Archive for September, 2011
Hello avid blog readers and welcome back for another update of the toriverse.
This time we are looking at the toribash clan league 2011. In the shadow of the recent tori championships the clan events team are holding the clan version of the popular tournament, the main difference obviously being the participation of clans instead of individuals and the amazing prizes up for grabs. For those of you who don’t know, the joint colour alpha imperial, that eternalised the clan Alpha, was one of the prize options of a past clan league. Battling for dominance, prizes and the right to call themselves the best clan are 32 diverse clans battling in numerous mods in a best to 5 game mode. This is sure to be an intense battle since it has been quite a while since the lest clan league. To get some more information i had a quick interview with a member of the clan events team, Gum. Here is what transpired:
<Aakash> So from what i understand there hasn’t been a clan league in a while. Who’s Idea was it to reinstate it?
<Gum> Well the origin of the idea came from a thread Zinx posted. When I became leader for the Clan Events Team, I decided we should host it and started the efforts towards making that happen
<Aakash> Just out of curiosity when was the last clan league and why was it stopped?
<Gum> The last clan league I remember was back in 2009. I don’t know why it was stopped, probably just because no one was available to put one together.It takes quite a bit of work to set up something this big.
<Aakash> So im sure everyone is curious as to what the prizes are. Would you like to comment on that?
<Gum> At the moment, we are still working on that. Something we know will be given is quite a lot of clan events points and an achievement to the clans that take first and second place.There will be more, and it will be a very nice set of prizes, we are just finalizing the details for now. I’ll post once we have it all decided.We will be making this league worth the trouble for the winners
<Aakash> well i know that one of the previous prizes was the introduction of alpha imperial and the winning clan could chose the prize. Will it be the same for this clan league?
<Gum> We may let the winning clan choose their prize, but there will not be a new color. I’ve been told that is out of the question.
<Aakash> Do you think this will be a yearly occurrence or are you just testing the waters to see how well it is received before fully reinstating the clan league?
<Gum> This is more of a test to see how it works and see what we can improve for future leagues. If all goes well there may be another one in 2012. I’ll definitely be pushing for full reinstatement of the league.
<Aakash> It must have been pretty time consuming to organise an event like this. I noticed that the sign up for the clan league started long back. Did it take a long time planning this event or were you waiting for enough clans to sign up.
<Gum> Well, we had enough clans quite soon after I posted the sign up. The hard part was actually setting it up and getting the brackets made. The planning is still going on right now actually. Its taken a few months but I’m happy we could get it launched before the end of the year.
<Aakash> Well I’m sure everyone is looking forward to the clan league. Thanks you Gum for your cooperation and for bringing back this amazing event.
<Gum> Thank you, and I hope this league goes well. May the best clan win.
So there you have it. The prize unfortunately wont be a custom clan join colour but you can still be sure that, even though the exact details of the prize is being withheld, it will be worth the effort and as Gum said the winning clan will bathe in clan event points and even get their very own achievement. Hopefully this will become a yearly occurrence and may the best clan win.
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It was drawn to my attention recently that there are some new items going around Toribash. These items, are custom sound “textures” or modifiers if you like that will replace the Toribash default sound and use yours in its place. What makes these so cool is that they are individual items. If you only want one or two, you can just get them and not the rest or if you are keen you can invest in a whole set of them. Now, you’ll all want proof. The best I can give you, hampa’s inventory. Hopefully you’ll notice all the custom sound items. This is exactly what I’m talking about. A texture item that you upload a .wav file to and modifies your Toribash sound. How cool! There’s is no price set on them at the moment but as they are available for Toribash 3.1 and above, they could be hitting the shops very soon. Funny how the torishop is currently down for maintenance. This also raises questions about how far off Toribash 4.0 actually is.
These custom sound items will open up new avenues all over the forum from orgs dedicated to creating sound packs to specialized sound designers in the market ready to create packs for rich investors looking for something unique. Every sound will be available in item form. Below is a small description of each one taken from a translated version of Eddy’s Portuguese post here. Big thanks to him for this. He also told me about the whole custom sound subject.
Sound hard break: fracture / dismembered;
DQ Sound: decommissioning;
Sound Draw: draw;
Fight Alert Sound: sound alerts you when our turn came to play, usually when the queue is long or Toribash is running minimized / background;
Foot Step Sound: footprint, step;
Foul Sound: No, sound disabled from the time that the sounds were implanted in the game;
Freeze Enter Sound: The sound of Wii Toribash, Toribash is likely to be implemented in 4.0, the version for Nintendo Wii is a subtle effect at the time for Tori or back in time to move, like a “fade-in” and a “fade-out.” That’s the sound when Tori goes into “freeze”;
Exit Freeze Sound: and here it leaves the “freeze”.
Sound Grading: pass band;
Grip Sound: sound relatively new, launched in recent versions, sound, or run when you hold something opponent;
Hard Impact Sound 1-2: raid on / between objects, strong;
1-5 Hit Sound: hit among Toris;
1-3 Hit Head Sound: knock on the head;
Change Joint Sound: Sounds of the joints, also added recent notation, this sounds when we change the status of the joint (force 1 or 2);
Hold Joint Sound: When we change the status of the joint (hold, relax);
Over Joint Sound: When we highlight the joint;
Click Menu Sound: sound is disabled since the beginning of the Toribash, when there was a symbol of the Toribash that opened the main menu (key) along with control buttons replays, such as fast forward, rewind, pause and play (they will return to duty, God Hampus want);
Mini Sound Impact 1-2: Toris weak beat;
Neck Fracture Sound: The sound of the famous Tori choking on his blood. Fracture neck.
Pain 1.8 Sound: groans of pain … (Delight);
Ready Sound: sound that is executed by pressing “space” as far as multiplayer freeplay;
Select Player Sound: Switch between players (freeplay);
Shout Sound: new sound will play when using the scream / shout;
Slowdown Sound: the famous “pssiiumm” which is played when it happens many collisions and dismemberment at the same time, or when a part of the Tory (or uke) is released in high-speed collision with an object or even glitch.
Soft Sound Impact 1-2: batita between / against objects, weak;
Sound Splash 1-9: blood dripping / flowing;
Feet Swoosh Sound: sound similar to the displacement of air generated by the feet to kick / move;
Swoosh Hand Sound: sound similar to the displacement of air generated by the hands to punch / move;
Swoosh Sound: sound similar to the displacement of air generated by objects in general.
Weapon Sound Clash: collision between two objects that have been marked as a “weapon” in making the mod. Sound off since the beginning of the Toribash sounds, now coming Necromancer;
Weapon Hit Sound: Beat an object marked as a “weapon” against a Tory, too old sound, as above;
Win Sound: new sound, is the sound will be executed when there is a points victory.ng.
That’s a lost of sounds. Even if each one only costs between 2-5k, that’s a lot of tc for a whole set. All I can say is watch the market and watch the news thread. These items, and 4.0 might be closer than you think.