Design Notes

Concept Art on the Horizon

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Yergen Here! I am neck deep in dungeon making (and having a blast doing it), but I thought I would give you a sneak peek of a possible future location that we are working on.  I'm not allowed to give any details right now on why or what this place is, but the concept art that Llussion is working on is really impressive. First off is a concept for a massive castle wall.

 MMO designs concept art AQ3D

The next image shows a town square like area.

houses town MMO concept art design AQ3D

These are beautiful concept sketches. It’s going to be a blast making them, and more importantly, running around in them!  Good job Llusion.

What Makes Thyton Awesome…

In coming up with these concepts Thyton, Llusion, and I sat around discussing the mechanics of a kingdom. Thyton takes the extreme tactical approach building an impenetrable fortress. A super fortress! He thinks through and problem solves all major attacks (air, sea, and land) options. He then designs, and places elements that will counter, or slow down the attack. The ideas are flawless!  He plans it out as if he were the king, protecting the people. That’s the approach he takes on everything. To him it has to be believable. It has to work. And that’s what will make this game amazing! Then of course I ask how a farmer will take his fruit from outside the impenetrable wall, to the town market, passing wall after wall, guard after guard, swerving back and forth in a maze of streets every day? “Hmm.”, he says. “Maybe I went a little too tactical…”.

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rysox
rysox: OMG cant wait for Beta its killing me
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Hoplon
Hoplon: Next step is to make a 3D model in Minecraft! :D And put it up for download.
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director123billy
director123billy: amazing! I think you should add a chaotic guard in there!
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deady bare
deady bare: OMG awesome art looks great I wish I could draw like that also can't wait fr testing please give us date of first test ill explode if i cant stat playing soon!!! u guys awesome :D
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Awyra
Awyra: I like kingdoms of any kind, so I know I'm going to love this! ^-^
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Kodix 101
Kodix 101: Wow, I think Thyton over thought htis one... You need to rethink the defenses... XD
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Denuvous
Denuvous: Everything I have seen on this game so far looks absolutely fantastic!!! I can't wait to start testing some of this stuff! Great work guys and gals at AE!
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Vaxos
Vaxos: The art is breath taking, really hope this comes out in the game, im sure it will look just as amazing or even better >:O.
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Zethin
Zethin: Good Concept Art pictures, guys! CanĀ“t wait to actually play in those areas, walk around and finding bugs! :D

Keep up the good work ;)
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dragonkillermaster1
dragonkillermaster1: those designs are PERFECT! but yergen is right if this is gonna happen you need to lower the tacticalness abit and just put simple but effective ways to protect the kingdom
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Ultimumlord
Ultimumlord: Can't wait i love all the story they create. thank you all so much for amazing story and game
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Rainbow Dash
Rainbow Dash: This is more than 20% cooler...This is epic! :D
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Air Head
Air Head: Looks cool! I kinda hope though that there won't be only one major city *coughcough*MechquestDragonfableAdventureQuestAQWbasicallyeverythingelse*coughcough*

Instead, having multiple large cities would be nice, such as in Skyrim.
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Gordo!
Gordo!: Wow this looks really awesome, appreciate the work guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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DrStrangelove
DrStrangelove: The trick is that you have too make outposts that are a tactical nightmare outside of where the crops are coming in from. Problem Solved
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Elfshadow
Elfshadow: DUDE!!! you need underground tunnels for all the poor sad farmers :)
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Sa7erAE
Sa7erAE: u making lots of great work i cant imaegin the game LoooL i cant w8
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Rayix
Rayix: The obvious solution is a catapult system ran by the guards. "papers in check? ok, place yourself and all your belongings inside the catapult and make sure not to stick your hands out during the flights. you might touch a floating mine that will explode upon the slightest impact."
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HimLo
HimLo: most awesome , do we get to invade and take over it looks like a way cool pad to hang in :)
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shadowarlord
shadowarlord: yergen can you create human race for male characters because we dont want to walk as that or right there -------------------------------------------->>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
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Ground Hog
Ground Hog: WOW!!!!!! this looks awesome!!! Thanks so much Thyton and Llusion and Yergen. All mods involved in making these designs and ideas becoming a reality are doin a freakin sick as jobs. You should always be proud of the work you guys produce!! BattleOn Mod-Fathers!!
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Guii
Guii: wow, that town look a lot like Lineage2 humans 1st town...

