I wasn't suggesting 3D graphics at all (perish the thought!). Just nice
2D stuff. Don't waste your time with 3D, just make good 2D graphics
and spend the rest of the time on the gameplay, realism, great
interface and detail. Like you said, the gameplay is what counts by
far the most and should get top priority. Also, I wouldn't want to see
the game get delayed significantly just so some fluffy graphics could
be added. This is a strategic-level wargame, not Quake, 3D graphics will
just take time away from far more important things in the game, add
nothing of real value and cause needless delays.
I've seen the pictures of the new map and some of the interface and they
are *gorgeous*. I'm sure the graphics will be fine with the quality level
you already have. We're just thinking out loud about pretty pictures of
cool ships. But I'm sure everyone would agree that the game itself is
what counts and we'd like to see it shipped as soon as possible. In fact,
I wish I was playing it now.
So, full speed ahead on development!
By the way, how have the meetings this past week gone? Will full dev.