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Terrain Plants & Trees are still too "Earth-like"

Discussion in 'Wishlist' started by Calin, May 30, 2012.

  1. Calin

    Calin Member

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    I would really like to see most if not all of the Earth plants replaced over time. I know there are some Arkadian plants and trees and I love them, but I still mostly see trees/plants I could see on this planet. I'd love to see all of them replaced over time. Some could be similar of course, but what about pink grasses or blue trees or 50m tall fern-like plants with thorns...

    I love Arkadia, but as I run through the wilderness it all looks too familiar. There isn't enough feeling of being "elsewhere".
     
  2. Puck

    Puck Adviser Pro Users Arkadia Adviser

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    Terra-forming can be expensive.
     
  3. Cyrus

    Cyrus Well-Known Member

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    Hey Calin,

    Totally noted on your point. It's on our production schedule to rework, replace and add more plants and trees. No ETA yet but I'm hopeful to get them done for the August patch.
     
  4. Calin

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    Love you guys!!!
     
  5. RexDameon

    RexDameon Active Member Pro Users

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    what i'd really really like to see is like massive plants that block out the sky. Kind of like being in a rain forest. Especially in like a PVP zone would be very very cool where there is no radar. I'd still like big paths under it so not like your constanly dodging trees and mobs getting stuff just the leaves and stuff would go out far above your head.
     
  6. Neil

    Neil Adviser Pro Users Arkadia Adviser

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    Please keep the earth-like look! It's a part of the storyline after all, and a big part of why I like Arkadia! Now I don't mind some alien-looking areas (maybe new continents), but I hope the majority of it continues to look like it was NOT out of a Dr. Seuss book (e.g. Calypso). That's just my opinion.
     
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  7. Calin

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    I don't want it to look like a cartoon, just not like Earth. It's an Earth-like planet, but different species have evolved on Arkadia. The animals are all different and the plants should be too.
     
  8. Ori'sWorld

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    Hi! Sounds like your describing (Midworld) written by Alan Dean Foster about a strange planet entirely covered by an alien rain forest almost half a mile tall! :) its a good read and i believe inspired the movie avatar............
     
  9. Hideo

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    hiya,

    like others said before, leave it as it is...

    ...and, keep up the good work. yay!


    =>what i would like a lot more is A-Team designing new parts/servers of the game.
    i´d like my homeworld to remain as i know it, but to see new continents discovered and maybe made habitable by us.
    there, in ´new world´, we would see new lifeforms over and over, discover flora and fauna...

    with all respect, please keep ´mainland´ as it is and think about connecting new places with great story. :hail:
    take your time and astonish us with cool, persistent new areas and gameplay.
    what i think of is, remodelling of existing servers should be done only within ingame events like natural desasters, oratan sabotage and whatnot.
    well, maybe scorch some trees or firebases in sentosa to make us tremble with fear :rolleyes:

    ~
    hideo
     
  10. AlexSolo

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    Greetings,

    I personally like the countryside with it's realistic woods, desert, snow etc.

    I saw some rainbow colored places on other planets like purple grounds and trees but would prefer some more waters like rivers with parts where you get to boatride and walk through tall trees like rex mentioned. Trees which cover the view on the sky, gives you a great feeling beeing on a mission deep in the jungle, behind the next tree could wait the next oratan. Type like that. A slow arkadia wooden boat with like space for 5-6 people which slowly moves around there makes great atmosphere.

    All in all since my arrival I somehow find that there could be done more things with water. It seems not offering alot and not be used much.

    regards,

    Solo
     
  11. Teshik

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    we have 4 areas jungle, grassland, desert and snow. would be good to see the jungle more jungle like with bigger closer placed trees. not everywhere just in a few places.
     
  12. Colbey Kal

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    I haven't visited Arkadia for a long while, so I have no real opinion, but this thread did remind me of a couple things.

    1. I've heard that when colonists first settled the Americas a squirel could get from the Atlantic to the Mississippi River - and never touch the ground. It'd make sense if the Arkadia wilderness had similiar tree cover.

    2. James Cameron actually drew much of Avatar's other worldly secenery from his passion for under water explorasion. ( an interesting 18 minute talk: http://www.ted.com/talks/james_cameron_before_avatar_a_curious_boy.html) I can't imagine imagining all new plant / animal life from scratch... But there's some freaky cool life under water here on earth that can be great inspiration.
     
  13. Neil

    Neil Adviser Pro Users Arkadia Adviser

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    I love the arctic, the desert, the jungle, and the open areas too.

    But I very much agree with the people who say "more water". I'd love to see some swamp-like areas, with fog and some dangerous underwater monsters. Also, small-sized islands (1k x 1k) are fun to explore, especially when they require a long boat ride to get to (with no default TP). Boats are fun and relaxing and they're the one type of vehicle that doesn't get a lot of use yet on Arkadia.
     

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