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Re: Zombies

Post by doofus-01 » May 6th, 2017, 2:02 pm

So, going with the "generic zombie carcasses" thing, would either of these work (surf & turf, still a bit WIP)?
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Of course the crawler doesn't look anything like a scorpion, for example, but I would still find it less odd than anything else the scorpion could currently become, including nothing. But maybe that's just me.
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Re: Zombies

Post by doofus-01 » May 27th, 2019, 5:07 am

Going for a rider portrait, since it looks a bit odd to have the default zombie portrait filling in for the ones on horseback. It's a bit goofy, but it also makes some sense: The rider isn't actually in charge, the unit is a zombie horse with a plague-claw-wielding, rotting idiot on its back.
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Re: Zombies

Post by octalot » May 27th, 2019, 1:18 pm

It feels a bit weird that the rider is skilled enough to stay on without using the stirrups. Could you put the boot through the stirrup, so that it holds the rider by the top of the foot when they fall over the other side? On the other hand, if the stirrup was removed completely then I wouldn't have thought about it.

Other than that, I like the portrait.

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Re: Zombies

Post by beetlenaut » May 27th, 2019, 1:36 pm

This will be nice to have!

I'm not worried about the foot in the stirrup. He does look like he's about to fall off, but that's a feature, not a bug IMO.

I do think it's odd that he has so little on though. All the horse-riding units have armor. Except for the elvish scout, they have lots of armor. I think he would have some of that left. If you don't want to do that, he could have (part of) a shield strapped to the back of his outstretched arm at least.
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Re: Zombies

Post by ghype » May 27th, 2019, 8:34 pm

He really looks like he is falling from the horse though.

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Re: Zombies

Post by octalot » May 27th, 2019, 9:45 pm

beetlenaut wrote:
May 27th, 2019, 1:36 pm
I do think it's odd that he has so little on though. All the horse-riding units have armor.
The original rider may have been swapped for a lighter one.

The reins and bridle are bothering me - as the horse is the master then it would make more sense for its head and teeth to be free.

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Re: Zombies

Post by doofus-01 » May 27th, 2019, 10:40 pm

beetlenaut wrote:
May 27th, 2019, 1:36 pm
He does look like he's about to fall off, but that's a feature, not a bug IMO.
Yep.

I added a little more armor, but didn't want it to look too unreasonable for an elf or something non-loyalist. I won't get to work on it more anytime soon, so I put it on github:
https://github.com/wesnoth/wesnoth/pull/4095
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The reins and bridle are bothering me - as the horse is the master then it would make more sense for its head and teeth to be free.
I'm not sure either of them is really the master, in the end.
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Re: Zombies

Post by Celtic_Minstrel » May 29th, 2019, 3:09 am

So uh, is the horse a zombie too, or is it alive?

EDIT: Whoops, seems I missed the crucial word that answers the question. Never mind! Looks good in any case.
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Re: Zombies

Post by doofus-01 » June 3rd, 2019, 4:25 am

Celtic_Minstrel wrote:
May 29th, 2019, 3:09 am
So uh, is the horse a zombie too, or is it alive?

EDIT: Whoops, seems I missed the crucial word that answers the question. Never mind! Looks good in any case.
It was still a good point, the horse looked too healthy. I think it's fixed now.
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Re: Zombies

Post by EarthCake » June 3rd, 2019, 5:16 pm

If it is fixed, can you attach the portrait?

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Re: Zombies

Post by doofus-01 » June 16th, 2019, 11:56 pm

EarthCake wrote:
June 3rd, 2019, 5:16 pm
If it is fixed, can you attach the portrait?
Oh, whoops.
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