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Brand New Desert Elves!!!!!!

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here are some NEW desert elves for UTBS
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No offence intended, but these look worse than the current ones - they're still green for one, thing, and would stand out like a sore thumb in a desert. They look much bigger and bulkier than the original sprites, and the shading has lost a lot of definition.
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only a first go..................
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You know, all that shading existed for a reason. Do it like this instead (although when doing it like this, it'd just be smarter to not duplicate the images but use the RC functions instead).
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Yeah, your version really lacks the shading.

I think (and I think I'm not the only one that thinks so) that these coloring edits from the mainline wood-elves just don't do it. A long time has passed since the elves race last stepped on forest, so I guess their customs and clothing must have changed too, as it happened to their skills. So, although coloring might do it as a temporal solution, IMHO it would be way better to draw some partially from scratch. I'd really appreciate if someone did this, because... well, you'll see why when it's time.

Besides, current desert elves lack the TC coloring and new shape of the mainline wood elves, and don't tell me they don't need TC coloring. People who have played UtBS entirely know why.
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Why?
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Re: Brand New Chartreuse Blob Elves!!!!!!

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FireMaster wrote:here are some NEW desert elves for UTBS
Exactly what makes those desert-like?

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Kestenvarn wrote:
FireMaster wrote:here are some NEW desert elves for UTBS
Exactly what makes those desert-like?
theyve formed symbiosis with the infamous Pale-Green Desert Goo.

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This does raise an interesting question, though - is it the case that the UtBS sprites are on the list for attention? If that is the case, is there a plan for what to do with them, or simply a thought that they need looking at?

If the latter, would having them wear burnoose/burnous (depending on spelling - see images) be appropriate? And maybe having some or all of the cavalry riding camels instead of horses?

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thespaceinvader wrote:some or all of the cavalry riding camels
There's a interesting mental picture. Is that sort of thing even worthwhile?

I don't know much about camels...

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thespaceinvader wrote:This does raise an interesting question, though - is it the case that the UtBS sprites are on the list for attention? If that is the case, is there a plan for what to do with them, or simply a thought that they need looking at?
Personally, I'd suggest just recolouring the wood elves. And maybe tuning a few sprites (avenger and champion for example have some bling decoration which might not fit that well) and of course redrawing the hunter line accordingly. The reason is that otherwise you need a whole factionful of new sprites which you must also animate from scratch; a crapload of work, and I don't see anyone competent enough as being interested in doing that. For something like desert elves, which are featured in one mainline campaign, a recolouring job would seem like the best solution to me.

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A valid point.

I hadn't even realised that the desert elves were anything other than recoloured (current) wood elves - i now realise they're recolours of old sprites. There's not an enormous amount of difference, and i've only played the first scenario of UtBS. I guess it's a case of 'in an ideal world' vs. realism on this one...
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Kestenvarn wrote:There's a interesting mental picture. Is that sort of thing even worthwhile?

I don't know much about camels...
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PingPangQui wrote:Why?
My religion (Elvish religion) prohibits me from telling story spoilers. Sorry.
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Post by Jetrel »

All the major issues have been noted by other people. Thanks, guys.

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