Celestial Aesthetics

Discussion in 'Items' started by layman9, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. layman9

    layman9 Brain of Cthulhu

    I think the Celestial Event is the coolest in the game, by far. But I was a bit disappointed by the backgrounds. They are just... planets. No dramatic effects corresponding to the separate pillars or anything. So here is some suggestions for different backgrounds.

    SOLAR
    A giant burning sun flaring in the background, right in the center.

    VORTEX
    A massive sideways super-massive black hole, with huge suction effects. Anyone play Super Mario Galaxy 2? Remember the World 6 background? If not, look it up. Like that.

    STARDUST
    Dozens of comets and shooting stars falling diagonally.

    NEBULA
    A few huge galaxies at different angles.

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  2. They do, but they are very small. For example, solar has this haze/smoke(?), vortex has lightning in the background (Resembling that of the ones created from the vortexes that occasionally spawn), stardust has, well, stars, and the Nebula pillar has pillars of light coming from the ground. They may be small, but they aren't too distracting, but are rather pleasing in my opinion.

    Also, the "UMDs" also exist. I forget what they are called but they look like the little miniature pillars. Only the one to the farthest left (Or is it right?) is shown if more than one are active, and I'm not sure if it's worldwide.

    So basically, all of this is already in the game... so... yah (Unless I'm somehow imagining things, but I'm 99% sure of it) :p
     
  3. layman9

    layman9 Brain of Cthulhu

    I do not think your first comment is relevant.
    I literally have no idea what you are talking about... I would like to see proof, or I am assuming you are wrong. Not to be mean though :)
     
  4. Chloroplastic

    Chloroplastic Terrarian

    http://terraria.gamepedia.com/Monolith
     
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  5. Grand Paladin Tyrux

    Grand Paladin Tyrux Official Terrarian

    I like this idea, but I'd like them to be added alongside the existing planets (They exist on the big 1.3 wallpaper, and I already have lore for them :p). Also the UMD already exists, they're the Celestial Monoliths.
     
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  6. layman9

    layman9 Brain of Cthulhu

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  7. layman9

    layman9 Brain of Cthulhu

    No plse dont let this thread die ;_; can someone make me a banner or something I have 0 spriting skills.
     
  8. Grand Paladin Tyrux

    Grand Paladin Tyrux Official Terrarian

    I'd recommend going to one of the spriting threads and requesting a banner, or sprites of the background.
     
  9. kilozombie

    kilozombie Terrarian

    Solar already has giant meteors in the background.

    The Monoliths and associated backgrounds already have tons of stuff going on. No need for more-- as cool as it could be to have galaxies in the Nebula background. :p
     
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  10. layman9

    layman9 Brain of Cthulhu

    I said nothing about meteors in the Solar background. I humbly disagree- almost nothing is going on for what it could be.
     
  11. kilozombie

    kilozombie Terrarian

    Try making some Monoliths and looking at how much each pillar has. It's not crazy, but it works IMO.
     
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  12. layman9

    layman9 Brain of Cthulhu

    It doesnt suit the pillars IMO
     
  13. kilozombie

    kilozombie Terrarian

    Wow, you must've done that fast, to make all 4 monoliths in only 3 minutes.
     
  14. layman9

    layman9 Brain of Cthulhu

    I have seen then all a long time ago -_-
     
  15. kilozombie

    kilozombie Terrarian

    But you didn't notice the very huge, noticeable Solar tower meteors.
     
  16. layman9

    layman9 Brain of Cthulhu

    Those are not meteors, just small fireballs...
     
  17. TobyJ

    TobyJ Terrarian

    I can vouch for his first claim - All of them have fairly noticeable aesthetic features. I took four screenshots of a good sky view of all four active pillar backgrounds.

    I turned all of them to image links because spoilers break images, and they're fairly large full-size unspoiled.

    Vortex--
    http://puu.sh/jx3MG/641b5473f9.jpg

    Solar--
    http://puu.sh/jx3K9/b2da0993c7.jpg

    Nebula--
    http://puu.sh/jx3GT/97f4ca655f.jpg

    Stardust--
    http://puu.sh/jx3De/e66a3cc71d.jpg
     
  18. layman9

    layman9 Brain of Cthulhu

    I know, but I am pushing for more dramatic/fitting effects :)
     
  19. TobyJ

    TobyJ Terrarian

    I see. Well, I personally LOVE how they are now, but if re-logic can pull off an idea like this and make more extreme backgrounds look really cool, then I'm all for this idea.
     
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  20. XenoCat

    XenoCat Steampunker

    I like how they are now, though this sounds nice. I wouldn't mind signature effects for each pillar.
     
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