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14 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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Dawn of the Reapers: Onslaught  (Pre-Alpha Release

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Our first release to keep you fans happy! Happy Easter, and remember all good things in moderation.

The Sacrifice of the 55th

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Just the script to the live action trailer I hope to have enough time to work on sometime in the next few months.

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Shockmatter Nov 28 2012, 10:00pm says:

To summarize the mass of paragraphs below, Humanity will not take to the stars for a quite a few decades due to Human Nature.

In my opinion, we as a species, need to unite under one banner and pool all our resources together for mutual goals. End world hunger, no more wars, space colonies, etc. But hell, I'll be lucky if I get to go to a space hotel in my life time.

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degtayrev Nov 29 2012, 12:13am replied:

I like your optimism but that's never going to happen. Humans can't successfully run a country for more than a few centuries without major problems. Putting all nations together would just exacerbate the problem.

You could probably unite most of the Western world successfully (it would still be EXTREMELY difficult), maybe even throw in Japan and Latin America, but anyone else? I mean, could you see the Chinese EVER agreeing to the economic policies of, for example, Switzerland? Can you see North Korea getting along with, well, ANYBODY? And that's not even mentioning putting Israel with the rest of the Middle East AKA 2nd Holocaust.

There's just too many ideology and culture clashes for people to decide what humanity's "mutual goals" are, the government would be WAY too big to do anything efficiently and effectively, and if some dictator-type were to take advantage of the world government (which would be pretty easy, just look at how any major dictator in the history of the world gained power), there would be nobody left to stop them. It would be like World War II but Britain, Russia, the US, Canada, Australia, etc. weren't there.

Again, good optimism, but a bad idea.

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KaptenHaddock Nov 29 2012, 8:06am replied:

Hahaha so you're implying chinese hyper-free market capitalism isn't the wet dream of even the USA?
Nooo, nooo... The only economic clash they'd have with Switzerland is on the topic of actually giving workers any rights at all.

I will not delve any deeper than this, I know politics aren't too popular here.

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degtayrev Nov 29 2012, 10:15am replied:

China is Corporatist, BIG difference. Their markets are far from free. For example, PetroChina does whatever the government tells it too, has good political connections, and as a reward gets almost exclusive drilling rights. A good portion of their industry is still nationalized, however, so they are not fully Corporatist. They are still far from Capitalist and DEFINITELY not free-market.

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KaptenHaddock Nov 29 2012, 8:55pm replied:

China is rather State Capitalist.

And on the topic of their free markets:

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degtayrev Nov 29 2012, 10:34pm replied:

Soo, they reform their markets a bit and so they're automatically free? There IS no "State Capitalist", that's a euphemism for Corporatism. Any time the government nationalizes an industry it ceases to be Capitalism. Also, they are known to artificially manipulate their currency, steal patents, charge high tariffs, that's the OPPOSITE of free-market Capitalism.

Look up Adam Smith, Milton Friedman, and Thomas Sowell. They explain it.

However, there has not to date been a Free-Market Capitalist system. People believe that during the Colonialism and Imperialism Era there was FMC, but that was mostly Mercantilism, another animal entirely. The closest the US got to FMC was the late 1800's, which, incidentally, was the greatest period of immigration, economic growth, quality of life growth, job growth, and upward movement in US history and one of the greatest in world history.

Currently, the US is practicing Keynesian Capitalism, which is basically the maximum amount a government can get involved in the economy before it becomes Socialist. Then you get into the different flavors of Socialism: Democratic Socialism (Europe, how's that working out?), National Socialism (Nazism), Marxist-Leninist Socialism (AKA Communism, USSR), and Marxist-Maoist Socialism (AKA Communism, North Korea, FORMERLY China). China is currently transitioning from Maoist Socialism to Corporatism, which is the economic policy of Fascist governments, or rather the only Fascist government to date: World War II Italy. That's pretty much the ONLY difference between Communism and Fascism. Fascism has a more free economy (again nowhere NEAR Capitalism), and allows some amount of personal property. Fascism is also, contrary to popular belief, a left wing ideology, though that's another discussion for another time.

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KaptenHaddock Dec 1 2012, 10:38am replied:

I don't know why there are lines over some of the text, I can't fix it. I do intend for you to read it, just so you know.

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Wolfrahm Nov 29 2012, 4:54am replied:

"Like this one?
Or this one? ;"

Thank you. My previous searches into "Russian Nuclear propulsion" hadn't yielded much. Obviously I didn't look hard enough. I was almost under the impression there was one, but that would've been absurd.

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Wolfrahm Nov 29 2012, 4:56am replied:

"that the greatest innovation will be from the private sector"

The private sector as in SpaceX?

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degtayrev Nov 29 2012, 10:21am replied:

I'm not familiar with the particular companies, I was simply speaking about how generally almost all major advances in human history have come from private companies, entrepreneurs, and inventors. Therefore it is logical to assume that the major advances in the space industry will come from the same sources.

BTW that company looks really cool. However, they are based in California, so they might want to move to a different state pretty soon.

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