(Posted by Rune MFB)
Disclaimer: Anything I’m about to write concerning the two races and how they may or may not play may be(e) subject to change. Nothing was ever finalized. Rather, these are just from casual conversation I’ve had with Salty.
Of course the Imp would be one of the first redrawn! I’ve always thought of the Imp race in general as the mascot race of this game. Though, that may be because the mascot of the game is an Imp.
Anyways, so to my knowledge, the Imp will still play the same, more or less. No new changes or anything, gameplay wise. And perhaps that’s for the better, considering that the choices behind the monster races were to have a variety of gameplay. And the other three will definitely play differently from the Imp.
Now, on the art end, I do want to have the heroines’ original clothes shine through more even when they’re transformed into an imp. You see, while it is nice in the original that Sanya kept a swim-suit theme throughout all her transformations that had clothes, I wished that the other five also had their clothes a bit more represented. As such, it’s planned that for all transformations with clothing, all the heroines’ clothes, or at least the theme of their clothes, will be kept. It won’t just be Sanya.
It’s a bee girl! In all technicality, this race is new to House of Pandemonium. If you paid attention to my last post, I did add the part about the two new races being new to at least HoP. That being said, while the bee girl did exist in Chambers of Pandemonium, she will play differently here.
From what I gathered from Salty, she will not play like she did in Chambers. When you’re human, she’ll force-feed you honey after you’ve been knocked down to transform you. However, this isn’t quick transformation. It’ll be incremental, partial, kind of like the slime girl at the moment. Unlike the slime girl, eating this honey and having partial transformations will actually benefit your stats. Also, the bee girl is likely to leave honey around the mansion so it is up to you if you want that extra boost. Essentially, it’s a “power at a cost” sort of deal.
So, currently it’s finals week for me, a college student. And only a few days after my finals are done, I’m going on a two week vacation back to the Philippines. For the record, this is why the art will most likely not get done before the end of January. I won’t have any time to draw when I’m on my trip. However, lucky for me, my entire winter break is actually a month. So that other half of break will be spent working on this game. Well, a huge portion of it anyways.
And, luckily, next semester won’t be as harsh on me so I’ll have more time to work on this. I’m just as impatient about wanting some new monster races to play in the game. Heck, even new characters. So, it’s a good thing I’ll have more time next semester.
Oh, on another note, I want to say that someone brought up in my last post that Talia did not have her elf ears showing. In truth, I forgot about Talia having elf ears or her being an elf in general during the time when I was drawing her. I did add the elf ears in upon seeing that comment so for those of you who were wondering about it, don’t worry.
Anyways, I’d love to hear what you guys think on anything. Whether it’s a random, passing thought, an comment on something I could have done better or I should have added, or a whole spiel on how you would a future monster race to look, I’m all ears.
Until next time~