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Trolls (no not trolling :P) in PE


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  1. 1. With type of Trolls you like ? (multi)

  2. 2. With type of Trolls you don't like ? (multi)



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Hello

 

I started this thred becouse we had seen "Trolls" screenshot. Mayby not to much important but i personaly don't like that concept to much and here you have example.

 

Project Eternity Trolls:

 

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And here are my propositions ..

 

1. Neverwinter Nights 1 Trolls

 

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2. Neverwinter Nights 2 Trols

 

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3. Skyrim Trolls

 

Troll-Skyrim.jpg

 

5. BG/IWD trolls

 

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6. Gothic Trolls

 

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7. Warcraft Trolls

 

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With one of those you like the most ?

 

ps. I didn't add anime, jrpg troll concepts becouse (it whoud be nightmare !!!!!!!)

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*shrug*. I think the P:E trolls are pretty great. I've always like the very nature-y troll concept much more than the "this is basically a bigger orc-type-thing, usually with horns and/or tusks."

 

I'm not sure, but I think troll-type creatures are in oodles of cultures' legends and folklore, and they're usually more affiliated with nature. The ones from the Witcher 2 are really good examples, as well as the troll from the Snow White and the Huntsman film.

 

I realize that's a lot of subjectivity at play, but I personally think the "big greenskinned orc-like variants" idea is overdone by games, and I prefer the more nature-entity trolls.

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Poll ain't gonna change their look. They do not look like your archetypical trolls, despite being kinda close to the NWN1 version. They appear to have a creation myth unique to Eternity - to me they look to be a combo of human and wood with Engwythan Runes or something scribed onto them.

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I don't really feel that IE, Skyrim and Warcraft troll's trollish... And those in P:E are going to be quite IE games like.

 

In my head troll's are l5r like

Slidge.jpg

 

or homm3 like.

 

 

But I accept P:E troll's as being D&D like ;)

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Pretty hard to judge without a size reference and a decent view of the face.

 

One thing I hope is that there is some variation as per the images we saw of the Cean Gula.  Especially when looking at the head / antler arrangement, this could become a way of denoting age / size or breed (along with coloration).

 

It would be interesting to see the concept art.

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Eternity trolls look ok, I wonder how they bleed though.

 

What other trolls are nifty IMO? Almost all of them, each unique in their own way, but NWN and Gothic are terrible.

 

Warhammer troll (stone version) example:

 

StoneTroll.jpg

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I would like to see more variation in size and girth for project eternity trolls rather than just different colour loin-cloths etc. I can imagine PE trolls ambushing unwary parties as they look quite camouflaged.

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I'd be very happy to see something new.

 

camouflage trolls which blend in with the gnarly trees and vegetation of the habitat would be supercool.

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I like my trolls to be frightening because of what they (can) do, not because of how they look. These look like some smaller version of DA:O ogres and I didn't particularly like the look of those. All the horns and other head crenelations just look like someone was out to check the scary checkbox several times.

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I like my trolls to be frightening because of what they (can) do, not because of how they look. These look like some smaller version of DA:O ogres and I didn't particularly like the look of those. All the horns and other head crenelations just look like someone was out to check the scary checkbox several times.

 

Well, we don't know anything about what they can do yet.  My hope is for a fast ambush predator with a pounce, pin, and shred style of attacking.  And given the camouflage look they have, I'd be jumpy the whole time in forests.

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You know i've read a fair amount of old Norse eddas and sagas, yet an actual description of Trolls still eludes me. In fact in various literature some aspects seem to contradict each other, or migrate to other fantastic creature, and the essence of what a Troll is remains fluid. Fascinating subject.

 

But personally i've recently taken quite a shine to the distinctive Trolls of the second Witcher game, they were rather well designed I thought, despite being of the common bridge dwelling variety.

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