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Advent Titan pictures look "meh"

By on February 16, 2012 9:36:52 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

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They don't look particularly cool or interesting, more like a floating vagina/womb in space minus the ovaries.  Advent aren't related to the anime series Gundam Wing. So, if that ugly vaguely humanoid design is anything other then early drafts of the advent titan there will be a bored sigh following rebellions release.  A cool looking flying saucer/oldschool cylon base star mix would look about 100 times better then anything the developers have shown us regarding advent titans.  A sphere with glowing hull lines would also similarly keep my interest as the other advent titan.  Hopefully they will just change the designs, but I figure it to be too late.

But its all moot anyways right? the TEC will just be able to turtle forever, the vasari will be able to relocate wherever they darn well feel like it having no empire weaknesses, and the advent might be able to take over a planet...whatever that means.  Advent titan should have a blanket "mind control" ability that would over time mind control ANYTHING.  By anything i mean planets, titans, starbases, anything.  As the titan levels up it increases the amount of things that it can keep mind controlled.  This would be through the use of culture, which the titan would also emit.  This would be a fun way to play advent end game, and really give those advent super "weapons" a really nice combo so that they might actually be built for combat, instead of lols.  It wouldn't be overpowered, as the other races have very strong abilities as well.  I like the idea of this ability as I have outlined it, because it means that no matter the situation, the advent titan will ALWAYS strike fear into your opponents heart, even if it looks like a vagina/womb.

Edit: okay okay, that advent titan DOES have the ovaries.

 

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February 17, 2012 3:07:35 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

I had a nightmare. I dreamt I was you sareth. 

 

I like the unknown and The unique. 

Think Different.

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February 17, 2012 4:22:29 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Yet, the design philosophy is that the advent are centered around being female, so having a vagina/womb + ovaries ship moving along (don't forget the halo) isn't thinking outside the box.  Its quite a small stretch to say that the direct feminine inspiration is unimaginative and downright strange.  Having a humanoid shaped ship is also not very inspired, again very strange thought process.  While the design philosophy of the other two races seems to make a modicum of sense, the advent isn't nearly as well thought out.

I would agree that it is unique, but unique isn't always a posative thing.  A goiter is unique, but not exactly desired...But when compared to the uniqueness displayed in the other races I find the advent ship design mentally half assed and downright dull.  The other aspects of its construction are done well, but putting a nice coat of paint on a crappy mesh doesn't solve anything.

The best thing about this picture is the beautiful background.  This ship fits and it is designed to bring out its best attributes, good spacing, a tactical move to miniturize the ship to maximize background. yet the fact remains, that it is still a vagina halo.  From this angle it looks more like a truncated cylon from the new battlestar galactica series minus the cool red eye.  I believe the halo is a simple inspiration to denote a possibly fanatical religious aspect to the advent...Yet its implimentation is also lazy.  All in all the sequential unveiling of the ships and analysis of the ship designs would conclude that the advent ships were the last to be designed and by the look of it, the design team had run out of ideas. 

Unity, the focal point of the advent would be better represented by a generally circlular or spherical shape and this should be the dominant characteristic of any advent ship that carries the advent cause to battle.  There are so many unique variants to this idea and still have your beloved vagina halo look incorporated somewhere in the design...

As for being asked to think different, why should I sit by and let a poor ship design get added to an awesome game?  Not to mention this ship will look awkward when seen next to the advent fleet.  This ship does not fit with the advent design.  Any person with a basic understanding of art and style can see this, why can't the ship designers themselves?

As for dreaming about me, you will have to realize that i'm taken, sorry dude. 

 

 

 

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February 17, 2012 5:14:07 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

This is all one sided ideology of what you percieve is right and wrong in terms of design. Advent have Aqua designs-close to fish and birds. Tec have industrial design and Vasari are war monglers- insectiods-Assault type designs. Everyone is entitled to have an opinion, Everyone is entitled to hate one of the races and change there design completely but talk is cheap. Make your designs and post them because everyone is entitled to be stupid, but you abuse the privilege. 

