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Isn't the turret on ships too small (proportionally to the ship)?

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Kieyra Marie Julian
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#1 - 2015-01-22 04:32:39 UTC  |  Edited by: Kieyra Marie Julian
I can't be the only one to feel like this.

The guns, especially on bigger ships feel so powerless, it looks puny (Yes I know it's relative to the ship size it's actually big, this is also a problem with the game where you get no sense of size, everything feels like the same until something smaller comes up to you) and gives no sense of satisfaction when you fire it, you don't feel it's a huge gun, it feels like I'm blowing wet paper balls out of a straw, you don't feel the kick of the weapon nor have any impressive sound cue that you weapon just unloaded a salvo of destruction.

TL;DR:


  • Weapons look too small relative to ships sizes
  • Weapon sound needs a rehaul


What I think

Instead of having multiple turret graphically represent turret fitted on ship, why not just throw in less turrets and make them bigger?
and of course, maybe try a different sound

Now many of you might say well why care when you're just going to zoom out all the time and watch the tactical overlay

It's a coherent experience that is part of the immersion, it's like watching a movie without any bgm, I for one like to zoom in on my ship once in a while to see it fire and since CCP is overhauling ship designs in the past few expansions, why not take a bit more time to make them more impressive
Quanah Comanche
#2 - 2015-01-22 04:44:32 UTC
Guns are appropriate sizes. Asian MMOs may suit you as for some reason they always have huge weapons.
Mina Sebiestar
Minmatar Inner Space Conglomerate
#3 - 2015-01-22 04:48:57 UTC
sound pass...yes

animation pass....yes

Having 1hour rate of fire weapon and half a sec animation on it is wasted opportunity just sayin

Size......size is right

You choke behind a smile a fake behind the fear

Because >>I is too hard

Kieyra Marie Julian
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#4 - 2015-01-22 04:49:10 UTC
Quanah Comanche wrote:
Guns are appropriate sizes. Asian MMOs may suit you as for some reason they always have huge weapons.



I'm talking about proportion relative to ship size, even battleships of the old had main guns with a size ratio that made them look bad ass. You're firing peashooters here
Kieyra Marie Julian
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#5 - 2015-01-22 04:51:24 UTC  |  Edited by: Kieyra Marie Julian
Mina Sebiestar wrote:
sound pass...yes

animation pass....yes

Having 1hour rate of fire weapon and half a sec animation on it is wasted opportunity just sayin

Size......size is right


That's is what i mean, if i had a gun like in the vid (which i feel is rather appropriate for a battleship or dreadnought, heck even titans) I wouldn't complain, and I'm sure guns are the right size, but there's nothing to show that size, the proportions does not make the size feel it's there


Eve in general has problems when showing proportion (understandable considering quite often there's nothing in space to show it)
Shailagh
6Six6Six6Six
#6 - 2015-01-22 04:52:29 UTC
lol who uses turrets anymore in Drones Online? Get a Gila/rattlesnake or isktar dude
Trey Kutoi
Furries Ruin Everything
Manifesto.
#7 - 2015-01-22 04:54:04 UTC
Eve Has Sound?

on a more serious note, most of the eve sounds are terrible enough that I turned them off, save for a few critical ones (ie hull alarm) and some ambiance, (music, some thruster sounds, cargo scanner) I wouldn't mind a full sound remake, but I don't see it happening when we have more important things like "ruin ship models 2015" and whatnot
Serene Repose
#8 - 2015-01-22 04:54:15 UTC  |  Edited by: Serene Repose
I know a short little guy with a turret so BIG he can't be tipped over from behind,
but if knocked on his back, he looks like this magnificent flag pole!

We must accommodate the idiocracy.

