[Theme] Pond

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Download link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/77ynmaw8erxu64z/Pond_v1.hwp?dl=1

SVG files: https://www.dropbox.com/s/z0d0pae0vcou1x4/pond%20svg.zip?dl=1

This is my latest theme I have drawn, I'm not happy with it, it looks ugly but I think it is at least acceptable for DLC so I wanted to share it with you.
Please give me some suggestions for making it better and I will see if I can adjust it.

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Thanks again! Smile

I don't think it's ugly, but it's also not the best theme. It's okayish. It's an interesting idea.

I think the frog needs a stronger contour, to be consistent with the other land objects.
I think the background music should be Compost. It makes more sense.
I think in this theme it would make more sense for the water to be semi-opaque. Note that 100% opacity is also a gameplay change, in that hogs drown instantly. I'm not sure if this is intended.
I think the background could use an improvement. There's only 1 background layer but it would look nicer if there would be 2 background layers (Sky and horizont). Maybe two layers of cattails, or maybe you can think of something else for the other background layer.

I also noticed the SVG files are just the outer contours. I'm not sure if that's really useful.

None of these are requirements for DLC inclusion, however. I think the theme is OK for DLC already. I'm just thinking out aloud. If you don't plan to do any changes, I can post it on DLC anyway.

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Thanks Wuzzy. I will try to fix those problems and upload a v2 here as soon as possible.
The SVG files are just the outline cause I use the live paint tool in adobe illustrator for colouring the outline and if I try to save the svg of the image after I paint it the whole thing get messed up, I m sure there is a way to bypass it but I dont know it yet.

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Does Adobe Illustrator not have an SVG export option? Shocking

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Yes but before paintinf the vectored image I use a tool that transform the vectors to shapes or something, idk the right terminology, and you cant edit those shapes so I preferred these outlines

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v2: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ftjwb4e2v4smvh5/Pond_v2.hwp?dl=1

Changelog:

gave frog stronger contour
decreased water opacity
added sky
increased horizont opacity
changed music to compost.ogg

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OMG are these earthworm girders? XD Cool idea lol

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Yeah, thank you XD

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Version 2 is a big improvement! The new background really makes a difference. Smile

By pure chance, the mapgen decided to place one of my hogs here:

A bit annoying, hehe. Is this intended? If not, maybe try to make it so that hogs can't spawn inside the frog. But this might be deliberate. At least it's possible to escape safely with a shotgun.

Finally I have just noticed the Compost music might not be the best pick. While the music is nice, the animal backgrounds are kinda wrong (donkey, dog, cat). I actually think the Golf music might be even better (duck sounds).

When I'm going to upload this theme to DLC, I can change the music myself.
Just tell me if you're going to do anything about the frog.

If yes, I'll wait for version 3. If not, I'm going to post it to DLC. I'll assume you are OK with the same license as for Antactic.

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Thanks Wuzzy, you can upload it in dlc right now changing the music only since the frog thing is intented, specifically for Soldiers placement in The Specialist gamemode. Yes you can use the same license of Antarctic theme. Smile

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Pond_v3 has been added to DLC!

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