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Posted: Jan 19th 2011 6:50PM Grendel said

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So it goes from a small ugly guy to a big ugly guy with a beard? Big deal!

Posted: Jan 19th 2011 6:53PM Alarie said

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I think that is a good improvement over the current. It did feel odd and looking that ugly in a beautiful environment. Derek I hope you will improve the character animations as well.

Will probably revisit the game once the semester is over.

Posted: Jan 19th 2011 6:59PM Kyarra said

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beards are sexy..=/

Posted: Jan 19th 2011 7:00PM Ryukan said

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@ Grendel LMAO!
Acutally it is even sillier than that, it is really the SAME character model, not really bigger. The image on the right is a closer shot making the character look bigger but it really isn't. Loo kat the floor and tell me it is not just a trick of camera rotation and a bit of tighter zoom.

What we have here is mostly the same character model with a beard, different hair and a different texture slapped on it...and maybe a bit bigger. Oh yeah, the neck looks different. I hope they did't work too long on these oh so new character models because it looks like they spent a wekend updating them.

Posted: Jan 19th 2011 7:07PM Beau Hindman said

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@Ryukan He addresses how much the character were improved -- or not improved -- on the blog I linked to. QOL is not claiming that they are finished with them, at all. Actually, the opposite.

The larger versions are on the blog as well, I cropped these two together and might have made it too dramatic.

Beau
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Posted: Jan 20th 2011 9:31AM Old Tom said

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@Beau Hindman

Beau you may have made the effect more dramatic by putting them even closer than they are on the DevBlog.

BUT, the camera trick referenced is in the original Dev Blog pics. The "new" model is obviously zoomed. The changes in the floor are obvious.

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Posted: Jan 19th 2011 7:06PM slash beast said

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still looks like garbage lol

Posted: Jan 19th 2011 8:04PM yeppers said

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Does this help with the scaling issue? Maybe Cryptic can take note of this...

Posted: Jan 21st 2011 4:40PM pid said

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@yeppers LOL best comment.
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Posted: Jan 19th 2011 8:22PM Dblade said

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How is this game still alive?

Posted: Jan 19th 2011 8:51PM Omali said

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@Dblade

Because people still pay for things on the cash shop. I bought a mini-moo, Alganon is a game I play on the side.
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Posted: Jan 19th 2011 11:16PM cic said

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Low polygon Leonidas looks over-tired.

Posted: Jan 20th 2011 1:40AM Zellis said

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@cic lmao I thought the same thing when i saw this picture... THIS IS SPA..... An MMO no one really plays : /
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Posted: Jan 20th 2011 9:03AM dsmart said

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These models are 100% all new; not any revisions to pre-existing models.

Art direction is very important in games such as this in that you can't go overboard once you already have pre-existing look 'n feel. For that reason, the new models have to "fit" within the look and feel of the game.

Posted: Jan 20th 2011 9:32AM Old Tom said

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@dsmart

Marketing talk if I ever heard it. I'm sure its 100% natural too .. possibly organic.

I believe the feedback here, and my own for that matter, is that while it may be "new" it is certianly not "improved"
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Posted: Jan 21st 2011 2:01AM Vagrant Zero said

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@Old Tom I think most sensible people would be willing to actually try it out in-game before passing final judgement. But hey don't let logic stop you from RAWRing or anything.
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Posted: Jan 20th 2011 9:31AM Phenomen said

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Tried this game few days ago.. It's so bad.
I'm not care about graphic at all. Gameplay is boring.

Posted: Jan 20th 2011 9:39AM dsmart said

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@ Old Tom

Well, if you are actually looking at both the old and new, then saying that they're not "improved", then you must be looking at it from a pair of foggy and biased pairt of lenses. Regardless, that is your opinion and that's fine.

While they may not be spectacular, they're just fine and certainly better than the original ones created for the game so many years ago. But as they say, to each his own.

Posted: Jan 20th 2011 10:04AM Old Tom said

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@dsmart

We will agree to disagree, clearly.

But at least the images comparing the old and the "new" could be on par.
The non-parallel staging of the 2nd photo invites abuse.
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Posted: Jan 21st 2011 4:06PM Jpwolf22 said

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YO DUDES HOW DO YOU PLAY GAMES

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