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Re: Magic Skill Icons

Post by Len » Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:53 am

Dawn300387 wrote:For healing, how about a green cross? if you can't have red, have green.
Or a ray of light
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Re: Magic Skill Icons

Post by Black Don » Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:09 pm

I still like the healing hand idea, like open palm with a golden halo behind it.
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Re: Magic Skill Icons

Post by ElvenProgrammer » Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:14 pm

Black Don wrote:I still like the healing hand idea, like open palm with a golden halo behind it.
That could work too
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Re: Magic Skill Icons

Post by Othello » Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:02 pm

One more before I go to sleeeepp: Air
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Re: Magic Skill Icons

Post by Len » Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:24 pm

A tornado or some symbol for wind might work better
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Re: Magic Skill Icons

Post by And1 » Sat Apr 19, 2008 1:59 am

Hey,

iIt looks cute, but rather like a cute sheep. =)

Tornado is a good idea... or maybe orientate on the wind-icon in the wiki, I like it. =)


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Post by Othello » Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:55 pm

Well, I've edited air, and I have 3 contenders.
- The cloud
- The jet, kinda like as in the wiki
- A tornado... I also have a version of the tornado with just the vortex

Personally I'd go for the cloud or the jet
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Re: Magic Skill Icons

Post by And1 » Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:59 pm

I like the third... it's simple and looks really good. =)
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Post by Shaili (a.k.a. tds) » Sat Apr 19, 2008 1:02 pm

I simply love the first, but also the third looks good ^^
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Re: Magic Skill Icons

Post by Len » Sat Apr 19, 2008 1:04 pm

third- it is instantly recognizable and works nicely with the other magic icon
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Re: Magic Skill Icons

Post by Rotonen » Sat Apr 19, 2008 2:28 pm

My definite yes on the jet too.

The fire and water icons should go through a bit of polishing first, though. (They're kind of unfinished in comparison to the fluency of the other icons presented.)
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Re: Magic Skill Icons

Post by And1 » Sat Apr 19, 2008 2:44 pm

Hey,

the background of the water icon should be more blueish I think... maybe a darker blue then the one from the wind-icon... brown should be the earth-skill-icon...

The others are nice, the fire could be a little higher left and right... sorry for this bad explanation, hope you know what I mean. =)


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Re: Magic Skill Icons

Post by Dave » Sat Apr 19, 2008 5:47 pm

I agree with where And1 is going with his statement about the color of the water symbol's background. The background should be colored to reflect the element, but should be darker than the symbol. (like he said, dark blue for water, not brown) Related to that, has there recently been any discussion toward making a finalized color-coding for the elements? Now might be the perfect opportunity.

my suggestion:
Water = blue
Ice = white
Air = yellow
Lightning = purple
Fire = red
Metal = gray
Earth = brown
Plant = green

I don't know how everyone else feels, but I'd like to see the icons without the light source.
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As for healing magic, I still think it's sort of goofy to separate them from the elements in this manner, without having an opposite for it, like "necromancy" (or "death" if you want to refer to healing as "life" magic).. Maybe we could have physical magic (the elements) and ..meta magic (life, death, time, space) :?

I'm in the process of fixing up the history again, so I could probably explain the "advent of the healing arts" as a newer kind of magic, working outside the physical realm. If we did want to use some fictional symbol to represent healing, I could surely plug it in the story.

So if anyone has any suggestions for a more original (but recognizable) symbol for healing magic, let's have em. Otherwise, if we're forced to go with a cliché .. my vote is for a hand with a "medical cross" on the palm.. and let's stop trying to pretend the Red Cross is going to sue us for copyright infringement. :roll:
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Re: Magic Skill Icons

Post by And1 » Sat Apr 19, 2008 5:59 pm

Dave,

you suggestion sounds great, but I really can't imagine a yellow air-icon... as already said, I really like it with this light blue... =)

Why do you think it should be yellow? =)


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Re: Magic Skill Icons

Post by Dave » Sat Apr 19, 2008 6:28 pm

mainly so we're not using two blue colors.. I'm reminded of Final Fantasy 4's Fiend of Air, which was yellow.. (I think the tornado attack had some yellow in it as well..) Also, in Taz-Mania, "the sky is always yellow, rain or shine"
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but again.. mainly to avoid using more than one blue. :D .. I suppose on that note, someone could strive to argue white and gray for ice and metal. :S
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