I like them over all. One thing I think would be cool is if all the "A"'s on the badge hung off the same amount. I think it would make it appear more consistent and grouped. I also like the manuever and red alert buttons on the helm and comms. Be cool if science had a scan button in the same place.
[Last edited Apr 24, 2012 16:52:02]
Commanding Officer of the ship Calamitous Intent
I like them! I agree with a lot of the things that have been suggested, though.
1) The "A" needs to be positioned the same on each patch. It should also be identical in terms of color, size, design, etc. It makes the patches look more uniform.
2) I could do without the secondary text (red alert, maneuver, etc.)
3) The patches should all have a more consistent color scheme. I like the Helm and Comms badges, they're mostly one color. The Sci badge is a little too colorful, by comparison. The purple nebula (I know that's the actual color in-game) should probably be a more blue-ish hue, as should the arrow identifier.
Additionally, the embellishments around the edges should probably either be the same for every one, or a little different for every one. Currently, it looks like the Helm and Comms patches were designed by one person, while the Sci patch was designed by someone else, and they just took the "A" logo from the other design and stuck it on there.
The same goes for the font size and style of the station name. Sci looks to be a larger font than the other two.