Multitasking on the Move

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Multitasking on the Move

Post by loboLoco » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:09 pm


Video link: https://youtu.be/WEowyce7GUI

Here’s minor new feature that will help your wolf communicate. The technical term is “animation mixing” but you can think of it as multitasking for your wolf. At long last, you can wag your tail while on the move! Or show a dominant tail while trotting! Or a submissive tail while fleeing. Now you can grin, whine, or growl without stopping because all of those emotes will now keep playing even if you start moving — just like a real wolf can do!  New players probably won’t appreciate such a natural ability–of course my wolf can do more than one thing at time.  But players accustomed to the current, simpler system (only emoting while stationary) are going to love this additional freedom.  

As with every simple idea and, in this case, the fairly basic technical implementation, there are always complications. Some don’t appear until you’ve spent some time thinking and working on it [selects whining emote while testing]. We’ve worked through most of those now and we can’t wait to see the new ways players communicate!  

And we have one empty slot in the Tail emote panel, so we’re making a new tail wag animation: higher and more confident. If the WQ team had tails, that’s how we would be wagging today!
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Re: Multitasking on the Move

Post by Jeames » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:14 pm

This is so amazing! I love the new added feature!
And that running looks so smoooooooth!

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Post by YellowstoneWolves1 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:18 pm

Amazing! All of it is beautiful and amazing. I love how realistic the terrain is for one, very nice looking. I think my two favorites so far are the tail up while running and ears flat while running. I can see both either making a difference during wolf encounters or not making any difference at all. Will we be able to whine and have flattened ears while running?

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Re: Multitasking on the Move

Post by AmberZeWolf » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:21 pm

Yes! The little things are nice too, and I love this feature.

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Re: Multitasking on the Move

Post by MysteryFoxSpirt » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:22 pm

It's going to be very fun to wag my tail as I bolt off With the rest of my pack!

Keep it up my friends! Or should I say, packmates? :D

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Re: Multitasking on the Move

Post by LamarWolf » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:25 pm

Being able to use emotes while moving is a great improvement and greatly improves your ability to act like a wolf in the game. Keep up the great work.

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Re: Multitasking on the Move

Post by PearlyReborn » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:48 pm

Yes finally! Wolfquest looks so much more professional now, I have a feeling the userbase is going to grow even more.

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Post by DispersedHowl100 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:18 pm

Wow! WQ looks so GOOD!!! If it doesnt win game of the year (2019 or 2020) I will be surprised! It looks so real! GO WQ!!! :wolf: :wolf: :wolf:

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Re: Multitasking on the Move

Post by Phasoli » Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:30 pm

Wow! This is one of those instances where such a small etail can make such a big difference. It looks amazing already! Head-tracking, emotes on the move, more resting positions--it's all fantastic!

Now, is this to say that we can perform many of these same emotes--particularly howling--in multiple different sitting and laying positions as well?

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Re: Multitasking on the Move

Post by Black Burn » Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:33 pm

This is so amazing!! It adds so much more detail and dynamics to the game!! And the terrain and wolf are so beautiful! Keep up the amazing work WQ team!!

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Post by poncho0287 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:19 pm

Love the new emotes. :D

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Re: Multitasking on the Move

Post by Windstrider » Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:34 pm

I love how fluffy that wolf looks! And I especially like how the confident tail and back ears emotes look.

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Re: Multitasking on the Move

Post by TimberRaven » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:38 pm

Oooooooh! Amazing! Beautiful! The two animations, running and [put emote here], mix together seamlessly! Oh, I love it!
And I love how excited Dave sounds in the video :D it adds a joyous vibe to it all!

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Post by SolitaryHowl » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:53 pm

This is pretty cool. Even though you say it is a minor feature, it is something I have always wanted ever since emotes were introduced.

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Re: Multitasking on the Move

Post by Gillato » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:05 pm

Woah! No way!! i wanted to do this for ever!! and now i can finally bark and run,and i can't imagine all the stories me and my friend's could make! Thank you wolf quest team.. And Thank you Dave for making this video most of the fun" :wolf:

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