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Camouflage Calamity

The Scope
Gallente Federation
#1 - 2012-07-29 01:51:03 UTC
Ever since CCP started doing the V3 shader update a lot of the ships in our EVE have been wrapped up in camo. I personally do not like the camo patterns I think it's silly to put camo on a space ship. I'm really glad CCP is doing the graphical updates, the game really needed it and I know it's not easy work.

I just feel like the art department took the easy way out with the camo stuff. Instead of coming up with awesome color scheme and trim patterns like the Noctis has, they wrapped everything in Realtree and gave us the Navy Mega.... It makes me sad.

I know a lot of people agree with me and there are be some who don't. Does the general player base at large like or dislike the camouflage?


Camo sucks, discuss
Suddenly Forums ForumKings
#2 - 2012-07-29 01:52:09 UTC
How should it be painted?

Black? Solid grey?
#3 - 2012-07-29 01:56:45 UTC
Technically, if you want good optical camo in space you should have some kind of black/white matte paint with white/blue/orange spots here and there.

Would look weird in Eve.

But I agree, forest camo is ******** in space.

Inappropriate signature, CCP Phantom.

Monkey Steals The Peach
#4 - 2012-07-29 01:59:46 UTC
Needs more dazzle and less vomit.

Post with your monkey.

Thread locked due to lack of pants.

Bat Country
Pandemic Horde
#5 - 2012-07-29 02:00:08 UTC
Need camo for hunting space whales in the space kelp beds
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#6 - 2012-07-29 02:02:26 UTC
Suddenly Forums ForumKings wrote:
How should it be painted?

Black? Solid grey?

No, not necessarily. The ORE ships are all colored red brown and gold in using creative trim patterns. Tech II ships painted in the colors of the company that makes them is cool too. They managed to make the Alliance tournament ships look really cool without using a camo pattern.

I just think when it came time to do the navy ships they phoned it in.
#7 - 2012-07-29 02:08:14 UTC
The camo doesn't bother me, but changing the already awesome looking Angel ships does.
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#8 - 2012-07-29 02:14:24 UTC
Shedling wrote:
The camo doesn't bother me, but changing the already awesome looking Angel ships does.

Now they look like moo cows
Jake Warbird
Republic Military School
Minmatar Republic
#9 - 2012-07-29 02:15:11 UTC
Alara IonStorm
#10 - 2012-07-29 02:19:51 UTC
CCP doesn't need to change Fed Navy Camouflage.

They just need to introduce Space Forests.
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#11 - 2012-07-29 04:44:30 UTC
Alara IonStorm wrote:
CCP doesn't need to change Fed Navy Camouflage.

They just need to introduce Space Forests.

Then all the miners would be replaced with space lumberjacks!
nat longshot
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#12 - 2012-07-29 04:56:38 UTC  |  Edited by: nat longshot
first off most navy/army ship have some kind of camo paint.

in wwi and wwii there were navy battleships and carrier's that were camo painted.

thats what sets them about from other thing is the camo you can look and go ok that navy/army ship.

after radar was made navy gave up useing camo paint on there ships because radar would see them anyway. The camo paint is one way of just saying this is a navy ship not a normal ship.

if you fail to understand that then you need to read more. It not there trying to hide the ships in space its something my looking at and not useing the overview you know that ship has camo its not a meta 1 is a faction or t2 ship.

yes i rember when the navy mega was jet black looked nice but i understand why there camo now.

But ccp is talkig about custom paitn youll have to wait untill its ingame to change your paint. Rember when the Ford model T was first made you could have any color you wanted as long as its was black.

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Surfin's PlunderBunny
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#13 - 2012-07-29 05:01:20 UTC
All ships in Eve should be magnolia

"Little ginger moron" ~David Hasselhoff 

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Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#14 - 2012-07-29 06:35:09 UTC
1st world problem.
Zoe Athame
Don't Lose Your Way
#15 - 2012-07-29 06:41:11 UTC
What camo? I don't see anything.
Benny Ohu
Chaotic Tranquility
#16 - 2012-07-29 08:01:46 UTC  |  Edited by: Benny Ohu
Considering our ships have sensors that can detect any other object within thousands of kilometres and the lifespan of capsuleer ships it doesn't make any sense to paint the ship any colour at all. Would you prefer every ship was bare metal? Probably not. Instead CCP went with visually interesting camo schemes which call to mind actual military equipment. Rather suitable.

The camo's just a cool thing vOv

Did you know there is actually no sound in space

e: This post sounds like me being an arse, sorry. Ultimately you have every right to not like the camo schemes.
Kult Altol
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#17 - 2012-07-29 08:13:32 UTC
My ship is shiny and gold, what camo.
What colors would you have em be? Your nit picking. I wish they gave the players different options to pain their ship.

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Ta Nix
Gallente Federation
#18 - 2012-08-01 05:19:57 UTC
I absolutely agree with the OP. I was going to fire up a new thread, but now I'll just post my piece here:

You guys do amazing work. The game has come SUCH a long way graphically through your never ending updates.

However, respectfully, the idea of "camo in space" has never really sat well with me. It makes no sense and I really don't like it. When it was just a few ships, I shrugged and figured it was no big deal, but now it's everywhere. My precious Vindicator is now all blotchy, where previously it was sleek and black with wicked green lights. The Navy ships all have this same issue, and now the Angel ships are suffering the same fate.

It's TOTALLY fine if you want to appeal to a broad audience, but please do it by increasing the variability of ship skins, rather than slapping camo on all of them. I far preferred the beat up and "used" look of the original skins (allowances made for the dated graphics of course) to what I'm seeing these days.

There are so many other options when skinning these ships, and if I am remembering from previous blog posts on the new shading technology, there is NO reason players should not be able to toggle shader layers thus displaying or removing their camouflage layer.

Thanks for the great game CCP!

Please consider giving us a few options when it comes to camo.

Ta Nix <3

St Mio
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#19 - 2012-08-01 05:55:22 UTC
Clearly the problem isn't that ships have camo, but rather that we don't have terrain to take advantage of it.

CCP, please give us space forests.
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#20 - 2012-08-01 06:01:31 UTC  |  Edited by: Halete
The thing about the argument against camo not meaning **** in a world dominated by targeting computers goes both ways. ... Why not paint them in camo?

Lore tells us most of our ships have observation decks, though. Using camo for purely aesthetic reasons to designate a military vessel doesn't seem out of the question. Again - it isn't a big deal either way because there's probably an electronic distinction with civilian craft.

Now, I'm not saying I like the "Put camo on EVERYTHING" mentality that's sprung up as of late, but some of the arguments about it are rather petty.

"To know the true path, but yet, to never follow it. That is possibly the gravest sin" - The Scriptures, Book of Missions 13:21

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