Alena Rybik wrote:Thanks for the feedback on the bobcat everyone, although it's a shame that some of you felt the need to express themselves in a mocking and not-so-respectful way. We highly respect your experience, knowledge and feedback and we would like to ask for the same respect back. This is the only way we can continue developing this game in the harmonious relationship and active communication between the community and dev team, that we've worked on establishing for so long.
As for the bobcat renders I shared in the status update; as I wrote, those are early work in progress and what you see is not what you'll get. In addition, they were rendered in the tool called Maya, as we primarily wanted to share with you the animations. This tool is not the best at showing fur, and the final result in Maya is not only different from what you would see in another software, it's sometimes very different from what you'll see in game. It was my bad showing them to you without clarifying this, in the future we will wait until we have an animal in game before sharing anything visual.BucksNBuffalo wrote:Problem being, the fur on the neck and chest is already wrong as it is, simply because...well...bobcats do not have that thick hair on the throat and stomach. Lynx do, not bobcats. I hope EW is doing their research on Bobcats and not mixing them up with Lynx. So even before testing begins, that hair needs removed. Testing an animal that is already wrong is pretty irrelevant. Some Bobcat pics for you. You will see that it does not have that thick fur on the throat or stomach.
No, we never do any proper research on animals before making them. And we definitely can not differentiate between Lynx and Bobcat, it's way too subtle a difference that we feel is unnecessary to be reflected in the most realistic hunting game ever created
Sorry for all of the confusion.....
We all know you guys do the best that you can do to create a good experience in the final works.
And please don't stop showing us previews of work in progress because it is those times that remind us of all the creating that is being done which is very satisfying and rewarding looking at it. And my opinion only reflects to the best of my knowledge about wildlife and nature and is answered with in only partial information that is posted to us.
Never meaning to detract from your artists abilities,.. especially for the most realistic hunting game ever created , which we enjoy so much playing when the bugs aren't being overly excessive and annoying. Even still, we remain loyal and are here to get through the tougher times until everything gets ironed out and everything works like a well greased wheel once again.
Sometimes I can be the worst critic in my remarks but it is usually the way I see things,.. and I think it is time to tell you how good of a job you guys are really doing.
Thanks for giving me a hunting game I can play when I'm not out there really doing it and keep up the good work.
Have a good 1....................GAS
P.S. Now about this cat thing......are they going to get bigger?...................