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Your Woodland Village Suggestions

Post by Crush » Fri Apr 28, 2006 10:46 am

those of you who are following the art graphics forum might have noticed the village tileset that is being developed. i am quite certain that the graphics will be released in the version .20 or .21. here some work in progress shots as an inspiration:
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(any comments about the graphical design in the appropiate thread, please: http://forums.themanaworld.org/viewtopic.php?t=1192 )


Time to collect some ideas about the village. This is your chance to influence the next development step of the mana world. so get creative and think about:

-what could be the name of the village?
-whats the geographical surrounding? (is it on an open plain surrounded by fields? is it in the mountains? in a thick forest? at a river- or lake shore? or maybe even on an island?)
-what important buildings could be in the town?
-what items could be sold there?
-what NPCs could be there?
-what quests could be there?
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Post by i » Fri Apr 28, 2006 12:14 pm

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maybe something like this?
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Post by Tarm » Fri Apr 28, 2006 12:52 pm

Can someone put some of the current woodland graphics like trees and grass beside the houses?
It would make it easier to see how the houses fit in.

I'd like to share some of my ideas about the woodland village but first of all I think we need to decide what type of village it should be.Capital, outpost, lumber camp, farm village, mushroom farm ;) , hunter gathering, inn, hidden rebel camp, bandit lair, native community (Elfs, noble savages ;) , mushrooms, forest guardians etc.) , watchpost and so forth.
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Post by Crush » Fri Apr 28, 2006 1:50 pm

@irucard: wrong thread. post your pic it in the thread in the graphic design forum and i will tell you what i think about it.


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Post by Rotonen » Fri Apr 28, 2006 2:02 pm

http://wiki.themanaworld.org/index.php/ ... 051226.jpg

I just assumed you were making Jirt and that you knew that. This is one of the reasons I would've liked to do the conceptual work BEFORE the pixellation.

This would probably make the village Macaque.

Offtopic: We'd need a proper new geographically more sane map with roughly about the same features, any volunteers? (Show up on IRC or PM or email me, don't hijack this thread, thank you.)
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Post by Crush » Fri Apr 28, 2006 2:06 pm

i had a small, politically unimportant village in the northern area of gaeas hearth in mind.
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Post by Rotonen » Fri Apr 28, 2006 2:11 pm

No, that will most definitely be a really diverse jungle.
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Post by Rotonen » Fri Apr 28, 2006 2:16 pm

http://forums.themanaworld.org/viewtopic.php?t=1312

And Crush, btw, why didn't you snatch the tree, cliff edge grass and cliffs from that thread?
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Post by Tarm » Fri Apr 28, 2006 2:18 pm

Great picture!The buildings looks much better when you see them in context.

Hmm.Cant help you with overall ideas about what the village should be like because we dont have a theme yet but here are some thoughts.
Why not have a part of the village at the river or sea?And have the buildings with lesser rocks foundation inland and the buildings with bigger rocks foundation at the water.Maybe even make the foundation a shoreline.Is a waterwheel doable?That would add great atmosphere.
Maybe a jetty or bridge.

Light house in the sea?Port?

I wonder how it looks if you cut a building in half along the top of the roof and put it right at a cliff.As a lean too or what's it called.

Do we need a chimney?Or should there just be a hole in the middle of the roof?This can add to the theme we want to use.Chimney = civilized.Hole = more "barbarian" looking.
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Post by yosuhara » Fri Apr 28, 2006 3:58 pm

Tarm wrote:Great picture!The buildings looks much better when you see them in context.

Hmm.Cant help you with overall ideas about what the village should be like because we dont have a theme yet but here are some thoughts.
Why not have a part of the village at the river or sea?And have the buildings with lesser rocks foundation inland and the buildings with bigger rocks foundation at the water.Maybe even make the foundation a shoreline.Is a waterwheel doable?That would add great atmosphere.
Maybe a jetty or bridge.

Light house in the sea?Port?

I wonder how it looks if you cut a building in half along the top of the roof and put it right at a cliff.As a lean too or what's it called.

Do we need a chimney?Or should there just be a hole in the middle of the roof?This can add to the theme we want to use.Chimney = civilized.Hole = more "barbarian" looking.
waterwheel would be cool, and your suggestion about shoreline makes me think that we need a.... PORT! :) nice cute port with boats, (drunked) sailors, moles etc. :) and when we have port we certainly need that light house...

and i think all that can safely fit into woodland village
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Post by Crush » Sat Apr 29, 2006 3:56 pm

Thank you for your creative input so far. The creative energy in this community amazes me again and again. A waterweel would be possible when it wouldn't move. The graphic engine doesn't allow animated tiles yet.

But do you really picture those houses at the ocean? I don't think that they look very maritime. When i think about a port town i picture much more aristocratic houses made of stone brics and stable roofs that can resist the strong sea breeze. not straw roofs that would be blown away when the first storm hits the coast.
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Post by Modanung » Sun Apr 30, 2006 12:31 am

Crush wrote:But do you really picture those houses at the ocean? I don't think that they look very maritime. When i think about a port town i picture much more aristocratic houses made of stone brics and stable roofs that can resist the strong sea breeze. not straw roofs that would be blown away when the first storm hits the coast.
I think most caribean houses used to have straw roofs. Something like this:
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So I don't think that's an argument.
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Post by Crush » Sun Apr 30, 2006 1:01 am

Do my buildings look very caribbean to you, Modanung?
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Post by Matt » Sun Apr 30, 2006 9:57 am

Da we need pirates arrrrrrrrrr!
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Post by Modanung » Sun Apr 30, 2006 12:20 pm

Crush wrote:Do my buildings look very caribbean to you, Modanung?
That's not what I meant.
You said straw roofs don't fit with a seaside village. I'm giving a reallife example where straw roofs are/were used at the coast.
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