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    New Terrain

    I was in game this evening, looking around at the changes. The new terrain features look better than the old ones. Especially with the roads disappearing on steep slopes. I think I noticed that run speed is a little slower than it was before, both on and off roads.

    Went out to the big island, that is a large mountain on it. I didn't see any trees or junk yards, though there was a nice harbor/lagoon. If it doesn't change, it won't be a sustainable location for tribes in prelude, at least until boats are added.

    Another thing I noticed with terrain is that everything seems a little taller, slopes steeper. Some places it is more apparent than others, basically the higher the terrain the more dramatic the elevation change.

    Edit - The waterfalls are nicer too, smooth across the tops.
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    Re:New Terrain

    Yeah, I'm definitely liking the scaled heights. That combined with the planned change to make it harder (impossible?) to walk up steep slopes goes a long way towards making the map feel much more rugged and increases the sense of isolation. At times it looks a little extreme (and improbable) but that is definitely preferred over the gentle slopes from before.

    So far I haven't found any teams or texture mismatches. I did notice a couple of oddities:

    - River/waterfall shaders appear to be flowing backwards. At least the ones I noted on the west side of the lake. It's possible it's always been like this and I never even noticed.

    - At one point I was raising a string of tiles to get the dirt out of my inventory and at one point I created an odd seam in the texture:



    It aligns with the border between two named areas. I tried to recreate this somewhere else and it didn't happen.

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    Re:New Terrain

    once in game, i was 1st time login spawn killed by Muledeers.

    I ran to a pre-defined location and on the way, I noticed the graphics around the waters were more fine tuned and smooth. very nice. I noticed the elevations of the mountains had increased! very nice too. Exploring the island now.

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    Re:New Terrain

    I'm not completely sure, but the fog seems to start to turn a little closer in than it did before.
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    Re:New Terrain

    carefull with that fog..once went in and took me 'bout two hours to find my way out...almost had to reroll my toon..

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    Re:New Terrain

    Risk wrote:
    carefull with that fog..once went in and took me 'bout two hours to find my way out...almost had to reroll my toon..
    Try and stay upwind of Badascan next time.

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    Re:New Terrain

    Hurk wrote:
    Risk wrote:
    carefull with that fog..once went in and took me 'bout two hours to find my way out...almost had to reroll my toon..
    Try and stay upwind of Badascan next time.
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