Sneak Peak at House Banners

TheWizardTheWizard Posts: 770 Wizard
edited August 2016 in Hunts
As I mentioned in the last Game Dev Update, we're digging into the House system, and part of that is designing the way they'll display their whereabouts. Here's a quick look at the designs we're working on, from superstar concept artist @Hardcake



As I also mentioned, anyone who can guess ALL 6 Houses and which banner is which before I reveal them in a subsequent post, gets a special Legendary item at launch. Hint: one of these is Revenge.

(RULES: You gotta post the correct guess in a PM to me. I have to acknowledge its correctness in a reply.)
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  • helpicantflyhelpicantfly Posts: 111 Adventurer
    These look cool green one looks kind of alchemy styled?
    The black one looks like a wererabbit knitting
    The blue one seems like a fortification style 
    Purple seems rogue like poison sneaky
    The gold one lead ruler guiding type
    The red one healing medicine?

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  • helpicantflyhelpicantfly Posts: 111 Adventurer
    I'm now thinking the black one is a raven so is wisdom?
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  • helpicantflyhelpicantfly Posts: 111 Adventurer
    Blue one arena champion so would that be gladiator or maybe war 
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  • helpicantflyhelpicantfly Posts: 111 Adventurer
    OK I feel more clues are needed
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  • helpicantflyhelpicantfly Posts: 111 Adventurer
    Gold flag honor glory righteousness
    Commanding 
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  • TheWizardTheWizard Posts: 770 Wizard
    Haha indeed you need more clues, @helpicantfly, and you shall have them. And yes, the image on the black one is a raven. Using the Revenge example, it is called House Revenge, and each is like that-- it is "House" and then a unifying (single word) concept that the House is dedicated to. In Revenge's case, they're after vengeance!
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  • helpicantflyhelpicantfly Posts: 111 Adventurer
    house socrates
    house 
     i don't know when do  we get a clues ?
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  • DarggieDarggie Posts: 125 Adventurer
    My guess has been sent!
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  • helpicantflyhelpicantfly Posts: 111 Adventurer
    @Darggie you guessed all six wow i'm still scratching my head and it hurts !!
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  • FinjinimoFinjinimo Posts: 232 Hero
    Where is the house that funk built?

    Also, how pedantic are you going to be about the words? If I say vengeance instead of revenge, am I wrong? Because House Vengeance sounds much more badass than House re-boring-venge-blahblahblah *fart noise*.

    I'ma send you a sexy msg with my guesses. I'll even try really hard to send you a fully legit attempt at your guessing game... *desire to make fun of whizz... hard to resist!*

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  • KjelfalconerKjelfalconer Posts: 99 Adventurer
    Oh, I sent my guess a few days ago. I didn't want to break helps tangenting.
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  • helpicantflyhelpicantfly Posts: 111 Adventurer
    @Kjelfalconer well done i don t really understand how you have worked out all 6 flags and what houses they represent but feel free to enlighten me :wink: 
    i m thinking house revenge is the purple flag but its just a guess .

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  • DarggieDarggie Posts: 125 Adventurer
    @Darggie you guessed all six wow i'm still scratching my head and it hurts !!
    I sent a guess in, but I don't know if they are right or not. 

    I'm confident about one or two... but the others were just shrewd hunches. Probably spent 45 minutes studying the banners and researching for my guesses.
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  • KjelfalconerKjelfalconer Posts: 99 Adventurer
    @helpicantfly ;

    Im actually leaning red for the revenge one. Grasping the serpents head is such a double edged blade that it fits conceptually in my mind. If the blade had been longer and not a dagger I'd have filed it under courage instead, but that clashes with the type of blade, along with the fact that the dagger is being thrust downwards, as opposed to being held aloft.

    @TheWizard Can I have my over-analysis trait yet?
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  • helpicantflyhelpicantfly Posts: 111 Adventurer
    house vigilant for the blue one
    and @Kjelfalconer my first guess for revenge was the red one but hers why i didnt post that 
    red is anger The symbol of the snake around the dagger however means "I live by fighting". 
    The dagger can be, and usually is a symbol of fighting or combat, and the snake of life, continuous cycle and the above. but it still could be 
    • A dagger with a snake twisted around - the oath of revenge - is a sign of planned assassination.In late 19th-Century Poland,  so who knows (I guess wiz does)
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  • FinjinimoFinjinimo Posts: 232 Hero
    I looked at the banners and thought "what would whizz do?"

    Whizz-fizz doesn't do fancy...

