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AthenaMetis
Posted - 2010.08.18 12:41:00 - [1]
 

I miss the trails that you used to get when you were taveling fast or just coming out of warp it made incoming ships look soo much cooler, im guessing they were removed because they when multilped 1000 times took up far too much GPU load but couldnt you just have an option to turn them off or on, or is there an option to turn them on because im usually running eve at like 100 fps and its a bit pointless seeing as my screen is only 50Hz

Corozan Aspinall
Perkone
Posted - 2010.08.18 12:45:00 - [2]
 

The single coolest aesthetic feature of eve .. *sniff

Professor Tarantula
Hedion University
Posted - 2010.08.18 12:45:00 - [3]
 

Edited by: Professor Tarantula on 18/08/2010 12:48:44
I don't think they were removed to reduce GPU load. I can remember fitting a 1mn AB to a Mammoth just to have ridiculously long trails as i approached the gates from 15k at a snails pace. Things like that probably 'broke the immersion' for people.

Julius Rigel
Sub-warp Racing Venture
Posted - 2010.08.18 12:47:00 - [4]
 

TTA

But yes, I miss trails too. Crying or Very sad

Devroush
Dreddit
Test Alliance Please Ignore
Posted - 2010.08.18 12:49:00 - [5]
 

Edited by: Devroush on 18/08/2010 12:49:40
I recently checked out some older EVE videos and my god those trails were beautiful Shocked.

Guilliman R
Gallente
Northstar Cabal
Important Internet Spaceship League
Posted - 2010.08.18 12:51:00 - [6]
 

Edited by: Guilliman R on 18/08/2010 12:51:01
I would seriously pay 1$ extra per month just to have them back. That's how cool they were and how much I miss them. Evil or Very Mad

wizard87
Posted - 2010.08.18 13:12:00 - [7]
 

Best thing about the Deimos was its more green than blue trail...

Can't believe they nerfed it even more!?!?!111//

will munny
Posted - 2010.08.18 13:14:00 - [8]
 

meh, there was a switch, which I always had in the 'OFF' position, no trails thanks...

Milo Caman
Gallente
Anshar Incorporated
Posted - 2010.08.18 13:30:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Corozan Aspinall
The single coolest aesthetic feature of eve .. *sniff


Per Polygon cloak Introduced with trinity imo.

Tellahane
Posted - 2010.08.18 13:33:00 - [10]
 

call my silly but the 1 graphical change I miss the most was when you were firing 8 guns, they didn't always fire on the same spot of the ship, it used to spread them out so you fired on multiple parts, which was far more epic when you were firing guns 1 at a time and they weren't grouped. Now all 8 shots will hit the antenna sticking out of a raven as it must the most critical part of the ships reactor, and requires 8 blaster hits simultaneously to take it out, sometimes several volleys depending on your ships position!

Guilliman R
Gallente
Northstar Cabal
Important Internet Spaceship League
Posted - 2010.08.18 13:35:00 - [11]
 

Edited by: Guilliman R on 18/08/2010 13:39:07
Originally by: Tellahane
call my silly but the 1 graphical change I miss the most was when you were firing 8 guns, they didn't always fire on the same spot of the ship, it used to spread them out so you fired on multiple parts, which was far more epic when you were firing guns 1 at a time and they weren't grouped. Now all 8 shots will hit the antenna sticking out of a raven as it must the most critical part of the ships reactor, and requires 8 blaster hits simultaneously to take it out, sometimes several volleys depending on your ships position!


I don't remember this oO but it sounds MEGA AWESOMEShocked

Why isn't this game so awesome. Why cant we have:
- Per poly Cloaking effect
- Engine trails
- Guns/lasers shooting at random parts of the ship
- Ship shield absorbing effects based on point of impact.
- Armor hit effects based on point of impact.

All can be individual ON/OFF features.

Davich MacGregor
Minmatar
Stellar Products and Quality Resources
Posted - 2010.08.18 13:36:00 - [12]
 

Bring Back The Trails. Evil or Very Mad

Aralieus
Amarr
Shadowbane Syndicate
Posted - 2010.08.18 13:36:00 - [13]
 

Never saw them first hand, but they sound like awesomewinleetinsause Shocked

Mr SmartGuy
Posted - 2010.08.18 13:38:00 - [14]
 

Edited by: Mr SmartGuy on 18/08/2010 13:38:43
I miss them too, but... God, not this topic AGAIN

Tellahane
Posted - 2010.08.18 13:40:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Guilliman R
Originally by: Tellahane
call my silly but the 1 graphical change I miss the most was when you were firing 8 guns, they didn't always fire on the same spot of the ship, it used to spread them out so you fired on multiple parts, which was far more epic when you were firing guns 1 at a time and they weren't grouped. Now all 8 shots will hit the antenna sticking out of a raven as it must the most critical part of the ships reactor, and requires 8 blaster hits simultaneously to take it out, sometimes several volleys depending on your ships position!


