I don’t know which Dev’s are responsible for ship design and the special animation sequence effects when going into warp but those Dev’s definitely deserve a great big shout out for all their hard work. Maybe somebody @ISD or @CCP_Falcon can pass the word along.
For years now I’ve mainly flown a T3 Loki Cruiser. Other than the various different ship configurations dependent upon which sub-systems are fit, the only actual special ship animation effects I had previously observed on my Minmatar ships were the weapon systems being tucked down close to the hull when entering warp. All very cool looking but not really impressive.
Anyway, I recently decided to build a Muninn Heavy Assault Cruiser and after fitting it with the appropriate modules, I decided to activate a ‘Justice’ ship skin on it. I then undocked and zoomed in the camera view to admire my new ship. I must say the ‘Justice’ ship skin on the Muninn looks great.
So while still zoomed in admiring the ship in all it’s glory, I hit ‘Warp to’ and was amazed to watch the weapons roll back into the ship, see panels pop out and swing down to cover the gun ports, just like the old 17th and 18th Century Galleon Sailing Vessels.
Needless to say I was mesmerized by that for quite a while, warping around with the camera view zoomed in so I could watch those special ship animations.
Later on I decided to log in an old alt character that’s basically still a newbie (was originally a Trade Alt) and run the Career Agent missions. The only ships that character had was an Industrial Mammoth and a Minmatar Probe Frigate.
While warping to the Career Agents in the Probe Frigate, I saw the sails on top of the ship retract and tuck in next to the hull when going into warp. While watching that with the camera view zoomed in, I also noticed that the ‘Command Bridge’ section (the long structure extending from the front of the ship) would also retract when going into warp.
Well I was definitely impressed and just like with the Muninn, I warped around for quite a while in that Probe Frigate with the camera view zoomed in so I could admire the special ship animation sequence when going into warp.
Now the Rupture and Broadsword are basically the same hull model as the Muninn. And the Cheetah is basically the same hull model as the Probe Frigate. I figure all those ships will have the same special animation sequence happening when going into and exiting warp, which in my opinion is very cool.
It doesn’t matter how long a person has been playing, there’s always something new to see in this game. Even the littlest stuff can still amaze and impress an old bitter Vet like me. Thank you CCP for all the hard work and extra attention to detail on the special ship animation sequence when going into warp.
Sooo, to all the other players who browse these forums, I’m very interested to know what other ships have special animation sequence effects happening. Please list the ship and it’s special animation sequence when going into warp.