Nite Owl wrote:
I have ideas and images for paddle steamers, stern wheelers, steamers, ferries, hydrofoils, catamarans, hovercraft, all in two, three or four different sizes!
Nite Owl wrote:
Floating Inland Ships & Hovercraft
Funky Inland Ships & Hovercraft
Formidable Inland Ships & Hovercraft
No hovercraft...rinse, repeat
If hydrofoils and/or hovercraft have found there way into FISH then I am forced to resubmit my ideas for possible names for the set.
There is truly great work being done here. Keep it up and we shall keep downloading.
Thanks for the new release,
going to playtest as long as I can on my mac
Maybe three or four different sizes are not really needed for each type. Generally there should be smaller ships which are faster, and bigger ones which are slower. Quite often you´ll find such a combination in RL, good example might be the former ferry service between Copenhagen and Malmö (before the bridge was build). A wide range of ferrys were used here: some train/car-ferrys, various medium sized ferrys, a couple of hydrofoils, and for some time even (a?) hovercraft(s) to the Kastrup Airport. List and pics of what they used: http://www.simplonpc.co.uk/Oresund.html
(At least in my games) I found there is a need for a rather small (>100) but a bit faster pax ship to serve small coastal towns, oil rigs or fishing grounds, something like the current 2CC small ferry. Maybe a bit faster. I´m not very fond of hovercrafts but for faster ships you have to turn to unusual ship designs. Catamarans or hydrofoils were more common I think, just imagine what a sprite artist and a coder with a lot of skill and spare time could make of it, first cruising just like a normal ship, than gently coming out of the water when gathering speed an finally almost flying over the waves with a fantastic wake behind, just like that pic, wouldn´t that be cool?
A minor idea for improvement: in my opinion the roof on the coasters look better in white or light grey, instead a stripe of company colour around the smoke stack would look (even) better. Can ships have smoke?
And finally: Could there be the fishingboat, at least as a stand-in? It´s going to be in the fishing habour, so why not here as a utility ship?
You say it´s not a work of love? Doesn´t look like it, really.
(Some candy, but you deserve it.
for further inspiration have a look on this ship spotter page: http://www.faktaomfartyg.se/