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Last faction - Sanctuary

Postby navalsingh » Mar 10 2011, 4:06

As per a gamespot reveal, this is the last faction and as expected a naga (i.e. snake like people in this context) one. Apologies if already posted

http://asia.gamespot.com/news/6303172.html

http://asia.gamespot.com/pc/rpg/mightma ... eo/6303173

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Postby Jac » Mar 10 2011, 4:53

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Postby Romanov77 » Mar 10 2011, 7:16

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Postby Avonu » Mar 10 2011, 7:34

Do they die with honour? :D

navalsingh wrote:Apologies if already posted

Yes, two months ago (but these were leaked, so don't really count).

Anyway, I see we have now:
Kappa King instead of Kappa Shoya (it's me or they look like froggy sumo fighter?)
Tide Maiden instead of Spring/River Spirit

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Some of you were curious how naga mount look like:
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Postby ThunderTitan » Mar 10 2011, 8:44

Wow, that faction presentation video was awful... they really just need to leave it to Marzhin or something...


So they're still using the water spirit thing and it looks exactly like the water elementals we saw in that video...

Also, Sanctuary is a weak name imo. And will probably be a real nuisance to translate in other languages because it means the same thing as Haven.
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Postby Avonu » Mar 10 2011, 8:50

Not here. Asylum, Havem and Sanctuary mean the same but are different names.

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Postby ThunderTitan » Mar 10 2011, 9:01

Yeah, but most languages do have a different word for Asylum on account of the loony bin being called that...

And even in english Haven straight up means Sanctuary:



But that was more of an aside, Sanctuary just sounds weak as a town name (like Preserve)...

I'd rather they use the japanese name for a castle (Shiro) or Pavilion (H3 Naga ref ftw), Pagoda or something. At least shorten it to Sanctum.
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Postby Avonu » Mar 10 2011, 9:12

They thought out Sanctuary name and Asian concept in HV, they just use it now. They won't change it now or ever IMO. Sanctuary is not so bad name (not so good also) - it just not really fit to "attack focus on single-target" theme.
Well, Academy name for Arabian Nights theme castle wasn't IMO good choise too.

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Postby ThunderTitan » Mar 10 2011, 9:19

During the middle ages the arabian nights guy where basically the savants of the time... we don't use arab numerals for nothing you know. So Academy fits.

Sanctuary on the other hand has very little to do with asian culture (the names i suggested at least do, though frankly i don't like them much better either) or even water...


BTW, Asylum also works because the original concept (i think it was greek) itself was about offering protection to criminals, slaves etc.
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Postby Tress » Mar 10 2011, 9:34

Even though predictable, I am bit disappointed. Eastern style nagas doesn't strike me as fitting faction tbh.

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Postby Neidhaart » Mar 10 2011, 10:02

The presentation was really nice. I'm actually a bit excited to play this faction. If they fit into the universe, now that's another thing. Who knows, maybe it'll work just fine.
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Postby yourworstnightmare » Mar 10 2011, 10:13

Hmm, I think the Kirin has too much dragon features and too less deer features.

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Postby ThunderTitan » Mar 10 2011, 11:03

yourworstnightmare wrote:Hmm, I think the Kirin has too much dragon features and too less deer features.


Looks close enough:
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Only think i hope is that it doesn't fly in battle like in that video... what it should do is water-walk.

tress wrote:Eastern style nagas doesn't strike me as fitting faction tbh.


IMO all of the "based on some real life culture/s" factions are a bit too overt. I'd prefer that the influences would be more subtle.
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Postby Infiltrator » Mar 10 2011, 11:15

Didn't they say all factions ride horses? So why not sea horses for naga?
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Postby Raelag84 » Mar 10 2011, 12:41

I think I'm gonna puke.

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Postby yourworstnightmare » Mar 10 2011, 12:55

Why?

The nagas have pretty much made me really hyped about this game. A new faction! And snake people! What's not to like?

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Postby Crayfish » Mar 10 2011, 13:35

I really like the nagas. Some of the units are very individual (love the Kappa, the Kirin is also sweet). I really like the styling and the honour system too. I especially love the look of the castle.

Not so keen on the name `shark warrior` so much though. There`s already a jaguar warrior. It`s a slippery slope I am seeing here, what`s next? Tiger warrior? Beluga whale warrior? Who knows.

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Postby Mirez » Mar 10 2011, 15:26

I'm still not crazy about the water and ice sprites though, 2 is just too much
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Postby ThunderTitan » Mar 10 2011, 15:52

Yeah, the palette swapping is getting too much...
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