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Old 08-25-2010, 12:31 PM   #1
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I have noticed this especially true for dwarves and 2 handed weaopns (greatswords in particular are easy to spot).  I don't play many other small races so can't comment.

I love the way my dwarf looks with his greatsword drawn.  It's longer than he is tall, but when he sheathes it on  his back as soon as it jumps from his hands and appears on his back it suffers a massive size decrease.

Obviously more would have to be done to make this look right than putting the large scaled size weapon in place of the small one on the back because the sword would be stuck in the ground, but there's definately some room to improve.  When it's sheathed on his back it only goes down to his kneecaps, so it could definately be scaled a bit larger.  Also the sheathe position could be moved up a little bit and still look natural.

Wish I was a screenshot guy and could post em, but I never took the time to figure out that kinda stuff.  I can take em and find em on the PC, but never posted em on the net.  It's pretty obvious to see what I'm talkin about if it's worth taking time to fix anyway.

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Old 08-25-2010, 06:08 PM   #2
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TheSpin wrote:

I have noticed this especially true for dwarves and 2 handed weaopns (greatswords in particular are easy to spot).  I don't play many other small races so can't comment.

I love the way my dwarf looks with his greatsword drawn.  It's longer than he is tall, but when he sheathes it on  his back as soon as it jumps from his hands and appears on his back it suffers a massive size decrease.

Obviously more would have to be done to make this look right than putting the large scaled size weapon in place of the small one on the back because the sword would be stuck in the ground, but there's definately some room to improve.  When it's sheathed on his back it only goes down to his kneecaps, so it could definately be scaled a bit larger.  Also the sheathe position could be moved up a little bit and still look natural.

Wish I was a screenshot guy and could post em, but I never took the time to figure out that kinda stuff.  I can take em and find em on the PC, but never posted em on the net.  It's pretty obvious to see what I'm talkin about if it's worth taking time to fix anyway.

This used to happen with ogres too, but they recently fixed it so the weapon is just as big sheathed as it is unsheathed.

Here's an example of this.

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Old 08-26-2010, 08:48 AM   #3
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I am a dwarf and due to the the removal of weapon appearance restrictions I am optically wielding a two handed sword again.

Sheathed and unsheathed are still different (08/25/2010).

I think the sheathed is too small whereas the wielded one is a bit too big.

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Old 08-26-2010, 09:34 AM   #4
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ZerkerDwarf wrote:

I am a dwarf and due to the the removal of weapon appearance restrictions I am optically wielding a two handed sword again.

Sheathed and unsheathed are still different (08/25/2010).

I think the sheathed is too small whereas the wielded one is a bit too big.

Heh, You're writing as if you're necro posting, but I made the OP less than 24 hours from the time you responded.  I'm glad a few people responded, was thinkin this suggestion would just disappear after I made it.

I'd have to say the Scythe was a kinda poor example.  What would be ideal is a picture of of a 2 handed greatsword on the back, one of it fully drawn, and one pic of the greatsword as it is being sheathed again, just before it is downsized to fit on the back.

It's like a 20-40% difference in size.

 Oh yeah.. and there's No Such Thing as a sword that's too big.

http://www.thearma.org/essays/2HGS.html   has some more info about actual sword use and sizes etc.

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