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Dev blog: The Dominix, Work In Progress And A New Art Director

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Flaming Butterfly
No.Mercy
Triumvirate.
#201 - 2015-06-30 01:26:14 UTC
we know what the thrasher did to you, but that is no reason to punish it with such a caldari pos look.

bellicose and rupture (and their worthlessness)

Minmatar ships are made of whatever, allowed to rust, then duct taped -so plastic is an appropriate look.
guska Cryotank
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#202 - 2015-06-30 12:17:59 UTC
Don't you even THINK about changing the Thrasher/Sabre after I recently had one tattooed onto my chest!
Idoru Yoshikawa
Eternity INC.
Goonswarm Federation
#203 - 2015-06-30 15:51:24 UTC
Moac Tor wrote:
Idoru Yoshikawa wrote:
Any word about the Firetail? :D

I would suggest the firetail is one of the best looking frigates in the game, so not sure it needs any improvement, at least there are plenty of other ships in much dire need of an update. *looks at the cyclone, bellicose, and rupture"


Sorry to disagree. The mesh is pretty ok, the texture definitively is not. Always imho
Grria Skullcrusher
MM Spolka z Zageszczona Nieodpowiedzialnoscia
#204 - 2015-07-01 07:33:37 UTC
As a proud user of Dominix I therefor thank you for this beautiful change!

The days I am constantly called 'potato' or 'adidas' will soon be finally over! Twisted
Alek Row
Silent Step
#205 - 2015-07-01 09:32:32 UTC
Idoru Yoshikawa wrote:
Moac Tor wrote:
Idoru Yoshikawa wrote:
Any word about the Firetail? :D

I would suggest the firetail is one of the best looking frigates in the game, so not sure it needs any improvement, at least there are plenty of other ships in much dire need of an update. *looks at the cyclone, bellicose, and rupture"


Sorry to disagree. The mesh is pretty ok, the texture definitively is not. Always imho


Belicose and Rupture I agree 100%, but what is wrong with the Cyclone? I like the Cyclone model.

SiKong Ma
Perkone
Caldari State
#206 - 2015-07-02 06:45:36 UTC
Is it just me or does anyone notice that the front view of the new Dominix model looks like the face of a terrapin:

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7073/7383495732_c789fa9cb2_b.jpg

Moac Tor
Cyber Core
Immediate Destruction
#207 - 2015-07-02 08:13:14 UTC
Alek Row wrote:
Idoru Yoshikawa wrote:
Moac Tor wrote:
Idoru Yoshikawa wrote:
Any word about the Firetail? :D

I would suggest the firetail is one of the best looking frigates in the game, so not sure it needs any improvement, at least there are plenty of other ships in much dire need of an update. *looks at the cyclone, bellicose, and rupture"


Sorry to disagree. The mesh is pretty ok, the texture definitively is not. Always imho


Belicose and Rupture I agree 100%, but what is wrong with the Cyclone? I like the Cyclone model.

It could do with a bit more pshhh.

It just looks like it could do with an update, a re-imagined version although still keeping to the same general shape, much like the great job they did with the flying trash can (typhoon).
Yarda Black
The Black Redemption
#208 - 2015-07-02 15:37:46 UTC
I've liked the first few posts that stated: all but the thrasher looks good.

Leave the Trasher alone or try again (imo)
Kal'Han
Kador Trade Company
#209 - 2015-07-03 19:08:23 UTC
CCP Darwin wrote:
Manina wrote:
The only thing I can think of that gives you the scale of a given ship, is something that can be visibly compared to a human.
And thats windows, bridges, maybe cockpits or even hatches on smaller ships.

I'll point out that even on the smallest ships, features that look like "cockpits" are usually several stories high when judged against the ship's stated scale.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evD5xqIHLmI old video but gives you a idea of the scales in eve
Vila eNorvic
#210 - 2015-07-03 19:27:17 UTC
Kal'Han wrote:
CCP Darwin wrote:
Manina wrote:
The only thing I can think of that gives you the scale of a given ship, is something that can be visibly compared to a human.
And thats windows, bridges, maybe cockpits or even hatches on smaller ships.

I'll point out that even on the smallest ships, features that look like "cockpits" are usually several stories high when judged against the ship's stated scale.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evD5xqIHLmI old video but gives you a idea of the scales in eve

Also this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8Ke1P3m4nU
Mara Pahrdi
The Order of Anoyia
#211 - 2015-07-04 12:09:31 UTC
Awesome Dominix redesign. Thumbs up.

Thrasher preview only gets a UghCry though.

Remove standings and insurance.

