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  • Favourite GTA GTA:San Andreas
  • Interests Playing Guitar, Everything between Psych-Rock and the most brutal metal you can find, Philosophy, Ancient mythology, Computer Science
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  1. Streaming KATLA development

    @Lior Thanks mate, the appreciation is great and the only thing we can ask in return :)
  2. It has sadly been a while since our last dev' diary. Multiple successive events in both of our lives prevented us from making enough progress to put something out to you. Fortunatly the time has arrived to show you something! Instead of spamming a bunch of screenshots we decided to create a small video in which we highlight a couple of awesome features we have been working on :) Thanks to the latest MTA update, which increased the performance of the ingame browsers, we were able to implement our own radar. Check out it's behaviour when Bob enters a vehicle! :D While Bob is showing off his interior, bare in mind that he actually decorated it himself, something you guys will also be able to do with furniture buyable in stores! In the coming week(s) bob and I will be adding more 'side-features' like these. Features that enhance the game but don't necessarily contribute to the gamemode. A lot of these features contribute to you, as a a player, customizing your character and world around you. This is a game aspect that will be very important to us. We will also add the necessary shader options, optional for people with high-end systems that want to experience San Andreas in HD quality. I myself will be implementing some final systems that will help you manage the access of your properties and vehicles. Yes, a friend system will be in place! And last but not least shall I invest some effort in creating an awesome donation system. As always, we can't provide you with any official dates but I personally hope you will be able to enjoy the open beta tests during your christmas holidays :)
  3. Your favourite GTA:SA song

    I have recently co-edited an article: '10 best songs from San Andreas'. You'll find a little summary of the best songs you can hear on the car radios while we also included a spotify playlist of the entire soundtrack. I personally am the lead developer for the website this was published on so check it out to see what I do besides developing for SAES :) http://wespeakmusic.tv/post/en/10-best-songs-from-gta-san-andreas So what is your favourite song from the soundtrack?
  4. hello sir i want some help