AH! another thing... there will be races (humans (of course), elves, gnomes, etc.) on AQ3D? or we'll be only humans?
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Lynx
Lynx: Concept art is looking really nice so far. Can't wait to see more!
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Lynx
Lynx: Concept art is looking really nice so far. Can't wait to see more!
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Maelstrom64
Maelstrom64: Great designs, Llusion! They look great! I can't wait to beta test!
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_negachin_
_negachin_: Lol Yergen I love your image xp
And Oh I love that castle sketch !!! :333
Keep on doing such an awesome job !!
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ghost5390
ghost5390: i think one is swordhaven and the other is battleon/battleon town

they look great


keep up the good work AE team(:
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Athysin
Athysin: Poor fruit guy XD
The concept art looks amazing, can't wait to run around the city :3
Tall castle is tall
Hope we don't fall off >.>
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|..Keaton..|
|..Keaton..|: Wow you guys are like going way overboard! Keep it up and let's see more sneak peeks. Can't wait to see more.

@ghost5390: I think it's swordhaven. Nothing against Battleon, but all it really has is a guardian tower and a small market. It is lacking a castle. Battleon town will be more outdoorsy and not so industrialized like a castle, I think.
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Ironloss
Ironloss: looks a bit like battleon in a way
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Sela
Sela: omgomgomg, I want to explore that fortess immediately. I am exploding , this is going to be fantastic.
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.Joerte
.Joerte: Oh my. Im drooling again.I thought i had lost that habit but theses concept sketches gave me it back.To me it looks like a compressed Adventure Quest Battleon or Dragonfables Amityvale.

Now I have to move my computer because my drooling is short-circuiting the keyboard again. Hey one of my fingers got electrocuted. I cant wait for it to release. Bye Im possibly going into hibernation till beta starts
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.Joerte
.Joerte: On second look it does not seem so much as Battleon and more like a Dragonfable or Adventure Quest Battleon. Either way I cant wait until they release more concept sketches.

LONG LIVE THE CONCEPT SKETCHES.
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dooooooom lord
dooooooom lord: can we PLEASE get some more 3d art. I don't even care if it's simply a ZBrush sculpture. The game is called aq3d but it seems that ninety percebt of the art is only 2d. Sorry if I sound nagging I'm just impatient/
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rob360
rob360: LOL nice profile pic Yergen :D
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DaneChieftain
DaneChieftain: WOW - it looks amazing =D
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chrysus
chrysus: Zomg I have an idea about the farmer! Make like big slides like in avatar or something completely random like a flying gorillaphint carrys them
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RubyCrystalRose
RubyCrystalRose: Maybe Thyton should be the king of the fottress, i mean it makes sense
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Dr AK
Dr AK: Can't wait to play the game. Keep up the good work! :D
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Maxandstewart
Maxandstewart: If theres Races in AQ3D can there be Moglin? I love Moglins! And would love to be one.
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Ipkcle
Ipkcle: aq3d is gonna be awsome!
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Ipkcle
Ipkcle: as for the farmer problem, there should be a mage's tower where the royal magicians have worked hard to create a complex series of teleportation platforms as a public transportation system, there would be hundreds spanning the city so that anyone can get anywhere instantly, but they wouldn't activate unless the user had a ticket of some sort, so that an invadeing army wouln't be able to teleport right into the center of the city, without fighting their way through the guards, in emergencys, any qualifyed and trusted royal mage could deactivate the whole system with a thought.
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flyguy1
flyguy1: the trick to making a kingdom livable for the people living there and impenetrable from invasion is a simple, yet highly defensible street layout. a lot of open spaces so the invader is easily surrounded and captured (and people don't like living in small spaces usually). perhaps the jail could be on the opposite side of the kingdom as the castle, so the invaders that are captured cant simply break out and go up the castle stairs to reach the king. make guard outposts in a grid pattern around the kingdom (most heavily nearest to the castle) for efficient mobilization of the guards.
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Grandma
Grandma: I really like these sketches :q
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Shadow Kain
Shadow Kain: something i would like to see is a shops map, make it easier to find where shops are. I hate when i find a cool game to play and can't find the shops.
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Master_Yi
Master_Yi: There should be an in-game joke for the farmer with cutscenes with the lost farmer walking around with his cart in the middle of a siege.
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chrysus
chrysus: it looks like a vampire or evil castle like scriptures im imaghing the pillars to be bones and thunderstorms argghhh soo pumped for the game!!
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