Mob The Tibeks

Discussion in 'NPCs and Creatures' started by BrenSage, Jun 6, 2013.


Does this seem legit for Starbound?

  1. Totally!

    6 vote(s)
  2. Looks alright

    6 vote(s)
  3. Err...

    5 vote(s)
  4. This is bad!

    1 vote(s)
  1. BrenSage

    BrenSage Pangalactic Porcupine

    Meet the Tibeks
    (pronounced "tee-bekk")​
    *I'm going to be editing this A LOT, you have been warned*​
    The Tibeks are a small, humble, non-playable creature, named so because of the squeaky sound they make.They are commonly found on many life sustaining planets, with lots of grass and trees. They are made out of dirt, and have a plant that grows out of them called a Liferoot. When the Liferoot is planted into the ground, the surrounding area becomes a Tibek, and it pulls itself out of the ground.
    Think of them as Ewoks :rofl:

    The Tibeks are almost completely made out of dirt, and pretty small, as you can see, with a small leaf protruding from the Liferoot seed implanted into its body. The dirt can be many different colors(Liferoot is green naturally, it will always be green,) because of different planets, and, without the Liferoot, it would be a normal lump of dirt. There are male and female, with slightly different parts from each other, but they are located in the same spot. The parents tear out both of their parts, and mold some dirt and clay along with the parts, and the parts will embrace and produce a seed, and it will grow a Tibek. The leaf does exactly what it does in real life, absorbs sunlight and send it through the roots down to a set of pods that change that into sugar to run the little plant guy. If there are two Tibeks, one normal sized, the other small, if you switched there roots (without ripping them of course,) The small one's seed in the larger body would be thinking, "Wow! I got so big!" and vice versa.
    Community & Behavior
    The Tibek's community is very simple, they stay in groups of 5 to 15, called tribes, and just walk around, really. If you decide to walk by a group of them, they all get freaked out and try to hide. If you hide yourself, you may be able to spy on them :). If one is killed by the player, they will all run away, but, a Tibek Golem rises from the ground! They would be relatively hard, and when you killed it, it would burst into Tibek guards, which would assault the player with rocks! If you happen to escape from them with a Liferoot, you could use it for food or potions(or whatever there will be in Starbound), or, create your own Tibek!
    Tibeks are incredibly simple creatures, and a very simple way of traveling too. they either walk, run, even some grab leaves and glide to places. they have figured out how to use leaves and rocks and dirt in lots of ways such as weapons, armor, and shelter. Some tribes have been given stuff, but they usually get all confused, and use it for a stupid purpose, like, a shirt, they would use it like a kite or something :p
    Here come the sprites!​
    TibekGolemv4.png TibekSpritesv3.png
    The regular Tibeks are 11 pixels high (leaf excluded,) Golem is 35, players are about 28 (hair excluded)
    That flag there shows the colors I used, and the flagpole is the average height of the player.

    If you have any questions or suggestions, ask below! For the guys who are not really liking these guys, I make them seem bigger in the thread than they actually are. You wont see them everywhere or anything like that :up:
    if you have any better names as well, stick em' down there!
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  2. BrenSage

    BrenSage Pangalactic Porcupine

    Ugh... this thread came out way uglier than I thought...
    By the way, this is my first post, so... yeah.
    I hope these guys get implemented someday!
  3. Dubology

    Dubology Big Damn Hero

    I like the idea :DD Its a nice simple mob for the game!
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  4. Jonesy

    Jonesy Sarif's Attack Kangaroo Forum Moderator

    "Err..." was a suitable first reaction, so I'll vote for it.

    Anyway, the idea seems ok. The community system might be interesting.
  5. Tea Mate

    Tea Mate Existential Complex

    Are they in any way related to florans?
  6. BrenSage

    BrenSage Pangalactic Porcupine

    Not really... You see, they have a different plant inside of them.
  7. BrenSage

    BrenSage Pangalactic Porcupine

    By the way, when I was really little, I used to clump together pieces of dirt, and shove a leaf on top. And then, I named it and suggested it for Starbound years later :)
  8. Mukin

    Mukin Scruffy Nerf-Herder

    a new kind of pokemon
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  9. Fishcake

    Fishcake Pangalactic Porcupine

    Dirt, the worst kind of Life.
  10. Tea Mate

    Tea Mate Existential Complex

    Odd. This reminds me of something. Could you be related?

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  11. Fishcake

    Fishcake Pangalactic Porcupine

    Oh §hifter.
  12. Willsea

    Willsea Void-Bound Voyager

    What about if when they become hostile they meld together into a golem type mob, capable of wanton destruction?
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  13. The Question

    The Question Ketchup Robot

    Well It Depends, Could I Eat A Liferoot Infront Of Another Living Tibek?
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  14. BrenSage

    BrenSage Pangalactic Porcupine

    They would probably run away and cower from you. Even the guards :rofl:
  15. BrenSage

    BrenSage Pangalactic Porcupine

    You mean, like this?
    TibekGolem.png Thanks for the suggestion, I can't believe I didn't think of dat!
  16. BrenSage

    BrenSage Pangalactic Porcupine

    Actually, more like this! If you pissed him off, you would be in deeper crap than the last one (the last one's color was off and it was smaller than the player)
    TibekGolem.png btw, that red line is the average human in Starbound :)
  17. Thou asked, and thou shalt receive JUDGMENT.

    Your post is thoroughly organized, so good job on that. The fatal flaw for a suggestion is an unorganized OP, and you've successfully avoided that. The idea is simple, as with their history. Although, it feels like its missing a certain "umph". They slightly remind me a bit of the Korok from Wind Waker actually. You can add more details later, but it checks out for now. What is the origin of their name exactly?

    Regarding the sprites, I assume you're aiming for the Starbound-style, yes? If so, there's some things you'll need to know. Take our Poptop friend here for example:
    Starbound sprites tend to have 3 different shades of a color, sometimes 4. The gray on the Poptop's head/limbs is limited to 3 different grays. The same thing applies to the cream color of the body. 3 different creams. If you also notice, the outline for the Poptop isn't limited to one color. It alternates between the two darker shades of the color used. Let's bring one of your sprites now for comparison:
    Your sprite is indeed following the 3-4 colors rule. However, the outline is just one dark brown. The second color for your outline, should you use it, will be where the highlights are coming from. In this case, above your sprite. The shading is also incorrect, as Starbound sprites rarely if at all use dithering as a shading technique. Its more or less a flat shading line.

    In more technical cases, you may want to add a little more detail to those sprouts sticking out from the golem's body. Maybe stretch them out more across its body while you're at it? Also:
    The first Tibek sprite's legs look kinda weird. At least, I think those are legs. Apply the same changes to these sprites as I've given for the golem. Add a little more detail and clear up the dithering.

    And that's that. Hope this managed to help you a bit. :)
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