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Updated planet arrival cinematics

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Updated planet arrival cinematics

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taxidermis
04.22.2019 , 05:59 AM | #1
So first of all.. great job!! Its always been a pet peeve of mine that while post makeb planets and Drommund kass/tattooine/nar shadda had beautiful updated entrance cinematics, the rest did not.. the new updated ones look AMAZING! Especially with the planet themed music!

My one small question.. why doesn't cz198 have an updated version? When I flew there on pts it still has the old vanilla ship fly straight at planet intro.
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taxidermis
04.22.2019 , 06:08 AM | #2
Update.. unsure what caused it and could not duplicate it.. I flew to hutta, went back to ship and flew to ilum.. when I exited ship the hutta entrance video played but I still loaded into ilum. I rebooted pts and could not duplicate the glitch so unsure what happened but figured update just in case
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taxidermis
04.22.2019 , 06:13 AM | #3
Update #2, it seems voss is also missing a new cinematic? Making so far only voss and cz 198 impside with no update. Rest of empire planets look AMAZING. Alting to pubside to test the pub ones.
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taxidermis
04.22.2019 , 06:41 AM | #4
Final update.. pubside voss played no cinematic at all.. just straight to load screen. Nothing new and not even the old one played. Same with cz 198 pubside. Other than that great job. The ord mantell one is great. And I really like that balmora is unique depending on faction overall 9.5 out of 10 on the new screens guys especially as its something I never thought would happen!
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sfluhr
04.26.2019 , 09:36 PM | #5
The planet arrival schematics for Ossus and Makeb seem to also be of the old, less cinematic style. I got the old cinematic while going to Corellia once, but went back and didn't get it on the repeat attempt. (Ossus and Makeb were the old-style cinematic on repeat attempts.)

I also noticed that you don't get any sort of cinematic if you use the galaxy map on your ship to travel to Section X, but I tested Black Hole after going to Section X (where I got no cinematic) and got the Belsavis entry cinematic while landing at Black Hole.

Hopefully updates for those are on the way. I think this really improves the visual appeal of the game for new players. Most current players probably just use the map to zip about, rather than use their ships, but the cinematics are so pretty that I might travel by ship more frequently just to enjoy them. The battle over Ord Mantell, the ship in orbit of Republic Balmorra, and the warships over Tython and the fleet are nice touches. I didn't test any Imperial-side cinematics.

I noticed when going through all the planets to check out the entry cinematics that the location names on Manaan are displaying as numeric gibberish (areaId, mapNameId, etc) instead of their correct names.

It'd be neat to see the planet departure cinematics updated, too, at least the one where the ship leaves the orbital space station. That one seems more clunky and dated than the others for some reason.

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taxidermis
05.01.2019 , 08:02 PM | #6
I'll try the ossus and makeb ones impside.. I only tried the base game planets. Kinda assumed ossus already had a custom one
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LtGeneralGezlin
05.01.2019 , 10:26 PM | #7
Well, those are beautiful! But, I did notice there were some missing, as has been mentioned in the thread.

Quote: Originally Posted by taxidermis View Post
I'll try the ossus and makeb ones impside.. I only tried the base game planets. Kinda assumed ossus already had a custom one
I think Ossus has had a classic arrival cinematic/goes straight to loading screen since it was on the PTS. After watching them all, and reading this thread, I think all the following ones are still broken.

  • Imperial Voss
  • Makeb - Imperial & Republic
  • CZ-198 - Imperial & Republic
  • Ziost - Post-RotE Storyline. This cutscene currently only plays for Republic classes. When an Imperial character goes to Ziost after doing the RotE storyline, instead of playing the arrival cinematic, it goes straight to the loading screen, and has since 2015.
  • Black Hole - Imperial & Republic
  • Section X - Imperial & Republic
  • Ossus - Imperial & Republic

I guess I better submit a ticket on the PTS with this stuff, even though I've done that for Ziost for four years...

Quote: Originally Posted by sfluhr View Post
It'd be neat to see the planet departure cinematics updated, too, at least the one where the ship leaves the orbital space station. That one seems more clunky and dated than the others for some reason.
Agreed!
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