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Fire Beetle looks much better now!

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Willard, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. Willard

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    Just logged my miner in and the Fire Beetle is no longer that horrific neon yellow that blinded you (Using EC). They actually look pretty cool now. I guess they did some new art work:)

    I took a screen shot, but no idea how to post it here....lol
    Maybe one of the more tech-savvy players could post one.
     
  2. Ni-

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    You could up load the pic to a pic hosting site like photobucket.com and then place the URL in your post. That site also has other pic linking options too, I believe.
     
  3. Basara

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    There's an Attachment process for new posts and the "Go Advanced" form of replies and editing, that can be used if people would just look for them.

    For that matter "Go Advanced" for editing also is where one can find the ability to delete your own post (note that Mods CAN'T delete posts - only the posters and MAYBE the admins).
     
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    [​IMG]

    Here is the new beatle
     
  5. Dermott of LS

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    I don't really see this as an "improvement"... at least not over what it has been further back in its history.

    It's too bright, and the details are washed out to the point of non-existence.

    The only real improvement is that it's multi-hued (which bodes well for future concepts) and that they added an "aura" (which isn't really caught by the screencap).

    Personally I liked it BEFORE they wiped out all of the detail and turned it bright(er) yellow, then an orange blob.

    But then I've NEVER been a fan of "pure" colors in game anyway. Surfaces have textures which creates various shades and hues of colors which in turn creates DETAIL.
     
  6. MalagAste

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    We are talking about the same art team who just gave us those hideously ugly giant bathmats... what do you expect??? Heck they can't even program them to be able to be turned from one facing to another... we have to waste an entire reward deciding what the flip facing we want ...... god forbid we might redesign our home or.... *gasps* Move!
     
  7. ziggy29

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    It's an improvement over the monochrome glow in the dark monstrosities, that much is (to me) for sure. Still liked its look better before they injected it with plutonium a while back.
     
  8. Willard

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    Lol "Injected it with Plutonium" That is too funny, but exactly what it looked like.

    Thats what I am saying--that the current "Fire Beetle" art is much better than the previous "Fire Beetle" art. Could it be better, Sure, but I at least appriciate that they fixed the Plutonium Injected eye sore!
     
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    i dont think that they "improved" anything. a few threads back you will notice after the snow A LOT of people are haveing washed out colors. Some days i log on and all colors are normal...the next i log on and htey are all washed out, with details being less defined also.


    sad sad snowfall
     
  11. G.v.P

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    Is it just me or does that pic inspire y'all to go out and buy a Creepy Crawlers workshop? Much better, imo, than the ultra bright fire look prior, though.
     
  12. Babble

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    A question do the chars actually feed the fire beetle ore and it sh... excrements ingots?

    Anyone ever asked a developer that?
     
  13. G.v.P

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    I think you're thinking too hard :p

    It's a "fire beetle" ... just cooks those ingots like a forge :) maybe chews on them or puts it under its wings or something ;P
     
  14. Willard

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    OK, my 1st attempt to post a picture. Thanks for the awesome guide:)
    [​IMG]
     
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    Isn't great, But it's certainly a step in the right direction! :thumbup:
     
  17. Babble

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    Just wondering ... I like my explaination better and wonder why the devs decided to make a fire beetle?

    :p
     
  18. G.v.P

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    *takes a whiff of fire beetle ingots then faints* ;O
     
  19. Uvtha

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    Oh if only the creepy crawlers workshop was still in production. Best toy ever that I never got. :(
     
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    Am I the only one who would like this art 10x more if the only part of the beetle that was neon was the abdomen? Then make the shell over it, and the head and thorax and legs all black?

    I think it would look pretty boss that way. But I know they seem to have an inability to multi color things like that.
     
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    Anything to subdue the outer shell/wings/etc and bring back the detail that got washed out.
     
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    Because blessed portable forges were way, way ,waaaaaaay cool.
     
  23. MalagAste

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    Crusty earth brown.... deep brown.... to almost black... I can agree... Something say like this:

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    They could have decided on craftable portable forges :p
     
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    [​IMG]

    Sort of a crappy 5 minute photoshop job. :)
     
  26. MalagAste

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    You know..... that looks very creepy.... and almost disturbing.... reminds me of a cockroach....
     
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    a RADIOACTIVE cockroach!
     
  28. MalagAste

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    Nice photoshop job though... now can you photoshop a UO Dragon to look somewhat like the one I gave as an example?
     
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    Uvtha's 5 minute photoshop job is better.
     
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    Would probably look alot better if it wasn't zoomed in so much and the aspect was right, The man seems squished to me.
     
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    Photoshop job looks kind of like a lightning bug... a LOT better than the current version though... still needs a bit more detail to come out in the black areas though for my tastes, but I like it!
     
  32. Uvtha

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    Probably unlikely heh. My artistic skills are vastly lower than the UO art team.
     
  33. Uvtha

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    Yeah, it looks crappy, I just made it black and white and messed with the levels.
    I'm sure they could make it look cool.

    Is this the only monster that uses this model? Giant beetles are different right? I do think its weird how its clearly a model that has been paint bucketed with neon orange.

    All the other SA monsters have their own non uniform color scheme. Take the deathwatch beetle (while we are speaking of bugs) for example. It looks terrific, and has lots of colors.

    Well, you can just imagine it in your mind!
     
  34. MalagAste

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    Duh....

    Don't think it likes your pick there Uvtha.