I've never heard of isolating the green channel of the normal map and using it as a paint layer. What effect does that create exactly?
WARNING They dont listen to their users as much as they like to say they do. Check their forums. Plenty of requests go unanswered. Their "To Do" list has been outdated. They lack staple features such as a Text Tool, Adjustment Layers, Channels, Layer Styling, Proper Cropping. Paintstorm cant even resize a photo correctly (It will always leave a border when resizes). You also run into square artifacts occasionally. There have also been several instances were paintstorm was detected as malware, once called out, the dev reuploads a clean version. This happened at least twice from forum reports and Virus Total. Aside from the very obvious lack of support and maintinence. The brush system is good. However a good brush engine will not replace the other basic features and functions paintstorm lacks. DO NOT expect support. This is definitely a homegrown app and it shows. If you want a versatile brush engine, clip studio or even krita is where its at.
A couple of hours age we learned, that Star Wars Battlefront season pass is going to cost you $50, while the Ultimate Edition of the game will go for $119.99. Electronic Arts seems to be very happy with this “deal” that will hopefully bring a lot of money for the publisher and their partners at Disney.
We’re also excited to announce the Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass, which extends the game with four expansion packs coming at a later date, filled with new content that will take you to new locations across a galaxy far, far away. Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass owners will also secure two-week early access to each expansion pack and an exclusive “Shoot First” emote, – the official press-release says.
It’s a nice package for fans, but the price for a product is huge. This announcement was met with quite a reaction from the community and some developers. Here’s what George Broussard thinks about the whole thing.
Never bought a season pass for a game and probably won’t. Why would I pay in advance for unknown things and worthless incentives? Stop it.
— George Broussard (@georgeb3dr) 13 октября 2015
Interestingly enough, this offer doesn’t seem that bad if you compare it to the prices of paid DLC for Destiny. Activision so far has released three expansions for Destiny. The Dark Below and House of Wolves cost $19.99 per piece, or $34.99 together. The Taken King expansion, which gathered rave reviews, costs $39.99. Not to mention that you had to buy the original game in the first place. However, Activision is working on making all their DLC free in the nearest future (it’s a rumor, so take it with a pinch of salt).
This doesn’t seem all that fair for the players, who are required to pay much more money, than you originally expect from the game.
There are of course other approaches to DLC distribution. For example, From Software and Sony Computer Entertainment are selling the The Old Hunters DLC for critically acclaimed game Bloodborne for $19.99 with no strings attached. Plus if you haven’t bought the title yet, you can get Bloodborne: Game of The Year Edition for the same price as the original game.
It’s a little bit corny to compare EA’s work with Souls series, but there’s still a lesson to learn from this situation. I think, some of the doubts as to the value of the Star Wars Battlefront season pass, come from the questioning of the general quality of the provided material. If these materials were really just as cool as you’d expect, people would love to pay for it no questions asked. Bloodborne fans seem to be happy to pay extra to get their hands on game.