Daimera, I'd just like to say again, you're incredible. How are you so good?
16+ years of self teaching, mostly! A Bachelor of Science in Biology doesn't hurt, either.Daimera, I'd just like to say again, you're incredible. How are you so good?
I figured the Truffle's talk about being eaten stems from how the player can eat them as an early-game healing item that's better than regular mushrooms, and can brew them for potions. That makes perfect sense to me. Shroomite armor, however, doesn't.A bit off topic, but I always thought it was weird how Truffle has many quotes about how NPCs finding itself tasty, meaning creatures should be attracted to mushrooms.. but shroomite armor, made of the same mushrooms, seems to have the opposite effect. Also, it's the armor that turns you invisible, which you'd think spectre armor would do, as it's a ghost armor?
Anyway.. wow, that truffle pic is both amazing and a bit creepy! Almost looks like something you'd find in the crimson.. except blue.
16 years, and it was all self-taught. You are inspiring.16+ years of self teaching, mostly! A Bachelor of Science in Biology doesn't hurt, either.
I figured the Truffle's talk about being eaten stems from how the player can eat them as an early-game healing item that's better than regular mushrooms, and can brew them for potions. That makes perfect sense to me. Shroomite armor, however, doesn't.
Shroomite's stealth mechanic isn't even really that great a mechanic IMO, since outside of sniping, it really has a negligible benefit unless you have a PHENOMENAL tank (and I've seen my ranged friend grab aggro while in Shroomite with my melee friend in Turtle on FAR too many occasions). It would have made more sense for Shroomite to get some kind of health regen or lifesteal buff due to glowing mushrooms' healing properties (plus, I play Magic: The Gathering, and there are fungus-themed cards with regenerative/reactive buffing mechanics) than it would the Spectre, but I guess you hear more about healing CASTERS than healing gunslingers. I dunno.
If I had to come up with some kind of explanation, I'd say it's just an unusual effect of alloying the mushrooms with chlorophyte, as opposed to relating at all to the mushrooms by themselves. If all else fails, just wave your hands and say "Terrarian Space Magic!"
As for making Truffle somewhat Crimson-like... well, Crimson has a very strong parasitism theme to me, and in a way, so does fungal growth
*cough cordyceps wheeze contagion*. The aesthetic just kinda fits the way it falls together in my eyes.
I volunteer at the local zoo and work predominantly with reptiles, most of which are confiscations from the pet trade because 99% of all the cool pets are illegal here in Hawaii. I also intend to work with them when I move to the mainland, and possibly own some reptiles of my own.
I was getting WoW nostalgia when I drew it. In the immortal words of Blizzard which I TOTALLY didn't just make up right now off the top of my head, accuracy doesn't matter as long as it's visually interesting, amirite?she's also not supposed to do magic