I would really like to hear what everyone thinks about Nidalees visual upgrade.
Since we only got a basic preview, I posted some comparison pictures.
[Old Left / New Right]
(keep in mind that these are model viewer pics so they are buggy and do not necessarily represent final product that's going to be released)
I'll start by mentioning stuff I like and don't like. (taste is a very subjective thing, so I'd really like to hear other opinions as well)
-models are really detailed now and Riot has done excellent work
-every skin has some unique features (spear details for example)
-Bewitched now has bat particles instead of leaves <3
-Snow Bunny cat colors look much better than before
-no more triangle feet
-animations are great
- intensely dislike the new FACE model used in all skins, personally I feel that old face (even tho it's lower resolution) looks more seductive and predatory at the same time
-old Bewitching proportions seem better than the new one
-Bewitching boots seem badly modeled compared to old ones
-Pharaoh Nidalee now has huge clunky metal boots ?! :/
-Pharaoh face and hair looked better before (pics have white-pixel bug)
-Snow Bunny Nidalee is now red instead of our beloved hot-Pink! :/ (Why the change? give us back pink plz! And pink boots too.)
-Leopard Nidalee now has brown hair instead of fun fiery orange we had before (also truly unnecessary change)
-edit: also, how come Snow Bunny is white(caucasian) now? :S
In any case, I think this is a fantastic rework with only a few painful details that I feel need fixing before release.
My biggest problem is not the graphic upgrade, but some pretty drastic changes to skin colors or model features that we love. To the point where it's not just an innocent graphic "upgrade", but "reimagining" the essence of that skin.
Other than that, I like it.
What do you guys think? Likes/dislikes?
Got a Red response (in the official Nidalee feedback thread) Snow Bunny will be made more Pink as it was before. yay <3
You can post your feedback there as well.
Nidalee model is reverted to her old (original) version on PBE, while they continue tweaking and fixing "new" models.
Which is great.
Thanks for listening, Riot.
According to the new Nidalee Spotlight, not much was changed based on player feedback. :/
Let's hope these are models from an earlier build.
Otherwise it would be very disappointing that after tons of player feedback, screenshots and explanation - nothing was changed.
Well, the patch came thru'. Nothing has been changed based on PBE feedback or feedback in this thread.
Apparently, changes were made, just didn't make it into this patch.
Nidalee upgrade is turning into an emotional rollercoaster. xD
In any case, thanks for the red post and the explanation. Looking forward to the next patch.
I made the changes you asked for. I don't think they will be in this patch though.
Changes I made, Her face is unified and looks the same throughout all her skins. (Different make up and different eycolor though), I made the texture changes to snow bunny, lighter hair and more pink. The changes will need time to make it into the patch and to be propagated up. If I can hot fix and somehow get it pushed up sooner for you guys I will. Just be patient.
Quote:Thank you for finally communicating with us.
We had no way of knowing that any changes were made.
if you check the official PBE Nidalee thread there's 3 pages of "No changes? What happened?" posts.
In any case, thank you.
This made a lot of people happy.
Your original post was very well put together, and I really appreciate the model viewer shots.
I want to work with you.
You are unbelievably dedicated.
Give this man a raise, Riot.
That said, stop giving him ideas. If this keeps up he's going to want to get paid in RP instead of IP.