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Help with DDA

Post by Nimit on Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:07 pm

So I started creating a DDA today, and since it's my first time, I am finding it rather hard to build. I read some posts about DDA's here and watched some featured DDA's, and from what I can gather, A good DDA should contain:
All kinds of enemies
All kinds of obstacles
Near-misses would be nice
Not too many enemy's or gold since that would cause lag

If I'm wrong or missing something, correct me. I also read about "Fujita's speedyboards or speedyports " somewhere here. IDK what's that it would be nice if someone can post a tutorial link or something.
Thanks :)
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Re: Help with DDA

Post by starship192 on Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:39 pm

If you could include a visually stunning aspect (or something), that would also add flavor to the DDA. ("Laser Kabob", e.g.). Also, try to put something unique or special in it that separates it from other DDAs.

But yes, that is basically what makes a good DDA; lots of enemies, obstacles, near-misses. And if you can make your audience constantly ask "How is this ninja still alive?", you've got a really epic one.

Also, (good) DDAs are time consuming, so be very patient when putting one together.
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Re: Help with DDA

Post by Nimit on Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:40 pm

starship192 wrote:If you could include a visually stunning aspect (or something), that would also add flavor to the DDA. ("Laser Kabob", e.g.). Also, try to put something unique or special in it that separates it from other DDAs.

But yes, that is basically what makes a good DDA; lots of enemies, obstacles, near-misses. And if you can make your audience constantly ask "How is this ninja still alive?", you've got a really epic one.

Also, (good) DDAs are time consuming, so be very patient when putting one together.

I'm not super artistic and hence DDA I'm working on isn't so eye - catching but yes I've added lots of enemy's (3+ of each kind ), thwumps and bounceblocks, IMO I'm on the right track lets hope DDA turns out good.
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Re: Help with DDA

Post by SpartaX18 on Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:33 pm

Nimit wrote:A good DDA should contain:
All kinds of enemies
All kinds of obstacles  
No. If you're not a DDA expert, don't even think about it. Quantity =/= quality. You must be creative in making DDAs. In terms of 'gameplay' it's good to mix mechanics. On the visual side it's recommended to have a pattern (no, chaos is not a pattern). The enemies should be as effective as possible while also in the lowest needed quantity (don't overuse them).

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Re: Help with DDA

Post by Nimit on Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:58 am

SpartaX18 wrote:
Nimit wrote:A good DDA should contain:
All kinds of enemies
All kinds of obstacles   
No. If you're not a DDA expert, don't even think about it. Quantity =/= quality. You must be creative in making DDAs. In terms of 'gameplay' it's good to mix mechanics. On the visual side it's recommended to have a pattern (no, chaos is not a pattern). The enemies should be as effective as possible while also in the lowest needed quantity (don't overuse them).

Since i am not even close to an expert, I'll try to keep it simple.
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Re: Help with DDA

Post by Nimit on Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:23 pm

So I finished my DDA, and it violated a couple of tips you gave but couldn't help it since I was halfway through when I posted this thread.
Anyways please have a look at it :
www.thewayoftheninja.org/nv2.html?l=215120
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