Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 21
01-25-2011, 03:46 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leviathan99
You'd have to change the exterior to match if you did that. The interior and exterior are using the same setup.
Oh. I didn't know they were using the same map. Though I guess it makes sense considering I fell through the solar system on Tribble the other night.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 22
01-25-2011, 03:56 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Commadore_Bob
Oh. I didn't know they were using the same map. Though I guess it makes sense considering I fell through the solar system on Tribble the other night.
It's a gutted version tweaked in a few places but, mostly yeah.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 23
01-25-2011, 04:40 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Omega Hunter 9
While that's a good idea on paper, the proper glare (not to mention the new shading) would only add stress to graphics cards. Also, I'd rather not need sunglasses to look in the sun. wait......
LOL, I never said the intensity of real stars.

Just make them bright spots in space with the occasional lense flare. Which is more convincing than the astrometric-type plasma balls.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Leviathan99
Here's the change I'm proposing:

http://img152.imageshack.us/g/esdm.jpg/

Before
After
That is actually doable. The Dev Team can do something like what they did with the first part of Khitomer Accords.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 24
01-25-2011, 10:50 PM
I had wondered why the Earth doesn't appear to rotate in Sol Sector? Then I realized ESD is in geosynchronous orbit of Earth (specifically San Francisco). Both would have to move together to express that. It's just more practical that both sit still for all the player's who pass through.

This is really what you would see from Earth's perspective:

http://movies.trekcore.com/gallery/a.../tuchd0270.jpg

I think that the interior for the new ESD will occur within the sphere. Beside the shuttlecraft in that picture.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 25
01-25-2011, 11:23 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Psi'a Meese
I had wondered why the Earth doesn't appear to rotate in Sol Sector? Then I realized ESD is in geosynchronous orbit of Earth (specifically San Francisco). Both would have to move together to express that. It's just more practical that both sit still for all the player's who pass through.

This is really what you would see from Earth's perspective:

http://movies.trekcore.com/gallery/a.../tuchd0270.jpg

I think that the interior for the new ESD will occur within the sphere. Beside the shuttlecraft in that picture.
From the inside looking out, the current ESD is in geosynchronous orbit over the Middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

If you look OUT OF the windows, you see the East Coast (from Florida up past Cape Cod and then up to Greenland) off to your left and the West Coasts of Spain and Africa to your right.

It's only from the outside that it looks like it's over San Francisco.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 26
01-26-2011, 12:48 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveyNY View Post
From the inside looking out, the current ESD is in geosynchronous orbit over the Middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

If you look OUT OF the windows, you see the East Coast (from Florida up past Cape Cod and then up to Greenland) off to your left and the West Coasts of Spain and Africa to your right.

It's only from the outside that it looks like it's over San Francisco.
In the game I see what you mean. Assuming we get the re-mapped Sol Sector later (once we have ESD itself), I'm hoping we eventually will see what Cuatella and Leviathan are suggesting.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cuatela
ST:VI would tend to agree at least somewhat with you. http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/File:Earthspacedock3.jpg
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leviathan99
Because it's a giant circular diarama around ESD. If you walk one direction, it makes sense. If you walk the other, it doesn't.

I think the whole thing would make more sense and work if ESD, instead of being parallel to a small earth (ie. orbitting from a distance), were perpendicular to a massive earth (in lower orbit).

Here's the change I'm proposing:

http://img152.imageshack.us/g/esdm.jpg/

Before
After
I wouldn't mind seeing the model of Earth replaced entirely. It needs to be larger and display an atmosphere like some of the planets seen in the exploration clusters.
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:33 AM.