Qn'qura Zalas Zula
Doomheim
#9 - 2015-01-22 04:55:20 UTC
Makes me wonder how crazy my Incursus would have looked if the Capital blasters i mistakenly bought while drunk actually DID fit

Proper Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance

Kaelynne Rose
WTB Somalians
#10 - 2015-01-22 05:35:12 UTC
look at the ship real life size chart thingy. u are asking for guns that would be like several football lengths long. your crcruisebattleships are giiiiiiiiaaaant. guns shoulsnt be miles long dude.

super space people in the future will have smaller better guns if anything, not bigger.

also DRONES lol@turdets
Kaelynne Rose
WTB Somalians
#11 - 2015-01-22 05:37:21 UTC
Kieyra Marie Julian wrote:
nor have any impressive sound cue that you weapon just unloaded a salvo of destruction.
?
and of course, maybe try a different sound


space has no sound bear
Kieyra Marie Julian
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#12 - 2015-01-22 05:47:22 UTC
Kaelynne Rose wrote:
look at the ship real life size chart thingy. u are asking for guns that would be like several football lengths long. your crcruisebattleships are giiiiiiiiaaaant. guns shoulsnt be miles long dude.

super space people in the future will have smaller better guns if anything, not bigger.

also DRONES lol@turdets


Still wouldn't stop biggers guns and sexier sounds from being awesome though =p
Hasikan Miallok
Republic University
Minmatar Republic
#13 - 2015-01-22 05:57:07 UTC
Kieyra Marie Julian wrote:
Kaelynne Rose wrote:
look at the ship real life size chart thingy. u are asking for guns that would be like several football lengths long. your crcruisebattleships are giiiiiiiiaaaant. guns shoulsnt be miles long dude.

super space people in the future will have smaller better guns if anything, not bigger.

also DRONES lol@turdets


Still wouldn't stop biggers guns and sexier sounds from being awesome though =p



turret envy ???
Provence Tristram
Science and Trade Institute
Caldari State
#14 - 2015-01-22 06:15:35 UTC
I feel like the railguns are a little underwhelming visually. But laser weapons and projectile turrets are both very appropriate. And, let's face it, a missile launcher is a missile launcher -- not really going to be visually spectacular.
Jenshae Chiroptera
#15 - 2015-01-22 06:34:16 UTC
Summary, "I looked in the mirror of my 3rd person view and felt my phallic object might not be big enough." TwistedP

CCP - Building ant hills and magnifying glasses for fat kids

Not even once

EVE is becoming shallow and puerile; it will satisfy neither the veteran nor the "WoW" type crowd in the transition.

Skydell
Bad Girl Posse
Somethin Awfull Forums
#16 - 2015-01-22 07:13:55 UTC
If realism is the concern, the size of the turet doesn't really bother me.

The idea that we are limited to 249 km when this is possible now kind of leaves me wondering.

Of course in reality if we are to become a space dwelling race the first thing I would figure out how to do is make a probe I can warp to and the only way you would ever find me is if I wanted you to. That wouldn't make for a very good combat driven game though.
Abrazzar
Vardaugas Family
#17 - 2015-01-22 07:23:38 UTC
The turrets are perfectly fine. The ships are too big.

And don't ever try to make sense of the cargo hold dimensions.
Kieyra Marie Julian
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#18 - 2015-01-22 07:32:43 UTC
Abrazzar wrote:
The turrets are perfectly fine. The ships are too big.

And don't ever try to make sense of the cargo hold dimensions.


That's what I meant, proportion is off..let me edit the title so it causes no more confusion...
Pok Nibin
Doomheim
#19 - 2015-01-22 08:08:40 UTC
And, as we all know - it isn't the size. It's the sense of humor.

The right to free speech doesn't automatically carry with it the right to be taken seriously.

Vyl Vit
#20 - 2015-01-22 08:10:43 UTC  |  Edited by: Vyl Vit
Of course, super space people of the future won't have learned not to fight wars.
They're as natural as ... inflated currency. Boob jobs. Movie sequels. Hot dogs.

Paradise is like where you are right now, only much, much better.

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