Better detailed, yes. But bolted? I don't think bolting is the solution of keeping air inside a structure in vacuum, glueing more like is better
but i dont know how to create a texture with dripping glue
Just remove the bolts 😉
but then its leaking air for sure
and i think the textures need some kind of detail, dunno yet what else to add
it is by no means perfect yet
The quality looks much better. The bolts just dont fit so well.
An example of how the rework could look like.
The lighting got fixed and the textures got reworked to have a cleaner and more diversified look. Instead of rendering the details over the entire texture, multiple different details are used on specific areas of the texture instead.
Unfortunately a very time consuming (eventhough not that complicated) procedure.
If someone has some photoshop skills and too much free time... there are plenty of other locations which could need such a treatment.
Despite the still very limited time I managed to get some more work done on the upcoming update.
I am not totally satisfied with the progress but considering how little time I currently have for working on the mod its better than nothing.
A good bunch of new 3d models were finished and are almost ready to put into the mod.
A bit of additional texture work certainly is needed... that really is not my strength but I guess Ill find a way to get it done.
Regarding the Blackstar fleet I decided to go for a token system with three different tokens.
This can be considered a new currency system for the game which is independent from the billions of $ players already have.
Tokens will be needed to craft new equipment.
They will only drop as loot from invading Blackstar enemies.
Like I said there will be three different token types with different values.
The lowest value type will drop from ordinary fighters. The middle value variant will drop from capital ships.
The high value type will only drop from ultra rare elite fighters which have a very low spawn rate.
The economy behind this is still work in progress.
Tokens can be traded with other players.
Other than that they have no value.
The whole token mechanic will only work on the server, not in Singleplayer.
Crafting blueprints can be purchased on Clan bases.
I'll favor of token I was thinking about more useful terms for the three qualities of the items.
or something along the lines