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Swamp Elves (Development Stage:Published/Playtesting)

Post by FireMaster » August 7th, 2007, 8:04 am

THE SWAMP ELVES

The Swamp Elves are a race of elves who live in Quenoth,like the Desert Elves.They HATE the Desert though,and fought a bitter war with them in the past.
They live in HUGE swamp in grass huts.

That's all for now folks.
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Post by Blarumyrran » August 7th, 2007, 11:56 am

seems uber-intuitive and original, i must admit.

lets do water elves and dirt elves and village elves too now. by recoloring, of course. and castle elves. and farmland elves.

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Post by Shadow » August 7th, 2007, 12:37 pm

Well this would be clarified. :roll:
Although you could have been a bit more subtile at least not as a brick in the face.

On a more serious note the desert elves could need a new paint. This could help the campaign Utbs if you have some spare time.
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Post by Dovolente » August 7th, 2007, 1:19 pm

You could consider the units and their relation to the swamp environment a little more. For example, I don't see a horse-mounted unit being remotely feasible for a swamp environment. Maybe a mounted unit could work, but with a mount from the swamps (giant toad rider? :) ). Also, as bows/bowstrings don't do well in moisture, and swamps are wet places, ranged attacks might be better handled another way (dart blowpipes?). Etc.

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Post by ael193 » August 7th, 2007, 9:17 pm

swamps elf are cool but i agree, keep in mind they live in swamps don't just recolor them, as for mounts, Moose, Hippopotumases, toads,or maby som sort of bird(think flamingo of doom)

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Post by FireMaster » August 8th, 2007, 6:16 am

Ive got the lvl 2s now,plz dont criticize them
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Post by FireMaster » August 8th, 2007, 6:34 am

More lvl 2s
BTW shadow i might be able to help UtBS and i have heaps of free time.
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Post by Weeksy » August 8th, 2007, 6:59 am

Just a question, why are you posting art in the Faction & Era Contributions?
Art for factions goes in the Art Workshop.
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Post by Blarumyrran » August 8th, 2007, 9:11 am

FireMaster wrote:plz dont criticize them
:o

if not for receiving criticism, why do you post them?

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Post by Angels Fell First » August 8th, 2007, 9:36 am

Dovolente wrote:You could consider the units and their relation to the swamp environment a little more. For example, I don't see a horse-mounted unit being remotely feasible for a swamp environment. Maybe a mounted unit could work, but with a mount from the swamps (giant toad rider? :) ). Also, as bows/bowstrings don't do well in moisture, and swamps are wet places, ranged attacks might be better handled another way (dart blowpipes?). Etc.
Just because the elves moved to the swamps doesn't mean they actually live in them. I can imagine the elves living in hovels or huts/houses in trees above the swamp. A combination of ewoks and yoda if you will :P .

Thus they would use bows from the tree tops onto attackers below, but their melee warrirs would carry blow pipes, as they would be the ones in the swamps fighting, and thus may require a quick ranged weopon suited to swampy conditions.

But i do agree with the whole mounted units thing, how about something like a giant lizard rider?

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Post by Elerium » August 8th, 2007, 9:39 am

I really don't see anything out of the ordinary than simple recolours. The Desert Elves had a particular style to them, these seem.. dull versions of Rebels?

It might be good for future resources to be used by others if they need something like this, but I mean, Swamp Elves? :? What I'm gathering is that he says 'they went there to escape the heat', though I thought most of the swamps in UtBS were dead anyway as swamps are basically just marshland to be reduced into sand, so wouldn't this just revert them back to Desert Elves..?

Besides, if they moved into swamp, I'm sure the Saurians wouldn't be very happy :lol:

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Post by Shadow » August 8th, 2007, 9:49 am

Elerium wrote:I really don't see anything out of the ordinary than simple recolours. The Desert Elves had a particular style to them, these seem.. dull versions of Rebels?
The desert elves are a recolored version of some outdated wood elf revisions.

This is why..
FireMaster wrote:More lvl 2s
BTW shadow i might be able to help UtBS and i have heaps of free time.
It would be probably appreciated if you recolor the new wood elves for UtBs.

On the idea of the faction well swamp elves OK but the graphics are too similar to the originals at the moment so I think this is not the saving grace for this idea.

Some might find this idea too stereotype.
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Post by zookeeper » August 8th, 2007, 9:51 am

Agreed, these "swamp elves" sound about as interesting as river elves, lake elves, mountain elves, sand elves, cave elves, bridge elves, grassland elves, hill elves, road elves, lava elves, dark elves, gold elves, high elves, astral elves, xyzzy elves and mushroom elves.

What is it with every game with elves having a dozen variations of them? It's boring.

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Post by MDG » August 8th, 2007, 10:43 am

Syntax_Error wrote:
FireMaster wrote:plz dont criticize them
:o

if not for receiving criticism, why do you post them?
I think Firemaster means please don't mock/ridicule just for the sake of it. He has asked politely. @Firemaster: Presumably constructive criticism/support is welcomed?

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Post by FireMaster » August 8th, 2007, 9:45 pm

MDG wrote: @Firemaster: Presumably constructive criticism/support is welcomed?
yes constructive criticism is good
BTW lvl 3s!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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