We'd like to thank everyone who took some time to fill out the community feedback form, feedback like this tells us which direction we should take the mod, and where to compromise. Here are the results:
WHAT OPERATING SYSTEM DO YOU USE? (105 Responses)
Windows: 104 (99%)
Linux: 1 (1%)
Mac: 0 (0%)
Though we didn't get any responses from anyone using Mac, we do know we have some players using Mac. This question was mainly asked out of curiosity, this will not change our dedication to providing KotF to all 3 major operating systems.
IF YOU USE WINDOWS, DO YOU USE THE LAUNCHER? (105 Responses)
Yes: 81 (77.1%)
No: 23 (21.9%)
Unable: 1 (1%)
I'm glad to see the launcher appears to be the more popular option for players. We will be attempting to find a way to make manual downloading more easier for players unable to or unwilling to use the launcher.
WHAT WEBSITE DO YOU USE MORE OFTEN TO KEEP TRACK OF THE MOD'S PROGRESS? (105 Responses)
Moddb: 44 (41.9%)
Discord: 40 (38.1%)
JKHub: 21 (20%)
While we do try to give each site the same information, all 3 have their own exclusive content as well. Discord we tend to use the most often, we feature a number of announcements of features coming to the mod and other events and is overall more convenient. JKHub has more progress reports from very early on in the mod's development as well. Moddb is usually where we post more of our media content.
WOULD YOU PREFER IF WE HAD OUR OWN FORUMS? (105 Responses)
Doesn't matter: 64 (61%)
Yes: 30 (28.6%)
No: 11 (10.5%)
We're currently unsure if we want to get our own forums, if we do, we hope that you'll join us on there.
WHAT ERA OF STAR WARS WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE MORE MISSIONS FOR? (105 Responses)
Prequel Trilogy: 38 (36.2%)
Bonus Missions: 35 (33.3%)
Original Trilogy: 22 (21%)
Sequel Trilogy: 10 (9.5%)
As a direct result of this feedback here, our next two missions will be taking place during Revenge of the Sith and Return of the Jedi. More information will be provided sometime in the future.
WOULD YOU PREFER IF WE DISPLAYED ALL MISSIONS WE'RE PLANNING ON RELEASING IN THE MISSION MENU? (EXCLUDING BONUS MISSIONS, WE LIST ALL MISSIONS IN THE EPISODE MENUS, GREY THEM OUT IF THEY'RE NOT RELEASED, AND RELEASE ONE BY ONE)(105 Responses)
Yes: 94 (89.5%)
No: 9 (8.6%)
I don't play missions: 2 (1.9%)
Unsure if we want to add this feature, but now we know more people want it than not. Thank you.
WOULD YOU PREFER MORE FREQUENT UPDATES WITH LESS CONTENT OR FAR LESS FREQUENT UPDATES WITH MORE CONTENT? (105 responses)
Less Frequent, More Content: 54 (51.4%)
More Frequent, Less Content: 51 (48.6%)
This was the only question that jumped back and forth, we will try to find a healthy balance between the two.
WHAT FEATURE FOR THE MOD SHOULD TAKE A HIGHER PRIORITY OVER ALL THE OTHERS?
Missions: 68 (64.8%)
Multiplayer Bots: 17 (16.2%)
Other Responses: 9 (9%)
Multiplayer Mod Compatibility: 6 (5.7%)
Language Translations: 5 (4.8%)
As a result of this feedback, every update we release we'll attempt to have at least one mission, two preferred.
HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO RECOMMEND KOTF 2.1 TO A FRIEND? (105 Responses)
Guaranteed: 56 (53.3%)
Very Likely: 27 (25.7%)
Likely: 16 (15.2%)
A slim chance: 4 (3.8%)
Never: 2 (1.9%)
Thank you! Spread the mod around!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS MOD?
In Summary: Most people said single player features such as missions and the NPC system as well as the sandbox aspect.
IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING ABOUT THIS MOD, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
In Summary: A variety of things, some said nothing needs to be changed, others said manual blocking from the Serenity mod. We'll be looking at these later on.
WHAT SHOULD THE ARCHIVES BUTTON IN THE MAIN MENU BECOME?
In Summary: Some people were unsure, others didn't notice the button either. Other responses involved it becoming a sort of mini-Wookieepedia, past patch notes, older content, or a behind the scenes look at the making of the mod
WHAT LANGUAGE CAN YOU TRANSLATE FOR?
In Summary: Unfortunately, most people didn't leave a way for us to contact them so we can't translate for those languages yet. We will get in contact with those that did sometime in the future.
ASK US ANYTHING! (56 Responses)
In terms of what the old kotf had, what about adding a small noclip button in the pause menu? What about having a setting that turns off the glow on force chokes, force protect, and force absorb? What about a setting that turns on health bars for all units to see how much health a npc has? We have thought about adding a noclip button, though we're not sure at this time.
What about having a button on the pause menu that opens a menu that has all the common commands set up as buttons like the npc alignment options? That way you could open that up in game and click all the commands you want quickly. This is a good idea, but unfortunately menu items take up memory and we have a finite amount of it to use. We have to be careful with what menus we add in.
What about adding more weapons to the single player game? What about adding playerteam free as an alignment option? We want to do both of those things.
What about having a base of some of the current npcs, and releasing tools to make npc packs, where people can add different npcs to the pack and people can install which ever packs they want to give even more freedom in the npcs used. This would work best if the packs could edit or overwrite the npc selection menu with a modified npc selection menu or add another section for the pack to the npc selection menu. This question doesn't make any sense, sorry.
What about adding the ability to script npc movement paths in maps? Or in other words the ability to create waypoints for npcs to follow? Want to do it, will take some time.
What about adding the gungan shield to the game? Jkhub.org We'll consider it, thank you.
Have you got an estimated size for the mod? In the future will you update KotF with latest OpenJK builds? Thanks you all, good luck devs and may the force be with you! This is amazing ;) The mod is a little over 8GB, and yes. Thank you!
I can translate all on Serbian, if you need me just ask me. Thank you, we'll be in touch.
Can we add more maps? Anything is possible.
Will you add Dark Forces II characters? You guys could talk with the ppl of Dark Forces II project to get a Maw NPC that actually flies around and yes, I screamed while filling this form. I screamed a lot. We want to add Dark Forces 2 characters, we never forgot. I hope your lungs are ok from screaming.
Keep up the good work! Always a joy to see how far 2.1 has progressed :) Thank you!
Will you add more legacy content? Depends on what's out there.
Will the AI be improved in terms of following your character and will there be an update where you can give basic commands to the AI kind of like Battlefront 2? The AI follow feature is cool but their following distance needs to be improved. There's nothing wrong with the AI following the player, they're reliant on maps with linked navgoals to work properly. If you play the Revan vs. Malak mission and spawn an NPC, they'll follow you from the entry door to the top of the walkway without issues.
Not really a question, but i'd like to commend you people for the amazing work you've done up to now. Honestly, you've surprised me. Thank you!
big ass and powerful npc like world bosses from SWTOR Would be pretty cool to see that happen in Multiplayer.
What's your favourite Star Wars Era? Impossible to choose, I love all of them. Members of the team enjoy Star Wars. I know Fire Phoenix isn't too fond of the sequel trilogy. But KotF is all about including all of Star Wars, be it Canon or Legends.
Will there be any special meetings in the multiplayer for creating own scenarios? Fire Phoenix: It depends on the community that we host them. Linken: We want to do community events, but as Phoenix said, the community must show an interest.
nothing really to ask, just wish you the best of luck with this project :) Thank you!
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Do you think Valkorion resembles the Dos Equis guy? OMG! He does! He really does! XD XD XD "He doesn't always use the dark side, but when he does, he prefers Force Lightning, stay in the dark side my friends"
If you could add new Force Powers to the game, what would they be? So many, my top three would be Repulse, Blinding, and Destruction.
