ccp stopped trying imo, half he ship remodels look bad. other half are caldari generally. the art quality is very inconsistent apart from the recent string of caldari redesigns and the dominix. yet we still have the awful ships like the armageddon and revenant and cyclone.
maller got redid several years ago and still looks fantastic, as does the apocalypse but they could be spruced up compared to recent caldari designs to have better texture and more detail. the blackbird is insanely good.
all amarr frigates need a redesign, the destroyers too, coercer less so but the dragoon is a steaming pos, its clear they didnt even try with it and just stuck the front of an impairor on a boxy engine. and yes the harbinger and prophecy desperately need to be completely redone from the ground up.
ccp mentioned in the past about going in on the ship redesigns and with the cormorant and deciding whether they wanted to keep aspects of the original or do somethin completely new in the youtube video they made. the cormorant came out fairly well but they ignored some more more interesting designs because they threw out anything that didnt resemble the original. same for the rupture. they didnt even change the rupture and the more intersting designs they had in the concept art were the ones they didnt use and it just ended up looking exactly the same. dont even want to start on the vexor with the silly pop out guns and same general design its always had.
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the harbinger and prophecy would be a good case to do something completely new. dont constrain yourselves by sticking to the current failed designs. They are monstrosities that dont fit amarr design convention. theyre fat and ugly and have awful textures. scrap them entirely. look to the curved thick armor and sleek designs elsewhere.
ive said this before but you really need to stop doing 1 ship at a time.
if you want tor redesign ships do them in groups.
i.e. all amarr cruisers in one go, all amarr bcs in one go, all gallente frigates in one go.
theres more than a hundred ships, if you only do 3 a year it will take you decades to revamp the ships. you need to either go in by tier and do all racial cruiser hulls, or even more extensively all cruisers across all races otherwise youre going to continue to meander about and accomplish nothing. not to mention the redesigns are rather inconsistent. the concord ships and minmatar rupture redesign were far below the quality of the cormorant, chimera, blackbird and going further back the apocalypse. go back and find out who did the good redeisgns and give them control.
cliffs: inconsistent redesigns
be more open to throwing out old ugly hulls
not enough are being redesigned in groups at a time.