I was wondering if there were plans to update starship models in the future. I know that a few were already worked on, but improvements are still needed. A few I noticed right off the bat today (I've been out for several months):
- New SOV deflector looks great, unfortunately the saucer is in serous need of help. Textures, scaling and shape are way off.
- AGT Galaxy spinal lance looks awful. Its clearly 'pasted' on, cutting the ship name, registry and a bunch of windows right in half on the bottom side. Also the scaling is off it needs to be much larger.
- MVAM is neat, but the PROM has clipping issues everywhere, not sure about the other flavors. Also, am I the only one missing the top nacelle?
Those are just the things I noticed today logging in. The ships of Star Trek are important to alot of us fans ot here, and they should be done right.
I do want to end on a positive note and say that the ships look awesome when flying in sector space with the new effects!
The top nacelle is only supposed to appear when the ship is separated, and for me it does. It did not when the ship was initially released though. If you owned it for a while you might need to hit the ship tailor, as sometimes things like this, on preexisting ships, don't properly update.
As far as textures go, they're basically done in a "one size fits all" method to cut down on required art assets. That's unlikely to ever change, so don't expect them to improve much beyond perhaps simply having a few more imperfect options in the future.