Freelance 3D modeller and games artist. Commenced my games industry career over 10 years ago, starting out at Warthog on the sci-fi FPS Mace Griffin: Bounty Hunter, and a space shooter of Battlestar Galactica. Most recently worked in house for Sumo Digital on a Tennis release for Sega, Virtua Tennis 2009 for PS3, Xbox 360 & the Wii, and I also worked on Sonic & Sega All-Star Racing. I have recently begun to teach 3D modelling and how that relates to games at several educational institutions including the University of Bolton on a part-time basis. Mod work includes development team leader, lore advice and modelling work for the Battlefield 2142 Star Wars themed mod First Strike.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 13 2013, 11:58pm replied:

Well going from the response we've had, with one of you being okay with a match time change, and the rest of you having not responded so I'll assume you're all okay with it, from this weekend the Campaign matches will commence at 8pm BST (1 hour earlier).

So we'll see you there on Sunday.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 10 2013, 3:54pm replied:

You get points for multiplayer and co-op (so that includes combat against bots, but only on-line), but you don't log any points for single player.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 10 2013, 2:20pm replied:

Have mentioned it to the webmaster and he'll give the stats server a swift kick. Stats wise you can see the points you get at the end of a round. Basically you get two sets of points that are added together as in Battlefield, one set of points for teamwork (assists, revives, giving ammo, taking down key tactical targets etc) and one set for kills. No points are more important, though obviously the teamwork related ones help increase teamwork from players by rewarding their efforts.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 9 2013, 7:05pm says:

Lok is part of the sector just captured by the Rebels. Tatooine: Bestine also has not been played, just the luck of the draw and the way the results have gone unfortunately. Might have to throw in an extra little bonus round where these maps get played for the points later in the campaign.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 9 2013, 5:47pm replied:

If you're a registered player follow this link regarding match times and whether you want to see them changed.

Rebeldefiance.clanteam.com

Cheers

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 9 2013, 3:24am replied:

Well if the current time doesn't work for you just let us know, and if no one else has issues with a change we might be able to accommodate you.

Though I thought the last campaign ran at 9pm BST too?

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 8 2013, 7:31pm replied:

Not to worry, we'll get 'em next time.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 8 2013, 7:26pm replied:

There was no team jumping today, but because the Rebels had too few numbers tonight, Twigs as an admin is allowed to play for the team with too few players to balance things up. Was a shame there were so few Rebel players tonight, hopefully they'll be back in force next week.

To be fair tonight's maps are hard on the Imperial faction, especially Ryloth, and need greater numbers than we had tonight to allow them to be played to their full potential.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 8 2013, 3:58pm replied:

Aye. See you there.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 8 2013, 3:33pm replied:

As the Hoth map will feature in our next major release, that will itself be First Strike 1.6 together with a few other tweaks to the mod in general, and perhaps a few other maps that we're currently working on. Though co-op Taloraan that was mentioned before maybe released earlier than that in a patch all things being well.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 8 2013, 1:15pm says:

If we get enough signed up, or have at least 8 a side tonight we might be able to go with the 32 player version on Jundland which features more assets (Sentinel, y'know you want it baby! ;P ). Call everyone you know, put the shout out over X-Fire and get 'em signed up people!

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 7 2013, 8:19pm replied:

Hi there SHOGUN096, have just been informed by our webmaster that the issues on the FS forums should be sorted now. Try registering again and see if the problems you were having have been resolved.

Thanks for your patience with this issue.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 7 2013, 9:11am replied:

I reckon if we get enough signed up, or have at least 8 a side on the day we might be able to go with the 32 player version on Jundland which features more assets. Call everyone you know and get 'em signed up people!

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 7 2013, 9:08am replied:

That is very close actually, just needs to be finely balanced and it is good to go.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 6 2013, 3:09pm replied:

Thanks for sorting that out for us Twigs, your efforts are much appreciated.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 6 2013, 5:58am replied:

Yes, with only a limited number of space maps we'll have some repetition here due to some of the results. Depending on who wins the map determines what the next map to be played is. So for example, if the Imperial team wins Imperial Convoy Raid, Battle of Taloraan gets played next.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 4 2013, 7:27pm says:

Yeah. If we had better numbers we'd do the larger version, but with these numbers we'll playing the16 player version.
Which means no Sentinel :-(

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 4 2013, 7:15pm replied:

You could customize your version of the game to add the mini mod maps. Best bet is to ask FSDev Dnamro, he's most familiar with the co-op and single player mini mod.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 4 2013, 7:04pm replied:

The Campaign is currently in it's second week. Round 3 is this Sunday.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 4 2013, 5:51pm replied:

Sent our webmaster another reminder, perhaps he's still on holiday?

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 4 2013, 5:50pm replied:

Will see what we can do. In the meantime however, don't forget that you don't have to be registered to play in the Campaign (though obviously it's preferable). So don't let that stop you.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 4 2013, 1:53pm says:

Hope we get good numbers for Jundland, as with the numbers that map is seriously epic.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 4 2013, 1:50pm replied:

Indeed, MR-BUGGLES if you can give us more details regarding your situation and we should be able to help.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 4 2013, 1:48pm replied:

Hi Cixlysid, is that on the Rebel Defiance forums or the First Strike one? Let me know and I'll advise our webmaster of your issue, and he should be able to sort you out.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 2 2013, 10:46am replied:

It sure is.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 1 2013, 6:59pm replied:

Yeah, still small numbers this week, need to see more people coming along to these things guys. Still good games tonight, but we want some epic games.

Sign up people.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 1 2013, 12:58pm replied:

You'll have to give us a bit more to go on than that. Here's a link to our installation and troubleshooter guide. Check it out and see if your issue is covered there.

Moddb.com

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 1 2013, 12:51pm replied:

Hi SHOGUN096, have informed our webmaster of your issue. It is the FS forums you're having trouble with, not Reb Defiance, right? Will remind him about your problem.

Today on Bandomeer will be the 16 player conquest map which is infantry based.

See you later.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 1 2013, 12:35pm says:

Remember the battles recommence this evening at 9pm BST (British Summer Time = GMT + 1) see you there troopers!

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Aug 30 2013, 11:14am says:

Just posting a quick reminder that battle recommences this weekend. So see you Sunday for round 2.

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