I lie to hide from my pain....
28th November 2004
Ok I am no modder. Just a player. So here is my idea for this mod. You said you want to have a black market set-up. This sounds great. Ok I also like the Gordon missing and you wanna help on the rescue. This sounds like a great idea. But it sounds like it wouldn't be an easy job. So.... Why not make a MKII Suit buyable? The guy at the black market could say that the professer guy who gave Gordon back his suit tried to duplicate it but they stole it, I mean found it *cough*. It has the same basic features and it will help assist in that final mission. In a way this game seems to sound sort of like GTA on HL2 style which would rule. Ok so about that. The whole brainwashed thing seems good. But what if he forgot but can have flashbacks upon seeing certain things. Such as he might see one of the secret cops and remember being stunned to pass out. This could have many little hints like you said the people would give to you about the things. Who knows but this mod does sound great and I just joined these forums to put in this 2 cents of mine. Run some other ideas and I may try to throw it together. I think another great idea would be that you could get the Counter-Strike weapons from the black market. Also get some of the biological weapons back from the old HL and Opposing Force. This could lead to a great RPG in City 17. You could also include vehicles and add a world instead of just the city. This mod could become huge. I will help with ideas in anyway I can and maybe you could be a mod director and get a team. Maybe you could talk with the SVen Coop Team and see if they may want to incorporate this into a SP version of their game then this could be taken online in much smaller scenarios. Such as just one quest was the goal of the whole team with extra enemies with more health. Like I said this game could be huge. Hope this helped. The Zaf has put his 2 cents in!!!! >.< :deal:
Another thing that would be cool is if this was kind of like HL where G-Man hangs around a bit and then at the end decides he wants to recruit you wih Gordon. Heck Valve may like the idea for HL3 and you could make money!!! lol. It could happen though. Think about that too and if this drives up enough hype you might be helping valve with HL3 as far as story if they wanna use your ideas.
Hi Zaf9670 yeah ive been acually been thinking that you earn your suit after your first quest, but maybe its better if you could by it at the black market because, if you got a couple of quests that you can take on at the beginning, with the experience system... you need to take the right quest to get your suit... and that seems a bit wrong
i have been thinking of a introduction movie, like in the original.. and you see some small scenery of the kidnapping of Gordon at the train, when you meet Gordon and so on... just so that the player gets a hint of what have happened.
I have not looked around for a "team" to help me build this thing yet because i would like to have the story fully completed. And i dont want to sound like all the other out there "ive got an idea, now do all the work for me" and personaly i would like to be a part of the team and make some of the stuff myself, I will probobly look for people in my school for this, because its a school for programmers and 3dartists
Ok that sounds great. Hey I was wondering if maybe you would like to talk. If you have AIM, MSN, Yahoo, or even just want to talk through like steam or something let me know and I could help ya work through the story. This sounds like a great project and maybe if I could just help feed ideas lol. I have played lots of games and also have friends that have too. I won't try to corrupt your story just help. I would really like to. Also how you said you wanted a story of how Gordon got kidknapped that could work out great I have an idea. Just if you want to I will help make suggestions but its completely up to you. Heck if I could I would like to learn how to mod if your friends could possibly help me out just by walking me through. Like I said its up to you but I am here to help. Just message me on AIM or Yahoo if you wanna talk I am usually on them alot. Thx
Another thing is that can you please post what times you can be on. I live on east coast of US so if you live elsewhere let me know. We might have to communicate by e-mail if you do live somewhere else. Anyways just let me know if you do want my help and when you will be available.
Plus if you really do want to get this off the ground I think its very well possible and it has more hope then some of the mods I have seen. You have a much better base than others and a system worked out like the few there are on this forum.
Hi Zaf... im living in sweden so that is +1 gtm, sure we could share some ideas, but right now i've got much in school so i haven't had time to sit down with it that much... but if you want to you can add my msn: twin_tip78hotmail.com , dont have any specific time that im online... my msn nick is cnexs
Heres a CRAZY idea and it would probably be very difficult to implement, but here it is:
How about , you organize the quests into two types: combine , rebel
The rebel quests naturally involve harming the combine in general and eventually rescuing Gordan Freeman.
The Combine missions involve oppressing the rebels and eventually finding and capturing gordon freeman(maybe someone kidnapped him and is ransoming him for extreme price to the combine, i mean would the combine submit to a price, or would they show the kidnappers who tells who what to do).
Alternately, before the game starts you could join the side you want to, as opposed to having a choice of both quest types... As I said though, it's a CRAZY idea, but there it is. It could keep some coder(s) very busy.