This is a long post.. and the first 99% will bore you!
It has been well over 2 years since I left the whole StarCraft community and friends behind. I have played StarCraft since the year it came out. I can honestly say I've done it all, in my opinion. I've experienced everything on Battle.net/StarCraft. I created countless maps, both Melee and UMS. I've created/administrated a money map league for over a year, suprisingly the site is still up at http://www.vgtour.net
. I have done the whole "illy" trading/selling business for a while too. I've played money and non-money maps always and enjoyed both styles. And last but not least, I've had my share of modding the game, nothing spectacular, just changing some unit looks and basics. Some friends even knew me as something of the sort of "mafia king" of Battle.net (courtesy of Calvino@USWest back in the day
A little more about me: I am a college student. I am 19 years young. I BMX. I workout at the gym. I party it up and drink just like any college junkie. I've done and do my share of drugs. I like to program/design websites as a little hobbie. I am single again (hehe..
Now that I've completely bored you to death.. I'll be quick to the point (sorta). Basically, I plan on revisiting the StarCraft universe that Blizzard has shunned in spite of their franchise World of Warcraft (yeah, I played that game for over a year also. it ruined my life). Not by means of just simply playing the game again. I mean to leave a bigger permanent mark on the community, much more than the mark I have left on the money map community. I mean to make another "expansion" to the game. As of right now I am looking at two options: adding 1-2 new BALANCED units to each race OR add a whole new race (still looking into the latter option, if it is possible and such).
Let me clear a few things up before all the comments come rolling in.
- You're bullcrapting me!
Yes, I understand my goal is a big undertaking and everyone wishes they could make an expansion and whatnot. But I'm a rather motivated person when it comes to things I really want to achieve.
- What makes you think you can even attempt/do something like this?
Like I mentioned earlier, I have the skills/resources and motivation to do so, which is enough reason for me.
- With Project: Revolution coming out in the future, why even try what you are doing?
Because all PR is is a 3D port of StarCraft, nothing new, but it will also sustain the slowness of the engine that is WarCraft III. Besides, 2D is awesome.
- You're a little late in the game!
Yeah, I know there are probably other mods/TCs out there already that are done or in production, but what do I care. I also recently found a little scrap notebook I had from my childhood StarCraft days with ideas for units for each race and such. And I was looking at them and some of them seemed pretty balanced and great additions to the game.
3.. 2.. 1.. flame on folks!
All that aside, I have a small question to ask of you experienced modders here.. I am not up-to-date with all the new/available tools for modding. So would it even be possible to add a new race? Or should I just stick to my option of adding 1-2 new units to each race.
VGT on GosuGamers.net: http://sc.gosugamers.net/nyheter.php?i=n&id=2781