Welcome to the third round of voting for the Community Designed Unique! And things have certainly gotten interesting since the latest poll. From last week’s poll, we’ll be creating a Two-Handed Mage Spear! This will be the first of its kind in Last Epoch, so has quite the opportunity to really create something new and distinct. I’m personally very excited to see how this item continues to evolve from this point.
For today’s poll, we’ll be collecting your votes for the item’s theme. This theme will help direct the art style of the item, naming, flavor text, and even the unique effect. We’ve collected suggestions from the forums, and picked out options that the community has been highly receptive to. This is a very important, almost historical poll, as it’s the first poll where all of the options are not based on core game mechanics. Instead they are completely based on community suggestions that will be directly implemented into Last Epoch. These options below are your forerunners, and from this point everything is the community’s direction.
We’ve collected some very interesting suggestions, some which are quite open in what direction they can continue, some a little more narrow, but just as interesting. So lets see this poll, and what our options are!
- The Osprix
- An Amalgamation of different monster parts from across Eterra
- The Void
- The Lost Refuge (aka. Rat City)
- Tri-Elemental (Cold, Fire, and Lightning)
Now, I want to immediately address one option which may be seen absent here, and did have a fair amount of popularity. That of being “Zom-bees” themed. One would be hard pressed to find a greater proponent of bees than myself. However when we reviewed the options, we felt that this couldn’t fit the Mage class thematically as the Mage is directly opposed to Necromancy as an Elder of the College. Mage also currently has very little support for minions, and has no other options for bees aside from Keeper’s Gloves, so would be extremely limiting on what kind of effects the item could have while still being focused for the Mage. So unfortunately we did have to skip this suggestion (sad zom-bee noises). Perhaps this suggestion will find its way into Last Epoch in another way.
However, we still have some very exciting suggestions I would have never personally thought of and we’re really curious what direction this poll takes! Next week’s poll will be for the Unique Effect. So, as we start to see the results of the item theme come in, make sure to keep those unique mechanic ideas rolling in!
As always on Fridays, you can also catch us on the Dev stream 2022-04-22T20:00:00Z to discuss the poll, the game in general, or just hang out at http://twitch.tv/lastepochgame.
April 8th - Community Designed Unique Kick Off
April 15th - Community Designed Unique: Item Type
April 22nd - Community Designed Unique: Item Theme
April 29th - Community Designed Unique: Unique Effect
May 6th - Community Designed Unique: Item Art
May 13th - Community Designed Unique: Item Name and Flavour Text
May 27th - Community Designed Unique: Reveal!