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February 17, 2012 8:29:45 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Quoting sareth01,
Yet, the design philosophy is that the advent are centered around being female, so having a vagina/womb + ovaries ship moving along (don't forget the halo) isn't thinking outside the box. Its quite a small stretch to say that the direct feminine inspiration is unimaginative and downright strange. Having a humanoid shaped ship is also not very inspired,...

Well, where you see a vagina/womb, i see a clove :

As thinking outside the box, maybe you wish something like :

Anyway, if you are not happy with the actual Advent titan, nothing stop you to download some free 3D software and make yourself a titan who look like you wish... your sphere idea can be modeld in a few second since it is one of the primitive shape in any 3D software... if you are not able to make these simple task, you can always "steal" the borg sphere from the startrek mod or the dead star from the star war mod... and modify the texture...

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February 17, 2012 11:06:26 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

I personally like the advent titan except for the giant farris wheel on top it kinda bigs me but the titan is still really cool and i cant wait to see the 2nd titan

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February 17, 2012 11:21:28 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Is this a gripe about the advent titan looks or the abilities? or just both?

Because besides a screenshot and teaser we haven't had an honest look at any of these.

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February 17, 2012 11:28:40 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

I think it's excessive epeening.

Unimpressed.

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February 17, 2012 6:48:37 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

I think it's excessive epeening.

Unimpressed.

lol, like we are all here to impress sinperium... Any reason why this is "epeening"? or in your arrogance do you enjoy making unsupported statements? Anyways this is not "epeening", this is a straight up negative review of the ship design from what I have seen in the screenshots.  In my view the poorly designed radiance battleship looks better, call me a critic. 

Is this a gripe about the advent titan looks or the abilities? or just both?

Because besides a screenshot and teaser we haven't had an honest look at any of these.

This is purely cosmetic.  I believe we have a good enough look to start comparing the relevance of the ship designs.  We know the form of the ships, and we can see detail.  My complaint is with the mesh of the ship, not the textures.  As always the texture people are spot on and really making the ship look good. 

First impressions from my girlfriend and I (she is a graphic designer):

TEC athena - cool, unique, fits well with TEC, very utilitarian.  Looks like it can take a hit.

TEC big gun - utilitarian, fits with TEC fleet well, looks capable.

Vasari spider looking ship - AWESOME SAUCE MUCH?  If anyone needed an antagonist race the vasari are IT.  Best looking new titan, imo.  Its a spider, so it preys upon everyone's natural inborn fear of arachnid shapes, well executed.

Don't really know about the other vasari titan - is that a battleship? either way all the new vasari concept art looks great so no worries we will have cool ships there.

Advent titan - ugh, what is going on here? is that a floating vagina in space?  Doesn't fit with the advent fleet at all, no strong impressions that this is particularly advent in nature, looks like a part of a bigger ship, leaves someone with the impression of being unsatisfied.

possible other advent titan - Gundam wing + bug = what are the developers thinking?  This doesn't belong in a space game like sins.

Compared to the other ships, the advent ships are just plain poorly designed.

Also, for you of the "mod your own titan crowd", where is the mass appeal of the advent ships?  The other races have mass appeal.  Developers should be designing for mass appeal to maintain the trust that their buyers have in them.  Poorly designed ships really break down this trust and make it hard to take the development team seriously.

"this made it past QA?" , "the Producers saw this and liked it?"

"marketing OK'd this?"  Need I say more on this?

This hurts the whole team, not an individual.  Look at that diablo 3 trailer with the new mannaroth/illidan looking prime evil.  This guy looks like he was cut and pasted from world of warcraft and makes the entire overly expensive cinematic look like crap.  This is a very rich company failing at designing a "lure to buy" for one of their main product lines.  Stardock and Ironclad are also fallible, and I will call a spade a spade if I see one. 

