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PuppiesAndRainbows
01-04-2017, 02:22 PM
Last night we were out in the Vale.
Playing find the butterflies first.
I don't really play because I remember where most of them are now.

Every time she stops and says pretty butterflies.
This time it hits that she would like a butterflies creature companion.

I think the butterflies could be easily turned into a companion because the graphics are already there.
....but she would also like them to do tricks, so I don't know

Aelonwy
01-04-2017, 03:03 PM
Last night we were out in the Vale.
Playing find the butterflies first.

? Is this some subgame of DDO like hide and seek?

Two things occur to me from your suggestion:
1. Faerydragon cosmetic creature companion
2. Cosmetic special effect like confetti with butterflies

In case you do not know, a Faerydragon in the Monster Manual is a dragon roughly the same size as a psuedodragon with butterfly-like fairy wings. Although, they were more likely to come in unusual colors for regular dragons such as lavender, pink, seafoam, periwinkle, possible prismatic.

Creating a faerydragon cosmetic creature companion has the benefits of already having all the psuedodragon animations. Has the possibility of selling a variety of cosmetic creatures based on color preference and has the almost required additional purchase of cosmetic companion glitter because... its obvious.

On the flip side selling a cosmetic special effect that has butterflies follow your character or flutter around your character just sounds awesome and I would purchase that in a heart beat.

Saekee
01-04-2017, 03:08 PM
? Is this some subgame of DDO like hide and seek?

Two things occur to me from your suggestion:
1. Faerydragon cosmetic creature companion
2. Cosmetic special effect like confetti with butterflies

In case you do not know, a Faerydragon in the Monster Manual is a dragon roughly the same size as a psuedodragon with butterfly-like fairy wings. Although, they were more likely to come in unusual colors for regular dragons such as lavender, pink, seafoam, periwinkle, possible prismatic.

Creating a faerydragon cosmetic creature companion has the benefits of already having all the psuedodragon animations. Has the possibility of selling a variety of cosmetic creatures based on color preference and has the almost required additional purchase of cosmetic companion glitter because... its obvious.

On the flip side selling a cosmetic special effect that has butterflies follow your character or flutter around your character just sounds awesome and I would purchase that in a heart beat.

That last paragraph is what I was thinking. It could be a monster manual award companion for
1)slaughtering large numbers of purple worms
2) resisting x# of charm spells ????

The cosmetic would look great on a PM shroud. Totally Tim Burton.

Cordovan
01-04-2017, 04:20 PM
Someday we should turn that into a monster and make you face off against red-named butterflies.

Tscheuss
01-04-2017, 04:28 PM
Someday we should turn that into a monster and make you face off against red-named butterflies.

Some kind of Quori variant? Or maybe a 'Honey, I shrunk the heroes' quest chain? :)

Aelonwy
01-04-2017, 04:30 PM
Someday we should turn that into a monster and make you face off against red-named butterflies.

Madness. Would have to be a Xoriat quest... something to do with Durk's brain butterflies. Curious as to how that would show up in the Monster Manual though, would that be Animal, Vermin, Magical Beast or Miscellaneous?

cdbd3rd
01-04-2017, 04:54 PM
My wife breaks for butterflies...



There's a joke there... :o



Some kind of Quori variant? Or maybe a 'Honey, I shrunk the heroes' quest chain? :)


Those can be fun side adventures. Kinda like Puppets (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puppets_(module)).

kbaskins
01-04-2017, 06:00 PM
I have always wanted a zombie or mummy creature companion.

PuppiesAndRainbows
01-04-2017, 08:53 PM
I have always wanted a zombie or mummy creature companion.

and zombie butterflies for kbaskins

Ravenwolf1
01-04-2017, 09:03 PM
Madness. Would have to be a Xoriat quest... something to do with Durk's brain butterflies. Curious as to how that would show up in the Monster Manual though, would that be Animal, Vermin, Magical Beast or Miscellaneous?

why definitely the most delicate of Magical Beasts of course!! ;)

cdbd3rd
01-04-2017, 09:03 PM
and zombie butterflies for kbaskins

Hm. Wouldn't zombie butterflies be called, "Buttershuffles"?

