This is my first mod that I am in the process of starting. I'm not in a hurry to do it because I know it may take a long time, so even it's beta won't be released anytime soon. However, I will try my best to make the mod worth the wait considering that a lot of models are going to be custom made by me. SO, having said all of that, now for the breakdown of my mod: Every mod should have some kind of unique feature set apart from all the other ones. As a result, not only am I making this mod as close to the lore as possible, but also, this is a first for Dawn of War as a whole. Over 80 percent of the units will not be squads since the Custodes are usually individual warriors. However, there are rare occasions where Custodes must fight in groups. Uncommon situations but they take place during the Horus Heresy. The mod will have a unique system of units. The Adeptus Custodes units are very powerful, yet come in small numbers. The aim of this mod is quality over quantity. So welcome to 30K.
Slowly but surely, this project is continuing it's progress. I have yet to get it in true gear, but my team and I have been working on our parts as efficiently as we can work it out, so don't get your hopes down. But if you do already, then I am sorry you feel as such. If you were hyped for an instant beta or release or huge update like in game footage, it was a waste of energy you ought to have saved. If you lose hope or faith in this upcoming mod, no one is asking you to stick around but you will miss out on things in the future.
NOW! For the mod. My current ideas span through these elements. Unlike all the other factions, for the most part, the Adeptus Custodes for their units will have both a Mark system or research in order to get their core troops for their buildings. The Tier I building (Adeptus Custodes Militia Webway Gate) will have two marks as mentioned below in the comment section. It covers it in full detail.
Through my research on the internet and in the books, since the Custodes have a huge variety among their units (much more variety than I thought originally), they will have two separate marks. One is called the Adeptus Custodes Guard and the Legio Custodes Guard. The same will apply for their upper tier units and even vehicles. The vehicle building will also have two marks. One called Adeptus Custodes Vehicles and Legio Custodes Vehicles. Unfortunately, there is not enough room to work out all the units in one setting, so separating them with marks is the best idea I could come up with. Quite frankly, it also gives options to the player. That way, one half of the forces for example could have the standard Adeptus Custodes Guard as the main troops and have the Legio Custodes Vehicles of legend to aid them in battle. Or it could be vice-versa or even just by going one single mark path the whole way of it just being Legio or Adeptus. In either case, there's going to be a unique style of gameplay unlike any other faction available in any other mod.
My aim is to make the upcoming mod as ornate and as close to the lore as possible. I have been going around, getting advice from seasoned modders out here in regards to the voices and mod making in general. One informed me about the Sisters of Silence and them not having voices. He had mentioned to me about them needing something as for their voice commands. And so, I could not come up with a different idea than to actually make voices of my own. Of course, I figured another unique feature I had in mind was to make the mod somewhat, comical in a way. But thus far, I have received bad feedback from somebody, thus, I will have to reconsider it. But fret not, I'm a rookie at this so it is not too late for improvement. The plan is already laid out and the blueprints are set. Trouble is getting the tools to make it all happen and come to life. This is what I am trying to do as well on my end and on some of the team members end. But until that time comes, it's gonna be cumbersome progress. Just relax and occupy your time with other mods if you are not patient enough to wait. That's what I've got for that.
No one want's to read it and last of all, me for that matter. Save it for somewhere else but here, otherwise, I'm not even going to bother replying to it. If I see it here, it will be deleted, period point blank, because I should have made myself clear enough in the past, not to mention, I hate having to repeat myself over and over and over again. I'm through with it. You don't like what you see, no need to stay, right? I thought so. What you may not like about it thus far could be ironed out later, but I move at my own pace, not at anyone else's. I understand that through humility comes success, but having said all of that, this is my final time addressing this matter.
I will be on vacation next week, so like I said in the last article, if I am not online for a while, say a week, 2 weeks, perhaps even longer, you know why.
That's all I've got as of this moment. There will be more that I'll share later on in regards to the project. For now, Peace and cheerio. ^^