let's put everything in context to have a better overview of my journey.
My irl job is graphic designer/illustrator, I work as a freelance and mainly do things like flyers, promotional stuff and communication. On my free time, I do love to enhance myself drawing and practicing illustration, and I also,from time to time, play video games.
So while I was playing warhammer, I was pretty inspired by the atmosphere and design of it, so I decided to do some concept art about it, and after a while, I said to myself: "Hey, why not asking the RoR staff about it, who knows, they may need it?"
I contacted Wargrimnir first who redirected me to Yaliskah (lead game artist), everything went pretty good and I was accepted since they planned to release new weapons with new skins !
So, naturally Yali redirected me to the 3D artist so we can start doing our stuff.
Here are the first concepts I made some days after being a "part" of the staff:
Well, it seems I was working without any feedbacks (other than the 3D artist I worked with) nor considerations, I talked to some people from the staff but rarely an answer ... and then no more at all.
So what to do? Should I continue, should I stop? At this point I'm kinda lost because it seems (I can't certify things since i don't have any feedbacks nor opinions from the core staff) that new skins are planned, same for eventual new armors (at least some enhancements) but when?
It is pretty hard to work with people when they don't communicate, and you have a blurry vision of what to do, i'm pretty sure it has potential, and taking its own direction may be a great thing so RoR could be an alternative version of what warhammer could have been !
I don't underestimate work involved in this project, because in a simple way, no staff= no game.
We do all have our life and stuff to do, families, work, holidays, whatever, and the effort put in it is on everybody free time.
In another hand, and this stay my opinion, whenever we tend to do something that involve people, it is always better to do it the best way possible or just we just don't do it at all.
I'm not here to create any drama, I'm just here to share my experience, and I stay direct and honest. I do not encourage you to have any hates whatsoever on specific people.
With this post I wish that everybody (mainly in the staff) realize that creating new content can have a giant potential, and beside game/class balance, it could add a good reason to farm gear, to stay on RoR, to play, to invite friends etc.
Of course, the staff is planning to release new content even without my participation, but I was just confronted with a lack of communication while I was willing to help.
I apologize of course for my imperfect english, I'm just a baguette-man trying to speak out as much as possible !
I don't know how things will evolve for me about RoR, I know i can do quick concepts, and a lot if I'm motivated, but staff-sided it seems to stagnate on this way.
Feel free to contact me, feel free to give feedbacks,