When the graphic revamp hit the turrets, lasers and railguns the absence of missile bays models were deeply criticized by Caldari pilots. CCP Games seems to have kept their promise and will be delivering a bit of eye candy to these neglected pilots. Not being a Caldari pilot myself I still love the missile animations on my Nemesis, am looking forward to this too. :)

Pimp My Ride: Check the New Missile Launcher models and animation.

Nice music.

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91 Comments

  1. plexforceone

    i like how the torp (siege) and citadel launchers look like missile silos.

    this gives me such a huge tactical boner, you guys don't even know

    March 18, 2012 at 6:20 am Reply
    1. CFC With Intellect

      I'm visualizing the citadel launchers on a Phoenix already, and it is causing some fairly large forestation in the pants region.

      March 18, 2012 at 7:32 am Reply
      1. Bob_the_Bitcher

        rofl.

        ^^^ What he said.

        March 18, 2012 at 8:45 am Reply
    2. Mildly Bitter Vet

      They have made some really nice effects here.

      March 21, 2012 at 4:07 pm Reply
  2. anon

    thats music from the old C&C 1 :->

    March 18, 2012 at 6:21 am Reply
    1. copyright

      yeah I hope they got permission to use that music. Whoever owns the licencing (Westwood, or EA now) could raise a stink.

      March 18, 2012 at 8:13 am Reply
      1. DarthNefarius

        They going to sue Iceland's only isk maker???

        March 18, 2012 at 4:58 pm Reply
    2. Finanche

      yea that was what I thought and it took me straight back there.

      March 18, 2012 at 8:49 am Reply
  3. shaderp

    all the carebears are going to love this on their ravens and drakes

    March 18, 2012 at 6:32 am Reply
    1. DarthNefarius

      carebears rejoice o/ too bad incursioners don't use missles else I'd love these models too

      March 18, 2012 at 5:00 pm Reply
  4. Supers must die.

    I just wonder how these will look on stealth bombers. And how bomb launchers will look. (They better man bomb launchers)

    March 18, 2012 at 6:56 am Reply
  5. sluggo

    nuclear launch detected

    March 18, 2012 at 7:02 am Reply
    1. Scar

      Winning. Supreme Commander.

      March 18, 2012 at 10:50 am Reply
      1. Wheeler711

        Its Starcraft 1&2…

        March 18, 2012 at 1:22 pm Reply
        1. Scar

          If you've ever played Supreme Commander you'd know that "Nuclear Launch Detected" is also said in that game when you launch a nuke.

          March 18, 2012 at 7:17 pm Reply
          1. BETA BABY

            STARCRAFT – REP THAT SHIT OR GTFO

            March 18, 2012 at 9:36 pm
          2. Fuckin Jew

            Its Command and Conquer you are all neg repped for being stupid useless faggots.

            March 18, 2012 at 9:45 pm
          3. Random Space Hobo

            Yeah it actually was command and conquer, not sure which came first though so…

            March 20, 2012 at 1:35 pm
          4. The14th

            Actually, it says something like "Tactical Launch Detected"

            March 19, 2012 at 7:54 am
          5. Tess

            Actually, that depends which version.. RA1 was "Nuclear Launch Detected" in the versions after it changed because the speech was used for multiple types..

            March 20, 2012 at 5:45 am
          6. The14th

            Was responding to the Supreme Commander guy, I didn't remember what the message was in Tib and RA

            March 20, 2012 at 6:06 am
  6. eh...?

    how is this going to fit on stealth bombers and the like

    March 18, 2012 at 7:19 am Reply
  7. CFC With Intellect

    But for these new models//animations to work on a Drake, its entire model is going to have to be reworked, as I'm sure you all know that at the moment, the Drake features 7 faux launchers on its static model at the moment.

    Fuck the launchers, what's the new Drake model going to look like?!

    March 18, 2012 at 7:34 am Reply
    1. March 18, 2012 at 7:40 am Reply
      1. Marcus_McTavish

        that or just a blue tinted brick!!!

        March 18, 2012 at 10:45 am Reply
        1. Wombat King
          March 18, 2012 at 11:02 am Reply
      2. DarthNefarius

        give me a break… give me a break break me off a piece of that Drake Kat bar….

        March 18, 2012 at 4:57 pm Reply
    2. the current drake model shows 8 launchers per a side, yet it fires only 7……hmmm. It will be nice to see a new drake model that won't look like a fly space chip.

