Dev Blog 24th June - Fenerox

Discussion in 'Dev Blog' started by mollygos, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. Jareix Cryvix

    Jareix Cryvix The Waste of Time

    I still think the oscura are honestly the best candidate to fill out the missing niche in the races...
    Though, the penguins sort of already fill that out, but I see them more as pirates than mobsters...
     
  2. Kawa

    Kawa Tiy's Beard

    Did you mean "furry space raptors"?
     
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  3. DarthTrethon

    DarthTrethon Spaceman Spiff

    Now the Fenerox are a pretty big addition to make at the last second as the game is being polished for release.....a whole new alien race....I hope their lore is well written and not crammed in awkwardly in a rush. More interesting is that they have all the traits of the seven playable races.....are they the 8th? The missing slot in the portal doors? Answers please, at the very least tell us all about the grayed out slot and why it exists and why you actually had a race depicted on it on some older versions of the gateways.
     
  4. GenoMech

    GenoMech Cosmic Narwhal

    Hmmm?, well I had idea concept for a race called "Slicks" one could imagine n dark colors like one would think of in a black and white inkling cartoons. something sneaky, smooth, sly, and from that this is what I came up with

    Anthropomorphic oil-like liquid beings with a “Roaring 20s” Theme with a “Rags to Riches” progression from what could be described as a street bum to a celebrity/business tycoon with mafia/warlord-like undertones, often upgrading from dirty clothes to armored business suits using weapons that resemble tommy guns, brass knuckles, and baseball bats.The story behind them is they are lowly unknown race aiming to make their name big in the galaxy. They focus on wealth, power, and industry. They'd also have a "big city" aspect to them, often getting the nickname city-slickers. They have a reputation of being con-artists and crooks with a perpetual blank poker face, sometimes having a strong odor about them, that could be noted by other races. I thought of them as a counter to Novakid as They have a strong dislike of them for never seeing the big picture and being too carefree while the feeling is mutual as they seeing slicks as never going by for an honest days living without trying to pick a quick pixel off of someone. If they were to have been playable, i'd imagine their ship resembles an old dingy boat that at max level turns into a yacht crossed with a battleship. (rambling)

    A guy can dream (needs to get back into modding, that used to be a thing before x__x )
     
  5. Hawklaser

    Hawklaser Scruffy Nerf-Herder

    Yep, tons of things to keep in mind when designing something as complex as a race in order to make them stand out and appeal to a number of people..

    I would not necessarily say they are a big addition as of yet. Things like a simple NPC race and cosmetic items are often ways publishers keep artists on hand and busy during lulls when there isn't anything in particular that is needed from an artist. And interestingly enough, small things like this can really flesh out a game and add to the feel of the game. This is a space exploration game, why shouldn't there be all sorts of odd little minor NPC races?

    Agreed, they could use a few other races that are not based off of fuzzy animals to help diversify things. Those fuzzy animals are also some of the easiest ones to implement and have end up looking correct and believable though. As much as I may like to see some kind of amorphous rock dragon creature in a game, that is also one that is a lot harder to pull off and make seem believable. Just think about what it would take to have flowing rock that isn't molten be believable, let alone a living creature out of it.

    Either way, making something seem alien is not an easy task.
     
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  6. Ludovic

    Ludovic Giant Laser Beams

    The missing slot actually was filled in the original version of the gate. It was actually a single slit eye not unlike that of.... well, the Ruin itself.
    The "8th race" may have been nothing more and nothing else than a refference to the Ruin, which is why that spot ma have been defaced in the present day version.
     
  7. Mackinz

    Mackinz The Waste of Time

    Which sounds a LOT like the aforementioned Oscura.

    To demonstrate...

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    http://community.playstarbound.com/threads/meet-the-oscura.19343/
     
  8. Hawklaser

    Hawklaser Scruffy Nerf-Herder

    Of note, I just ran into a Fenerox with one of my Nightly build characters.... and it must be afraid of the ground or something as its house is on stilts.

