Just a few Ideas i collected over time to make the game more gratuitous. I would like to hear some other peoples suggestions too.
Most weapons are just different colored beams. It would be nice to see a few varying effects on some. For example, Electricity could fizzle along the trajectory or a heatwave effect could be generated from some of the longer lasting beams.
An effect for the EMP cannon. Ok, i know we cant see electromagnetism. But some sort of charging/discharging effect on the weapon.
When a ship has been repaired it shouldn’t look identical to how it was before, But patched.
Ship detonations should be just that bit more epic. When a cruiser explodes I should be able to hear it from the other side of the map. In sci-fi action movies you always see heroes escaping explosions in the nick of time. So explosions should really do some damage and push other ships. It would stop people from clustering ships close together. You wouldn’t do it in real life, that would be plain stupid and hazardous, Having ginormous expensive cruisers floating inches from each other.
Just like lasers have varying effects so should the shields. If i have a reflective shield I expect it to look different from a turbo shield.
when you click on a ship to see its statistics in battle, play a captains report of the current status of the ship. I don’t mean a whole report, but short clip. but things like “Reporting in admiral” “Returning fire!” “Our Shields are down!” “My face! My face is on fire!” ect ect. The downside is things could get a little repetitive. Remember space-battles aren’t a fight between giant spaceships. There a fight between the races inside giant spaceships.