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Fanfest 2012 Breaking News: New missile turrets and effects video

First post
James Amril-Kesh
Amarr Empire
#21 - 2012-03-23 22:56:38 UTC
Tarn Kugisa wrote:
And not one drake was seen in that video...

They're probably still working on the Drake. Remember, it has fixed missile launchers built into the model of the ship itself. Would look kind of weird adding these new launchers on the current model directly.

Enjoying the rain today? ;)

Kitfox Mikakka
Targus Tax Evasion
#22 - 2012-03-23 23:37:43 UTC
Looks awesome, think the fins are silly and the launchers are a bit bulky, but hell I can live with those for the ability to see the Drake I'll be in soon ripplefire almost a dozen heavy missiles from tons of hardpoints.
Hiram Alexander
State Reprisal
#23 - 2012-03-23 23:44:10 UTC
Seriously impressive.

I'm really looking forward to seeing how the new Bombers will look, when fully fitted.

And of course, like most people, I'd love to hear what's happening with the Drake...
Malevelon Haven
#24 - 2012-03-24 00:13:31 UTC
So hopefully safe to say the drake with get a remodel :) along with its upgraded spec making it less of a brick?

I've been waiting for this almost a year now! glad I fully cross trained into Caldari ships!

Personally think it will look sick, though I think the cruise and torp launchers should look like the heavy launchers "turret" style and the cap missiles should use the bays like the citadel. The sleek tengu isn't going to look as good now lol.
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#25 - 2012-03-24 00:15:24 UTC
Am I the only one who objects to missile launchers being turned into big square turrets?I for one liked my launchers not showing on my ship's model.
Jack Miton
Caldari State
#26 - 2012-03-24 00:28:04 UTC
My reaction:

There is no Bob.

Stuck In Here With Me:

Down the Pipe:

Emperor Khain
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#27 - 2012-03-24 00:33:28 UTC
armacitis wrote:
Am I the only one who objects to missile launchers being turned into big square turrets?I for one liked my launchers not showing on my ship's model.

Get out.
Nagarythe Tinurandir
Einheit X-6
#28 - 2012-03-24 01:12:06 UTC
oh yes :D
already love them launchers sooo much.
i really, really like the bomb launcher. it just makes so much sense, the way bombing works in eve :D

well i know it's still work in progress, but i'd like the missile bodies to reflect their origin. the em missiles should look very futuristic while the nova ones could look like an old nuclear missile from the 80's, all combined with the racial propulsion animation. (anyone noticed the new engine color of the gallente ships? - awesome)
the particle effects of the missile engine trails were visible only for a short time but they looked somewhat "thin". maybe they will get a bit more dense and compact?

so when did you say inferno comes? i'd like it to go live yesterday :P
Alara IonStorm
#29 - 2012-03-24 01:28:39 UTC  |  Edited by: Alara IonStorm
Hey CCP.

Was that a preview of upcoming Prophecy changes.

I counted 4 Launchers on one side of a T1 Prophecy.
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#30 - 2012-03-24 01:46:02 UTC
CCP... as a Caldari pilot I believe I speak for all of us when I say... Will you marry me? Roll

I literally had convulsions of happiness when I saw that video... We have the good old CCP back boys!
Intersolar Dynamics
#31 - 2012-03-24 03:49:07 UTC
The ONLY logical reason the drake is not in that vid is because they are propably re-skining it. In order for said mods to appear on it they would have to. Or they are currently working on the code so the missile pods on the ship actually fire missiles.

Either way, its about time missile ships stopped "pooping" missiles at their targets. Well done CCP, can't wait to have some fun. Big smile
De Re Metallica
#32 - 2012-03-24 04:03:29 UTC
Darronis Olachenko wrote:
Bear my children.

Or I'll bear your children.

Either way, let's make some children.

This is the most appropriate response here! -

All through the video I kept thinking words that would either be scrubbed from the forum for being inappropriate, or words that name various deities whose followers would not like my casual blasphemy.

Looks awesome. Made my heart race.
Akiriy Azuriko
Federal Navy Academy
Gallente Federation
#33 - 2012-03-24 04:24:45 UTC
this looks awesome, cant wait to shoot torps from my bomber ! XD
Davon Kastire
Shields Of The State
#34 - 2012-03-24 05:31:43 UTC <----------- My reaction

The effects were what got to me. For the longest time, a missile volley just looked like a single glowing light disappearing into a ship model followed by a pretty flash in the center.

Finally we have a single volley of multiple missiles exploding gloriously against a ship's hull in multiple areas instead of just one pin point spot.

The Bosena Accords
#35 - 2012-03-24 06:21:35 UTC
Nairb Hig wrote:

3. Fins? Great, the fins on the actual missile body will totally help stabilize the missile, in atmosphere. All my physics training makes me scream at inaccuracies such as these. Better option: Put rings around base. The extra mass located farther out from the body will increase the moment of inertia when the missile spins, increasing accuracy. Bonus: Eve missiles get a cool look specific to eve, and dont look like super cookie cutter boring missiles found in every other game ever. example: Super super ugly 5 min mockup, Linky

I -really- like this idea. I was thinking the same thing with the stabilizer fins.

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Gustav Mannfred
Bring back old Abyssal Arenas
Brothers of Tangra
#36 - 2012-03-24 06:36:20 UTC
i hope, the explosioneffects wont get changed. Because i love the huge effects of torpedoes. Epis disco when you use massed ravens to shoot on a dread :)

like this video from 2008:

i find the old effects looks better from some ships: like Phoon, Drake, Tengu, Cerberus, etc.

i'm REALY miss the old stuff.

James Amril-Kesh
Amarr Empire
#37 - 2012-03-24 06:43:43 UTC
Akiriy Azuriko wrote:
this looks awesome, cant wait to shoot torps from my bomber ! XD

I'm curious as to how they're dealing with this without it looking completely ridiculous.

Enjoying the rain today? ;)

Audrey Thinkerbolt
Ekchuah's Shrine Comporium
#38 - 2012-03-24 08:51:02 UTC
The launchers look really nice. But how are they supposed to reload?
Mecinia Lua
Galactic Express
#39 - 2012-03-24 10:00:51 UTC
I actually liked this, long time we had missile launchers etc.

Si'Andregal Grungolash
Native Freshfood
Minmatar Republic
#40 - 2012-03-24 10:02:43 UTC
Audrey Thinkerbolt wrote:
The launchers look really nice. But how are they supposed to reload?

I hope to see the missile turrets retract into the body of the ship when reloading. They better not just magically reload in their turrets with no visible mechanism to feed them missiles, that would be most disappointing.