      March 18, 2012 at 10:08 am Reply
  8. Romanian Renegade

    I always told you boys that Drakes are for the pros. Especially when used in the special secret flock formation that none of you nubes knowing about. There no fleet that has ever successfully taken on our flock formation and lived to talking about it. They even shred Tungus using a combination of secret mods, its almost being like cheating.

    March 18, 2012 at 8:11 am Reply
  9. Romanian Renegade

    PL titan fitting is so stupid. Why do you even use Dreds to kill such rubbish? 50 Anti supper Drakes can easily do same, you boys don't know how to fit Drakes? You probably so stupid you think Anti Supper Drakes use missile launchers. Anyway this showing a proper elite titan and fitting, try to be a pro like a man next time PL. http://eve-kill.net/?a=kill_detail&kll_id=127

    March 18, 2012 at 8:20 am Reply
    1. Romanian Renegade

      Dam wrong article posting.

      March 18, 2012 at 8:22 am Reply
    2. God

      ATAK Titan fitting is also shit.
      http://redalliance.ws/?p=264

      March 18, 2012 at 8:33 am Reply
    3. stain guy

      funny story bro, youre just a troll and no haos-member

      March 18, 2012 at 10:59 am Reply
    4. anon

      Mmmmm. Supper makes me hungry.

      March 18, 2012 at 5:02 pm Reply
    5. JC Anderson

      This one was better! o.0 http://eve-kill.net/?a=kill_detail&kll_id=127

      March 20, 2012 at 11:27 pm Reply
  10. 0bserver

    To be honest, only good thing in this Video was C&C music…..

    March 18, 2012 at 8:49 am Reply
    1. Some Random Guy

      Oh yeah! I'm a mechanical man! =D

      March 18, 2012 at 9:22 am Reply
  11. Watching

    Seriously: WHO CARES?

    Any real PvPer scrolls so far out that the ships are merely red or purple boxes, and we have animations turned off for lag purposes.

    This is nice eye-candy . . . . but FIX MISSILES FIRST! Particularly the higher end missiles (citadels). Make a mini-AOE effect when they go off. You (CCP) said you servers were better then the old days when DD AOE choked servers. Prove it by making missiles good once again. Outside close-range Drakes and stationary-target hitting Phoenix's, missiles are useless and generally not invited to fleets. Especially given the alpha doctrine used by mose serious PvPers.

    Before you make it pretty, make it useful!

    Outside Empire dwellers who take great delight in mission running, these changes are not going to mean didly.

    March 18, 2012 at 9:00 am Reply
    1. Romanian Renegade

      I never read such trash before. Drakes win you moron. Of cos the best ships in eve need to be looking better. You are being the useless one. Flock formation RL drakes beat all ships and their supper killer secret fitting is a Titan killer. Wake up and smelling the cofee kid.

      March 18, 2012 at 9:09 am Reply
      1. Watching

        Drakes mean you 1) can't afford; or 2) haven't trained Tengus.

        Super killing? Really? How many have you tallied up? Or ANYONE with a drake fleet. Ever? Even the goons have figured out HURRICANES with their dual DPS / neuting fit kills supers.

        If your master plan involves marching drakes to every battle, I look forward to seeing you and your fleet on grid "Kid"!!!

        Now go back to your "Damsel in Distress" and leave the serious discussions for serious players.

        March 18, 2012 at 9:17 am Reply
        1. Romanian Renegade

          My little fried we are the most elite of EVE. If I tell you badgers are good fir PvP then I know something you don't. Don't try and have discussions about my ship and my PvP that you is too little to talk about.

          March 18, 2012 at 9:23 am Reply
          1. Wombat King

            http://eve-kill.net/?a=kill_detail&kll_id=127

            ..and that day not single Drake was given……..

            March 18, 2012 at 10:56 am
          2. Bob

            well, 1 single drake

            March 18, 2012 at 11:06 am
        2. Oh Snap!

          Give me a typical saturday evening Goon-sized blob and I will make them blap any Super in a Drake fleet easily. Actually, you might see that happening some day as Goons and Pets are trying the Drake doctrine often lately.

