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Pictures of the Commonlands

evilastroevilastro EdinburghMember Posts: 4,270

Some environmental art linked by a dev:

http://imgur.com/a/idMSU#Qtpqq0a

 

Looks nice, although I kinda miss the EQ2 desert / sahara style for the Commonlands.

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  • AeliousAelious OregonMember Posts: 3,074 Uncommon
    ?!? That doesn't look like art....
  • Trudge34Trudge34 Stevens Point, WIMember Posts: 392 Uncommon

    Yeah, looks like a screen shot of the land. Looks similar (although about 13 years newer) to the original grass section of the commonlands. Mountains on one side and the grass on the other. Can't quite tell if there's a strip of desert near the mountain.

    Looks awesome though!

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  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryMember Posts: 10,460 Epic
    That made my night.  It would be cool if there were some wide open grasslands, but if they have an area like the Desert of Ro then I'll be happy.  It's one of my favorite EQ2 zones.
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  • ozmonoozmono Not tellingMember Posts: 1,211 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Aelious
    ?!? That doesn't look like art....

    "beauty resides in the eyes of the beholder"

    Personally I don't think it's great but it's certainly not bad and given that it looks more like a screenshot than a blatant attempt to inspire awe than I can cut it some slack.

  • AeliousAelious OregonMember Posts: 3,074 Uncommon
    Yeah they had those conceptuals with the huge rocks for Ro, should look great. Those have to be SS because it looks very similar to PS2.

    Thanks Evilastro!!
  • IadienIadien Charleston, WVMember Posts: 638 Common
    Which dev posted this? Those look like PS2 screenshots to me.
  • TerranahTerranah Stockton, CAMember Posts: 3,574 Uncommon

    Looks good.  Of course it's not a finished product, so maybe it will even be better.  But frankly, that is good enough and hardly cartoonish.

     

    I'm looking forward to getting more peeks here and there as they are released.

  • MargulisMargulis Glendale, AZMember Posts: 1,614
    Well that pretty much confirms it's stylized graphics, but definitely looks WAY better than wow / wildstar type stylized.  Looks like a decent mix.  Hey if it takes dealing with somewhat stylized graphics to have a seamless world without chunk loading (Vanguard) I can deal.  Also gives me hope after seeing the god awful concept art released a couple days ago
  • Trudge34Trudge34 Stevens Point, WIMember Posts: 392 Uncommon
    After all the stylized v realistic threads that were popping up I'm really happy with the looks if this is a real screenshot of the commonlands. I don't mind some gaudy armor as much as I hate the cartoony colors of WoW and WildStar and similar games.

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  • AeliousAelious OregonMember Posts: 3,074 Uncommon
    It also should quell fears of EQN being too cartoony of that's the color palette and shading that they are using.
  • TerranahTerranah Stockton, CAMember Posts: 3,574 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Margulis
    Well that pretty much confirms it's stylized graphics, but definitely looks WAY better than wow / wildstar type stylized.  Looks like a decent mix.  Hey if it takes dealing with somewhat stylized graphics to have a seamless world without chunk loading (Vanguard) I can deal.  Also gives me hope after seeing the god awful concept art released a couple days ago

    Exactly.  It is not realistic per se, that would be a hardware killer unless you want to chop the world up into little pieces like SWTOR. 

     

     

  • DinshuDinshu Nanaimo, BCMember Posts: 4
    Makes sense that it looks so much like planetside 2 since at many times Smed has said they'd be using the same engine. Just hope it doesnt have the same terrible optimization.
  • ReallyNow10ReallyNow10 Pile It High Town, LAMember Posts: 2,196 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Aelious
    It also should quell fears of EQN being too cartoony of that's the color palette and shading that they are using.

    I will say, cartoony or not, I prefer rich vibrant hues rather than drab and flat.  WOW still looks good 9 years later.

  • evilastroevilastro EdinburghMember Posts: 4,270
    Originally posted by Iadien
    Which dev posted this? Those look like PS2 screenshots to me.

    Hmm it was one of the devs on Twitter earlier today (I have an account just to stalk / follow their tweets) but I cant find it now to link.

    Edit: Also it has a 2013 copywrite stamp, I think PS2 would have had 2012 based on the year it was launched.  

  • IadienIadien Charleston, WVMember Posts: 638 Common
    Originally posted by evilastro
    Originally posted by Iadien
    Which dev posted this? Those look like PS2 screenshots to me.

    Hmm it was one of the devs on Twitter earlier today (I have an account just to stalk / follow their tweets) but I cant find it now to link.

    Gotta screenshot that stuff! They're not supposed to be sharing anything in-game. They look exactly like PS2 though.

  • Trudge34Trudge34 Stevens Point, WIMember Posts: 392 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Iadien
    Originally posted by evilastro
    Originally posted by Iadien
    Which dev posted this? Those look like PS2 screenshots to me.

    Hmm it was one of the devs on Twitter earlier today (I have an account just to stalk / follow their tweets) but I cant find it now to link.

    Gotta screenshot that stuff! They're not supposed to be sharing anything in-game. They look exactly like PS2 though.

    They should look similar. It's using the same engine. :P

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  • William12William12 Saint paul, MNMember Posts: 680
    Of course it looks like PS2 people its the same game engine.  Forge Light was designed for EQN, but they used it on PS2 remember EQN was suppose to be out first.
  • IadienIadien Charleston, WVMember Posts: 638 Common
    Anyway, I'm fairly certain these are from Amerish. EQN won't look exactly like PS2, that would be silly.
  • ClassicEQClassicEQ alta loma, CAMember Posts: 145

    I hope these are EQN screenshots. But as of now I'm assuming this is Planet Side 2.

     

    We need proof :)

  • ClassicEQClassicEQ alta loma, CAMember Posts: 145

    I'm searching all the Dev twitters. Can't find any links. Did a reverse image search and nothing came up (which is a good sign).

  • ice-vortexice-vortex Member Posts: 953 Uncommon
    Those are Planetside 2 screenshots. If these were linked to by a dev, he would have posted the link.
  • ice-vortexice-vortex Member Posts: 953 Uncommon
    Originally posted by William12
    Of course it looks like PS2 people its the same game engine.  Forge Light was designed for EQN, but they used it on PS2 remember EQN was suppose to be out first.

    A game engine does not determine the graphical style of a game.

  • ClassicEQClassicEQ alta loma, CAMember Posts: 145
    Originally posted by ice-vortex
    Those are Planetside 2 screenshots. If these were linked to by a dev, he would have posted the link.

     

    Yeah definitely Planetside 2 or Amerish. We're being trolled.

  • ReallyNow10ReallyNow10 Pile It High Town, LAMember Posts: 2,196 Uncommon
    I find the artwork acceptable... and a bit drab (flat).  Reminds me of EQ2 a bit.  Maybe I got too used to the high gloss/rich color hued games of recent years, although I do look forward to EQ Next.
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