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Faction colors

Ca12nag3Ca12nag3 Senior MemberPosts: 549Registered Users
edited July 2013 in Total War: ROME II
I wonder what people think of the given faction colors, if people like them or not. Also some changes made during development and in comparison with previous games. As well as compared to R1

-Egypt went from full yellow/black to Yellow/blue then to blue/yellow. The ankh disapeared and replaced with a *eagle* im not good with birds sorry. During the initial reveal the yellow was the background but now the colors switched on the campaign map planner.

-Pontus was light blue with some black and red on its emblem, In the factions list its light purple with a yellow star. Now on the campaign map planner its Yellow with a black star.

-Biggest surprise is the Averni which kept exactly the same *the boar only turned around to the other side* as the Gaulic faction.

-Carthage are really the nicest i believe, its my favorite ancient civ i wont deny it. But the detail. Tanith on top of the baal like found in many artifacts is a nice touch. Even the slight colors of red and green on the white its really 1 of the most beautiful ones there.

-Rome the colors remain those of the red and gold, now sporting the Imperial eagle as its suposed to. I like it.

-Parthia black crown on purple in R1 went to yellow winged lion on pink, now its light blue on purple. Im not too sure on this one, its my least favorite but in sure there is reason behind this.

-Germans went from white on brown, axe symbol to a face horse bird symbol, odd one white on brown at first but now yellow on brown. Interesting not my favorite either.

-Iceni colors as brits stayed the same throughout. white-grey on light blue, emblem did change from a deer to a chariot. Not much to say about this one.

-Macedon thankfully got its own symbol the star sun, and sparta got its own symbol back. Color wise orange on black turned to a dark yellow on black.

The greeks are now a group of civs and a little hard to compare since they dont have 1 same symbol or color with the city states of the previous R1 Sparta now has its symbol back from Macadon thankfully.

-Scythia does show on the map planner, but is non playable at the moment. Yellow with a brown deer it has now, used to be 2 archers back to back in a light yellow on a orange background.

Some changes were made during development of R2 particular Parthia,Pontus and Egypt. Im wondering why but its not the most important thing. I do like the colors yet havnt seen the new ones for Parthia and Pontus in game yet. Because the wiki images only sport the old ones yet we have new ones now.
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  • Final PhalanxFinal Phalanx Senior Member Posts: 439Registered Users
    edited July 2013
    I think the main reason for changing Egypt's color was that when they added Athens it meant they had 3 factions with the main color white. X_X That would be a little to much. :)
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  • daelin4daelin4 Senior Member Posts: 12,300Registered Users
    edited July 2013
    Few historical peoples were stereotypically associated with colours. Sparta and Rome are commonly associated with red, and the Britons with blue. But that's really about it. Even fewer ancient people rarely associated colours with certain things like empires.

    As for changing the colours, that's only a matter of taste. The only reason why we associated certain colours with certain factions, was because CA decided to assign certain colours to them at will. There was hardly any real historical basis for the choices they made.
    Ca12nag3 wrote: »
    -Egypt went from full yellow/black to Yellow/blue then to blue/yellow. The ankh disapeared and replaced with a *eagle* im not good with birds sorry. During the initial reveal the yellow was the background but now the colors switched on the campaign map planner.
    I'm pretty sure it's meant to be a falcon, representing the god Horus. The yellow and ankh was a bit to stereotypical though.
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  • DocHolidayDocHoliday Senior Member Posts: 535Registered Users
    edited July 2013
    Actually the bright colours in Rome Total War were to much, though I think in Rome II the colours and what not are more grittier and more serious looking which I am looking forward to.
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  • SetrusSetrus Senior Member Posts: 14,957Registered Users
    edited July 2013
    DocHoliday wrote: »
    Actually the bright colours in Rome Total War were to much, though I think in Rome II the colours and what not are more grittier and more serious looking which I am looking forward to.

    Agreed, Rome 1 was great, don't get me wrong, but it could get a bit cartoony due to the bright colours. :)
  • DocHolidayDocHoliday Senior Member Posts: 535Registered Users
    edited July 2013
    Setrus wrote: »
    Agreed, Rome 1 was great, don't get me wrong, but it could get a bit cartoony due to the bright colours. :)
    Exactly.
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  • KingOfBabylonKingOfBabylon Senior Member Posts: 902Registered Users
    edited July 2013
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  • BIGFOOT. I BELIEVE.BIGFOOT. I BELIEVE. Senior Member U.S.A.Posts: 244Registered Users
    edited July 2013
    I like all the colors but I think they need to darken the yellow for pontus...a bit too bright in my opinion.
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  • Maximus ThraxMaximus Thrax Senior Member Posts: 1,946Registered Users
    edited July 2013
    We still miss a grey color
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  • Ca12nag3Ca12nag3 Senior Member Posts: 549Registered Users
    edited July 2013
    daelin4 wrote: »
    Few historical peoples were stereotypically associated with colours. Sparta and Rome are commonly associated with red, and the Britons with blue. But that's really about it. Even fewer ancient people rarely associated colours with certain things like empires.

    As for changing the colours, that's only a matter of taste. The only reason why we associated certain colours with certain factions, was because CA decided to assign certain colours to them at will. There was hardly any real historical basis for the choices they made.

    I'm pretty sure it's meant to be a falcon, representing the god Horus. The yellow and ankh was a bit to stereotypical though.

    your right its a falcon, i like it. Also the colors that go with certain factions are not odd choices. I think they do a good job.
  • Senator CiceroSenator Cicero Member Posts: 57Registered Users
    edited July 2013
    CA ditched the yellow and the akah because at this point Egypt was Way more Macedonian than it was Egyptian, at least in terms if the ruling powers. Not loving the Gallic symbol it seems the most cartoony one and not exactly fear inspiring, and the Suebi one looks weird but I think it grows on you. I'm also glad Germania isn't straight up purple anymore. The bright yellow Pontus I think fits the faction fairly well.
  • Ca12nag3Ca12nag3 Senior Member Posts: 549Registered Users
    edited July 2013
    CA ditched the yellow and the akah because at this point Egypt was Way more Macedonian than it was Egyptian, at least in terms if the ruling powers. Not loving the Gallic symbol it seems the most cartoony one and not exactly fear inspiring, and the Suebi one looks weird but I think it grows on you. I'm also glad Germania isn't straight up purple anymore. The bright yellow Pontus I think fits the faction fairly well.

    Well the thing you say about Egypt isnt entirely true, especially when the Ptolemies ruled for a while already. They tend to borrow as much as they could from Egyptian culture to make their rule as Pharaohs as legit as possible. The bird *falcon* is a Egyptian symbol not a greek one, also the society in Egypt has way more locals up in the chain then in for example the Seleucid Empire.

    Due to the Ptolemaic embrace of Egyptian culture more then what the Seleucids did in their empire they lasted longer. So their style is more Egyptian Tho still more greek.
    I feel that with the color and the emblem CA got the mix right.

    As for the Galic Symbol it looks pretty good and more detailed then it was in R1, i think its a matter of taste. Same goes for the Pontic one.
  • lordfadilordfadi Senior Member Posts: 1,854Registered Users
    edited July 2013
    We still miss a grey color


    :) I think you will not miss it for a long time...
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