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radagast75 11-26-2013 01:20 AM

Would be about time for opt to disable trails
 
Yes, the warp trails still annoy me. They have annoyed me from pre launch and continue to annoy me ultil i can turn them off.

They di not pose any artistic value and while they serve purpose to someone, they are not useful to someone else so would that option be that hard to do?

yreodred 11-29-2013 10:12 AM

I'm with this.

Warp trails shouldn't be visible when flying with Impulse drive and in sector space impulse trails should be disabled IMO.

micadog5 11-29-2013 11:11 AM

When I first started this game, none of my ships had any trails, bar the ones that were changed by an item. Could never understand why people had those weird ribbon like things attached to their engines in screenshots and videos.

After I got to VA, I fiddled with the graphics settings, and Poof! I get the stupid ribbons. I've tried finding what I did, but nothing I try gets rid of them.

Totally support this, those trails have annoyed me for as long as I've seen them. They make the game seem even less trek-ish to me, especially after playing it without them for so long. No ships in trek ever had impulse and warp trails that I remember.

Only wish I'd have discovered how to screenshot back in those days...

futurepastnow 11-29-2013 11:31 AM

When I suggested this to a dev, his reply was essentially "The trails aren't for you."

Some people require the trails for a sense of speed and movement... and in pvp, they're necessary to convey your speed and direction to others.

They're not going to give you an option to disable the engine trails.

cmdrscarlet 11-29-2013 01:27 PM

Not meaning to threadjack, but I can't find the setting to turn them on! But really .... they are on all the time? Seriously, how do I turn them on!! I can only see the red trails (which gets changed with Set engines).

centersolace 11-29-2013 02:27 PM

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Originally Posted by cmdrscarlet (Post 13759051)
Not meaning to threadjack, but I can't find the setting to turn them on! But really .... they are on all the time? Seriously, how do I turn them on!! I can only see the red trails (which gets changed with Set engines).

How did you do that? :(

micadog5 11-29-2013 03:13 PM

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Originally Posted by cmdrscarlet (Post 13759051)
Not meaning to threadjack, but I can't find the setting to turn them on! But really .... they are on all the time? Seriously, how do I turn them on!! I can only see the red trails (which gets changed with Set engines).

This. This is exactly what I used to have. I think it has something to do with some of the graphics settings, like postprocessing.

micadog5 11-29-2013 06:47 PM

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Originally Posted by futurepastnow (Post 13757411)
When I suggested this to a dev, his reply was essentially "The trails aren't for you."

*snip*

From what I can gather, you're thinking we're asking to be able to disable the trails like we would disable the visuals on say a assimilated deflector. What we (or at least I) am asking for is more like an option in the video settings to disable the visuals like we would the profanity filter

If it is built like switch in settings, we wouldnt see the trails if they were disabled, but someone who has trails enabled would still see them on our ship. Just like if we swear in game chat, the profanity filter wouldnt censor it out for us, but people with it on would still see it censored. This is what we're looking for.

If it happened to be built like the disable visuals on the assimilated deflector our ship impulse trails wouldn't be visible to anyone, and people who wanted it on would see theirs, but not ours. We would also see the impulse trails on any ship that did not opt to disable. This would not work well ingame, and it is not what we're looking for.

Thats my take on this at least.

hawke89305092 11-29-2013 06:50 PM

I wholeheartedly support this.

I'd even settle for them being toned down a bit. Things like seeing a ship's trails at full impulse stretching out five times the length of the ship bug me, or seeing a ship with a whole heap of engines have all these different trails coming off them... it looks a little ridiculous.

And then there's how bizarre they can get if you're jerking your ship around like crazy, or if you're in fluidic space...

undyingzero 11-30-2013 01:06 AM

FYI, for those who are looking for the setting that removes the warp trails, it's Visual FX Quality. Setting it to low removes the nacelle trails, though it'll make things like beams and powers like Gravity Well look crappier. Seeing the Omega Antiproton Carbine shoot flat red squares is not pretty.


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