Welcome to Talking Point, our one-question interviews with the developers who make your favorite MMOs!
“Obviously, Volan’s not your everyday monster. What kind of unique challenges do you face in bringing him to life?”
And his response was:
“The most interesting challenge to me was developing the technology required to make such an enormous creature move seamlessly across a zone, all while allowing potentially hundreds of players to attack target multiple points on his body. Once we had a working prototype, the artists created one of the largest and most vivid monsters I’ve seen in an MMO. We could have simplified our lives by making a flying creature, but we wanted to show Volan gripping every undulation with fingers and toes, cracking bridges under his weight, and breaking down walls in his path.”
Interesting point.. would Volan have the same impact as a flying monster? Tell us what you think!