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wubbzy301

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Thunder Clouds [Idea]
« on: August 05, 2014, 07:11:15 PM »
Idk. Heh.

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Re: Thunder Clouds [Idea]
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2014, 07:17:01 PM »
I actually like this idea, it'd be a change from the normal white clouds we see normally ingame  ;D

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Re: Thunder Clouds [Idea]
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2014, 08:31:05 PM »
Not a bad suggestion. Though, I will point out (if you want to get technical), even Cumulonimbus clouds look kinda flat from space (thunder clouds). Here is a satellite image of earth. See the storm cell past Florida, near New York? Those would be the thunder clouds you mentioned. There is also a couple near Washington state and Canada.

The other thinner,  shredded clouds (more separated), are called Cirrus clouds (high clouds). Those look relatively flat too. There is some detail that you could put into thunder clouds for US2, but it may not look all that different.

What would be cool to see is the clouds moving in all directions instead of repeating the same animation like what you may have noticed in the live stream a couple weeks ago. Procedural clouds would be cool, not just for earth, but for any planet you spawn.

EDIT: Also, I forgot. I guess the jet stream helps keep storms coming in and out of their usual areas. Like winter storms coming down from Northern Alaska and into the midwest. So I guess the current way the clouds move on earth isn't all that far off.
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Re: Thunder Clouds [Idea]
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2014, 09:12:09 PM »
I LIKE THE IDEA!, SO MUCH SO IM SAYIN IT LOUDLY! ;D

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Re: Thunder Clouds [Idea]
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2014, 12:42:58 AM »
too scary. it will destroy my house hahaha nice

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Re: Thunder Clouds [Idea]
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2014, 02:45:48 PM »
too scary. it will destroy my house hahaha nice
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Re: Thunder Clouds [Idea]
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2014, 02:46:35 PM »
A good idea, might be had to code though.

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Re: Thunder Clouds [Idea]
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2014, 12:12:21 AM »
Idk about that, it doesn't look TOO hard to program.

The problem is, as Ventifact said, that thunderclouds from space are practically invisible, so it would be unrealistic to have large, grey masses floating around in the atmosphere. Chad said that they will be working on color editors for the clouds, water, land, and flora.