Brandon "BranFlakes" Felczer | Community Team Lead for Perfect World Entertainment
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Adding ships with custom animation is never easy, nor quick, but a ship like this deserved that kind of attention, and I think you?re going to really enjoy it. [...]
The Scimitar has been represented in our game since launch, but it was never a very high quality piece of game art, as it was never intended for players to use. The launch of Legacy of Romulus has allowed us to replace these old, non-player ships with brand new art that more closely matches what you are familiar with from the various series, and movies.
Are you going to update the model that is used by Donatra et al? The wings dont move on those...
There are many things I like about these ships... while the only thing i don't so far are the wings. It was the one point on that class I found just a bit off. Looking forward to seeing what they can do. Wont be able to afford one, but still looking forward to what they can do.
And you were doing so well with the last blog. Well, hope for the future maybe, but lets comapre.
In the blog right before this, you had a good detailed blog about how you constructed an episode, with lots of answers to who, what, when, where, and why. It was interesting and informative, presenting a lot of details that no one had ever really heard before among the player base.
This, on the other hand, is almost copy and paste from the last ship art blog on the Andorian escorts.
Paragraph 1: This ship is cool.
Paragraph 2 and 3: Hey, we put a bit of our spin on things. (Where, I don't see much of a difference.)
Paragraph 4 and 5: Hey it does this cool thing and we made the not cool cool.
Paragraph 6: We had fun, hope you will as well, details to come.
This is not a blog, its ad copy. Why could you not actually put something interesting up there, like so:
Section 1: We wanted to do the Scimitar, this is where we started. Do you go to CBS, watch Nemesis 1000 times, how did you do this?
Section 2: We wanted a three pack ship. What are the differences? The Skin? Why did you make the changes you made? What ideas were going through your head? Did you sketch ideas out, tablet, compter, does one of you have 1,000 models of scimitar varients in their garage? Details.
Section 3: The bing. Yes, you made the wing go through the firing sequence, because it is cool and awesome. How about you SHOW us? Video, all three varients going thought the animation at the same time.
Section 4: We liked this, and we hope you like it when it gets in game. Until then, please enjoy these beauty shots.
And while speaking about art, you didn't even cover the one thing that will be asked, is there a unique bridge, and how about you show it to us if there is one?
Come on guys, you've shown you can be good, why fall back into old habits when the bright future has been shown to be possible?