 

Here is a tip on redesigning the new advent titan:

Use the existing model, get rid of the halo and "head", add 3 more of the ship together and make a hollow elongated sphere inside the pieces lining them up in a cross fashion(when viewed from the front).  This alone would be a cooler design while still being unique.

Heck, even a Mon calamari cruiser style ship with plenty of curves would be far more interesting. Note the word use of "style".  I'm talking about inspirational direction, not copy + paste for all you art illiterate people out there.

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February 17, 2012 7:19:39 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

To each his own. I've never liked many of the TEC designs like the flying tanks (heavy frigates), staple removers (light frigates), and  the enovy cruisers.

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February 17, 2012 7:33:52 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Well the TEC are a trade fleet that has had to become souped up to fight a war.  Easiest way to do that is to weld on some big ass armor plates and make some big ass guns and there you go, a warship is born.

The vasari have the "tech edge" and have the cool alien aspect, as well as the "previous overlords of the galaxy" title to justify their strong starbases and cheap efficient tactics.

The advent are the bastard middle child, part human, part alien telepathic consciousness, they are the hardest to design because by nature they are somewhere in between the extremes of the other two races.  This design is inherent in the tech trees if you think I am wrong.  I would note that this is the main inherent flaw in the thinking behind the advent's racial design.  They need their own path, the guardian is a good example of this design, yet it has several failures inherent in its abilities that render it an expensive military toy, nothing more, nothing less.

Hmm somehow I missed this lil nugget of goodness.

This is all one sided ideology of what you percieve is right and wrong in terms of design. Advent have Aqua designs-close to fish and birds. Tec have industrial design and Vasari are war monglers- insectiods-Assault type designs. Everyone is entitled to have an opinion, Everyone is entitled to hate one of the races and change there design completely but talk is cheap. Make your designs and post them because everyone is entitled to be stupid, but you abuse the privilege.

Actually this discussion is quite expensive, as failing to do well on rebellion will substantially hurt the companies involved, if not cause them to fail outright.  The designers CANNOT AFFORD to screw it up.  Your "lure to buy" is going to get screwed up if people don't think your 6 titans are cool.  It is quite plain to see that the developers have had difficulty designing the advent titans, and you want me to offer the solution gratis.  Only an idiot would do so, I have given you some thought inspirations that could assist in the development of a new titan, if anyone wants my work you will have to pay.  Or have you forgotten that this is a mercenary culture? 

So in your view, all opinions are stupid except for the high priest/designers view in his unapproachable chair of light at the top of his sacred mountain?  Your post stinks of corporate dogma.  I don't have privilages, I have rights, or have you forgotten the age old struggle for liberty?  Has that lil tidbit of history eluded you?   If you are from a country other then the USA, I can understand your thinking.  But if you think you are a true US citizen, Ideologically you are NOT.  You are more in line with the subversives who would destroy the USA and all that is wonderful about that idea.  It is plain to see you bought into a corporate lifestyle, but I would recommend you get a bit more experience in things grounded in reality before you seek to engage ANYONE in the area of ideas.

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February 17, 2012 8:30:42 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Quoting sareth01,
Developers should be designing for mass appeal to maintain the trust that their buyers have in them.  Poorly designed ships really break down this trust and make it hard to take the development team seriously.
Since you are the first person I see complaining about this Advent titan it probably means the designers did actually hit it with that 'floating vagina' of yours...

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February 17, 2012 8:55:54 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

sareth01 dont start it over.

Gay race needs gay looking titan with gay abilities. thats logical

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February 17, 2012 9:02:02 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

@peeps that don't like Advent's Titans

You are entitled to your opinion but my opinion is you are grossly overstating any perceived issues with their design regardless of your sphere of design knowledge.

These ships were also designed by graphic artists and approved by people that are shaping the lore of this game. Just because it doesn't fit your preconceived notion on what Advent should be doesn't mean they aren't good designs for Advent. 