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  9. Zerukoba

    Zerukoba Pangalactic Porcupine

    Those houses were always a thing though. Before though Avian mostly live in them. I'm guessing they are just being recycled. Given the sandstorms are so powerful that they literally create gallons of sand out of thin air the stilts are the closest thing to a foundation they can get. The sand will fill in the blanks.
     
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  10. Hawklaser

    Hawklaser Scruffy Nerf-Herder

    The houses might always have been a thing, but it does make for an interesting first impression of the Fenerox. What is to say they don't have an instinctual fear of being on the ground when unnecessary? Would be a fun little quirk to help develop them into something more than small NPC race over time.
     
  11. GenoMech

    GenoMech Cosmic Narwhal

    wow O.O, I literally just came up with this this morning, just like mind to paper, thats awesome!!!!! ^o^ like 95% how i envisioned it. Shame i'm already late to the table lol

    Edit: Actually..........I kind of feel bad now that it seems like i was claiming someone elses ideas although i've never seen theirs before ._.

    -shrugs- great creative minds think alike........and might be evident that its not such a bad idea *wink wink*
     
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  12. Iaeyan Elyuex

    Iaeyan Elyuex Cosmic Narwhal

    Oh my gosh. I want to hug the Feneroxes. Fenerox? Feneroxi? Feneroxeseseseseseses. Watch out, cute alien people. Serial hugger on the loose.
     
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  13. Sh4dowWalker96

    Sh4dowWalker96 Big Damn Hero

    To answer the people wondering about it being playable. too many to go through and quote: one of the people in the Starbound Discord server is already making a mod for it, they're working on the ship currently.
     
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  14. Tet the Zoologist

    Tet the Zoologist Space Penguin Leader

    So their playable? Well, I wouldn't mind playing as the race, or it being the secret eighth race (actually I wouldn't prefer them to be the eighth race, but they can be like the novakid and not be important to the lore), I am kinda worried about all the *gag* furry fan art that will definitely be made about these guys. I mean seriously, why is it that whenever there is a sweet, innocent thing that shows up on the internet, fedora wearing neck beards have to make it into a porn.
    #keepthefennroxclean
     
  15. UnCui

    UnCui Scruffy Nerf-Herder

    This is cool guys but, when will the game finnaly hit the 1.0 build? Some time ago, the community was announced the release is pretty close and all that remains to be done is fixing bugs and polishing the game.

    Don't get me wrong, its really awsome that there are new things added in the game, but there are only so many things you can add before the final release, the worst thing is, new stuff added in the game, can very well cause other problems, which in turn will require fixing, further delaying the final release.

    There's nothing wrong in relasing the final stable build, and then adding cool new content later as an update.
     
  16. Scival

    Scival Oxygen Tank

    Well just drawing them qualifies as furry fan art. Unless you're implying than all furry fan art is porn in which case wtf?
     
  17. Hawklaser

    Hawklaser Scruffy Nerf-Herder

    Well, because thats just how the internet and people are. It doesn't matter what it is, there is likely porn of it, and if not only a matter of time til its made. Nothing to do with Furries specifically, more so with human nature and all the strange odd ball things that turn various people on. Humans in general are just weird, crazy, and strange. Logic doesn't always apply to what some people do.
     
  18. Kaito-Chan

    Kaito-Chan Tentacle Wrangler

    Vehicles are in the Nightly build already, so here you are. Mech-Techs aren't a thing anymore, and I don't see anywhere where you can buy them, so I guess theyre going to be somewhere way lategame as I cant access solarium stage atm
     
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  19. GenoMech

    GenoMech Cosmic Narwhal

    Might even be used like the hoverbikes
     
  20. Scival

    Scival Oxygen Tank

    Well /spawnvehicle apexmech and humanmech still works... I don't think it's completely scrapped.
     
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