[SET IS BEING REWORKED]
Hello, my name is Asthur! I have worked on this set for a few months (trying to make it look as perfect as I am able to), but it seems I'll have to stop playing for a while and to put a stop to this project of mine, sadly.
At first I wanted to make this set a reality if I won the Custom Weapon raffle, but I have bad luck so I doubt I'll ever win hahahaha *cries*. Anyways, this was supposed to be a "personal" armor or a limited quantity one at least (I know, a bit selfish, sorry :C), but because of the small chance of that actually happening, I'd rather just post it here before it gets lost and I eventually forget about it. I based the set around King Arthur's theme, specially Lancelot (my favorite knight, his feats are a nice read).
The whole set is the armor (2 versions), a sword (with animations or if you are not able to animate it, then separate it into two different weapons, that would make me sad though), a cape* (which is the model of the sword "sheathed"), and the helmets to go with each armor. The armor includes two versions, a golden one and a dark one.
*Note: While I list the sword as a separate cape too, the armor itself includes the weapon sheathed (no need to buy it). Sorta like Dark Matter Knight also has swords included in the armor. However I do want the sword as a separate cape too, just to give other players the freedom to equip it on their favorite armors if they want to, without having to sacrifice the cape slot when actually wearing my armor.
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Knight of Vier (The armor for all)
Description: Standard armor issued to most members of the Knights of Vier, this one was worn by Asthur himself after obtaining the sword Dawnbringer. They were known as the elites of the elites among knights and fought bravely on the battlefield. Each of the knights swore fealty to the House of Vier, a House long-forgotten but that once had a great standing among the nobles of the Kingdom of Swordhaven. To this day the whereabouts of the House of Vier's members is unknown.
Royal Guard of Vier (The version I was planning for myself, rip me)
Description: Royal Guard armor issued to only the Elite of the Elite among the members of the Knights of Vier, this one was worn by Asthur himself after becoming one of the Royal Guards of the House of Vier. They were known as the elites of the elites among knights and fought bravely on the battlefield. Each of the knights swore fealty to the House of Vier, a House long-forgotten but that once had a great standing among the nobles of the Kingdom of Swordhaven. To this day the whereabouts of the House of Vier's members is unknown.
Description: One of the two legendary swords used by a Hero Knight whose name was once known across all the lands but now remains forgotten by time. He was unmatched on the battlefield, but one day every member of the House of Vier mysteriously disappeared, including the Hero Knight. Legend says the swords radiated with such holy power it could turn the night into day. Inscription on the sword reads: "Sayeth mine own nameth and alloweth the lighteth englut all" Which translates to "Say my name and allow the light to engulf all."
Animations: Okay, the sword consists of pulse-like animations. The light beams can be either click-toggled or fade-in fade-out, they should come from the handle towards the tip of the sword, think of a lightsaber animation. The light beams also have a permanent animation which is the same Ragnarok has on its blade (which is like a stroke pulsing out of it) and the light beams themselves should have an animation like OG Vindicator of They Blade or Ultima Thermos. Same thing for the energy pommel. If you look closely the sword has a big oval glow that goes from the handle all the way to the tip of the blade, the glow should be a bit "unstable" and the the yellowish part should transition from the handle towards the tip, leaving the white/light base color of the glow ever present on the blade. Other glows on the blade are just still gradients and need not be animated. The edges of the blade should be like OG Vindicator of They Blade, but less exaggerated. And that's a all. I'm no expert on animating, heck not even a novice so I don't know how hard it is to make it like that (I think it's very hard), so if it's really impossible or would lag the game too much even if toned down a bit, you can separate the sword into 2 versions, one with the light beams and the other without the light beams.
Separate Versions if Animation doesn't work or you can't include it: With Light Beams (I refer to it as "Still Version"), Without Light Beams ("Standard Version").
Notes: If you have extra time, make the non-animated (Without Light Beams) a dual-wield version. I'm a fan of dual-wielding, even though it doesn't work well in real life. Font used for inscription: Angled. I actually wanted to make the animation myself, but I couldn't do it in the end, sadly. This is is heavily inspired by Excalibur, hence the description and theme. My dream would be a dual version of the animated sword or it being added to Yulgar's Dual-Wield Merge, but I might be asking for too much there (I've been asking too much for a while now xd).
All versions Image
Issued Helm of Knights
Description: Standard helm worn by the most Elites of the Knights of Vier.
Issued Helm of Royal Guards
Description: Helm issued to the Royal Guards of Vier. Only a selected few of the Elites ever gets their hand on one.
Description: One of the two legendary twin swords used by a Hero Knight whose name was once known across all the lands but now remains forgotten by time. He was unmatched on the battlefield, but one day every member of the House of Vier mysteriously disappeared, including the Hero Knight. Legend says the swords radiated with such holy power it could turn the night into day. Inscription on the sword reads: "Sayeth mine own nameth and alloweth the lighteth englut all" Which translates to "Say my name and allow the light to engulf all." (Cape Version)
The set concept is finished, however I was planning to make it resemble more like AQW's art style. But due to personal reasons I no longer have time to work on it, at least not for a big while... So this is the best I could manage. I... don't know how to use Flash or Adobe Animate, so I had to make everything on Illustrator. If the images are not good quality or if you need the original files, I'm more than happy to send them. I added descriptions but feel free to change/use them as you see fit.
AQW username: Asthur
Thanks for hearing me out and I know I might be asking for a lot here, but that's just me being as detailed as I can to make the set work as I imagined and getting one of my swords/sets was always a dream of mine ever since I began playing AQW 8 years ago. I know I don't have a say on it, but I would like it if this set remains non-member (it's ok with it being an ac item, I would pay for it), that's just my personal wish. Now that I think about it, I kinda feel sorry for the one who will work on this if it gets accepted. I sincerely apologize!
< Message edited by Shasonic13 -- 9/30/2017 2:34:32 >