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illcadia 09-06-2012 11:49 PM

Please: New Transwarp Gate design!
 
Does anyone else profoundly hate the 'six plastic pipes stuck together' transwarp gate design we have? The feds are using it, the borg are using it, the bloody KDF is using it- and it's really ugly. Yeah, sure, there's some variation going on, but when I look at all the other bases, ships, and other art aspects- even the other starbase upgrades like the comm array- all of them are pretty neat looking and clearly have time and effort put into them.

Meanwhile we have these really ugly transwarp gates- and at least for the Klingons it looks extremely out of place as is. Could we get something... else? Maybe a trajector catapult like from voyager or literally any sort of design that looks like someone took more than five minutes in google sketchup to put together? Pretty please?

ncodb01 09-07-2012 01:37 AM

Well, they ARE based on the Borg Transwarp Hub in the episode Endgame from Voyager. However, i have to agree - they look fugly.

However, I remember seeing some concept artwork somewhere of a Federation transwarp gateway, which looked similar to the relays in Mass Effect, however ships would travel through the centre rather than using them as a slingshot. I really wish i could find the image... :(

Because it's not something that would bring in a whole heap of money from the Z-store, i don't think it would be very high on the list of priorities, or even if it's on the list at all.

Graviton Catapult - http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Graviton_catapult

Transwarp Hub - http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Transwarp_hub

grylak 09-07-2012 02:22 AM

Maybe one of those fleet sepcial projects down the line?

tebsu 09-07-2012 04:55 AM

oh noes... please dont start with "its startrek but it looks ugly, please change it".. i am just about happy that we are at a level where i can say "this almost looks like startrek".

darkjeff 09-07-2012 07:51 AM

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Originally Posted by ncodb01 (Post 5615871)

Transwarp Aperture - http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Transwarp_aperture

azurianstar 09-07-2012 11:47 PM

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Originally Posted by ncodb01 (Post 5615871)
However, I remember seeing some concept artwork somewhere of a Federation transwarp gateway, which looked similar to the relays in Mass Effect, however ships would travel through the centre rather than using them as a slingshot. I really wish i could find the image... :(

You mean THIS?

It's one of the Perpetual Concept artwork.

sirboulevard 09-12-2012 02:24 PM

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Originally Posted by azurianstar (Post 5630271)
You mean THIS?

It's one of the Perpetual Concept artwork.

I really like that design for the fed transwarp better than a reskin of the Borg one. Yeah, its a bit on the Mass Effect-era sci fi design side, but it's still distinctly federation. I say put this in-game as our fleet starbase's transwarp. In fact it looks more like a Quantum Slipstream based Transwarp gate, which is definetly in line with how Starfleet Tech has gone.

Cryptic, call up Perpetual and get permission to use this art asset.

cynder2012 09-12-2012 03:23 PM

Another thing I hate about the TW conduit is the first unlock location...WHY the heck would i want to go to Vulcan when i can just TW to Sol?

YEAH i know its useful for if your TW is on a cooldown but almost EVERYONE slots a DOFF that reduces that cooldown while they are in sector space.

sumghai 09-24-2012 08:02 PM

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Originally Posted by cynder2012 (Post 5688071)
Another thing I hate about the TW conduit is the first unlock location...WHY the heck would i want to go to Vulcan when i can just TW to Sol?

Vulcan has a commodity trader who can get you bargain prices for selected items used for Starbase projects.

The traders at ESD give discounts on different items.

centersolace 09-24-2012 08:39 PM

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Originally Posted by azurianstar (Post 5630271)
You mean THIS?

It's one of the Perpetual Concept artwork.

I feel compelled to file copyright infringement. -_-


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