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Character Skin Colors

Post by August Knight » Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:18 am

Good evening, I recently saw a post by Crush under some "knit cap" graphics
Manaserv will support unique items with custom (truely custom, not just 9 predefined colors) dyes for all colorisation channels. Unfortunately the unique item feature is still in the planning phase.
Is this customization of colors being extended or considered for character skin colors? i.e. giving the ability for a player to change their skin colors to varying skin tones?

(PS. I won't even push for freckles or scars at this point)
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Re: Character Skin Colors

Post by DarkLord » Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:19 am

They have been planning different skin colours for AGES.
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Re: Character Skin Colors

Post by Rotonen » Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:29 am

Skin colors are not in the scope of CR1 and the CRs beyond CR1 have not really been thought out in any kind of detail.
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Re: Character Skin Colors

Post by Crush » Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:05 pm

A long term goal of Manaserv is support for different player species.

Theoretically it is possible to display every species with the same sprites, just with different colorisations.
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Re: Character Skin Colors

Post by August Knight » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:38 am

Thank you for your reply Rotonen, Good luck on the project.
Always a pleasure to have the team working on stuff like this,

And to you Crush,
Crush wrote:A long term goal of Manaserv is support for different player species.

Theoretically it is possible to display every species with the same sprites, just with different colorisations.
"species", could you give a few ideals on what types you were aiming for?
That would fit the "mana world" as a whole?
I'm thinking traditional RPG type species, like elves? dwarfs? maybe we could create out own species with their own advantages/disadvantages.

PS: However, another ideal would be to create species based on location, Hunscaidian species? vs. a Tulimasharian type species? vs. a Nivalian type species?
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Re: Character Skin Colors

Post by Jaxad0127 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:29 am

August Knight wrote:
Crush wrote:A long term goal of Manaserv is support for different player species.

Theoretically it is possible to display every species with the same sprites, just with different colorisations.
"species", could you give a few ideals on what types you were aiming for?
That would fit the "mana world" as a whole?
I'm thinking traditional RPG type species, like elves? dwarfs?
Nothing so cliché.
August Knight wrote:maybe we could create out own species with their own advantages/disadvantages.

PS: However, another ideal would be to create species based on location, Hunscaidian species? vs. a Tulimasharian type species? vs. a Nivalian type species?
This gives an outdated list: http://wiki.themanaworld.org/index.php/Man.
You can read the current backstory (which mentions the races/species and gives basic descriptions where needed) here: http://wiki.themanaworld.org/index.php/Backstory.
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Re: Character Skin Colors

Post by baseballboy » Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:43 pm

I really like the idea of different species, but different skin colors could be dangerous because it could cause a civil rights movement II X_X

I don't think we want that :/
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Re: Character Skin Colors

Post by John P » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:11 am

The second topic in the backstory, Before The Quake, outlines the four races which were loosely based on the images found in http://wiki.themanaworld.org/index.php/Man.

Just as a personal goal, if CR2 centers around Port City (which it should), Tritans (Tritons) will hopefully be introduced, if not only as NPCs. If you read "Before the Quake", the city referenced as "Seratera" is the location over which Port City is built.

It would be nice to see Tritons as different shades of blue to blue green, and Gispaans as some darker color than Talponians.
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