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Builder's Tools

Discussion in 'Suggestions & Ideas' started by Duplolas, Nov 28, 2013.

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  1. Duplolas

    Duplolas So Sad

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    What I would like to suggest in this thread is very simple.

    Add a tool for the builder to cut down trees. I don't mean like the saw or anything like that, I mean an actual axe tool that the builder uses in his tree cutting animations.

    Currently he only has two tools. His pickaxe and his hammer. The pickaxe is currently displayed when cutting down trees, mining, and breaking blocks. His hammer is used in the placement of blocks.

    I think adding a little axe for the builder to use when he is cutting down trees just makes sense. I really feel it is kind of dumb that he is cutting down trees and breaking up wood logs with a pickaxe.

    Thoughts?
     
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  2. Fucu

    Fucu Ballista Bolt Thrower

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    Makes sense, but does it matter?
     
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  3. Duplolas

    Duplolas So Sad

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    Well it mattered enough that they added a pickaxe for the builder to use. In classic it was simply a hammer. So why not add one for each element of the game?
     
  4. Fucu

    Fucu Ballista Bolt Thrower

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    Fair enough.

    Small details can go a long way sometimes. Though I normally wouldn't support something that would just make the game "prettier," it would make a lovely animation to cut away those finer accessories on the beautiful sculpture that is KAG.

    Cheers.
     
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  5. Crabmaster

    Crabmaster Bison Rider
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    No matter how pointless it is I am always for more polished details and aesthetics, so it sounds good to me.
     
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  6. RougeCupcake

    RougeCupcake Shopkeep Stealer

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    I like the idea, as people above said, although it may not be a big change, it is a small detail that people may notice.
     
  7. Spec7

    Spec7 Tree Planter

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    Whenever a Builder cuts a tree, a detection should be able to register an Axe animation for hitting trees. Builder is indeed a constitutional class, I don't see why not.

    Sprite & Visual
    AxeSprites.png
    AxeSwing.gif

    Note: Axe swing animation, 4 frames. Intended to look hitting sideways.
     
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  8. Duplolas

    Duplolas So Sad

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    That looks pretty cool. A lot better than the pickaxe too.
     
  9. steve_jobs

    steve_jobs Horde Gibber

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    tbh, I don't like it. His front foot should not move forward with his body on the third frame, and the axe looks like a machete shaped like a watermelon '~' I think it needs work.
     
  10. JaniKutscher

    JaniKutscher Builder Fan Donator

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    Nice add it.
     
  11. Monsteri

    Monsteri Slower Than Light Tester

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    Ergh. Anyone bothered to look at official sprites yet? There's an axe cutting animation there.
     
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  12. bring back the hammeraxe from classic
     
  13. They acctually look pretty good. They are probably going to add it
     
  14. Duplolas

    Duplolas So Sad

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    Didn't hear anything about them doing that. I would wait for them to make a post in this thread I guess.
     
  15. Sponncx

    Sponncx Builder Stabber

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    Why not? Its definitely not bad, more of a minor improvement, no reason to argue against it.
     
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  16. If you look onto the game picture on steam there is a builder with an axe :wink:
     
  17. Chaosed0

    Chaosed0 Catapult Fodder

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    I think this matters more than just for visual appeal. When I first started playing, I swung my pickaxe at the ground. "Oh," I thought, "this is a pickaxe. It can dig." I tried left click, and I didn't know what it was, but it sure looked like an axe. It took me forever to figure out how to cut down trees; in fact, I think I only figured it out by accident. Visual details go a long way in teaching people intuitively what things do.
     
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  18. Duplolas

    Duplolas So Sad

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    Very good reasoning. I only thought it matered asteticly, but what you say is even more important.
     
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