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SmartyPants

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The Sight
« on: July 06, 2010, 04:11:59 PM »

I understand how The Sight can see through the dark, but why can't The Sight see through tree branches in the Great Forest during Mission 3?

Tastidian

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Re: The Sight
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2010, 09:27:36 PM »

Maybe the contents of trees blocks the sight. Wait a sec doesn't the sight only work with using trails of thought emitting from others. Than creates a map in the hero's head.
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Re: The Sight
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2010, 09:50:16 AM »

The Sight uses more then "trails of thought emitting from others", because Baz's empty cellar doesn't have anyone there to scan, and Duvalier is still able to see.  I don't know how scanning works (maybe like echolocation), but I do know it is able see more than thought emissions.

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Re: The Sight
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2010, 04:38:48 AM »

Mm, certainly the range limitation recently included in the game has made it a tad more difficult to explain away all the bits and pieces of having the Sight. For that matter, it may very well be, simply put, an issue of perspective- as in the Hero/Main can see the entire battlefield without the branches getting in the way on the ground level, but bird's eyeview has them branches in the way (ie he/she is aware of the enemies there, after all, pressing "?" does reveal the enemy's health, even if a unit is under a tree, but from practical point of view, it's easier to keep the mental projection of the battlefield to "top-down", whilst obscuring some details through branches on the trees). Or, the leaf-and-branch framework is so complex with so many details that even a person with the Sight might have trouble visualizing all the details, hence the leaves and branches on some of the biggest trees act as an obstacle/unpenetrable object.
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