Upgraded Shocktrooper Graphic

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Which upgraded Shocktrooper scheme do you prefer?

Poll ended at April 7th, 2004, 6:46 am

Shocktrooper Grey
7
22%
Grey w/ Gold Accents
23
72%
Neither
2
6%
 
Total votes: 32

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Upgraded Shocktrooper Graphic

Post by Sangel »

OK, I've been working on a graphic for an upgraded Shock Trooper, and it's almost finalised. But the question remains - should it remain in the same greys as the previous two levels, or should it have golden highlights to demonstrate its superiority? Opinions please.

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Post by miyo »

Two of the three images are still holding hammer from the very end of the shaft.

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Post by Circon »

Hmm, it's not really even the same grey, the heavy inf is darker, this one has a lighter, less jagged and more polished armor.
I vote the one with gold highlights, though.

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Post by Gafgarion »

It's a level 3 unit, I say we give him some love and go with the gold accents.
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Post by turin »

grey w/ gold accents, but can you make his arm armor a bit more spikey? right now it is too smooth to be a good upgrade of the shock trooper.
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Post by Sangel »

Here's a defensive stance holding the hammer a little higher up. I'm not too worried about the attack frame - with the hand held into the body and the hammer swinging, it doesn't look unnatural.

Unfortunately, I can't really see any more areas to add spikes to. In my mind, the helmet and spiky shoulders are sufficient to signal "Shock Trooper".

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Post by turin »

yes, you can tell it is a shocktrooper. the problem is that is does not mix as well with the current shock trooper graphic, i think. add spikes to the armor on the shins, and i think that would look good. right now the shin-armor is too smooth.
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Post by Sangel »

Here's a new batch with knee spikes.

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Post by turin »

much better, i think. more shocktroopery.
these look about done now.
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Post by fmunoz »

The images have improved a lot :-) but the attack image still needs more work, currently the guy could only hit enemies if they are holding their heads 3 inches away *grin* ,sorry bad pun, but it show my idea.

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Post by Sangel »

OK, here's a version where the hammer's a little bit further forward.

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Post by Darth Fool »

I think the images are really cool. I do think, however, the attack is a little static. Maybe try having him stepping forward with his right(our left) foot....

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Post by Sangel »

Something like this, perhaps?

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Post by Darth Fool »

Sangel wrote:Something like this, perhaps?
urh... other left, the one under the hand with the weapon....

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Post by Sangel »

I'm playing around with it a little, but to be honest, the stance isn't particularly amenable to change in this particular case. The left leg should be shifted in which direction - right? Left? Neither looks that good when I play with it slightly.

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