Okay, who wants to say that this is the coolest IF ever!
Anyways,Bimblesnaff, can a combination only have the theme of one ability, except with new attacks with the element of the other ability? (Note: New attacks with the element, not old attacks with the element, thus not violating the Flaming Sword clause.)
No? They are supposed to have influence of the two abilities, not necessarily a "theme" of one or the other. For example, in my ... example of Jewel, it was highly defensive, partially stationary, and bounced back attacks. Fuuusion.
Aaand I just found out that I didn't have the form sending in which abilities were mixed. Well, that's gonna be fun...
Ugh. For the last time, I can't. I have no ability to do that (for some reason). I checked. I went in, I looked about, I even gave myself someone else's pseudo-permissions. Then it showed up, but I couldn't do anything about it with the mock-view.
You do realize that Daimyo-KoiKoi didn't even win last time, right?
Also going to note that Daimyo-KoiKoi wins because his/her entries are really good, not because of bias. That's just a mean thing to say about someone who clearly puts a ton of effort into their entries.
Now that you mention it, quite a few of K64's combos were joke abilities. While I wouldn't want the challenge to be overrun with those kinds of powers, I would like to see at least a few of those, could provide a good deal of levity seeing something like Fire and Water create something of roughly equal uselessness as Fire and Ice.
Well, the Dark Matter Trilogy had bad combinations for abilities, such as Kine + (insert anything) and some of the 64 mixes, but they also were single functions. Remember the opener to this I.F.? How it was about expanding upon things? Usually, effort isn't wasted on garbage. (Unless extremely comical, like Mints' Ouch Ability Review, which I apparently can't make a link to :/)
Another question: In Kirby 64 the same ability could be combined into its own combo ability. Usually just a stronger version of the basic one, though a couple were quite a bit different. Is that allowed? As long as it's not just, like, "kirby has TWO swords now!!" "kirby has BIG hammer now!" "kirby punches faster now!" but an actually different and new concept, such as where Bomb--throw a bomb--turned into shoot three homing missiles.
The rules say two, but I didn't know if you were just trying to avoid people submitting entries with more than two different abilities.
No doubles is gonna remain no doubles. Arguably, one should be able to pull out a different ability to get the desired effect. For example, Cutter/Sword for a big scimitar, Hammer/Stone for a mighty maul, ... uh, Archer or Crash Missile/Bomb for a missile array? Certainly not Archer -- that'd be stupid.
On free time, I occasionally work (since a lot of time, and I mean years) on a custom ability mixing table, and I see that there are a lot of nice ideas in this contest. May I take inspiration from those entries for my project? (I don't have any plan on releasing it soon but if you like the idea we could even try to discuss the abilities together).
so far, I rebooted the table like 4 or 5 times, and I'm trying to only keep the abilities with interesting concepts and movesets.
"Interesting" would be the ideal. Less of things like K64's Burning/Ice combo and more like the Bomb/Cutter. We don't any "look how dumb this ability is, lullz", especially if you plan on doing more than one.
I think you misread my first post, it's not refered to this IF contest, but to a personal project that I'm doing for fun.
I'm designing a K64-like ability table with custom abilities, and I asked if I can take inspiration from the submissions of other people in this contest for my personalm project (the ability table), since there are some cool ideas but I don't know if people are ok if I "steal" them (well, not like I'm going to use those ideas for anything important).
This because there is a chance in the future (far future) that when I'll be satisfied with the abilities I'll publish the work in some form.
I'm not sure if I will submit any other ability in the contest since most of my abilities are not completely original, they are mostly based on altered existing ones (for example, I did a Blacksmith ability but it's based on K64's fire sword, or another based on an electrical cable and plug, that's inspired by Chibi Robo).
What exactly are all of button inputs for posting in the interactive fandom? Beacuse I'd like to post an ability but I have no clue what input keys I'm supposed to use to represent the buttons for each move.
As you can probably tell, I'm running a little late on this one. I was busy. Don't worry, I have 4 super cool ideas for this round! They'll be coming... soon. But I'll draw most of them to make up for it!
One down, but 3 more to go. Oh wait, I thought up a new one, so there are 4 in the pipeline now. Sorry Bimblesnaff, but I think I'll be flooding the IF again! I hope people like my take on Circus/Water! Oh, and it has my signature brand of garbage art to look forward to! (First time I've drawn Kirby, what did you expect?)
To facilitate drawing all of this "art", I'll one make one Ability per Weekend, and I hope Bimblesnaff doesn't end the contest before then.
Oh, and by the way, if one ability has two forms, do they have to be on the same picture or can they be on different pictures?