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Achaea - an Animated Introduction

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  • SarapisSarapis Member, Administrator Posts: 3,409 Achaean staff
    Honestly, the armor choice was more of a "What can the animators do quickly and cheaply?" decision. 
    Kyrra
  • FaurFaur Member Posts: 163 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Where the frak are the Dwarves? No love for my kith and kin?!
  • MathonwyMathonwy Member Posts: 963 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    It's not bad! I think it does a pretty good job of selling Achaea in a sort of layman's terms to people who might otherwise be on the fence when it comes to playing the game, and the animation was all pretty on-point.

    I do have a bit of what I hope is constructive criticism, though, pertaining to the audio. The levels are mostly fine, but they seem a bit high, specifically at the beginning and from about 1:11ish on. The script is pretty well written; I dunno if you hired a VO guy or if you just had someone on staff do it, but I'd deepen the voice a bit (if getting someone to do the VO isn't an option, the infinitely cheaper/less hassling way would be to toy around with the recording in Audition or whatever program you use). Also, when you work with sound files and things, make sure they're not heavily compressed like I'm pretty sure those were because you get really annoying and distracting compression artifacts that, in this case, make it sound like you're listening to the audio underwater.
    Saeva said:
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    Xenomorph said:
    heh. Mathowned.
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  • AchillesAchilles Los AngelesMember Posts: 2,634 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    @Mathonwy - I'm 99% sure that is Sarapis on the video
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  • AshedAshed Member Posts: 8
    ....living gods....made me sad :<
    TrillianaAsmodron
  • JovoloJovolo Member Posts: 3,339 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I had NO idea what was going on but I was EXCITED.
  • SobriquetSobriquet Member Posts: 2,877 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    "if you can walk the walk, you can talk the talk"

    So cheesy I want to put it in my sandwich. Other than that, it's pretty good

    (Party): Mezghar says, "Stop."
    WysteriaRakon
  • ShibumiShibumi Member Posts: 223 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    I like it, but the voice could be better.
    Light prevails, always
    Tharvis
  • SarapisSarapis Member, Administrator Posts: 3,409 Achaean staff
    Achilles said:
    @Mathonwy - I'm 99% sure that is Sarapis on the video
    Nope.
  • AchillesAchilles Los AngelesMember Posts: 2,634 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Good thing I left myself that 1% then :P
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  • AntoniusAntonius Member Posts: 5,040 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Animated @Aurora is cute. Also, she can have pretty armour because she also has Divinefire and doesn't have to worry about functionality.
    Kyrra
  • AnedhelAnedhel Member Posts: 2,367 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited January 2014
    Yes, mini Rory is the best thing in ever.

    ETA: Mini Babel was pretty badass :O
    Sarapis
  • SkyeSkye The Duchess BellatereMember, Seafaring Liason Posts: 3,172 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    omg it's a DJI.


    :x  :x :x


    Dji
  • AsmodronAsmodron Member Posts: 3,145 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Daklore said:
    Needs more vivisex
    ftfy
  • SarapisSarapis Member, Administrator Posts: 3,409 Achaean staff
    Dji said:
    I don't want to be a negative nancy...but did anyone else find watching this made Achaea seem a bit...immature and cheesy? One of the reasons I played Achaea so much in the past, and probably so much in the future is that it's very mature and complex in comparison to other games that are available. I guess I just found myself cringing a lot watching this, which is an effect the current video doesn't have on me.
    It's easy to measure objectively which one is better, which we're in the process of doing. 
    Sylvance
  • DjiDji Member Posts: 84 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Sarapis said:
    Dji said:
    I don't want to be a negative nancy...but did anyone else find watching this made Achaea seem a bit...immature and cheesy? One of the reasons I played Achaea so much in the past, and probably so much in the future is that it's very mature and complex in comparison to other games that are available. I guess I just found myself cringing a lot watching this, which is an effect the current video doesn't have on me.
    It's easy to measure objectively which one is better, which we're in the process of doing. 
    Two separate landing pages, one with the old, one with the new, see which one generates the most click through?
  • SarapisSarapis Member, Administrator Posts: 3,409 Achaean staff
    Yeah, though it's more than just clickthroughs. Ultimately the real question is, "Do people who clicked through via this one spend more money than people who clicked through via that one?" That's a tough one to answer though because the player lifetimes of our paying players tends to be very long, making it hard to get at this answer directly. So, we look at click-throughs and then a bunch of similar stats. How many make it through character creation? How many make it through 10 seconds after creation? 1 minute? 10 minutes? an hour? 5 hours? etc.
    Nemutaur
  • VadimusesVadimuses Member Posts: 1,132 @ - Epic Achaean
    That's very cool.

    I think it would also be cool if the graphics for the video were released to players to use in their UI customizations!
    Achimrst
  • RinzaiRinzai Member Posts: 178 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    I did like the video, it was well done and I think would fit the target audience.

    To back that statement up, when I was looking for a mud to play how many ever years ago I found Achaea (I forget how too..) I would have gave it a go based on the effort alone. I think things like this make it stand out in the mud community, and have the potential to reach out into adjacent markets.

    well done!
    ExelethrilJhaeli
  • DraqoomDraqoom Member Posts: 529 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    How do I do Kai-Fireball like the movies?



    The video is good though :)
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  • DjiDji Member Posts: 84 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Draqoom said:
    How do I do Kai-Fireball like the movies?



    The video is good though :)
    You only get that one if you learn Kai from Master Roshi.
  • AmanuAmanu Forge TreeMember Posts: 830 @ - Epic Achaean
    Interesting video. Not exactly what I would use for a movie though and on that note, always wondered what would happen if they made a movie of one of the large events.

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