If these totem pieces were added to the game, what would people see as an acceptable recipe?
They look like they could be made out of refined and decorative stones, and maybe some form of glue… but should they also require the harder to obtain creature parts, such as Hopper Cores, Roadrunner Feathers and Spitter Scales?
Should they also contains some form of metals or something else entirely?
I will agree that to build an entire house out of them would be too much but they would make great capitals for columns or to use as a fresco along a wall or the top of a door. If they use rare components just to make them rare then you limit the use of them.
I think they should not require hard to obtain creature drops. Everything in the game does not have to be rare or hard to come by. All that does is reward the players that can play 5+ hours a day and further demotivate the casual players.
Interesting question. I would think the stone would be part of the color determiner, but what about the ones that have more than a single color? Do you use one type of stone for the main color and another for the secondary color?
I think stone for determining colour, definitely. Like with other objects, the 2nd colour would likely be fixed. So example in the 2nd image, the Yellow, Purple and Teal would all be the primary determinable colours and the other greyish colour would be fixed.
If I remember correctly, there were problems with using multiple colours on meshes (not sure on the actual issue though), so they can only use one tintable colour.
How about using something like creature eyes to determine the statue type, as opposed to using trophies (as trophies are in fairly high demand for forging already).
While it would increase the scope of getting these statues into the game, it would be cool if the color were somehow linked to the creature color on the world you are hunting on. If the trophies were tinted to the creature color, it would let you collect rare-colored trophies if you find a world with a cool color.
Note that this would be cool, and not necessarily fun or good for the game. I’m on the fence on if I think these trophies should be color-rare like gleam or not - color rarity will drop a lot for everything but gleam when this next update eventually comes out.
If something like this were implemented, monster color selection for sovs would be really important, though.
Cuttles only drop trophies and float sacs though right?
I don’t forge, so I can’t really speak on scarcity, but this is a rare occasion where I’m in favor of rare drops in the recipe. We do need more low level blocks but I don’t think this has to be it. These look to me like status symbols, more so than something like oortian marble.
And I totally understand if you don’t want to muddy things up with speculation, but from what you know at this time does this seem like something that could be expanded into tiers like plain/stylish/deco? Because that could be where scarcity comes into play. Basic drops for stone; trophies for marble…
Also I’d like to add that if the color pattern works the same way as mosaic (like using white stone for that wildstock totem would give it a light grey trim while a light green has a darker green trim etc.) that would be a dream come true. I’ve been wanting to come up with a gargoylish design for my current build but some mostly-white versions of these would be