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18 comments by soase-maelstrom on Jun 28th, 2014

Highlights Rebellion (Release 8) 28/06/2014

* Updated to new patch, v1.82
* Bug fixes (see below)
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Research
* Norlamins      ... fixed description for "Capital ship labs" researches, to distinguish which
                         research will enable Military labs or Civilian labs
* Replicators    ... "Advanced Launchers" research available with two ties of Basic Launchers research.

Graphics
* Replicators     ... fixed tradeship and refinery ship hub icons
* Replicators     ... fixed mines textures
* Varsai             ... fixed Titan team mesh color
* Trade Alliance ... fixed planet bombing particle effects

Balance
* Replicators     ... reduced the firepower of Replicators Tractor and Thumper Defense platforms
* New Races      ... modified Racial Inclination and Faction Relations between Races and Factions

Abilities
* Norlamins      ... Urvanian light frigates gets shield regenerate ability
* Norlamins      ... fixed Defense Platform "Disruptor force" ability, also included tiered Research
* Norlamins      ... Titan ... fixed ability position mix up ... total control <-> mind dampening
* Norlamins      ... upgrades for cosmic ray collector enhance all of the collectors abilities
* Replicators    ... added explicit ability and research "Grav Tractor" to the Defense Platform
* Trade Alliance ... fixed Defense Platform ability "Augmented Defense"

Other
* Trade Alliance ... fixed diplomatic stats reporting
* New Races      ... fixed quick start, i.e light frigates for new races
* New Races      ... fixed an number of descriptions
* New Races      ... increased the name pool of Capitalships and Starbases for all new races

Apologies
* Haven't done much work of the Pirate race and so they are still very basic
* Haven't found bug with Pirate race

Thanks
* lordzeromih, JurisDocta and others who gave detailed feedback for this release

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JurisDocta
JurisDocta Jul 23 2014, 9:44pm says:

First round of testing...TA loyalist.
1. Nice work with the capship name pools. Having said that, it's a bit confusing to see both "Defiance" and "Defiant". Good work tho.
2. The Ancients World has a little shifting thing the wrap does on each end of the rings.
3. The illusion fighter description doesn't really match the description carrier cruiser's strike force ability.
4. The Titan Foundry can't be built until Damocles prototype IV
5. Are bombers supposed to have autocannons?
6. The Diplo is still a bit screwy with the replicator loyalists liking everyone.
7. The starbase mobility thing keeps appearing in the race selection screen.
8. Even when the Pirates leave a planet they were bombarding, when I finish the job they colonize it. Is that supposed to happen?

So far big improvements Maelstrom!

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soase-maelstrom
soase-maelstrom Jul 28 2014, 10:55pm replied:

Hi JurisDocta,
Good to have you back
1. Cheers
2. I don't mind the effect. The model is quite complex so fixing it would be time consuming
3. will look into it
4. will look into it.
5. Yes. Does this concern you?
6. I got lost in the complexity of setting this up ...
7. will look into it.
8. Yes, it increase the likelihood of the pirates colonizing

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JurisDocta
JurisDocta Aug 6 2014, 8:24pm replied:

5. Does seem a bit strange conceptually for a bomber unit that's all.

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soase-maelstrom
soase-maelstrom Jul 28 2014, 10:56pm replied:

Still a couple of weeks away ... the voice overs have taken a lot of time (1500 audio files).

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lordzeromih
lordzeromih Jul 21 2014, 12:32am says:

Hey Soase-maelstrom!
I just got around to read the Skylark Series by Doc Smith and (even though it's not that great) I found how nicely you have worked your norlamin ships keeping the best from the books. I am very impressed! Lol after reading Skylark of space i came to view the norlamin Skylark in a whole new light. And I finally understood why the heck it spouts phrases like "Hot Dog, let's go!" or "Check. Investigation underway." XD
You have implemented very fine nuances there. Now I love this mod even more. Very cool.

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soase-maelstrom
soase-maelstrom Jul 21 2014, 1:25am replied:

Hi lordzeromih,
Glad you read the series ...
"I just got around to read the Skylark Series by Doc Smith and (even though it's not that great)" ... just bear in mind that the The Skylark of Space was written between 1915-1921 and is one of the earliest novels of interstellar travel and the first example of space opera

PS: I hope I won't disappoint you but for R9 I have changed all the voice-overs for all the ships on all the new races.

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JurisDocta
JurisDocta Jul 23 2014, 9:47pm replied:

I was more of a Ralph C++ kid myself *holds up "Joke" sign*. In any case it's not a bad thing to change the voice-overs, considering everyone at the TA were sounding like robots lol.

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lordzeromih
lordzeromih Jul 21 2014, 8:14am replied:

That's no problem if you have changed the voice overs man... If anything I imagine they will only be even better!
And I agree that considering the era in which he wrote, the novels show remarkable scientific potential. I mean the low frequency sonic cannons, eddy current induced metal melting etc they are actually in reality now! And his theory of powering the Skylark using metal x was pretty neat (disregarding relativity). Even though he treated the women in the novels like porcelain dolls and Seaton seemed to be the finest specimen of humanity :-P
Best luck for R9!

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soase-maelstrom
soase-maelstrom Jul 28 2014, 10:58pm replied:

"Ancient Ring Worlds supposed to be reminiscent of the Halo rings? " no, the model naturally fell out that way

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