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power themes?

Is there a list of what kind of power themes we will have at launch? (Electric, Energy, Fire, etc.) Sorry if this has been asked before, but I did a search and didn't find anything.

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I think it is odd that Dr.

I think it is odd that Dr. Tyche stated in another thread that electric, fire and ice were themes. We were told in October of last year that they won't be using aesthetic themes any longer.

I refer to this post:

Tannim222 wrote:
Huckleberry wrote:

And by the way, let's not forget the key word: "Theme." Way back in 2013, Tannim222 stated that there will be base FX for each power and if your aesthetic theme has an option for that power, then you will also get to choose FX appropriate to your aesthetic theme. I don't know if that has changed since 2013, but it still seems like it fits what they have told us so far.

That was originally, since then things have changed. Aesthetics are not limited to theme any longer.

So... I guess things are a little less clear than we thought.


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i think a complete update

i think a complete update with screenshots on "DIY : creating your power" could be a nice news :)
like

1. log in :p
2. choose your power sets
3. choose your theme colour ?
etc
etc

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Huckleberry wrote:
Huckleberry wrote:

I think it is odd that Dr. Tyche stated in another thread that electric, fire and ice were themes. We were told in October of last year that they won't be using aesthetic themes any longer.

I refer to this post:

Tannim222 wrote:
Huckleberry wrote:

And by the way, let's not forget the key word: "Theme." Way back in 2013, Tannim222 stated that there will be base FX for each power and if your aesthetic theme has an option for that power, then you will also get to choose FX appropriate to your aesthetic theme. I don't know if that has changed since 2013, but it still seems like it fits what they have told us so far.

That was originally, since then things have changed. Aesthetics are not limited to theme any longer.

So... I guess things are a little less clear than we thought.

Re-reading the original and going from memory I interpret it as that power sets are no longer limited (or at least much less so) by their base mechanical thematics but that we're still going to have "base themes" like fire, electric, ice and so on when starting to design the aesthetics of our powers. The choices for each individual powers will still make sense for that power thou.

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blacke4dawn wrote:
blacke4dawn wrote:
Huckleberry wrote:

I think it is odd that Dr. Tyche stated in another thread that electric, fire and ice were themes. We were told in October of last year that they won't be using aesthetic themes any longer.

I refer to this post:

Tannim222 wrote:
Huckleberry wrote:

And by the way, let's not forget the key word: "Theme." Way back in 2013, Tannim222 stated that there will be base FX for each power and if your aesthetic theme has an option for that power, then you will also get to choose FX appropriate to your aesthetic theme. I don't know if that has changed since 2013, but it still seems like it fits what they have told us so far.

That was originally, since then things have changed. Aesthetics are not limited to theme any longer.

So... I guess things are a little less clear than we thought.

Re-reading the original and going from memory I interpret it as that power sets are no longer limited (or at least much less so) by their base mechanical thematics but that we're still going to have "base themes" like fire, electric, ice and so on when starting to design the aesthetics of our powers. The choices for each individual powers will still make sense for that power thou.

Yes, this is how I interpreted that as well. I was just curious if anyone has elaborated on the base themes themselves, as far as which kinds we can expect?

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I agree from a quick-build

I agree from a quick-build point of view, it would make sense if MWM pre-packaged some aesthetics themes into bundles. So you could select the ice theme or the fire theme at character creation and doing so would establish some default aesthetics. Then you could adjust each power individually from there if you so choosed.

That would make a lot of sense and would streamline the character creation process so you don't have to create every single power aesthetic from scratch.


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Mechanic themes are different

Mechanic themes are different than aesthetic themed.

Originally this was a bit different. Where there was a broadly named Theme which governed the mechanic and the range of possible aesthetics.

This changed when during early development it created issues with production pipelines and requring multiple libraries. Which, when looked at from a “in the furture” perspective would take a cumbersome production pipeline into a monstrosity for both production and maintenance.

Power design was then simplified in that mechanic theme was to be completely agnostic toward aesthetics. Obviosly some thins are impossible to avoid such as a range attack would beed an visual indication from range or an area attack indicating it hit multiple targets, etc... but how those all look...not governed by the set design.

Set design was explained a few updates back. For those that have been here for a while (or since the kickstarter updates), I know it can be confusing.

And yes, there character creation will have things set up to help payers quickly make a character as well as taking the rails off so you can tinker with many facets of your character’s appearance and power appearance.


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