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hollonPM
#1
Bonus Wave 17
Oct 20, 2017 6:02 PM
Hollon Admin - Joined: Sep 12, 2010
Posts: 192
I have a small prototype running for an unlockable wave 17. You'll need to collect five kinds of artifacts that will be dropped with the Lucky Strike ability to unlock the bonus wave. More details later.

What should the bonus wave be? Should it be another normal wave? Should there only be a boss? Should it be both a normal wave and with a boss at the end?

What should the boss be? What should it do?
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hollonPM
#2
Oct 29, 2017 12:41 AM
Hollon Admin - Joined: Sep 12, 2010
Posts: 192
Some features I've had in mind for a boss:
- A Necro-themed monster, because they're the coolest along with Cosmics.
- It can clone itself, so you won't know if you're fighting a clone or the original.
- If it kills a target, it can spawn phantoms of that player to fight for it. There are some existing skins/models that would fit nicely here.
- It can decay targets indefinitely and add to its own HP, unless a specific action is taken(use an antidote artifact, for example). Can also take adren.
- It can switch between corporeal and non-corporeal phases like the Phantoms do.
- It can distort your view- flash your screen or even blacken it out for a bit(some inspiration from the HL2 monster).
- It can distort your inventory- give you false artifacts that'll hurt you if you activate it. Weapons may be a bit harder.
- It could have different forms or modes of invulnerability. So, in one form, it'll only take weapon damage, and in another only non-weapon damage.
- It can have a retaliation form where any damage you deal to it also deals on you.
- Once in a while, it'll permanently leave a mark or orb at a location. If you touch the orb, you insta-die. This will be like its critical attack, and also incentivizes you to kill it quickly before it leaves more orbs around the map. Or, the orb can spawn more monsters, which makes a good theme as the invasion boss.
- It can cast a timer curse on players, where if you don't perform a specific action by the time alloted, you die! Some more inspiration from other games.
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Last edited by: hollon Oct 30, 2017 7:56 PM
jefejefejefePM
#3
Oct 30, 2017 9:24 PM
Jefe Co-Owner - Joined: Jul 05, 2010
Posts: 392
Too complicated.

Make some super bunnies. High XP, short fuse. Damage is not blocked by sphere/globe. Very short wave with high XP rewards.
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hollonPM
#4
Nov 05, 2017 2:08 PM
Hollon Admin - Joined: Sep 12, 2010
Posts: 192
jefejefejefe wrote:
Too complicated.

Make some super bunnies. High XP, short fuse. Damage is not blocked by sphere/globe. Very short wave with high XP rewards.


Well that would definitely make my job easier.

I still want to integrate some strategic play into this wave. Some ideas for these:
- Cosmic bunny: explodes into a blackhole.
- Fire bunny: releases a heat blast, similar to poison blast, but let's have the heat blast be able to kill you.
- Ice bunny: releases a freeze bomb, which would be a nice touch for a wave full of bunnies.
- Rage bunny: 2x the damage and radius of a regular bunny.
- Vorpal bunny: it'll switch between two colors or skins. If it is shot while in one color, it'll die. If it is shot in another color, you'll die(or take damage, etc.).
- Shock bunny: releases a strong lightning bolt to the player that killed it if the player is within radius, or to whoever is within the radius.

We'd have to make these bunnies invulnerable to things like the lightning sentinel/turret, lightning rod, and rod combo.
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nemesis_-PM
#5
Nov 05, 2017 6:26 PM
Non-member Joined: Sep 11, 2017
Posts: 2
A white hole that ejects monsters instead of matter.
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hollonPM
#6
Nov 21, 2017 11:14 PM
Hollon Admin - Joined: Sep 12, 2010
Posts: 192
nemesis_- wrote:
A white hole that ejects monsters instead of matter.

Can it eject tomato soup too? Yum!

I hope to get this up on the server by the end of the week in time for the holiday stuff that'll be going up. I have most of the bunnies and the artifacts down.

The artifacts will be letters B, O, N, U, and S, and you'll need to collect all five to unlock wave 17. Originally, I was going to have all letters be dropped with the Lucky Strike ability, but I think I may change that up.

One letter will be dropped from Lucky Strike, another will only be spawned with Lucky +8, another will only be dropped by Titans, another only by Queens, and the last will only be dropped from any monster if you killed it while having your health lower than 100. Not set in stone though, I can come up with other conditions for the letters to drop.
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