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Mercenaries Job Sprite Ideas (update: soon)(Image Heavy)

Started by MiKeMiTchi, August 07, 2009, 05:50:42 am

MiKeMiTchi

August 07, 2009, 05:50:42 am Last Edit: September 02, 2010, 03:14:40 pm by MiKeMiTchi
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LastingDawn

August 07, 2009, 12:02:19 pm #1 Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by LastingDawn
The Scholar is an interesting base but the Reliquian... is completely off. The Reliquian is basically an Antique dealer (The original name we had planned for them was Antiquirian) Guns and all that... jazz? Really don't fit it very well, in fact, we have a traditional Minwu sprite for him, sort of as an ode to FF2 (Minwu is my favorite character in it) as well as the Dragon Warrior series, with the look being slightly reminiscent of the Merchant . That sprite (fully complete except a portrait, maybe one of you fellows can help out with that, it is the topic called "A Portrait for Minwu" in the Spriting section, should be on the second page.)

In reality, I wanted a more gritty look for some of the classes, for instance the Invoker, I would like it to be a human version of...



The cantor, should look a little bit more rough and tumble then the traditional White Mage, they do use Shields and Swords now, as it stands.

The problem with the Arbalist design there is that it seems a bit close to the Sniper in FFTA, granted the only thing I ever imagined for an Arbalist was sunglasses on an Archer sprite, hehe.

Though I do particularly like the Scholar design, I'm not sure what class it could openly be used for.
"Moment's anger can revert to joy,
sadness can be turned to delight.
A nation destroyed cannot be restored,
the dead brought back to life."

Art of War

Beta & Gretchen Forever!!!!

MiKeMiTchi

August 07, 2009, 12:39:58 pm #2 Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by MiKeMiTchi
^ Ahh. The trad image for an invoker.
Should we keep the Black Mage's face if ever?
 
How about the Traveler job for the scholar w/out hat? hehe..

The cantor would be close to a Paladin, as it seems.
I personally like Yuna's Psychic Job for the Inquisitor job, bec. it's purple!!
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Archael

August 07, 2009, 12:53:40 pm #3 Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by Archael
Arbalist



wc3 warden but with 2 xbows

LastingDawn

August 07, 2009, 01:38:25 pm #4 Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by LastingDawn
Well Voldemort, keep in mind that in Mercenaries, Arbalists are Very lightly defended, being the only class unable to equip any sort of headgear.

The traveler in essence is a fallen scholar, or a scholar that has lost it's way so an inverted scholar look would certainly be of much interest to me, but no, the Invoker is planned to show their face.

Inquisitor though is a bit trickier... they are Mage-Slaying Knights, after all. But I can't think of a fitting design, something very... holy and self righteous would be an interesting combination, but most Inquisitor's in Mercenaries aren't actual Inquisitor's, they're just using the monicker of a company from many ages past.
"Moment's anger can revert to joy,
sadness can be turned to delight.
A nation destroyed cannot be restored,
the dead brought back to life."

Art of War

Beta & Gretchen Forever!!!!

boomkick

August 07, 2009, 02:19:27 pm #5 Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by boomkick
Myabe for Inquisitor


Archael

August 07, 2009, 05:58:44 pm #6 Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by Archael
yeah, Arbalist is lightly armored

it's just a concept for the style though

MiKeMiTchi

August 07, 2009, 06:50:42 pm #7 Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by MiKeMiTchi
Inquisitors are MA based, swords and armors probably won't fit them.


Maybe I should add the job info in the first post..
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Archael

August 07, 2009, 07:33:57 pm #8 Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by Archael
you can have a MA based armored guy

LastingDawn

August 07, 2009, 10:44:01 pm #9 Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by LastingDawn
That's true, especially since they can equip all manner of heavy armor, hehe. While they're MA based, they can't equip Robes, because well... they use Magic to fight Magic. Also as for the design concept of the Arbalist, I really like that Dalton type full body cape thing, just without armor. Full body capes are pretty fancy, and they shouldn't take Too much effort to sprite.
"Moment's anger can revert to joy,
sadness can be turned to delight.
A nation destroyed cannot be restored,
the dead brought back to life."

