Discovery mod is a full-scale expansion pack for Freelancer focused on continuing the story started in the vanilla campaign. The mod is used by some of the busiest multiplayer Freelancer servers and has multiplayer features including player owned (and built) bases, jumpdrives, cloaking devices and equipment manufacturing.

Review RSS Feed wazzaa12 says
10 wazzaa12

Nov 23rd, 2010 10 people agree 2 people don't

Great Mod!!!

masternerdguy says
8 masternerdguy

Dec 7th, 2010 5 people agree 0 people don't

Discovery is a very expansive mod that adds a lot of end game value to freelancer, but it still has some flaws.

Pros:
The universe is much larger and most of the added systems are of high quality. They have added an entire new house to the game, basically doing 1/5th the work the original freelancer devs did without the source code to make it easier.

They have done extensive work on the existing factions, expanding the rep grinding game to include guard factions such as Liberty Navy Guard (securing a positive rep with them, for example, is vital to patrolling the Alaska system).

Cons:
Despite adding so many ships and systems, players still stick primarily to vanilla systems such as NY, Alpha, and Gamma. Most of the systems are perpetually empty.

Another issue is the totally static universe. The universe only gets updated when they release an update for the entire mod, so once you've explored a bit you pretty much have the gist of the mod for the next year.

Finally, the roleplay community can be extremely judgemental of any idea that does not perfectly fit into their well established, rigid, RP guidelines. This is annoying, since all the best ships and equipment can only be flown if you've joined that faction.

[Sith]DarthStryfe says
6 [Sith]DarthStryfe

Dec 1st, 2010 6 people agree 1 person doesn't
This review may contain spoilers

HHHmmmm...Discovery has over extended the delay on its 4.86 update by far too long, even when it does arrive once the new systems are explored it will soon become jaded and tedious again, a great shame for this once great mod, now populated online by mostly veteran players it is far too easy to beat the anti cheat and spoil the new guys fun there, hence the drop in players. Was great once, give it a miss unless you play offline only.

Visivicous says
10 Visivicous

May 5th, 2013 2 people agree 0 people don't

Great mod, awesome community!

Tkohr says
10 Tkohr

Nov 30th, 2010 2 people agree 0 people don't

Best Community and Admins ever.

Sirius2 says
10 Sirius2

Jan 27th, 2010 2 people agree 0 people don't

The best mod for this game.
I recomand it to everyone.

sajuuk111 says
10 sajuuk111

Feb 10th, 2008 2 people agree 0 people don't

Good coding, everything is well. Though mod balance in MP is bad.

SwallowDGC says
10 SwallowDGC

Dec 17th, 2012 3 people agree 1 person doesn't

Classical FL, ten times enhanced, being worked on everyday.

Apocalypse2001 says
10 Apocalypse2001

Dec 16th, 2012 3 people agree 1 person doesn't

While it IS annoying that pirates and such always attack, and that there a great many idiots who only spout one line to take your money, lest you be destroyed, it is enjoyable to watch the DISCOVERY group continuously pushing the boundaries of the original game.
Who knows, when the creator's new game comes out, this team might start implementing more advanced ideas, like they have here, for us to enjoy. Wonderful work!

KiyoshiMaru says
10 KiyoshiMaru

Dec 12th, 2011 3 people agree 1 person doesn't

While I did not play online for a long time, I was kept busy exploring for over a year. When I did get online, I tried DiscoveryPTC, it was so much better than GC, which I tried later. I absolutely love this mod.

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