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Fanstratics月报#25#2022-09

EvilP 更新于 2022-09-01 15:11

来源:https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter25,以下由HeavenK翻译。

  • ​Fanstratics Troop: Naga Blade Dancer.
  • 兵种介绍:娜迦剑舞者
  • If the Medusa is considered a femme fatale, who can turn a Troop into stone, the Naga Blade Dancer is a terrifying beauty who can dismember a Troop into several pieces... before they draw their final breath. Nagas are an offensive powerhouse, using a ballet of blades, to nullify the Retaliation ability of Enemy Troops. When engaged, Enemy Troops can only endure, and wait for their turn to strike. Inexperienced Troops, from a lesser tier, are naturally more vulnerable to the Blade Dancer’s dominating assault. When we started work on this Troop, one of the first things I mentioned to Justin was, “The Naga is something of a fan favorite. For her, I’d like to stay relatively close to home.” After all, I was also a fan of the Naga. Two rounds of thumbnails later, we adjusted the positioning of her tail, but kept how her arms were arranged. She is indeed a terrifying beauty. Looking forward to her eventual render. For those of you who want to see Justin actually create the drawing, you can always watch a VOD of his Twitch stream.
  • 如果把美杜莎看成是一个能将敌人变成石像的女妖,那么娜迦剑舞者就是能把敌人在咽气之前就肢解成碎块的可怖美人。娜迦是进攻型单位,其所施展的剑刃芭蕾可以无视敌人单位的反击能力。敌人单位遇到她们时,只能被动挨打,然后等待自己的回合才可以攻击。低等级的单位在娜迦剑舞者那支配性的攻击中自然更为脆弱。
  • I was wondering if you've heard of this board game in development based on HOMM3 (https://homm3boardgame.com/)? It seems to be a project that is (or has been?) funded using Kickstarter by a group in Poland. Do you have any involvement?
  • 你听说H3要出桌游了么?
  • I have heard of this board game, and its announcement was a surprise to me. I have zero involvement in the project, and will probably purchase a copy. I suspect it is worth it, just for the artwork of Iana Venge. Recently, when I purchased a vinyl copy of the HoMM3 OST, the artwork of Magdalena Katańska was a big reason. I’m something of a sucker for talented artists.
  • 我听说过,不过并没参与该项目。
  • Fanstratics Question: Will each faction have a main race like in Heroes 5? If so, what is the proportion of the main race in the lineup?
  • ​FST问题:阵营会有主要种族的对应么?就像H5那样。
  • While a Faction’s organization can appear to be racial in nature, in truth, each Faction is structured around a loose cultural or religious theme. For instance, while the majority of the Allegiant Troops are human, it is not a strictly human faction. It has the Archangel, along with a couple of other non-human Troops (to be named later). So, to directly answer your question, “No.” Each Faction does not have a ‘main race’, but some Factions may ‘appear’ to have a strong racial theme.
  • 不完全,但是阵营会有一定的文化或宗教主题。比如Allegiant的单位大多数是人类,但也有大天使和其他非人类单位。所以阵营不会有对应的主要种族,但是有些派系会看起来有较强的种族主题。
  • Fanstratics Question: I love angels, and your story about the archangel was quite fun. But I found myself secretly wishing for a female archangel by the story’s end. He wasn’t, and that’s fine (he still looks awesome!), but it got me thinking about HoMM3 and how the vast majority of units are male. I can only think of 3 off the top of my head that weren’t: The pixie/sprite, the medusa, and the rider of the Pegasus. So far the gallery for FST has been a lot closer to an even split. Can we expect that all the way to the end?
  • FST问题:关于大天使的性别,H3中男性部队占主导,女性部队只有少数;那么FST里又会怎样?​
  • When it comes to the sex of the various Troops in HoMM3, it is clearly male-centric, and I always found it interesting how different people would interpret the ‘non-male’ Troops. For example, consider the Necropolis. To me, it was relatively obvious the Walking Dead, Zombies, Vampires, Vampire Lords, Black Knights, and Dread Knights were male. As to the remaining Troops, it was really open to interpretation. I always considered the Wight and Wraith to be female, but several people on the team thought they were male. What about the Skeleton/Skeleton Warrior? Lich/Power Lich? Bone Dragon/Ghost Dragon? Regardless, when putting together the roster of Fanstratics’ factions, I am looking to ‘mix it up’, provided it makes logical sense within the reality of the FST world. A handful of Troops are unresolved, but the split is currently trending toward 40% Male, 30% Female, and 30% ‘Unknown’. Unknown constitutes those Troops where their sex is not obvious, such as the Gawker (aka Beholder). It’s a floating, spherical, monster with no obvious sex, and I’m going to keep it as such (I don’t want to be known as the guy who put a penis or a pair breasts on a Beholder). Other Troops falling into this category, would be the non-anthropomorphic types, such as the Bile Worm, the forthcoming Dragons, etc. As for why the Archangel is male, there were a couple of considerations. Since HoMM3, the Archangel has become iconic to the HoMM series, and because of this, extra attention must be paid to this Troop. For Fanstratics, I wanted to keep this Troop conceptually consistent with HoMM3. It’s ideologically permissible for me to ‘rip off’ HoMM3, as I designed it. However, I also wanted to distance Fanstratics from the other HoMM games. Why? Fanstratics is specifically a ‘spiritual successor’ to HoMM3. Also, it’s less permissible for me to ‘rip off’ the other HoMM games, as I didn’t design those. So, in the end, I chose to make the Archangel male as it maintains consistency with HoMM3, while distancing Fanstratics from the other HoMM games. While I like the idea of a female Archangel, in my mind, Ubisoft has claimed this territory. If I had made the Fanstratics Archangel female, I have no doubt I would have been accused of ‘ripping off’ HoMM5/6/7. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if Ubisoft, or the HoMM5 team, made their Archangel female to specifically distance themselves from HoMM3 and make HoMM their own. If I were in their shoes, I would have done the same thing.
  • 简单总结:首先,H3确实是男性兵种为主,但是到底哪些部队是男性,其实不同人有不同看法,比如骷髅兵、巫妖这些的性别;其次,FST里面,目前计划男性部队占40%,女性30%,还有30%是无性别或不确定;第三,FST里的大天使还会是男性,主要是为了与H3保持一致,毕竟FST是H3的精神续作,而且女性天使在Ubi的几作中已经有了。
wudevils 回复于 2022-09-21 14:52:
不过画稿里的天使形象不咋好看
塞勒斯 回复于 2022-09-04 19:16:
我倒是很想看有一条苣茛或者一对汝汸的眼魔……顺便哲人回答方式虽然貌似想避免被打拳的问题,甚至还提到跨性和非二元性别(性别未知)的设计,但还是犯了一些话术上的低级错误,比如人类第二特征器官=性别,为了还原HOMM3、避免被喷仿照HOMM6使用男性天使……


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