I was hinting at the proper way to make review and criticism.
Ship creation is a process with several stages that build on top of each other. Concept (usually not even public) -> modelling -> UVs -> texturing. And of course rigging wherever in the middle, but it includes weapons and these have consequences too.
After each stage the creator has to commit to what he has and move on to another stage.
Now if someone points out a problem with a model after the UVs are done, it’s a pain in the aft section, but it can still be dealt with.
But if someone suddenly thinks the whole thing’s a bit off after the whole process is finished, he’s literally more trolling than helping.
The ship was introduced here:
It was in 1th of March 2016.
I complained about it sort of after the first draft of textured was finished, but only because Unifin is so damn fast.
But complaining about it now just isn’t helping anyone.
The paradox is, that even if it was objectively wrong from whatever reason, if Unifin was making HW2 era ships and went as far as materializing some LSD trip as Complex Vortex for example, it actually starts to be more valuable to have a finished ship that is flawed, than it is to have a good looking concept model at this point.
It’s called artistic freedom. Honestly i dont think about why it is there or if it haves function. When i did it, i did it because it looked cool and that is enough good reason for me to do something like that. Of course if part of ship haves real idea behind it that is nice, but it is not needed.
Not a direct upgrade more like a choice of things. Firepower and speed, but it is weaker than vanilla interceptor.
So you could choose firepower and speed but have weaker ship.
Or just use old interceptors with better armor but less speed and firepower.
I dont wanna make straight “upgrade” units. With better stats etc. At least i dont intend to.
It is true that they are tightly packed. And i dont really want to go back to change those.
When people complain about little things i know i have done something “bigger” right.
It would have been uncharacteristically defeatist for you, but it is axiomatic to my general way of thinking about projects that take any length of time, so I guess it was just too easy to read it that way.
I also like 3, but I think you could combine 2 and 3 in a certain way. Maybe by adding one thicker diagonal stripe in the middle of the third version and removing the left hand side end of the stripe running alongside the hull.