Hello everybody, together with the devs we are looking forward to realize the wreck of the Flying Dutchman, sunken somewhere in the Caribbean! :)
I like this game very much and wanne help on one side the comunity to get another diving site for more variety to play, and on the other side the growing and improving of the game development by funding a cool shipwreck diving site worth the Flying Dutchman.
So, please feel free to post your ideas and suggestions during the process, I will pick up what seems good to me and can be done and let the devs realize it!
Here is a status of things that are already in discussion:
- Model as close as possible to the original - In progress
- Stern ornament will be a octopus - In progress
Diving spot surface:
- Caribbean island with a bay - Open wish
- A small stone ruin (maybe underwater?) - Open wish
Diving spot underwater:
- Grotta with treasure chest - Open wish
- Ship in chains above the ground - Open idea
- Octopus - Open wish (On ice, Introduction into the game and this site later)
- Hammerhead shark - Open wish
- Moray - Open wish
- Special camera let you see ghost things - Open idea
- Ghost Buddy for diving - Open idea
- Funny ghost following you and make jokes with you - Open idea
- Organ music hearable in close range to the captain's quarter - Open wish
- Organ visible in captain's quarter - Open wish
- Light and shadows of the captain in his quarter - Open wish
- Having day/night time simulation with sun/moon light - Open idea
- Hearing the captain's wooden leg walking when diving under deck - Open wish
- Gold,silver and treasures lying arround in captain's quarter and hold of ship- Open wish
- Glowing ship and corals at night - Open idea
- Treasure chest with beating heart, can be heard only close - Open wish
- Special pirate dublones, wreck specific ones - Open idea
- Somewhere on the wreck having a reference to the wreck founder- Open idea
A collection of Sieb's Artwork on the Flying Dutchman and the diving site can be found here:
The Flying Dutchman
Maybe sunken looking a bit like that but not that much lying to the side
Moraine? Is this going to be in an area where glaciers shaped the landscape? Moraines are defined as "accumulations of dirt and rock that have fallen onto the glacier surface or have been pushed along by the glacier as it moves." I assume the local for the dive site would be tropical in origin, like that of the Tranquility wreck, so there wouldn't be any moraines. Were you meaning Morays, as in Moray Eels? As for ghosts, definitely full torso vaporous apparitions moving in and out of view on and inside the ship, but not as a dive buddy. From your special features options, I can only assume this wreck would be a permanent Halloween-like location. That would be very cool.
Come on :) of course giant morays :)
(I wrote this on page two)
It was just an idea when I saw the giant octopus :)
I am soo excited on this Ship.
The Picture looking real great
Can hardly wait to discover it :)
LAying on the side adds realism tho))
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Nice idea you have there. There are two known ways to get it in the game, you could hope that it gets voted on in the community funded shipwreck or you could personally fund it yourself.
Current status: working 2-10 really s*#k ^_^
You did make your own wreck too, how long did it take that the developers contacted you after funding?
I haven't received any mail yet after 24 hours.
yeah great idea, I love it! SGT is right though at this point funding it yourself, is going to be the only way to see it in the next year. Our current community wreck has been under development and waiting for funding from us for at least 9 months I think.
SGT Brony how to you do the link thing again and title it like you did, I know how to link in html but cant remember how to link with a specific title. NVM ill google it I guess, knowledge is power
use this code with this < in front of the first "a" and at the end
a href="website url here" >type text
Ok guys I have funded it, waiting for official mail! :)
it took them a couple of months, but mine was also during the developing of the website and getting the beta of the game up and running. Your should be contacted within a week. Also thanks for giving us another dive map. ^_^
Wooohooow confirmation mail has arrived today! :)
Let's all be creative now, everybody's invited for suggestions, please let me know your ideas so we can make the best out of it ;)
Wow! Thanks Pat! You are REALLY committed to the game. A BIG thank you for your commitment and your gift to the community.
