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Empires of the Undergrowth Boards => General Discussion => Topic started by: Redmoth27 on February 04, 2018, 07:02:09 PM

Title: Freeplay only creatures?
Post by: Redmoth27 on February 04, 2018, 07:02:09 PM
It would be cool if once in a while Freeplay mode had its own unique creatures instead of always dinner scraps. And also can uber creatures have their own designs?
Title: Re: Freeplay only creatures?
Post by: Mike on February 04, 2018, 07:22:20 PM
The whole point of freeplay from our point of view is that it's a very efficient mode for development. We can take the things from the campaign and re purpose them - we don't have to get Matt to make entirely new models, textures, and animations. We also don't have to re-do an entire behavior tree for the creature.

If we started asking Matt to make unique creatures, we delay the campaign. It's as simple as that.

I believe the current thinking is the uber creatures will be visually different in some way, but they'll use the model and animations from their base creature.
Title: Re: Freeplay only creatures?
Post by: Soccer51x on February 05, 2018, 03:24:29 AM
Gosh dangit redmoth, don't bother Matt with these silly questions!! He's WORKING. Also btw i'm kidding, and I also think it'd be cool if we had more than just little weird stones and shrimp? as food.
Title: Re: Freeplay only creatures?
Post by: TurtleDuDe48 on February 05, 2018, 07:27:01 AM
im pretty sure the team is working on other food types, such as the fungus the leaf cutter ants cultivate
Title: Re: Freeplay only creatures?
Post by: JonnyC289 on February 05, 2018, 02:23:29 PM
other bugs seem realistic too...like centipedes, grasshoppers, etc
Title: Re: Freeplay only creatures?
Post by: Soccer51x on February 05, 2018, 10:33:02 PM
mmm cenitpedes, it would be could to see them decrease as the ants eat them
Title: Re: Freeplay only creatures?
Post by: Talon on February 06, 2018, 09:46:48 PM
Freesplay-only-Creatures would be a waste. I dont see any reason, why a creatures use should be forbitten in the main missions?

Perhaps It is possible, a new creature gets its premiere in Freeplay, and will be later seen in a mission. But Freeplay-only... that makes no sense.
Title: Re: Freeplay only creatures?
Post by: Redmoth27 on February 06, 2018, 10:44:23 PM
What I meant was extra creatures the campaign doesn't need.
Title: Re: Freeplay only creatures?
Post by: Soccer51x on February 10, 2018, 01:11:56 AM
frogs! that's be awesome, i'd love the adrenaline of rushing my ants to safety as they get chased by a massive frog...