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15 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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L1K3A8O5S Sep 20 2014, 4:25pm says:

So I've never played Mass Effect before, so I have no idea what an "Elcor research speed" is compared to a human one. Can someone tell me which is slowest and which is fastest, please? Thanks.

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bwc153 Sep 20 2014, 5:13pm replied:

Elcors are considered slow, Humans are Average.

Salarians are like hamsters on coffee.

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MrFrazer580 Sep 23 2014, 9:10am replied:

i always have to think about mass effect salarians if someone talks about sheldon cooper from big bang theory

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Admiral_Smith Sep 21 2014, 11:22pm replied:

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Admiral_Chris_Rayya Sep 20 2014, 11:42am says:

Just a few ideas for lore friendly design ideas.

Jump zero could be used for a trade port, or a discharge facility.

Fuel Depot could be used for an orbital refinery, or a trade port.

Avernus Station could be used as a Cerberus orbital refinery, or a subnet center.

Listening Post X-19 could be used as a council quantum relay station, or a mass effect field inhibitor.

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Shockmatter Sep 21 2014, 2:15am replied:

This guy. We as a team need more suggestive feedback like this magnificent fan has given.

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Admiral_Chris_Rayya Sep 21 2014, 6:10am replied: +3 votes     reply to comment
Councilor_Sparatus Sep 20 2014, 4:55pm replied:

I believe a building akin to Avernus station is present in the mod.

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Admiral_Chris_Rayya Sep 20 2014, 6:34pm replied:

Are you talking about the Barn station? Because that is a different design to Avernus, it also has a different purpose in the mass effect universe.

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Councilor_Sparatus Sep 21 2014, 7:28pm replied:

My mistake. They appeared similar.

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