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New unit: Ember Warrior

Post by Blarumyrran » December 9th, 2006, 9:38 pm

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Post by Blarumyrran » December 9th, 2006, 10:32 pm

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Post by Tomsik » December 9th, 2006, 11:06 pm

He lacks shadow.

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Post by Lazarus » December 9th, 2006, 11:50 pm

Perhaps being a demon-spirit-ghost he wouldn't cast a shadow. :?

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Post by Maeglin Dubh » December 10th, 2006, 12:10 am

The sprite isn't bad. He does lack a shadow, but you could explain that away if you wish... But I'd suggest just buckling down and adding it.

What is the concept for your faction? Spitting out art is all well and good, but it does help to have something in mind.
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Post by Alks » December 10th, 2006, 10:17 am

You need more than concept.
You need something distinctive, included in:

*background(historical background)
*flaws(some factions have cheaper units, some have poorer resistances)
*advantages(will it be melee-superior race? or multi-damage-type versatile type?)
*UNIQUE attribute(whenever talking about Wesnoth word "unique" loses its meaning to some point, but each faction has to have something that makes playing a challenge). In other words, whenever playing faction, one would like to think some different strategies than Loy-Und-Reb-Dra-Nor. Look for Lavinians from Imperial Era - a shining example of what sense of uniquity I have in mind.

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Post by Blarumyrran » December 10th, 2006, 12:38 pm

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Post by Blarumyrran » December 11th, 2006, 7:30 pm

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Post by JW » December 11th, 2006, 8:20 pm

It would help if your units had different stances. I'm sure you could work it out.

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Post by Gus » December 11th, 2006, 10:12 pm

Yeah, it seems to be commonly used to differentiate levels through the use of different poses, which allow for an easier identification at a glance.
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Post by Fiach Dubh » December 12th, 2006, 3:00 am

I agree about the stances. The units themselves (general body shape/anatomy) look very good though, they're very different from anything else but still look like believable living creatures.

A couple of minor points though, firstly how can birds or maggots survive inside a volcano? I'd suggest giving one or more units wings instead (more practical, and also it would look better than a maggot). Also, are they all going to have scythes, or is that just for the fighter line?
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Post by Blarumyrran » December 12th, 2006, 1:58 pm

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Post by Fiach Dubh » December 12th, 2006, 2:12 pm

Okay, three good answers. I wasn't sure if you'd thought it through that much, but clearly you have :)
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There's a sprite (somewhere) of a Drake Hatchling, which looks a lot like a newt or salamander. If you can find it, you could easily enlarge it, fix the outline and recolour it from the current lime-green. Sadly, I no longer have it, but I know it was in the Flight to Freedom campaign, and it's bound to be somewhere in the Graphics Library.

Not terribly helpful I know, but it could work pretty well if anybody has the image to hand.
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Post by Blarumyrran » December 12th, 2006, 4:58 pm

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Post by Fiach Dubh » December 12th, 2006, 5:31 pm

I like that (the sickle).
And I vote for mount #3.
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