It looks like it is once again time for you to vote for your favorite new “stretch” environment! This time around, the focus is on less complicated art sets, but we are not restricting this solely to undergrounds, as was originally proposed. You will notice that several options from the first poll have returned, along with two new entries.
If you do not see your favorite from the first poll, or even if your favorite does not win this round, don’t worry. These are all environments we are excited about and chances are good that you will see them in expansion content.
The poll will run for two weeks, ending on 02/04/13. Note that these new art sets will not be included in the alpha and will instead be completed for beta or final release. In the event that the top two choices are within 10% of each other, we will conduct a third run-off poll between them to determine a winner.
Here are the descriptions of the options for the second poll:
Like a normal forest but more eviler! Lots of creepy dead trees, dim lighting and swirling mists. I imagine it would make a nice home for thorned horrors and were-creatures.
Scorched earth, trenches and haunting remnants of epic battle. Craters steaming with the remnants of potent alchemical weapons. Twisted metal and charred bodies scattered about broken engines of war.
Sewer system underground set for creating a twisted network of dank, dark sewers underneath towns and cities that lead off into forgot areas where various types of unsavory humans or foul creatures have taken refuge.
An underground to attach to our above-ground graveyards. Walls hollowed out to house the bones of the dead, family mausoleum chambers, mass burial pits and rooms with elaborate shrines made out of bones. No doubt you’d stumble upon evidence of necromantic rituals or even covens of necromancers enjoying a resurgence now that the empire has been destroyed and there are no authorities to keep them in check.
The shattered remains of a once mighty fortress. This former bastion of humanity is now a breeding ground for vile creatures and monstrosities, but the remnants of the old empire may prove too tempting to ignore for battle-hardened adventurers.
Once used by farmers to prepare their livestock for the market, now a horrible image of the depravity of humans reduced to despicable acts by fear and desperation.