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24 June 2012 @ 08:33 am
Owen, Cope and glass budgie again  
It's raining and I recently got up. I actually felt pretty good when I woke up and was sitting in bed. I wanted to get up. But now I'm feeling sleepy and phased again. Almost like I could go back to bed which I hate doing once I'm up. It's probably this crappy weather. Ugh, I feel so groggy and tired now.

Well I did stay up late last night watching Chris play Dragon's Dogma. I am now enjoying the game. Don't get me wrong the game still sucks, but now at least I have something interesting to look at. In the game you control the main character so you get to create them and a pawn which is basically your follower. The pawns get uploaded to the server and you can use other people's pawn's in your game as hired help. They aren't permanent like your main one. It's random who appears unless someone on your friend's list made some then you can get those for free. I wanted Chris to play with hired help either of Cope or Owen. He left the decision to me. I finally chose Owen because he needed a healer and a mage. That means I had to make Cope the main character and Owen the pawn so we could transfer him to Chris's main account. But that means he had to play on this account to get Owen leveled up and get him better things than what he starts the game with. So I got to enjoy seeing Cope in the cinemas and Owen walking around saying cocky jerk things.

Jonathan Cope in Dragon's Dogma 1

Here's Cope from the front in the creation engine. It's interesting how he the characters look better once they're in the game. I gave Cope wrinkles because he actually has a bit of age showing on him, but in this game he still looks too young. Had I added the next stage of wrinkles he would have looked too bad.



Jonathan Cope in Dragon's Dogma 2

There are six voice types to chose from but one thing I don't like about this game is your main character doesn't talk so what's the point other than to hear him grunt and scream when he gets hurt? I hate when you control a character that doesn't talk because they seem like a stupid mute that shouldn't be a hero. But I lovet that you can control the height. Cope's height in centimeters is nearly spot on for his 5'6" real height. I had to convert the feet to centimeters and then you try to pick the increment that's closest to that number. I think mine's only like .2 off. Excellent!

Owen Marsh front Dragon's Dogma

And here's Owen. Not bad. He also looks way better in the game than here. About the moniker. It's a protection thing the game has in case you give your guy a name that's a bad word. When he's uploaded the moniker will take over. I couldn't believe that under the O's Owen wasn't another choice. So I went with Joel since as far as male names go I really like that one too. But it's irrelavant since it won't be used anyway. Oh and you can choose from 6 voices. This one for Owen is nearly perfect. When he speaks it's high pitched and cocky like I imagine his voice. For those of you that don't know how Owen sounds I have a soundbite from a techno song that is perfect for him. Let me know and I'll upload it to share.

Owen Marsh in Dragon's Dogma 1

With an angery expression he looks much more natural and like himself.

Owen Marsh in Dragon's Dogma

They had the right nose. His height is good too.

Owen and Cope in Dragon's Dogma

And here they are. You can't really tell here because they aren't as close as possible but Owen towers over Cope. Owen is 6'3". I've always wanted to see that. We invested all our time and money into making Owen more powerful and getting him the best clothes and weapons so that's why poor Cope looks like crap basically wearing rags. Hehe, we'll work on him next. But when we found this one town and a store that sold that white robe I was thrilled. And I chose the blue shirt underneath so he's very close to his real look. This game sucks and doesn't measure up to skyrim but it's to it beat in two areas. One the creation engine and two it has a white robe.

Owen's white coat

A full view of Owen that didn't turn out too good for me but you ge the idea.

Owen's whitecoat side view

I even chose his stance and Owen does actually walk around with his chest out like that. He's unusally barrel chested for a skinny guy so that's accurate too.

Owen's white coat close 1

Nice close up. This is one of my faves. Love his eye color.

Owen's white coat close 2

Last one. So yeah now I'm enjoying the game as I have something nice to look at hehe. We got him to level 12 and Chris imported him into his main game now. On his second play through we'll do the same thing with Cope.

earthmother45 is making awesome progress on my budgie. I was really surprised when she told me she had finished cutting the pieces and sent me these pics.



Lovely lovely budgie so far!! I love her little color code on the drawing.



OMG it's Phage!! He's beautiful!



One of the pieces of glass. So yes I'm very excited. I hope I can go out in person soon to see it.
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Cheezey: Sunflowercheezey on June 24th, 2012 12:52 pm (UTC)
The glass for the budgie is really pretty. I'm sure it'll be really cool when it's done.

Those are good likenesses of your characters in the game.
Des: Purple Coneflowerthagirion on June 24th, 2012 03:10 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I can tell this will be beautiful once it's all finished up. I'm so thrilled.

Thanks. I wish I could mix the good parts of this and skyrim into one awesome game.
The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Second Life Silvolfsilvolf on June 24th, 2012 05:13 pm (UTC)
I recognised Cope and Owen instantly. I like that there are different voice types as well.
The budgie is coming along nicely!
Des: Cope Thumbs Upthagirion on June 24th, 2012 09:35 pm (UTC)
Good then they don't look too off if you recognized them right away. Yeah it's nice to be able to pick voices. Yes I'm thrilled with the progress on the budgie. Very pretty.
actipton80actipton80 on June 27th, 2012 09:20 pm (UTC)
Pretty budgie suncatcher. It's a lot prettier than the budgie suncatcher I have.
Des: Phage Grabbedthagirion on June 28th, 2012 01:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I love that she's making it from one of my drawings. Oh you have a budgie suncather? I'd like to see it anyway.
actipton80actipton80 on June 28th, 2012 05:12 pm (UTC)
I do have one, but I don't know where it is right now.
Desthagirion on June 29th, 2012 02:42 am (UTC)
Are you back from your trip now?
actipton80actipton80 on June 29th, 2012 12:46 pm (UTC)
yes. I got back on Wednesday evening.
Des: I'm BA-ACK!!thagirion on June 29th, 2012 02:57 pm (UTC)
Welcome back then.