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Freedom Force & Aesthetic Decoupling

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Freedom Force & Aesthetic Decoupling

I think a big problem people are having with understanding "aesthetic decoupling" is that they don't have a frame of reference. I'm not sure how close this will be to what we get in CoT, but Freedom Force has a decoupled aesthetic system that I think can help.

https://youtu.be/p-xJoUs4MUU

As you can see in the video, the choice of Power Type, Damage (effect), Cost, Knockback or Stun, Distance, Velocity, etc. are on their own page. Think about this page as the baked-in powers and effects for the Power Sets the devs create. Two melee powersets might have similar powers, except one does Crushing Damage with a Knockback (Haymaker) and the other does Fire Damage with a Burn effect (Incinerate).

The effects are only one page though, and the aesthetic portion of the power is on the separate page. Here, you can choose the animation your character plays when you fire off this power, as well as the visual effect the happens all the way from start to impact. Here, you could choose to have the fire attack emanate from your character's head, hand, chest, or shoulder. The fire effect itself could be green, blue, red, or even not fire at all! Maybe your "fire" powers are secretly celestial powers, in which case you might find a golden glow effect instead.

Hopefully this video example helps you all understand how aesthetic decoupling might work in City of Titans. I would love for devs to comment on your system might be similar or different.

City of Heroes:
Altruist, lvl 50 Invul/SS Tank
Ellodie, lvl 50 WP/Fire Tank
Omega Centauri, lvl 50 SS/Invul Brute
Project Carnivore, lvl 50 Claws/Regen Scrapper
Guardian, lvl 50 PB
Marc Century, lvl 50 Invul/EM Tank

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And with aesthetic decoupling

And with aesthetic decoupling, we could even get a powerset like this! ...should the developers ever actually make it.

Potential Titans:
Trap Spider - the little spider rides a big robot
Thunderbird Priest - conduit of the Thunderbird spirit
Lovebot - programmed to love man, gives tough love to mankind
Schwarzchild - singularity-manipulating time traveller is lost

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Huckleberry wrote:
Huckleberry wrote:

And with aesthetic decoupling, we could even get a powerset like this! ...should the developers ever actually make it.

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Very interesting video,

Very interesting video, Alltrueist.

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Captain Planet's power of heart has a whole new meaning...


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Ladies can pack a lot of

Ladies can pack a lot of power into a butt-bump. I guess guys would have to use a chest-bump?

Imagine, if two players with the same powers were to work together! They might take on the world with 'projective-love' powers.

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There is more than one

There is more than one precedent, too!

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Jokes aside, I am so freaking excited about messing with another aesthetic decoupling system. Freedom Force's was incredible at the time, I spent so much time making heroes on that...

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Dark Ether wrote:
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Very interesting video, Alltrueist.

More interesting is that there are three whole minutes of that video.

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Well, how else could they

Well, how else could they review the animation for accuracy? The looping helped QA get a proper count of the number of femurs ejected. It was obviously a key part of the design specs.

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my body is ready

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Huckleberry wrote:
Huckleberry wrote:

And with aesthetic decoupling, we could even get a powerset like this! ...should the developers ever actually make it.

I think you discovered the powersets for Princess Kenny!

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...Princess Kenny is cute..

...Princess Kenny is cute...Princess Kenny kill...princess kenny is a cute princess....good lord, those lyrics.

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