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Old 11-15-2012, 06:52 PM
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Hi guys! We have another enemy feature for you. This is another one of the jungle enemies that you can see the concept for in our original post, and this guy is actually in the first screenshot as well. This is the "magic" enemy, for lack of a name right now. Each world's version of the archetype will have different abilities, but all will involve some sort of magic.



This enemy in particular has two abilities. It casts an orb that homes in on the player, forcing the player to move around a significant amount if he or she wants to avoid it. If the player does get hit by the orb, it does damage and slows the player's movement speed.

For its second ability, it summons lightning that strikes the player from above. It is an AoE attack, and is very hard to avoid. If you are constantly watching for the enemy to raise its arms to summon the lightning, you might be able to get out of the way, but you have to be quick!

Also, just a heads up, we are working on a gameplay video that we hope to get up next week or the week after. Keep your eye out for it!
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:17 PM
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so its a diablo like game?
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:32 PM
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so its a diablo like game?
Yes sir.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:20 PM
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whoa, nice graphics man~
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:09 AM
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Just wanted to let you guys know again that you're all awesome. Your ideas and goals are top notch, looking forward to this and ill keep on reading this thread to read your progress!
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:25 AM
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Just wanted to let you guys know again that you're all awesome. Your ideas and goals are top notch, looking forward to this and ill keep on reading this thread to read your progress!
Anything in particular you would like us to get up here sooner rather than later? We have tons of stuff that we can get 3D renders of like you've been seeing, and we'll continue to feature all of it. But if there is anything more design or gameplay related that you have questions about, please let us know!

Oh, and thank you! haha
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:46 AM
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Anything in particular you would like us to get up here sooner rather than later? We have tons of stuff that we can get 3D renders of like you've been seeing, and we'll continue to feature all of it. But if there is anything more design or gameplay related that you have questions about, please let us know!

Oh, and thank you! haha
You know I'm not wanting everything to be spoiled too much. There were two things I was wanting to ask though. In the screen shots on the first page, the environment seems a little empty. Is this just how it is since it will be a diablo game with many different things going on at once? If so that's perfectly okay. And also, it seems like them enemies are all going to have certain behaviors which is AWESOME. How engaging are the boss battles going to be if there is this much detail put in to the mobs?

Keep it up!
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:22 PM
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You know I'm not wanting everything to be spoiled too much. There were two things I was wanting to ask though. In the screen shots on the first page, the environment seems a little empty. Is this just how it is since it will be a diablo game with many different things going on at once? If so that's perfectly okay. And also, it seems like them enemies are all going to have certain behaviors which is AWESOME. How engaging are the boss battles going to be if there is this much detail put in to the mobs?

Keep it up!
Hey thanks so much for the compliments. We are here for you!

The jungle area is not built around corridors and linear paths, so yes exactly it is pretty wide-open. Monsters, when killed, drop their loot and then disappear shorty after. We tried leaving the bodies, which was cooler, but ended up tanking frame rates, as they quickly pile up. But once you get into a level, and start fighting, with particle effects and crazy stuff going on, the screen gets busy.

All enemies do have certain stock behaviors that their archetypes draw moves from. A basic monster will have at least 2 abilities. For example, the jungle Melee archetype has an AoE tail swipe, a charge to act as a gap closer that stuns, and a basic melee attack, while the desert level Melee archetype has an auto-dodge on a cooldown in place of the tail swipe.

Then there are the 11 different Elite Classes that add to the interaction between the various abilities of an archetype, and whatever Elite ability they rolled.

SPOILER

The Jungle Boss monster requires some strategy, until you get better gear of course, then you can faceroll him. He launches a bunch of Tornadoes that chase you, and if you get hit by one, they do damage and slow you. Kiting around the tornadoes is a good tactic, until they dissipate. However, tornado launching is a channeled spell, so if you stun or interrupt the channel, the boss can't spawn more tornadoes until the spell is off cooldown. What might happen is a player will get slowed, the boss catches up and shield slams, which stuns you. Then he slams the ground, creating a fissure that does damage to you the longer you stand under on it. And since your stunned for a couple secs, it does quite a bit of damage. The next boss spawns adds, leaps, lobs poison, casts webs, drops pools of poison etc

Oh yeah, my duties as one of three artists at our studio is to rig, animate, level design, world build/asset placement, lighting, 3D model/texture, game design etc

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Old 11-16-2012, 12:33 PM
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Hey thanks so much for the compliments. We are here for you!

The jungle area is not built around corridors and linear paths, so yes exactly it is pretty wide-open. Monsters, when killed, drop their loot and then disappear shorty after. We tried leaving the bodies, which was cooler, but ended up tanking frame rates, as they quickly pile up. But once you get into a level, and start fighting, with particle effects and crazy stuff going on, the screen gets busy.

All enemies do have certain stock behaviors that their archetypes draw moves from. A basic monster will have at least 2 abilities. For example, the jungle Melee archetype has a tail swipe that stuns, a charge to act as a gap closer, and a basic melee attack, while the desert level Melee archetype has an auto-dodge on a cooldown in place of the tail swipe.

Then there are the 11 different Elite Classes that add to the interaction between the various abilities of an archetype, and whatever Elite ability they rolled.

SPOILER

The Jungle Boss monster requires some strategy, until you get better gear of course, then you can faceroll him. He launches a bunch of Tornadoes that chase you, and if you get hit by one, they do damage and slow you. Kiting around the tornadoes is a good tactic, until they dissipate. However, tornado launching is a channeled spell, so if you stun or interrupt the channel, the boss can't spawn more tornadoes until the spell is off cooldown. What might happens is a player will get slowed, the boss catches up and shield slams, which stuns you. Then he slams the ground, creating a fissure that does damage to you the longer you stand under on it. And since your stunned for a couple secs, it does quite a bit of damage. The next boss spawns adds, leaps, lobs poison, casts webs, drops pools of poison etc

Oh yeah, my duties as one of three artists at our studio is to rig, animate, level design, world build/asset placement, lighting, 3D model/texture, game design etc
Wow.. This sounds incredible! Definitely at the top of my wish list. Take your time to make this game, don't rush as a lot of people here will pressure that to happen. This game is going to be something special.

Again, your ideas are awesome, from mobs to boss battles. I look forward to this!
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:39 PM
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Default Armor Render

Here is the 3D render of the purple armor set that we showed the concept for in the original post! Loving how it turned out!



Hope you guys like it!
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