          Also, I fought in Drake fleets a lot and we pushed Alphafleets, Welpfleets and HAC-fleets twice our size off the field regularly.
          And AOE-Damage is your idea to buff the oh so underpowered missiles? Are you fucking retarded? Have you even ever participated in fleet warfare?

          So, go back to YOUR Damsel in Distress and let PVPers talk about PVP stuff cause you really have no fucking clue about missiles' effectiveness.

          March 18, 2012 at 11:34 am Reply
        3. BeforetheStorm90

          Hmmm, well lets see, go to this link http://eve-kill.net/?a=top20, now look very closely at the top 20 ships. OMFG!! What is this! Drakes at the top?!?!?! With 192010 kills versus second place with 83979 kills! Wow, such a narrow difference really must of just have happened overnight, instead of, you know, the last 2 years or so.

          Ok, you clearly have no idea what you're talking about. I suggest you start at the tutorial missions again and try to figure out what's going on. If that doesn't work there are many websites out there that can help one such as you.

          March 18, 2012 at 12:11 pm Reply
        4. Maximus2047

          CFC drake doctrine is used to kite the enemy and fire at long range, the reason being is that it is able to permarun an 10mn Microwarpdrive. They however cannot tackle anything. Also they tank very well compared to other battlecruisers being fielded. 60-70k ehp compared to 40-55k-ish ehp on others like the cane.

          The advantage of the hurricane is that it is very versatile, whereas the drake is not. The cane can do long or short range fittings and still pack a wallop.

          For those of you saying the drake needs to be nerfed, let me ask you, in a 100+ man engagement where you have an fc calling primaries and secondaries and so on, does it really matter if you have 40 or 65k ehp? The moment the enemies weapons fire you are more than likely going to die. And in smaller gang fights, the hurricane can easily win if flown correctly, i.e. welpcane running 2 medium neuts, mwd, and a scram/disruptor. You have ~600 dps whereas the drake has maybe 350-400 on a good day. Do the math and you'll find that the cane will win 1v1 no problem.

          The drake does not need a nerf whatsoever if you ask me, just learn how to fight and when to use what ship, or go back to WoW or whatever other hole you crawled out of. Everything in this game is situational and has a counter, learn them and how to use your ship effectively and you will prosper, otherwise you'll die repeatedly and gripe to CCP to nerf whatever killed you. Not saying that some things like titans tracking interceptors aren't ridiculous (YAYY NEW TITAN CHANGES!!) but seriously quit complaining and learn how to play the freaking game.

          March 18, 2012 at 12:28 pm Reply
          1. Romanian Renegade

            Exactly, except you can't be comparing CFC doctrine to RL doctrine, you guys are still noobs in the world of Drakes. Do you know the secret of anti Cap Drakes? Do you know the RL secrete Flock Formation with secret mod fittings? Do you know that flying the Drakes in flock formation gives them many extra bonuses?? No, you fly Drakes with standard fitting and no formation, so really it's not your place to be doing the commenting.

            March 18, 2012 at 12:54 pm
          2. Maximus2047

            CFC drake doctrine is used to kite the enemy and fire at long range, the reason being is that it is able to permarun an 10mn Microwarpdrive. They however cannot tackle anything. Also they tank very well compared to other battlecruisers being fielded. 60-70k ehp compared to 40-55k-ish ehp on others like the cane.

            Hey man, just voicing an opinion. :) I have never seen said flock formation used in practice or yalls drake fittings, maybe that will change one of these days. I'm always up for learning something new.

            Anyway, all I was saying is that drakes have their vulnerabilities and strengths (at least CFC doctrine) and so do the other battlecruisers, specifically the cane.

            TeamTech bitches about our drakes and we complain about the ridiculous tracking on a capital (maybe I'm a bit biased…) but honestly I feel that drakes are fine the way they are.

            Also while Im at it. @BeforetheStorm90 – Yes the drakes have a huge lead over the other ships in game. Keep in mind that many people train for the drake as young nubbins so they can run (although tooth-grindingly, nails on chalkboard slowly) level 4 missions. It is a very common ship in the game. In order to fit the CFC doctrine drake fitting I have to have AWU V as well as all of my capacitor related skills at level V. I have an idea though, if you're really REALLY irked by perma-mwd drakes then maybe a slight tweaking of the capacitor, but really, you should look at what is wrong with all other races battlecruisers, and perhaps give them a more defined role, ie (the tornado as a sniper, or the talos as a blaterboat) stuff like that. If you keep nerfing whats good repeatedly, and shafting tens of thousands of players repeatedly, youre left with an unhappy playerbase and a broken game.

