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Cloud Castle 2 turns ten years.

September 25th 2014, 04:16 PM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
Just happened to notice so couldn't resist posting...

Today's the day that my personal (and a lot of other people's too, apparently) favourite D-Mod ever, Cloud Castle 2, turns ten years old. I can't begin to describe how awesome I think this D-Mod is. I'd go as far as to say it's one of my favourite *games* ever. So I think we should celebrate the 10th anniversary of CC2 by all saying something awesome about Sabre.

And Sabre, if you never finish CC3, you should at least give us A Knight's Tale 4. It would be awesome to have one more new Jarvis adventure.
September 25th 2014, 04:19 PM
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CocoMonkey
Bard Male United States
Please Cindy, say the whole name each time. 
What a coincidence. I am going to play this one today.
September 25th 2014, 05:18 PM
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SabreTrout
Noble Male United Kingdom
Tigertigertiger. 
10 years? Wow. That's... worrying. 10 years?

Hope you enjoy it, Tim. I've been looking forward to your playthrough.

I'd best not make any promises regarding d-mods... heh.
September 25th 2014, 05:19 PM
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SabreTrout
Noble Male United Kingdom
Tigertigertiger. 
I agree we should celebrate by saying nice things about me. Arik too, I guess.

I'm awesome.

He's pretty good.
September 25th 2014, 05:54 PM
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Quiztis
Peasant Male Sweden steam bloop
Life? What's that? Can I download it?! 
Impressive. You have my congrats you two!
September 25th 2014, 06:23 PM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
I agree we should celebrate by saying nice things about me. Arik too, I guess.

And Arik too, of course. Unfortunately, it's just easier to forget about mentioning him cause he isn't here bragging about creating CC2 all the time.
September 25th 2014, 10:15 PM
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ExDeathEvn
Peasant Male New Zealand xbox steam
Don't look at me, I'm a ghost 
Well, Happy birthday to CC2 then!

Sabretrout: An awesome fish best served with tartar sauce & the expectation of pain.
Arik: Pretty awesome as well.

September 26th 2014, 03:24 AM
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ThePunisher
Peasant Male
(Tag Line) How long is this line. 
if you never finish CC3,
Yes Its extremely sad that CC3 will never be out.

Seriously who make one the best games and just bothered to end it on a cliffhanger with no sequel.
September 26th 2014, 08:39 AM
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Sabretrout
Noble Male United Kingdom
Tigertigertiger. 
Only a real scumbag would do that, Pred. Luckily for me it's not quite as good as some make out, and therefore I'm still ok.

I'm just happy people are still enjoying it all these years later.
September 26th 2014, 11:16 AM
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ThePunisher
Peasant Male
(Tag Line) How long is this line. 
One of the reasons why CC2 is good is the main map Isnt too big but not too small and its not like other D-mod where your in a specific area for a amount of time and then just get warp from it perminately
It more sandbox im its gameplay as in you can return to certain dungeons ect.
You eventually feel a connection to the main map it feels more "homely" especially when you get kidnapped by The dragon cult and eventually make yourself back to the surface like breath of fresh air it feels.
Not to mention some of the humour in it is well done
One of the reasons why I started posting as a ghost back in 2009 was info of CC3
September 26th 2014, 01:23 PM
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CocoMonkey
Bard Male United States
Please Cindy, say the whole name each time. 
It definitely is a "sandbox!"

I'm playing it now. It's fun.
September 27th 2014, 12:02 AM
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ThePunisher
Peasant Male
(Tag Line) How long is this line. 
Is it the fist time you have played it?

First time I played it was back in like 2006
September 27th 2014, 12:17 AM
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CocoMonkey
Bard Male United States
Please Cindy, say the whole name each time. 
Yes, it's the first time I've played it.

