1.4 is the latest version of the mod which completes the transition from DkR being a reskinned Advent to being a completely distinct faction. All DkR...
This mod adds a new faction (DkR/Dark Reavers, the name of my gaming clan) to Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion and also enhances all weapon effects and sounds of the existing factions. The DkR faction was originally mechanically identical to the Advent Rebel faction, but has gradually become completely different.
The DkR faction still uses Advent structure models, the Eradica model for its titan, the Advent Diplomacy tree, and Advent voices, but has its own unique main research trees, ships, abilities, strengths, and weaknesses.
The ships are mostly re-skinned Romulan ships with tweaked weapon hardpoints. Why Romulan ships? Well firstly I'm not a modeller so I had to use models from somewhere else (with permission, credits below). Beyond that it's down to personal taste; I love the shape of Romulan ships, and thought they might look cool if they were black instead of green.
Aside from the addition of DkR, the mod changes the weapon effects (particles and sounds) for all the other factions (almost all weapon effects are custom) to make them more impressive and cohesive (TEC green/yellow, Advent blue/teal, Vasari red/orange/pink). Some ability effects have also been changed, along with some other minor modifications.
The mod was built for Rebellion v1.80.4976 .
Talon - Scorpion
Bright One, Winged Defender, Z1 Nova & Heavy BOP - P81
Ahllu'anofv-sen, Ael Ra'kholh, Enarrain, Ra'tar, Mogai'Hvei'Khenn & Black Wind - Atolm
Pveer & Pvash Type D - RavenNight
Firehawk & Senator - Thu11s
D'Deridex, Falcon & Raptor Refit - Maxloef1990
Valdore - Redragon/Trekmods
Highest Rated (3 agree) 8/10
A nice visual re-hashing of an existing race. Looks pretty and the particle effects are quite good. Hopefully the author will soon have a go at producing a new tech tree for his race making them distinct from the Advent. In the case of this happening, I'll need to revise my review. 6 out of ten, because in spite of the reasonable visuals (borrowed from other sources, but skinned with a distinct colour scheme) the new race brings nothing new to the gameplay at the moment. Edit: A good start has been…
Jun 3 2013, 2:54pm by Gul-Dukat(tech)