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Veridian Destroyer by HandofManos

What is there to say: This is a fabulous design. I could see a wonderful square off between a Veridian Destroyer squadron and an Allian...

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First off, I wanted to wish everyone who celebrates a very Happy Holidays and a wonderful New Year. Second, I wanted to apologize for my inactivity as I have been very busy getting things set for what we have in store for 2016. On that subject, I wanted to take this opportunity to announce the new plans for Chronicles of Man in the New Year, and I am excited to say that this year will be a big year, our core team has been working hard to bring CoM to the next level. First, CoM 3.0 has been dropped. Consider this a re-birth of the series.

A NEW HOME (Among the Stars)

After countless development issues over the last year, we are excited to announce that we will be entering Open Beta for Chronicles of Man's new website in the beginning of the year. This site introduce tons of new features that will make it easier for you to create content in the universe. Gone are wiki style coding pages, replaced with custom forms for everything from Nations to Stars and Planets. These tools will (hopefully) make it easier for new comers to step into the universe and discover what it has to offer.

USER DRIVEN CONTENT

One of the biggest changes to CoM in 2016 will be the user driven content system we will be using. What does that mean? In CoM 2.0 and 3.0 a lot of the decision making on technology, science, etc. was driven by myself and the core team. In the new version we will be using forum voting tools in order for the community as a whole to decide on technology ideas. Furthermore, nations, corporations, and organizations will be voted on to become canon in the universe. Once they have been voted into canon, they will find their permanent place in the universe. 

HOME FOR EVERYTHING

CoM's new website will be your chance to explore the entire universe - from stories, artwork, nations, technology, and characters, you'll have the chance to see it all. Want to find out what a nation's government is like? Read a story but want to find out a bit more about the character in it, visit the character's page. CoM's new home is about bringing all of the content together under one roof.

SOCIAL MEDIA AND COMMUNITY BUILDING

CoM's new push into the social media realm will provide you the tools to stay up to date with changes on the website, new releases in the universe pages (and new canon additions), as well as learn about upcoming site events. Twitter news feeds will let you get quick updates about the website and new tools that are added or about new content published. Built in social media tools on the website itself will let you befriend users whose stories you like and a robust forum linked in to you account

LONG TERM GOALS

CoM is also - for the first time - pushing for some long term goals and some real products for users. While I won't say much about these closely guarded secrets of the core team, I will say we are very excited about what the next few years will bring for CoM and we hope that you all will enjoy the series as the universe expands. 


So in conclusion, I hope you all are as excited about the changes for CoM as I am. There will be lots of new features added and lots of new tools for you to use. Mostly though, we are hoping that as a community you all can start to drive the universe and build it beyond what we in the core team ever dreamed of. Again have a wonderful holiday if you celebrate and I look forward to showing you what we have to offer in 2016. 

-Josh
  • Listening to: All Sorts of Music
  • Reading: Star Carrier
  • Watching: John Oliver
  • Playing: On my Computer
  • Eating: Food
  • Drinking: Red Bull!!!!!!
CoM 3.0 Map Teaser by ChroniclesofMan
CoM 3.0 Map Teaser
Progress on the map. Fire away on questions. That way I know what I need to put in the legend. This will eventually be available as a poster for purchase.
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Perception-Class 2015 WIP 1 by ChroniclesofMan
Perception-Class 2015 WIP 1
Well it has been a while hasn't it?

Consider this my Magnum Opus of Star Trek. The starship I would want to command and the elements I love (and hopefully you love as well).

I've noticed many of you commenting on my older Perception design I did in 2013/2014. The brief redesign that I ended up stopping. Most comments have been positive but quite a few commented on the nacelles and the pylons (their dislike of them) and after much consideration I had to agree. They didn't fit the design.  So a few days ago I opened up the file and decided to tear it apart. I tweaked, I corrected, I edited, I toyed with, and tested the overall design of the ship. I tried to perfect it as best I could. What you see above is my very best (and very much in the early WIP stages.)

I submitted it in this state for a few reasons. Historically, I like to get feedback. What do people like, what do they not like. What elements do they think could use reconsidering. I don't always take your advice (not out of spite, but merely artistic choice), but I do appreciate it all the same.

Right now I am toying with what I want to do with the windows. I'm curious about your comments there as well as the pylon/nacelle redesign and the overall feel of the ship. I hope you love her as much as I do.

For your consideration/comparison, the old design:

chroniclesofman.deviantart.com…

Updated 6 September 2015.
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Still in Business - Just a bit Slower by ChroniclesofMan
Still in Business - Just a bit Slower
You'll forgive the delay in work as of late. I just wanted to reassure my friends and fans that I am still working hard. Just fine tuning my artwork and style for CoM 3.0.

Thanks for the patience.

Construction is underway.
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Josh
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First off, I wanted to wish everyone who celebrates a very Happy Holidays and a wonderful New Year. Second, I wanted to apologize for my inactivity as I have been very busy getting things set for what we have in store for 2016. On that subject, I wanted to take this opportunity to announce the new plans for Chronicles of Man in the New Year, and I am excited to say that this year will be a big year, our core team has been working hard to bring CoM to the next level. First, CoM 3.0 has been dropped. Consider this a re-birth of the series.

