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TMP "Warp Deco?"

Strange though, I know, and rather a minor one, but what would the feasibility be of giving TMP-era Constitution Class ships a warp-out effect similar to the one from the actual film?

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  • rattler2rattler2 Member Posts: 47,458 Arc User
    Are we talking TMP, Wrath of Khan, or Undiscovered Country?

    TMP:
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    WoK:
    Star_Trek_II_The_Wrath_of_Khan_016.jpg

    TUC:
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    The effects kinda changed over the cours of the TMP era movies...
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  • avoozuulavoozuul Member Posts: 2,207 Arc User
    I think WoK's one is good.
  • azrael605azrael605 Member Posts: 9,332 Arc User
    Warp effects change every movie.
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  • spiritbornspiritborn Member Posts: 1,414 Arc User
    azrael605 wrote: »
    Warp effects change every movie.
    Not just every movie even within a series there were changes to them (sudtle changes sure but still) and each series had its own version of the warp effects.
  • vampeiyrevampeiyre Member Posts: 573 Arc User
    WoK F/X FTW.
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  • rattler2rattler2 Member Posts: 47,458 Arc User
    Funny thing about WoK... the warp effects actually changed in movie as well. The shot I provided was from early.
    Star_Trek_II_The_Wrath_of_Khan_051b.jpg
    This is from near the end of the movie.
    Looks a bit more like what we'd see later in ST5/6.
    66998372863950ee98cf7da9786e2ea9-db80k0m.png
    I can't take it anymore! Could everyone just chill out for two seconds before something CRAZY happens again?!
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  • dracounguisdracounguis Member Posts: 5,363 Arc User
    WoK would be my vote.
    Sometimes I think I play STO just to have something to complain about on the forums.
  • dongemaharudongemaharu Member Posts: 492 Arc User
    I would love to have the option of TMP warp. But then I wanted WOK phasers, and, well....
  • lordsteve1lordsteve1 Member Posts: 3,465 Arc User
    That WoK effect would be amazing.
    Gets my vote at least.

    Devs...make it so!
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  • leemwatsonleemwatson Member Posts: 3,086 Arc User
    rattler2 wrote: »
    Funny thing about WoK... the warp effects actually changed in movie as well. The shot I provided was from early.
    Star_Trek_II_The_Wrath_of_Khan_051b.jpg
    This is from near the end of the movie.
    Looks a bit more like what we'd see later in ST5/6.

    Actually, the perspective makes it look different, but it's the same.
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  • gigshaftgigshaft Member Posts: 3 Arc User
    I was thinking TMP because it was so unique. The slit-screen prismatic "rainbow lines" didn't appear anywhere else, but they worked their way into my heart and stuck there.

    The warp effects got simpler and simpler as the movies went on. TWOK occasionally used a TMP shot or two without the rainbows, but by SFS it looked like they were just drawing pre-vapor trails over the whole ship.

    The current STO warp effects really aren't THAT far off from the later TOS films, but I would love to see a TMP warp on my Constitution refit, rainbows and all.
  • rattler2rattler2 Member Posts: 47,458 Arc User
    Actually I think the warp effects are supposed to be more like those in the TNG era. We do have two sets that are different though. The Kelvin ships have unique warp out animations like that seen in Into Darkness, combined with a round flash unlike the more diamond shaped one common in TNG. The other, is TOS characters have no warp trail or warp flash, ala TOS.
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    I can't take it anymore! Could everyone just chill out for two seconds before something CRAZY happens again?!
    The nut who actually ground out a Delta Pack, Temporal Pack, and Gamma Pack
    The resident forum voice of reason (I HAZ FORUM REP! YAY!)
  • spiritbornspiritborn Member Posts: 1,414 Arc User
    The problem here is that your warp drive effects are tied to the characters for the most part, like the transporter effects. I'm no expert but it seems like it might be too much work for the reward to give some ships the ability to choose unique warp effects.

    to date I know of only 2 cases where it was done the kelvin timeline ships and the Crossfield-class (it has a unique "engage transwarp" effect).
  • psiameesepsiameese Member Posts: 1,370 Arc User
    I'd not object to TMP warp out effects. I enjoy how dramatic that is. With that rubber band SNAP! at the end.

    As far as sector space goes I'm actually happy the way it is. The streaks from the impulse engines offer a nice contrast toward the ambience or warp travel.
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