I'll give credit to Ironclad for coming up with a design that invokes so much passion about the faction. I can only imagine being TECH building a giant fortress or space gun to see one of these dropping in and going WTF is that.

 

Now don't get me wrong here. I'm not criticizing anyone here for having an opinion on what looks good to them or doesn't look good. I have my own opinions on the factions myself. But there's a big difference between liking or not liking to calling it a failure IMHO.

 

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February 17, 2012 10:46:35 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Quoting ZombiesRus5,
@peeps that don't like Advent's Titans

You are entitled to your opinion but my opinion is you are grossly overstating any perceived issues with their design regardless of your sphere of design knowledge.

These ships were also designed by graphic artists and approved by people that are shaping the lore of this game. Just because it doesn't fit your preconceived notion on what Advent should be doesn't mean they aren't good designs for Advent. 

I'll give credit to Ironclad for coming up with a design that invokes so much passion about the faction. I can only imagine being TECH building a giant fortress or space gun to see one of these dropping in and going WTF is that.

 Now don't get me wrong here. I'm not criticizing anyone here for having an opinion on what looks good to them or doesn't look good. I have my own opinions on the factions myself. But there's a big difference between liking or not liking to calling it a failure IMHO.

 

Yes there is a difference, a prediction can be made and it is my opinion that the design "might" fail as it currently is.  I am stating they don't have the luxury to fail.  If 2/3 races is good enough for the designers, it won't be good enough for the players.  Many games fail that are 95% on and 5% off, why allow yourself the error when it is easily fixed?  I point it out as a community service, because it is only human to become wrapped up in your work and attached to it, and blinded by it.  The developers are receiving feedback from someone who cares about the game from a different point of view.  The team at ironclad does deserve praise because they have made an awesome game, and I want them to get paid so they make more games that I like to play.  To do this they need good eye candy because that is the reality of the game industry.  The advent titan is not good eye candy, it fundamentally doesn't make sense and leaves one with the impression that is not satisfying.  This is a problem.  It needs to get fixed. 

The only complaint about my opinion is that it is a singular individuals outspoken opinion.  Hence the unproven hypothesis, I will predict it will go one way.  The experiment of the game's release will verify the hypothesis (the game will do quite well regardless). This discussion is not on if rebellion will do well because of the poor design of a titan or two, it is a discussion of HOW MUCH BETTER IT WILL DO if the design of the ship is improved.  I have the luxury to enjoy the experiment of the games release from afar at no cost to me.  The developers do not.  They should do a decision analysis and spend a small amount of cash to see if their audiences actually find the ship designs pleasing, because I guarantee that if they do they will have a change to the advent ship design and possibly a change to other ship designs as well.

Currently, the ship designs have every indication that they were built in the womb of ironclad ready to be released upon the world whether the world likes it or not.  You should actually ask the world before you do so.  Not every baby is pretty.

Once the forums get active again a communal consensus will be reached about the titans and people will show the least interest in the advent titan designs(that is my hypothesis, which is perfectly valid).  This being after the fact the developers will be powerless to make any changes and would also be completely ignorant of the potential cash they could have made if they followed intelligent marketing techniques.  To be fair, as the publisher stardock should be responsible for influencing how ironclad does business to ensure the quality of the product, but every corporate culture has its own strengths and weaknesses (and I for one don't know the nuance of either Ironclad or Stardock).  Perhaps this is a weakness of stardock, or a strength...perhaps stardock doesn't want to put in its word yet because it understands that ICO is a tight nit group of good designers.  I would say however, even good designers can convince each other with their fatigued brains that what they have made is a golden triumph when it is in actuality a dull ball of mud.  Hopefully stardock can step it up and ensure relatively simple quick fixes like ship design could be maximized to ensure better marketing of the product.  It would need to be done soon however, as the media ball is starting to roll.  Don't mess up your hype.

