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[Rubicon] Command Ship Models

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CCP Fozzie
C C P Alliance
#1 - 2013-10-02 17:04:52 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Rise
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One of the changes we were investigating for Odyssey 1.1 but had to drop due to time was adjustments to the models of half the command ships. The goal would be to move them over to hulls that match the T1 combat BC that shares their weapon type, creating some more variety, opening up options for the art guys in the future, and making the differences between the command ships more intuitive.

This is something that first got discussed by us in this Features and Ideas thread. Feedback was overwhelmingly positive but obviously there are strong feelings about a lot of this stuff. The Sleipnir in particular creates very strong feelings for me.

The plan is to change the visuals of the ships as follows (the names of the ships are not changing at all):
  • Absolution becomes a Carthum Harbinger
  • Eos becomes a CreoDron Myrmidon
  • Nighthawk becomes a Kaalakiota Drake
  • Sleipnir becomes a Boundless Creations Hurricane

  • This change would affect the visuals of each of those four ships, as well as manufacturing and invention for them. For that reason I want to get it announced as early as possible.

    This change would not affect the stats or bonuses of the ships at all. Any changes to those are an entirely different discussion.

    Here's a gallery of screenshots I took of the new graphics from our internal test server.

    I know this is going to generate a lot of strong feelings due to nostalgia and I share many of those feelings. However I truly think these new versions look amazing and that in the long run this is a change that people will look back on as an obvious positive.
    Let us know what you think.

    Game Designer | Team Five-0

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    Test Alliance Please Ignore
    #2 - 2013-10-02 17:05:39 UTC  |  Edited by: Krissada
    While they are being more distinguishable from their fellow command ship it uses up the same ship model as the regular harbinger/navy harbinger and so forth for all the combat battlecruisers, but with a different skin.
    Why not wait and create an all new design?
    #3 - 2013-10-02 17:06:05 UTC
    The Spod
    Center for Advanced Studies
    Gallente Federation
    #4 - 2013-10-02 17:06:17 UTC
    Zero Fun Allowed
    #5 - 2013-10-02 17:06:23 UTC
    I haven't read a single one of these new change posts, but my corp is all fired up about them!!!!!!!!!!! CoolCoolCoolCoolCoolCoolCoolCoolCoolCoolCool
    Junko Sideswipe
    Love Squad
    #6 - 2013-10-02 17:06:59 UTC
    That myrm looks pretty steaky.


    The Scope
    Gallente Federation
    #7 - 2013-10-02 17:07:57 UTC
    T2 Myrm hull ohbaby
    Quay Industries
    #8 - 2013-10-02 17:08:25 UTC
    im one of those that think all 4 are absolutely awful, names and hull changes.
    Immortalis Inc.
    Shadow Cartel
    #9 - 2013-10-02 17:08:56 UTC
    Please make the sleip prettier :(
    Two step
    Aperture Harmonics
    #10 - 2013-10-02 17:08:57 UTC
    my poor Sleip... :(

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    Rees Noturana
    Red Rock Mining Company
    #11 - 2013-10-02 17:09:04 UTC
    They look amazing to me. T2 Myrm and Hurricane? Yes, please.

    _ _

    The Scope
    Gallente Federation
    #12 - 2013-10-02 17:09:30 UTC
    I like my abso as it is, though, so sadface on that :(
    Helicity Boson
    Immortalis Inc.
    Shadow Cartel
    #13 - 2013-10-02 17:09:33 UTC  |  Edited by: Helicity Boson

    am helicity, and sometimes I am stupid herp derp.
    Ripard Teg
    Deep Core Mining Inc.
    Caldari State
    #14 - 2013-10-02 17:09:45 UTC

    aka Jester, who apparently was once Deemed Worthy To Wield The Banhammer to good effect.

    Beyond Divinity Inc
    Shadow Cartel
    #15 - 2013-10-02 17:09:54 UTC
    So bad.
    Utassi Security
    #16 - 2013-10-02 17:10:06 UTC  |  Edited by: Turelus
    Quote from previous thread.
    CCP Fozzie wrote:
    Threestep wrote:
    I like it. Would they still keep their corp/paint schemes?

    Yes, they'd have the same paintjob as before, just with different hulls.

    The art guys have also been slowly updating many T2 ships to have modified geometry compared to the T2 hulls, so either way someday the command ships will likely end up being a bit different, but that would likely come later.

    Again I would make the point I did the last time.
    Why change them to the normal hulls with new paint schemes now to only change them again at a later date when art finally get the modified hull versions ready. This seems like doing work on something which will be redundant in a year or so.

    I still think the Ferox hull is a much better looking command ship than the Drake.

    Turelus CEO Utassi Security

    Cassius Invictus
    Amarr Empire
    #17 - 2013-10-02 17:10:27 UTC  |  Edited by: Cassius Invictus
    Aaaa my belowed Absolution...

    If u do this please make the turret slots right for God's sake.

    Why did u remove 1 turret from all commands if u wanted that change...? Harbi will look stupid with 5 turrets, so will drake.
    Kagura Nikon
    Native Freshfood
    Minmatar Republic
    #18 - 2013-10-02 17:11:08 UTC
    OMG The sleipnir is Drifting!!!!!? MINMATAR OP!!!!

    "If brute force does not solve your problem....  then you are  surely not using enough!"

    Porucznik Borewicz
    #19 - 2013-10-02 17:11:26 UTC
    Looks good. Get hyped!
    Akrasjel Lanate
    Immemorial Coalescence Administration
    Immemorial Coalescence
    #20 - 2013-10-02 17:11:40 UTC

    CEO of Lanate Industries

    Citizen of Solitude

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