Ive always wanted to see more elaborate damage in game. Love to see little tiny humans/aliens drifting in space after a big hit to the hull showing the interior of a ship or, venting out oxygen or some sort of material into space, seeing engines fly off, big holes in saucer sections ect.. list can go on.. hopefully theyll touch up battle damage one day.. would be nice. OHH and bigger explosions
I'd like some fourth of July sparkler effects for damage.
I think Klingon academy was better at battle damage........ but I don't think STO will allow us to blow someones nacelles off and punch holes through their ships So I will settle for some scorch marks.
Yes, Klingon Academy did that very well.
But I know HOW they did it: they literally modeled the damage into the 3d model.
this is a picture of the wireframe from Klingon Academy's Emperor class.
You can unpack the KA.dat (where the models, sounds etc. are located) using Interplay's own released software that 's used to unpack and mod Fallout 2.
Anyway look at the inner nacelles and you'll see they are not symmetrical.
It's the battledamage sculpted into the model.
So for STO, unless they use a totally different technique today, they'd probably have to completely redo the ships to get this effect.