TheGuyYouKnow
01-05-2017, 08:35 PM
On the flip side selling a cosmetic special effect that has butterflies follow your character or flutter around your character just sounds awesome and I would purchase that in a heart beat.

sounds like a cosmetic helmet to me! like the elemental victory helm
http://ddowiki.com/page/Item:Elemental_Victory

Robbenklopper
01-06-2017, 09:34 AM
Someday we should turn that into a monster and make you face off against red-named butterflies.

Yeah please, coming in Clusters, ability to encircle and grapple.

PuppiesAndRainbows
01-06-2017, 12:10 PM
sounds like a cosmetic helmet to me! like the elemental victory helm
http://ddowiki.com/page/Item:Elemental_Victory

Close, but she already has that and the cosmetic glamoured version

...still wants the butterflies

Arktanis
01-06-2017, 12:18 PM
That last paragraph is what I was thinking. It could be a monster manual award companion for ...
2) resisting x# of charm spells ????



THIS. Why don't we have more of an achievement system. Like a static "highest slayer" number for those of us who don't do it every life, or highest favor, just something to reminisce about those times we had nothing else to do but sit and farm max favor on one toon and never again do so, or how many 1's we've rolled vs traps, etc. Even if it started later, I don't even care about rewards. Though the amount of times we've rolled 1's vs traps should reward a cure light wounds pot for 10000 or something to add insult to injury.

Aelonwy
01-06-2017, 01:24 PM
sounds like a cosmetic helmet to me! like the elemental victory helm
http://ddowiki.com/page/Item:Elemental_Victory

I'll take a look at creating something like that but the concept I had was more like a visual effect surrounding or following the character with butterflies. Reminds me of a Pen N Paper prestige class called Avatar of Love IIRC that had this entirely useless ability at one level that wherever the character set foot flowers would spring up behind them. I remember this only because it annoyed the poodoo out of the druid in the group who would continuously gripe about how "unnatural" it was and go about covering the flowers up with dirt or whatever.

Chimmy
01-08-2017, 12:06 PM
There's a joke there... :o

When I read the post I associated "breaks" with break dancing, and I refuse to consider other potentials.

This guys wife break dances for butterflies. End of story.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZDUEilS5M4

Aelonwy
01-09-2017, 07:41 PM
http://i.imgur.com/SI9Vb5t.jpg


Alright so this is my Spellsinger/hagglebard dressed in Lavender Spiral (one of the most attractive cosmetic skins they ever made so of course its no longer available) with my vision of a cosmetic butterfly aura that surrounds and follows the character fluttering just as they do in Vale of Twilight (which is also where I caught these specimens).



http://i.imgur.com/kyoMQ9J.jpg

And this is a circling butterfly crown similar to the Elemental Victory.

As with all my images I will also post them to my cosmetics thread.

Maquist
01-10-2017, 05:20 AM
Someday we should turn that into a monster and make you face off against red-named butterflies.

This would be up there with the squirrel aggro video. Actually, maybe that could be worked into a quest? Nature turns against the party. Could be combined with Aelonwy's suggestion for a Xoriat or Durk themed quest. Maybe Natural Delirium? You are shrunk down and sent into Durk's head to try to find vital thoughts or piece of information about what the Lords of Eyes and Stone are scheming. Among the enemies you could face could be butterflies, birds, squirrels, foxes, and rats. All the small critters that are already in the game. And of course, at least one Beholder. Which would drop the vital piece of information: Beauty. The other things you'd have to gather would be Truth, Up, Down, Strange, and Charmed.

Who would be the quest giver that you'd have to return these items to? I'd nominate an otherworldly character named Muster Mark who would share them with the Gel Man.

Saekee
01-10-2017, 07:02 AM
http://i.imgur.com/SI9Vb5t.jpg


Alright so this is my Spellsinger/hagglebard dressed in Lavender Spiral (one of the most attractive cosmetic skins they ever made so of course its no longer available) with my vision of a cosmetic butterfly aura that surrounds and follows the character fluttering just as they do in Vale of Twilight (which is also where I caught these specimens).



http://i.imgur.com/kyoMQ9J.jpg

And this is a circling butterfly crown similar to the Elemental Victory.

As with all my images I will also post them to my cosmetics thread.

lovely!