Lore Friendly Faction Colors?

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Re: Lore Friendly Faction Colors?

Post by Ventidius » Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:34 pm

I just colour my factions to what feels "right" to me (read: looks best)

Goes something like:


Solforce: Teal empire, dark blue ships
Produces: Rugged contemporary naval "feel" to the ships

Hivers: Orange empire, yellowy orange ships.
Produces: Giant bumblebees of doom

Tarka: Green empire, yellow ships. (+1 awesome bonus when using immersion pack)
Produces: Slick reptillian skin, yellow/goldisch rim adds some majestic feel to them.

Liir-Zuul: Light blue empire, darkish purple ships. (+1 awesome bonus when using immersion pack)
Produces: Omnious space whales (quite dark on immersion), straight up haunting even.

Morrigi: Dark blue empire, white ships.
Produces: Very stylish, "clean" fleets.

Suul'ka Horde: Red empire, black ships.
Produces: Steampunk pirates of the Universium

Loa: Purple empire, black ships.
Produces: Dark, evil techno feel.


Note that where possible, I use the faction "correct" badges for each empire.
Dont ask me why, I just like it this way.

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Re: Lore Friendly Faction Colors?

Post by marshb » Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:50 pm

I'll have to try some of those Ventidius. I know I spend way too much time agonizing over the color schemes and not enough time playing the game. :oops: :googly: :oops:
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Re: Lore Friendly Faction Colors?

Post by Ludovsky » Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:59 am

Actually, it's been said that the canon Sol Force Color is either Red with white stripes, or White with red stripes.

Interchangeable.

Now, sadly, due to the way colors works it means it's impossible to get the White with Red Stripes schemes unless an option to "flip" empire and details colors is implemented at some point.

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Re: Lore Friendly Faction Colors?

Post by Deus Draco » Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:17 am

Where was this said? I'd love to know what all the canon faction colors are to use them when I play. :D
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Re: Lore Friendly Faction Colors?

Post by Tarrak » Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:33 pm

Erinys answered it another thread some time ago.
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Re: Lore Friendly Faction Colors?

Post by Nspace » Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:13 pm

Specifically starting here and continuing for the next few posts. :)

And as far as I know, Erinys has not spoken elsewhere about what the Canonical colors for the rest of the factions ships are.
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Re: Lore Friendly Faction Colors?

Post by Tarrak » Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:39 pm

Neither have I noticed. But certain colours do repeat themselves, like purple for the Morrigi, brown/tan for the Tarka and red for the Zuul. These might not be cononical (as the Sol Force colours don't fit their cinematic appearances), but it is the best assumption we have.
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Re: Lore Friendly Faction Colors?

Post by SpardaSon21 » Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:11 am

Zuul ships are painted in the blood of their enemies.

(I'm not sure how much of that is joking.)

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Re: Lore Friendly Faction Colors?

Post by Tarrak » Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:56 am

They are Born of Blood after all, so I doubt you can call it a joke.
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Re: Lore Friendly Faction Colors?

Post by SpardaSon21 » Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:16 am

I'm not sure blood would last very well as paint in a vacuum though, and even if it did it wouldn't stay so crimson instead of fading away.

(Yes, I'm putting way too much thought into this. Blame Dan Abnett and his Blood Pact for informing me how coppery and rusted blood looks when applied as a paint or dye and allowed to dry.)

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Re: Lore Friendly Faction Colors?

Post by Tarrak » Sat Dec 15, 2012 4:30 pm

Well obviously even the Zuul wouldn't paint their ships with actual blood, but they would emulate it to remind themselves and their victims of who they are.
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Re: Lore Friendly Faction Colors?

Post by cakedaemon » Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:19 am

I always play Sol-Force, and I've always had the same color scheme. Red as my empire color with grey stripes. It just feels right.

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Re: Lore Friendly Faction Colors?

Post by Brawler » Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:22 am

I play with the following as I find the mix looks appropriate (your mileage may vary) for each race:

SolForce: Orange Empire, Dark Blue Ship
Looks like the intro colours and I find it mixes nicely, yes not very imaginative this one!

Hivers: Yellow Empire, Yellow or Green Ships
Fits their ships with the red glass contrast also the green colour mix makes the ships more like a butterfly >_>

Tarka: Green Empire, Yellow Ship
I find these colours mix in well with the rest of the colour scheme of their ships.

Suul'ka: Red Empire, Orange Ship
Colour scheme of a hot volcanic magma, vicious and wild!

Morrigi: Purple Empire, Teal/LightBlue Ship
I wanted to have Purple and Gold for royal colours and signify wealth but couldn't find the right gold colour. Teal worked nicely giving the ships a diamond sheen on top of royal purple.

Liir-Zuul: Dark Teal Empire, Teal/LightBlue Ship
Gives them an aquatic feel

Loa: Brown Empire, LightGreyTealish ship
Gives them a metallic efficient look with no paint job!

I haven't dabbled in the immersion colours yet, perhaps when I have several spare hours :lol:

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