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The Agency: Agency Intern Interview, Part Two

SzarkSzark News ManagerMember Posts: 4,420

When she originally won an internship at SOE's The Agency through the Gamers in Real Life program, Julia Brasil had no idea that MMORPG.com would be tracking her progress, but that's exactly what our own Carolyn Koh is doing, checking in with the new developer on a bi-weekly basis. Today is part two.

Julia Brasil has had four weeks under her belt as a Design Intern at Sony Online Entertainment, working in their Seattle studio on The Agency. MMORPG.com catches up with her to see what she’s learned and what she’s done on the game.

“I’m still working on the same Night Club, Metamorphoza” said Julia. “I’ve learned a lot about using the Unreal Engine and find now that I am able to do everything I did in the first week much faster. It’s basically revising my initial work at this point in time.”

Read the Agency Intern Interview.

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  • LunaniLunani Member Posts: 15

    wrong link. this is the correct one: http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/game/292/feature/2406

  • JestorRodoJestorRodo Member UncommonPosts: 2,642

     What in the heck is that picture with the half nude and almost nude women with the green background.

     

    Frickinn Strange and far from anything else I have seen from the NEW HOPE MMO from SOE?

     

     

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  • lapommelapomme Member Posts: 270

    Look I know this is a huge assumption, but I'm about 75% sure at this point that this MMO is going to fail.  Feels like a Tabula Rasa grade development to me.  It's just a hunch, nothing more.

  • SuvrocSuvroc Member Posts: 2,383
    Originally posted by WesKhan1


    Look I know this is a huge assumption, but I'm about 75% sure at this point that this MMO is going to fail.  Feels like a Tabula Rasa grade development to me.  It's just a hunch, nothing more.



     

    I bet SoE repackages the PS3 in a bundle with this game included. It would be a sneaky way to introduce RMT's and MMO's to the console market.

  • WizardryWizardry Member LegendaryPosts: 17,313

    I think most here are off on there assumptions,SOE puts out quality and content,there game will be fine if it fits your palette.It is not really my cup of tea,anything along the space sim/sci fi /futuristic area just does not catch me for some reason.I was a star trek fan and enjoyed a lot of space type stuff,heck even star wars i enjoyed.

    I probably will watch this game for awhile maybe even try it out as i do enjoy SOE's effort they put into games.

    That original concept art looks detailed.I see either a revision or they will be spending a lot of time on that level.I like it if it stays detailed ,the way she has designed it.I noticed two sets of up stairs so i guess it will be a multi level map/zone.The unreal engine was where i learned a lot about making maps and meshes/models/textures it is quite a handy engine for any noob.It is opposite of most engines in that you subtract from space instead of adding to it.I am sure there is a decent amount of time  to designing this game,it would have been interesting if they let her design the WHOLE level.My reasoning is that MOST level designers tend to go for the quick/fast and easy with little effort into it's actual design.This young lady being an actual gamer herself could have given a level design that appeals to us gamers.

    The one other thing that popped into my head was that,if they go for a lot of detail,then the textures will most likely be low res to keep the polys down.I am hoping they reach a little more for the high tech end of things.I know the Vanguard problems everyone had,but i think it would be for the best.I would also LOVE to see them utilize the dodging ability from the Unreal engine,it just adds a lot to any PVP.

    This game is worth watching for ,it may catch a lot of people by surprise.This perhaps is sort of reaching for that NEOCRON look,just a hunch we will see.

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  • CujoSWAoACujoSWAoA Member UncommonPosts: 1,781
    Originally posted by JestorRodo


     What in the heck is that picture with the half nude and almost nude women with the green background.
     
    Frickinn Strange and far from anything else I have seen from the NEW HOPE MMO from SOE?
     
     

     

    Going out on a limb here and suggesting that the screenshot is a concept drawing from the Club that the intern is mentioning working on for the game. "Metamorphosa" or whatever.

  • dalevi1dalevi1 Member Posts: 829
    Originally posted by WesKhan1


    Look I know this is a huge assumption, but I'm about 75% sure at this point that this MMO is going to fail.  Feels like a Tabula Rasa grade development to me.  It's just a hunch, nothing more.

     

    I am not even sure what to exoect from this game. Not a thing. Tabula Rasa development, which to me means too many years and too many revamps.

    Sad thing is, I am playing tabula rasa right now. I am finding the whole thing pretty engaging (the introductions sucks). The problem is, so far I find it interesting on a single player level. With no official forums, and no in game mail system, the whole thing is just off...

    Brasil, love the absinthe play on the night club.

    Played (more than a month): SWG, Second Life, Tabula Rasa, Lineage 2, Everquest 2, EvE, MxO, Ryzom.

    Tried: WoW, Shadowbane, Anarchy Online, Everquest, WWII Online, Planetside

    Beta: Lotro, Tabula Rasa, WAR.

  • JestorRodoJestorRodo Member UncommonPosts: 2,642
    Originally posted by CujoSWAoA

    Originally posted by JestorRodo


     What in the heck is that picture with the half nude and almost nude women with the green background.
     
    Frickinn Strange and far from anything else I have seen from the NEW HOPE MMO from SOE?
     
     

     

    Going out on a limb here and suggesting that the screenshot is a concept drawing from the Club that the intern is mentioning working on for the game. "Metamorphosa" or whatever.

      Yes but its got that soft core porn look about , be then again MMO games are very sexist is their representation of women.

     Speaking  of which , My sweetheart , Julia Brasil was the interviewee . I thought that she was only going to be held against her will for 9 weeks at SOE.  Smed must have done a Jedi Mind trick  ( paging Mrs Smed _ shanagians may be afoot!).

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  • KhalathwyrKhalathwyr Member Posts: 3,138
    Originally posted by JestorRodo

    Originally posted by CujoSWAoA

    Originally posted by JestorRodo


     What in the heck is that picture with the half nude and almost nude women with the green background.
     
    Frickinn Strange and far from anything else I have seen from the NEW HOPE MMO from SOE?
     
     

     

    Going out on a limb here and suggesting that the screenshot is a concept drawing from the Club that the intern is mentioning working on for the game. "Metamorphosa" or whatever.

      Yes but its got that soft core porn look about , be then again MMO games are very sexist is their representation of women.

     Speaking  of which , My sweetheart , Julia Brasil was the interviewee . I thought that she was only going to be held against her will for 9 weeks at SOE.  Smed must have done a Jedi Mind trick  ( paging Mrs Smed _ shanagians may be afoot!).

    Well, considering the majority of the MMO gaming demographic and the compnay involved a soft core porn look doesn't surprise me. Most of these gamers are lead around by their "nethers", be it a real image of video game one, and SOE has such a tarnishe reputation they need to pull out all tricks to grab any attention they can. I believe the phrase they say in the advertising business is "sex sells".

     

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