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Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 338
The basic t4 ar'kif has it's own model, and the t4 ar'kala refit has a unique model as well (and, obviously, the parts are interchangeable for customization purposes).

When browsing the shipyard, selecting the t5 ar'kif (tactical carrier warbird retrofit), you have a dropdown menu that allows you to view it as one of three options: Ar'kif, Ar'kala, and "Unique" - however, the "unique" option is the exact same as the ar'kif model.

So how about it devs, perhaps the t5 can get a bit of customization added? Maybe a slightly more pronounced hangar bay, considering it's the carrier variant?

My suggestions:
-Remove the 'middle' engine at the back of the hull.
-Make the two side engines slightly larger.
-Put a through and open hangar bay that goes down the middle of the ship (openings on the back where the middle engine would be, and on the front below the 'head' of the ship), with visible forcefields like the atrox has for it's two hangars.
-Give it quad nacelles instead of dual (each wingtip would have one nacelle on top and one on bottom, meeting at the center where the two wings come together) to portray a beefier engine system needed for the added mass of a carrier.
-Give the singularity exhaust ports a slightly different look than the other variants.
-Change the head of the ship to give it a visible weapon emplacement for the singularity beam to emit from, and room for the hangar underneath the head (so the head does not obstruct fighter launching).
-Make the wings sweep forward a little bit more, to give a more aggressive look.

And, of course, all these options would be interchangeable with the ar'kif and ar'kala variants at the ship tailor.