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What will the basic story be?

Discussion in 'Unreal Tournament' started by Arnox, May 25, 2014.

  1. Arnox

    Arnox UT99/2004 Mod Crazy

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    See topic.

    Will we continue on with the war in UT3 or are we simply gonna go with a UT99 style cut-and-dried story? You're in a big sci-fi tournament and you need to win.

    I'd actually prefer if we just went with the simple Tournament campaign. It matches the theme of the game and the maps don't have to conform to some throwaway story at all.
     
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  2. Crotale

    Crotale _________________________ _______________

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    Why don't we pretend UT3 happened in an alternate universe?
     
  3. GEx.ut

    GEx.ut GEx

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    Ut99 simple story, of course!
     
  4. ambershee

    ambershee Nimbusfish Rawks

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    There probably won't be a story. It'll be an arena shooter with optional bots.
     
  5. Selerox

    Selerox COR AD COR LOQVITVR

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    Gameplay > Story

    The story is completely irrelevant. UT99 had it about right. That's the far limit of the level of story the game needs.
     
  6. Arnox

    Arnox UT99/2004 Mod Crazy

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    So, I'm going to assume this game will take place in its own alternate universe away from the established canon i.e. Unreal Championship 2?
     
  7. Wail of Suicide

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    The only established canon I recognize is that there's a tournament, some vague Blade-Runner-esque megacorps, and some mythically undefeatable robot champion.
     
  8. ambershee

    ambershee Nimbusfish Rawks

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    No.

    There will be no story.
     
  9. Blade_hunter

    Blade_hunter Unreal tournament mod dude

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    Yes; It just did enough to have a background without going too far with it.
    Really for me they should focus more on proper art, gameplay mechanics, mod integration than storyline.
     
  10. rejecht

    rejecht Attention Micronians

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    A simple premise is enough, like controlling characters in some far away arena from somewhere else, and then build the UI experience and effects around that. Say yes to another derez!
     
  11. Rambowjo

    Rambowjo Das Protoss

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    That is pretty much what League of Legends is. I do like the concept though.
     
  12. Wormbo

    Wormbo Administrator Staff Member

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    Hey, I have a cool idea for a background story:
     
  13. NeoNite

    NeoNite Worst hack fraud ever

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    Nothing fancy, really. Save that for a good true singleplayer experience. UT1 did have it right. A small introduction to the arenas, a short biography and you fill in the rest.
    And have fun fragging your opponents to the far corners of the solar system.
     
  14. Arnox

    Arnox UT99/2004 Mod Crazy

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    Dude, assuming your going to bring over at least some of the same bots from past UT games, that alone is a story decision. For example. Laura in UT is a normal human whereas in UC2, she's a Necris.

    I'm just wondering why you're so adamant about having ZERO story and ZERO explanation. A tiny little introduction would suffice even.
     
  15. ambershee

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    I'm not particularly adamant, it's just there's no real reason to. Characters from previous games will inevitably return, but they're just going to be character models. With no single player game, you're looking at no story inside of the game unless there's some kind of flavour text in the character selection menu, much like Quake 3 (whose 'story' and character bios didn't exist in the game and were an afterthought in the manual).
     
  16. WGH

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    Altough UT shouldn't be a plot-oriented game, it still should have some story. Not quite plot, but something like "setting" or "back story" (like others already said).
     
  17. Rambowjo

    Rambowjo Das Protoss

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    I think it would be very interesting to see an Unreal Tournament, where the player is not just controlling one of the big names, but the player is one of the big names, kind of like how League of Legends works.

    For those who don't know, in LoL, the Leage of Legends is a sort of court system between nations and countries, which settles disputes through battles, instead of waging wars. The summoners (the players) connect with champions through magic, and the magic of the fields of justice allows the champions to die without actually dying. This means that the players are part of the lore, as they are seen as summoners.

    UT works pretty much the same way already, except the actual players are not part of the lore directly, but instead just choose an existing character to look like. I think there's some potential in the player actually being part of the tournament, as an actual person who fights in it.
     
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    The Skaarj returns and destroys everyone in their path...again.
     
  19. -AEnubis-

    -AEnubis- fps greater than star

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    The Firetruce was one of the best lore assets ever written. It covers the weapons not all being godlike despite technological advancements, as well as tech in the same lore lines justifying dieing and respawning.
     
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    Lord Demoin Twoweeks and his army of dudebros from the planet AwwwSmaaack has invaded the territories controlled by the NEG and begun infesting them with chest-high walls. You are recruited to help fight off the invasion and take the fight back to the enemy.
     

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