Author Topic: Sakura Yoshino - Developer's Notes  (Read 546 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Ewelli

  • Administrator
  • Earned Hamaan's favor
  • *****
  • Posts: 162
  • Pink Frosting
Sakura Yoshino - Developer's Notes
« on: November 06, 2018, 01:14:19 am »
Character Introduction

She’s the youngest daughter of the [Yoshino] family, one of the leading families in a far Eastern island.
 
She likes dangos and was trained by the greatest warrior of the East, [White Dragon].
 
She seems acquainted with Asoka, the fox-masked ninja, and other pupils of White Dragon but...
She doesn’t seem to like Liung.
 
Sakura came to the New Continent after receiving letters from [Asoka] who was pioneering in the New Continent, and
[White Dragon] who was living in seclusion.


________________________________________
[Development]
 
Q: Why did you decide to develop Sakura?
A: There’s no special reason. We just wanted to develop another oriental character to celebrate the 12th anniversary of the
Japan server.



After completing the kimono version, we’ve created a new version of Sakura that fits [Granado Espada].




Q: What’s the key point of the character?
A: We focused on the concept, [Hime] or princess of a far Eastern island.
     We also tried our best to make the best use of [cherry blossom].
 
Q:  Why did you choose a polearm as her weapon?
A: We gave it a lot of thought. Should we let her wield a one-handed sword? Or should we choose a grimoire or a bracelet with
the image of a yin-yang master? Then we noticed that there are one-handed sword and bracelet wielders that have already been popular.
Since the character has been updated for quite some time and practicality is important, we’ve chosen a polearm as her weapon.
We wanted to emphasize the concept of her using a [naginata].
 
Q:  Could you brief us the character’s profile?




________________________________________
[Introduction]
 
Sakura is a character wielding a [polearm].
She wears a [leather armor] and since she has comparably high [STR], [AGI], and [HP] stats, we believe she will perform well in
melee and mid-ranged battles.

 
________________________________________
[Job Skill]
 
Sakura’s job skill, [Sword of Emptiness] has the following effects: ATK Rating +1, all stats +3.
Management of [Sword of Emptiness] is important since Sakura’s exclusive buff, [Ultimate] only triggers when the job skill is
active.






________________________________________
[Stance and Skill]
 
She uses her exclusive polearm stance which is a combination of the spearmanship she learned from her master, [White Dragon]
and the splendor of her island.
 
The stance consists of offensive skills which deal fatal damage.
As the battle goes on, Cherry Blossom becomes more powerful.
 
[Cherry Blossom] stance has a normal attack that strikes 3 times. It deals area effect damage; however the range is narrow.
 
At level 25, the stance has 25 Penetration and 20 Immunity, and its defense type is [Evasion].
 
- While using [Sword of Emptiness], a successful skill activates [Ultimate] on Sakura.
[Ultimate] can increase up to level 10 and as the level increases, ATK and critical damage increase.
Once [Ultimate] reaches its maximum level, it switches into [Thousand Sakuras]. In this status, normal attack range, area effect
range, ATK/Critical damage are highly increased and an ATK Rating increase option is added.

 
________________________________________
● [Moon Slayer]
- It’s a skill that deals damage to enemies in a short and narrow range by striking them with a polearm.
Although the damage is not very high, its cooldown is short.
- Once the skill hits a target, [Ultimate] level is increased.
- [Moon Slayer] ignores extra DEF of PC and adds damage to monster in proportion to the [Ultimate] level while [Ultimate] or
[Thousand Sakuras] is active.






● [Slay the Phoenix]
- It’s a ranged skill which attacks enemies by dashing through a 12m straight line.
- It has a comparably long casting time and once the skill is used, Sakura moves to the end of the range.
- It can be used to approach and menace enemies in the distance. It can be utilized as Sakura’s main skill due to its comparatively high ATK.
- A successful skill hit has a low chance of inflicting [Armor Crasher], which highly decreases DEF.
- Once the skill hits a target, [Ultimate] level increases.
- [Slay the Phoenix] ignores extra DEF of PC and adds damage to monster in proportion to the [Ultimate] level while [Ultimate]
or [Thousand Sakuras] is active.






● [Moonlight Flash]
- It’s a melee/mid-ranged skill that attacks enemies in a range of 7m.
- The skill is instantly casted. Upon unleashing it, Sakura spins around and brandishes a polearm to blow enemies away.
- The skill could be used to escape from a crisis, menace enemies or annihilate enemies with low HP at once.
- A successful skill hit has a low chance of inflicting [Mortal Wound].
- [Moonlight Flash] ignores extra DEF of PC and adds damage to monster in proportion to the [Ultimate] level while [Ultimate]
or [Thousand Sakuras] is active.








● [Heavenly Flash]
- The skill targets one enemy nearby.
- It can be utilized as the main offensive skill of the [Cherry Blossom] stance due to the high Ignore DEF and skill ATK.
- [Heavenly Flash] ignores extra DEF of PC and adds damage to monster in proportion to the [Ultimate] level while [Ultimate] or
[Thousand Sakuras] is active.






● [Thousand Sakuras Flash]
- The final skill, [Thousand Sakuras Flash] is a [charging skill] which has high Ignore DEF, wide and long range, and targets
multiple enemies; however it has a long cooldown and low damage unless it’s charged at its max.
- [Ultimate] and/or [Thousand Sakuras] do not affect [Thousand Sakuras Flash].














________________________________________
[Developer’s Comment]

- Use [Sword of Emptiness] → Obtain [Ultimate] by using a skill → Stack [Ultimate] to activate [Thousand Sakuras] and maximize Sakura’s PvP and PvE performance.
- [Sakura] cannot target enemies in the air. It is advised that she is teamed with other characters that can defend against such opponents (monsters and/or PC).
- [Sakura] will be more efficient in a battle with a small number of enemies.


Making my way downtown