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RINGLEADER Feb 16 2011, 8:43am replied:

Yes, it's a very doable thing. Unlike the final mission of HW2, you will be able to physically fly down to the surface of the planet, over the city (or any other structure), and shoot plasma and energy projectors all over the place.

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RINGLEADER Feb 15 2011, 7:45pm replied:

Of course, we encourage question asking. To answer your first question, yes, the city/orbital elevator will be part of a planet model with an atmosphere, the city itself will be situated on top of another, higher detail terrain model which in turn be situated atop the spherical planet surface. Planets as you have seen them in the image gallery are simply spherical objects with no variance in topography. Since even the largest of our maps will not be large enough to encircle an entire planet, this higher detail terrain model will only occupy a small area of the planet surface, despite the player being able to transition between the surface and thousands of km in altitude in game.

If this doesn't clarify your concerns completely, don't worry, we will provide screenshots and diagrams later that will hopefully do just that.

Unfortunately, we do not anticipate on adding scorpions or warthogs for engine limitations and the fact that they would be too small to see or effectively use in game, however we do plan on adding defensive ground structures such as plasma and missile batteries, shield generators and mission specific buildings as subsystems to the model seen above.

+2 votes   news: A minor setback...
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Feb 15 2011, 7:12pm replied:

I drew the schematic and Liam made the model. He's been working on Halo models for quite some time now, so some of the objects, such as the elevator, are among his previous works.

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RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Feb 15 2011, 7:10pm replied:

It's one of the megacities/manufacturing complexes on Reach.

Tis' just my brainchild, however I do plan on making more canonical ones such as Elysium if this one turns out well in game.

+1 vote   media: Megacity
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Feb 15 2011, 12:41pm replied:

Yeah, sorry about that.

Update will clarify things.

+1 vote   mod: Halo: Starside Intercept
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Feb 10 2011, 12:48pm replied:

Thanks, I'm glad to hear we rekindled your interests.

+1 vote   mod: Halo: Starside Intercept
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Feb 4 2011, 1:39pm says:

EL ESCORPION!

Thank you for not making this like Halo Wars.

+1 vote   media: Alpha Demo GamePlay (Spanish)
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Jan 31 2011, 9:03am replied:

Yeah, I have some done, Halo 3 versions, but I was going to redo/retexture them.

+1 vote   media: HFFG
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Jan 19 2011, 6:39pm says:

Canadaman, please find a way to turn down the ambient lighting, or at least find some newer shaders.

+1 vote   media: Halcyon (Re-done)
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Jan 19 2011, 6:37pm replied:

Earth had 100 geosync platforms, Johnson said so in the first 5 mins of Halo 2.

+1 vote   media: Defend Home
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RINGLEADER Jan 19 2011, 6:36pm says:

You can base ships off of other ships, that's actually pretty cool, but not so far as taking exact details like the fin on top.

+3 votes   media: Athens Carrier
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Jan 19 2011, 6:32pm says:

Sulaco.

+7 votes   media: Athens Carrier
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Jan 17 2011, 1:30am replied:

I don't understand how you reached that conclusion my friend.

+1 vote   media: Covenant Destroyer Concept
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RINGLEADER Jan 12 2011, 11:39am says:

But, the 60 round clip was the one thing they should NOT have changed.

+4 votes   media: Halo 3 ODST and Marine
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RINGLEADER Jan 9 2011, 1:02pm replied:

You'll soon see.

+1 vote   mod: Halo: Starside Intercept
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Jan 1 2011, 11:58pm says:

Right, the normal maps actually utilize these lines to give depth to the texture, giving the ship a more plated look.

+3 votes   media: Tosche Station
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Jan 1 2011, 8:04pm replied:

Well, the books describe the UNSC as being hopelessly outmatched by the Covenant in nearly every conceivable way aside from the occasional super weapon, NOVA and the like. We aim to balance this out by having the UNSC ships cheaper and faster to build, also we were going to make the 3:1 ratio 5:2 for gameplay's sake.

+1 vote   mod: Halo: Starside Intercept
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Jan 1 2011, 7:57pm replied:

Heh, I'm glad someone got it.

+1 vote   news: Bullet in the Breach
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RINGLEADER Dec 31 2010, 7:47pm replied:

Yeah, the ship was initially textured for use in the Homeworld 2 engine, which had since undergone a number of technical hurdles since its release. I hope to see some similar advances for the Sins engine in the near future.

+1 vote   media: FFG
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RINGLEADER Dec 31 2010, 7:43pm replied:

When making the ship, I used elements from the Dawn and the Savannah, taking the best of both.

+1 vote   media: HFFG
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RINGLEADER Dec 26 2010, 12:26pm replied:

Is what legal?

+1 vote   media: Illumination
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Dec 25 2010, 1:40pm replied:

The LactAIDS virus.

+1 vote   mod: Halo: Starside Intercept
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Dec 16 2010, 3:30pm replied:

Yes, however I am going to add more detail and make a few alterations before the final version.

+3 votes   mod: Halo: Starside Intercept
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Dec 11 2010, 11:55pm replied:

Thanks Nacho

+1 vote   media: Halcyon Days
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Dec 11 2010, 9:41pm replied:

Halo Wars destroyer = not in this mod.

+1 vote   mod: Halo: Starside Intercept
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Dec 8 2010, 4:16pm replied:

That is precisely what we are doing, space combat in Halo is a relatively unexplored area, meaning we have lots of creative freedom/elbow room at our fingertips.

+1 vote   mod: Halo: Starside Intercept
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Dec 8 2010, 11:03am replied:

The Forerunner Sentinel wall seen in Halo 2, and the aircraft carrier seen in the Halo 3 Mythic map 'Longshore'.

+1 vote   media: Revised Scale Chart
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Dec 6 2010, 12:32pm says:

Yeah, it's more of a support ship, the weapons are largely antifighter.

+1 vote   media: UNSC Assault Frigate Concept
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Dec 2 2010, 7:27pm replied:

Like I've said, it's a possibility we aren't going to dismiss at the current.

+1 vote   mod: Halo: Starside Intercept
RINGLEADER
RINGLEADER Dec 2 2010, 12:22am replied:

Yes, after I finish my finals I'll get to modeling and texturing the Anchor station that will be shared between HSI and HHF.

+1 vote   mod: Halo: Starside Intercept
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