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# 1 Ships orbiting outside of ESD?
08-09-2011, 10:50 AM
What ever happened to the ships that orbited outside of ESD?

I know this is a pretty old topic, but I remember a long time ago you could actually see ships outside the window, flying around the station. I thought that detail was pretty cool, and it really felt like you were on a space station.

Were they taken out due to a graphical error or something? It'd be nice to bring them back.

Below is a really old screenshot taken about a year ago.

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# 2
08-10-2011, 02:11 PM
Ya I remember that and loved it. I noticed that it was gone after season 3.
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# 3
08-10-2011, 02:26 PM
i wish they have that, like you said it feels as if your on a space station and you can see what is going on outside.
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# 4
08-10-2011, 03:15 PM
Earth Space Dock is what you call a high traffic area. So to prevent lag since you have connections at every speed things start getting cut to save graphic space and cut down on lag.

I watched youtube vids of people walking around ESD and there's so much chop because 40-85 people are hanging out there.

Thats why moving things like crafting, the basic market, the exchange, and mail needs to be moved to your ship enterior. It just will cut down on foot traffic, and then they can get back some of the graphic flair that makes Sol a great place to visit.

Right now with everyone hanging around for Borg invasion Earth Space Dock is so Lagggie that I can't even move on speed graphics. Im using Serria as a backup right now.

Until they get that high traffic lag fixed ESD is going to suffer from some bland wartime looks.

I think thats the issue right now I could be wrong.

zevermoon
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# 5
08-13-2011, 12:13 AM
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Originally Posted by zevermoon View Post
Earth Space Dock is what you call a high traffic area. So to prevent lag since you have connections at every speed things start getting cut to save graphic space and cut down on lag.

I watched youtube vids of people walking around ESD and there's so much chop because 40-85 people are hanging out there.

Thats why moving things like crafting, the basic market, the exchange, and mail needs to be moved to your ship enterior. It just will cut down on foot traffic, and then they can get back some of the graphic flair that makes Sol a great place to visit.

Right now with everyone hanging around for Borg invasion Earth Space Dock is so Lagggie that I can't even move on speed graphics. Im using Serria as a backup right now.

Until they get that high traffic lag fixed ESD is going to suffer from some bland wartime looks.

I think thats the issue right now I could be wrong.

zevermoon
I'm fairly certain that's the main reason the ships were taken out. Another reason is that those exterior ships don't work well with the new "old" ESD since it doesn't have those exterior docking structures and ships dock inside of it instead.
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# 6
09-06-2011, 07:58 AM
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Originally Posted by zevermoon View Post
Thats why moving things like crafting, the basic market, the exchange, and mail needs to be moved to your ship enterior.
Then there'd be little reason to actually visit space dock or the klingon home city.
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# 7
09-06-2011, 01:10 PM
I wounder if they would let us see the players Warp in and fly around when we look out the window that would be cool to see!!
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# 8
09-06-2011, 04:48 PM
Awww man, I missed out! That would have been awesome to see.

It'd be great to see this happen again, even if the limit of it was to have a few stationary ships visible outside some of the windows in key areas, much like they did with the Galaxy class in the new shipyard area.
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# 9
09-10-2011, 03:49 PM
Honestly, The whole ESD interior should be revamped. Its beginning to look dull and boring
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# 10
09-06-2011, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Captain_Sonda
I wounder if they would let us see the players Warp in and fly around when we look out the window that would be cool to see!!
That would be so über I could just cream. I'd buy that for a dollar!
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