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12/12/2012 7:31:25 AM
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destiny = Steampunk?

[url]http://www.bungie.net/News/content.aspx?type=topnews&cid=32235[/url] Soldiers with futuristic body suits [i]and[/i] capes? And that giant vehicle/gun thing? For some reason that whole picture has a steampunkish tint to it, and it's disturbing. Steampunk and other, not quite similar styles (futurism mixed with things that just don't quite fit), just turn me off.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Dostoyevsky [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] EvilTaffyapple I don't think the OP knows what Steam Punk is...[/quote]Read OP's posts before making stupid posts.[/quote] I did. You said those things were SteamPunk-esque, which they aren't. Hence my comment. Checkmate.
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  • It gives me a warhammer 40k vibe when I see that picture.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] JustAnotherName However, no one cares. I personally really like the capes.[/quote]"No one cares" is a rather subjective statement.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Forcewielder The issue is the realism. HUD-featuring helmets and accompanying bodysuits adorned with capes which fall to the ground is in fact unrealistic and impractical.[/quote] I think we get your point. However, no one cares. I personally really like the capes.
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  • Steampunk is more like Hellboy or Dishonored than Destiny. Destiny is possibly disaster-based future and not steampunk.
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  • The issue is the realism. HUD-featuring helmets and accompanying bodysuits adorned with capes which fall to the ground is in fact unrealistic and impractical.
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    [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Dostoyevsky [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Ancient_Peelo Does the machinery in the picture look like it works on steam? You're missing the word "steam" in steampunk.[/quote]It doesn't need to use steam to be considered steam punk. But never mind, I've realized it's the lack of realism that bothers me. I should have thought about the OT more before posting my thoughts.[/quote] I know, it's just that usually when something is considered steampunk, it at least looks like it uses steam in some form or has a sort of goldish bronze and clunky look to it.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Squiggy That concept art is far from screaming Steampunk.[/quote]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Dostoyevsky [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] BROWN HAWK [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Dostoyevsky It's difficult to role-play when there are obvious things that just don't make any sense at all. And a cape that goes to your heels on a future war fighter makes no sense at all.[/quote]Batman wears a cape.[/quote]I wasn't aware Bungie was making a superhero game.[/quote] Well, we do have pretty much no idea what kind of game it will be. Best not to jump to conclusions this early ( I don't think it will be a superhero game it's just that this post came off as though OP is on some kind of high horse and knows more about Destiny than we do).
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Ancient_Peelo Does the machinery in the picture look like it works on steam? You're missing the word "steam" in steampunk.[/quote]It doesn't need to use steam to be considered steam punk. But never mind, I've realized it's the lack of realism that bothers me. I should have thought about the OT more before posting my thoughts.
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    Does the machinery in the picture look like it works on steam? You're missing the word "steam" in steampunk. [Edited on 12.12.2012 1:24 AM PST]
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  • It reminds me of Killzone.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] BROWN HAWK [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Dostoyevsky It's difficult to role-play when there are obvious things that just don't make any sense at all. And a cape that goes to your heels on a future war fighter makes no sense at all.[/quote]Batman wears a cape.[/quote]I wasn't aware Bungie was making a superhero game.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Dont pass gass [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Dont pass gass [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Dostoyevsky [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Dont pass gass There are different factions in Destiny and I think the capes are one way of expressing their faction [/quote]That's quite a leap you took there. All a cape would do, other than show your allegiance (of which you could find ten other more efficient ways of doing), is obstruct moving in a firefight. Unrealistic.[/quote] Are you implying that Destiny is supposed to be realistic? [/quote] Also to further prove my point [url=http://oyster.ignimgs.com/wordpress/stg.ign.com/2012/11/32.jpg] here [/url]is another concept art picture with some one wearing a cloak to obviously represent a faction. [/quote]I wasn't arguing that you were wrong. I was arguing that that would be stupid. I love Star Wars but I also think the fact he's wearing a cape is stupid. Even so, his cape isn't long enough to impair movement, unlike the soldiers in the leaked Destiny picture.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Seggi31 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Dostoyevsky Did you look at the people in the picture wearing the capes?[/quote]LOL, so you assume that all futuristic body suits must keep people perfectly insulated?[/quote]No. But do you think a cape would keep someone even a fraction warmer than the suit would? The guy has a helmet with no visor. If he has a HUD I'm sure his body suit is capable of keeping him significantly more warm than a cape would. [Edited on 12.12.2012 1:24 AM PST]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Dostoyevsky It's difficult to role-play when there are obvious things that just don't make any sense at all. And a cape that goes to your heels on a future war fighter makes no sense at all.[/quote]Batman wears a cape.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Dont pass gass [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Dostoyevsky [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Dont pass gass There are different factions in Destiny and I think the capes are one way of expressing their faction [/quote]That's quite a leap you took there. All a cape would do, other than show your allegiance (of which you could find ten other more efficient ways of doing), is obstruct moving in a firefight. Unrealistic.[/quote] Are you implying that Destiny is supposed to be realistic? [/quote]Science fiction is obviously fictional. But one of the things that makes video games better is the sense of possibility. It's difficult to role-play when there are obvious things that just don't make any sense at all. And a cape that goes to your heels on a future war fighter makes no sense at all.
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  • Kinda looks like Killzone actually
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Bryanesie It looks like a nod more towards the Star Wars universe than anything. [/quote] That's what I thought also.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Dont pass gass [/quote] Also to further prove my point [url=http://oyster.ignimgs.com/wordpress/stg.ign.com/2012/11/32.jpg] here [/url]is another concept art picture with some one wearing a cloak to obviously represent a faction. [/quote] I swear that guy on the left looks like a Scout Trooper.
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  • It looks like a nod more towards the Star Wars universe than anything.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Dont pass gass [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Dostoyevsky [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Dont pass gass There are different factions in Destiny and I think the capes are one way of expressing their faction [/quote]That's quite a leap you took there. All a cape would do, other than show your allegiance (of which you could find ten other more efficient ways of doing), is obstruct moving in a firefight. Unrealistic.[/quote] Are you implying that Destiny is supposed to be realistic? [/quote] You know I like my games to have unrealistic aspects, after all it is a video game and not everything has to be practical or make sense.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Dont pass gass [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Dostoyevsky [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Dont pass gass There are different factions in Destiny and I think the capes are one way of expressing their faction [/quote]That's quite a leap you took there. All a cape would do, other than show your allegiance (of which you could find ten other more efficient ways of doing), is obstruct moving in a firefight. Unrealistic.[/quote] Are you implying that Destiny is supposed to be realistic? [/quote] Also to further prove my point [url=http://oyster.ignimgs.com/wordpress/stg.ign.com/2012/11/32.jpg] here [/url]is another concept art picture with some one wearing a cloak to obviously represent a faction.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Dostoyevsky Did you look at the people in the picture wearing the capes?[/quote] LOL, so you assume that all futuristic body suits must keep people perfectly insulated?
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Dostoyevsky [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Dont pass gass There are different factions in Destiny and I think the capes are one way of expressing their faction [/quote]That's quite a leap you took there. All a cape would do, other than show your allegiance (of which you could find ten other more efficient ways of doing), is obstruct moving in a firefight. Unrealistic.[/quote] Are you implying that Destiny is supposed to be realistic?
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Seggi31 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Dostoyevsky I'm sorry; I assumed futuristic body suits would keep you warmer than a cape.[/quote]>implying futuristic body suits exist and are affordable and practical in this universe[/quote]Did you look at the people in the picture wearing the capes?
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