#289 – “Going Overboard”

You know, Water effects is one of those things that’s still difficult for actual professional 3D artists, and I’m just a novice hobbyist. Yeah.. it could be better. Ahem.

The journey through Auberdine is something that I’ve planned and re-planned quite a few times – there’s a careful balance to strike between risking confrontations and letting the protagonists actually put a few thoughts into avoiding attention. It gets more complicated when there’s only a limited set of backdrops available that everything has to somehow be worked around, for better or worse. The last iteration actually only solidified this friday, so we’ll have to see if I can actually stick to that or I’ll have to alter it again to work around the backdrop problem.


19 Responses to “#289 – “Going Overboard””

  1. 1 JSStryker
    October 30, 2011 at 15:53

    Nhani you read my mind while I was thinking of ways that Hani could avoid the Sentinels to get ashore! :)

  2. 2 Cobs
    October 30, 2011 at 16:05

    Lovin’ the last panel and the life it is expressing in its own right. Also love the obvious solution that Hani digs up. <3

  3. 3 BLRP
    October 30, 2011 at 17:33

    Wet shirt Hani, yes please.

  4. 5 LolDrood
    October 30, 2011 at 19:46

    It’s not even white leather. : /

    Also, yay, one last wind-swept Te’len pic :D She looks so dramatic and determined!

    I like how Rei is part of the “This” package.

  5. 6 Liabelle
    October 30, 2011 at 20:05

    Well leather DOES tighten up when you soak it…

    Also, can’t you get an older version of the game, not update it at all, and use a map viewer from the older version to get the proper backdrops? or am I completely off the ball?

    • 7 Jim
      October 31, 2011 at 06:20

      While that might work with Warcraft III, etc. I’m pretty sure you can’t even log in to a new account unless you do the updates that will include the Cata changes.

      • October 31, 2011 at 09:01

        You could download the client illegally from any number of sites, and just pretend you had those shots all along.

        • 9 Liabelle
          November 4, 2011 at 05:09

          There are model viewers and map viewers that don’t need you to log into the servers to use. it *should* be possible to just install a second copy un-updated from vanilla, and use the old map viewers to get the shots you need.

  6. October 30, 2011 at 23:19

    I played around with Bryce *mumble* years ago. Yeah, water splashes are hard as heck to do. I just gave up and masked in a photo of one with Photoshop.

  7. 11 bleeters
    October 31, 2011 at 01:37

    Heh, yeah, that’s one way to travel. And faster than waiting for the boat to dock :3

    I hope Gubber Blump is watching where he tosses his fishing hook.

  8. 12 saila aka wester
    October 31, 2011 at 22:22

    Just remeber Hnani is probably forced by standard wordpress contract to keep an let say somewhat child friendly manner.
    //ps dont play vampire the masquerade – bloodlines.
    Hounted hotel at the middle of night.

  9. 13 Telaani
    November 1, 2011 at 12:09

    Ha, I like it how Rei is , as always, the only one who isn’t particularly impressed when something unexpected happens.

  10. 14 IS_Wolf
    November 1, 2011 at 18:59

    Might’ve already heard about it, but in case you haven’t.
    Mechwarrior online in 2012.
    See here: http://mwomercs.com/

  11. 16 gryffyn
    November 2, 2011 at 19:49

    Who ever waited till the boat docked at Auberdine. Even with your Epic mount it was faster to swim to shore. Also avoided any nasty suprises like an entire raid of horde waiting there to jump on the ship and in the process turn you into elf paste.

  12. November 4, 2011 at 03:09

    Ive been learning how to use gimp to make a wow comic…….now to figure out how to format my site with wordpress to make it look web comicy

  13. November 4, 2011 at 05:32

    I also like the comic by the way.*sees a sane worg* Errrrr……I need to go attack that now………

  14. 19 Isabella
    June 6, 2012 at 23:52

    OMG Hani I <33333333 you. Nice move! swimming like a sneaky… umm… NINJA!

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