THE SCREENSHOT TOPIC RETURNS

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@Craze
Thanks. Yeah, I suppose the black is a bit too stark against the background. I might try substituting the black lines for gray ones.

Btw, your story and the screenshot look pretty interesting. Are the odd colours indicating a dream of some kind? The battlers look great, as does the background.

@Far_Oz and Tau
Thank you. So, you used events to create a kind of fourth level for the map; that is quite clever! I'll have to give that a try.

@emmych
Thanks. Yeah, the sprite is a bit tiny in the actual game, so I might try to find a way to work around that. You're right about the pants being too long as well.
author=Radnen
So, guys I'm wondering which palette you guys like best: Top or Bottom?




I like the bottom one, but there's something storybook about the top one.


Could I see the top grass with the bottom trees?
Craze
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Max McGee
no i just meant that screen looks just like ipop but with different pcs (and i guess if i really search my memory, it's ptb rather than ctb)


100% intentional.

Max McGee
wow i really can't stand this kind of intensive nitpicking personally but if it's useful to Tau then good on ya i guess


The messiah doesn't like extremely helpful, time-consuming advice? Oh well, the community belongs more to you.

Lucidstillness
Btw, your story and the screenshot look pretty interesting. Are the odd colours indicating a dream of some kind? The battlers look great, as does the background.


Going to just smile and be evasive for this question. =3

Radnen
So, guys I'm wondering which palette you guys like best: Top or Bottom?


Bottom.
author=Craze
I like what you've done with the actors, not so much the enemies. Obviously I have no context, but I think they'd probably look better monochrome like the actors.

EDIT: AND THE SECOND CHICK'S HEAD IS TRANSPARENT OH MY

Unless that's deliberate, in which case I like it.
Craze
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It's not transparent, just matching (you can change the window color to whatever you desire, actually). Everybody has a primary and secondary color.

O_O That actually flows on perfectly with the floor pattern. Looking really closely, I can see some red on the actor on the end, and there's the two blues on the second one, but I can only see one colour on the other two. :/

Do the colours indicate elements or battle styles, or something similar?
Craze
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Marcia has green eyes and Jesse has gold trim on his jacket.

The colors themselves are elemental, yes.
Fair enough. I dunno how important the colours are, or how many chances the player gets to see the full-portraits, but the secondary colours could be too subtle imo. But once again, I really have no context. Looks interesting, regardless.
author=Max McGee
author=Far_Oz
@Tau:

Other than that, i agree with Max McGee keep up the good work, btw remove the mountain on top of a mountain of the secondshot XD!

@Lucidstillness:
About the submerged effects. First screenshot by Tau uses events to create the effect and the second screenshot is the chipsets itself.

wow i really can't stand this kind of intensive nitpicking personally but if it's useful to Tau then good on ya i guess
Yeahh. Agreed. This is kind of pointless! I'm all for perfectionism but this seems over the top.

And yeah, the 'water-depth' effect is done via correctly-formatted water animations that are pasted into charsets (as events). I'm thinking about adding a tutorial on that, it's actually pretty simple.
@Craze, if you're gonna do this monocrhome scheme thing (not sure how I feel about it right now tbh) then the menu should be locked to grey/black, at least in whatever sections of the game are going to be in that style.
@Everyone: I've went with the bottom one.
author=Far_Oz

Lay off, people! This kind of thing shouldn't be frowned upon! This shows someone cares about what you do, and that's awesome. :>
Saw that Craze was hogging the screenshot topic so i figured I'd post a few shots from my game. Working on finishing the intro so we can get a video uploaded.





Occupy Revelations...If you dare, brahahaha.
chana
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Nice, I particularly like the top one with the glass windows.
Max McGee
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I really really really really really really really like this.
author=Radnen
How about now? I wanted really beefy trees, the kind that dwarf the player so as to create the impression of forest height.

Just a quick color change to the trees might bring separate them from the grass even more.
I like Jude's change, helps the trees stand out against the grass and the overlay in the other screenshot.
chana
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author=Radnen

Wow, really nice! best of the three, I say. (where's my smilar post go...?


I'm still planning on changing the background and item graphics... but I think I have the characters looking how I want them to (for now, at least). Meh.

I need to shift the class text around too, so that it's... possible to read them.