Developers, I want you to make more money. 

I don't have to kiss your ass and whisper sweet nothings in your ear while I explain how this is possible.

here are some designs that people paid a lot of money for that didn't work, don't be like them!

http://www.google.com/search?q=bad+logos&hl=en&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=ryM_T86yKsXZiALNtZjQDw&ved=0CCkQsAQ&biw=1595&bih=855

 

 

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February 17, 2012 11:19:27 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Well, it's your theory and a pretty weak theory based only on your biased opinion towards the models.

I happen to like Advent and Techs titans and don't really care for Vasari's. I guess that means Rebellion will fail because I don't like Vasari 

Seriously, I don't think you argument is very sound and see no reason for Ironclad or Stardock to be to concerned with it.

 

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February 18, 2012 2:25:05 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Sareth is an idiot. He needs to write essays to explain and complain about simple problems than just saying: "Hey can you do these kinds of designs- posts his " done.

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February 18, 2012 2:33:09 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

@sareth01

good god man stop whining about this this like a 3 year old!!! If you don't like the freaking thing don't get the game, god and its not like they can change the design

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February 18, 2012 4:51:02 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Some people apparently never get into the box and end up obsessing about the wonder and joy the box so much that when they get into the box they discover they are trapped and are as F*'d as before but only now with obsessing about getting out the box so much that they keep fucking posting idiotic stuff about how they never get laid and the advent ships get them randy.

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar unless you let bill clinton around it, then it is an excuse to bomb serbia to cover up the lack of hankies in the oval office.  Cripes Sareth, switch to decaf and stop lusting after bene geserit dropouts.

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February 18, 2012 6:08:50 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

This thread was written during my night shift, got a long week of nights as i'm filling in for the regular guy.  I don't dig coffee, keeping the mind active by typing long responses seems to do the trick just fine.

Sareth is an idiot. He needs to write essays to explain and complain about simple problems than just saying: "Hey can you do these kinds of designs- posts his " done.

awww you hurt my poor widdle feewings. 

Me: well thought out response.

You: sareth is a dumb dumb

Good god! The people I have to share this planet with.  I may as well crap on civilization and spit on self improvement while I burn books around an idol of christ killing muhammad.

Cripes Sareth, switch to decaf and stop lusting after bene geserit dropouts.

Best response i've gotten so far, keep up the good work.  I have a thing for telepaths, what can I say.  I want a woman who can mind fuck me real good.  As it stands, as the only consistent advent player online, the developers are in essence making the advent race for me to enjoy.  Yep I said it. 

good god man stop whining about this this like a 3 year old!!! If you don't like the freaking thing don't get the game, god and its not like they can change the design

Yet another person who doesn't really use their brain to process anything.  A three year old with my reading comprehension and writing skills would be quite amazing indeed.  I would say the person responding doesn't understand that i'm going to buy like 4 copies of rebellion when it comes out, and fails to see any connection on how threads like these help generate forum activity. 

As a die hard fanboy I WILL NOT STOP!  But at the same time, I don't worship those who create this game, I am instead very critical of them. 

 

Well, it's your theory and a pretty weak theory based only on your biased opinion towards the models.

I happen to like Advent and Techs titans and don't really care for Vasari's. I guess that means Rebellion will fail because I don't like Vasari 

Seriously, I don't think you argument is very sound and see no reason for Ironclad or Stardock to be to concerned with it.

 

Biased opinion eh?  could you explain in detail?  I would dearly love for you to explain how my own observed neurochemical response to these ship designs had to do with a bias.  Considering this occurs before I process the data in my conscious mind.  I fully don't expect you to have the thought tools to begin to describe this to me though.  It demands a rapier, where you have a broken stick.  Any actual holes to poke through my theory? Or are you just going to say arbitrarily (and quite lazily) that i'm wrong because I care and that is reason enough to discredit me?  Lol.  Apathy is for the stupid and weak minded.  But then, its absolutely crazy to actually stand up for something you hold true against a throng of haters.  NO, we can't have people who stand up for themselves in this society, because that would disrupt the social slave order.  We must drown them in the mediocrity of low standards so that they don't prompt us to use our minds. 

