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 Oct 11 2013, 7:37am says:

It is Lord Starkiller, believe me, especially with a high volume of players. The 64 player version for example adds some of the capital ships featured in Battle of Taloraan into the mix. Check out the video section for footage of Escape From Hoth and some of our other maps in action.

Thanks for the compliments on the stories, they're doing their job then. They're based in part on the background fictions for the maps in question, but also on actual events which have occurred in the rounds played. I for example was the demolitions trooper on the Bestine blowing up Rebel Freerunners. It just helps to illustrate how much fun the game is and the exciting possibilities offered up by the gameplay. All being well it should encourage more people to give it a try.

Additionally if you like the stories you can find more examples on the First Strike forums, some by myself and others by FSDev Twigs who has written some absolute corkers that are well worth a read.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Oct 10 2013, 6:33am replied:

Sorry for the delay, have been busy this week. News post is up over on the FS forums, and just awaiting authorization before going up here.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Oct 6 2013, 6:50pm says:

Good games tonight guys. Nice to see some fresh faces. Really liked how well 32 player Bestine played even with relatively low numbers. Lok was a good giggle too. Good fun games.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Oct 6 2013, 2:08pm says:

About an hour till game time, see you there.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Oct 4 2013, 6:30am says:

Glad to hear it. Hope you enjoy it when you do get the chance to play our mod.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Oct 3 2013, 3:09pm says:

Would love to, just a question of time to get all this done. Our main focus now is Hoth. But I'd have loved to have added a Bespin map to the mix. Perhaps if the number of players really rise after Hoth.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Oct 3 2013, 11:04am replied:

Welcome to the mod JonasOvrum and Puttzy. I hope you enjoy the fruits of our labour.

There are currently weekly events taking place as part of the campaign which his hosted every Sunday at 8pm BST(British Summertime). For this event you can either sign up and become a registered player, or just turn up on the night and be assigned to whichever team is most in need of players.

There are currently no clans affiliated with the mod at this time, as it has been a while since our last release, though we still do see clan members playing from clans once affiliated with the mod such as BI and RSF.

Currently our on-line playerbase is fairly low, but we hope that will improve with future releases, Hoth being something that a lot of people are eager to see from us. Mostly people play during the Sunday night events, but also Saturday night sees some action.

I hope that answers all your questions, and I look forward to seeing you guys on Sunday for some games.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 30 2013, 5:47pm says:

Nice.

:)

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 29 2013, 3:04pm says:

Heading on for tonight's Campaign games now. See you in there if you fancy it.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 29 2013, 10:05am says:

Glad to hear things went well last night. Sounds like fun was had by all. Gutted I couldn't be there. Hope to see a few of the old guard on again tonight. Would be good to catch up with some of the old faces. Maybe see you later.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 27 2013, 2:23am replied:

That is correct, just waiting for ModDB to authorise the news update on this forum.

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

Not as yet, with our variable and limited time and resources to work on this it makes it difficult to nail down a release date until we're a bit further along on the development of key maps such as Hoth.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 23 2013, 1:59pm replied:

Yeah, sorry, Round 5.

:p

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 23 2013, 12:25pm replied:

Indeed, it was more a lack of players that scuppered this week's games, though my totally crippling crash (as noted above) didn't help.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 23 2013, 12:22pm says:

After some issues this weekend, mostly due to quite low numbers, (one Rebel, Zaphod possibly playing as Dak "I feel I can take on the whole Empire myself" Ralter).

But also some technical issues, some players couldn't log on to the server, and I had some issues of my own (I had a bizarre crash which wiped out all my game settings after the first round). We have had to postpone the event.

So now Round: 4 will instead be held next weekend. So this will feature the same maps as highlighted in last week's Campaign Results Update. So that will be the maps Endor Strike Team & Clearing, plus the space map Strike at Parmel, so don't miss it guys. Should be good, if we can get the numbers together.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 20 2013, 10:48am says:

Yeah, the light applications are a little too heavy handed, perhaps adjusting the levels in PS will give you a subtler effect more in keeping with how it looks in the movies. With a little tweaking it should look spot on. How does the light side look? Be interesting to see what colour you use to deal with all that global urbanisation.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 18 2013, 12:00pm replied:

I believe it is linked to the details you give when you register on the FS forums, though I could be mistaken there, it maybe as is the case with other on-line games based off of the location from which you play.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 16 2013, 7:50pm replied:

Yeah, Sunday 22nd at 8pm BST.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 16 2013, 6:43pm replied:

What's that a link to, the image for the Heavy Weapons Class? If so it is there, as there are players who have that as their preferred class in the top 10 players and the image appears fine on their stats.

Actually, they are Rebel Heavy Weapons, you're Imperial. Will check it out.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 15 2013, 6:43pm says:

Good games tonight, thanks to all those who came.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 15 2013, 6:26pm replied:

Looked at your stats, and that space is usually where your preferred class (based on your stats) goes, so I'm not sure what's happened there.Perhaps for some reason you haven't registered a fave class yet, maybe you have equal stats for more than one class or something? I'm just guessing here.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 15 2013, 6:21pm replied:

Weird, I'm wondering if it is something to do with PunkBuster? That said, after the official rounds were over we all seemed to be getting the same issue with locking up after a round and then banging out of the server. Twigs is going to look at it. Seems weird how it was stable enough until PB was re-enabled, so there might still be a connection there.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 15 2013, 2:47pm replied:

8pm BST. In about 10/15 minutes.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 15 2013, 2:09pm says:

Remember the matches are starting earlier tonight, so they'll be commencing in about an hour, see you then.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 14 2013, 2:39pm says:

Just posting a quick reminder that this week's games will commence at 8pm ( one hour earlier) BST.

See you on the battlefield troopers!

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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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