From what I've read all over the shop the one of the biggest questions concerns docking all things great and small.
There are a few observations that I have formulating that may (or may not) be worth reading.
My main observation is actually leaving the ship. From leaving the ship to standing on the balcony there exists
no logical pathway. You appear to have flown over a great chasm having found terrific skill with levitation which
sits ill beside the original Incarna teaser where we see some hapless chap leaving his pod in some sort of
medical-looking facility in a near-naked state.
I do think that this particular aspect of leaving/entering a ship
should be addressed as 'immerson' (as you so claim to aim for) relies upon details being accurate to what we
already know; namely that when you exit your ship you're quite wet and in nothing but your undies (though there
is a notable tedium in having to get dressed -every- time you leave your ship. But is that balanced against the fact
we may wish to dress our dollies often?).
Viewing the ship itself seems also to be an issue for some people. I would guess that the Dramiel is comparable
in size to a Boeing 747 (on account of it being roughly the same size as a rifter, if not half the length, certainly the same breadth and height).
Then a battleship would be much larger than this. If take one Rifter as being the size of a Boeing 747 and then realise that a Typhoon is
18 rifters long by 13 rifters high, you begin to see that some grandios is required when displaying such large vessels.
So to my mind the comparison should appear more this way: (warning: very rough)
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The tops of particularly large/tall vessels could be faded out with distance fog :D
As for undockable ships, well - the docking umbilical was invented for a reason in Sci-Fi. Let us make good use of it!