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Fantasy pack 3: Factions

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Graphics Modpacks' started by Walter Hawkwood, Mar 25, 2009.

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Which faction should I do next?

  1. Drauga (barbarian)

    12.5%
  2. Gauri (dwarven)

    13.6%
  3. Haroun (wood elf)

    19.3%
  4. Human

    22.7%
  5. Shadow

    15.9%
  6. Undead

    15.9%
  1. Walter Hawkwood

    Walter Hawkwood RI Court Painter

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    All right, this one pack is special in that it will directly determine the stuff that arrives next. Kohan 2 has six major factions/races, each with distinct architecture. I'm set on releasing this one in faction-by-faction packs. Your votes can determine the order they're released. The pack that has most votes gets released first - then the pack that has second most votes etc. To give you a taste of the factions, here are two buildings from each - an outpost and a fort (two for each faction because fort and outpost for each share the textures, and as such it would be foolish not to release them together). Basically, the forts are just buffed up versions of the outposts.



    The factions presented are:

    1) Drauga - barbarian/nomad/orc archetype
    Picked last; the vote won't affect anything anymore.

    Most buildings are made of hide and bone; the fort has fire animations on the tower tops (not shown).

    2) Gauri - dwarf archetype with slight mesoamerican flair
    Picked third, no need to vote for them anymore.
    All buildings are very solid brickwork, look almost like typical fantasy dwarven masonry. The fort has a single fire animation on its top (not shown).

    3) Haroun - very pronounced wood elf archetype
    Picked second, no need to vote for them anymore.
    All buildings are greenish and elvish, and incorporate lots of trees and glowy red lanterns. All trees and lanterns are animated (swaying).

    4) Human - typical fantasy humans archetype
    Picked first, no need to vote for them anymore.
    Many buildings can probably also work for non-fantasy medieval settings. Mostly white stone masonry. Outpost and fort not animated, hanging flags easily detachable.

    5) Shadow - rock formations and glowy stuff
    Picked fifth
    Typically animated with lots of glowy stuff and constructed of black rocks and floating crystals. Outpost and fort have animated walls made of lightning; fort has floating animated glowy crystals.

    6) Undead - typical fantasy undead archetype
    Picked fourth
    Although outpost and fort aren't animated, many of their buildings have glow and mist effects for haunted looks. Graveyards and black ruined towers mostly; very befitting an undead theme.

    P.S. The thermal vent promised after the previous pack is also included. Not shown on the screens, as it won't open in NifSkope. Still, it should work.

    Cast your votes, ladies and gentlemen!

    http://forums.civfanatics.com/downloads.php?do=file&id=12012
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2017
  2. xmen510

    xmen510 Emperor

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    Well, I voted for Haroun (wood elf).

    They look fantastic. Actually, they all look amazing, but the Haroun really stands out to me. I wish you were working on the Arda Mod. Keep up the great work Walter Hawkwood!
     
  3. Valkrionn

    Valkrionn The Hamster King

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    I say Haroun, so we can steal it for the Elven cottage art in FfH. :p

    Maybe the two forts you have now, along with the Gift of Wood and the Gathering? Should work well....
     
  4. GeoModder

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  5. Flintlock1415

    Flintlock1415 Emperor

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    I was torn between Barbaric and human, so I went with the crowd. :p
     
  6. Walter Hawkwood

    Walter Hawkwood RI Court Painter

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    Well, everyone should understand that not only the first place matters - I'll be doing the second place second, the third place third, etc. So, if you're torn between two factions and one is in the lead, it makes sense to boost the other faction so it also arrives earlier. :)
     
  7. Flintlock1415

    Flintlock1415 Emperor

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    Well, darn. I guess I just have to show moral support for the Drauga pack.
     
  8. JustATourist

    JustATourist Lost in Translation

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    I allways vote for dwarfs. ;)
     
  9. Berenthor

    Berenthor King

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    Amazing they look really great. I like the elven ones best :)
     
  10. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Damn, why did i not create a FfH2 modmod :mad:?
    The buildings are all nice, and i voted for the undead. Can surely be used in FfH2 for the calabim, and these special art is not enough represented.
     
  11. Iceciro

    Iceciro Special Ability: Decimate

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    I went for Shadow, but that's because I like the way it looks. Not sure where I'd put it.
     
  12. Ahwaric

    Ahwaric Shrubbery-hugger

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    Voted for dwarves, but if I could do it again it might be undead.
    There are quite a few elven buildings avaliable, so no rush for me.
    Human ones can always be used, but the apperance is just ok, nothing more IMHO
    No current idea for the possible use of the shadow ones.

    Whatever the order, I am glad to get new stuff to play with :)
     
  13. Valkrionn

    Valkrionn The Hamster King

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    Woot Elves are catching up. :lol:
     
  14. Walter Hawkwood

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    Actually, humans as the first pack would be a pretty wise choice, as they'd give you the overview of all kinds of buildings there are, in their "normal" styles. But still, I am going to respect the vote. The first one will probably be decided and released today evening, but I cannot absolutely guarantee it.
     
  15. A_Hamster

    A_Hamster Small Furry Animal

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    Undead ... Why fight it? You will all join us in the end ...
     
  16. WarKirby

    WarKirby Arty person

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    I like them all, except the shadow ones. Those look hazy and messy. The others are cleaner and more appealing.

    Also, the Kohan developers should be grateful to you for this. I've seen quite a few mentions of this art convincing people to go buy the game
     
  17. seZereth

    seZereth FfH´s art monk(ey)

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    same here.
    I think the first and the elven ones stand out most and look coolest
     
  18. Walter Hawkwood

    Walter Hawkwood RI Court Painter

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    Well, static screens don't do real justice to shadow buildings, as all of those have cool animations. Still, as I'm going to release all six sets eventually, it's nobody's real loss if they come last.

    At this moment, I'm registering humans as leading, and I'm starting to convert a human pack. Expect today or tomorrow; don't bother voting for humans anymore, they're coming to town.
     
  19. xmen510

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    Woot! Haroun (wood elf) next please (no matter how the vote goes :D)

    Looking forward to your work!
     
  20. KillerClowns

    KillerClowns Emperor

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    Humans, for the highest possible flexibility. (Why are humans always the Mario?) It was between them and the Dwarves, though. EDIT: Frak, must remember to read through threads before voting. *Headdesk.* Maybe you should edit the original post and bold the Humans and state that they've been picked...
     

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