A NEW HOME (Among the Stars)

After countless development issues over the last year, we are excited to announce that we will be entering Open Beta for Chronicles of Man's new website in the beginning of the year. This site introduce tons of new features that will make it easier for you to create content in the universe. Gone are wiki style coding pages, replaced with custom forms for everything from Nations to Stars and Planets. These tools will (hopefully) make it easier for new comers to step into the universe and discover what it has to offer.

USER DRIVEN CONTENT

One of the biggest changes to CoM in 2016 will be the user driven content system we will be using. What does that mean? In CoM 2.0 and 3.0 a lot of the decision making on technology, science, etc. was driven by myself and the core team. In the new version we will be using forum voting tools in order for the community as a whole to decide on technology ideas. Furthermore, nations, corporations, and organizations will be voted on to become canon in the universe. Once they have been voted into canon, they will find their permanent place in the universe. 

HOME FOR EVERYTHING

CoM's new website will be your chance to explore the entire universe - from stories, artwork, nations, technology, and characters, you'll have the chance to see it all. Want to find out what a nation's government is like? Read a story but want to find out a bit more about the character in it, visit the character's page. CoM's new home is about bringing all of the content together under one roof.

SOCIAL MEDIA AND COMMUNITY BUILDING

CoM's new push into the social media realm will provide you the tools to stay up to date with changes on the website, new releases in the universe pages (and new canon additions), as well as learn about upcoming site events. Twitter news feeds will let you get quick updates about the website and new tools that are added or about new content published. Built in social media tools on the website itself will let you befriend users whose stories you like and a robust forum linked in to you account

LONG TERM GOALS

CoM is also - for the first time - pushing for some long term goals and some real products for users. While I won't say much about these closely guarded secrets of the core team, I will say we are very excited about what the next few years will bring for CoM and we hope that you all will enjoy the series as the universe expands. 


So in conclusion, I hope you all are as excited about the changes for CoM as I am. There will be lots of new features added and lots of new tools for you to use. Mostly though, we are hoping that as a community you all can start to drive the universe and build it beyond what we in the core team ever dreamed of. Again have a wonderful holiday if you celebrate and I look forward to showing you what we have to offer in 2016. 

-Josh
  • Listening to: All Sorts of Music
  • Reading: Star Carrier
  • Watching: John Oliver
  • Playing: On my Computer
  • Eating: Food
  • Drinking: Red Bull!!!!!!

CoM 3.1 Ship Redesigns and Re-Detail: After Careful Consideration I've decided I am going to work on some major redesigns and re-details of the ships (superseding the work I've already done). So now its your turn to weigh in on the direction CoM could go 

55%
104 deviants said Futuristic Realism - Ships would have a decidedly advanced look and feel with a focus on ultra-high tech look (Think Mass Effect)
25%
47 deviants said Modern Realism - Ships would have a modern feel, with the technology of today morphed to serve the functions and feel of a futuristic space navy. (Think Wing Commander)
6%
11 deviants said Future-Past Realism - Ships would have a retro-ish feel. Think things like wired phones and manual hand valves (Think Galactica)
5%
9 deviants said Modern Cool - Disregard the technical aspect for tough and modern inspired ships. Hulls would be complicated but advanced with a homage to modern ships.
4%
8 deviants said Futuristic Cool - Disregard the technical aspect of the design for the sake of sleek and epic looking ships. Add giant fins and towers with a high tech feel. (Think Tron)
4%
7 deviants said Something Else...Please Comment.
2%
4 deviants said Future-Past Cool - Disregard the technical aspect for rugged and retro designs that border on the steam-punk-ish.

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:iconimperiumwolf32:
ImperiumWolf32 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015
cant wait to see more of your stuff I've always loved the Kingdoms designs and your work inspired me to start learning how to graphical design work. keep it up :)
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ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks mate! Hopefully soon I can get back in the swing of things. Lots of ideas flowing, just getting used to having time again.
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ImperiumWolf32 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015
no problem your work is truly inspiring both the artwork and the story details you produce everything is top quality. Will definitely keep my eye out for any new work and cant wait for the new site to come out. 
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MihoshiK Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
Hey, where'd your modular frigate go? It had such nice B5/HALO esthetics!
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ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was going down that road and then veered to the left when I saw a sign for a place I like. Sadly one of things about me posting wins is you get to see my creative process and sometimes that means things get axed.
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Misacek01 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
I see the current paradigm is winning... :) As I said elsewhere, I think the current direction is great. Sure, part of me would want 'Futuristic Cool', but then again you have to throw any detailed rational incorporation of the technology into the broader universe out the airlock if you do that, which would probably only stunt a potentially great area of development for CoM. Besides, eye-candy ships are a dime a dozen out there, and you can always do a few for the heck of it, outside of CoM, if you feel like it (not that I'm assuming you would; though if I had the skills to draw like this... :) ).
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EndsOfInvention Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
Hey there, what happened to all your Star Trek stuff! It was incredible, best I've ever seen and that includes the actual shows.
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ShaozChampion Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
cant wait to work on COM more ^^
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dropskiler Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
ahhh Holidays no exams, no work....but sadly also no activity on DA...ehhh.
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typical-unusual Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
good to see several new posts from your account again. I hope you go back into star trek again some day.
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