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alexindcobra 06-24-2012 09:56 AM

Why purple?
 
The color of the Terran Empire ships is way of base with canonism. This ships from mirror universe were not dark ships with glowing purple engines and surfaces. The ships in the shows looked exactly the same as the ships in this universe. In TOS, and DS9 the ship looked the same, just the uniforms and people style was different. Even in the Mutltiverse in TNG, the ships still look the same. I think the Devs went too far to make the Mirror ships different and now ships like Jem'Hadar ships. If they want to just change the material the ships are made, then just change ship material, but not so drasticly that the ships look like dark ships from a horrer scene.

psycoticvulcan 06-24-2012 11:28 AM

The Imperial ships in ENT has gold-colored hull coloration. (pic)

The ISS Enterprise in TOS was mostly the same, just with a slightly darker hull.

The ISS Defiant in DS9 looked mostly the same, but the interior was reddish-colored. (pic)

So I think there is a precedent for Terran Empire ships having different coloration than that of Federation ships.

That said, I think they should be pale red rather than purple, both to match the ISS Defiant and to distinguish them from Jem'Hadar ships.

alexindcobra 06-24-2012 03:41 PM

I agree, The differences should be subtle like the show. Not so crazy, it looks alien.

baudl 06-24-2012 06:54 PM

no clue why they made it purple, probably just a gameplay issue...to identify them easier.
but i'm just guessing.
maybe there was an explanation for it, because i'm pretty sure one year ago you couldn't tell them appart from real Starfleet vessels. I think they got a redesign right before F2P had hit.


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