Rift calls them dimension items, Landmark calls them props, they’re the icing on the cake to a builder. Rift relies on dimension items to bring life to player housing, though calling Rift’s dimensions ‘player housing’ denies the artistry and flexibility of the system to build scenes, stories, vehicles and anything other than houses.
Landmark started with a small selection of props, that asthetics-wise, go together. To my Rift-oriented eyes, these props look sturdy, functional and without grace. I long for something more refined, more elvish.
Some players see themselves as dwarves, others as intelligent cats or rats. If there’s a fantasy race I identify with, it’s elves and the props available do not sit well with delicate elven sensibilities. Take a look at the lamppost, it has dwarven proportions. The post is too wide for the height and the height is too short for the width, just like a dwarf.
Other furniture is of a similar chunky build. It conveys strength, sturdiness and durability, perfect for a dwarf returning from a hard day’s work and facing a hard night’s carousing. It’s furniture that will survive a direct hit to a dwarvish head. I want to put my delicate tush on something a little more graceful, elegant, stylish, elvish.
I’ve been spoilt by Rift. It’s a complaint I’ve heard from many Rift players, that the graphics of Landmark are not much to our liking. We need a transition prop style to help us adjust to the new look. Actually, we just need more props.
Props aren’t a priority right now for Landmark. I’m sure the devs want to sort out crafting and harvesting before loading the game down with props and when Player Studio comes online, players will be submitting many styles of props, elvish included. Eventually, we’ll have props by the thousands and Landmark will be a prop-morphing heaven.
I’m being impatient, I know, but I’d just like to put in my request for a more elegant style added earlier in the process rather than later. Another set of tables, lights, cushions and decorative objects, with curves and a feminine energy. One that takes it’s athetics from Art Nouveau rather than Medieval Block. I appeal to the prop devs, ‘Please, think of the elves’!