I don't remember this oO but it sounds MEGA AWESOMEShocked


Heh I started playing in '04 so it was way old but yeah I bet with lasers it makes more sense to focus on a single target and it seemed more "epic" of a change but it just looks plain silly when you have 8 things beatin on the most useless part of a ship =p It made more sense to me to be targeting multiple more critical parts then the other, but it was probably .000023 seconds faster to not do the multi-hitting graphic or some such.

Lonzo Kincaid
Black Bands
Posted - 2010.08.18 13:49:00 - [16]
 

When you hear trails, does anybody else instantly think of homeworld?

BinaryIdiot
Dreddit
Test Alliance Please Ignore
Posted - 2010.08.18 13:56:00 - [17]
 

I never got a chance to use a ship with the trails but I've seen EVE videos on YouTube and they look great! It's odd that they removed them. I hope they come back as a toggle-able feature.

Xiaodown
Guiding Hand Social Club
Posted - 2010.08.18 14:05:00 - [18]
 


Come on; the old cyno effect was WAY more epic.

New cyno effect:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGNIRhRElKQ#t=44s
vs old cyno effect:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qy9boh6vDfg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Snj8ueCEFI0

If you're going to talk about bringing back old visual effects, this is what I want to see.

~X


Xearal
Minmatar
SOL Industries
Black Thorne Alliance
Posted - 2010.08.18 14:13:00 - [19]
 

I've never seen the 'old' ones, but yes, being a speed freak, having no difference between wether my ship has an AB running or not is disapointing. GIEF US LONG FIRE TRAILS!

If nothing else, they're awesome to make pretty patterns ;)

JC Anderson
Caldari
Noir.
Noir. Mercenary Group
Posted - 2010.08.18 19:36:00 - [20]
 

I miss them, but miss the old Cyno even more. ;)

Razin
The xDEATHx Squadron
Legion of xXDEATHXx
Posted - 2010.08.18 20:01:00 - [21]
 

Originally by: Mr SmartGuy
Edited by: Mr SmartGuy on 18/08/2010 13:38:43
I miss them too, but... God, not this topic AGAIN
Well, it's either this or some trollbait about sharded servers or empire wardecs or some such.

I prefer this.

Oh yea, we need our engine trails back, CCP!

Barakkus
Posted - 2010.08.18 20:09:00 - [22]
 

Talk of trails makes me a sad panda.

And yeah, they were removed for performance reasons, last round of this topic got a brief dev response stating as much.

Tellahane
Posted - 2010.08.18 20:33:00 - [23]
 

Here's the only video i could find back from 2004 that showed some of the multiple hits stuff, if you watch as they shoot the station they shoot from the same location but onto multiple parts of the station at the same time, which isn't the best example of how it worked but give's ya an idea.

old video with the multiple turret hits

Jita Alt666
Posted - 2010.08.18 20:48:00 - [24]
 

Does Eve have effects?
I thought it was red squares, blues squares and purple squares. These squares occasionally develop flashing yellow and red outlines, then I broadcast for reps, then I see my shield bar going down, and then the shield bar goes back up.
Meanwhile I lock the flashing red outlined red squares and activate my turrets - but not before turning auto repeat and auto reload off.
I know if im hitting because I see their shield bars turn from white to red.

The only effects I remember seeing are the station backgrounds - which are pretty average compared to other games.


Halcyon Ingenium
Caldari
Bene Gesserit ChapterHouse
Sanctuary Pact
Posted - 2010.08.18 21:43:00 - [25]
 

By Tarvu, did you take the booster that makes you speak in run on sentences? But yeah, I can only imagine how cool that looked, but honestly I started doing boosters after that was over with. Sounds cool though.

xXxSatsujinxXx
Whacky Waving Inflatable Flailing Arm Tubemen
Posted - 2010.08.18 22:18:00 - [26]
 

I miss trails, the old cyno effect, and the way that turret fire would light up the side of your ship and nearby roids/objects.



Marcus Atntony
The Element Syndicate
Posted - 2010.08.18 22:40:00 - [27]
 

Although i agree they looked cool, i do understand why they are gone, and now is probably not the best time to attempt to bring them back in-game.

Also really it would be unrealistic to have them on eve-ships. I highly doubt any ship as advanced as those in eve would still be using a combustion based fuel for propulsion....well maybe the mimatar, crazy bunch.

Aerilis
Gallente
Quantum Cats Syndicate
Posted - 2010.08.18 22:42:00 - [28]
 

Bring back trails for Minmattar ships only Cool

Barakkus
Posted - 2010.08.18 23:03:00 - [29]
 

Originally by: Marcus Atntony
Although i agree they looked cool, i do understand why they are gone, and now is probably not the best time to attempt to bring them back in-game.

Also really it would be unrealistic to have them on eve-ships. I highly doubt any ship as advanced as those in eve would still be using a combustion based fuel for propulsion....well maybe the mimatar, crazy bunch.


I fuel my ship with exotic dancers thank you very much.

Grez
Neo Spartans
Laconian Syndicate
Posted - 2010.08.18 23:56:00 - [30]
 

They got removed due to them requiring too much GPU/CPU power to render under Scene2 (what the second Trinity upgrade was called).


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