Yes I did and loved the game
The wings are heavily influenced from how the Valkyries have the wings on the hips. I fell in love with the idea and decided that it looks much more better than having wings on the back (never liked that idea however).
The avian faction I'm working on now is a product of my fandom over OS and attempts in roleplaying a nation similar to Ragnanival. Of course, the results were also influenced by my preferences over for the mongol horde. You could thus say, that the avian faction I'm working on now is a combination of my favourites
dugi wrote:Looking at that animation, I wonder how can it fly.
She looks like if she was sitting on a bird or something, but most of all, where is her center of balance? Trunk, head and arms weigh much more than legs, so she would have to use her wings to counter the torque, and that would be more than twice as much power (not mentioning that just keeping oneself in the air requires almost all the power a human can create).
According to the portrait (that looks brilliant, just one eye's looks badly injured), they are are like centaurs, human trunk stuck to an animal body, so it should not be so out of balance, but still the human trunk must weigh much more than a bird's head of that size.
Hmm, I'm trying to depict the flying animation to be as believable as possible. If there's any specific elements in which you think should be improved, I'd appreciate it if you specified in detail.
For the general build of their physical body, I'd like to emphasize firstly, that they are not human.
However, even a human example can be made; imagine a cripple with only but their legs from birth. These individuals gain the ability to do astounding feats with only their legs, because they are born with it and are used to it - the legs seem to act in unbelievable ways that a normal human can never achieve. Replace that with an avian, who had wings on them ever since their day of birth.
Still, they resemble humans, but generally their body weight weighs quite little from the generally brittle and small body. Not to mention that a full grown adult would not even be as physically intimidating than a normal human peasant. Their wings may look small, but that's when it's tucked in. Upon being extended, I'd say it's sizeable enough to bear the weight of the host to achieve flight. With some training, they could of course wield weighty weapons into battle, but realistically speaking for a limited amount of time. They fair better and can stay longer in the skies if lightly equipped.
Thus explains the general design of why a melee avian unit needs to land in order to attack (being that their weapon is heavier, it indirectly shows that they need to be grounded once in a while, getting a breather) while the ranged avian unit practically stays in the air for as long as the entire battle (unless it gets netted down).