Edit: And now I wrote about it in that topic that I do. And now I am going to sleep. Zzzzz.
September 27th 2014, 06:06 AM
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ThePunisher
Peasant Male
(Tag Line) How long is this line. 
I just passed it again today.
September 27th 2014, 07:34 AM
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Arik
Peasant Male
 
I honestly don't think CC2 ended on a cliffhanger - all the plot threads from CC2 are wrapped up kind of conclusively. The main thing that's left unresolved is the main thing that was unresolved in CC1, which is Monkeynuts, Cloud Castle, their relationship to the Power and those people with it. There were a few hooks in CC2's ending for things that could have been followed up on, and at the very least my thoughts are that CC3 would have included a Cthilmor sidequest and maybe a Jack & Jill cameo, but they wouldn't have been major parts of the overall story.
September 27th 2014, 10:04 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
I honestly don't think CC2 ended on a cliffhanger - all the plot threads from CC2 are wrapped up kind of conclusively. The main thing that's left unresolved is the main thing that was unresolved in CC1, which is Monkeynuts, Cloud Castle, their relationship to the Power and those people with it. There were a few hooks in CC2's ending for things that could have been followed up on, and at the very least my thoughts are that CC3 would have included a Cthilmor sidequest and maybe a Jack & Jill cameo, but they wouldn't have been major parts of the overall story.

Cthilmor side quest? Why would what should be a major boss be demoted to side quest boss? As for Jack & Jill as a cameo, they show up to often for that to be a cameo. They'd probably end up being a somewhat major boss for a while until they finally get killed off. Or resurrect that duck head.
September 27th 2014, 10:16 AM
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CocoMonkey
Bard Male United States
Please Cindy, say the whole name each time. 
I think it definitely didn't have that "left you hanging" feel as much as Pilgrim's Quest.
September 27th 2014, 11:01 AM
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ThePunisher
Peasant Male
(Tag Line) How long is this line. 
Cthilmor side quest? Why would what should be a major boss be demoted to side quest boss? As for Jack & Jill as a cameo, they show up to often for that to be a cameo. They'd probably end up being a somewhat major boss for a while until they finally get killed off. Or resurrect that duck head.

I agree Cthilmor seemed like the most urgent threat apart from Monkeynuts he should NOT be a sidequest.

I honestly don't think CC2 ended on a cliffhanger

Dont you know your own game oh yes it bloody did there is just is so much to follow up on Id like to know what's right outside of the prison.

I want to kick Monkeynutts ass.
September 27th 2014, 01:00 PM
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Arik
Peasant Male
 
The main reason to have Cthilmor on a side quest is that he already got what he wanted and what he'd try and do next is kind of a mystery (although I had some plans for that), whereas Monkeynuts doesn't have what she wants yet and is explicitly making trouble in order to get it. In story terms it makes sense for Monkeynuts to be more associated with the main story, with Cthilmor as a side line. Which wouldn't mean that he wouldn't be a major boss, any more than Jameil wasn't a major boss for being outside of the main story path. (None of which is to say his presence wouldn't have had a major impact on the story - again, like Jameil - but that he could have had a large or a tangential role in the story and it would have still made sense).

Actually your thought about Jack & Jill as a recurring nuisance trying to resurrect Lord Duckington is very close to how I wanted to use/had started to use them in CC3. The trade off there is that using Jack & Jill leaves less room for introducing new villains (in a way that using Cthilmor wouldn't have, as he'd never show up in a room and have a conversation with you in the places that they do. And if he has allies who would, then that'd be a great way to tie him into the plot, don't you think?) It would have been good to have a cameo at least if we decided that other figures needed the spotlight more.

All pretty much hot air now, of course. Interesting to hear that reaction about Cthilmor though.
September 27th 2014, 01:13 PM
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ThePunisher
Peasant Male
(Tag Line) How long is this line. 
All pretty much hot air now, of course. Interesting to hear that reaction about Cthilmor though.

Why cant you and Sabre finish it?

So much potential.

You and him had some good ideas on CC3 like
-NPCs walking in and out of buildings
-A different leveling system

What happens to alessia fabin dertin?

