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Mini T
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2011.07.19 17:12:00 - [1]
 

Sorry, if this has been discussed elsewhere, but I can't find it.

CCP, when will us Missile jocks get a visual improvement???

Karl Planck
Labyrinth Obtaining Chaotic Kangaroos
Posted - 2011.07.19 18:44:00 - [2]
 

not for a long time. It would take rewriting the physics engine in addition to changing vital model coding with all models that use turrets. They have stated this is a to-do, but don't look for it for at least a year

Guillame Herschel
Gallente
NME1
Posted - 2011.07.19 18:48:00 - [3]
 

Please no! Launchers and drones are the only weapons whose target icons I can see on the targeting UI anymore. Do not want invisible launcher icons too.

Mini T
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2011.07.19 19:19:00 - [4]
 

Quote:
not for a long time. It would take rewriting the physics engine in addition to changing vital model coding with all models that use turrets. They have stated this is a to-do, but don't look for it for at least a year


Is this a statement that came from someone in CCP or speculation?

Being that the physics engine is already existant due to turrent graphics, I can see no reason why it would take a year to improve this element for those of us using Missiles. It makes no sense from a programming standpoint.

DemetRYS
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2011.07.19 19:24:00 - [5]
 

Launchers were slated to get the upgrade at the same time as turrets, but for some reason they're behind schedule on them. That's all I got out of the latest interview with Soundwave/Scottsman. I don't think they specified a timeline.

Mini T
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2011.07.19 19:25:00 - [6]
 

CCP, can you give us some update? Would really be nice.

mxzf
Minmatar
Shovel Bros
Posted - 2011.07.19 20:00:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Guillame Herschel
Please no! Launchers and drones are the only weapons whose target icons I can see on the targeting UI anymore. Do not want invisible launcher icons too.



This.

Whose "brilliant" idea was it to take and make all the turrets dark brown and black in a game where your backdrop is usually space? The old turret icons worked fine, the new ones are just confusing and darn near invisible in space.

Mini T
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2011.07.19 21:07:00 - [8]
 

Bump CCP for an answer....

Mini T
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2011.07.20 01:23:00 - [9]
 

Bump for answer.

GenBlase
Caldari
Dark Fusion Industries
Posted - 2011.07.20 01:31:00 - [10]
 

I would like to know as well, but I suspect that they will release the improvements by the next expansion which is in December if not sooner. I would like to see a multitude of missiles heading towards the target and have multiple explosions than just once glowing orb. (when Grouped)

Mini T
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2011.07.20 03:52:00 - [11]
 

Come on CCP, provide some input! I know you read these post.

Cedo Nulli
Posted - 2011.07.20 07:29:00 - [12]
 

Take the whole absense of decent missile graphics as a hint to either go projectiles or despair.

When shooting grouped missiles I want to see more then 1 ball of light.

Mira Stargazer
Posted - 2011.07.20 09:41:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: Guillame Herschel
Please no! Launchers and drones are the only weapons whose target icons I can see on the targeting UI anymore. Do not want invisible launcher icons too.



This! Please don't "upgrade" the launcher icons! Fix the turret icons instead!

ChromeStriker
Posted - 2011.07.20 09:57:00 - [14]
 

Its been said a couple of tymes in different places.

Basically theyre working on it, but it means changing ship models and skins (drake, stealth bombers... infact most of caldari) not to mention the turret icons, the actual missiles themselfs, and theyre flight mechanics.
So its taking a while, will be done soonTM

Raven Nasa
Posted - 2011.07.20 10:02:00 - [15]
 

It's not the icons that ppl want upgraded, it's the actual graphics on the ships and the missiles while in flight. Read the topic more closely.

Cyniac
Gallente
Twilight Star Rangers
Posted - 2011.07.20 10:13:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Raven Nasa
It's not the icons that ppl want upgraded, it's the actual graphics on the ships and the missiles while in flight. Read the topic more closely.


True...

But while the turret graphics are nice the new turret icons are very poor indeed - old turret icons worked just fine and certainly didn't need to be changed.

Mini T
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2011.07.20 12:07:00 - [17]
 

The Drake should be the easiest to change in this case. It already has the ramps for a bay in it's graphics, but ok, let's take your base assessment of the bays being difficult graphically. Just improve the fact that missiles currently come from a single spot under the ship to multiple launch locations and multiple flight paths instead of a single puff of smoke and a ball of light! The physics engine already knows how to calculate flight path. Just add decent launch graphics and something slick like trailers to target. That would at least give some visual appeal without all the programming for skins and launchers. Baby steps instead of year waits for improvements.

Agile development not waterfall!


 

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