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Exclusive Darkstarr Moondial. Get yours before they're gone!

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by caravaggiosWolf (Dev), Jul 10, 2013.

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  1. thibetus

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    Very nice. Great job on that design.
     
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    Beautiful. I really like the broken planet, I've never seen an orrery with such a feature before.
     
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    It's always exciting to see how Stephen creates from nothing such wonderful things. A moondial can hardly be more beautiful and this one is very special. Also it feels good to know the community has been involved in the creation.
     
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    That thing would be worth at least 500.00 in real life, great to have it for free, thank you Darkstar, Lord British, Chris, Stephen and anyone missed
     
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    Hehehe true, for perhaps the table model size...Add at least a zero for it to be to scale. ;) Still would want, just couldn't afford - LoL :p
     
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    If they are going to be releasing more "bonuses" like they alluded to during the conference, it would be great to have a PotA on each one during the first week of the bonus. This way people have a good idea of what exactly they are being offered. Seeing it designed on PotA and then prototyped was great.
     
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    Agreed, Koldar!
     
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    I like how its coming along. Looks awesome.
     
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    Very nice...looking forward to this, especially if it is usable and accurately reflects in-game mechanics.
     
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    The dark marble hand is what brings it from gorgeous to masterpiece imo.
     
  11. caravaggiosWolf (Dev)

    caravaggiosWolf (Dev) Developer Emeritus

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    Bob has been busily building out the Darkstarr Moondial in 3DMax working closely with Richard. Bob determined that 8 rings with planets and moons would cause collision problems as the planets rotate in their orbits. He presented an option to Richard with 3 planets. This is Bob's latest Work in Progress.

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    Just as long as the snake remains ;)

    Make it magic and when you touch a panel, it converts to another set of planets. :3
     
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    So what your saying is it needs to be bigger! There should be 5 . 1 for each episode
     
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    Yes! My Moondial should be so big that it deserves its own orbit on itself.... :D
     
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    Great idea Lori on suggestion that the Moondial have magical qualities.

    Would it be possible to have the Sun, Hand, Snake, World be fixed metal objects, then remove the metal orbit rails for the moon and planets and have those celestial objects (the orbiting planets and moon) be magical?

    You could then extend some the plants past the Sun orbit, potentially all the way to the ground. The moon on planets would magically hover around in their orbits and give you a bit more room to work with.
     
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    Umm doesn't that suggest someone screwed up the universe if the planets and moons are going to crash into eachother :p

    Or did you just give up some of the story :p
     
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    I like the 3 orbits a bit better... less cluttered. And there are lots of reasons why only 3 of the planets are depicted on the Moondial. I dare not say them here, lest they become Lore unwittingly. :)
     
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    No Galileo? :p
     
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    Man, that looks sweet! Seeing the 3D model come together is great.
     
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    For players with access to it by owner or friend could see to move, others would just see a solid statue. That way you would have to go home to know it

    just put 1 public one in town center
     
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