Intrepid Class - Slight Annoyance
I have looked in many threads for mention of this, and as yet have found non.
On the upper rear of the Intrepid primary hull, there are two indentations where there sould only be one, but that does not bother me too much. What does bother me is that these indentations are bright red - as seen here (on closer inspection, it seems that the airlock hatch is above the left indentation, it should be on the back wall of said indentation)
I know that it is not a major issue, but it would be great to see it gone. So if you happen to see this CapnLogan, could you give it a lick of paint?? pwetty pwease :)
Might help to have some reference pictures of how it should look (for comparison):
Why did I not remember to put in some ref shots?!?!? Thanks for that :)
They used to be Impulse engines (CapnLogan fixed that).
This is likely why they are still red and two of them, instead of being a single airlock door.
I think the Intrepid could use quite a bit of love. There are a couple of things that don't seem right with the ship.
It actually looks like it was quite a rushed job. Many other models look a lot cleaner and more detailed. Switched from Intrepid to Nebula class for that reason. :(
The double indentations have always been there, as seen on the pic. better view here as seen in this pic, the indentations have always been red.
Truth is, the Intrepid model is more than "slightly" off
The art on the intrepid model is so off, it's depressing.
I've read a few of these posts and CaptnLogan has responded to a few of the other "ship fix" requests in other classes. My guess is he must be a very busy man with the Enterprise F and all, because I don't recall any official feedback on this particular ship.
As such I hesitate to keep asking, I feel like a nag, but this is important to me. I bought this ship in the C store. For REAL money, not energy credits ingame. The model's quality takes away from my enjoyment of the game. I can see how much better a job can be done and has been done, on some of the other ships.
CaptnLogan, I know you are a busy man, but if you could give this ship some of your time and your magic, it would make me very happy.
Here are the issues:
The Bottom part of the saucer:
1. There are several heavy rings like structures producing a layered affect, My guess is it was meant to simulate the dome like structure that is supposed to be there, it completely changes the shape of the saucer. The bottom dome structure should stick out slightly under the hooded top part of the saucer.
Further, the saucer is in serious need of smoothing.
2. In this same area, there are two rows of very bright windows near the ship's registry. There should only be one smaller row, set back in the "recessed part" of the dome.
3. There should only be the ship's registry on the bottom part of the saucer, not the ships's name. JUST the registry.
This is how it should look at the same angle:
Top front of the saucer facing head on:
1. The auxiliary, (secondary) navigational deflector dish on the top part of the saucer glows blue, this is wrong. It should have the same copper deflector like structure on the deflector as the main deflector on the primary hull, only smaller and appropriately shaped of course. If it must glow blue, it should only be back lit like the primary deflector.
The Primary Hull:
The bottom of the primary hull, should start out hanging slightly lower, than it currently does, (at the deflector end), then taper up to the variable wing geometry pylons at a steeper upward angle.
The back lip of the variable wing structure should be a tad longer, (and shaped diffrent) and stick out slightly past the nacelles, most notable in a profile view.
A side by side profile comparison, the differences become apparent.
On top, The shuttle bay door, should be slightly recessed into the primary hull, with the sides of the primary hull overlapping, tapering slightly out further and wrapping slightly down around and slightly infront.
4. There are missing yellow shuttlebay markings infront of the shuttebay doors.
5 The nacelles are much too boxy, They should start out thinner in front, growing conical in shape, to a much more smoothed more oblong shape than they are currently. Also the venting rings behind the bussard collectors should not glow like the collectors, they should simply be copper colored. The ship's registry should be on the bottom of both nacelles.
There are grill like structures on the back of the nacelles which are ugly, inaccurate and shouldn't be there.
There are several missing default paint schemes and markings. And the ship doesn't have the blinking running lights the other ships have.
I have included some very detailed pictures as a guide/reference. I'm sorry If I haven't explained myself well.
I hope these pictures provide the necessary details:
I've taken some of my game time detailing this issue, it's important to me.
I know you are looking into fixing the Prometheus as some players have requested, if you could give the Intrepid a lttle lovin too, that would be awsome.
I have nothing but the praise for your work on the other models you've worked on.
If I've missed something guys, please let me know :)
a few Resources to work from
i just swapped away from the Intrepid to the Luna Class because i just couldn't bare looking at it anymore...
Cryptic can you guys PLEASE make this one ...how should i put it politely? .......SUCK less? :o
Very upsetting we can't get a response from the artists on this. I have brought this up as have many others and silence. But they jump right on a whine about Klingon capes. :mad:
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