Mari Camos
4S Corporation
Goonswarm Federation
#212 - 2015-07-21 12:18:47 UTC  |  Edited by: Mari Camos
Hm, I understand the remodelling of hideous Moa hulls etc, and the space spud looks better now, but the iconic Thrasher?

The new model looks like there's some kind of mechanic beast molesting another mechanic creature from behind.
This is basically what I see in that model.

Let the lager decide what is wrong, what is right.

Jeremiah Saken
The Fall of Leviathan
#213 - 2015-07-23 06:16:29 UTC
New Domi
JP made a vid showing new Domi line hulls.
This is so much better than previous models.

"I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas..." - Herman Melville

Rain6637
Simulacra and Simulation
Dracarys.
#214 - 2015-07-24 18:40:34 UTC  |  Edited by: Rain6637
http://imgur.com/a/ErdiY Gallery of Quafe Domi on Sisi

That matte black is what I was hoping to see on the Core Complexion hulls. They've instead been turned a dark brown color which is something else completely. Due to rust, I get it. I'm not attached to the line of ships, but I am curious if you will allow any ships to have a black-on-black color scheme in this matte finish. If not Core Complexion, then who?



http://i.imgur.com/aRBpcnE.png Kaalakiota Golem

This close up of Glocks by Ben Garnell is a good example of grime and wear that fits the scale of the object. Full view.

I couldn't place the issue I had with the wear on the Golem before, and I think it's the sense of scale of the wear spots. They're too big. The Golem looks like it was in a rock tumbler with other Golems. How big would objects need to be (or how small would the Golem need to be) to have marks like that around its edges.

Even dump trucks are mostly clean. You can hardly make out wear on the Bagger 288, whose length is only half the signature radius of a Golem.
Oliver Delorean
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#215 - 2015-07-26 12:05:01 UTC
Thrasher looks totally ok and even new version is quite good but but...... before changing Thrasher you should consider Talwar cuz this is one of the most ugliest ship in New Eden.... just take a look at it!
Please! New art director.... Look at Talwar!Blink
Cheggers TrouserCough
Is it Cake
#216 - 2015-08-02 23:01:46 UTC
That new Dominix hull looks meh - barely any different from the abberation that was the last one. This would have been better (from the guy who designed the Oracle no less). Let's hope this new art guy is a little more ambitious when it comes to the much needed Vexor hull overhaul...
Tyberius Franklin
Federal Navy Academy
Gallente Federation
#217 - 2015-08-03 19:36:39 UTC
Cheggers TrouserCough wrote:
That new Dominix hull looks meh - barely any different from the abberation that was the last one. This would have been better (from the guy who designed the Oracle no less). Let's hope this new art guy is a little more ambitious when it comes to the much needed Vexor hull overhaul...

No, that really would not have been better, it's not a Domi, whereas the current redesign is. Most of the redesigns have intentional similarity to their prior versions, whereas that is a whole new ship, not significantly reminiscent of the Domi in any real way.
Telistra
Republic Military School
Minmatar Republic
#218 - 2015-08-25 21:50:35 UTC
CCP Devs,

I am normally hard to please, but I do love the new Dominix, its a welcome change and makes the ship feel more inline with what it can do from a visual standpoint. I also like the updates to a degree with the Probe and Stilleto, but I do have to agree with most here. Being a Minmatar pilot since my birth, few ships have held a timeless look like the Thrasher. When I talk to people who "do not play EVE" and they see the ships I fly they have no idea they are EVE ships. Accept when I show them the Thrasher they instantly say "EVE Online" just like when they see the Rifter.

Moving forward with a games evolution is fine, but I think with this ship you have a model that just works. If anything improve on the design but do not "re-design it" when it works so well. This is almost like the Rifter factor, its one of those ships that's so popular we should have a 4 Port USB Thrasher Model...

:) I know in most cases we are taken as just crying, bunt honestly this ship is good where its at :)


Orm Magnustat
Red Serpent Industries
Red Serpent Alliance
#219 - 2015-08-31 13:24:26 UTC
In the end stuff like that boils down to personal taste - so let me just add my personal 0,02$ ....

I dont like the changes to the Domi, the old design had some very special feeling and character, the new one makes it into just another ship that tries to look mean and dangerous. So it ended up "wannabe-cool" and boring. :-(

Any chance to get the old one as a kind of special editon, faction variant please ??
Samuel Triptee
Aideron Robotics
Aideron Robotics.
#220 - 2015-09-01 20:00:22 UTC
Please, please, please,

Don't make every ship in the game a symmetrical design.

The off-center, lopsided, asymmetrical ships are my favorite and look a bit more organic.

After awhile the symmetrical designs tend to look alike.

Just an opinion...


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