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# 1 New Wallpaper Available
08-26-2009, 06:35 PM
If you check out our Wallpapers section, you'll notice a brand new wallpaper based on the Defiant class. Give it a look.


Link to the news article.
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# 2
08-26-2009, 06:39 PM
look like a Defiant Class starship to me
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# 3
08-26-2009, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Nasedo View Post
look like a Defiant Class starship to me
I second that.
While the texture looks bland, the model looks very good, except maybe for that deflector.
While I like these wallpaper, they disappoint me, they are just a ship render with a random background. Give us a big in-game beauty shot!
At least the Lcars frame is gone, I like it on the website, but not on wallpapers.

BTW: Where are the name and registry?
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# 4
08-26-2009, 07:00 PM
lol echoing the fact that this is clearly a defiant class, not vigilant...we demand retribution

edit: im indifferent about the lcars border...i kinda liked it...but it looks sharp without it too...like the background overall

@loyaltrekie...are you always this negative about stuff?
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# 5
08-26-2009, 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by loyaltrekie View Post
Looks bland and just as low detailed as I thought it would be; but those ugly pylon extension things are gone at least.

This is probably my least favorite wallpaper in that gallery(just my opinion of course).
Low Detailed?

How do you figure? I can see the fine details pretty clearly. Including some banding on the metal.
It's very smooth and lacks the "bits" of the original defiant class.
http://www.thefrpg.net/engineering/inactive/defiant.jpg

And it's unnaturally lit. But that's about it.
Otherwise it's very detailed.
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# 6
08-26-2009, 07:14 PM
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Originally Posted by LordDave View Post
Low Detailed?

How do you figure? I can see the fine details pretty clearly. Including some banding on the metal.
It's very smooth and lacks the "bits" of the original defiant class.
http://www.thefrpg.net/engineering/inactive/defiant.jpg

And it's unnaturally lit. But that's about it.
Otherwise it's very detailed.
It's not 'very' detailed by any measure except 1999 graphics, and even by that standard it is haphazard with what looks like a misaligned texture. What it is is passable for a mid-level LOD model. Even Bridge Commander's Defiant is better than this one, and neither compare at all to the fan made Defiants for Bridge Commander.
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# 7
08-26-2009, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by MajorD View Post
Even Bridge Commander's Defiant is better than this one, and neither compare at all to the fan made Defiants for Bridge Commander.
ALL Defiants for Bridge Commander are fan made, there were no Defiants in the original game.
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# 8
08-26-2009, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by MajorD View Post
It's not 'very' detailed by any measure except 1999 graphics, and even by that standard it is haphazard with what looks like a misaligned texture. What it is is passable for a mid-level LOD model. Even Bridge Commander's Defiant is better than this one, and neither compare at all to the fan made Defiants for Bridge Commander.
http://screenshots.filesnetwork.com/...2/57828_19.jpg
http://files.startrekonline.com.s3.a...-1680x1050.jpg

Bridge commander didn't have the Defiant originally. That, I assume, is the picture you'd like to note?

Alright.

So what separates the two?
Darker Hull texture.
More lines.
Flat details. Note the items on the bottom that should stick up, but look flat. (because they are).
Now note on the new image how the "recessed" black part is actually recessed.

The biggest difference is that the new one is smooth and a solid color.
The old one is not.

Actually, the biggest thing is the lighting. If they knocked that to more... subtle levels, it wouldn't be as bad.
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# 9
08-26-2009, 07:14 PM
Soooo much better now that the spikes are gone.....they looked ridiculous.



I see no problem with lack of detail. Keep in mind, this ship is probably covered with ablative armor, so you don't see all the details you would see on other ships....plus it's a lot smaller than most, if you zoomed in to the same scale on a Sovereign or a Galaxy, you'd probably see the same level of detail.


Some people have nothing better to do that complain.
I'm just glad to see something Defiant based at last.
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# 10
08-26-2009, 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Sovek View Post
Some people have nothing better to do that complain.
I don't see how opinion=complaining; but good try none the less.
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