So, after the recent blog post I was wondering if there will be any more Variety in mobs.
Currently from the betas I’ve seen 3 mob styles. the ‘strat’-type mobs that are just like twig creatures. In my opinion they are all brown and boring in colour, for the first area of highsteppe its fine to see them every where but to then see them frequently in other places like the swamp was disappointing.
Then the ‘second’ mob type is the purple version of the ‘strats’ that seem lore wise relevant. From memory they appear less often as harder mobs in back alley corners of the map or in caves. I like how there placed around sparingly or more widely in Lamavora (if i remember correctly there’s more because that was a battlefield for them).
And the third mob being the ‘Scavs’. I can’t comment too much on them as i didn’t fight these guys too often last beta (mainly because the walked in hordes of 30) but from what i could tell the variety and mechanics are mixed up nicely enough.
Compared to the current Orbus these 3 mob types get shadowed by everything else. from highsteppe: Redtails, wolf, sprites, deer, dragons, spiders, vulpes, skogtrolls, bandits
deserts: snakes, cactaur, ifrites, worms
Jungle: hogs, (the green healer guy with a staff), felids, hornets
other things idk where to list for: armoured worgs, bucks/moose, char dragon, pigs, blue tails, narwhall, the troll in Maeo, the corrupted version of mobs, passive mobs like chicken/sheep/goats, (discord asked me to add danger noodles?)
A huge variety of abberations: mi-go kelpie, tentacular, leshak, dakma, astarte, mutated cactaur
the list is huge and probably is still missing a few mobs.
So my question is will there be more variety to mob type, style and colour? As coming from the previously diverse group of mobs, to the now smaller and more same-y mobs is something that makes me lose interest. I liked the current games way of each area having its own theme and set of mobs.
A suggestion to remedy the current lack would be to have another new type of mob that inhabits the swamp area. perhaps swamp monsters.
There could be a tribe of descendants of the green healer from the current game in the rainforest. These guys would be green mobs with different tribe paint across there body with the mechanics like the other mobs in Reborn. I imagine them like a wild tribe that are trying to defend there home of the forest.