Beautiful Stage and Colors

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bradsmithsite
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I wish there was a whole act that looked as nice that screenshot, what do you guys think?

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I think it would look better if the picture wasn't stretched.
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As mentioned above, it’s best not to stretch the picture
The color of this snowy field is very good, it feels very dark and exciting, which makes people fall into
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bradsmithsite
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For sure, if it wasn't stretched, but it is very dark and exciting.
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budda
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One man already trying do it but i even dont know is this possible in Diablo 2. For sure some contrast shadow map can bring things alive. Just some shader plugin adds overall contrast and not really good result. Manna/Hp bar must be de-saturated to match overall view point.
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Many beautiful things, especially when talking about visuals, maintain their appeal only when present in moderation. Furthermore the context is to be taken into consideration: Nihlathak's temple is a secluded mountain location well encompassed in that type of cold tints and a few warm lights to underline the contrast. If the whole of ActV was like that it would badly clash with the chaotic context of Baal's siege and would aslo take a toll on the players' sight.
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budda
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Reversed HP/manna bar can become helpful. I mean bar not only become de-saturated but when character lost 60% life there instead of grey font must be some bright green line, and when life below 20% some bright red line. Good for blood fury also good when player doing some hard uber- no need focusing on hp bar, good for adding new skills similar to blood fury.
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bradsmithsite
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I didn't mean replace Act V, I meant make an Act VI where the stages look like that (would be great in red as well). To only use it in this one place in the game is like the start of the forest in the Diablo III expansion, the beautiful forest is only used for a few minutes before reaching the town. It's a complete waste. :(