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Time To Make Missile Launchers Visible on Ships?

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Maximus Aerelius
PROPHET OF ENIGMA
#1 - 2012-03-15 12:21:59 UTC  |  Edited by: Maximus Aerelius
After 8+ years of firing missiles from the belly of my ships I have gut ache! Big smile

I would love to see Missile\Rocket\Bomb\Probe Launchers added to ships skins when fitted (just like turrets have been for as many years as I have been playing 8+) with Missile Launchers being my primary concern here.

Time and time again we see turrets getting pimped and glamoured with a fix to this graphic, a tweak to that graphic where as we missile loving folk still haven't seen any love from CCP to render even just a box onto our ships to say "Hey...you want some?" Blink

I strongly believe its time that we Whooshers got some love from CCP and leave the Bang Bangs alone for a while. Lets examine the differences below just to make sure I'm on the right path:

Module visible on ships:

Turret: Yes
Launcher: No

Immense graphic when firing:

Turret: Yes
Launcher: Can't see the launcher as it's in the cargo hold just where my missiles are firing from!

Graphic to show missed hits:

Turrets: Yes...and very nice it is too!
Launchers: ha ha you're joking right...I can't even see a launcher in sight What?

Weapon Modules stow when warping:

Turrets: Hell yeah and we look cool even if we're bugging out of a fight woohoo!
Launchers: *Has left the building*

Please CCP, do to Launchers what you have always done for the Turreteers our there and pimp our bays. The graphics for Turrets are awesome and I can't fault that but please give us some thing to enhance our ships and so we can show our teeth when up against those turrets.

Thanks for your time.
Jace Errata
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#2 - 2012-03-15 12:34:22 UTC
What a coincidence...

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Maximus Aerelius
PROPHET OF ENIGMA
#3 - 2012-03-15 12:53:54 UTC
Jace Errata wrote:


Ah I didn't search on the SiSi forums before I posted...Forum Fail Roll

I so hope that this is incoming...it'd balance the two communities of Turreteers and Launchers completely and has been needed for so many years now.

for people not trusting hyperlinks here's the SiSi thread: https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=76290

Thanks to Jace for pointing this thread out for me.

Maximus.

Leto Aramaus
Black Fox Marauders
Pen Is Out
#4 - 2012-03-15 14:12:28 UTC
All 4 of your *separate points are the same thing.


Quote:
Launcher: Can't see the launcher as it's in the cargo hold just where my missiles are firing from!


What? No. Missile launchers are not sitting in your cargohold, and neither are the missiles you're firing. Unless you're speaking sarcastically as in.. "I can't see a launcher model so it therefore is in my cargohold"... but launchers are fitted to your high slots and their missiles are loaded into them, just like turret ammo.

Other than your strange way of putting it, you're core argument is right, missile launchers should DEFINITELY have models, better firing animations, missed hits (missiles whizzing by your ship and popping off behind you somewhere), and better sounds.

Just work on your presentation.
Ja'thaal Deathbringer
The Directionally Challenged
#5 - 2012-03-15 14:41:59 UTC
Damn, someone bet me to the Sisi thread post. Anyway, I agree that it's a good idea, and as I said in the Sisi thread I'd like it to happen. There are a lot of ships that need a serious remodel job. And if CCP were to update the models with stowable missile hardpoints, such as on ships like the drake.

Something that I didn't put in the Sisi thread that I think is interesting, the drake. Now, on the model the Drake (a ship that most all of us know and love) has 8 missile bays on it's top, But only 7 missile hardpoints. If CCP were to take this on (PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD DO IT NOW!!!) they would have to change the Drake model in a few different ways. One that I would agree with is having a 2-3-2 configuration on the missiles. Imagine, if you will, a Drake that has been remodeled, with 2 bays on each "wing" and 3 in the middle, thus bringing the model in line with the data. I think that this would make for a more lovable drake.
Maximus Aerelius
PROPHET OF ENIGMA
#6 - 2012-03-15 15:19:02 UTC
Leto Aramaus wrote:
All 4 of your *separate points are the same thing.


[quote]Launcher: Can't see the launcher as it's in the cargo hold just where my missiles are firing from!


What? No. Missile launchers are not sitting in your cargohold, and neither are the missiles you're firing. Unless you're speaking sarcastically as in.. "I can't see a launcher model so it therefore is in my cargohold"... but launchers are fitted to your high slots and their missiles are loaded into them, just like turret ammo.


It was sarcasm Blink but thanks for explaining the mechanics there Big smile
Maximus Aerelius
PROPHET OF ENIGMA
#7 - 2012-03-15 15:23:28 UTC
Ja'thaal Deathbringer wrote:
Damn, someone bet me to the Sisi thread post. Anyway, I agree that it's a good idea, and as I said in the Sisi thread I'd like it to happen. There are a lot of ships that need a serious remodel job. And if CCP were to update the models with stowable missile hardpoints, such as on ships like the drake.

Something that I didn't put in the Sisi thread that I think is interesting, the drake. Now, on the model the Drake (a ship that most all of us know and love) has 8 missile bays on it's top, But only 7 missile hardpoints. If CCP were to take this on (PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD DO IT NOW!!!) they would have to change the Drake model in a few different ways. One that I would agree with is having a 2-3-2 configuration on the missiles. Imagine, if you will, a Drake that has been remodeled, with 2 bays on each "wing" and 3 in the middle, thus bringing the model in line with the data. I think that this would make for a more lovable drake.


Personally, for the Drake, I would love to see a 2-2-2-2 configuration (side-top-side-bottom) as I love symmetry but it would take some work. Maybe CCP will give it a new skin but who knows...I'd be happy with just a stuck on picture of a launcher at the moment Lol

Some good points in the above reply though and thanks for taking the time to comment. Fingers crossed for a re-skin of our much loved Drake and some launchers appearing on SiSi for testing sooner than Dust514-to-Dust514.
Arpad Elo
BrightFuture
#8 - 2012-03-15 15:42:11 UTC
Making everything visible would be pretty awesome. It would increase the skill applicability in the game by a lot.