But is it Art?
The ‘Create a Starship‘ contest over on Deviant Art has now closed so I thought I would share my ‘favs’ with you, with one ship selected from each main race. I loved loads of the entries but for this fly by review I tried to focus in on what I felt were ‘classic’ styles of racial ship design – e.g. did the ship convey the ‘Amarr’ image? Anyway, enough waffle – ship pron time:
Polarlex’s “Aquillon” – he’s classed it as a battleship although it could be scaled down as a Battlecruiser; its got that brutix look to it for me, curved and almost organic looking.
The “Naru-Kami” by Baranha was a tough choice as a Caldari entry, but I still think it was the best fit even if it has some tones of Amarr or even Minmatar within it.
Bak90’s “Precursor” – looks a bit close to a mashup of a Zealot and a Apoc but I think the artist has pulled it off.
I luuuuuv this ship. Dreamwa1ker’s “Tornado” is a Minmatar Myrm in style and design – but still screams of rust and speed, again whilst the artist has slotted it in as a Battleship I think it would work on any scale, even as a Frigate. Overall this is my ‘hope it wins’ but the competition is pretty stiff and there are some other great efforts. Let’s hope CCP / Deviant Art run something similar again soon, as this is what EVE is all about: internets spaceships.