by, 10-16-2008 at 04:15 PM (553 Views)
Together in the LBPC Chatroom, DarkGod13 & I have came up with a HUGE idea. It was sparked from Code's [URL="http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1161"] LittleBigHome [/URL]
There are 4 Simple Concepts I would like to introduce to you in order:
4. [B]The Map Grid[/B]
But Before I introduce the concepts, here is an introduction:
What are LittleBigZones, you ask?
LittleBigZones are environments where Sackpeople can make whatever they want in - shops, houses, ships, towers, inns, treehouses, jungles, seas, mountains, ANYTHING you can imagine. Imagine a sandbox that you and other Sackpeople with similar interests can create to your hearts' desires.
These free-for-all Zones are limited by only one thing: their environments. If you are building in an Ocean Zone, you can only build things you would find in an ocean: pirate ships, docking bays, mercenaries, islands, sharks, fish, ect.
Ok, hopefully you have the basic gist. If you don't, don't worry, I will go more in-depth now with the Four Concepts I mentioned previously.
Each LittleBigZone is composed of one environment. I know you know already, but since I love definitions, what IS an environment?
An environment is:
"The surroundings of, and influences on, a particular item of interest; The natural world or ecosystem."
Examples of environments are caves, jungles, forests, mountains, cities, restaurants, hospitals, ect. Basically, if is a place, it is an environment.
Each LittleBigZone will be set in one particular environment. There will be an Ocean Zone, a Volcano Zone, a City Zone, a Heaven Zone, ect.
DarkGod & I have decided that the LittleBigZones will not be limited to real places, hence the Heaven Zone. Fantasy Zones are permitted, although they, like all other places will be limited to the same rules as all the other Zones creation-wise. I will get to that when we get to the Niche Concept.
Like environments in real life, each LittleBigZone will have a Leader Sack. The CaptainSack will rule the Ocean Zone. The KingSack will rule the Castle Zone. These rulers are in charge of keeping the Inhabitant Sacks in check & building only in their own niches, but I will get to that. The Leader Sacks will protect their Zones from vandalism & indecency. They will provide maintenance & will fix anything that is broken. They will kick nuisance Sacks that do not obey their Zone's laws. If the Leader Sack does not protect it's inhabitants, he or she can be overthrown & usurped. Of course, Leader Sacks can make additional rules, but Zones that go against our Guidelines will be removed by one of our SackStaff.
Within LittleBigZones, each Inhabitant Sack has a zone. Again, a definition:
"The physical and functional role of an organism within an ecosystem; or, where a living thing is found and what it does there."
The Merchant Sack will be delivering messages across the seas. The Innkeeper Sack will be maintaining the rooms. The Zookeeper Sack will be maintaining the animals. Each Sackperson will have a role within their own Zone - like an community of Sacks working together to create their Zone in a creative way. I think this is a good way to think about niches within Zones:
In the Suburbs, the milkman has to deliver milk. The post officer has to deliver mail. The gardener has to water plants. If they left, society wouldn't function. Ok, maybe we could do without the milk man, but still. :p
The Sack Inhabitants will assign themselves a role, a niche to build within. First come, first serve! There can be no duplicate roles, no two generic princes - no two generic pirates. Do not feel like your niche is unimportant - Zones will only work if all the Sack Inhabitants have their own unique role!
In each zone, there will be a LittleBigBulletin where the Leader will keep all the Sack Inhabitants & their niches on the Bulletin. Yeah, being a Leader Sack is a lot of work, but it is so worth it! :arg:
All the Zones will be put on one GIANT Map. The Map will be composed of a Grid, with a Zone on each unit. The Sack Leaders will post a placeholder image for their Zone in this thread, & they will all be placed on the map.
When finished, the Map Grid will look like one diverse LittleBigPlanet. Neat, huh? Of course, related Zones will be placed near each other. The Desert Zone will not be next to the Tundra Zone, for example. If you want to help maintain the GIANT Map, feel free. I could use a lot of help. :)
When submitting your Zone placeholder image, please include a description of the Environment, some example Niches, & who, the Leader Sack of your Zone are. Are you a King Sack? Are you a Innkeeper Sack? Are you an Army General Sack?
If you want to be a Leader of a Zone, post your information now. :)
If you want to help somehow, please let me know, I could use plenty of help.
[B]List of Zones & Leaders: [/B]
[I]Zone Name - Leader (Letter, Number)[/I]
[URL="http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/group.php?groupid=10"] Ocean Zone - Marino (D3)[/URL]
Undead Zone - Darkelite
[URL="http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/group.php?groupid=9"] Olympus Zone - DarkGod13 [/URL]
[URL="http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/group.php?groupid=8"] Space Zone - Code [/URL]
Inferno Zone - Sack-Jake
Human Body Zone - TerrenceJohan
[URL="http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/group.php?groupid=11"] City Zone - DrunkMiffy (B3) [/URL]
Please Submit your Zone Description with the following information:[/B]
[U]Description:[/U] What type of Environment is it? What can you find in it?
[U]Leader:[/U] What is the Leader Sack? A King? A Captain?
[U]Niches:[/U] What are some example Niches that Inhabitants could fill?
[U]Placeholder Image:[/U] What will the Zone look like? What is the theme?
Placeholder images must be 150 px by 100 px. They must include the Leader Sack's name. You must include the Coordinates where it should be placed.