, as anyone within its radius will have their view severely obstructed. It's also the only buildable that cannot be simply evaporated by grenades or destroyed by enemy fire. Can be also combined in packs, providing heavy concealment for anything in the area.

Sticky bomb


Cost: High

The ultimate anti-rusher weapon, works similarly to the Addicter, but is much less subtle – this little trap will, as the name suggests, stick to a player only to explode after about 5 seconds, letting teammates (and ONLY teammates) disable it. Perfect for lone targets, as well as a way to slow a group down, for a few seconds, or to kill a lone foe trying to save their friend from the clutches of the Devourer. In addition, it will slow down its target as long as it stays on them, thus rendering useless any attempts to sprint back to their teammates. Oh, and it isn't able to one-hit-kill a fully healed person, but will happily blow the rest up to pieces.

Random fact: Sticky can cause a lot of bickering when it's not shot off a player, as they will ALWAYS insist that yes, it IS possible to shoot it down off them when they're 100 meters away from the team. Even when they don't say anything. It's always the team's fault, whose else can it be? Unless somebody else got "stickied", then it's TOTALLY that person's fault. ;)

~End of part 2~

I'm hoping to get a gameplay vid up and running, as after the most recent testing I've got ~3 hours of footage. I will try to put it together and upload once I'm back and recovered from GDC.

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Xenogenetics
Xenogenetics

You do realize that the feminine form of lord is lady?

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Revendel Author
Revendel

I do realize that, but you do realize that you can screw around with word formation? ;)

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Lupus_of_nox_noctis
Lupus_of_nox_noctis

LOL!

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Smoth
Smoth

grammar nazi lol

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Murdouken
Murdouken

Seems really cool. Is this played entirely through traps?

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Revendel Author
Revendel

Ov uses them up until the final phase, when it turns in a 1 vs all battle. They are also connected in as the longer the "trap phase" lasts the more health Ov will have by the end. It's hard, however, to specify how long the FPS part and the trap placing one last, as it's entirely dependent on the map.

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Captain_Romulus
Captain_Romulus

lol nice looking mod

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supersausagedog
supersausagedog

This looks like its going to be very nice.

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Revendel Author
Revendel

Well, stay tuned for a gameplay vid which I am going to have up in the next 24 hours. :)

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