[RC] Wisp monster

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[RC] Wisp monster

Post by Crush » 10 Jan 2009, 13:18

I noticed a wisp monster in Aethyra which is basically a glowing ball floating in the air. A simple yet effective idea to do a monster. But their execution of it was in fact a bit too simple for my taste. So I said to myself: I can do better than that. So here is the wisp I created:
  • Bops up and down
  • Can change its color while doing so
  • Has an attack animation (bashes the enemy with an offset move)
  • Has a particle effect
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Re: [RC] Wisp monster

Post by Shaili (a.k.a. tds) » 10 Jan 2009, 13:31

Seems good. What about testing on Enigma? ;)
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Re: [RC] Wisp monster

Post by Jaxad0127 » 10 Jan 2009, 15:17

Shaili (a.k.a. tds) wrote:Seems good. What about testing on Enigma? ;)
This will probably need to wait for the next open test period.

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Re: [RC] Wisp monster

Post by Fother » 10 Jan 2009, 19:56

Awesome Mr. Crush! I've been wanting to see this on TMW ever since I saw it on Aethyra (but not as over-used as they had it, which [and I'm not flaming them] made me not give them a serious try. Then again, if it's using the particle engine, it'll likely not be over-used.)
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Re: [RC] Wisp monster

Post by Shaili (a.k.a. tds) » 11 Jan 2009, 13:31

Anyway, the Wisp need stats and drops. But it's also the wrong place to talk about.
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Re: [RC] Wisp monster

Post by Crush » 11 Jan 2009, 13:36

That's why I split the stat discussion to the content development forum.

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Re: [RC] Wisp monster

Post by kr0n05931 » 11 Jan 2009, 17:50

The monster looks as if it is made of plasma, or ionized gas. Perhaps it could attack with a fire or flaming particle effect?
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Re: [RC] Wisp monster

Post by Haay » 22 Jan 2009, 19:39

I made a quick sketch of my idea of a wisp.
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Re: [RC] Wisp monster

Post by Haay » 23 Jan 2009, 09:53

Revision and testing:
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Re: [RC] Wisp monster

Post by Len » 24 Jan 2009, 20:37

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Re: [RC] Wisp monster

Post by Rotonen » 26 Jan 2009, 10:33

Yeah, that's definitely better variation than recoloring slimes.
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Re: [RC] Wisp monster

Post by Haay » 27 Jan 2009, 17:53

Here is something I have so far. Making it a gif animation is impossible because it is completely transparent. It looks quite bad on light background :|
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Re: [RC] Wisp monster

Post by ManaMaster » 14 Feb 2009, 02:43

Heres One I made Its a Mixture.
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Re: [RC] Wisp monster

Post by keilost » 15 Feb 2009, 00:26

Cool new monster ;)
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Re: [RC] Wisp monster

Post by Frictor » 18 Feb 2009, 20:38

I teased Crush about this when I found out about his version, so most of what I felt needed to be said about it has been expressed already to him.

I like what Crush and Haay have done with the idea, taking it from what I came up with, simplifying, and modifying it to be reasonably different from the original, and hope that your players enjoy it as much as I do.
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