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pwebranflakes 10-11-2013 01:00 PM

Season 8 Dev Blog #4
 
Art Lead Jeremy Mattson shares details about the process behind designing the Voth in this entry of the Season 8 News Dev Blog series.


Link to the blog.

killdozer9211 10-11-2013 01:06 PM

I'm just gonna say it. Voth Boff/Doff. I want them. Howsabout one as a FE reward on top of that new carrier, or the last mission in the episode series?

Also, I want that silvery armor on the left in the first picture. And either the T rex or the Mech as a combat pet. Or both. Please make at least one not a consumable. The other can be a fleet reinforcement or something. Or from the rep system. You've got a trillion different ways to make it work, I believe in you, devs.

Edit: FIRST! :D ....Also, since when are we able to comment on dev blogs again?

cptskeeteruk 10-11-2013 01:06 PM

Lol them concept images are very silly lookin with them in robot suits, just like tholians look silly in their armor suits. I highly doubt star trek would have them look like that imo. Especially voth, they looked like they wouldnt need it also they have far better tech to never need it to be honest.

Still the normal lookin voth image looked ok, u got the faces right at least. Tho the left voth looked a bit over dressed.

Killdozen, i reckon they will have a voth doff at some point possibly when the voth lock box comes and u just know they will do it. Dont think voth doffs would in canon work like due to them despising humans cos of the history of the voth but well it wont stop cryptic will it. :D


I still reckon cryptic has gona nuts with having the voth as the bad guys, they should be neutral and instead have a story arc maybe going to talk with em and open diplomacy or somit if starfleet ever did do somit. I always felt the voth were reasonable apart from that women one.

Also.

This sounds reasonably inteligent to me.

"The Voth in "Distant Origin" (Star Trek: Voyager, Ep 3?23) are portrayed as highly evolved scientists, and we wondered whether or not they would even have a military."

Then we have this which i am displeased with, because they treat star trek as a game instead of a realistic representation of the show we all love.

"In the end, we decided that it would be in the game?s best interest to design the Voth in the Sphere as a technologically advanced group of soldiers. We talked about everything from mechs and dinosaurs to flying creatures and super soldiers. At one point our Lead Designer, CaptainGeko, said, ?all I want is dinosaurs with frickin? laser beams on their heads!?

They just ruin it for the rest of us that like to keep things the way the shows had em and not just make stuff up for "games sake". :(

If i wanted a fantasy game with flying monsters and dinos with lasers on their heads i would play WoW or some crap. Sto is suppose to be for the mature sci fi based players. Least thats how i see it. Im sure others that dont care as much will soon point that out below.

krisknives 10-11-2013 01:10 PM

Sound great though I think I would have enjoyed making the dinos a little more alien with some bio-luminescence or something. I look forward to blowing the lasers off these dino's heads.

pwebranflakes 10-11-2013 01:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cptskeeteruk (Post 12841251)
...concept images...

These are actually in-game shots that were rendered and then added to backdrops for the presentation of this blog :)

Cheers,

Brandon =/\=

krisknives 10-11-2013 01:12 PM

Oh I second the demand for a Voth crew mate. Not the humanoids though, I want a raptor as my security officer!

pwebranflakes 10-11-2013 01:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by killdozer9211 (Post 12841241)
Also, since when are we able to comment on dev blogs again?

You just did :) Comments and feedback about blogs and news posts will live in a forum thread that's linked at the bottom of each.

Cheers,

Brandon =/\=

sophlogimo 10-11-2013 01:20 PM

Chances for a Dinosaur combat pet? :D

thedoctorbluebox 10-11-2013 01:22 PM

Why am I getting a "Mass Effect" vibe from those screenshots (costumes)

orangeitis 10-11-2013 01:25 PM

We... we're gonna do ground combat against mech suits? And dinosaurs with frickin' laser beams attached to their frickin' heads?


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