  5. The dust our last newspost has barely settled but I wanted to put out a big dev' diary for you guys so at least some things will be cleared up. The topic of this post is Gang Wars as this will be the featured activity of the closed alpha and open beta. Note that some of these mechanics will change once we convert the open beta/Katla/Anarchy version of the gamemode to an RPG, so I’ll give a very short summary of how things will look like in a true RPG setting at the end. What you read about gangs in the first section this post will also mostly be applicable to companies and squads :) So what will be the mechanics of gang wars? First of all note that some of these mechanics will change once we convert the open beta/Katla/Anarchy version of the gamemode to an RPG, so I’ll give a very short summary of how things will look like in a true RPG setting at the end. Gangs & Roles Gang members will have certain roles in their gang. These roles are customizable by anyone in the gang who is allowed to do so. A role can be created, named, leveled and permissions can be attached. These permissions define what action a particular player can perform within the gang. The ‘Roles’ permission allows the player to manage the roles, although only roles below his own level, while the ‘Members’ permission allows the player to invite, kick and change the roles of members. With a maximum of 20 roles per gang and levels of roles between 1 to 10 the creators of a gang have an immense freedom to customize the way they run their gang to their liking. Gang Property Gangs can buy property, just like players. Gangs can buy vehicles that are stored at property, just like players. But gangs have some advantages over players as they are able to buy a larger variety of properties: warehouses and bars for example where players can only buy residences. Gang property can be used to store items of gang members and they also provide bonuses towards turfing (see Territories & Influence) Diplomacy Gangs can take certain diplomatic actions towards other gangs: they can make alliances and declare rivals. When two gangs are in an alliance, their actions during turfwars don’t affect each other. E.g: A gang can fight alongside an ally and don’t interfere in the influence. When a rival is declared, the gang gets extra influence bonuses when fighting against their rival. A has a maximum of 3 diplomatic ties. This means any combination of alliances and rivalries as long as there are only 3: 2 allies and 1 rival for example. Intermezzo! The screenshots you see here are taken from a website. This is because the majority of the core of KATLA is build on a webserver. This grants us a lot of technical benefits as a webserver is more than capable to handle the time consuming tasks the gameserver used to perform (Database actions & heavy calculations). The gameserver will therefore run very smooth! Another benefit is that you can access this website from anywhere, so you can always manage everything (gang matters, buying and selling of properties etc.) from wherever you are. Ingame you will be able to open this page as well :). Finance If a gang member has permission to manage the financial matters of a gang, he has access to a panel where he can change the financial settings. It offers a nice overview of the income, expenses and you can change the amount of money a specific role makes in 24 hours. The features of this panel are obviously still very limited as the only way to earn money currently in alpha/beta is by owning territories. I’m sure you can imagine the possibilities when this gamemode becomes a full RPG :D! Territories & Influence Now, how are territories conquered? Certain actions performed by gang members have a certain effect on the territory, namely ‘influence’. When a player kills another player, the influence of the killer’s gang goes up while the influence of the victim’s gang goes down by a certain amount. Also, in the instance of a kill, the influence of any other gang than the killer’s gang goes down, just a lot less than the victim’s. Killing is not the only way to gain influence, but it’s certainly the strongest. Other ways of gaining influence that still have to be implemented are: gang member presence per hour (merely hanging out in a territory) and tagging using the spray can (for which gangs will be able to upload their own image). There is a maximum amount of influence a gang can have in a territory. When a gang is very inactive, the actions of other gangs will automatically drain the influence of the inactive gang so a gang can’t take advantage of that. Furthermore, a gang can only spread it’s influence to territories that are adjacent to territories already owned by the gang. As mentioned above, property owned by the gang and it’s members affect the influence. Property owned by gang members provide a ‘defensive bonus’. This means, when the influence is drained, it’s simply drained less (percentage wise). This enables gang to strategically defend their home turf and also makes it more realistic. Property owned by the gang itself provides offensive bonuses, when a gang gains influence it just gets more influence (percentage wise). I’ve probably not covered every designed mechanic that has to do with gang wars, and I haven’t provided exact numbers for you. You can trust that they are there, thought out and well documented though! :) The future: RPG What will be different when it becomes an RPG? For gangs, the main difference will be that there are going to be different types of gangs, with different kinds of specializations: Street Gangs, Drug Cartels, Biker Gangs, Mafia Families etc. The specializations come along with perks and they will all make their money in different ways, they will all benefit from having territory though. A drug cartel gains revenue from selling drugs in their territory. A crime family gains money from extorting business owners etc. Because the RPG will have police involved, they must get their own mechanics relating to gang wars too! The police will be able to intervene in the influence gangs have in territories. By arresting gang members they will crank down the gang influence and up the influence of law enforcement. When the law is victorious in a territory, the businesses make more profit. Territories have a certain degree of ‘development’ which already affects the house prices in that territory. More developed territories will be harder to turf by gangs than less developed territories. This way we keep the areas where turfwars are mainly raging realistically at poor areas. Stay tuned. If you have specific questions (as I expect you do) you can always hit me up on Teamspeak & #project-katla irc! :) I will probably not answer these questions in this topic.
  6. prisoners dont like Metallica?

    Really stupid to use Metallica for this purpose. Although I don't understand how listening to Metal is a torture at all. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAv19Zj0528
  7. CoD: Modern Warfare

    I'm always up for a game of good ol' CoD4, add me on steam Sam
  8. Hi. Heard you like Beiber. So bad! ktnxbai

    1. Odorian

      He is beiber himself

  9. Happy Birthday Gaylator

  10. Car Transportation

    cars can already attach to packers.
  11. What have you been copying?

    Face the cold reality Slow and with formality I'm obsessively stabbing you The blood is drowning you As you gargle and you spew Bodily fluids fill your lungs This is the end of you
  12. Old Super Gt poll.

    There is a reason we changed the model. We ain't changing it back because of this reason.
  13. SAES:RPG Timelapse

    gotto say that this is actually a nice work of art.
  14. Bastage Network: Call of Duty

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpTZeSek_1w behold the most epic soundtrack ever