Great feedback, Lucern! :DLucern wrote:Regarding Bee People: This should be quite cool Lubricus. I had some vague thoughts about a counterpoint to the Klackons, and I find it interesting that you went virtually the opposite direction. Cool -this means I can still do it lol. I imagined the Klackons to be the more sentient of the two, and the two would despise each other because the Klackons were a slave race that escaped the draw of hive-thinking. I'm also considering an avian race to cover the flying thing, but they're a bit down the list, and only if I make a 3rd plane. Too many flyers in one area...yikes.
By the way, I was sure that good old Latin from the scientific classification of bees would help us. I was wrong. Apoidea? Hymenoptera? I mean, Hy Men would be funny, but...wrong lol.
Looks like a well-developed concept and description that make mine look a bit fluffy. Wait, mine ARE a bit fluffy. Balance is for later :D Oh, and I had a good laugh at the gnolls raiding them for honey. Furry punks.
I wanted my bees to be a bit more civilised than the Klackons, but still have a hard time accepting other races. They'll still be hive-oriented, just somewhat milder by nature than their ant-like cousins. I still haven't managed to think of a good name for them, however, and now I'm beginning to get used to thinking about them as just "Beemen"... Well, they won't be in the game for a long time anyway.
I don't know where the idea of the Gnoll raids came from, but it fits well, I think. I see the Gnolls as a race which prefers not to do any work on their own unless they have to, so raiding the comparatively defenseless bees would make sense.
When it comes to the Klackons, I think the bees should see them as simple-minded cousins. Their societies would be ordered somewhat similarly, making it easier for them to accept each other, but the mindsets would be quite different. As for the other races, the bees would prefer to be associated with peaceful and nature-oriented ones, like Halflings, Elves and Nomads. I guess they would be quite happy to live alongside the Gnomes, by the way, even though they would have a hard time understanding their magic.
The graphics will certainly be my undoing. :( I spent two and a half hours creating an overland image of my Beeman spearmen, and I'm still not happy with the results. The only success I have had is with the War Wasp - I ripped off an image of a Beedrill (from Pokemon, of all things), and fiddled with it until I got a pretty good overland picture. But creating all of the animation images, as well as the overland stuff... I don't think I'll manage it.