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What happens with less saturation

Discussion in 'Diablo 3 General Discussion' started by Brother Laz, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. Brother Laz

    Brother Laz IncGamers Member

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    What happens with less saturation

    Blizzard reduced the saturation of Starcraft 2 (-15%) after the huge outcry early on, they can do it with D3.

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    Saturation reduced

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    Saturation and brightness reduced

    Edit: added pic below into initial post

    Which would you say looks more like a Diablo game?
     
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    Re: What happens with less saturation

    try reducing the brightness too
    then it'll look much better
    i literally just closed photoshop
     
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    Re: What happens with less saturation

    That second one looks nice. It doesn't have the same Warcraft feel as the first one.
     
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    Re: What happens with less saturation

    Same pic with reduced brightness:

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    Might want to be careful with that though, or it'll lead to hacking to remove the darkness.

    Ps. @YSM I can't seem to login to the D3 forums ('General login error'), can anyone link to this thread?
     
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    Re: What happens with less saturation

    This last shot looks perfect. I really hope it gets changed to something like this.
     
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    Re: What happens with less saturation

    Dont see why you'd need to hack the game for it, how about just adjusting your saturation and brightness settings in your grafic card drivers?



     
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    Re: What happens with less saturation

    Then let's fight for it!
    I don't know what's up with the official forums, but feel free to post these pictures (specifically #1 and #3) in as many places on the net as possible.

    ......

    I was referring to how maphack in D2 made the full screen as bright as it could go.



     
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    Re: What happens with less saturation

    I do like that last one a lot. I think a lot of contrast would also be cool, like very dark cathedral with the stereotypical piercing beams of light. We'll see in the final game I suppose.
     
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    Re: What happens with less saturation

    I linked your thread on the Diablo III general forum.


     
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    Re: What happens with less saturation

    I agree; lower the saturation.
     
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    Re: What happens with less saturation

    Thanks for the link YSM!
     
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    Re: What happens with less saturation

    I agree that a darker atmosphere would look nicer. However, with reduced brightness and saturation the colors look too dull. I know Diablo and Diablo 2 had their fair share of dull looking areas but the most memorable ones in my opinion are more visually appealing. I think you are on the right track with your editing but it doesn't quite look visually enticing enough.
     
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    Re: What happens with less saturation

    Catacombs are supposed to look dull and grey because there are no light sources. If anything, they should look reddish from the candle flames. Not blue, not green.

    The outdoors areas have the same problem of random colours (sea blue fog?).

    Also, impressive visuals should be the result of impressive architecture: Kurast, Act 4, much of Act 5. Putting random green floodlights in an area with uninteresting architecture will not make it look more interesting.
     
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    Re: What happens with less saturation

    Agree, this looks more appropriate. Can´t really understand why they weren´t going in this direction themselves.

    The new cinematic has the correct "feel". The game world should try and match that IMO.
     
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    Re: What happens with less saturation

    Looks much better imo.
     
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    Re: What happens with less saturation

    They made the same mistake with SC2 and reduced the saturation after a few months of fan backlash. And bright colours in SC2 even had an actual gameplay reason: it made it easier to recognise units in a chaotic battle or on Korean TV.

    I believe they haven't really made up their mind themselves. Consider the character select page on the website. The barb looks totally death metal in front of a grim background, but the witchdoctor has this WoW green glow and looks very much like an undead.



     
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    Re: What happens with less saturation

    Needs more blood and guts within the background (think Diablo I and the Butcher).
     
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    Re: What happens with less saturation

    Totally agree Brother Laz.

    BTW, I remember you from the HG:L forums.
    You still play that sometimes?
     
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    Re: What happens with less saturation

    No. :p I quit about two weeks after release. Still working on the mod, new major release upcoming.

    Back on topic, I watched the gameplay vids again and the witchdoctor's purple and green is 100% WoW. I mean it's the same kind of purple as shadow spells in WoW and the same kind of neon green as poison spells.
     

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