Em-8er Chief Chat: Thursday June 18, 2019

Ronyn

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Greetings Reapers,

In today's chief chat, Grummz asked for your feedback on the subscription model, an early sketch of the updated version of the light Omni-frame, and some art for the potential update to the character models. He also showed the special G-suit skin for the female pilots coming this month to subscribers!

VIDEO WILL BE LINKED HERE WHEN AVAILABLE

This forum thread is a great place to put your feedback for those subjects so Grummz and the devs can come here and take a look!

So give us your thoughts, we are listening.

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June Subscriber only G-Suit


Early Sketch for LIGHT OMNI FRAME


Early kit bash/ mock up for potential character style update
 

PIghead Elderberry

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I really like the contrast of the colors in the style update concept. - that is really nice style. Very stylish!

The frame pinchers remind me a bit too much of the little pinchers on the ends of the little legs of lobsters. They look like they would not be able to pick up things, although they sure could give a Tsi Hu's arse a big welt I am certain.

The first picture of the hotty is fine with me, as we want eye candy to compensate for all the time we'll be staring at the tentacle form Tsi Hu.

p.s. I missed the chat!
 
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EvilKitten

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Today is Tuesday, not Thursday...just saying, but as to the content, there was SOOOO MUCH YESSSSSSSSS!!!

The light omniframe is exactly what I had been originally hoping for, so ignore the squeeeee sounds inundating Oregon. Also the kit bash almost makes me want to play a raven haired human...

As a suggestion, could the July sub reward be the same gsuit but without the high heels?
 

zdoofop

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As a suggestion, could the July sub reward be the same gsuit but without the high heels?
seems like aste of a reward month to have the same outfit with different shoes. Also, he could make the male variant instead. Also also, I think if he did a weapon skin and then a geesuit, he should do something else for the 3rd month altogether.
 

EvilKitten

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seems like aste of a reward month to have the same outfit with different shoes. Also, he could make the male variant instead. Also also, I think if he did a weapon skin and then a geesuit, he should do something else for the 3rd month altogether.
Why would it be a waste...some people don't like high heels. Honestly, as I said in Discord earlier, I feel that having a few variants of the same outfit, one per month, is a perfectly fine reward. That would also give the team a bit more time to develop each fully unique item. I would also expect several variants of the male gsuit, several of the weapon skin and so on.

The sub is only 8 bucks a month... demanding a fully unique skin for 8 bucks every single month is IMO a bit much, and that isn't counting all the other stuff included in the sub.
 
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The frame pinchers remind me a bit too much of the little pinchers on the ends of the little legs of lobsters. They look like they would not be able to pick up things, although they sure could give a Tsi Hu's arse a big welt I am certain.

p.s. I missed the chat!
Those aren't pinchers, they're "brass knuckle" style weapons for the frame. The frame's hands are balled up into fists, but they have actual fingers.
 

Pandagnome

Kaiju Slayer
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The first picture is stunning i like the details especially the light up areas, shin guard, bracer and upper toros.

Not sure on the heel part but if it was more boot styled think it would look better imo however some might prefer the heel style so hope there are customization for the foot wear?

Below are the boot style especially in the samus image that she wears in blue
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Could see males wearing more of this style or the armored boot above!

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Stompy Cybergoth boots be good to have in the selection choice too!
Not sure on the spikes though hmm


Those aren't pinchers, they're "brass knuckle" style weapons for the frame. The frame's hands are balled up into fists, but they have actual fingers.
what if they could be both o.o !

The light omniframe image is nice too is she a brawler could also imagine her climbing up walls digging the claws against the surface going up!

The early kit bash/mock up image is also looking superb the collar gives her a high rank look, the pattern on her outfit matches it well and those orange parts on her upper arms compliment the style.
 

Thorp

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Early kit bash/ mock up for potential character style update
I approve of the quoted potential character style.

As other's mentioned, I too am not a fan of high heels on the mech...imo they just don't make functional sense and my mind can't look past them.

As for the light omni sketch it looks good except I'm curious about the human arms. The 4 arms makes it look insect-like. Not sure how to get around this issue since the Em8er mech designs want to have the mechs much larger than the pilot. Perhaps the Light Omniframes should be more like exo-suites? Unfortunately I doubt exo-suites will really work either since it would be even smaller in size and further dwarfed by kai-ju and other omni-frames...
 

Pandagnome

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I approve of the quoted potential character style.

As other's mentioned, I too am not a fan of high heels on the mech...imo they just don't make functional sense and my mind can't look past them.

As for the light omni sketch it looks good except I'm curious about the human arms. The 4 arms makes it look insect-like. Not sure how to get around this issue since the Em8er mech designs want to have the mechs much larger than the pilot. Perhaps the Light Omniframes should be more like exo-suites? Unfortunately I doubt exo-suites will really work either since it would be even smaller in size and further dwarfed by kai-ju and other omni-frames...

What if the arms were enclosed like this image below
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Also what if the pilot arms were covered by some energy
that appears when movement occurs e.g
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What if the pilot arms where fully enclosed resembling the other mech arms
i dont mind the insect look but like the option to hide the pilot arms too for that
traditional mech look
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leading to arms inside controlling them for that safe enclosed feel
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but what if the mech pilot was inside the mech head!!
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The light omniframe has a unique look could you imagine with the effects and even with a hard drive mode on with enclosed arms or switched off with a more transparent energy field and seeing the actual pilot too.

Guess if the options are available this could give choice to how the pilots would like to be seen.
 

Temp

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Jun 1, 2019
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June Subscriber only G-Suit
Looks great but don't forget to add self illuminating textures to the orange stripes otherwise it won't stick out in-game.

Early Sketch for LIGHT OMNI FRAME
The artist is very talented. I hope to see the power of this thing. Would love if it became a brawler type with fast animations that get slowed down before the blow. I think Warframe and Bayonetta use that technique.

Early kit bash/ mock up for potential character style update
My only advice is that you don't use basic textures straight out of the box but instead bake lighting on top of it to prevent the white materials sticking out like a sore thumb in-game. Same goes for the SSS on the female's head texture.
 
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Pandagnome

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Looks great but don't forget to add self illuminating textures to the orange stripes otherwise it won't stick out in-game.
Do you think those orange parts could be where the insignia's are on both sides of the upper arm as it glows. The pattern on the body does this indicate the health of the pilot and change colour?


The artist is very talented. I hope to see the power of this thing. Would love if it became a brawler type with fast animations that get slowed down before the blow. I think Warframe and Bayonetta use that technique.
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Greetings Reapers,

In today's chief chat, Grummz asked for your feedback on the subscription model, an early sketch of the updated version of the light Omni-frame, and some art for the potential update to the character models. He also showed the special G-suit skin for the female pilots coming this month to subscribers!

VIDEO WILL BE LINKED HERE WHEN AVAILABLE

This forum thread is a great place to put your feedback for those subjects so Grummz and the devs can come here and take a look!

So give us your thoughts, we are listening.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
June Subscriber only G-Suit


Early Sketch for LIGHT OMNI FRAME


Early kit bash/ mock up for potential character style update
WAIFU NO1 NO2 NO3
 
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Pandagnome

Kaiju Slayer
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This came to mind you see them in the floating city and suddenly you hear the music kick in and the announcer calling them up each time with the population cheering just like here


"You are the first contestants for WAIFU's & HUSBANDO is RIGHT!!!!!"

Then they all disappear and go in their mech

The objective is to protect your waifu or husbando each stage gets more difficult and the prizes go up
you can stop at any stage but if you start a stage and fail could lose all the previous items won before!

It sounds good to me what do i know shrugs o.o