I was 24 when I first saw them.
My job was not one of great interest. Serving as a mechanic on a Vaygr Warlord's 17th carrier is anything but interesting. Most days I spend repairing or building strike craft like those damned interceptors or bombers. Talk about annoying. The Warlords never care how cheap the material is just as long as it works and allows them to kick ass in their oh-so-epic voidfights.
Anyways, so I'm sittin' there waiting for the CAP to dock. Their ships would need re-fueling and standard maintenance.
All the sudden the hangar bay's a bustle of chaos. Officers are shouting to scramble all strike craft. And I'm sittin' there, wondering what in the name of Vay is going on!
They just come outa' nowhere, firing their guns and blowing everything to hell. Green guns! I mean the nerve! They actually taint their shells green?!
Anyways, the whole carrier's a shaking under the fire and everyone's shoutin' different orders. I try an' make myself useful, try an' help one of the pilots into his ship. Lotta good that did!
That green goo stuff they're shootin' at us? It comes eating its way into the hangar bay! I mean right through the damn hull! Like it's made o' paper!
I'm like 'aw shit' and all that. Try runnin' for the escape pods but it's too late!
They're a killin us and our carrier, well it ain't made for combat. Ship's goin' down. Fires on all decks. Captn's screamin' that we all abandon ship and whatnot. we're dead. I mean everyone know that! Somehow I make it to a pod an' hit the release. I'm flying out the carrier, somewhere out in the darkness. Don't see shit... and then I hear the voices, like in my head and all!
Freaky I tell ya... freaky!
An' what's he sayin?
Well it don't make do damn sense to me! But I'm a listening all the same:
"You'll never get me! Never! Ever ever! I'm comin' back. Again' and again' And I'm taken all your souls because I damn well can! My name's MORGAN! And I'm NOT DEAD! Remember that, worm!"
On Path to Victory
A few days ago I released Path to Victory's Alpha 7. The reason for this rather spontaneous release is that I'm running out of time for modding and leaving everyone hanging while little to no progress is made doesn't seem very fair to me.
This may be the last Path to Victory release. It may not. I can't say and I won't make any promises now.
I'd like to take some time to talk about my time making Path to Victory all the same.
When this mod started, I knew nothing of modding. Now, a little over a year later, Path to Victory has become one of many Homeworld 2 mods. It's gone from basic stats changes to an entire re-imaging of the Homeworld Universe, complete with back story and all sorts of interesting tidbits.
In my time making this mod I've learned a number of things from modeling to how to organize something of this scale. Learning to mod HW2 was one of the smallest challenges. When I started I had no concept of how much work would have to go into such a project. If I'd known back then I may not have ever started.
But looking back it was a great time. Frustration did come from time to time but my memories of making Path to Victory are for the most part positive.
Incidentally, I started the mod because my relationship at the time was slowly failing and I was getting bored with too much time on my hands. That boredom and lack of anything to do focused me on this project, driving me on for well over a year. Many a day I'd be sitting at work or at school and couldn't wait to get back to my computer so I could add some new cool idea to Path to Victory.
Now I'm in quite the inverse situation. I'm currently in a new relationship and ironically, it's taking all my time away from modding. I'm not complaining, no not at all. One person can only do so much in life. We all set priorities and given the great success I've had with PTV so far, it's being put on a back burner.
You may ask why I'm saying this: Well, Path to Victory proved to me that if I set my mind to something and devote myself to it, great things can be achieved. I personally believe this mod offers gameplay and content not seen in any other HW2 mod. It's designed to be unique and allow players a maximum of fun by stretching the HW2 engine to it's very limits.
There is hardly anything I haven't tried to do in Path to Victory and many of it was - for a long time - considered impossible by the HW2 modding community. I'm proud of being able to say I did things that no other Homeworld mod managed to before.
With that in mind, remember that I won't forget this project quickly. Path to Victory means a lot to me personally and I'd really like to see it finished someday.
Until that day comes, enjoy the Alpha 7 release, continue to give feedback and report all those nasty bugs you find.
I'd like to thank ModDB for their awesome hosting and the Desura team for their great deployment platform: Moddb.com
I'd like to thank the SWR folks for hosting our internal forum and of late news posts too: Forums.swr-productions.com
I'd like to thank the RelicNews Forums for their long-standing support of HW2 modding: Forums.relicnews.com
I'd like to thank the entire Path to Victory team for testing and providing feedback on this mod.
I'd like to thank everyone who contributed ingame content to this mod.
I'd like to thank everyone who's been following this mod. All our fans and supporters, thank you too!