CIG a décidé de remettre le design de cette gamme à l'étude.
Un Dev qui est en charge du dossier a posté une petite synthèse : Let's talk about the 300i!!
Meohfumado-CIG a écrit :Ok, taking info from the variety of threads, I've put together some bullet-points of peoples needs/wants/desires. I'm trying to include as much as I can that had somewhat of a consensus. Obviously, I can't include everything, but my report will have links to the threads in case Devs/Designers want to read everything for themselves (which I will be recommending, particularly in regards to Goose's thread).
If I'm missing any major points, please let me know.
Here is what I've got so far (almost four pages, gonna need to split it into two posts...lol):
• The exterior look is loved by many, despite many of its interior features being outdated considering the newer ships that have come down the pipeline. Although a shinier paint-job would be appreciated considering how glamorous the Merlin and M50 paint jobs look.
• Cockpit and canopy seem to be universally liked.
• The corridor between the cockpit and cargo area seems to be a lot of wasted space to many, and they do not understand what all that space is being used for with the bulkheads being so thick there.
• The engine and thrusters are seen as taking far too much of the ship’s available space despite not granting the ship enough speed/maneuverability to make up for such a tradeoff.
• Many players purchased the ship because of its supposed ‘luxury’ and being the BMW of the StarCitizen universe, but what they have been delivered falls far short of this description in their minds. Still, not everyone agrees on what should qualify as luxury for a single-seated ship in Star Citizen. Should the 300’s start with better components than standard starting components? Should they have thicker hulls or better shields? Should they have leather bucket seats? A better paint job and sharper finish? Should it have greater “upgradeability” than more budget-minded counterparts? Should it have a glass moonroof so people can sit back and look up at the stars? Maybe a cupholder or a minibar? A “limosine-like” interior? What people do agree on is that it should have more than it currently does because even a Mustang Beta has a better living space despite not being a ‘luxury’ vessel.
• There is no room to stand, as the surprisingly thick hull makes an already cramped compartment seem even smaller. Most do not feel that needing to duck while inside the ship or a fold-out cot fits the description of ‘luxury.’
• Many backers do not understand how cargo would be loaded into the ship, as the only compartment available is the route the pilot would take to get into the pilot’s seat. If the hold is full, then the pilot would have no way to enter/exit the ship.
• The Living space of this ‘luxury’ vessel is surprisingly sparse. There’s a bed and little else. Many backers are hoping for modules or anything else that will let them class up the joint a little, and make it truly the luxury vessel they envisioned when they purchased it.
• Some requested a shower and/or toilet…a restroom somewhere on the vessel, although for some this is not seen as necessary a change as others.
• A small kitchen would also be appreciated if possible. Exploring while eating nothing but MRE’s does not seem luxurious.
• The gullwing door entry is a major cause for concern amongst the community. Getting cargo or captives inside would be highly problematic for most, and awkward at best without the use of gravity emitters or tractor beams or something similar (although such amenities would certainly be posh so that a 300 owner does not have to sully their hands while cargo loading). Some recommendations have been the addition of a cargo lift instead of the ladder + gullwing doors to access the interior of the ship since climbing a ladder to get into a luxury spaceship is like needing a footstool to get into a luxury automobile. Still, some do like the gullwing doors, so consensus is not unanimous in this regard. Then again, having two gullwing doors seems a bit redundant considering they enter into the same space, and getting rid of one would allow the other to be used for extra seats or other amenities.
• Then again, a foldout door similar to modern day private jets with stairs may be more “luxurious” of an entry and allow people to get inside while wearing high-heels and dresses, and without jostling their monocle out of place.
• Since the occupied space and the cargo hold utilize the same volume, if the user has to “space” their cargo, there is no way to do it safely without affected the occupied space.
• Most do NOT want cargo to be carried via an external cargo pod as you “don’t put a luggage rack on a Lamborghini.”
• The wing mounts on the edge of the wing are not exactly appreciated in terms of aesthetics. Many would hope that they could be moved inward, although they admit this might affect the effectiveness of any mounted gimbals, it would improve weapon convergence. In addition, they aren’t protected and very easily destroyed where if they were on the interior of the wing they would be somewhat shielded from enemy fire.
• The missile racks as well appear to be a bit big considering they only hold two missiles, and the fact they are exposed isn’t really appreciated either.
• The gap between the occupied space and the engines is seen as somewhat disjointed, and if this area was made to be more uniform and stream-lined it would more match the description of the “sleek killer” it was sold as.
• Many feel the 300 series has fallen by the wayside, with many of its supposed roles taken over by the Avenger, and a large gap between the two designs that they feel need to be closed. For one the engine space allocated for the 300 series is massive in comparison to the Avenger despite not gaining any real advantage for sacrificing all that extra space.
• Luxury vessels do not have extra seats for passengers? Most agree it is not a troop carrier, or transport ship, and definitely not a multi-crew ship, but should at least be able to carry a passenger or two without forcing them to lay down in the bed. Perhaps windows so those passengers could see out while they fly would be a welcome addition as well.
• Weapons sticking out make it appear more military than civilian luxury. While it should be able to defend itself, having those weapons more hidden or retractable would add to its luxury and sleek appearance.
• The landing gear keeps the ship too high, which is why the ladder is so large, and again detracts from the luxury of the vessel. Many don’t see why it has wheels instead of landing skids considering it has vertical takeoff capability and does not need a runway. Although, were a cargo lift to be used per prior recommendations, the height of the landing gear would make total sense.
• Many people are no pleased with the radar as it blends into the background of the dashboard far too easily.
• Maybe the interior space could be modularized/upgradable:
o A standard living suite that comes stock yet is still stylish
o A VIP living suite for those who want that extra sense of luxury
o A row of passenger seats for the space-limo feel.
o Exploration Pod with extra sensors, scanning station or electronics gear
o Bounty Hunter Pod for a holding cell and maybe a weapons locker
o Magnetic rails and locks for cargo
Un sacré paquet d'infos et c'est pas fini.