OWE my mind hurts!  Thats the blood flowing into your brain after a long absence of use.  Congratulations!

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February 18, 2012 6:12:56 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Quoting SemazRalan,
Some people apparently never get into the box and end up obsessing about the wonder and joy the box so much that when they get into the box they discover they are trapped and are as F*'d as before but only now with obsessing about getting out the box so much that they keep fucking posting idiotic stuff about how they never get laid and the advent ships get them randy.

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar unless you let bill clinton around it, then it is an excuse to bomb serbia to cover up the lack of hankies in the oval office.  Cripes Sareth, switch to decaf and stop lusting after bene geserit dropouts.

 

Probably the best retort here.

 I would however say more like fish-talkers+ bene gesserit.

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February 18, 2012 6:14:36 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

sodding double post

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February 18, 2012 9:02:32 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

You have one distant screen with no indication of what it will look like with abilities on or firing, etc....you make a Freudian psychological analysis and then 'peen back at our posts...EPEEN!

(This would be fine on Joe User though--maybe under "philosophy".)

Need proof of the 'peen?  Here's some quotes of the "substance"...we call this "evidence" in the real world:

OWE my mind hurts!

I don't worship those who create this game, I am instead very critical of them.

I have a thing for telepaths

NO, we can't have people who stand up for themselves in this society

I may as well crap on civilization and spit on self improvement while I burn books around an idol of christ killing muhammad.

awww you hurt my poor widdle feewings.

sareth is a dumb dumb

I don't have to kiss your ass and whisper sweet nothings in your ear while I explain how this is possible.

A three year old with my reading comprehension and writing skills would be quite amazing indeed.

Your post stinks of corporate dogma.

It demands a rapier

you have a broken stick.

in the womb of ironclad

like a floating vagina/womb in space minus the ovaries

It hurt my head reading all this.  You could have just said, "As a regular Advent player, I don't like the new Titan design and hope they'll consider changing it."...but that would never satisfy the 'peen.

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February 18, 2012 9:26:07 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Quoting Sinperium,
It hurt my head reading all this.

It really did. Grammar aside, the OP definitely suffers from a severe case of epeening.

Quoting sareth01,
Any actual holes to poke through my theory? Or are you just going to say arbitrarily (and quite lazily) that i'm wrong because I care and that is reason enough to discredit me? 

I don't need to poke any holes because all you've stated is your opinion which you are entitled to. The only support to your "theory" you posted is your girlfriend, who may be in school for graphics design, didn't like the advent titan as well.

I'll dispense with the analogies that I would use to describe this thread and will just leave it a this. It's ok to have your own opinions, but you assertions are not well developed and are poorly composed to the point were I doubt Stardock nor Ironclad have even read past the original Subject of this thread. My suggestion would be to follow Sinperium's advice and stick to what you actually know which is you don't like the new Advent Titan design and hope they'll consider changing it.

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February 18, 2012 10:00:06 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Quoting sareth01,

 

This is purely cosmetic.  I believe we have a good enough look to start comparing the relevance of the ship designs.  We know the form of the ships, and we can see detail.  My complaint is with the mesh of the ship, not the textures.  As always the texture people are spot on and really making the ship look good. 

First impressions from my girlfriend and I (she is a graphic designer):

TEC athena - cool, unique, fits well with TEC, very utilitarian.  Looks like it can take a hit.

TEC big gun - utilitarian, fits with TEC fleet well, looks capable.

Vasari spider looking ship - AWESOME SAUCE MUCH?  If anyone needed an antagonist race the vasari are IT.  Best looking new titan, imo.  Its a spider, so it preys upon everyone's natural inborn fear of arachnid shapes, well executed.

