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Re: The official Diaspora eyecandy thread
Zoic was f'ing amazing and I'll stab the bastard who thinks otherwise.
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Re: The official Diaspora eyecandy thread
It's testament to DaB's skill that his version doesn't look comical like the in house Raider.  I'm always confused as to why they went about replacing the old models with utter dren.  Seems like every time I see stills from season three and four I can't help but cringe.
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Zoic was f'ing amazing and I'll stab the bastard who thinks otherwise.

Dont tell that to Darth Mojo.Hell get pissed.Have any of you read his blog?Theres some interesting stuff on it.

 

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Re: The official Diaspora eyecandy thread
No, it would be very, very strange indeed for people working on a game set in the BSG universe to read things that deal with ship models used on the show. No, they probably just make it all up in their own heads or something. God forbid they use external sources for their research.


That said, there's an authenticity and naturalness to the Zoic stuff that the later seasons just lack, never mind the random redesigning they did of ships that didn't really need a redesign in the first place.
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Offline General Battuta

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Re: The official Diaspora eyecandy thread
Quite so. Something about the Zoic models feels more believable.

 
Re: The official Diaspora eyecandy thread
One reason is that zoics models wernt as shiny looking.Which made them more realistic.I think the retconned raider should be considered a MarkIII or MarkIIE.Because thats what it really is.Though I did like in houses tos centurions.As well as there awesome tos basestars and raiders.Which they did do a great job on.

 

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Re: The official Diaspora eyecandy thread
The raider wasn't technically retconned, as iirc they kept using the old one alongside the new one. So it's basically an advanced raider. Which is what it's going to be in the game. Simple as that.
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Re: The official Diaspora eyecandy thread
Zoics Centurions looked, imo, far better then the Inhouse ones. It's not the shape, it's...the Inhouse were less "chromy" then Zoic ones ( can't describe it, they just look wrong to me ) maybe it's just a different lighting they used, but still.

The Razor versions of the TOS stuff looks cool ( still dunno what to think about fully plated Galactica class Battlestars, though  :blah: ), no question. So do some of the new effects they introduced in season 3+4.
Inhouse had a soft spot for bloomy effects, which looks cool in some scenes and in others not
Zoics work is better.
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Re: The official Diaspora eyecandy thread
The raider wasn't technically retconned, as iirc they kept using the old one alongside the new one. So it's basically an advanced raider. Which is what it's going to be in the game. Simple as that.

I know that was definitely the case with the MkVII's, but are there any shots of the original (Zoic) raiders next to the newer design?

 
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I don't believe so (unless you count a very, very brief shot of the full-sized raider prop getting brain surgery in an early season 4 ep. And if you count that as evidence, you may as well say it was a separate design the whole time, considering how different it was from the original CG version). And since the retconned raider was seen in several miniseries-era flashbacks (starting with it's debut), it seems like a tough case to make that it's an upgrade.

Of course, I seem to be in the minority here. The only pre-retcon design I like better than it's successor is the Viper Mark VII. Well, and I preferred the retconned centurions when they still had their giant claws, before they got their comically small humanoid hands for the last couple episodes.
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They still have claws, but they can fold in the claws :P
Or something.
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If you want to retcon something and pretend the old version never existed, you might want to edit it out of the intro :P In any event, I don't see how can having both versions instead of just one bother anyone. More fighter variety is good.
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Re: The official Diaspora eyecandy thread
More fighter variety is good.
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Offline Locutus of Borg

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Well, let's just make up an explanation.

The Cylons realized that the humans could blow up a resurrection ship, so they built newer raiders with more memory capacity so that they wouldn't need to die a few times to have a lot of experience.

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Re: The official Diaspora eye candy thread
I really like these new raiders, but I prefer the originals, they are more elegant and I think they seem more alive. But I didn't see them in-game so maybe I'm wrong.
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Re: The official Diaspora eyecandy thread
am i the only one that prefere inhouse ships? the background of the battle too is better than the old one... and i really love mkVII E
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Blasphemy!

seriously, dont start the "why zoic is better than the inhouse-team"-discussion. You could fill pages and the result would always be zoic > inhouse.
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frack you!!!!  ;)  ;)  ;)
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Re: The official Diaspora eyecandy thread
am i the only one that prefere inhouse ships? the background of the battle too is better than the old one...


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Re: The official Diaspora eyecandy thread
I'd like to see that Mk. VIIE with a nuke attached, if that's possible...

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