Dude where's my great troll?

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sam_waz_here
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Dude where's my great troll?

Post by sam_waz_here »

Why have the great troll sprites been changed to be the exact same sprite as the troll warrior? I can understand that the old sprite looked ugly but surely an ugly sprite is better then no sprite at all.
Now the legendary trolls who are intelligent and stronger then a normal troll are all clones and have lost all the uniqueness that made me say "COOL!" when I first saw them in all their blue glory.

(BTW if someone didn't get the reference and thought that I was actually calling the great troll mine in the title; know that I just altered the title from dude where's my car because I like to be witty like that.)
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Re: Dude where's my great troll?

Post by nataS »

I see:

http://units.wesnoth.org/1.2/tree_troll.html
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http://units.wesnoth.org/1.4/tree_troll.html
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When does one actually encounter the troll hero and great troll though? Are they part of campaigns?

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Re: Dude where's my great troll?

Post by thespaceinvader »

Only, afaik, in SotBE - Gruu is a Great Troll/Troll Hero. He doesn't have unique sprites.

I'd very much disagree that an old-era sprite is better than none at all, however. the old sprites look NOTHING like the current trolls, to the extent that seeing one would be very confusing.
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Re: Dude where's my great troll?

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in one of the other campaigns, i cant remember what it was, i was some elves or loyalists and i got mauled by two troll heros and their horde of trolls.
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Re: Dude where's my great troll?

Post by Sapient »

yeah, this needs to be fixed.

Having the great troll use the same graphics as the normal troll (while having vastly different stats) is really confusing.
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Re: Dude where's my great troll?

Post by pauxlo »

Sapient wrote:yeah, this needs to be fixed.

Having the great troll use the same graphics as the normal troll (while having vastly different stats) is really confusing.
http://forum.wesnoth.org/viewtopic.php?p=246114#p246114

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Re: Dude where's my great troll?

Post by vicza »

BTW, talking about trolls. Don't you think, this dialog from TROW:Troll_Hole should be changed?

[message]
description=Prince Haldric
message= _ "Does anybody actually know anything about trolls?"
[/message]

[message]
description=Burin the Lost
message= _ "I indeed do. They are green, and mean, and will try to crush you like a bug. They heal very quickly."
[/message]


They are not green anymore. :wink:

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Re: Dude where's my great troll?

Post by zookeeper »

Sapient wrote:yeah, this needs to be fixed.

Having the great troll use the same graphics as the normal troll (while having vastly different stats) is really confusing.
I'm sure someone could rather easily frankenstein more unique sprites for the troll hero line based on the normal troll line. Just a small change in pose and/or equipment would be enough I think.

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