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Re: Chrono Shift General Progress Thread
« Reply #150 on: June 30, 2016, 03:02:40 am »
small little things are going well update :)

Not much to say really almost all graphics have been churned out and Maps are trickling in. Plot is finished. :)

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Re: Chrono Shift General Progress Thread
« Reply #151 on: March 13, 2017, 09:03:37 pm »
Little we are alive update! There's not much to say. We are in the meat of it. The story is done, the graphics are almost done its just putting the pieces together now. Enjoy these random screenshots.








The real question here is, why aren't there naturally any elder man and woman sprites in the original game for Zeal? Every other era has man and woman elder sprites. Well okay maybe not the future except for Doan but that makes sense they live post apocolypse. Same to be said about Ayla's era, its prehistoric, humans didn't live as long. But Zeal? There had to have been some elders besides the three Gurus right? Where did they go? Was there a mass serial killer on the lose killing older magic users? Were they banished to Mount Woe?
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Re: Chrono Shift General Progress Thread
« Reply #152 on: July 08, 2017, 02:51:42 am »
The people of Zeal age differently then the earthbound ones. There are sprites of elderly people in the earthbound villages.  Or Zeal may have the rule that once you reach a certain age or are unable to contribute to society anymore due to ones age causing mental and physical restrictions then they are banished to be an earthbound one. Kinda like, "Dune"... a little. Except, you may not immediately be banished from Zeal for being blind as long as your still useful somehow.

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Re: Chrono Shift General Progress Thread
« Reply #153 on: July 08, 2017, 03:46:17 am »
pardon me for just jumping into the discussion.

Zeal was an advanced civilization, and its people lived in opulence and luxury. Most importantly, they were magic-users. The game makes it clear that they went to considerable lengths to achieve what Greek philosophy called "the good life". In Kajar, they researched magic and worked to accomplish ever greater feats. In Enhasa, they turned inward, seeking enlightenment and higher states of consciousness through dreams and meditation. Of course, their downfall was hubris, which fits the ancient Greek theme.

The main reason they sought ever greater power from Lavos was to achieve immortality. Most likely, they had already fought against mortality, making many attempts with some degree of success, and the Ocean Palace was the culmination of this campaign.

Based on this, it's safe to assume that they slowed the aging process, retaining their youth and achieving much longer lifespans. Maybe they still look young after centuries, and not enough time has elapsed for anyone to be elderly. Or maybe Zealians have died, but they looked young to their dying day. Who knows, with a culture like Zeal, these things are possible.

Same to be said about Ayla's era, its prehistoric, humans didn't live as long.

btw, there were elderly in prehistory e.g. the elder of Laruba.
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Re: Chrono Shift General Progress Thread
« Reply #154 on: October 05, 2017, 06:01:22 pm »
Heh, interesting. So either the Gurus are really, really, old with a slowed down magical aging process, or Zeal does some questionable things to their Elders.