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after ME: Citadel in Earth orbit by Spiritius after ME: Citadel in Earth orbit by Spiritius
well
i'm drawing 'clear space' veeeery rarely
my skill in this part is not very high

so
it's bright and foggy
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:iconmadcat221:
I think that it'd be wiser to move it to one of the Lagrange points... L4 or L5.

But then again, astrophysicists the cutscene artists are not.
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RC-1290 Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What's wrong with a regular orbit?

(In universe, they could probably 'park' it anywhere they'd want, using mass effect fields ;) )
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:iconmadcat221:
Reapers, maybe not, on account of them being nigh-invulnerable to collisions, but little puny organics' ships are not.  The ME2 fluff text for Earth in the galaxy map notes that kinetic barriers are needed for orbits due to debris.  After the climactic battle of the Reaper War, there'd be probably exponentially more debris in orbit.

As I said earlier, it's not the fact that it's around Earth so much as that it's two heavy traffic spaces in close proximity: a major homeworld AND the hub of galactic civilization right in orbit.  On top of the debris.  Collisions abound.
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:iconmadcat221:
Orbital debris.  Not only from the climactic clash, but from pre-existing debris from bootstrap space development.  And also space traffic.  The Citadel is the nexus of interstellar civilization.  And now it's orbiting a homeworld of a Council race.  Heavy traffic on top of existing heavy traffic.
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RC-1290 Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh, thanks! It certainly explains why none of the Citadel species would want the citadel in orbit of earth.
But the reapers were the ones that placed the Citadel in orbit around earth, and I don't think they'd care about some more garbage in orbit.
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:iconmadcat221:
Oops, replied to the wrong level...
Reapers, maybe not, on account of them being nigh-invulnerable to collisions, but little puny organics' ships are not.  The ME2 fluff text for Earth in the galaxy map notes that kinetic barriers are needed for orbits due to debris.  After the climactic battle of the Reaper War, there'd be probably exponentially more debris in orbit.

As I said earlier, it's not the fact that it's around Earth so much as that it's two heavy traffic spaces in close proximity: a major homeworld AND the hub of galactic civilization right in orbit.  On top of the debris.  Collisions abound.
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RC-1290 Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohhhh, you mean, it should be moved, now that the battle is over. Yeah, that makes sense. And that's probably exactly what they're preparing for in this artwork ;)
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:iconnikola-tesla-and-you:
:iconbadassoverhereplz: :iconsaysplz: space magic => ur argument is invalid :rofl:
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:iconodrobinka:
Not as foggy and bright as mine ;) I need to work on details ><
Really nice work :)
I already have it in my faves but making my own made made me want to comment ;) Now I know how hard it's to make something like that :) Lights inside looks great. And also adding shadow is a nice touch :)
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:iconvictoria-badwolf:
Awesome, I really like it.. Add my favourite ^^
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