Art of War

Beta & Gretchen Forever!!!!

MiKeMiTchi

August 08, 2009, 09:45:35 am #10 Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by MiKeMiTchi
Oh I see. Too bad.. I expected Inquisitors to be kinda like Sages\Professors in Ragnarok Online, or
something that will make them look very studious and intelligent.

So inquisitors are some kind of green warder? hehe.
because MP is green!


Can you link me to the Minwu sprite?


What about the Hessian and Trancer?
Traditional Hessian Look?
Trancer = Freelancer? = Anything cool?



WC3's, or DotA's Mortred might fit uniquely for the Arbalist..
Are Arbalist some kind of Assassins?

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cute. :P
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mav

August 08, 2009, 10:35:56 am #11 Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by mav
Here's the page with the Minwu sprite. Still needs a portrait, of course, but he's pretty much done. I'll take a stab at the portrait myself, but know that nothing good will come of this. Oh, LD could you elaborate on what you mean by "inverted scholar" for the Traveler's appearance? That sounds too cool to let up.

MiKeMiTchi

August 08, 2009, 10:57:28 am #12 Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by MiKeMiTchi
Yeah, the Minwu sprite fits Reliquian well. They both sound ancient. :)
Thanks for the link, mav.
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mav

August 08, 2009, 11:25:44 am #13 Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by mav
...I've attached a Minwu Portrait Work-In-Progress. It's not complete, and it needs work (mostly with shading), it's lacking Minwu's signature jewel, and it doesn't look exactly the same as it did in FF2. If anyone wants to work on it from here, be my guest, as I don't see myself working too much more on it.

MiKeMiTchi

August 08, 2009, 12:30:19 pm #14 Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by MiKeMiTchi
My try from mav's portrait:

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Cheetah

August 08, 2009, 12:41:10 pm #15 Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by Cheetah
Decent portrait attempts guys, but it definitely needs a lot of work. I don't have any suggestions right now, other then that you should probably add some more color somehow so it isn't quite so monochrome.
Current Projects:

mav

August 08, 2009, 01:04:23 pm #16 Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by mav
Yeah, part of the reason I gave up on a Minwu portrait is cause he's whole garb can come off as dull so easily...I'll work with the colors and shading on mine, but I'm having a lazy streak at the moment.

Kagebunji

August 08, 2009, 03:56:05 pm #17 Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by Kagebunji
I wil gladly create this female arbalist after I finish Demon Knight (wich is coming along just great!), give final image of male and I will try to do it too
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Zozma

August 08, 2009, 03:58:27 pm #18 Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by Zozma
i.. know you put work into it, but it still looks like hes hiding the ninja costume under there or something. gonna get rid of some parts right?
Wiegraf: Draw your sword Ramza!
Ramza: But im a monk!!

mav

August 08, 2009, 04:30:18 pm #19 Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by mav
Yeah. As far as my portrait goes, I started with the turban and then worked on recoloring (skin and clothing). I'll reshape his mask to the more familiar triangle shape, give him the jewels on his turban, and hopefully replace his eyes too.

Eventually.

EDIT: Alright, I decided to just go crazy and see what happened; the result is the attachment. Please, offer any advice or criticism you have. Also I couldn't figure out where to place the jewel on his turban, so I'd definitely like some input on that. And as always, I have no objection to anyone who wants to take this off my hands and do whatever to it. Note, I will clean up the palette soon, once the base of the sprite is done or acceptable.

EDIT 2: Alright, I have another version pretty much ready, but I'd rather hear what you guys think about this one before I post the next version. The only difference is a piece of cloth that extends from the turban, to cover the left side of the mask. Still the same colors, but it pulls things together a little differently.