In 20 days we will finally see how the Imperial Cutter is an upscaled smaller ship

It's finally happening.


I've maintained all along that some of the larger ships in this game were originally designed and modeled as smaller ships with a size similar to our modern real life aircraft, then upscaled to make them gigantic. A 33 page thread of back-and-forth argument ensued.

We were never truly able to get a sense of the upscaling without spacelegs. A few forum posters were able to use VR but soon we will finally be able to see how some of the ships were obviously designed as smaller ships and then upscaled.

The Cutter's stairs/escalator or whatever you want to call it are the perfect example of what I mean and that's what I'm looking forward to - finally being able to walk up to them (maybe not up them though) as a properly-sized human and get a true sense of how they were originally designed as normal-sized stairs (or escalator with stairs, whatever) that lead into a modern jet-sized craft to enormous stairs built for giants when devs decided the model needed to be huge.
 
Oh boy, that brings back memories. 🤣

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A 33 page thread of back-and-forth argument ensued.
exactly right, making long threads debating the blatantly obvious, that's what we love to do and no one will ever beat us at that!!!💪

We were never truly able to get a sense of the upscaling without spacelegs
yeah, and we won't with spacelegs either: we'll get fade in / fade out.

anyway, the scale is off. change my mind ;-)
 
The Cutter's stairs/escalator or whatever you want to call it are the perfect example of what I mean and that's what I'm looking forward to - finally being able to walk up to them (maybe not up them though) as a properly-sized human and get a true sense of how they were originally designed as normal-sized stairs (or escalator with stairs, whatever) that lead into a modern jet-sized craft to enormous stairs built for giants when devs decided the model needed to be huge.
But what if FD have spent the last 2 years rescaling the Cutter's staircase? 🤷‍♂️
 
I've maintained all along that some of the larger ships in this game were originally designed and modeled as smaller ships with a size similar to our modern real life aircraft, then upscaled to make them gigantic. A 33 page thread of back-and-forth argument ensued.

Well I think you're dead on. I always did think that. The Cutter simply doesn't look to scale. It's not proportioned right or something. The big giveaway is that cockpit windshield. The Cutter has this massive commerical-jet looking canopy but the chairs in the cockpit should be teney tiney. They are not. This is a ship that's supposed to be almost two HUNDRED meters in length!

The Boeing 747 is only 70 meters in length, and yet compared to the whole body of the thing, the cockpit canopy is tiny compared to the Cutter:

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TLDR: Cutter canopy/bridge should be half the size, to properly reflect the stated size of the ship.
 
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