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  • whackapplewhackapple Posts: 14 Adventurer
    Wizzy is clearly a member of the first house. That's a gnarled staff, looks a bit like lightning, and has 'prepare to be smited' written all over it. The crown is just another reminder of who's in charge.
    Dig the banners.
  • whackapplewhackapple Posts: 14 Adventurer
    Ok, so I'm feeling pretty good about these... let me know how I'm doing  :*

    1. House Utilitarianism (aka House of the Old Wizard)
    2. House Chavism
    3. House Anarchism
    4. House Existential Nihilism
    5. House Consequentialism (aka House Revenge)
    6. House Surrealism
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  • FinjinimoFinjinimo Posts: 232 Hero
    edited November 2015
    Nice one, Whackapple. But I'm pretty confident in my guesses:

    1: House Crotchety
    2: House Axe-Face
    3: House Snake-Punch
    4: House Sneaky Sneaky, Shhhhhh....
    5: House Giant Eagle Aaaaaaarrrrrggghhhh
    6: House Buttus Gasius Ignitus

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  • TheWizardTheWizard Posts: 770 Wizard
    /enjoys all of this immensely. 

    You all are due some answers to your questions:

    @Finjinimo: I am anything but a pedantic wizard. Close counts. Also, we are considering changing a House to Giant Eagle Aaaaaaarrrrrgghhhh. Please note we'll be using one less "g."

    @helpicantfly: I am impressed by your post volume in this thread. And you shall have some hints in the next House update, coming soon. And you are correct about Revenge.

    @kjelfalconer: Excellent Trait suggestion and if it's in the game, you shall receive credit. Also, yes, you get the Over-Analysis Trait for the purpose of this here forum!

    @whackapple: Solid guesses. VERY solid. However, they're also very wrong (not as wrong as Finji, who included a fart noise in his speculation). But, given your excellent reasoning, we are considering changing one to Utilitarianism.

    @darggie:  HERE'S YOUR SECOND CLUE, PEOPLE: Our own Town Crier, Darggie, got one of the Houses that is NOT Revenge correct. Not tellin' which one...
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  • FinjinimoFinjinimo Posts: 232 Hero
    Oi @Darggie  wat r the codes
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  • whackapplewhackapple Posts: 14 Adventurer
    Not just wrong, very wrong? So like, the first one is just 'House Wizard'? As for the others, welp, all is darkness, depravity & despair.
  • helpicantflyhelpicantfly Posts: 111 Adventurer
    @TheWizard ;
    surly the banners should not be that hard to figure out ?if you want people to recognise them ?
    so i/we decided the gold staff and crown is the house your be in then .house olympus. 
    i dont see one that fits @SingmeAsong maybe hes homeless ?
     
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  • DarggieDarggie Posts: 125 Adventurer
    @TheWizard ;
    surly the banners should not be that hard to figure out ?if you want people to recognise them ?
    so i/we decided the gold staff and crown is the house your be in then .house olympus. 
    i dont see one that fits @SingmeAsong maybe hes homeless ?
     
    It's not that the banners themselves are exceptionally hard to decipher. It's the fact that they are each a little ambiguous, and even if you narrow each banner down to one exact meaning, there are multiple words that can mean that same thing. 

    Makes this a very trickly little game.
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  • TheWizardTheWizard Posts: 770 Wizard
    Indeed it does. But getting your guesses also is helping us think about the symbols on the House banners and whether they telegraph the right thing. I've actually been pleasantly surprised that many of you have gotten some correct-- some of you with multiples. 

    Interestingly, this thread now contains an easy pick of two. The rest will likely fall into place as we discuss what goes on in the Houses system a bit more...

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  • helpicantflyhelpicantfly Posts: 111 Adventurer
    @TheWizard  whens next update i thik i still waiting for clues :wink: 
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  • TheWizardTheWizard Posts: 770 Wizard
    You give me a good idea, help. I shall seed the clues in each Game Dev Update. I will release another one soon-- lots going on in the worlds of design and art. And good ol' @michaeldko (otherwise known as Mike D) is in the middle of making the game work for realsies (not just in a prototype)...
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  • BoomvangBoomvang Posts: 40 Adventurer
    @TheWizard ...- if you want to lolligag in it, well-- that's up to you..
    House Lolligag?
  • TheWizardTheWizard Posts: 770 Wizard
    haha yes, Boom-- House Lolligag, masters of, um, let's hang out for a bit and, um...

    Also, you reinvigorating this thread made me realize that i did not, in fact seed any hints in that Game Dev Update, so I owe you guys. How about this next one?
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  • TheWizardTheWizard Posts: 770 Wizard
    You know you missed a (ridiculously overt) clue if you're not following the "I Wish" thread...
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