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Hey, newfag here who intends to torture himself

6 years ago

Hello gents, just call me Lego. None of you know who the fuck I am, and I don't know why I'm making this thread, but I guess I thought I'd go ahead and announce the means of my death; attempting to write a lengthy fantasy CYOA with extensive choices and a multitude of different options for the player that lead to different outcomes, all in my spare time. God help me now. 

Anywho, feel free to ask questions or throw some requests around.  I'll answer what I can.

Hey, newfag here who intends to torture himself

6 years ago

What will the story be about?

Hey, newfag here who intends to torture himself

6 years ago

I've no finite story set in place at the moment, just various ideas I intend to expand upon. 

Hey, newfag here who intends to torture himself

6 years ago

So, could you lay out your current ideas for us, please?

Hey, newfag here who intends to torture himself

6 years ago

Firstly, sorry for replying so late. My internet has been horrid over the past few days.

Second, the main idea I have is that the player will be thrown in the middle of a war between two factions, which the player will then effect with his or her actions. They'll meet various other characters along the way, all of varying backgrounds, personality, and relevance, and all of which I intend to be able to die at some point or another in the story, once again based on the players actions. 

Hey, newfag here who intends to torture himself

6 years ago

Sounds cool.

Hey, newfag here who intends to torture himself

6 years ago

Will we be able to fight for one of the factions, or our we (the player) trying to stop/avoid the war?

Hey, newfag here who intends to torture himself

6 years ago

I intend for it to be fully up to the player. They can try to stop it, they can actively participate in it. They can join either of the factions, betray them, spy on the opposition, or do whatever really. This is going to be a very ambitious project, with a lot of freedom for the player. 

Hey, newfag here who intends to torture himself

6 years ago

That is going to take a hell of a lot of time. "Player freedom remains our absolute number one goal." - Todd Howard,

If you can do that, I will be very impressed.

Hey, newfag here who intends to torture himself

6 years ago

I'm fully aware of the time it'd take to make something of this caliber, hence the thread title, but I think I can accomplish it. I just need to keep my interest in the project going, otherwise I'll probably just abandoned it. 

Hey, newfag here who intends to torture himself

6 years ago

I have to say, that is the toughest job for a writer, is trying to keep interest in it. Then you lose interest, delete it, then have interest in it again. I have done that a few times. Drives me crazy, just don't do what I do. Resist the urge to delete it.

Hey, newfag here who intends to torture himself

6 years ago

I try my best not to delete anything, in case I want to look back on my old things, or in case I want to finish an abandoned project. Deleting this project will be the last thing I do, rest assured of that. 

Hey, newfag here who intends to torture himself

6 years ago

Good to know.