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Offline -Anakin-

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#bringbacktheflares
« on: July 19, 2015, 11:44:45 am »
The new flares are weedy and pathetic and distressingly not green. Also, from a gameplay perspective, it's hard to tell when you've been flared.

BRING
http://i.imgur.com/yFeO66h.jpg
BACK
http://i.imgur.com/jjUypUz.jpg
THE FLARES
http://i.imgur.com/GnJXqmY.jpg

Offline SteamyNoodle

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Re: #bringbacktheflares
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2015, 11:46:21 am »
To provide a quick counterpoint, don't.  Please don't.

Old flares gave me a 30 fps performance hit playing on my laptop, and the new ones do not.  I don't know if this change was intentional or not, but please keep it.

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Re: #bringbacktheflares
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2015, 11:46:58 am »
On the other hand, the new ones are rubbish.

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Re: #bringbacktheflares
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2015, 11:55:59 am »
I do feel pretty nostalgic for the old flares, it was quite fun at times to muse over them. That and the green was spectacular... Not that I know any of the techy bits and how they work but perhaps there's a compromise between frame rate, visual appeal and gameplay to be had by putting some more work in it?

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Re: #bringbacktheflares
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2015, 12:07:52 pm »
I think we should bring back the radiant flares (before they had visible beams coming from them), but remove the eye-bleeding green flood. Or make it much subtler.

p.s. does anyone else miss how clean the old ui looked? The new one isn't as bad but still a far cry from what we had.
« Last Edit: July 19, 2015, 12:09:31 pm by Omniraptor »

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Re: #bringbacktheflares
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2015, 12:25:59 pm »
I am a reasonable woman and I am willing to compromise.

LOL JK #BRINGBACKTHEFLARES

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Re: #bringbacktheflares
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2015, 12:46:14 pm »
Apparently the flares have already been changed back on the dev app.

Clearly the campaign was a smashing success, I will commit sudoku in shame of my political failure.

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Re: #bringbacktheflares
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2015, 12:53:07 pm »
WE DID IT GUYS

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Re: #bringbacktheflares
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2015, 07:12:16 pm »
I'm very proud of all of you

Offline Steve CZ

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Re: #bringbacktheflares
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2015, 03:10:46 am »
The game would be so empty without the old flares. They always brought a tear to my eye, sometimes even temporary blindness.

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Re: #bringbacktheflares
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2015, 03:13:12 am »
Flares were like the pyrotechnics on my Pyra when playing requested music to my crew  :'(

In my head, my ship looked something like this:


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Re: #bringbacktheflares
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2015, 10:49:32 am »

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Re: #bringbacktheflares
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2015, 04:25:48 pm »


My word, those flare launchers...



"The Three musketeers, now with neon green."

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Re: #bringbacktheflares
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2015, 05:52:45 pm »
Now I cant blind my ally ship with green. What will I do? :'(
But do not fear! I have tweeted Muse! I have prayed to the Guns of Icarus Gods. I have even taken moonshine when playing engi. #MoonshineForFlares #TotallyNotCopyingCutsForBever
« Last Edit: July 20, 2015, 05:59:36 pm by The Teenage Wizard »

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Re: #bringbacktheflares
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2015, 11:56:29 pm »
If we can have the old flares, without that 5-flare Mobula troll clan blowing up my graphics card, that'd be great.

The new ones? I don't think I've even noticed we had new flares. Just figured that people weren't using them...