Hey guys, Raigiku here! I want to share some news on the progress of the mod.
The next snapshot is taking a while to get released, sadly I don't have a release date. but we hope to get it released near the start or mid of September. The main reason on why it's taking so much is that the development team is really small, right now we have RepJunkieJr sound developer, HyugaN3ji gameplay designer and me, making it all appear in-game, porting the models, editing textures, etc; basically doing the heavy stuff. Worst of all, university takes a huge amount of my free time and depletes my "stamina". However, I recently entered a 1-month break which will last until the 13th of August, so development will be faster at least for the time being.
I just updated an article I posted long ago where I pointed out which areas we need help on. Please check it if you want to be part of the team, we desperately need a 2D artist to help us retexture units like clone troopers and a 3D artist with experience in modding the game, that way we can port all these cool models to the game and make you guys feel like you are truly in the star wars universe, where you can choose to be any character from the almost unknown ones to the most recognisable ones. If you don't possess many technical skills, don't worry, we have a few areas which are not so technical and where you can apply! All the info is in the article below.
There are a ton of new heroes/villains planned for the next snapshot. From TCW characters like Ahsoka, Ki-Adi-Mundi, Barris Offee to movie ones like Kit Fisto (brand new model from TFU), Plo-Koon, Obi-Wan and Anakin from Episode 2 and much more! If any of you are modders and want to use my assets you can get them in the next 2 links: GameToast Raigiku's Assets (need to update it x( <-- It's a face). I'm a huge fan of open source and plan on releasing all of the assets that I can when I finish the mod.
Going back to the heroes/villains, I don't know in which order to implement them in the mod, so I thought it was a good idea to let you guys decide! I've created a Google form where you can vote on which hero/villain you want to see next. You can choose multiple heroes/villains if you can't decide on one in particular and the form will be updated whenever I finish implementing the most voted hero/villain or when I move on to develop the next battle. The link is below.
Since the Trello page where I put all the units is getting really cluttered up, HyugaN3ji and I have decided on making a wiki page where all the units, battles and info about the mod will be available. This way, all the information presented will be more organized and easier to process. Currently, it's in a very early stage, so it's going to be a little while until we release it to the public.
I've been thinking in setting up a discord public server, every major mod has one and I think it's a cool idea since it helps you get more involved with your fans. Let me know in the comments below if you want to see one and I'll see what I can arrange.
This mod is a very big project, it's very difficult having a very small team, dealing with stress at university and having relationship issues, sometimes I feel like giving up but then I see your support and how you want this mod, this idea, this dream of mine to become a reality. I get really motivated to keep on going and not give up, I really appreciate your comments guys and I want to say thank you. This won't end up being just another dead mod, I'll keep on fighting my inner negative self 'till we are done with the mod.
This is the end of the post, let me know if you liked reading this. I think of doing a monthly dev-blog where I go into detail about the development of the mod during the month, I hope you like the idea. Anyways, I wish you have a great day and as always "May the force be with you".