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16 comments by Lord_Set on Apr 28th, 2014

State of the Mod: Post Alpha V.1

With our first release and getting some absolutely amazing feedback from you guys, we have begun filling those holes in the mod to really create that level of immersion that you (the fans) expect from us. In this State of the Mod, we will be covering new voice overs to rid ourselves of those pesky stock voices. As well as updated tangent models for our ships (to fix those shadow issues.) As well as give you guys a chance to ask the devs questions regard future development and help shape this project.

Let me be the first to welcome MEDiscovery to the DotR Team. With that being said we have some excellent audio taste tests to share with you guys. Now Cerberus right now is our main priority because they are the most complete. What I have done is uploaded a few audio/sfx clips to SoundCloud to share.

Voice Overs/SFX

Right now the four clips I have uploaded include an updated Mass Accelerator sound effect, Picket Cruiser(Female Voice), Heavy Cruiser (Male Voice), and Cruiser (Male Voice.) This is just a small taste of whats to come though. We plan to do some serious overhauling before our next alpha release so that you guys will have even more fun. For those interested I have included his Youtube channel below where he gives indepth tuts on how to recreate voice overs for almost every race in Mass Effect, some really awesome stuff.

Tangent Maps (Shadowing Fixes)

One of the unforeseen side effects of converting to rebellion was that we didn't anticipate having to do tangent maps. For those who don't know what tangent maps are, they are essentially something that gets attached to a model that dictates how the shadows fall on the model. Most of you noticed while playing the Alpha that shadows don't look quite right. Well we have begun to remedy the problem with some awesome help from Myfist0 of the Sacrifice of Angels 2 mod for Sins. Down below I have included a small example to show exactly how much a difference it makes in terms of appearance in game.

tangent demo

The Difference is night and day, we have been testing in game recently and can't get enough of how much better battles look with the right shadows. So a week out of our first release, we have seen nothing but positive feedback/criticisms. We hope with each successive release that you folks help us find all those little bugs we might miss in development.

Here is your chance guys, after playing our first official release what do you guys have to say? Got any good ideas? Post your questions and Lockerd, Skyline, and I will do our best to answer those questions and get back to you. With our first release that makes you all part of the team, help us to create a better mod and experience for you our loyal fans!

Your Fearless Leader

- Set

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Wolfrahm Apr 16 2013, 12:30am says:

Also, I'd like to make a public apology for the scene I caused. It wasn't my initial intention to provoke an argument.

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Reaper_Armada Apr 16 2013, 1:29am replied:

Its all good. Also can someone fill me in on this Boston bombings? I've been kinda living booked off from the rest of the world.

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AdmiralVon Apr 16 2013, 2:14am replied:

Basically someone or some people placed multiple bombs in the crowd that were observing the finish line area of the marathon. Two went off killing 3 and injuring 144 people. Two bombs were disabled and no one has been caught. Hopefully surveillance from the area shows who did it.

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MooCowBanshee Apr 16 2013, 7:17am replied:

I think it's not al Qeuda this time, too unprofessional, maybe some other country that hates us.

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Lockerd Apr 16 2013, 10:38am replied:

I have family and friends within Law Enforcement programs, some are in the FBI most are in local law enforcement IE Police.

so far they say any and all suspects perpetuated by local and national news is pure speculation. Until the actual investigation has started everything is still in the air.

what they do know is the device was a type 5 IED, meaning the materials were easy and cheap. Al Quaeda has connections to money and military grade explosives they say this was not the work of someone or some group who had access to money.

for now I would suggest this stays on the non-mod discussion section of the forum and not on this page thank you.

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Shockmatter Apr 15 2013, 8:09pm says:

Wow. Unbelievable. I seriously wonder what Set's reaction will be when he returns to moddb. If anything, Golly, count yourself lucky if he continue's working on your mod.

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MooCowBanshee Apr 15 2013, 10:02pm replied:

We tried to stop them... The trolls overwhelmed us.. Need to hurry and build the crucible!

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SenjiBen Apr 15 2013, 8:12pm replied:

I though Golly would've had enough after our pointless sparing match. Apparently some people just enjoy arguing.

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Wolfrahm Apr 15 2013, 3:42pm says:

------------ ANNOUNCEMENTS ------------
Due to frustration (and a sense of under-appreciation), I have decided that I (and any of the other mod team members who want to) will make announcements in the comment section from now on, and with a nice clear ANNOUNCEMENT heading too, isn't that nice. This is made because it is would seem the scrolling capabilities of this community is... limited. I'm also doing this so that the link to the forum can be seen regularly.

The link to the Dawn of the Reapers forum:


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Guest Apr 15 2013, 5:45pm replied:

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Golly Apr 15 2013, 3:47pm buried:


Yeah use a broken system to give out vital tidbits of information.

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Wolfrahm Apr 15 2013, 3:57pm replied:

Vital, no. An attempt to prevent ignorance, yes. As I said (evidently in wording too complicated for you to understand), it would seem that looking at any other section than comment and image section proves too bothersome for most people to attempt to scroll to. Also notice that I said that I'm frustrated. I don't have many options.

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Golly Apr 15 2013, 4:19pm buried:


Maybe then leave the job of community managment, up to the public relations chap?

And on the topic of the scathing insult aimed at my vocabulary, I refer you to a post of yours in the past in which you proclaimed difficulties in establishing connections with foreign education systems, which can be perceived as a lack of understanding on your part of British English (or in said case American English). The fact that you're from a country with 11 official languages would serve to reinforce my position that you're simply struggling to understand such an advanced language and then in an effort to compensate become extremely hostile and attempt to 'make a mountain out of a molehill'.

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JohnConrad Apr 16 2013, 6:57pm replied:

I find it really funny how no one likes you :) yet you still try to communicate with this community.

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Wolfrahm Apr 15 2013, 4:46pm replied:

I was thinking that maybe I should use irrationality as a method of argument, so that you would be able to relate. I remember our previous discussions, and how you brought up irrelevant information and opinion as reinforcement.

Actually, this previous posts to which you refer to indicated my surprise that this county in which I live had what could be considered by foreign education institutions to have an adequate system of education. It doesn't. Your point is irrelevent. May I also point out, though also irrelevent, that the standard English over here is British English.

I notice that on your mod page that you too use this broken system to announce "vital tidbits of information". Isn't that hypocritical?

I do apologise for insulting your vocabulary, though.
Next time do try to understand my reasons before you criticise them.

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Golly Apr 15 2013, 5:35pm buried:


Irrelevant? No not even slightly, how you managed to come to the conclusion that entirely relevant information is thus irrelevant will remain a mystery. The points are not irrelevant and you fobbing it off as such simply makes you look like you're desperately clinging to anything you can.

And may I point out that although the official English is British English, there are 10 other official languages, which makes your point invalid.

But that's incorrect, I use news posts to announce vital information, anything in the comments can be considered secondary. You clinging at straws makes it all the more pathetic and funny.

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Reaper_Armada Apr 15 2013, 6:09pm replied:

Both of you stop cloggin up the comments section with yours arguments. Take it to your private message bank or leave it. I'll have non of this and if I had administrational control I would remove the comments.

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