Let me preface this by saying I’m not looking for sympathy nor am I attempting to advertise one of my servers. However I thought I’d come to a more fresh face instead of friends to ask this question. Thank you for your time.
I’ve come to those of you still around GMod and I’m wanting to know if you think this project is still viable / worth investing. A little over a year ago I had started a project which was intended to re-vamp RP Gamemodes (Sorta like Nutscript). It was an original base from scratch, and was intended to be played on servers I hosted. However slowly I realized that this dream seemed almost worthless in retrospect due to how much it was costing me personally and how many people would just “Use” it. The only thing that kept me going and investing into it was the notion that I’d be able to do better and present something worth presenting that wasn’t, “Change faction here, add addon there” that is every CW / NS server. My ambition for this in GMod might’ve been too high though, as the features themselves took extensive coding / time to make.
Some of the features included:
• Cross Server Map Integration (Server 1 and Server 2 host different maps, you can walk from Server 1 to Server 2, vice versa) • Dynamic Item Base (Could be configured on the fly and items could be renamed / re-colored names) • Ambient and Dynamic Music • Random Item Modifiers / Degradation Systems (Items themselves could come with prefixes / different stats similar to RPG style or The Division) • Grid Based Inventory • Several different UIs to choose from.
And a fair bit more.
I’ve had several coders work on this base, and we settled on the name “Raindrop”. At this point however everyone is either busy, have real life commitments such as a day job / school, or would refuse to work in the Source Engine anymore (To clarify, I simply invested and funded the project, I don’t code myself). At first I didn’t want to release it publicly, however over time I decided that eventually after the gamemode was finished and polished to support easy configuration I’d release it for everyone to enjoy as is. I currently only have access to a mapper now, and that being said am contemplating just ending it’s life and giving away the code I invested in.
I don’t have many screenshots here of the gamemode itself for you as most of the code before this point was completely backend. However I do have some main menu / character creation and map progress shots of several maps I commissioned in anticipation for this project. Please note what you’re seeing as maps from the game S.T.A.L.K.E.R. as the first gamemode intended for this was meant to be a STALKER RP.
That’s about all, let me know what you think and if I should continue this. If it comes down to consensus of abandoning the project I do plan on leaving GMod to pursue other interests and just continually hosting servers for people instead of working on them myself. If this isn’t the proper section for this please let me know or move it to the correct forum, Thanks!
NOTE: I apologize for the large images. Thumbnail wasn’t working for me.