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Star Citizen has some cool looking ships

signal

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Oct 28, 2017
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This is kind of like an old Destiny weapon thread I made where I know nothing about the game but really like the weapon (or ship in this case) design. I don't know if most of them are things I like but the diversity is cool at least. Shoutouts to all the scifi ship designers working there.










































 
Oct 27, 2017
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Giever

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Oct 25, 2017
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Who could have predicted the race to make these jokes as soon as people saw this thread?

Cool looking ships, OP. I especially like this one:

 

Strings

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Oct 27, 2017
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Who could have predicted the race to make these jokes as soon as people saw this thread?

Cool looking ships, OP. The second one especially is sick.
Aha, they're jokes, but they're not wrong. They absolutely have to nail the look of these things to continue what they're doing, and they mostly are.
 

Hawkster

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Mar 23, 2019
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I thought it was gonna be a nice thread about the ships.

But nope, gotta make snarky ass posts whenever Star Citizen is involved

Ya'll just can't help yourselves, huh?
 

vestan

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Dec 28, 2017
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Man people really can't help themselves with the shitposting huh

Here OP, lemme post a few more



 

meph

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Oct 29, 2017
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How much would it cost to buy all of the ships in the OP? $2,000? $10,000? More?
 

Rumpestump

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Dec 8, 2018
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Well when it is the only part of the game that they actually make any progress in creating and selling these ships for a couple of hundreds up to the thousands of dollars in new and disgusting predatory ways. Funny how everything else like gameplay and interactive worlds gets ignored but at least the ships and skyboxes are shiny and guess what you can sell for hundreds of dollars.
 
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signal

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Oct 28, 2017
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Man people really can't help themselves with the shitposting huh

Here OP, lemme post a few more



That's wassup. Though I was only posting "in game" photos so people wouldn't go to "will these even exist" type posts lol. The concept art looks better though for sure.

How much would it cost to buy all of the ships in the OP? $2,000? $10,000? More?
You can see some of the prices on the wiki - https://starcitizen.fandom.com/wiki/List_of_ship_and_vehicle_prices

Though a lot of those seem to be limited offers and probably can't be bought anymore unless you go through a second hand seller (assuming you can do that) which would presumably raise the price. Can get a bit obscene but in the age of people spending that much on smartphone idol cards it's not that surprising.
 
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signal

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Oct 28, 2017
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Gorgeous and the one on OP too, this in game or are this one of those .jpg they selling?
I got all the images from reddit so someone more familiar with the game can correct me if I'm wrong, but I think every screenshot I posted is an actual game screenshot from someone who can own / fly the ship, not concept art.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Well when it is the only part of the game that they actually make any progress in creating and selling these ships for a couple of hundreds up to the thousands of dollars in new and disgusting predatory ways. Funny how everything else like gameplay and interactive worlds gets ignored but at least the ships and skyboxes are shiny and guess what you can sell for hundreds of dollars.
Why make up things, it's so confusing to me.
 

noyram23

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Oct 25, 2017
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I got all the images from reddit so someone more familiar with the game can correct me if I'm wrong, but I think every screenshot I posted is an actual game screenshot from someone who can own / fly the ship, not concept art.
Yes yours OP looks in-game, even then it's hard to know. Game is definitely gorgeous, it's unfortunately just tied to scummy monetization right now, I hope fans can get the game fully eventually.
 

vestan

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Dec 28, 2017
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Gorgeous and the one on OP too, this in game or are this one of those .jpg they selling?
That's wassup. Though I was only posting "in game" photos so people wouldn't go to "will these even exist" type posts lol. The concept art looks better though for sure.


You can see some of the prices on the wiki - https://starcitizen.fandom.com/wiki/List_of_ship_and_vehicle_prices

Though a lot of those seem to be limited offers and probably can't be bought anymore unless you go through a second hand seller (assuming you can do that) which would presumably raise the price. Can get a bit obscene but in the age of people spending that much on smartphone idol cards it's not that surprising.
I'll post some in-game shots, lol





 

RestEerie

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Aug 20, 2018
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Good looking ships, although if a ship cost as much as a new Nvidia cards, then it not just be good looking, it needs to be *insert your favorite peter molyneux descriptive marketing terms*
 

Parcas

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Dec 12, 2017
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I mean there is a lot of love put in this game it looks amazing everytime we see more of it.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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The ship designs are great. I wonder when we're finally space-faring whether designs like this would be realistic, or whether things like windows would be kept minimal and the helm would rely on sensors. I guess it would be similar to submarines in that regard, but that's not so aesthetically pleasing.
 

