Greetings Shipmasters and Admirals,
Today we are releasing version 0.80 of Sins of the Prophets for public consumption!
First, we'd like to thank everyone for providing feedback and bug reports about issues you ran into while playing 0.75.1. We read every report we received, and we're eternally grateful for having such a passionate, and helpful fanbase. A fan project like ours couldn't ask for anything better!
0.80 is a pretty massive upgrade to the mod. It includes new ships, structures, and game mechanics - such as to include a tiered defense system for the Covenant, that allows them to spawn in defensive fleets localized to gravity wells.
- Continued the process of revamping our UI system, and improved some of the spacing on our HUD.
- Additional VO work has been completed.
- Weapon effects, and ship explosions for both factions have been tweaked, and improved.
- We're in the process of revamping visible buff effects, and some of those changes have also made it in time to be included in this release.
We'll go into more detail below, and let you see what we're talking about, but first, we'd like to remind everyone to please read the installation instructions provided with the download before seeking tech support. During the initial two weeks after a release we get swamped by requests for help, and a majority of the issues spawn from not reading the installation instructions, and following the links provided. Installation Instructions.txt is love, Installation Instructions.txt is life.
New ships in the mod include the Epoch-class Heavy Carrier, ADP-class Escort, and Lich. The Epoch and ADP are ships brought to the Halo universe via the new tabletop fleet strategy game Halo: Fleet Battles, while the Lich was introduced in Halo 4.
We've also introduced model updates for the RCS-class Armored Cruiser, Valiant-class Super-Heavy Cruiser, and the DOS-class Supercruiser.
This update has also introduced our Covenant Defense Fleet mechanic into the mod. To improve Covenant defensive abilities, while keeping the faction unique, the Covenant will have orbital structures called Patrol Stations. Upon the arrival of an enemy fleet the station will act as a beacon, pulling in groups of ships nearby to defend the planet. As you research more, and build more stations, the fleets get larger, and more powerful.
Cole Protocol, and Sgt. Toothpaste, have been hard at work revamping our particle effects for the mod, and we think you'll be mighty pleased with the fruits of their labor. From explosions to fleet buffs, we've taken care in attempting to improve the visual fidelity of the mod, to keep you focused on the battle at hand.
Thanks to the hard work of ElijahBI, and WyvernZu, we've also created the most beautiful fleet scale chart for both factions we've ever had. Clicking the image above will take you to Elijah's deviantArt page, where you can download the file in all of it's radiant beauty. We've also included the chart as promotional material inside the download for 0.80
The mod can be downloaded from the link below. Please spread the word about this release, and help us reach out to those in the Halo community who might want to play an experience like this, but don't yet know about the work we're doing!
SotP 0.80.1, a hotfix for 0.80, is live.
If you downloaded SotP 0.80, you will need to redownload the mod from the same link above.
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