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New ship explosions

Yadaryon Vondawn
#1 - 2016-10-05 21:30:50 UTC
I love the new ship explosions, however it appears that the bigger a ship is the longer it takes to explode. This is not a bad thing but unfortunately the Look At function only hovers for so long. In most cases not long enough to see the new explosions.

Another thing I noticed is that ships explode with seemingly random colored explosions, is this intentional?
Asher Kagen
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#2 - 2016-10-05 21:55:29 UTC  |  Edited by: Asher Kagen
More positive feedback re: ship explosions on SiSi test server..
I have waited 5 years for these.. oh boy! SO gorgous to see. I just cant stop self destructing ships.

Minor points for consideration:
1. A fraction of a second before the explosion animation begins, the ship model vanishes and re-appears in a new position very close to where the original model existed and the animation proceeds. The new model is not aligned with the camera and is immensely immersion-breaking

2. (This is more of a personal preference) I always envisaged a ship explosion to have both a fiery break-up and a powerful boom. By this i mean that the ship has immense electrical power contained in its workings. A blue-ish electrical blast wave wouldnt go a miss as part of the current explosion animation.

Edit: I just exploded a Providence and its explosion animation was mostly a giant blue shockwave. Is this a random colour change or an intentional hull size or race effect? hmmm

Every ship deserves the best explosion is can get


Massive thanks to the art department for making my nerd dreams come true. Keep it up :)
Daemun Khanid
Corbeau de sang
#3 - 2016-10-05 23:03:01 UTC  |  Edited by: Daemun Khanid
I also noticed the colors. Sometimes a ship will blow in red/orange, and sometimes the same ship will be blue. Also the explosions shown at fanfest were much better. Sorry Sad

Time 0:25 those arcs/arms just look way too much like textures on a few flat planes rotated around the ships axis... not attractive. And it's not so apparent in my video but the little debri sprites can look really bad sometimes. Like corny, bad little pixelated sprites bad.

Seriously, get rid of the 4 planes w shockwave textures and the debri sprites and just leave the rest of the explosions and the sparkles and and it would like pretty nice. Those 2 items look positively Wolfenstein 3d era.

Daemun of Khanid

#4 - 2016-10-06 08:07:53 UTC  |  Edited by: marVLs
Well i also was waiting for new explosions to back to playing eve (yeah silly but i cant stand old ones).

My thoughts:

- those mini pre explosions going through ship are awesome!
- im with Daemun Khanid, those arcs/arms look poor and bad
- bigger ships explosions (main explosion) should take longer and progress slower (well thats obvious)
- most important for me: pls pls pls add to it that "bubble" explosion effect showed on one fanfest, it was so climatic and epic lookingAttention

Also could be pretty sweet to have a "suck in" effect maybe only for bigger ships, i mean after mini pre explosions there's a blue shockwave going but it stops at some point and reverse with that distortion effect (will look like ship fall into itself) then we get a main explosion (with bubble pls pls plsBig smile )

PS. Bubble explosion effect would fix the "wreck transition" which look bad