            I don't have any specific ideas as to what can be done per say as I only fly caldari/minmatar, but for all you other guys who do fly amarr or gallente, shoot the shit and get some ideas out there!

            March 18, 2012 at 6:51 pm
          3. Maximus2047

            Ignore the first paragraph. 😛 Don't really know why that pasted into the field but whatever.

            March 18, 2012 at 6:58 pm
          4. JC Anderson

            So apparently this article is now about drakes.

            March 20, 2012 at 11:26 pm
        5. Hurr

          I see that you like to 1) fly in blobs; and 2) call it elite pvp.

          Get out scrub.

          March 18, 2012 at 4:04 pm Reply
    2. Scar

      Ummmm ? Where have you been the last 2 or so years ? Drakes are not useless in any shape or form. For awhile now they have been up on the "NERF THEM" platter due to their over use compared to other battlecruisers in large fleets. CFC still has a drake doctrine, same with NCdot. And when you say real PvPer you're actually referring to any blob pvper. There is still plenty of pvp outside of blob pvp. Remember those lowsec graphs put on EveNews24 a month or so ago ? Yea . . . so stop talking out of your ass.

      March 18, 2012 at 10:41 am Reply
    3. RikEvE

      You got it wrong. Those players are not "real pvp'ers". Just drones.

      Small gang pvpers enjoy the eye candy.

      March 18, 2012 at 2:08 pm Reply
    4. Qwerty4812

      small pvp u can still see ur ship

      March 18, 2012 at 3:23 pm Reply
    5. DarthNefarius

      real PvPers suck ballz if they don't occasionally admire the graphics of the game and scroll in IMHO

      March 18, 2012 at 4:54 pm Reply
    6. DarthNefarius

      I CARE 😛 eff u if my game play doesn't match your red crosss game

      March 18, 2012 at 4:56 pm Reply
    7. shaderp

      just goes to show your a goon and no computer can handle a eve fleet fight with goons, because you guys ALWAYS blob like crazy…..noobs

      March 18, 2012 at 11:18 pm Reply
    8. Devore

      "This is nice eye-candy . . . . but FIX MISSILES FIRST!"

      Graphic artists don't fix missile code.

      March 18, 2012 at 11:30 pm Reply
  12. OMG there is one for bomb launchers now *squeal*…..*Dies*.

    In other news. Its about Fucking time CCP!

    The HAM and Heavy's are gonna look sick! The Torp and Cruise were kinda meh but they are a big missile (size of an ICBM) so they would need something like that.

    March 18, 2012 at 10:07 am Reply
  13. Romanian Renegade

    Anyone who puts a minus on a posting please explain why. If you can't explain why your opinion does not deserve to be cunted.

    March 18, 2012 at 10:27 am Reply
    1. anon

      -1 because you're a douche.

      March 18, 2012 at 10:30 am Reply
    2. BeforetheStorm90

      The -ed on that word has blown apart my fragile mind. Plus, what anon said. Seems that way on pretty much every post I've seen of yours.

      March 18, 2012 at 12:18 pm Reply
    3. CFC With Intellect

      I don't know, Romanian friend, I quite enjoy being cunted on a regular basis…

      March 18, 2012 at 3:26 pm Reply
    4. meh

      -1 cause your roman

      March 18, 2012 at 10:05 pm Reply
    5. puh!

      because i can

      March 18, 2012 at 10:54 pm Reply
    6. Gypsy

      Because you're romanian and terrible.

      March 19, 2012 at 4:28 am Reply
  14. muu

    Frank Klepacki knows how to make good music – Time to play some C&C

    March 18, 2012 at 11:21 am Reply
  15. THIS "ARTICLE" IS GOING PLACES

    ALSO THE MODELS LOOK SHIT

    March 18, 2012 at 12:46 pm Reply
  16. sub

    thought they came out of holes in the ship

    March 18, 2012 at 12:53 pm Reply
  17. sup

    Looks like CCP has a boner for craters

    March 18, 2012 at 2:27 pm Reply
  18. Qwerty4812

    AHHHAH EYSSS!!!!

