Shoot, page king.
I don't think explaining stats is all that important. The last concept I drew did nothing to explain the stats. The Degreaser does in my opinion have one of the (if not the) best designs in the game. I think the Big Earner is a nicer knife than the stock one.
I do, however, not think explaining the stats does any harm either. I find it helpful for the reasons explained in the quote, and I don't see why anyone would take offense as long as I make sure to follow vanilla-esque esthetics. If you think I fail to follow vanilla-esque esthetics, the problem lies in you or me, not in the stat-explaining.
Needle overload is indeed a potential problem, but if we're aware of it and consciously try to avoid it, I think we'll be fine. My first drafts for the Candy Cane and Conniver's Kunai did indeed contain needles, but I omitted them for exactly that reason.
Ah, and I thought of something.
Would it work to rig a model of rolled-up sleeves and a more muscular forearm over the default arm?
Do you guys think the Atomizer needs a replacement? If so I would absolutely love to do that, always been a big fan of the set so transferring it to the art style would be fun.
Still working on it and I am also doing the texture for the zippo knife. Texture looks a bit to full bright compared to what it actually does look like so I am going to screw with the phong for a bit.
too team colored. more silver.
Made that thing Hawf concepted.
Leaving the download link to the model here because I cant do UVs or textures because I am in japan atm.
Do what you want with it.
Model the lines and jigglebone them
If we're gonna nitpick on the heart monitor, I'd prefer a slightly darker and less saturated team color. Sort of like the cylinder thing on the medigun backpack.
Other than that, everything about the model and texture is wonderful.
Also, have some dumb backquoting:
Any progress on the knife-trogen?
Do you guys think this would be fitting or not? I'm a bit skeptical myself, but it was the best I could think of.
At the moment, between the red cover, red buttons, red logo, and red monitor line, everything melts together a little. A silver front with red buttons and lines might help accent these smaller details.
course I didn't spend much effort color matching or anything, but here's a general idea.
last time i took advice from you on what to do with my dick it did not go well so no thank you