I was overwhelmingly excited about this contest since designing science fiction craft is probably my favorite thing in the world to do.
Sadly, I've never played EVE Online, because of my stict "no MMORPG" policy. I tend to get addicted to things fairly easily. However, I did my homework on the EVEpedia website. I have to say I may make an exception to my rule soon. If the goal of this contest was to spread the word about how dynamic and intriguing the game is, you've at least convinced this concept artist.
For this contest I looked at some of the ships already in the game and how they have definite visual motifs based on their respective races. The ones I was immediately drawn to were the Jovian ships. As I understand it they are a mysterious NPC race of people, with technology that far eclipses any of the other races. I fell in love with the organic, possibly, sea creature inspired lines of the vessels. Luckily, I also noticed that many of the ship classes are currently vacant for this race; such as the battlecruiser class, the role this ship is meant to fill. It's length and abilities would fit somewhere in between the Jovian Phantom and the Eidolon.
As always, I tried my best to keep in mind some of the elements of design while working on this. Form, rhythm, harmony, unity, symmetry, color, texture, flow. The end result is supposed to evoke mystery, beauty, nature, and terror.
The name "Vision" fits in with the supernatural naming scheme of the Jovian race. It comes from the captain of the first vessel to have seen the ship. He wrote in his diary, "It emerged from the violet Magelanic clouds like a strange vision, then vanished as quickly as it came...". It's Jovian name is at this time, unknown.
Little else is known about the ship other than it is powered by some sort of transphasic cyclical reactor that uses a dark mater hybrid fuel thought to have been extinct following the creation of the universe.
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