If some of u were wondering what houses may look like in the upcoming UOKR, well here's alil something to start the picture with.
First, I have to thank the Taiwanese EA staff member give us(Formosa shard) this opportunity to have a peek at our beloved houses in the coming UOKR screens. All we had to do was give him our house runes ingame and he had our houses posted up for us. And here's mine:
UO 2D - The Chocolit Shoppe
UOKR - The Chocolit Shoppe
Here's the link to where it was posted along with other player's houses that submitted there runes,
Hate to burst some of ur bubbles but my thoughts on the new screen when I first saw it was: "OMG! THEY SHRUNK MY HOUSE!" lol .. now it looks even more crowded than the 2D in my opinion. Lots of things shrunk or fattened up! eg: things that got shrunk; my purty purty pink parrot, my arcanist statue in the middle of the garden(practically same height as the vendors) and of course my vendors(look at them! the bar stand is practically as high as their chests and i cant figure out their faces =/), things that got chubby; the runebook at the first floor check in desk, the grapes on my grapevine(I think the fruits in UOKR all got REALLY juicy?) and most of the housing tiles.
Anyways, from the UOKR beta of my house, I see that some art weren't finished yet? like the water tiles in my pond.
So what do yall think? [
i think it looks good so far, you got a very nicely designed house btw. Isn't there a zoom function in KR? thats probly why everything looks a little bit smaller. And what are those red things in the 2nd pic where the polar bear is? They look like those valentines day cards
Yeah they are val cards . Forgot to put in that the 2D pic was taken a couple of yrs back so I've added a few things over the years that werent in the pics like the val cards, my pink parrot, the giant mushroom.
I do believe there IS that zoom in out option coz another player's house was taken with its' neighbour's in the link posted above but mine was prolly as u said taken quite close up.
And thank u for the compliment by the way .
Note: I think they finally sent the bear rugs to the proper launders, it isnt as bad as last seen now. heh
It's a different style, definitely. Less clearly defined objects, and sort of different perspectives, some things smaller and some...actually, most are just smaller. We're not looking at everything from the same 45 degree angle tilt, it feels like.
It's different, and going to be hard to get used to, but I think I like it. The landscaping looks nice. I think the plants are going to be good. And possibly, colored plants are going to be hued correctly rather than all over, so thats an exciting possibility.
There's going to be complaints that the general population has, about scale and whatnot. I forsee a thread in U Hall's future, for art work fixes. After all, the art team is going to have some free time on their hands after SA comes out, and can 'fix' whatever players think needs fixing (well one can hope).
Well plants could be back in the market again. As for the new artwork, just aint a promising future for me in UO so far I've seen =/. Most of the items seen as Sarsmi said are quite less clearly defined enough for me to think if it's possible for any decorative items to be made out of scraps, like the cute bunnies we can make out of wool and so on.
Another sad concept is that the bright colors in 2D are lost now in UOKR, especially my favorite light pink on the vendor uniforms. Now I know this might get on some people coz of the duped rare colors in the past(those were hideous but lets not get there) but NOT my pink, no pweease.. I literally started playing UO coz I fell in love with the color when I saw first saw my bf watering a rare pink flower =), just sad that the thing that got me into the game is now being cleaned out.
Then again I noticed that the 'people' (as in vendors, player chars.) artwork look more like puppets in UOKR. *shrugs*. Anyways, all in all I still have to wait for the official UOKR to see how long I can live with it then.
Thanks for posting those pics. Wish we had more to look at!
Your all welcome , AND u can see more houses yet to be posted coz there were around 10 or more players that handed in their house runes which will all be posted out soon, I'm glad the staff member chose to post mine out in first batch otherwise the anxiety would have .. heh well u know...
I do like the small palms, the century plant is a bit scary...I think because the snowdrop was 'uncolored' that gives me hope that the colored ones will just have the buds hued and the rest of the plant stay green. May be wishful thinking there.
This dev team is different, I think they will listen to us...this is supposed to be a major client artwork overhaul, if we don't like how some things turn out and enough of us complain then I feel (pretty) confident they will listen and make changes. CatHat is great for reading the boards and does not seem to be bothered by criticism and is open to ideas, I feel pretty certain he will hear our concerns and pass em on.
So yeah, those of you depressed at certain aspects of the artwork, keep some hope. Those of you who don't like it at all...I dunno what to say. Some things you can adapt to, some things you can't. =/
CatHat is great for reading the boards and does not seem to be bothered by criticism and is open to ideas,
Actually I'm looking forward to when everyone can see their homes and give feedback on what needs to be tweaked and how as a community we'd like to see things tailored.
Part of KR's major improvment is that its easier for Devs to fix/change a lot of things so we can better serve the public.
Doing my best to keep my eye on you guys
Dave "CatHat" Brown -
UO Character and Environment Artist -
EA Mythic -