Monday, November 24, 2014

The Art of Champions Tower Defense- Part 6 #rogue class

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Happy Thanksgiving!
Is Wolverine considered a rogue? This week we'll take a look at the Rogue class.

Lurking in the shadows, the rogue is ready to pounce, just waiting for you to turn your back to him.


 " Thieves [rogue] are usually stealthy and dexterous characters able to disarm traps, pick locks, spy on foes, and perform back stabs from hiding." -Wikipedia

 Sam's main class in W.o.W., the rogue is one of the favorites in the popular mmorpg. The bad boy was very fun to make, trying to push the boundaries of Flash's vector art, I tried to implement subtle changes and details to make a more grim character. 

In the final look, the  dual wielding daggers really added danger to this bad-ass. He retained the main colors and added the leather sleeves. *Hood sold separately. 


"Uh, bud. I'm not one of your commandos. 
You can't order me around."
-Wolverine 


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Monday, November 17, 2014

The Art of Champions Tower Defense- Part 5 #shaman class

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 This week we'll take a look at the Shaman class.

Voodoo dolls and totems, the elemental magic is all around. Still and quiet your soul and you will absorb it's energy. (awkward!)


"Shamans are masters of elemental and nature magics with signature totems providing party buffs."  -wowhead.com

Shamans have to be one of the more unknown characters to me. Another robed character, I'm amazed these skilled fighters don't trip or step on their robes while charging into battle. 

The design's color scheme would be more earth tones and have more layers than the Mage's robe, but it would be more practical looking than the priest's robe. All of this got streamlined into a more modest look. The characters would all get a younger looking scalp as well. With more form fitting outfits. My original designs were beginning to suffer from Cartman syndrome.

Sorry, no Shaman quote. (yikes) 


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Monday, November 10, 2014

The Art of Champions Tower Defense- Part 4 #priest class

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 This week we'll take a look at the Priest class.

The holy ones, anointed children of The Light. The priests, in ancient times were tasked with serving in the holy temple. They would sacrifice, they would dedicate, they would proclaim the way of God.
The ministry of these saints would include healing the wounded and sick, but also engaging in holy warfare to bring peace to the land.

 "Priests are commonly considered one of the standard healing classes, as they have two talent specs that can be used to heal quite effectively. However, they are also formidable damage dealers with niche abilities." -wowhead.com

The priest costume needed to look significantly different from the others, so colors would contrast the mage's, warlock's and druid's significantly, not full white, but close enough to make sense that it had been worn in services, with two colors framing it this time. 

the original design was leaning towards a hippie (oops), then latter given more structure, more like a choir robe look. The idea of different hairstyles was always on our mind, but with the priest, I wanted to make him with a bald spot on top. Friar Tuck comes to mind as a memorable character that was part of the clergy and also a heroic fictional character.


"There exist only three beings worthy of respect: 
the priest, the soldier, the poet. 
To know, to kill, to create."

-Charles Baudelaire


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Monday, November 3, 2014

The Art of Champions Tower Defense- Part 3 #mage class

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This week we'll take a look at the Mage class. 

Mages and Wizards became very popular in the early 2000's with the Harry Potter series and The Lord of the Ring movies. I'm a big fan of Gandalf the grey and would want the mages in this game to be that awesome. I always found it very amusing whenever someone got sheep-ed in W.o.W. so I wouldn't be surprised if Sam puts that move in the game.




"Wizards, called mages, are spell-casting characters designed to deal damage, while also preventing monsters from dealing damage and providing utility for the rest of their party." -Wikipedia

 The Mage's costume was the first cloth armor item I made for the game, it was important that the cloth looked like it flowed much like a robe. The scale of the game graphics is small enough that no cloth simulation or animation was needed, but the look needed to be different than just a shirt and pants. 



Later in the process, Sam went with a more streamlined look, so a lot of the details were taken off. This would be a level 1 robe, so the details would probably come later with more elite tiers dropping.



“A wizard is never late, nor is he early, he arrives precisely when he means to.” 

-Gandalf (LOTR) 

 


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  • Faster Leveling - Get twice the experience on every battle!
  • Weekly Giveaways for pass holders only