Tauren Great Hall

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A 3 tier Tauren Great Hall made by IIIНекромантIII of XGM.guru. He gave me his permission to upload his model here.
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Tauren Great Hall (Model)

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Permission to upload the model was granted. Model works in-game.

Kyrbi0

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Now this is fantastic. I really think we do ourselves a disservice by ignoring our wondrous Slavic modding brethren of the frozen tundra; their skills are pretty impressive.

If that weren't enough, this models fills a niche that has been bare since Wc3's inception; a good, 3-tier "home base" for the sagacious Tauren. I don't even have any plans to mod Tauren, and this is exciting.

I feel like this checks all the boxes for a good Tauren structure; it's got the tents, the totems, the horns, the rustic, natural feel. Heck, it even does this with all in-game textures! The 3 levels are made to feel pretty satisfying.

One issue, and two suggestions. First, there's no evidence of a "Stand Work"; I know there are no chimneys but c'mon, just open the door & have some light pouring out or something, man. Gotta have something.

Second, while I like it & feel it's definitely more than adequate, you'll notice that each of the original faction's Town Hall doesn't just grow a tower or a skull or something & call it a day. In fact, often entire sections are reconstructed, or covered in a different texture, or moved & replaced entirely. Yet for this one, all that happens is the addition of some pieces.

Personally, I feel like you missed out on a prime opportunity to have an actual-to-life, growing Totem pole. How much more Tauren can you get? Have this massive, central (or frontal, like you have it) Totem Pole that goes from T1 -> T2 -> T3:

..^=[T3]=^
......[...]
....=[T2]=
......[...]
.....-[T1]-
......[...]

Like so.

P.S. Also personally, I feel like the Chimera Roost-textured totem on the left is really 'off' compared to the rest; stands out weirdly. It's just the texture, man)

P.P.S. Please tell us there's more where that came from. I checked XGM.ru but I have a hard time navigating it. :<
 
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One issue, and two suggestions. First, there's no evidence of a "Stand Work"; I know there are no chimneys but c'mon, just open the door & have some light pouring out or something, man. Gotta have something.

There is already a work animation for the tier 1 and tier 2, it's a yellow light effect in the entrance of the building, you can check in the world editor or in-game.

P.P.S. Please tell us there's more where that came from. I checked XGM.ru but I have a hard time navigating it. :<

The only other Tauren building by the same author I have found is this one: Казармы минотавров - WarCraft 3 / Модмейкинг - XGM: Xtream Game Modmaking
 

Kyrbi0

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There is already a work animation for the tier 1 and tier 2, it's a yellow light effect in the entrance of the building, you can check in the world editor or in-game.
Ah, I see. I rarely check in-game (pretty much just Trolls or elementals, if that), so I'll take your word for it.

Zavorakto said:
The only other Tauren building by the same author I have found is this one: Казармы минотавров - WarCraft 3 / Модмейкинг - XGM: Xtream Game Modmaking
Dang, that's cool too. Criminy, where are these guys? And where do they get their skillz??

Well, I'd love to see more cross-posting, whether it's you or them. Keep 'em coming. : ) And if you have their ear, put a bug in it for "Jungle Trolls". xD
 
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