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Tartiflette

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New teaser from Alex' tweeter.
« on: March 31, 2016, 12:40:29 PM »

https://twitter.com/amosolov/status/715570118928023552

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Looks a like scanning mechanic, maybe even tech-mining, to me...
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Re: New teaser from Alex' tweeter.
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2016, 12:55:32 PM »

Took me a while to realise it was a gif and not a picture...
Anyway also could be a day-night cycle?
Eh, I stick with something about mining...

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Re: New teaser from Alex' tweeter.
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2016, 01:16:33 PM »

The grid, the arid planet and the red color make me think it's a scan for resources/energy/technology. But the circular shape of the glowing thingie and the persistence of clouds during "scanning" indicate a day/night cycle on a civilized planet.

Looks nice anyway. Can't wait to learn more about the mechanic this is connected to.
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Re: New teaser from Alex' tweeter.
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2016, 01:20:22 PM »

That's Chicomoztoc, and the glows are its city lights. You can find the same glows on the current in-game version of the planet.
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Re: New teaser from Alex' tweeter.
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2016, 01:21:57 PM »

Huh.  Needs a higher resolution city lights layer for this, then; at this scale, those lights are too blobby.
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Re: New teaser from Alex' tweeter.
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2016, 01:22:33 PM »

...Oh, right.  And thanks for posting the actual image, Tartiflette; gifycat never works for me.
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Re: New teaser from Alex' tweeter.
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2016, 02:14:51 PM »

Getting SCII vibes here
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Re: New teaser from Alex' tweeter.
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2016, 02:20:25 PM »

Yeah, it's definitely some day/night cycle thing. It makes me think those "lights" represent the development of a planet, and are dynamically generated depending on the planet infrastructure, its "Industry".
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Re: New teaser from Alex' tweeter.
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2016, 02:53:51 PM »

All of the skulls hidden in the terrain are pretty cool.
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Re: New teaser from Alex' tweeter.
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2016, 03:03:30 PM »

I would be very pleased if it were mining, loved it in SPAZ despite others finding it boring. Day and night cycle is nice too.
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Re: New teaser from Alex' tweeter.
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2016, 04:57:25 PM »

All of the skulls hidden in the terrain are pretty cool.

Now I feel bad that I didn't actually intend that.
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Re: New teaser from Alex' tweeter.
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2016, 05:07:48 PM »

Oooh! Very pretty.

I hope its not a mining mini-game. My experience from mass effect 2 has sullied those forever.
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Re: New teaser from Alex' tweeter.
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2016, 06:09:01 PM »

All these teasers must mean that there's an update coming out soon, right? I mean, it'd just be cruel, otherwise.
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Re: New teaser from Alex' tweeter.
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2016, 08:04:43 PM »

If that's a city, I'd like to shake the hands of the civil engineers.

Would it be possible to alter the colour of the lights according to the faction that controls the planet?  Though with the timescale so high, it might look like a strobe-light.
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Re: New teaser from Alex' tweeter.
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2016, 11:50:39 AM »

All of the skulls hidden in the terrain are pretty cool.

Now I feel bad that I didn't actually intend that.

Pareidolia; we can find faces in anything if we look hard enough. Take for example the old face on Mars ;D

That art looks beautifully detailed though :o excited about possibly seeing more.
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