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#1

Interrobang Pie
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Posted 20 June 2010 - 08:35 PM

Just an idea of a new mob which passed my mind.

A Lightning Lord would appear riding a small cloud. When the player gets close, the Lightning Lord tries to hover directly above them. Eventually he'll stop, the player will hear the sound of electricity charging and after a while a streak of lightning would come from the cloud straight down. The lightning bolt leaves a 1*1*1 crater behind - the space in this crater is on fire. Lightning bolts go straight through leaves, setting them on fire.

When a Lightning Lord is killed (preferably with arrows), it's cloud remains. A player may be able to jump into the cloud and ride it for a moment. Movement in a cloud is much faster than on land, but because the player is heavier than a Lightning Lord the cloud slowly goes down. When it touches the ground the cloud disappears. The player can also jump out of the cloud at will.

Lightning Lords will only appear up near mountain areas. Floating maps will be swarming with them.

C+C is nice.

EDIT: It's spoils would be a feather/gunpowder, as well as it's cloud.
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Posted 21 June 2010 - 02:39 PM

Man if you could get onto the cloud i would be happy.
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#3

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 02:43 PM

My idea says yes you can. 3rd paragraph.
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#4

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 03:36 PM

Not bad, I think this is my favorite air mob suggestion so far.

#5

Interrobang Pie
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Posted 22 June 2010 - 11:17 AM

Just had a new idea about Lightning Lords.

First his design, in pixelated glory:
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You probably can't tell, but I designed this guy like the default player, except in super pissed off mode. After all, if lots more mobs get added we're going to need some more humanoid ones.

Secondly, I thought he could be a dangerous daytime mob. Now before you moan, remember that this guy is only really going to attack you if you're high up, so unless you like building huge towers you're not going to see much of him. Besides, it'd be easier to see him during the day, which means you won't be randomly flinging arrows up in the air. Being a daytime mob he disappears during the night.
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#6

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 02:45 PM

OH YES.

This sounds perfectly hilarious.

I'd love to see this in the game, also because it would be a source of fire.

Also I think we should be able to harvest the cloud block to be able to make ANTI-GRAVITY MINECARTS.

This should be incredibly rare though, you'd be ridiculously overpowered if you are able to get on the cloud indefinitely.

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Interrobang Pie
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Posted 22 June 2010 - 02:48 PM

Interrobang Pie said:

Movement in a cloud is much faster than on land, but because the player is heavier than a Lightning Lord the cloud slowly goes down. When it touches the ground the cloud disappears.

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 02:50 PM

Well in that case I don't think it should disappear, just touch the ground.

Then you could pick it up, go to the top of a mountain, and glide down.

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 04:07 PM

You could attach a cannon to the cloud!
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Posted 22 June 2010 - 07:46 PM

nebb said:

You could attach a cannon to the cloud!
That's a horrible idea.

Also I don't usually play this card, but it's not even remotely realistic.

Clouds would be like balloons, yes? Imagine firing a cannon on a hot air balloon.

I think you'll understand why I'm against it.

Sometimes it's nice to take acceptable breaks from realism, but this is just physics, here.

It's the most basic thing.

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 08:05 PM

nebb said:

You could attach a cannon to the cloud!
AHHH.

Cannons are a good idea, yes, but NOT when you want them attached to bloody everything in the game. Get over it. Cannons, if any, will be land-based at very most.
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Posted 23 June 2010 - 05:25 AM

gather multiple clouds together to make them fall slower. If you put too many together, though, they'll float away without - or worse, with - you on them.

I like it but I don't like the idea of the cloud-rider being a humanoid...or at least not a normal sized one. Maybe a mini person? Or a bird that's like "carrying" the cloud?

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 05:44 AM

Or without visible legs.

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 04:10 PM

Fine, you could fire arrows from it. you could use it to board airships.
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Posted 23 June 2010 - 05:26 PM

Xion said:

I like it but I don't like the idea of the cloud-rider being a humanoid...or at least not a normal sized one. Maybe a mini person? Or a bird that's like "carrying" the cloud?

Hope OP doesn't mind me posting a pic of an additional design.
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Spore critter I made a while back (shameless self advertising), outlandish enough to lose the humanoid aspect of it, not sure how something like that would convey to blocks though.

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 05:31 PM

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Perhaps the shinto Thunder God?

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 05:34 PM

I always thought they would look like Steamlords from Metroid Prime 3. Can't get the picture up though. Just Google search.
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Posted 23 June 2010 - 05:38 PM

Sealystar said:

I always thought they would look like Steamlords from Metroid Prime 3. Can't get the picture up though. Just Google search.
Those things scared the shite out of me.

I think I might work on a design for a lightning lord, because on second thought, they could be mechanical, and they could also be a source of gears/gear molds.

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 05:40 PM

I like the way you think.
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#20

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 05:46 PM

Hey, not bad, some kinda tesla coil wielding mechanical menace.