Don't really know about the other vasari titan - is that a battleship? either way all the new vasari concept art looks great so no worries we will have cool ships there.

Advent titan - ugh, what is going on here? is that a floating vagina in space?  Doesn't fit with the advent fleet at all, no strong impressions that this is particularly advent in nature, looks like a part of a bigger ship, leaves someone with the impression of being unsatisfied.

possible other advent titan - Gundam wing + bug = what are the developers thinking?  This doesn't belong in a space game like sins.

Compared to the other ships, the advent ships are just plain poorly designed.

Also, for you of the "mod your own titan crowd", where is the mass appeal of the advent ships?  The other races have mass appeal.  Developers should be designing for mass appeal to maintain the trust that their buyers have in them.  Poorly designed ships really break down this trust and make it hard to take the development team seriously.

"this made it past QA?" , "the Producers saw this and liked it?"

"marketing OK'd this?"  Need I say more on this?

This hurts the whole team, not an individual.  Look at that diablo 3 trailer with the new mannaroth/illidan looking prime evil.  This guy looks like he was cut and pasted from world of warcraft and makes the entire overly expensive cinematic look like crap.  This is a very rich company failing at designing a "lure to buy" for one of their main product lines.  Stardock and Ironclad are also fallible, and I will call a spade a spade if I see one. 


 

Frankly, i know where you are coming from, as i am the kind of person too, who tends to care for "purely cosmetic" stuff. But you might be slightly overreacting here, its fairly difficult to judge from those pictures, which are available. You are right though, i feel the Advent ships - with few exceptions - are the less attractive. They remind me of Ori ships from Stargate SG1 btw, i wonder if there was some kind of inspiration, given their similar nature. 

BTW, i do not think that Vasari Titans are that great, especially the spider looks bit underwhelming. It might make sense, but its hardly original and additionaly does not really look that great - but this is observation based on that one screenshot, it may change, when i see more of this. Similarly the other Titan, Charybdis, i think it would be cooler, if it was vertical, this way it looks like oversized fighter. Personally, given the rumours about one of the Titans being the "homeworld", i would prefer something more along the lines of Alien Mothership from ID4 combined with some Orkulus visual features/elements - overall i consider Orkulus, Kortul and Vulkoras to be the best and most unique ship models of the game, therefore this idea...actually all the units, which were added to game as part of the Entrenchement were IMHO the pinnacle of the ingame design, my only gripe was with the Advent Starbase, which should have been kept in its originally proposed outlook with a simple vertical cylinder adjusted to the ring part, instead of the DS9 like looking pylon it has now... 

Regarding TEC Titans, i was not a big fan, but i would agree with your description. Seeing them on the trailer in higher quality changed my mind, they really looked good there, so i suppose my original opinion was influenced by seeing their ingame version, which is - given the lacklustre graphics - bit meh...

 

 

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In my opinion, that Advent Titan that sareth wasted so much of his and our time bitching about, is the best looking one I've seen.

While I do agree that some of the Advent ships are rather poor in design (Revelation, Progenitor, Destra, Talion, Missionary), some are in the middleground (Disciple, Illuminator, Purge, Aeria), most of the rest are outstanding, in my humble opinion (Radiance, Halcyon, Rapture, Transcencia, Beam Platform, Iconus, Domina).

Also in my opinion, its that second Advent Titan you have to worry about, and that oversized fighter of the Vasari.

There are many who will disagree with me. I know. Among them is sareth. What is my point?

Ask yourself: Would these models have been put in the game without StarClad thoroughly looking over them first? Obvious answer: No. LucasArts or EA: Yes, probably, but StarClad isn't like that. They actually check their work. And although they swung and missed with a few things, they're not game-breaking, and they usually come right back and fix them. As for misses on designs, well, again, they're not game-breaking, and I don't see many rant threads about how poorly designed ship models are, so they must've done something right.

 

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