Born of a dissatisfaction with Homeworld 2, the Homeworld:@ team is building upon the foundations of Homeworld and Homeworld:Cataclysm to create a faithful sequel in the Homeworld:2 engine, with new ships, storyline, and game mechanics.

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4 comments by EatThePath on Jul 19th, 2015

Those paying close attention to our ModDB image feed may have noticed mention of doci7, or even comments from him. He has indeed found himself able to contribute once again, and has wowed us. I'll let his own words speak for him, the following is copied from a post he made on our Gearbox forum thread.

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Before exhibiting the actual mod content, I felt the need to show the marvelous inspiration behind the work. For those who have not seen it before, this is a rendering of HW@'s Taiidan Republic Destroyer, imagined and illustrated by Talhydras, or as many know him from the old Relic Forums, Avatar II. A very dang long time ago, I saw this picture and was amazed that with such a beautiful design as this, nobody on the team was actually making it at the time. I try to be patient about stuff but my eagerness to see this ship exist eventually led me to attempt to go well beyond my actual skill level and make it for them. After working closely with them for some time, trading the model back and forth with Avatar for tweaks, adjustments, realignments, and a little hi-poly adaptation for ambient occlusion mapping, the texturing started. And it got almost nowhere. But after years away from the project, I finally got back to it, and with Dark Sentinel's updated HW1 Taiidan Destroyer as a guide (as well as the source of some of the verbatum details), lots of encouragement, feedback, and suggestions from the team, a finalized set of conventional textures was at last completed.

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Be sure to check out the ship in 3D on p3d. For those who have known this ship was in the works for a long time, I hope your patience is justified by the end result. For those who didn't know about this ship at all, I hope it's a splendid surprise!

But wait, that's not all! Allow me to treat you to this other "inspiring and lovely" doodle:
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LOL. This didn't quite reach the same artistry quota as Avatar's Destroyer concept, but it was enough for me to go on, I suppose. After the team produced this lovely vessel:

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I decided that I really wanted to try my hand at making a Fighter for them that would fit in with the design motifs but still blaze its own path. Mostly I was hoping to make something that would not be built all that much like the body of a fish, lest the entire Tobari fleet would start to appear like different-sized fishes, which apparently I wanted to avoid for whatever reason. So now, after doing my best to flesh-out my doodle and getting much-needed artistic suggestions from the team, we have this:

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You can also find a 3D view of this ship by clicking on these blue letters.

So there's some updates... enjoy!!!!

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A bugfix release to actually fix the survival mode crash 0.2.21.1 should have fixed.

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sgfan206
sgfan206 Nov 20 2013, 1:54pm says:

Back to life?! That's awesome!! :D

Buuuut ... what is this? "Hiigara" misspelled?! Thumbs down! XD

Nah, seriously, glad that this mod is in development again (or better, just for the announcement that it's still ongoing).

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EatThePath Creator
EatThePath Nov 20 2013, 2:22pm replied:

For us, we've settled on the Higaara spelling years ago. It should be consistently spelled that way throughout the documentation. Like it or not, it is deliberate. :)

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Forloftol
Forloftol Nov 20 2013, 6:24pm replied:

I'm curious. Why did you choose Higaara and not Hiigara?

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EatThePath Creator
EatThePath Nov 20 2013, 7:35pm replied:

When we started out writing our material, it seemed ambiguous what the right one was. There was at least one instance in the Homeworld 1 subtitles where it was spelled Higaara, and that seemed closer to the pronunciation we liked from the game voiceovers, so we went with that. Now it seems that Hiigara is the accepted canon spelling, but by this point I like having that point of divergence as another way to distinguish our material from Homeworld 2.

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Forloftol
Forloftol Nov 20 2013, 7:58pm replied:

Well, can't say that I agree how the spelling matches the pronunciation, but I can respect the reasoning and choice.

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DarkSajuuk
DarkSajuuk Nov 22 2013, 9:19pm replied:

I've always spelled it Hiigara because of the fact that spelling of Hiigarans match it, its just how I've always done it but I can understand and respect the reasoning for using the other spelling.

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sgfan206
sgfan206 Nov 20 2013, 2:03pm replied:

P. S.: After checking the images on your website, I can't do otherwise than to express my astonishment for those very detailed and really beautiful models.

Great work! :)

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EatThePath Creator
EatThePath Nov 21 2013, 5:01pm replied:

Thank you very much for the consideration, and the compliment. :)

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TheBleachDoctor
TheBleachDoctor Nov 20 2013, 2:05am says:

Wow. I completely forgot this existed.

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Piemanlives
Piemanlives Nov 19 2013, 11:25pm says:

I love all of you, good luck.

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