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Russell wrote:
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knowfear wrote:
Do not like the look of the incomplete portals at all. The old ones are a lot better in my opinion. But it's all good if they change I guess. Just throwing my 2 cents out there..


If you care to give more detailed feedback rather than "dont like" I could maybe make it fit into your tastes. It is still a work in progress after all.


I think he means how you see through them, which I agree with. They would look better with a black inside, or if possible different textures based on where they lead to? That way it would look like you're stepping through a portal.
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Russell wrote:
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Shmez wrote:
Umm, the new portals look really, REALLY horrible. In fact, the old (current) portals look AMAZING the way they are. Please for the love of god don't change the portals, they are perfect. The new ones are very thin (2D?) and have these runes on the edges, whereas the current ones look really smooth and wispy. I dunno, just don't change them GGG!


Wooooooooooooooork in progress. I actually have them thicker and quite different looking on my work pc. I just wasn't aware Chris was going to screen shot it. Otherwise I would have commited that stuff through.

The reason for the change is currently the portals cant be viewed from the side or back because of they way they are built. Also I find the current portals style to be very jarring from the other effects style in the game. Something about it just doesn't fit. These new portals still have the same kind of problem but they are a work in progress. These ones are just going to replace the map portals for now though. As I have quite a bit of work to do before release. I wouldn't overwrite something currently in the game that's functional with something that's incomplete.

If I were to overwrite the current portals with these ones id probably remove the runes to keep the map rooms ones looking unique. That or make a different set of runes for them.

Either way though I wouldn't call them horrible looking. I would however call them incomplete.


I apologize for sounding like a jerk in my post, I may or may not have just woken up when I wrote that :P

I believe you'll make a great looking new portal, can't wait to see what you've come up with. Keep us updated!
I have one question. Will there be maybe wipe? not just reset? Becouse one would think that new stage of game development should make gamers start from scratch. :)