Saturday, November 7, 2015

Lucario Flash Poll

There is now an additional perk to $5 pledgers on Patreon. If I want feedback on something during the design phase, I may issue a flash poll. These are simple, unscheduled polls which run for 1-3 days, depending on their importance.

The first one was a 24-hour poll, which just ended. I don't plan on posting every flash poll results on the blog (unless maybe there's a lack of news), but I am this time just to let you guys know about this new process.

There are currently 17 people in the $5 tier, 10 of which participated in this one. And, well, it's essentially a tie. I would say that in the event of a tie, either the top supporters or myself will be the tiebreaker, but either way, both scenarios would be in the "no" camp, keeping the official style.

22 comments:

  1. If you ever get around to doing some sort of accessory / customization options, it wouldn't be very hard to simply go with the official design and add them as an appearance option. I'm in favor very small ones (like this: https://e621.net/post/show/480495/), but to start the most sensible thing to do would be to go official at first because it would be the easiest to expand on at some point.

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    1. It depends on how close you want to match the body form. Many anthro pokemon are given breasts, sure, but Lucario doesn't have much of an upper torso for such things (official reference: http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/d/d7/448Lucario.png)

      ....not that I always match official style. Fennekin and Murkrow are drawn a bit more mature, in my style.

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  2. When in doubt, lean toward official/feral instead of more anthro. I appreciate a more recognizably feminine body shape, but only if it can be done subtly and stay faithful to its source form. Part of the appeal is the more exotic shapes, and the last thing we need is another "human body with a pokemon head slapped on". You've done a great job so far striking a balance while keeping it non-anthro. Keep it up.

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    1. Anthro just looks creepy on something that isn't supposed to be. Anthro MLP is nightmare-fuel personified.

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    2. We got a hater over here...

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    3. It's not so much 'hating' as 'having standards'.

      But you wouldn't know about those, would you?

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    4. Yes, I do have standards... by what I like and do not like. I want my females to have their mammalary glands (especially if they are human-shaped), else they'd best off be a fish or bird.

      You however, are still being a hater.

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    5. Seeing as how a vast majority of you think 'hater' translates to 'person who doesn't slavishly hold the same opinion I do,' I'm not sure why I'm wasting precious moments on you that could be better spent blowing my nose or urinating.

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  3. I would consider the option of choice. Allow the players to click a button to add or remove breasts.

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    1. Seconded. I would use the option, but it would certainly not be deal breaking without it.

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    2. Sure, however, this has more to do with the selection lineup's graphic.

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    3. Simply leave them out in the Lineup (as nobody will complain about that) and give the option to add them in the animation, if that's not too much work?

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    4. TDJK: Well, an option to have them would be nice and thoroughly appreciated. As a low-level animator, I know how difficult can be working in features for variations (on per teacher's request) and I have no awareness as to Terra's actual skill levels, so that's why it's a suggestion that can be added in at a more convenient time... just hopefully they can be added someday...

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  4. Personally, I think ferals with breasts are just weird. Everyone else is a feral, so Lucario should be, too, bipedal form or not.

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    1. TDJK: Feral or semi-feral is fine. So long as "she" remains mostly unaltered... also, breasts would be nice. Actually, all mammal Pokémon should have some level of 'teats' or something along that line on the females, though sometimes it's either based on preference or just less messy/cleaner to draw the character without them... which is fine, though I feel like the artists adhere to making things easier for themselves too often then actually experimenting with how the results will turn out...

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    2. TDJK: Not implying anyone in general, also not saying so to piss off Terra into never doing so... you know what, I'm just going to shut up now. ...sorry.

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    3. You're right about the "messy/cleaner" comment. I tried adding teats to the eeveelutions but it didn't look very good.

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  5. is there a way to get this flash? i can't find a download or link to see these updates in action

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    1. There on the second line :)

      http://terraraptor.blogspot.com/2015/11/4032-beta.html

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    2. nice very nice. can't wait for the others :)

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  6. is there a way to download this game with it being updated? I need something to do if theres no internet.

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