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Why aren't ships in game depicted with proper proportions?

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Jett0
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#41 - 2012-06-05 16:21:58 UTC
Coming to a V4'd EVE near you?

Occasionally plays sober

Abdiel Kavash
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#42 - 2012-06-05 16:31:25 UTC
I want to know which pocket dimension an SMA can store a freighter in. Or even how exactly it gets inside.
Covert Kitty
SRS Industries
#43 - 2012-06-05 16:45:19 UTC
I agree, the mach is a great example of this. Enormous ship physically, but the fastest most agile bs.
Forum Clone 77777
Doomheim
#44 - 2012-06-05 17:16:04 UTC
Covert Kitty wrote:
I agree, the mach is a great example of this. Enormous ship physically, but the fastest most agile bs.

But if you look at the info on it, it says its a Jove design discovered by the Angel Cartel, could be a valid reason why its more agile and faster than smaller ships of its class.
Winston Wolverbadger Nimrodican
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#45 - 2012-06-05 17:39:51 UTC
Yea....so tell me why the Providence is covered on top by thick ass armor but has zero underneath.
The design engineer should be shot.
stoicfaux
#46 - 2012-06-05 17:51:55 UTC
nat longshot wrote:

The Machariel is the longest bs in the game but its also the fasted bs in game why is that i dont know ask the angel cartel that built it but from what i have read in game Angel ships are built useing joven plains the angels found in old jove systems they now hold. but that what the back story to the angels said.


The Mach is huge because it is mostly hollow which makes it buoyant in Eve's submarine physics. Things that float really want to float "up" but since there is no "up" in space, the Mach becomes the equivalent of an ADD/ADHD child strung out on meth stuffed into a straight jacket and forced to lie still on a bed of nails. This "is buoyant but not allowed to be buoyant" pensive energy is what gives the Mach its great agility and speed.

Pon Farr Memorial: once every 7 years, all the carebears in high-sec must PvP or they will be temp-banned.

stoicfaux
#47 - 2012-06-05 17:53:14 UTC
Winston Wolverbadger Nimrodican wrote:
Yea....so tell me why the Providence is covered on top by thick ass armor but has zero underneath.
The design engineer should be shot.

Transparent aluminium armor.

Pon Farr Memorial: once every 7 years, all the carebears in high-sec must PvP or they will be temp-banned.

Abdiel Kavash
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#48 - 2012-06-05 17:56:44 UTC
Winston Wolverbadger Nimrodican wrote:
Yea....so tell me why the Providence is covered on top by thick ass armor but has zero underneath.
The design engineer should be shot.


Those design patterns indicate two-dimensional thinking.
Svarek
#49 - 2012-06-05 19:42:07 UTC
Abdiel Kavash wrote:
Winston Wolverbadger Nimrodican wrote:
Yea....so tell me why the Providence is covered on top by thick ass armor but has zero underneath.
The design engineer should be shot.


Those design patterns indicate two-dimensional thinking.


KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN

Whoops.

Ituhata Saken
Killboard Padding Services
#50 - 2012-06-05 19:47:58 UTC
Svarek wrote:
Abdiel Kavash wrote:
Winston Wolverbadger Nimrodican wrote:
Yea....so tell me why the Providence is covered on top by thick ass armor but has zero underneath.
The design engineer should be shot.


Those design patterns indicate two-dimensional thinking.


KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN


No..... No, you can't get away! From hell's heart, I stab at thee. For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee.

So close...

Mastin Dragonfly
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#51 - 2012-06-05 20:22:09 UTC  |  Edited by: Mastin Dragonfly
Rushnik wrote:
Anyway, what bothers me the most is the proportions of the turret size to the ship and the wacky turret placement.
It looks like the design of the ship is done before you'd even know its stats and exact turret amount, with margins for navy and T2 versions.


I get very annoyed at most ships with an uneven amount of turrets, it always looks like crap, for instance the Harbinger, the Machariel and with the new launcher models the Sacrilege also went down the drain.
Corina Jarr
en Welle Shipping Inc.
#52 - 2012-06-05 20:37:32 UTC
A note on "thruster" placement.

The visual thrusters in EVE aren't thrusters. They are exhaust. Same as the pipe on the rear of a car.
EVE propulsion is non Newtonian, so from that standpoint, shape doesn't matter.

Moa is still ugly though... wonder why it looks like a chicken with a briefcase.
Haldor Rune
State War Academy
Caldari State
#53 - 2012-06-05 20:41:14 UTC
Corina Jarr wrote:
Moa is still ugly though... wonder why it looks like a chicken with a briefcase.

Because the Caldari are very business-minded, so it'd just be silly if the chicken didn't have a briefcase.
stoicfaux
#54 - 2012-06-05 20:48:37 UTC
Haldor Rune wrote:
Corina Jarr wrote:
Moa is still ugly though... wonder why it looks like a chicken with a briefcase.

Because the Caldari are very business-minded, so it'd just be silly if the chicken didn't have a briefcase.

But in a world of networked PDAs, what would one need a briefcase for?

/develop_sudden_paranoia_about_space_chickens

Pon Farr Memorial: once every 7 years, all the carebears in high-sec must PvP or they will be temp-banned.

Covert Kitty
SRS Industries
#55 - 2012-06-05 21:01:20 UTC
stoicfaux wrote:
Winston Wolverbadger Nimrodican wrote:
Yea....so tell me why the Providence is covered on top by thick ass armor but has zero underneath.
The design engineer should be shot.

Transparent aluminium armor.



Don't be silly, it's protected by god and the promise of divine retribution carried out at the hands of the Amarrian faithful should anyone try to harm it.
Indahmawar Fazmarai
#56 - 2012-06-05 21:09:28 UTC
There are two schools in the art of designing fantasy starships:

- Function makes the shape.
- Shape it and f... function!

Guess to which school belong EVE starships...
Rushnik
Qubit Boundaries
#57 - 2012-06-05 21:30:36 UTC
Then why don't we change that a lil bit? Should't be to hard.. we have infinite time.
Cavel Avada
Sons of the Pagan Sky
#58 - 2012-06-05 21:35:37 UTC
Haldor Rune wrote:
Corina Jarr wrote:
Moa is still ugly though... wonder why it looks like a chicken with a briefcase.

Because the Caldari are very business-minded, so it'd just be silly if the chicken didn't have a briefcase.


I lol'd. Funniest thing I've read all day.
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