Hello fellow citizens of the greater good,
I am Sablus Ironika, Tech Priest Majoris of the mighty Imperium and specialist of the Tau technologies
I am also Art Director on the project. That being said, I went through the posts and read all the comments, I will try to make constructive comments.
First of all, I would like to say that you are right on a point, regarding the Ion cannon. It is exactly the same design. The reason is that it was the safer zone for us regarding the validation process with GW, I know this is no excuse and that we should have change it enough to make it feel bigger or different enough as we did for other factions, like the lance turrets for the Imperium.
I will do everything I can to change this mistake in the time left.
But we will keep the turret system like on the hammer head, because we tried other designs and we were not happy with the result regarding the general aesthetic on the ships.
So, will rework the design, but it is very important for us to make those weapons easily identifiable for all players, so it will not be an exact copy/paste as it is, but we will keep the general weapon's design.
Regarding the Railgun, it is pretty much the same problem, but the barrels will remain the same, even if it is just an upscale. We will make changes to make them feel bigger.
_For the drones, it's another problem, at first, they were supposed to be regular drones, so yes it is the same design, because it is the same drones, targeting/repairing drones. Here it's a problem that you can already see with ordonnances, they are not at the right scale, because if we do, you will not see them anymore, and that's why we broke the scale for ordonnances and drones. I understand why you say that it is chocking regarding the resolution on them, we are working on this point too, but as Alpharius said, we also have IP issues on this as for the weapons.
I want to thank you all for your concerns, criticisms, and feedbacks, they are very useful.
It's good to have fresh looks over our work, because sometime you have your nose in the wheel and you need someone else to point out some obvious problems.
Have a nice day