Player idle animations

Discussion in 'Mechanics' started by Mister Pixel, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. LoneRobo

    LoneRobo Sandwich Man

    Idle animations would give the game yet another layer of polish. Honestly, I would be somewhat surprised if they weren't in the game by release.
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  2. Liraex

    Liraex Orbital Explorer

    Ya, maybe they could add a simple one where your characters eyes close and their head slumps down a little, and little Z z z... pop up above their heads. Just so you know they're afk. :zzz:
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  3. Serenity

    Serenity The Waste of Time

    Would love this as a post release addition, being based on race and attitude choice would be cool.
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  4. BlackSun

    BlackSun Big Damn Hero

    For post release it would be definatly a neat little addition. But there is no hurry, there are more important things to focus on first. Anyways, i like it :p
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  5. Nerva

    Nerva Parsec Taste Tester

    I like this idea, but as mentioned, it's something that can be saved for postrelease. Don't want to give the artists and devs too much extra work for stuff that isn't mechanically important (even if it's pretty.)
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  6. El Barto 227

    El Barto 227 Scruffy Nerf-Herder

    That would be neat.
    Some more AFK quotes for waking up:
    "I'm hungry. Were did I put that jerky?"
    "Zzz... Uh, I'm awake!"
    "Is something watching me?"
    "Uh... Where's the snooze button?"

    I reckon directly fourth-wall shattering quotes (actually referencing the player) is a bit much, but some slightly 4th wallish comments would be fun. "I dreamt that I was a character in a game. Dunno why."
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  7. Zeklo

    Zeklo Heliosphere

    I've seen this before though I liked, maybe it was a different thread. Anyway do want. :)
  8. Nerva

    Nerva Parsec Taste Tester

    Would that be this thread? Because that one is about idle animations and poses specific to weapons.
  9. Momentousmario

    Momentousmario Scruffy Nerf-Herder

    this awesome stuff gets my N seal of approval! :D
  10. Mister Pixel

    Mister Pixel Big Damn Hero

    Oh, hey, it's Earthworm Jim!
    Last edited: May 24, 2016
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  12. MrHiggle

    MrHiggle Existential Complex

    A short for this sentence could be IAHAIMGBATWBNNTBSGI.
  13. SanguineLaw

    SanguineLaw Orbital Explorer

    I'd like to see that actually, even if it's something as simple as the Populous 3: The Beginning idle animations
  14. Someone100800

    Someone100800 Subatomic Cosmonaut

  15. Alxetora

    Alxetora Phantasmal Quasar

    I think a few standard animations for this would be nice, such as the player-character looking around him/herself, the character tapping their foot, or bending down to tie a shoe (given the race could wear shoes, of course).
  16. Mister Pixel

    Mister Pixel Big Damn Hero

    Post release or not, let's hope these do get added!
    Last edited: May 24, 2016
  17. Thetis101

    Thetis101 Void-Bound Voyager

    Idle animations is a simple great suggestion I would love this. :)
  18. Notso

    Notso Industrial Terraformer

    Wouldn't they have used wireframes to animate the armour sets, so then they just make new wireframe animations, apply it to existing armour, and clean the animations up?
  19. RenegadeVeggie

    RenegadeVeggie Void-Bound Voyager

    I have to bump this. But also maybe some animations for items and scenery too?
    Just think of it, your endless field of wheat gently swaying in the wind, while eyeball plants blink at you.
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  20. Stalk33r

    Stalk33r Void-Bound Voyager

    EARTHWORM JIM! You just made me all fuzzy and warm on the inside...

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