Author Topic: The Cool and The Ugly  (Read 3087 times)

Offline Kahuna

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The Cool and The Ugly
« on: July 21, 2012, 05:15:55 PM »
So what's with some of the new planets? What if someone bought the game few days ago and this was the first thing that person saw.

I took screen shots of some good looking planets and some bad looking planets

Cool planets are cool. Ugly planets are ugly. The screen shots speak for themselves. Some of the planets in the ugly album would be good if they weren't so bright.

Also I've not seen anyone talk about this. Not complaining or saying this will be fixed. That worries me. Are people really ok with how the planets look? I don't think they should have been released in their current state.
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Offline Diazo

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Re: The Cool and The Ugly
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2012, 05:23:47 PM »
It has actually been mentioned, just has to wait for Chris to get back into the office next week. (He's out this week.)

It has something to do with the Alpha settings on the nebulas as I understand it.

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Offline PokerChen

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Re: The Cool and The Ugly
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2012, 08:43:34 PM »
I used to have marbles as a kid... I gave them away when I left the house last week, and look, here they are!

If only one of those planets were transparent with coloured stripes streaming through the centre. :P

Anyway - how do they look with the new desat? I'm occupied with RL and other stuff atm and don't have the leisure of seeing them in-game.

Offline Coppermantis

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Re: The Cool and The Ugly
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2012, 10:06:24 PM »
Some of the ones you think are ugly I actually like, like this one and this one Turning down the saturation might make the others look better.
I can already tell this is going to be a roller coaster ride of disappointment.

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Re: The Cool and The Ugly
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2012, 11:18:13 PM »
cool and ugly planets is just a matter of opinion really. It's not something I would care to much about as a new player.

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Re: The Cool and The Ugly
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2012, 11:29:32 PM »
Some of the ones you think are ugly I actually like, like this one and this one Turning down the saturation might make the others look better.

I think it's just a matter of taste as well.  I think both of them look pretty good as well.  Some of the planets look a little strange, but I like the variety and they stand out a lot more than they did before.

Offline Martyn van Buren

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Re: The Cool and The Ugly
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2012, 12:36:28 AM »
Yeah I think it might be worth a review when there's time; the fried egg one you got on your start menu screen is a shocker (to me at least).  But the first one dlcooper picked out I agree is cool.  Anyway I don't feel like X needs any help with those decisions but I'd favor his doing a pass; minimal as it is AI War does have a very cool atmosphere and I remember the whole cold-vastness-of-space thing pulling me in quite a lot when I first fired up the game.

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Re: The Cool and The Ugly
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2012, 02:21:01 AM »
Some of the ones you think are ugly I actually like, like this one and this one Turning down the saturation might make the others look better.
I think those 2 are the best in the ugly album. But they're planets not stars. So they wouldn't have to be so shiny compared to the background.

Edit: What do you think about the other ones? The rotting cow and the Cardboard planets for example.
« Last Edit: July 22, 2012, 02:41:39 AM by Kahuna »
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Offline Kahuna

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Re: The Cool and The Ugly
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2012, 02:22:34 AM »
Oh and that "nebula slider" is perfect! Good job with that.
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echo 2592 hours of AI War and counting!
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Offline Giegue

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Re: The Cool and The Ugly
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2012, 03:07:46 AM »
its all a matter of opinion. and nobody said every planet has to look pretty. mercury is a planet and it isn't exactly planet of the year.

Offline Martyn van Buren

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Re: The Cool and The Ugly
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2012, 06:17:39 AM »
I quite like rotting cow and cardboard planet, actually.  I guess I really just have beef with the fried egg.

Offline Kahuna

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Re: The Cool and The Ugly
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2012, 07:03:52 AM »
There was nothing wrong with the old backgrounds and planets.
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Offline doctorfrog

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Re: The Cool and The Ugly
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2012, 02:31:30 PM »
I trust that this will be taken care of after next week, but in the meantime, you can always turn planets off, or replace the planet sprites' files that you don't like with the ones that you do.

Offline TechSY730

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Re: The Cool and The Ugly
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2012, 11:17:14 AM »
Just a wild guess, are the hue shifts being reduced appropriately in intensity when the nebula intensity goes down as well?