I dont think I should play CC2 anymore becasue when I do pass it I get upset and I just ask myself "COME ON WHERE IS CC3"

Qoute from Sabre

But the game has to be released one day, so I've been doing a reasonable bit of mapping over the last few days. A nice forest area is about half finished, and will hopefully be completely done in the next week or two.
The thought of releasing a demo of the first village has also been coming to mind. Whilst demos often 'curse' d-mods (so to speak), the reviews of the CC2 demo helped to improve the game no end.


September 27th 2014, 02:28 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
What happens to alessia fabin dertin?

None of their deaths are even canon, really. Who you decide to bring with you determines it, not the story itself. So, that would be difficult to work around. However, the good ending showcases Alyssa, so if they made it, Fabian and Dertin would most likely be gone. The good ending is probably considered to be the canon path.
September 27th 2014, 02:38 PM
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CocoMonkey
Bard Male United States
Please Cindy, say the whole name each time. 
Alessa died in my ending. Beating Jameil doesn't get you the "good" ending? I had no idea I was picking who would live and who'd die when I had Fabian come with me. I just thought, "hey, I've been using Alessa for a while, I'll give Fabian a chance."
September 27th 2014, 02:59 PM
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Arik
Peasant Male
 
The good ending is the one you get if you've beaten Jameil, yes - it can include Alessa, Fabian or Dertin. Obviously this creates challenges when it comes to the sequel, but it creates opportunities as well.
September 27th 2014, 03:08 PM
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leprochaun
Peasant Male Japan xbox steam bloop
Responsible for making things not look like ass 
Plot twist: CC3 is Necromancer.
September 27th 2014, 03:25 PM
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SabreTrout
Noble Male United Kingdom
Tigertigertiger. 
I think, if anything were to be labelled canon, it would be the good ending with Alessa in your party. The plan for CC3 was to have any of the good endings as potential start points, but if you had me pinned to a wall and had a hammer in hand, raised and furious, I'd go for that.
October 16th 2014, 02:47 AM
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ThePunisher
Peasant Male
(Tag Line) How long is this line. 
Make CC3
October 16th 2014, 09:19 AM
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metatarasal
Bard Male Netherlands
I object 
There comes a point in life where you just have so many things going on that you simply don't have the time to make a big project anymore. At that point you're probably better off doing smaller projects than dragging on and on with a project that will never see the light of day. I'll admit that I'm guilty of exactly that though.
October 16th 2014, 09:24 AM
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ThePunisher
Peasant Male
(Tag Line) How long is this line. 
There comes a point in life where you just have so many things going on that you simply don't have the time to make a big project anymore. At that point you're probably better off doing smaller projects than dragging on and on with a project that will never see the light of day. I'll admit that I'm guilty of exactly that though.


CC3 still needs to be finished.
October 16th 2014, 02:28 PM
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SabreTrout
Noble Male United Kingdom
Tigertigertiger. 
It is finished.

It's so good I'm keeping it for myself.
October 17th 2014, 12:43 AM
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ThePunisher
Peasant Male
(Tag Line) How long is this line. 
Well then it needs to be released on the dinknetwork.

Im tired of waiting.
October 17th 2014, 08:04 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
Sparrow once said Necromancer's been sitting in the queue waiting as well, Predisher.
October 17th 2014, 01:40 PM
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That's neat, can't wait for the release.
October 17th 2014, 06:20 PM
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I read the thread title as "Cloud Castle turns 2 in ten years." I thought maybe logic was unraveling.

And Sabre is great because British people are the best.
October 18th 2014, 03:58 AM
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metatarasal
Bard Male Netherlands
I object 
Why would you even read that...
October 18th 2014, 04:42 AM
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ThePunisher
Peasant Male
(Tag Line) How long is this line. 
PLEASE release CC3.
October 22nd 2014, 09:28 AM
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Why would you even read that

Because sometimes my eyes read too fast for my brain and they mix the words or letters up. But it's more fun that way.