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Re: Socket to me

PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:37 am
by Herosbane
Cass knows that by now all of our balls have reached a fine azure coloration.

Re: Socket to me

PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 1:16 pm
by Ryzel
I'd go as far to say that mine are taking on an indigo...oops, I forgot that color doesn't exist anymore, a violet hue.

Re: Socket to me

PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 4:58 pm
by Chogall-
nice

Re: Socket to me

PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:43 pm
by overload119
Dear Cass,

I never liked ToB, I played the original back when it was popular but it never stuck with me. (I don't particularly like AOS, DotA I don't like either).

Then one day came where I was on the hive or wc3, or some thing or other, and I saw your object data script that allowed you to change stats and things that previously I thought were impossible. I thought it was amazing, so I clicked on your profile and later found out that you were the maker of ToB. Oh, interesting, I thought. So I come to this site and I snoop around and see all these videos of amazing things you've done. It literally blew me out of the water, it's stuff I've never seen before. That ability that slows time was so shocking. That's when I started stalking these forums, searching for all of your posts. I wanted to discover more about you, on a personal level and on the whole warcraft, coder level.

I was always quite about it until now. I am so friggin' amazed, that I can't help but speel. I'm quite a good map maker myself (based on HiveWorkshop standards), but the stuff you do... God it just blows me a way. You truly are an inspiration to me. All the posts you make have this wit and intelligence on a whole other level. That's why I always like reading your posts, even if they have to do with something else entirely.
I really like the posts you made on the SC2 map-money making scheme, it really helped me realize what it takes to be a game designer. I've always wanted to be a game designer as a kid (I'm 18 now), but now that I'm going off to uni next year, I want to do something that gets a little more money, so I'm taking Mathematics at one of the best Math-unis in Canada. I still would like to design games in my spare time.

My biggest problem when it comes to game designing is that I rarely finish a project. I startup being so motivated and full of ideas, but eventually I just get bored of it and start another project that I never complete. Which is another reason you are inspiring to me, because even though you have bene on tihs project for years, you keep on trucking.

Anyway back to this video. This is amazing because I had this idea a while back, and had it in my map. Mine worked just like yours, except only 3 sockets. I eventually gave up on it because I got tired of creating item template after item template in the object editor because it was boring and time-consuming work.

I know this is a lot, but it's like years of silence for me, so I figured I'd have to do it all now, AND because I wanted to give some background on who I am (i have 0 posts, I realize that) before I asked some questions.

Anyway here are those questions that I wanted to ask.

1) How does your C++ program work. Does it edit the map file itself?
2) What happens if I put the sockets in the item, in a different order. (For example, a blue socket before a red one, would the tooltip look like this?

Empty
BLUE SOCKET
Empty
Empty.

3) How old are you? Do you have a job? How many hours a day (or week) do you spend working on ToB?

Well that's it. Hopefully you'll get around to answering these. I'll continue following your posts.

Re: Socket to me

PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:41 pm
by pix
Holy shit. Cass you don't need porn anymore.

Re: Socket to me

PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 3:38 pm
by Cassiel
...but I just downloaded a pile of new Avy Scott.

overload119 wrote:I'm taking Mathematics at one of the best Math-unis in Canada. I still would like to design games in my spare time.

That's probably a good idea. I wish I'd done something in math/physics/EECS. Richard Garfield is a mathematician, after all.

overload119 wrote:My biggest problem when it comes to game designing is that I rarely finish a project. I startup being so motivated and full of ideas, but eventually I just get bored of it and start another project that I never complete. Which is another reason you are inspiring to me, because even though you have bene on tihs project for years, you keep on trucking.

This is the most common problem people who want to work on games have. Unfortunately execution--not design--is what will make you marketable. There's a great article in The Escapist that delves into this: Why Your Game Idea Sucks.

overload119 wrote:1) How does your C++ program work. Does it edit the map file itself?

Yes. I used Shadowflare's MPQ API, which also comes with a VB module (that's what The Widgetizer uses).

overload119 wrote:2) What happens if I put the sockets in the item, in a different order. (For example, a blue socket before a red one, would the tooltip look like this?

Empty
BLUE SOCKET
Empty
Empty.

The socket contents have a fixed order. If 0 is empty, 1 is red and 2 is blue, inserting blue would give you 2-0-0-0. If you then inserted red, it would become 1-2-0-0. You only see 4 gemtypes in the video, but there are 10.

overload119 wrote:3) How old are you? Do you have a job? How many hours a day (or week) do you spend working on ToB?

29, no job since I left graduate school in June, and the time varies heavily. I was spending a lot of time on it when I was in school and should have been doing other things, but now not so much.

Re: Socket to me

PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:29 pm
by erwtenpeller
wow... Now that's a fan. I just want to pick him up and cuddle him <3

Re: Socket to me

PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:37 pm
by Myth
Jesus. There go my chances of getting Cass into the sack in 2010. WAY TO GO, NEW KID.

DAMNIT.

Re: Socket to me

PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:59 pm
by Zeuter
Cass will turn 30 within the year. :shock:

Re: Socket to me

PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:07 pm
by Myth
I'm not far behind. :P Not all of us are jailbait.

Re: Socket to me

PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:38 pm
by Kaz
Women reach their sexual peak in their 30s. It should be a fun decade for you.

Re: Socket to me

PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:45 pm
by erwtenpeller
Allright so let's all get train tickets and have a mad orgy. YEAH

*and when i say "train" i mean "plane"...

Re: Socket to me

PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 9:01 pm
by Myth
I really am at my best in a one-on-one situation. Orgies aren't really my style. =/

Re: Socket to me

PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 9:50 pm
by Cassiel
I prefer one. The "-on-one" is optional.

Re: Socket to me

PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:00 pm
by erwtenpeller
Wanker.

Re: Socket to me

PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:15 pm
by Myth
So, there's this really amazing chick I have met recently and my god I wish I could handle dating girls. :( Instead I will continue to be frigid.

Re: Socket to me

PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:24 pm
by Cassiel
erwtenpeller wrote:Wanker.

Yes, exactly!

Re: Socket to me

PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:38 pm
by StrikeRaider
Myth wrote:Not all of us are jailbait.


Where's Moose when you need him?

Re: Socket to me

PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:51 pm
by Myth
And behind curtain number three........

Edit: This is the part where I message him on AIM and hope he's not busy boffing his hot but prudish girlfriend.

Edit: I am very hungry.

Edit the Third: I don't think he's jailbait anymore, anyway.

Edit: See?!

Re: Socket to me

PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:52 pm
by Moose
Haha, but I'm not jailbait anymore!

Re: Socket to me

PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:28 pm
by Cassiel
Moose wrote:Haha, but I'm not jailbait anymore!

Your cameo in the latest American Pie was ace. I felt bad for Stifler's bum.

Re: Socket to me

PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:24 am
by Mengde
Jesus Christ I was a preteen when I joined these boards.

Re: Socket to me

PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:26 am
by pix
Yeah I think I was 13 when I started with ToB. Absurd.

Re: Socket to me

PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 4:40 am
by Viikuna-
Happy X-Mas to you guyes!

Re: Socket to me

PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 5:39 am
by erwtenpeller
I have no age.