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Vector Thrust Contest! Create your own fighter! The best submission will actually be put in-game!

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This time there is something different to talk about.
You all know VT already offers an insane amount of aircrafts right?
But sure, we still want more, or would have preferred if some families were added instead of others.
But this time the issue is different. Some days ago I came to a realization.

A game with such large selection surely will have a few overpowering super aircrafts, right?
Well… no.

Ok, even if is not a wicked design, I bet there is some special aircraft that can be unlocked after clearing a campaign, right?
Errr… no.

And that’s the issue.

While the game as a large quantity of aircrafts, it has very few original ones and those are quite balanced will all other aircrafts making them almost indistinguishable from the rest.

For a game like VT is like almost mandatory to have at least one super aircraft.

To address that, new aircraft could have been quickly conceptualized and added to the game, but that is the standard procedure.

Instead of that, I want to keep the tradition of VT hearing the community, so I prepared a contest that allows all players to submit their own design:


Here are the rules in simple text:

  • The Design can be computer drawn or hand drawn and scanned.
  • The design can be posted on either facebook or in the dedicated forum thread.
  • It must be submitted two images of 3 view of the design, one in black and white to show the shape and the panel lines and other in color with the default skin applied.
  • In the submission, it must be stated the name of aircraft and a description of performance.
  • The submitted design can be created by making a montage of existing blueprints.
  • For weapon loadouts it must use real world weapons for main and sub weapons slots, but it can be added up to 3 fictional special weapons. If is that the case for each weapon must be submit their one design, description and capabilities.
  • The submitted idea is more important that the visual presentation, however the presented design must necessarily be clean and easy to read.
  • Perspective views are not necessary, but that can be included to better portrait the design.
  • The contest ends on December 31.
  • The winner will be announced the following month after the contest is over.
  • The author of the winning design will have is name engraved in the credits.

You can find the dedicated forum page here:
Moddb.com

Tip: consider that this super aircraft may be eventually used against you, so it must be beatable.


And here is an example how to submit a design to the contest

S-32

Mobility: 5/5
Stability: 2/5
Defense: 4/5
Air-to-air: 5/5
Air-to-ground: 2/5
Sub weapon: GSh-30-1
Main weapon: R-60
Special weapon 1: R-77
Special weapon 2: R-60M
Special weapon 2: Kh-29T

And that’s all, good luck for all interested in summiting their designs, and I look forward to see your creativity.

If anyone has any question related to the contest, it can be asked here in the comment section

Hint:
The poster previews some new aircrafts that are already in the game.

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szboudreau01
szboudreau01 - - 697 comments

Interesting Idea..
if I had any good photoshop skillz, I'd participate. But, I don't learn that quickly... 3:

Well, hope you find someone else's great design!

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timeSymmetry Author
timeSymmetry - - 948 comments

Don't worry about that, this is not a art contest, you can always draw on paper and use coloring tools if you feel more comfortable that way.

the colored version is just to get the idea how it looks like in the default skin.

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Heartbroken
Heartbroken - - 63 comments

I'd love to participate but the deadline seems quite short.
I'll try anyway.

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Parabellum1994
Parabellum1994 - - 53 comments

Times, what are the pursuing aircraft in that poster? I really want to know, hahaha :p

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Keksz
Keksz - - 1,799 comments

FB-22 Manta ...but both on the rear with the cut in the rear are new to me O_O

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Parabellum1994
Parabellum1994 - - 53 comments

Just looked it up, neither of those is the X-44 MANTA. Front one is a really early FB-22 though, not one of the final designs.

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Parabellum1994
Parabellum1994 - - 53 comments

Upon further consideration those cahse-planes look like a mod of the F-35 Lighning II.

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Nergal01
Nergal01 - - 1,608 comments

From what I've read it's FB-35, or something like that.

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willychong8921
willychong8921 - - 1,555 comments

If the picture in model form? Can?

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John_Silver
John_Silver - - 336 comments

How many design per person are accepted?

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willychong8921
willychong8921 - - 1,555 comments

Agree, that is also an important question, should be a limit cause if one person submit too many he/she can design things that are too inconsistent.

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timeSymmetry Author
timeSymmetry - - 948 comments

good point, I believe it can be limited to maximum 3 entries per person

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Nergal01
Nergal01 - - 1,608 comments

I'd like to hear about design limitations too. Are we not limited to ridiculous designs like X-49 Night Raven or only limited to 'realistically feasible' designs up to 2020 onwards?

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timeSymmetry Author
timeSymmetry - - 948 comments

That is hard to decide/limit, because there some unusual designs that at first impression may seem completely sci-fi, one example can be the bird of prey. But to maintain consistency with other aircrafts design must be something that would fit well in a 1960-2030 time frame.

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willychong8921
willychong8921 - - 1,555 comments

self made 3D model allowed?

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timeSymmetry Author
timeSymmetry - - 948 comments

Yes, no problem with that.

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szboudreau01
szboudreau01 - - 697 comments

IT'S ALMOST DONE ALREADY

DUN DUUNNNN

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