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Buff Ship Spinning!

Bertrand Butler
Cras es Noster
#1 - 2013-06-23 10:16:30 UTC
Ok this seems like a totally superficial or inconsequential request, but I really think it has some merit. I also think it is very easy to implement, thus not taking a lot of development time out of more important things.

Right now, all ships that are previewed via the info picture are shown in a bland Caldari star background, regardless of race, origin or lore. Moreover, the way lighting is currently applied in conjunction with the dark top and bottom background leaves parts of the ships too dark for previewing at many angles.

My suggestion is to improve upon the previewing feature by adding different backgrounds when spinning a ship according to their race/origin (like the static pictures they have). Moreover, if the lighting source stays fixed on the camera center and the background is devoid of completely black regions, all parts of any ship would be readily visible from all angles.

One might think that such a change would serve no purpose at all other than a graphical no-content tidbit, but I really believe that it can help young players to get more excited in the game, and it would also provide a mild but measurable incentive for players to train and strive for more ship hulls. I think that the fact a past removal of hangar ship spinning resulted in a lot of rage strengthens my argument.

Thank you for your time. C:

Angry Mustellid
#2 - 2013-06-24 08:59:03 UTC
Not supported.

There are many more pressing, worthwhile and frankly more interesting calls on time and resources than this.

NBSI shall be the whole of the Law

Bertrand Butler
Cras es Noster
#3 - 2013-06-24 09:22:30 UTC  |  Edited by: Bertrand Butler
I fully agree, yet a change like this does not require any meaningful amount of time or/and resources. The starscapes are already there, you just have to assign a background ID to each ship when the preview screen loads. Or even better, assign a background according to the mainColor DB attribute so that you dont have to make DB entries for any ship.
Gaellia Bonaventure
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#4 - 2013-07-09 01:28:29 UTC
As a Grade-A ship spinner myself I totally support this idea. Make it so, CCP. Smile

Bring your possibles.

Laechyd Eldgorn
Hole Control
#5 - 2013-07-19 11:02:46 UTC
there should be achievement points for ship spinnning like

ship spinning I
ship spinning II
adept ship spinner title
ship spinning III
ship spinning IV
master ship spinner title

Adunh Slavy
#6 - 2013-07-19 17:21:50 UTC

A good buff would be keep a running total of how much ship spinning a player has done. Not being a big ship spinner myself, I gave it a whirl while watching TV, and seeing 1000 in blue was ... such a huge accomplishment.

Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.  - William Pitt

The Scope
Gallente Federation
#7 - 2013-07-27 16:38:45 UTC
Ship spinning is a useless feature that should never have been re-added to the game. I do not support this at all.