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  • Mae Govannen!

    This is the first of what will be a series of suggestions regarding the flora of Middle-Earth. 

    Textures

    At the moment, date palms have a foliage texture which does not fit their appearance in real life, giving them the look of a broadleaf tree instead of a palm. Attached below are the new leaf textures, which give it a more accurate representation of its real life counterpart.

    Leaves3 datePalm fastLysurusLeaves3 datePalm fancyLysurus

    In addition, the nature of the wood is a little different, and has a rougher texture.

    Wood3 datePalm sideLysurus

    Structure

    The structure has also been reworked, to better match the spherical crown of real life date palms, as shown in the iso rendering below.

    DatePalmLysurus

    The layers of the crown of the tree are shown below, starting from the bottom (top image) and going up. Note that, for increased harvest due to a larger tree, four dates are also attached to the wood on layer 2.

    Layer1

    Layer2

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    Layer4

    Layer5

    Layer6

    Layer7

    That's it for now! More suggestions regarding the flora of Middle-Earth will be making an appearance soon!

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    • Looks great! Seems to me there is room for a few more dates on that tree. I propose to add some as to make it more rewarding to bring down these beauties.

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    • Tbh this suggestion was more focused on the shape than the harvest. I suppose there is room for another 4 nuts on the trunk. I'll be doing some more similar suggestions later; I figured that while Ithilion is busy being the wiki's lore Nazi, I'll be the biological accuracy Nazi ;)

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    • LysurusPeriphragmoides789 wrote:
      Tbh this suggestion was more focused on the shape than the harvest. I suppose there is room for another 4 nuts on the trunk.


      Ikr. The date is one of those fruits that don't grow back on the tree when harvested, like banana. That's why I feel it would be worth including in the proposal in the first post.

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    • This is perfect and well made. I am very exciting about this upcoming series...many trees need some rework... *cough* holly tree *cough* :D

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    • Yeah, I quite dislike the appearance of the holly trees as well. I imagine they will be my next target before I return to Harad.

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    • I hope that you'll cover some of the issues on the textures of certain woods- including how for some reason the planks are different than the base wood color of the trees on almost all of the new wood types

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    • I'm mainly concerned with their overall shape, but I'll work on the finer details later.

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    • Keltenfeuer wrote: This is perfect and well made. I am very exciting about this upcoming series...many trees need some rework... *cough* holly tree *cough* :D

      Perhaps a design similar to aspens would suffice?

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    • You see my uploaded picture, right? :) Yes, like the aspens but near the ground not so many leaves, if you understand what I mean...(My english is very pitiful, sorry)

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    • Search pictures of 'Holly tree wild' and see for yourself that they don't have the same shape as Aspen trees.

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    • You're right Alte, but the current version does also not fitting their appearance in real life. Eregion is a lost and left land, so a very disheveled tree should grow there..

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    • I don't really agree with the "disheveled tree". Eregion is actually nicer than the Lone-lands the Fellowship had crossed before and Gandalf says: "There is a wholesome air about Hollin. Much evil must befall a country before it wholly forgets the Elves, if once they dwelt there."

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    • Maybe the Holly trees should also drop their fruits of lonely leaves sometimes, which you can do chocolate on, so you have these nice chocolate forms, or the (I think) Poisonous berries :)

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    • Stay on topic folks. this thread does not deal with Holly trees! -.-

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