From: Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo <mafm@us...> - 2005-02-03 16:41:27
I'm resending this to once-content, Jurgen asked it to me.
by the way, I support the idea :)
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De: J=FCrgen Sarapik <jsarapik@...>
Assunto: [Once development] Centaurs as playable characters...
Data: Thu, 3 Feb 2005 16:50:55 +0200
I just had a idea that what if you could play as a centaur...i know
that the general concept has already been set for once but this would
certainly be a neat thing to have.....i have never seen a game that
has this....maybe a part of once could be inhabited by them..like a
neat forest or something....tell me what you think..
J=FCrgen 'Johno' Sarapik
Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo <mafm@...>
> I just had a idea that what if you could play as a centaur...i know
> that the general concept has already been set for once but this would
> certainly be a neat thing to have.....i have never seen a game that
> has this....maybe a part of once could be inhabited by them..like a
> neat forest or something....tell me what you think..
> J=FCrgen 'Johno' Sarapik
I like this idea as well, but I'd want to pass it with modellers and
animators first. We can't have player characters that are too far from
being humanoid, because other player characters will need another
complete set of animations to use when fighting against them, but
centaurs seem okay to me.
When we first set out designing Once, we stuck with a fairly generic
fantasy feel becasue we felt it wouldn't be possible to create an
original and effective world. Well, I think that's still the case to an
extent, but we can at least streamline what we have to make Once feel
unique among its fantasy counterparts. Bascially we would cut out some
of the monsters in the monster table and change the playable races
around a bit. Right now I'm thinking we could add a twist of greek
mythology: we already have minotaurs (and soon hopefully centaurs) as a
playable race, and we have concepts of satyrs etc. Of course we'd keep
elves and dwarves as playable races as well, but maybe cut trolls and
possibly golems. With a rewrite of the design docs due, does anyone have