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Postby Saxon1974 » Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:15 pm

Hello,

Have you all considered posting some renders of some of the creatures in the game? Or does that violate your policy of not revealing to much about the game?
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Postby BasiliskWrangler » Tue Apr 10, 2007 8:00 am

Monsters, eh? You're right- we don't want to give anything away, but we can talk about a few creatures we've already shown in screenshots or have previously mentioned in an interview:

Fanged Salamander
A common menace throughout the land. Dangerous in numbers.
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Bloodsipper
A winged fiend from the underworld. Found above ground near dungeon and cave entrances.
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Acid Grubb
You think they're dangerous when they're alive? Wait 'till you kill one of them...
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Timberland Giant
600 pounds of berserker rage coming at you! Slow but very lethal.
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Fungal Sludge
A crawling, spitting blob of digestive terror!
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Giant Arachnid
It's a big spider. 'nough said.
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So, there may be a couple creatures here that some of you haven't seen before. The remaining lineup you're going to have to discover on your own!
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Postby Saxon1974 » Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:47 pm

Excellent thanks for posting!

Im interested in the Giants. For some reason, I have always found Giants interesting. Any background info on them that you would be willing to reveal? Where do they come from, do they have a purpose in the game?
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Postby Vennor » Tue Apr 10, 2007 2:14 pm

I hope we will be able to find some basilisks in the game world :).
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Postby Rune_74 » Wed Apr 11, 2007 9:51 am

Lookin great guys....I check you guys every day, gettin excited now:) Tell me you have some sneaky goblins too;)
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Postby GianMarco » Wed Apr 11, 2007 9:58 am

Sweet, thanks for the info - keep more of it coming dude we're dying here! :wink:
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Postby screeg » Wed Apr 11, 2007 10:01 am

Those look fantastic! Especially considering the tiny resolution (or my huge monitor at work).

Nice to see you've got original creatures with original names.
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Postby Elveronion » Wed Apr 11, 2007 3:21 pm

Aces! Classic old-school line up. :wink: Awesome!
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Postby Saxon1974 » Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:09 pm

So I guess no more info on the Giants? Oh well :cry:
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Postby BasiliskWrangler » Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:54 pm

Oh, sorry Saxon, didn't mean to ignore you.

The giants do have a bit of back story within the context of the game world, but their history doesn't have much to do with the storyline so we really don't cover it in the game much. However, there are a couple side quests dealing with the giants and we are still filling in that area of the game, so I'll make sure we get some more info on the giants thrown into the narrative text.

But since you asked and we're feeling generous, we can say that the giants are not native to Thaermore (the region that the game takes place in). They were enslaved and brought there centuries earlier, but now live freely in the Timberland Plains, which is where they derive their name from.
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Postby Saxon1974 » Wed May 02, 2007 10:33 pm

BasiliskWrangler wrote:Oh, sorry Saxon, didn't mean to ignore you.

The giants do have a bit of back story within the context of the game world, but their history doesn't have much to do with the storyline so we really don't cover it in the game much. However, there are a couple side quests dealing with the giants and we are still filling in that area of the game, so I'll make sure we get some more info on the giants thrown into the narrative text.

But since you asked and we're feeling generous, we can say that the giants are not native to Thaermore (the region that the game takes place in). They were enslaved and brought there centuries earlier, but now live freely in the Timberland Plains, which is where they derive their name from.


I like it, the story of being enslaved and brought to Thaermore give you alot of different options with their background, attitudes etc.....Thanks!
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Postby Gallifrey » Thu May 03, 2007 7:38 am

I'm wondering how the heck you enslave a race of giants! :shock:
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Postby Dragonlady » Sat May 05, 2007 2:45 pm

Gallifrey wrote:I'm wondering how the heck you enslave a race of giants! :shock:


Probably by magic spells. :D
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Postby Rune_74 » Sat May 05, 2007 3:25 pm

whips and chains I heard but hey thats just hearsay.
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Postby Gallifrey » Sat May 05, 2007 4:10 pm

Rune_74 wrote:whips and chains I heard but hey thats just hearsay.


No, no, you're confusing that with employee motivational tools at Basilisk HQ.
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