Will there be siege machines and similar weapon emplacements, such as ballista, mangonels and scorpions?
You'd generally never want to do that with mesh deformation unless you have a veeeeery complex system (nvidia and ati are both experimenting with some of these currently actually, but they're probably commercially a few years away at least). You'd basically always want to do it with normal mapped decals so the mesh looks deformed rather than "actually" is.
Yeah I know, I do 3d , but that is also where you can start using tessellation and displacement maps to truly push those deformations from being tiny details to large object appearance differences Look at CryEngine 3's new features for a very nice take on it!
We do it too, just not in any released games yet Oh, and that's more than 2 years ago.
Watching that alien doing it's thing at the end up close in stereoscopic 3D is among the best and worse things I've seen in my life. The potential of real time tesselation is amazing.
Oh well, I'm getting off topic, sorry everybody
I few things I thought up later.
Even though they said no native (implied) linux support, maybe they could try to give WINE support.
And also there seemed to be a very small number of weapons/stuff to play around with. Maybe there is a lot more options with the weapons/armours like we saw how there were at least 2 choices on pretty much every step for the targe.
I hope you keep the sprint function in and have it linked to stamina. May be you could have different speeds for if you weapon is sheathed or not so you could slow down the combat movement a little. Definitely have sprint linked to stamina.
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i have few questions:
How do captains work?
If it's your turn to be captain of one of the two factions, you can then use your related skills (like berserker banner if i remember right), but they are activable with a reload time or "passive"?
Do the players choose the captain or its random?
How long does a battle last? (the one in the live stream seemed to never end)
There is a bonus in "not chosing" any specialization of the perks or only one istead of two?
for exemple (and i do not know if such perks do exist) if you chose only "tough" you get 50 life points but if you chose tough and fast you get 25 life points and 1 m/s speed and if you chose only "fast" you get 2 m/s speed
No idea about the length's of each game mode but I would imagine stuff like that is subject to change as they test the game.
Interesting thought on how perks should work, (I'm not sure they work like that as things stand but I could be wrong.) Hopefuly a developer will read this and be able to give you a more in depth answer.
Well, we can guess time limits for each games, normally games(any game) in most cases last about twenty minutes for timers but maximum is thirty minutes total for a game.
Also, the live-stream time was set for at lease two hours to showcase don't believe its a real time limit for a game.
I would have liked a more detailed demonstration of the combat mechanics, as most of you probably know there's a lot of folks from Warband anticipating this game and if not one concern there's many regarding the combat mechanics!
We did see the weapon push, and we did hear some mention about inertia but I'd like to hear some about sweet spots. I do recall you saying that combat should be as logical as possible and I hope this covers sweet spots. By sweet spots I mean is when you hit in the optimal arc of a swing or the highest point of a thrust, so skilled players will be able to deal more damage and be more effective in general. Warband did have these systems but they were a bit obscure and it took me quite a while to discover them on my own. I could probably have asked around in the forums, but the result would have been the same anyway.
Also, thanks for the epic live stream. The honeybadger helmet will forever remain in my memories.
Yes, I did spam the chat last night about mounted combat but for naught . Let us wait indeed, their wisdom is vast enough to recognize our humble requests, I'm sure.