Battle cries!



  • Thought this topic was very much needed :)

    Here we can discuss and suggest what kind of taunts we want to hear when we press ‘C’, as well as what animations we would like. Personally, I don’t have any ideas for the taunts but I do for the animations (some of which are already set and finished)

    Anyways, for my favorite class, the Viking! When wielding the two-handed axe, what do you think about flailing it around in a kind of warm-up motion, which vikings did before battle (as well as to look intimidating.) At least that’s what I’ve seen people do with dane axes in reenactment. Here are two examples:

    At 3:00 in this video

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    And right at the start and throughout this video

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    When we come to the “shield + one-hander”-animation, I would personally prefer if we could still walk while bashing the shield, to get that intimidating advancing army feeling. But I know it won’t happen if only the viking gets that. It would just be cooler, all I’m saying :)

    Now, the Ninja!
    Since he’s a really silent fella, I don’t know if he really should make that much noise. I don’t know what plans you have for him, like if he’s constantly gonna speak in a low voice or something. Anyways, his battle cry could just be something like playing around doing tricks with his weapon, and without using the Samurais unique battle cry animation. I am thinking he can finish his stance in some kind of crouch, with the weapon at the ready for a stab while holding his left palm facing the enemy. You know, the typical ninja “ready to fight” pose. Should he be quiet while doing this? Should he utter something? Scream? I think he should just utter one word at the most.



  • BLAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRG



  • @lemonater47:

    BLAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRG

    Obviously they are gonna make the viking a raiding, pillaging, raping stereotpe so of course his vocabulary will be limited to BLAAAAAAAAARG!



  • My idea for the Ninja’s charging battlecry was for him to go “Shhhh!” :P



  • @SlyGoat:

    My idea for the Ninja’s charging battlecry was for him to go “Shhhh!” :P

    That’s beautiful. Can he lean forward and put a finger to lips? Also for the duration of the taunt could he reverse the grip on his sword?



  • @Footbeard:

    @SlyGoat:

    My idea for the Ninja’s charging battlecry was for him to go “Shhhh!” :P

    That’s beautiful. Can he lean forward and put a finger to lips? Also for the duration of the taunt could he reverse the grip on his sword?

    Putting a finger to his lips and going “shhh” would make an awesome taunt!
    But I kinda feel like a charging battlecry should be an actually battlecry regardless of how ninja the class is.

    Maybe something like…
    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hiya
    ^Definition # 2


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