FairyEmpire

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Oct 25, 2017
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Truly outstanding stuff indeed. It's just that looking at the absolute maniac detail level the ship's got, it's not hard to understand why many other things in the game are taking this long to take form. For now it seems that they're just adding full detail to everything, only to figure out later if they can have stuff of this complexity interact with an increasingly busy world. Still, if you're a 3D artist who loves working on space ships and space tech in general, working on this project must be some sort of wet dream as you can keep on spawning better and better ships for what will probably account to over a decade, without the technical department necessarily having to figure out how that's gonna be balanced anytime soon.

A bit of a "what if" situation if some triple-A dev with incredible artists had literally money growing on trees, never to worry about deadlines, optimization and whatnot. It produces incredible art like the screens in this thread, but I have to wonder when will it reach the state of a complete-ish game feature- and optimization-wise, and if by then they won't have to downgrade or simply some things. I'm not invested in Star Citizen money-wise but I'd pay money to play a full-blown campaign (and MMO) with this absurd level of detail, although I realize I'd probably get lost in the complexity of the game rather quickly. Even if I could just explore these worlds in those ships on next-gen consoles without technical issues would be quite something to me, because it's clear that (as with many other things) this project sees artists have practically no boundaries. It produces incredible art and screenshots indeed, we'll see how the rest holds up.
 

Chandler

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Oct 25, 2017
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They're the best I've seen in any space game, they look absolutely gorgeous and everything I've seen from SC looks extremely pretty. I've debated getting one of the basic packages several times now just to explore around after major updates.
 

UnluckyKate

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Oct 25, 2017
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There was a few years ago a episodic show with team designing a ship for the game. The entries were top tier :

the winner : the four horseman

 
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vestan

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Dec 28, 2017
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I know this is a ship thread, but can we take the time to appreciate how great the environments look too? These are all in-game shots.








 

Rumpestump

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Dec 8, 2018
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Why make up things, it's so confusing to me.
For me making real progress don’t typically mean 8 years of development and almost 300 million dollars in funds and only trying to get into your ship is an absolute horrific experience where you constantly die, get stuck, fall through the floor or planet etc etc. Probably one of the worst flight mechanics in a space game in the last 20 years (hard and weird does not equal good and even RSI have addressed how it’s not good) and they have had like I said 8 years to work on it but pretty jpegs are more easy to sell. The planet tech adds nothing more than a pretty skybox and outside of a few locations even the planet city (0.00000001% of it) is as interactive as a rock on the procedurally generated moon next to it. The game runs like a turd and if you try to have fun with other people it gets even worse to the point of unplayable or crashing. Every new ship they sell ads another mechanic to the game to entice the whales and the list of things to implement and balance only grows with not even single digits of the game is actually working as intended. Every time they try to implement a new thing it only adds to the duct tape state it already in and only one more thing that is able to break it when you try to play. Chris Roberts and his developers have missed every deadline they ever set and just look at the latest roadmap and 75% of what was supposed to be done this time is delayed to a later patch or removed to be worked on at a later date. The only thing they seem to be able to complete every month is the new ship, weapon, vehicle they are working on.

It’s clear they are focusing WAY to hard on making it pretty to sell these hundreds of dollars ships and that is there main concern and not actually trying to sell it with what a game is supposed to be about and that is gameplay.
 

Strings

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Oct 27, 2017
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With the end portion of AC7 kind of teasing an entry that possibly takes place in space, I really wonder what their ship designs would look like.
 

Ravelle

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Oct 31, 2017
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Those screenshots look too good, I can't imagine eve my beefy computer to run the game well with those kind of detail and graphics.