Sunday, October 21, 2012

Why Cauldrons are Great For Aesthetics

Cauldron with the default texture

Cauldrons are very useful aesthetical features to a map; Even more though when you have it with a anvil. They are very versatile too.

Since their water amount can be changed you have even more possibilities! A small amount of water can be used to look like a pot that catches water from a peasants old leaky ceiling.

Practical use
They can be used to make it feel like the user is wet - taking advantage of the trip wire and having a dispenser behind (not usable to the player of course) You can have it filled with potions of fire resistance (preferably a lower level)  and it will emulate the player being wet. Now the only aesthetic problem is the water level dosen't lower as you use it. But who cares..