Sarah Carmody— Caster Class FX Updates (World of Warcraft: Legion) from Sarah Carmody on Vimeo.
underrated discipline, this is real art - imagine all your @#$% without the glowies
I just love these art posts- it's amazing to see how many moving parts there are and how many people it really does take to put this game together. (Also, hello new wallpaper, this is stunning!)
If there is one thing that never disappoints and has only gotten better over the years at blizzard, that would be the art department
Ah those Legion damage numbers :D and man I remember when these effect changes first appeared what an update it was for the game, so flashy and cool :D
The Legion spell update was such an incredible set of new visuals, and SO many of my favorites were apparently done by Sarah. Incredible work! Can't wait to see what more she has in store for the game.
I'm sad that concept didn't make it live. It's incredible.
These all look so cool, clever designed with attention to the smallest detail.Can be clearly see when viewing isolated like that in the video.Amazing, 100% better than any other MMO with their maybe flashier graphics but not so clever designed. I'd pick wow spell graphics like the priest resurrections and attacks any day over the monitor seizures in Lost Ark.
Rdruids heals feel less flashy and noticeable than hpal in game. Would like rdruid to feel a bit ‘cooler’.Ashen Hollow looks amazing.
Sarah Carmody is now a legend in my book.
Meanwhile we paladins still have the same old consecration from vanilla (yes the "new one" is still the same but with more pixxels)Avengers shield has not changed since Wrath, so have all the hammer animations and why not give us just a little glow effect under our feet tied to our auras, a distinct one for each?Like is said many times over, paladin just feels like a warrior but with some yellow glow put on his abillites.
I prefer the old Howling blast animation and sound over the current one.
Her work is SO GOOD!Crazy how much of an impact these effects have had on the enjoyment of the game, I actually love playing casters now, because the effects are finally good!
She has this really nice touch of adding secondary colors to spells - like how Arcane Mage has purple and cyan mixed together and Living Bomb has a small blueish effect when the explosion occour.My only critique, Sarah, is that the new Arcane Explosion and Holy Nova effects only show the "upper half of the sphere" when you cast them. This looks underwhelming when you use them while jumping (which most people will, since both are instant spells).This is a bummer because the old effects had a "full sphere" that would show the lower half when jumping or casting the spell on mid-air.
good job but the old effects looked much better, rly miss old arcane/frost mage spell animations. wish there was a toggle for it. one of the best parts of playing classic is getting to use them again. old ice lance animation and sfx is mega iconic