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Post by The Amethyst Dragon on Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:07 pm

Just something I'm working on for the next hak update. Project Q has a cool "balrog" model, but I also like the one from CEP that is already in use in Aenea, so I had to extract and rename the Q one. While doing so, I thought to myself, "Why not try and make a new balor from this?". So I did.



I know, I know. No more flaming wings. But I think it looks a lot better without them. I always thought the flaming wings didn't look quite right (even if the D&D balor is supposed to have them). Well, I guess it'll just another of those things that's a little bit different in Aenea from most other D&D worlds, eh?

Other color variants are in the works, too, to replace some of the colored ones found in the CEP (blue, green, yellow, white, black, and black). I've never liked or used any of the other CEP variants of the default balor, so those I'm ignoring.

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Re: AD's Test Lab: Scarier Balor

Post by daveyeisley on Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:44 pm

Is this going to impact the Balor Shamans, Balor Hunters, Darkfire Reavers, and Balor Nemesis?
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Re: AD's Test Lab: Scarier Balor

Post by The Amethyst Dragon on Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:23 pm

This won't affect the Darkfire Reaver (which uses the CEP's balrog model that I do like for the combination of flames, black shadowy wings, and texture work), but the others will get updated.

In the future I might update the Darkfire Reaver model as well, but that one would take a lot more work to produce something that I really like.

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Re: AD's Test Lab: Scarier Balor

Post by Elhanan on Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:37 am

Random thought: Could this be granted the magma look of the Cinder trolls, so it appears to be more of a creature of smoke and flame, and something that one certainly does not wish to hug?
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Re: AD's Test Lab: Scarier Balor

Post by daveyeisley on Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:02 am

I dont really mind except for the Nemesis. He wont look right without flaming wings... he is supposed to be nastier looking than the reavers.
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Re: AD's Test Lab: Scarier Balor

Post by The Amethyst Dragon on Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:32 am

The big guy is still a work in progress. I want to add more flames, which show up better against darker backdrops and run down his back to his tail, to various parts of his body...but that's the one that will end up being the balor nemesis....the biggest and baddest of the demons...one that will as likely use other demons as a food source as he is to use them as minions. Also, his double axe will be getting the "inferno" fire VFX for those with NWNCX.


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Re: AD's Test Lab: Scarier Balor

Post by daveyeisley on Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:37 am

Ok, Im sold.

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Re: AD's Test Lab: Scarier Balor

Post by Belarric on Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:32 am

I agree with Dave

sweet look Smile
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Re: AD's Test Lab: Scarier Balor

Post by RustyDios on Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:15 am

Awesome... now if we could just get the xp points sorted for these epic monsters, I think the dark realms would become the goto spot for epic PC's... ...
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Re: AD's Test Lab: Scarier Balor

Post by Eric of Atrophy on Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:13 am

Sounds boss, boss!
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Re: AD's Test Lab: Scarier Balor

Post by daveyeisley on Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:25 am

Yah, we can haz more expees plz? Lol
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Re: AD's Test Lab: Scarier Balor

Post by Caldor on Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:52 pm

daveyeisley wrote:I dont really mind except for the Nemesis. He wont look right without flaming wings... he is supposed to be nastier looking than the reavers.

I've been looking at that guy a lot lately (then making the schlep down to the Great Hall). I'm referring to him fondly of late as "Texas A&M" (I think of him as "Baylor Nemesis"! . . . awful . . . I know, I know Very Happy ).

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Re: AD's Test Lab: Scarier Balor

Post by Elhanan on Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:46 pm

Caldor wrote:
daveyeisley wrote:I dont really mind except for the Nemesis. He wont look right without flaming wings... he is supposed to be nastier looking than the reavers.

I've been looking at that guy a lot lately (then making the schlep down to the Great Hall). I'm referring to him fondly of late as "Texas A&M" (I think of him as "Baylor Nemesis"! . . . awful . . . I know, I know Very Happy ).

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Re: AD's Test Lab: Scarier Balor

Post by Caldor on Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:15 pm

Thank you, sir! Smile
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