A few days ago, liuruoyang1995 became the latest addition to 9CCN, the team behind the FX mod. As a new member to the communications department, his presence will allow us to further close the gap between the English and Chinese communities of the FX mod. To commemorate, we decided to organize a Q&A Session with none other than the team themselves.
How does it work?
Write any questions that you have about the FX mod(s) and would like to have answered by the team in the comments to this entry below. liuruoyang1995 will then forward them to the team, and once we have the answers we'll put them up for all to see.
[ ! ] Please bear in mind that the team selects both the amount and which question(s) they want to answer.
Q: Are there any plans to resume development on FX: Empires?
9CCN wrote: No. I'm sorry, but it died. The project leader of FX-E is xangle13, who no longer participates in 9ccn's mods developing.
Q: How is the news on Homeworld:Remastered affecting your plans, if at all? Do your plan to import your mod to the remake?
9CCN wrote: We have no idea about that because we don't know how many changes will be made in HW:R,and we don't know if it will be easy or difficult to make our mod work with the new engine. So, there are no plans for that yet.
Q: What is the command structure / hierarchy of the mod team?
9CCN wrote: We are hobbyists. We are not a professional development team, so we frequently try to do things outside of our field of work, or things that are not directly related to it. The basic command structure is: Designer, Modeller, Programmer, Tester.
Q: How does one apply to be a part of the team?
9CCN wrote: As we are hobbyists, anyone can join us. Testers, writers, translators or PR/communication officers .. even if you don't produce anything you're very free to join us for a talk, having a chat about hobbies etc. Since we are a Chinese community the language barrier may be a bit of a problem, though. But, we're still happy to make new friends from other countries.
Q: What is your ultimate goal?
9CCN wrote: There isn't really an 'ultimate goal'. We love Homeworld, so we will keep on doing what we do and what we can do -- as slow as that might be, hah..
Q: What is the team currently working on?
9CCN wrote: We are currently working on FX v2.2 / v2.3. The Hiigaran and Vaygr will return soon.
As for ships, there are no plans for any new vessels on the short term. On the long run we have plans for a Taiidan battleship and a Kadeshi capital ship called the "Beetle". The RPG mode for FX and another Gundam SEED mod are also in the works.
Q: RPG Mode?
9CCN wrote: The RPG mode is the single-player campaign for the FXmod. It allows you to freely 'jump' between maps through a number of hyperspace gates that 'connect' all maps. You can receive missions from NPCs and do many other things, just like a real RPG game.
Thanks for reading!