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    posted a message on Weekly Terraining Exercise #87: Best of Both Worlds

    @jaxter184: Go

    Protoss terraforming?

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    posted a message on Weekly Terraining Exercise #87: Best of Both Worlds

    @Mozared: Go

    I've got one idea now but I'm not sure if it fits the theme... a dam breaking and flooding an area?

    Edit: Scratch that, that idea isn't panning out either... and I don't think it does match the theme now I think on it.

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    posted a message on Weekly Terraining Exercise #86: Floating Islands

    @Mozared: Go

    Ah yes I did have a Medivh avatar for a while :)

    As for the background mountains, yeah I did neglect them a bit texturewise... the latter half of the week got a bit busy so I ended up focusing more on the er focus the main islands and didn't have time to pretty up the background. Maybe I shall though. Also just noticed the odd bug I got of on the overview the decals in front of the landing platforms seemingly stretching a bit strangely, even when close up they're normal.

    Anyhoo I must say I had a lot of fun and I'm glad I decided to give the WTE a go :)

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    posted a message on Weekly Terraining Exercise #87: Best of Both Worlds

    @Mozared: Go

    Oooh already got a few ideas though for one of them I kind of wish we had Heart of the Swarm already for the ice tileset (I know the Niffleheim textures are in the files but I'd need the doodads too for one idea)

    Edit: Ok so I'm not sure if I will be entering or not, the ideas I had aren't panning out :-/

    Also, Borg terrain is somewhat tempting given the title hehe.

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    posted a message on Weekly Terraining Exercise #86: Floating Islands

    @Mozared: Go

    Thanks :) concerning texture play I know I didn't do much on the background mountains and terrain, but anywhere else in particular?

    As for the assets section, thanks again it means a lot to me coming from you (I actually used to go around WC3c a bit as Xaran Alamas and I vaguely remember your name but I'm afraid I can't recall your terrain specifically... then again it was a long time ago ). As for making it playable, I might do that myself... no idea what sort of map mind you (I have no idea why this text is smaller)

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    posted a message on [Terrain] Echoes of Paradise

    @SupaCats: Go

    I've not looked at the attached map but I would suggest that even in the barren areas you don't leave it as just sand. Include some details even if it is barren such as maybe bones and some small rocks and such?

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    posted a message on Weekly Terraining Exercise #86: Floating Islands

    @Terhonator: Go

    Thanks :) and which mining chamber do you mean? Either way, happy if I've helped you with something

    Heh... funny story with my Floating Island... I originally intended to use the Redstone tileset but picked New Folsom instead by accident and I think it worked out for the best ^^

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    posted a message on Weekly Terraining Exercise #86: Floating Islands

    @Kanitala: Go

    Well here's my final version. General notes: Following Mozared's advice I added more life and more little details. There's now more SCVs going about their business, Merc guards er.. guarding and even Da Boss overseeing the loading of minerals onto the Dropship. I added some indication of the inhabitation within the islands and I also added the Goblin Quartermaster Decal on the ground as it seemed somehow appropriate as a logo for a mining contractor. Also, health and safety got onto them so they put safety fences to stop people falling into the lava (plus you know, it's really hard to find good help!)

    There's also a bot who's found a new friend :)

    P.S. Map attached

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    posted a message on Weekly Terraining Exercise #86: Floating Islands

    @Mozared: Go

    That's what I thought, thanks :)

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    posted a message on Weekly Terraining Exercise #86: Floating Islands

    @Scbroodsc2: Go

    This ends on Monday right? I'm not going to be able to get my other idea done but am polishing my current entry and just wanted to check :)

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    posted a message on Weekly Terraining Exercise #86: Floating Islands

    Oh, I meant to say Sgtnoobkilla, I LOVE the doodad built tower you have there :)

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    posted a message on Weekly Terraining Exercise #86: Floating Islands
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    @Kanitala: Go

    Lots of submissions this week! I really like what you've done there, nice one! I think all it needs to make it cooler is more detail and such, more liveliness.

    Thanks for the comments and suggestions :) I'll probably still chip away at it some more, add some more SCVs and stuff about (I figure it's too hot to go out in the open without some kind of suit) I just know I'm not always too great with deadlines and wanted to make sure I didn't end up missing the end '

    The trickiest part was making the bottom of the floating island not flat... I ended up using the rocks from the Space Platform Cliff Medium doodads recoloured to match the cliff texture as they were the only hanging rocks I could think of.

    Speaking of the cliffs, for anyone interested they're the Space Platform Organic cliff with the New Folsom Organic cliff texture applied. Also, the lava is actually at height 0/1 - I have the lowest terrain level hidden, place the islands, then use the terrain height tool to raise it up. This also means it appears higher than other cliffs (can't do overlap though sadly ) I'm not trying to brag, just thought the technique could be useful for others too :) you can also do it to make raised platforms like oil platforms with a bit of creative use of doodads to make the supports (even though it seems HotS is adding a cliff like that heh)

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    posted a message on Weekly Terraining Exercise #86: Floating Islands

    @Phenom36: Go

    I'd just like to note I started on mine on Monday, and I'm not copying Phenom in doing a lava world.

    Anyhoo... when thinking about the theme I figured, what would Terrans do when they found a wonder of nature as a floating island. Why strap engines to it and fly it around of course! My entry is a collection of repurposed floating islands with engines strapped on, strung together and flown around the planet's lava seas as a mobile mining facility :D It's all powered by a type of geo thermal plant which generates power from the heat coming off the lava. Most the habitation and facilities are underground within the floating islands themselves.

    I also included some shots of the mining operation and a nearby Lava fall, as well as a closeup on one of the bridges :)

    Hopefully this qualifies for the theme.

    (Sorry for the screenshot spam)

    P.S. I do have another idea is mind, but I wanted to get this posted to make sure I posted before the end of the contest.

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    posted a message on Weekly Terraining Exercise #86: Floating Islands

    @Mozared: Go

    Hmm I might have to take part in this! (This is my third post by the way, woo) Floating Islands are a bit of a favourite of mine in fiction. Already got an idea in mind :)

    By the way, been reading through a lot of the old threads, I'm constantly amazed by what everyone has done.

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    posted a message on [Solved] Help with Attack FX on Attached models.

    @onslaughtbear: Go

    Woo thanks :) I knew it'd be some small thing I missed. Thanks!

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