Please see below for details on these movement abilities
Several of the forum members have been hard at work here Get inVOLVED Help Create a Future Monster! trying to create an Homage monster based on the TRS logo…a Rock Turtle monster, if you will, to submit to TRS in the future. This is yet another of several polls you may see on this topic down the line. So far, we have determined that our turtle monster will be a quadruped that moves on 4 legs predominantly, and have the theme of magnetism, with an ability focus on battlefield manipulation. It will use standard monster melee attacks which will be a mix of head bite, arm swing, & ramming while keeping to all fours.
For this vote, we are going to choose how the monster will use its traversal skill to put more distance between it and the hunters. This will work in much the same manner as Goliath’s leap, Kraken’s air burst, or Wraith’s warping. The traversal ability does not damage hunters or prey and is used mainly for escaping purposes.
ROLLING: The beast would tuck into itself, though not necessarily into its shell, and do a fast burst of speed in a rolling fashion. Think Droidekas from Star Wars (see below sample vid.).
LEVITATION: Using it’s thematic magnetism skills, it can hover off the ground for short speed bursts. Possibly the animation would include parts or all of it going into its shell briefly, or the whole beast itself in a hovering state…but magnetism would be the force behind this traversal ability.
DIGGING: This would be a move wherein the monster does not physically travel underground (in the map), but appear to do so. It would essentially teleport to a location in front of it a ways much like Wraith blinking away in a warp. The turtle would show a quick animation of digging, then suddenly have an appearing animation at the other end.
Please also note that whatever traversal skills are not chosen can later be incorporated into an attack ability, or work as part of an attack ability, so pick the traversal you think is best for escape.
Voting will end around midnight on next Monday (19th) night, give or take. CST US. This will run during the Beta and a little bit afterward.
Example of Droidekas: