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Ship Models

Broski North
#1 - 2016-08-18 23:31:20 UTC  |  Edited by: Steelrattty
There is a lot to be said about the power of nostalgia. I would say it is one of the main reasons this game still has a subscriber base, the game was really good, now its not very good but people are still holding on due to nostalgia. Why are you destroying our nostalgia by replacing all the old ship models with new, objectively bad models? I remember when the Helios looked like a Maulus, that ship looked so cool I trained into Gallente frigate just so I could fly it. I remember hitting the belts in low-sec in 2005 and trying to kill people in a Moa which had a unique design that looked awesome. Why are you phasing in all these blocky, boring looking models? Some of the models are in dire need of redesign and some of the models were and are great and you need to stop ruining them. I am willing to bet that a large portion of the playerbase are veterans who have been playing for many years as opposed to new players who just started playing in the last 2 years, why are you trying to appease an audience you cannot maintain the subscription of? If you lose the base keeping the game alive you'll have nothing. Stop killing the game with worthless and meaningless changes, spend your minimum wage hours doing something useful like making quality of life changes, not adding a corpse bay to ships, god dammit.

Helios comparison:

Moa Comparison:

Scorpion Comparison:

Can a "New" player (if you even exist) tell me which ones you think look cooler? Sure, they're both OK, but the old models had personality, the new models look blocky and boring.
Danika Princip
Goonswarm Federation
#2 - 2016-08-19 06:24:16 UTC
...the old models for those are all awful and you know it.
Lugh Crow-Slave
#3 - 2016-08-19 10:38:11 UTC
Danika Princip wrote:
...the old models for those are all awful and you know it.

the MOA and scorpion (well the widow at least really gave a black ops prototype vibe ) were great...
Rivr Luzade
Coreli Corporation
Pandemic Legion
#4 - 2016-08-19 10:58:45 UTC
When I look at the Moas, the old one was blocky and boring. The new one looks like a sleek predator bird homing in you in comparison. Same for the Scorpion: The current Scorpion looks like a ship, not like a Minmatar scrapyard from which you amputated the other body half. And it looks a lot less blocky and boring.

When it comes to the Helios and Keres, I think it's a bit unfortunate, but the current Keres/Maulus model is amazing and should not be changed significantly. The Helios model on the other hand is up for a rescuplturing anyways, soon after the already finished Slasher/Griffin/Probe model changes, which are on Sisi.

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Nana Skalski
Taisaanat Kotei
#5 - 2016-08-19 10:59:47 UTC
Celthric Kanerian
Amarr Empire
#6 - 2016-08-19 11:09:18 UTC
The only ship model ingame where I think the old one looked cooler, is the Apocalypse.
Celtic Anarchy
Dead Terrorists
#7 - 2016-08-19 12:51:19 UTC
The Rupture is one of the ugliest ship still on the row and long overdue IMHO.
Zhilia Mann
Tide Way Out Productions
#8 - 2016-08-19 16:24:37 UTC
Danika Princip wrote:
...the old models for those are all awful and you know it.

No. The Helios is a major loss. I would ******* love to see what the old Helios would look like with new shaders, etc.

The others? Yeah, he's wrong about those.
Dior Ambraelle
University of Caille
Gallente Federation
#9 - 2016-08-20 18:52:00 UTC
The old Helios is basically the new Keres.
Personally I prefer the new Caldari designs you linked in the OP.
The ship I dislike the most is the navitas - it's weird, even for Gallente standards.

What I would like to see are more unique pirate ships.
SOE, Mordu's Legion, Angels and Sansha has their own designs, Blood Raiders have 2, Serpentis has 1. Everything else is just paintjob. I would like to see every pirate factions' own unique ships of every class, like the Angels.

Also, please make a unique design for the Gecko! It really deserves it!

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