Archive for February, 2009
Mouta likes to rock the party! Our very own 3DS Max artist has made a rocking video of his Tori model kickin’ it to the beat. Look out for more videos from this up and coming artist.
Well folks, it looks like in the near future, we may be able to play Toribash on the PC, Wii, and in the car, on the table top, or where have you. An enterprising young man from the Toribash forums, posting under the alias 2bknown, started a topic, back in December of 2008. The story that unfolds is amazing, here are a few pictures gleaned from the forum posts:
While 2bknown has said he will not be commercially producing these figures, one can’t help but wonder what he’ll do with the one he’s already made… I’m keeping an eye out on eBay.
Check out the anyButton Blog interview of Hampa for some interesting insight on how the creator of Toribash sees the future of the game.
The basic premise is this. You are [your-name-here]. You’ve been entered into a tournament. This is life-or-death. You have a collar around your neck that will explode if you fail to follow the rules.
You and your team start in one of the squares on the map. Each week of real time will mark the passage of one day in-game. This means you have around 5 days of real time to decide amongst yourselves where you will move (you can move one square per in-game day) and post in the week’s thread (you can stand in the same square for any amount of time, should you decide to). After each day I will sum up what has happened with a short story, and examine everything.
If you end up on the same square as another team in a day, you will have a fight. This will work like a tournament, refereed by one of the people helping me. The winner remains there, might receive some kind of prize if it’s an exceptional fight, and the loser is gone from the game world for 2 in-game days (2 weeks), after which they spawn on a random empty tile.
If a team loses 2 battles in a row, they are disqualified.
This will all form Phase 1. In this phase you should try to eliminate as many teams as you can, form alliances if you will, and get everything ordered.
Phase 1 will last for a week in-game. That is 7 weeks of real time.
After this, Phase 2 will start. I won’t spoil it, but believe me, it’ll be fast paced, and probably filled with a lot of alliances being broken.
This is just a snippet of what you’ll find in the newest biggest competition Toribash has ever seen. Jok is pulling out all the stops this time, and setting up what looks to be like a Battle Royale of epic proportions for the Toribash community. Signups will be starting soon, and there are limited spots available! So get together a team of your closest friends, and prepare yourself for a Conquest, the likes of which will change the face of history…
When was the last time you viewed a replay?
Before today, the process of viewing a replay match in Toribash involved looking through the forums, finding a post with a replay, clicking on the link for the attachment, and then opening the replay file once it had downloaded.
With ToriReplays, that’s all much simpler now.
Click on a tag that interests you, the more popular topics will appear as larger text. Scroll down the replay list until you find one that sounds interesting, based on its replay description, conveniently located to the right of its download link. Watch the replay.
But we’ve taken it one step further.
In the past, Toricredits have been earn-able through ingame multiplayer fights, and through selling textures and items on the forums. All in all, the economy has favored multiplayer masters and graphic artists.
What about the single-player gurus?
Now, whenever you find a really awesome replay, if you’d like to reward its creator, you can rate that replay up, which will make a 10tc donation directly to that player’s account. The more famous and awesome the replay, the more income its creator can pull in.
So what are you waiting for? Start uploading, and get browsing!
The Series Returns with “Baby Tori Test #11: The Battle”!
The long awaited re-opening of Series 1 was (in my mind) well worth it.
This time around, I am sticking to main characters, and unfortunetally the forum community members cannot buy their way in… (so easily…)
BTT #11 Starts where BTT #10 left off. The “Order of Uke” infiltrated the “Rebel’s” fortress, but their forces were overwhelmed when a new character “SteveIrwin” came in with his hammer.
Link to entire series: http://sites.google.com/site/stupinator/baby-tori-test–series1