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Quick Beetle poll...

Discussion in 'UO Enhanced Client Discussion' started by Dermott of LS, Dec 11, 2010.

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Which version of the Fire Beetle do you prefer?

  1. The current Orange version

    14 vote(s)
    51.9%
  2. The Black version

    13 vote(s)
    48.1%
  1. Dermott of LS

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    First the current version:

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    Next a quick Photoshop job by Uthva for the thread over on the UHall:

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    Now... which one seems better in your opinion?

    Personally, I prefer the second one.
     
  2. Metalstorm

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    The black one is pretty slick. Me likey.
     
  3. Ashlynn_L

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    I prefer the black one, but to be honest, I actually prefer the old Third Dawn beetles. =(
     
  4. Taylor

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    Don't really care for the black. Like the idea of only the core being orange, but the black just doesn't work for me.
     
  5. Decors

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    Oh black one is so cool.
    New oj beetle is the odd one in graphic compare with other mobs.
     
  6. lucitus

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    Fire Beetles nah, i want these back!
     

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    yes, the fire steed was great :(
     
  8. ziggy29

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    IMO, the mostly black beetle looks too much like the existing giant beetle. Like the look, though.
     
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    The fire beetle needs to be obviously radiating heat from every pore; hence I voted the orange is better. But change the under-shell colour to say a dark purple or sickly green, and make it a Death Beetle and I'd want to see that in game, yes!
     
  10. Merion

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    Both are fine - what really bugs me (hehe) is the bright yellow "under-shell" not the top one.
     
  11. Martyna Zmuir

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    I like the 2nd one.. However, I would use the first beetle's darker orange in place of the yellow for the abdomen to imply a more “smoldery” heat.

    I don’t think the beetle should look like it was the survivor of a nuclear war, or that it should “radiate heat out of every pore.” We have to ride them after all, so their pronotum and elytron should be significantly cooler than their core.

    And they should definately bring back the particle effects for the fire steed and the nightmare!
     
  12. Metalstorm

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    I forgot how cool the fire steeds used to be.
    I wasn't a good enough tamer to tame one until after I was robbed of KR.

    The beetle would be cool if the hot molten part was just hinted at while the beetle was at rest (wings folded). Just a little glow along the cracks of it's exoskeleton. Then when it's wings are open it's bright molten glow would shine forth hence it's name Fire Beetle.
     
  13. Pinco

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    the fire steed image is from the old 3d :p
     
  14. Metalstorm

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    Yes 3D. My memory is like a steel sieve :D

    Damn, now I'm going to be pining over the loss of the Third Dawn client all over again.
    I really, really miss how the weapon stayed in my right hand and the shield stayed in the left hand no matter which direction I faced. There are lots of little details I sorely miss from that client.
     
  15. TheGrimmOmen

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    Oooh! Is this my opportunity to grief art??? ;-) <jk>

    While I can understand the color choices Uthva picked, not sure I prefer it, to me, it makes the beetle look A) more like a lightening bug, or B) like a Tron Beetle (although THAT would be pretty awesome - a LIGHT BEETLE!).

    Not to say that I don't think that the current one doesn't need some tweaking, but it's a huge improvement over what we had.

    -Grimmzors
     
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    The black one is also more icky. :p
     
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    The black one for being a true fire beetle, need a fire particle in the yellow part... like is burining under the wings :)
     
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    I hate to say I like the black... Personally I'd prefer more of a brownish black.... and yes smoldery look... over the gaudy bright orange..

    And I also agree... bring back the cool effects for the fire steeds...
     
  19. Dermott of LS

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    By all means Grimm. Feedback in response to our feedback is always welcome (now get to work on that higher resolution! :p ).

    Seriously though, hearing the devs' thoughts on such issues is ALWAYS welcome. Yeah it's better than the nuclear yellow it had recently been, it just needs to have the contrast level lowered so that the texture detail can come back. Let the internals be neon, let particles give the "smoldering" effect and let the shell be more subdued.
     
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    I like the new look of our fire beetle. :)
     
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    New orange on the fire beetle looks weird and just wrong. At first glance, I thought my gpu was going when I logged in. I was on TS and told everyone that my fire beetle was bugged, lol! Then these forums said this was the new look!!!! yikes!
    Although the black one looks cool, I think it still lacks something.