For me, I like the smallest monsters just as much as the largest. These small critters do nothing, but are cute and fun to watch with their simple animations. I plan to have small interactions between critters such as having a cat chase the rats around, or having a bear fish for salmon in the river.
This blog post I wanted to share some cool screenshots of the starter island. I just added the monster spawners, and already it is feeling much more put together. The NPCS are not added yet because we are developing a custom dialogue system which will allow for a large amount of text without spamming the player’s chat. The system uses a branching dialogue mechanic so, like Skyrim, the NPC will respond differently based on the player’s choices.
A farmer in Carrot Town.