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Darkfall: Peek #21 @ RPG Vault
by Inauro, 2006-06-14 06:32:00RPG Vault takes another look at Aventurine's Darkfall.
Darkfall is one of the largest gameworlds, and it needs to be to accommodate over 10,000 concurrent players. The terrain spans thousands of square kilometers. Some of the pitfalls inherent in making a huge gameworld are repetition, emptiness and boring barren spaces. There needed to be a more thorough process for us to follow in making the Darkfall terrain. Looking at the available options, we decided to go a different way and undertake the monumental task of handcrafting all the terrain. The results have confirmed to us that this is the only way to go if you want a "truly 3D" environment. The handcrafting of the terrain in three dimensions, along with the fact that there are no zones, makes Darkfall the largest single game level ever created.More...
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