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theoryfive 11-22-2012 07:27 PM

Starship MSD upgrade
 
Due to all the complaints and suggestions and questions that I've seen here since the game launched about the MSD on starship bridges, I have a proposed solution to the problem. Make them like trophies.

This would require the texture where the MSD display is located on each bridge in the game to be replaced with a default version that does not display a starship, which would then be overlayed with a starship schematic of the player's choosing. This overlay would be selected the same way as trophies currently are in ready rooms and lounges in player starship interiors. The texture for the MSD overlay would display only slightly over the default texture so that it would appear over it without popping off of the screen.

This way, players would no longer have to deal with incredibly jarring and immersion breaking MSDs displaying the wrong ship types on their ship's bridges. They would be able to select them the same way that they can select starship trophies, so it would be up to them which ship to display on the MSD.

amosov78 11-22-2012 07:32 PM

Another thing I wouldn't mind seeing as a "trophy" is the ship dedication plaque. It'd also be good if it you could interact with it as well, so you can input your character name and where the ship was built.

theoryfive 11-23-2012 01:05 AM

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Originally Posted by amosov78 (Post 6750981)
Another thing I wouldn't mind seeing as a "trophy" is the ship dedication plaque. It'd also be good if it you could interact with it as well, so you can input your character name and where the ship was built.

It might have to be displayed in a dialogue box in that case, as I'm not sure how well it would work to attempt to rig it up to display fully custom text on the actual Dedication Plaque model on a starship's bridge.

amayakitsune 11-23-2012 12:55 PM

The problem was never that it couldnt be done... its that many players are using mixed parts of ships... and theres not way to account for every available ship customization possibility without it taking up a large amount of space.

theoryfive 11-24-2012 04:02 PM

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Originally Posted by amayakitsune (Post 6760131)
The problem was never that it couldnt be done... its that many players are using mixed parts of ships... and theres not way to account for every available ship customization possibility without it taking up a large amount of space.

I know. What I was suggesting was to just put in MSDs for all of the basic, all-parts-from-the same-ship starship types. They could probably only do the basic ones that represent each type of ship to start off with, though.


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