    March 18, 2012 at 3:21 pm Reply
  19. James Selkirk

    Eye-candy, certainly. Pity they don't mesh with the mechanics. The problem with multi-tube models (like the rocket launcher, heavy, et. al.) is that they don't justify the RoF launchers have in the game – unless, say, a 'rocket' is actually a CLUSTER of rockets, and so on.

    That bomb has FINS. Will we get to launch bombs through atmosphere? Dodge my fifteen kilometre blast radius, DUST514. MWA HA HA HA HA.

    March 18, 2012 at 4:32 pm Reply
    1. DarthNefarius

      Eve physics the 'ether' actually imittates underwater physics ( Eve is really a submarine simualtor in this respect) so bombs to need fins 😛

      March 18, 2012 at 4:53 pm Reply
    2. chris

      actually they said in the recent dust514 video that shooting from eve to dust will be a possibility via planetary bombardment

      March 18, 2012 at 7:44 pm Reply
    3. You will be seeing each missile launch out of the tube, as shown by the 2nd vid. HAMs are going to be some of the coolest looking things out there.

      March 18, 2012 at 10:03 pm Reply
  20. S2N Successful Troll

    I may fly a sacrilege again :)

    March 18, 2012 at 7:40 pm Reply
    1. Romanian PvPer

      Drakes in the secret Flock Formation beat Sacrileges, so you loose.

      March 18, 2012 at 7:47 pm Reply
      1. S2N Successful Troll

        Are you currently high on marijuana?

        March 19, 2012 at 10:19 am Reply
  21. New skins

    Someone said its eyecandy….well its certainly not. You can only see the detailed turrets, if you fully zoom in to a ship. In nearly all imaginable game situations you dont eve see turrets.

    This whole change is as useless as cptns quarter, new models for noobships and incarna. I really want to know who the decisionmaker is, who wastes that much ressources for nothing.

    They should have reworked ship models and stuff. This would matter.

    March 18, 2012 at 8:14 pm Reply
  22. Reality check

    Well, since you can't do art, and code python at the same moment… and you don't generally want artists coding your python when your python coders could be doing that QUIT COMPLAINING! Complaining about new stuff because it's not the new stuff you want in this way is like complaining that they shouldn't pour the concrete for the drivethrough because that doesn't cook your burger. Also newsflash, YOU, are not the only player and will not be catered to every moment of every expansion. It's been said before if your art is crap you will not get new players and if you don't get new players the bleed of old ones will eventually kill your game. What fun will your PVP be when you're the only one left flying around?

    March 18, 2012 at 8:29 pm Reply
  23. Fuckin Jew

    I have a sudden strange urge to play CNC.

    WTB multiplayer version with updated graphics and bug fixes pl0x EA.

    March 18, 2012 at 9:49 pm Reply
  24. Romanian Carebear

    The secret flock formation might be up your carebear ass

    March 18, 2012 at 11:31 pm Reply
  25. Angry Reader

    Hey Dude, where is my comment ?
    Riverini lives in China or what ?
    Deleting opinions is like puking at the reader when he tries to open a newsarticle. Is that standard in Guantanamo, Spain or whereever you live ?

    March 18, 2012 at 11:47 pm Reply
    1. the fuck are u talking about?

      March 19, 2012 at 2:29 am Reply
      1. David_Star

        Cocaine is a hell of a drug.

        March 19, 2012 at 5:04 am Reply
  26. The14th

    *Drool* Ok, now that is badass! I can see why this was taking so much longer than the rest, they're doing what I had only dreamt of and giving the launchers a full-blown launch animation (ie instead of the missile just appearing with a recoil animation). This cannon come soon enough!

    The only question really now is what is to be done with the drake, which already has missile batteries on the ship modle…

    March 19, 2012 at 7:53 am Reply
    1. Doc_Insomniac

      Redesign it……..

      March 19, 2012 at 8:58 pm Reply
      1. The14th

        I meant more specifically how they were gonna redesign it.

        March 20, 2012 at 1:54 am Reply
    2. ...

      The main reason missiles took longer is because there were mechanic changes that needed to be done. There were also ship models that needed to be redesigned; I assume those will be in the new expansion.

      March 19, 2012 at 9:10 pm Reply
  27. Bob

    C&C Music FTW…

    Ahh brings back good memories…

    March 19, 2012 at 5:33 pm Reply
  28. fieres
    March 20, 2012 at 8:51 am Reply

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