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July 23rd, 2009, 10:29
The Risen website has been updated with a new creature; The Sea Volchers and a video of it.
Sea volchers are not an uncommon sight in the Faranga Islands; they are frequently seen squatting on boulders, waiting for their next meal with their cold, staring eyes.
Volchers are carrion eaters, which means that they eat anything they find dead on the ground, even if they have not killed it themselves; it has also been reported on various occasions that they feast on creatures which are still alive, but too weak to escape their greedy, hacking beaks.
Thanks Kostaz for the update.
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July 23rd, 2009, 10:29
Can we say 'Scavenger'?
They were my favorite animals in Gothic I and II.
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July 23rd, 2009, 11:30
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July 23rd, 2009, 11:33
But these are flying scavengers. Anyway it's cool they are back, they were my favourite animals in both Gothics as well, but where are molerats? I want them too!
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July 23rd, 2009, 13:19
They look a lot better than scavengers even compared with Gothic 3.

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July 23rd, 2009, 14:00
it has also been reported on various occasions that they feast on creatures which are still alive, but too weak to escape
Like the Godlike player character you mean?

The volchers can be quite sneaky, spelling doom for many a careless adventurer who was suddenly attacked from behind
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July 23rd, 2009, 14:16
Not too impressed with the creature itself, but the animation looks great imo.
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July 23rd, 2009, 14:20
This is what PB would have continued with if the gothic series had not changed hands or became officially finalised…but this is PB and Risen in effect is G4 by any other name, the hereditory lineage is remarkable and following true to form.

Similarities or equivalents of previous gothics.

1. Sea Voltures…….Scavengers
2. Gnomes…………..Goblins.
3. Skeletons…………Skeletons.
4. Thunder Lizards….Lizards(G1) Monsters(G3)
5. Ghouls…………….Zombies(G1)Lurkers(G3)
6. Rotworms…………Swampsharks(G1)
7. Ogres………………Ogres(G3)
8. Ashbeasts………..Trolls.
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July 23rd, 2009, 14:26
I mostly agree with you, but I don't find any simillar monsters to the Thunder Lizard. As for gnomes, goblins were just some critters in Gothic games, the gnomes of Risen are much better portrayed. Ogres too, who in Gothic 3 were just some stong monsters, the one's in Risen would be a mix of Orcs(Gothic1) Ogres(Gothic3). Ghouls, well I find 'em quite good, yes it looks like a mix of zombie and lurker, but hey no one has mixed something like that. Ashbeast does look simillar to the troll, cuz they're both guerilla based monsters. Rotworms and Swampsharks? Both are slimy worms, tho the swampshark is a reptile if I remember correctly.

But seriously take any fantasy game and you'll see lots of stuff drawn from something, mostly LOTR.
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July 23rd, 2009, 16:02
Aww, what a cute sound it makes!

Yup, the monster updates aren't like the subtle hints from before, now PB is pointing their finger and asking: "So how do you like the look of the new Gothic?"

I maintain that they should show us the new minecrawler and shadowbeast already.
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You'll see the new minecrawler soon enough believe me.
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July 23rd, 2009, 16:10
I'm sure.
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July 23rd, 2009, 16:48
Well that beast reminds more of the mantis bug from NOTR, then there's those grave moths, which are of the bloodfly type.
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July 24th, 2009, 11:24
Looks better and cooler then the scavengers
keep up the good job PB

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