WOW, Seriously that's awesome! I wish I could do the same
I dunno if they will be able to implement a copy of the priates of the carribean ship, since its probably copyrighted. But to show people that its really a ghost ship, you can ask them to let some ghostly stuff happen and/or leave some specific relics behind...its up to you
Ok if you want suggestions: you can attract people to your map by maybe integrating a special camera feature that lets you see ghostly things through the camera only (and maybe document them in the encyclopedia).
For the ship, youre basically free to do whatever you want, since there is no official documented example of the ship
Ghost would be seriously fun !!!
I suggest indeed to use a (somewhat...) Different model than potc's model since indeed Walt Disney is touchy on the copyright problem.
On the other hand, since our dev team never reproduced a real model exactly, we have nothing to fear :p
Sarcasm beside, minor adjustments or inspiration over historical illustrations should be enough to be protected :)
Congrats for the pledging !
Edit : it could be great if it was just under the surface, only upside down !
Well here's a Wiki page about the Flying Dutchman to help generate some ideas.
As for me, I'll troll through the internet to find some reference pictures of paintings about the Flying Dutchman to give inspiration.
As for the ghost idea, two ideas come to mind.
1) Ghost swimming buddy
2) have an invisible ghost that followers the diver and have a set a hands appear in front of your mask like someone is playing "Who is it" or program to appear and swim towards the diver.
More photos of the Flying Dutchman:
Blueprints of the Flying Dutchman:
If disney notices that vertigo games is making profit from their stuff, they'll have a big lawsuit on their ass... So better change a lot of things, maybe different ornaments and remove the trademark front of the ship (the crab-claw thingy)
A quote from the devs: "We will try to come as close as we legally can" :)
Crazy organ music playing during the dive. Davey Jones plays crazy organ music"
Yes I agree, that's one cool thing I whould like to have,
when nearing the Captain's cabin, you can hear some organ music in the background :)
Well, it is not so difficult to creat one.
- Legend comes from XVIIth century, so for a ghost ship, it chould have kept it's own original form. (XVIIth ship)
- Galleon is a frequent ship shape in the 1600's. Plus, Galleon has a specific "dramatic" shape. So it is easy to find an inspirational shape on the web. (only look for "Galleon" on google image...)
- Once the shape is chosen, all it needs is more dramatic effects, with old wood, and rust, and creativity :)
Have a giant octopus living inside it. The tentacles appearing out of the port holes.
Good idea, I agree to that, a giant octopus occupy parts of the Captains cabin, some tentacles coming out windows and holes, moving a bit arround :)
My ideas about the kind of diving spot somewhere in the Caribbean:
I whould like to have it in the bay of a little island maybe the shape a bit like this:
With more higher places on the sides, a bit like this:
Having to both sides of the bay entrance a rocky terrain:
Ending to a kind of beach in the middle:
That looks a bit like the lokheed area
For the underwather atmosphere I am thinking on a sandy ground with elements like this:
Yep... I confirm : Lockheed :) That would be great, because Lockheed is an ambiant that is almost used only for Lockheed :)
Things I whould like to see at the spot underwater:
!!! This one is not realizeable at the moment because of intense work and maybe will be introduced later !!!
A giant octopus would definitely be bad ass! Once the community wreck is completed I will put some money towards this wreck!
Pat has fully funded this NAUI, put your money into the community wreck
Things I whould like to see on the surface (or below):
- A little ruin maybe
Missed this thread for way too long, thanks for the level Pat Tornado! Bizarre to realize buying your own shipwreck only bumps you up to Sea Admiral...0_0
I'm glad that this financial injection will bring a lot of fun to all of you divers :)
No problem, I was getting a nice experience boost and level up for it, the rest I will earn by myself having fun in here exploring everything :)
yeah including the fact that that's another 112 XP daily and another at least 10 dabloons daily. plus another new area to explore
great idea, I hope that will be done soon...
A kind of grotta at the site whould be nice:
with a treasure chest! some skulls and a giant pirate sword sticking out on top of a pile of gold
Yes exactly, a scene like that whould fit perfect! :)
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For lack of a better word, that looks bad ass!
Thank you Pat for this big contribution!
Big thumbs up!