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I've been working on Helios for quite some time now and I've finally gotten down to the action combat part.

Posted by jorisshh on Aug 9th, 2012

I've been working on Helios for quite some time now and I've finally gotten down to the action combat part. The system uses collision detection to define hits, combined with hit boxes on the monster, damage gets calculated. Swords have a refraction trail behind them that is generated at runtime.
When a monster is hit on the head 30% extra damage will be dealt. Also weapons can be enchanted to gain extra attributes such as knock back strength, fire strength, ice etc.

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ninjaman999 Aug 9 2012 says:

VERY cool indeed :3

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CJ_COIMBRA Aug 10 2012 says:

The description reminds me of Ultima Online... which is a very good thing.

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RoboTyphoon Aug 10 2012 says:

So, headshots will be ideal? I like the way this is going!

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WeThePuppets Aug 10 2012 says:

Those screenshots are looking sexy. That's quite a bit of depth-of-field blur though. Not a bad thing per se, but it stands out.

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jorisshh Aug 10 2012 replied:

I just added some DOF and Bokeh to spice up the picture, but don't worry it's adjustable ingame.

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emptyDnik Aug 10 2012 says:

i like this too :)

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Buttergoose Aug 10 2012 says:

Looks exciting, good luck!

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Kiurimaru Aug 11 2012 says:


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Drake3323 Aug 11 2012 says:

Seems legit, I think it will survive.

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