Second Illiteration wrote:The bottom left reminds me of the skin the current boss raptor has.
Yeah that is a pretty tight skin for that....
I think the tribe A should be in the town rather than tribe B.
Meh, agreed, though the retail does have both tribes there. I never did see the tribes fighting each other in the town.. And, I think it should be mostly Tribe A in the Plains, so your point is good.
I don't know what you think about any of these other ones for a new tribe B skin. We could always do some kind of poll.
Meh, I like polls sometimes but the last one didn't prove to be too useful. The middle-left raptor looks a bit like the alternate skin from that one concept render
, which would go with part of Tres: R's premise.. Tell you what. If you want to start a poll and come up with a number/letter system to represent each skin in a photo, go ahead. Might want to provide a few other options, too, as I know you've done more raptor skins than that (perhaps allow each person to vote twice. Btw, I increased the forum's max poll options to 20
). Other than that, I think that the middle-left raptor could work for tribe C and that we should keep your tribe B remake for tribe B.
Also I wanted to bring up what the purpose of the "complex" at the summit is to figure out exactly what kind of layout it should have and what types of equipment and building it should have.
Now my two thoughts are that it's to broadcast a radio signal obviously, but then also wouldn't it be for monitoring weather?
Hmmm, what would mountain-top weather-monitoring equipment look like, other than a windsock?
I think the elevator lift should be removed...it's cool as a puzzle but doesn't make any logical sense to have it there...I'm assuming they would want to drive right up to the "complex". What do you think?
I dunno about that. I know there are already at least a few people anxious to see the elevator lift puzzle returned to the state it's in as seen floating in Ascent, where the switch is on the platform and there are a few more pieces included.. I was kinda looking forward to that, too. On the one hand, it makes sense because, if the mountain were really shaped like that, they'd need a way to lift up all the building materials that were used to set up the complex, there. On the other hand, in TLW they have chinooks, which could bring everything.. And hell, there just happens
to be a looping path in the stone around the mountain which allows a road to be built, why not extend it to the top?
Hopefully some other members will voice opinion on this. Actually, I can just start a simple poll for that now..
As for functions of the Mountaintop Facilities, obviously it has a wind-power generation system, which is probably only for powering itself.. It provides the high-speed satellite uplink to the rest of the island, where the short-range dish in Burroughs (and with the CRAY in the Lab) would connect to the outside world for data transfer when needed, as well of course as basic communications with the mainland. This would make the facility highly valuable, so there should be some decent security on hand... It also serves as a landing platform for helicopters, of course. It's difficult to figure out the difference in use between the one with the Ops Center and the one at the Summit, except that the Ops Center one is obviously surrounded somewhat by jungle and the Summit would be safer in most cases, I'd think..
Here are Hammond VOs pertaining to the Summit:
VH17: A few weeks after we landed, we went to the Summit to put up a crude satellite link.
VH18: We went by helicopter; young technicians scrambled to put up the dish as the wind howled. High speed uplink.. *laughs* state-of-the-art.
VH145: Come on son, get us out of here.
(This is played close to the end with a helicopter sound - I believe it's where Hammond finally leaves the island with Ludlow, who is there for professional reasons on the last day.)
VH70: Cameras and seismic instruments in yellow crates. They set them in the dust as the helicopter rose.
(This may or may not be related to the Summit - but I always thought it made sense as describing the time when Hammond first arrived on Isla Sorna, which I think may have been the Summit, with the idea being that this is where they established communications and then built outwards from there. Also makes sense because the seismic instruments would be used to do various tests on the crater. EDIT: Reading VH17 again, I see that's not quite the case.. Oh well, take from it what you will.)
So, as is sort of suggested in the current layout, there should be some amount of records-keeping going on up here.. Hmm. Maybe a bed in a cabin? For sleeping between shifts of being on radio-duty? Oh and yeah, maybe a little spot with evidence of monitoring the crater's condition/activity.. Hmmmmmmm there should also be a little observation tower or something, with grabbable binoculars that let you look out across the island.
That's 'all' I can think of atm.