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0008192 [DCSS] Upload: Graphics trivial N/A 2014-02-22 02:36 2014-09-13 22:27
Reporter roctavian View Status public  
Assigned To ontoclasm
Priority normal Resolution done  
Status closed   Product Branch 0.14 ancient branch
Summary 0008192: Tweaks and alterations for several early-game monster tiles
Description Increased saturation and contrast on the goblin, hobgoblin, and Ijyib tiles, which made details a bit more clear (who knew Ijyib had a sweet scar over his eye?) and appended a shadow to hobgoblin tiles. Gave the Necrophage a more dynamic stance, one which can display wielded weapons as well. New cockroach tile with visible head -- anti-aliased so the new angle looks okay.

Two variants on kobold tiles: I never liked how busy their tiles were, and so I removed their green undershirts and darts. Additionally, I added highlights to the metal armour that big kobolds wear, and re-colored Pikel's helmet and breastplate (zoomed in, it was clear that he HAD a helmet, which I had never noticed before). I also brightened up all of the kobold tiles slightly.
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Attached Files png file icon goblins.kobolds.png [^] (15,029 bytes) 2014-02-22 02:36

png file icon orcs2.png [^] (14,658 bytes) 2014-02-22 02:37

png file icon orcs3.png [^] (16,591 bytes) 2014-02-26 01:23

png file icon roka.lord.png [^] (3,278 bytes) 2014-03-07 05:38

png file icon nergalle.png [^] (1,733 bytes) 2014-03-07 21:57

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roctavian (developer)
2014-02-22 02:42

In addition are Orc tiles. The first row are the more conservative alterations -- these simply allow wielded weapons to appear for wizards et al.

The second and third rows are alterations to previously-submitted Orc tiles of mine. I added some highlights to the sorceror/high priest tiles, recolored the knight, and upped the saturation/brightness of the wizard and priest to match the tiles currently in the game.

I think these are more distinct from one another than they used to be, which was the main issue that people had with them before. I could continue altering them, and I could go on to re-do Orc uniques if folks think it is worth the effort.
ontoclasm (developer)
2014-02-25 04:42

The first set look good, and I'll put them in when I get a chance.

As for the orcs, I (still) like your new looks for the casters, but there are a couple of things I'd change:

First, normal orcs and both priests have a strap over one shoulder, and it's perfectly diagonal, which looks sort of strange. It should probably curve around their torsos.

Secondly, I feel like the warlord (and, to a lesser extent, the knight) need to be a lot bulkier. The existing warlord is a huge, hulking dude, noticeably larger than other orcs; this warlord looks skinnier than the wizard.

Finally (and I guess it's a matter of taste), I kinda like the petulant glare the existing orcs have. Yours seem like reasonable guys.
roctavian (developer)
2014-02-26 01:26

I like that petulant glare too. I've updated all the orcs and added Roka, Urug, and Nergalle. Blork is, of course, perfect just the way he is.
ontoclasm (developer)
2014-03-04 23:58

Orcs are in, with some minor edits (mainly lengthening the casters' robes, since they really need to stand out in a horde). Cheers!
roctavian (developer)
2014-03-07 05:39

Edits-to-edits: this warlord is red, but still has the big pauldrons; this Roka has the skull, and also has a halo. It is totally cool if you don't feel like changing to these ones.
jpeg (manager)
2014-03-07 21:49

@roctavian: While you're reworking the orc tiles, could you please change Nergalle's colour scheme?

When I created the original tile, I tried to balance three requirements with my very limited artistic talent: show she's a spellcasting orc (based on orc sorcerors), make her sufficiently different from the plain sorceror, and bring across her being female. I ended up recolouring the sorceror pink and adding garish make-up to match her "especially ugly" description.

I'm sure you can do better. :)

(I also sent you an email. Hope that's okay.)
roctavian (developer)
2014-03-07 21:59

Got it and done!
ontoclasm (developer)
2014-03-12 17:15

The kobolds and goblins and such are in. Thanks for submitting, these are great!
roctavian (developer)
2014-09-13 22:27

closing many ancient, resolved tile submissions

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2014-02-22 02:36 roctavian New Issue
2014-02-22 02:36 roctavian File Added: goblins.kobolds.png
2014-02-22 02:37 roctavian File Added: orcs2.png
2014-02-22 02:42 roctavian Note Added: 0025356
2014-02-25 04:42 ontoclasm Note Added: 0025412
2014-02-26 01:23 roctavian File Added: orcs3.png
2014-02-26 01:26 roctavian Note Added: 0025416
2014-03-04 23:58 ontoclasm Note Added: 0025458
2014-03-07 05:38 roctavian File Added: roka.lord.png
2014-03-07 05:39 roctavian Note Added: 0025505
2014-03-07 21:49 jpeg Note Added: 0025510
2014-03-07 21:57 roctavian File Added: nergalle.png
2014-03-07 21:59 roctavian Note Added: 0025513
2014-03-12 17:15 ontoclasm Note Added: 0025577
2014-03-12 17:15 ontoclasm Status new => resolved
2014-03-12 17:15 ontoclasm Fixed in Branch => 0.14 development branch
2014-03-12 17:15 ontoclasm Resolution open => done
2014-03-12 17:15 ontoclasm Assigned To => ontoclasm
2014-09-13 22:27 roctavian Note Added: 0027248
2014-09-13 22:27 roctavian Status resolved => closed

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