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Contest Build: Nogo the Bow-Saint

Tags: #Character Build Archer  #Character Build Acrobat  #Character Build Bound Weapons  #Rank:Mythic  #Hall of Fame Build  #Race:Altmer  #Contest1 
  • July 12, 2013

    I was afraid this would happen :/. I have a pretty good eye-sight but even I have trouble reading some of the words, particularly the capital letters. I tried to find a more readable script font but I didn't like the look of any of them.

    There are still a few days left for submitting. Would you guys prefer it if I add the story to the build image? It'll be one loooooong jpeg, but total file size will be lower than it is now because white on black text compresses extremely well.

  • July 12, 2013

    That's not fair, Ben. This is not some random information page you found through Google. Presumably, when you click on a build's link, you expect to be shown something that will impress you, and that is what I tried to present: an entertaining visual and aural experience. Besides, you are free to lower or toggle the volume.

    I'm very sorry that you feel that way, but I'm not going to remove the sound as I feel it would hurt the experience. If that hurts my chances in the contest, so be it. The important thing for me is that others can get a kick out of my little creation.

  • July 12, 2013

    Well then I am sorry that you have a slow connection. All my other builds have simple text and small pics, but seeing as this is a contest, I wanted to do something special.

    As for the music, I personally chose it to fit the mood of Nogo's background story. I don't understand what you mean about the music fitting the movie: the showcase movie doesn't autoplay. The music is part of a youtube 'movie' that is nothing but a static pic; it was the easiest solution I found for music that I could embed here and allow one to switch it off.

    edit: are you perhaps not seeing the story image? That would explain things.

    edit2: I think I'm gonna go ahead and just move the story text to the actual build image so everything is in a single (and smaller) file.

  • July 12, 2013

    It is done. One single image, so hopefully no more legibility issues. Total file size is 2.15MB, down from 4.19MB. That's the best I can do.

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    July 12, 2013

    This is really thought out, and one of my favorite builds.

    Good job 

  • July 12, 2013

    Thank you Thorns. Makes it all worthwhile.

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    July 13, 2013

    This is really cool! Using movement and speed as a form of defence makes for exciting and immersive combat, having a low health pool to keep enemies challenging is an interesting take and using a half draw archery style is pretty clever.

    Does the stagger affect from the Power Shot perk still work from half drawn shots?

    The presentation here is first class and that worries me. Has Character Building started to go places I cannot follow?

    Definite +1

  • July 13, 2013

    Thank you Phil.

    I didn't take Power Shot, but yes, oddly enough it works with partial draws. As for the presentation, I think it would be overkill for non-contest builds, so I wouldn't worry :).

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    July 16, 2013

    When I heard the music start I thought you had posted a Halo build. I like this one though.