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DELTA Turkinator

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Question on First Mission
« on: 13 Apr 2003, 16:24:05 »
This question is mainly pointed at mission reviewers.

What do I need to do\include in a mission to get a good rating?

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Re:Question on First Mission
« Reply #1 on: 13 Apr 2003, 18:20:50 »
well:

  • Good Mission Plot - Originaility helps
  • Good Mission Editing
  • Faultless, no bugs, errors, silly mistakes
  • Good Camera work in intros, outros etc
  • Good use of scripting, and extras - try to use some of the newer things out there - dialogues etc
  • Custom music and voices where possible
  • Good Mission layout
  • Replayability
  • Something special

they are some of the things.... something special, is something that sets the mission apart from all the others... and u never really know what that may be - oh, and lots of luck - with every good mission you'll make, there will be 10, 20 or so missions wich will be poor, or u'll give up on... just hang in there  :D
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Re:Question on First Mission
« Reply #2 on: 13 Apr 2003, 18:56:05 »
In the OFPEC marking scheme there are four explicit categories

Overview
Briefing
Camera
Scripting

That's not all that makes up a good mission of course, but you'll need good marks on all of those to get a good Overall mark.

Couple of others you could add add to Messiah's list ...

  • Effective use of addons
  • Believable characters
  • Everything in this tutorial

    If you reading a few reviews - both good and bad - and you'll get a pretty good idea of what the reviewers are looking for.
Plenty of reviewed ArmA missions for you to play

PFC_Mike

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Re:Question on First Mission
« Reply #3 on: 05 May 2003, 02:59:39 »
My question is for OFPEC: Why does replayability matter? Have their ever been any missions that had high replayability? Personally, I would prefer a mission that was just plain good.

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Re:Question on First Mission
« Reply #4 on: 05 May 2003, 04:15:42 »
*Not an official OFPEC statement on the issue*

Replayability is important because if a solid mission is designed to be a "one-shot wonder" never to be played again, then where is the value in creating it?

You spend 2 weeks hard out making a mission, the person completes it in 10 minutes ... and thats it? Throw it out from there?
Seems pointless, but thats just me.

In regard to your preference for a good mission, a good mission will always create a certain amount of replayability anyway.
Good mission = want to replay it, maybe a different way or even just the same way, etc
Bad mission = never want to play it again

Hope that helps some. :)

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Re:Question on First Mission
« Reply #5 on: 06 May 2003, 00:46:36 »
2 weeks? lol - try 2 months and still going  ::) and version 1.91 of ofp came out half way through.... so that put a pain in it...

replayability is indeed important - lets look at Lojac for instance - the mission is never the same each time... the man moves, good use of probabbility of prescence etc has made it a new experiecne each time...

and even without that, there is always several ways u can complete the same mission...

try and put it this way... play a hostage mission... u have limited intel and so that mean u7 get to the site, and u have to house clear and activily search for the hostages... now play that mission again, u know exactly where the hostages are.... not that replayable...

hope that makes some sense.
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