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Postby Saxon1974 » April 9th, 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 » April 10th, 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 » April 10th, 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 » April 10th, 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 » April 11th, 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 » April 11th, 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 » April 11th, 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 » April 11th, 2007, 3:21 pm

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

So I guess no more info on the Giants? Oh well :cry:
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Postby BasiliskWrangler » April 23rd, 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 » May 2nd, 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 » May 3rd, 2007, 7:38 am

I'm wondering how the heck you enslave a race of giants! :shock:
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Postby Dragonlady » May 5th, 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 » May 5th, 2007, 3:25 pm

whips and chains I heard but hey thats just hearsay.
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Postby Gallifrey » May 5th, 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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