Tuesday, June 26, 2012

CCP Strikes Again

Well, the Wolf cant buy a break. Since the AF changes, its been a bit behind the curve compared to the Enyo, Vengeance, and of course, Hawk and Harpy, but it was still the sexiest looking ship ever to take to the skies.... until, CCP.

Yesterday CCP decided to make the sexy, sleek, 10-AC turret armed Wolf and make it into a rusty, dumpy, skinny sad little thing, with much fewer guns modeled on its hull, a horrid paint job.... and the models of the guns are about 1/5 the size they once were. No. Seriously. Its that bad.

Here is my old love;

And the new... thing....

What the hell? The gun models have ALL been relocated and shrunk to ridiculously tiny size, the hull shape has been drastically changed, and the paint job has gone from sexy silver to.... rusty. Bad. Rusty. I guess CCP wasnt happy having it be behind the curve, they decided to make it look like shit too.

A few of my all time favorite shots of my ship. RIP baby. It was awesome while it lasted.

CCP... what was wrong with the old model?



  1. The guns themselves are the same size, although there are fewer of them. CCP has increased the size of the Rifter model to 139m. In comparison, the incursus is 82m long, the punisher is 67m long, and the merlin is 97m long.

    This makes the guns look much smaller, and there are quite a lot of people who are rather pissed about this. I don't mind the color scheme myself though.

  2. Personally, I LOVE that the guns are finally to scale on the ship -- the Rifter models have always looked ridiculous with guns on half the size of the ship -- especially when you get to any other ship in the frigate class or any other class and see that they aren't as big. It's always looked like it has cruiser-sized weapons strapped on, and silly. Like it the scale so much better now.

  3. The color scheme is ok, as is the skin.

    But come on. Put 4 guns back on the nose, and make my Wolf look like it is bristling with ouch again, please?

    1. I admit, I like the whole "Violently dipped into a vat of Amarr blood" look the new Wolf skin has.

      But yeah, I'm lamenting the lack of gun size and muzzle flare (anyone remember when the muzzle flare was bigger than the ship? Yeah, those were the days...).