What new content is in development right now? Two new missions.
Is it posisble to put the KOTOR 1,2 and the TOR mission story modes in the KOTF? It'd be its own mod, but since Lucasfilm shut down Aperion's KOTOR Project, we don't want to run the risk.
Can I be a jedi? 0w0 (If you contact me on Discord, please.. Answer me!!!) You can be whatever you want to be.
Just some suggestions... JKHub has a TON of very cool looking models and kitbashes available in their forums. Try to incorporate as many of those as possible. They're unique in the sense that very few Star Wars games feature them, and so would draw extra attention/demand for your mod if you supplied what others don't. Also, creating scenarios that are not absolutely true to the franchise's canon would be great as well. Create your OWN scenarios that are simultaneously HIGHLY LIKELY to be canonical. Having a group of Jedi fight against a group of Dark Side Force users would be great. No backstory needed. Just a tactically interesting fight. It'd also be great if there was a series of "Master Luke" missions/campaign, from the time shortly before the Death Star II's destruction, to just before his self-exile. It'd be great to tie it in to the Prequels through flashback sequences, and/or the discovery of old holographic recordings. We could see important conversations with Dooku, Palpatine, and Tarkin (find a GOOD use for those GREAT models! lol ). We could see how their prior actions still have a significant impact on Luke's present, and even as he ages over time. In terms of appearance, Luke's models/skins would age as we progressed through a series of battles with him. The appearance of the enemies would also change. Storm troopers early on would still have polished armor, while later on, it would be marred and dirty due to the declining of resources for the Empire as their grip was loosened. For the single-player missions/campaign, including some randomized elements would be great, such as randomized objects for using Force powers on, the quantity of enemies, etc. That way, replays would always be kept fresh and interesting. If you're in need of a writer, I'm good with ideas and words (I have contributed to many mods over the years). I'd be happy to help in that regard. For just a taste of what I mean, I have a scene in my head where Luke gets his long hooded brown cloak from one of Dooku's abodes (it does look like something that Dooku would've worn). If you want to reach me for story ideas, email me at Kyle_K_ski@hotmai.com . In summary, give us the kind of material the community is desperate for, but EA is too stupid to give us. lol Keep up the GREAT work. We deeply appreciate it! It's a very interesting idea, but we're not sure how we'd implement that. If we would need voice actors for each character? Use different voice lines from Mark Hamill or other actors that played Luke over the years?
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Any chance of a Jedi Temple Sacking mission (SW:TOR - Decieved trailer)? You have no idea how badly I want to make that mission.
I do not have questions. Just please keep up the excellent work! Thank you! We will!
No thanks K...=(
Could we see more custom weapons or forcepowers later on? Eventually, yes.
Did you know you can find referrences to star trek in the NPC files by using pakscape? Also, you can tend to find stories written out about sega arcade machines and other stuff within player configurations as well. This is all for the normal vanilla jka. And its also said the sand burrower sound was once used for a different game from final fantasy. but i forgot exactly which one. But anyway, onto the question. Do you have a plan forward for additional modes outside of what we got? Or will you focus on developing whats already established further before planning out further modes. [Such as a Conquest idea. or something.] Yeah, I thought that was pretty funny. Didn't know that about the Sand burrower, never played Final Fantasy. We do have thoughts about modes we want to add in, but they'll take time.
Will you be adding Captian Fordo Prince Xizor and Dash Rendar? Also will Omega Squad be changed from mandos to black RCs? Fordo's already in, look under ARC Troopers. Xizor needs a model, we'll see about Dash. No changes with Clan Skirata will be made at this time.
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Может сделали дополнительные миссии Старой республики как отделный мод интерфес похожую на оригинальную игру. И стили боя на световых мечах как в Movie Duels Мы хотим сделать новые анимации для персонажей, и все возможно, когда задействованы бонусные миссии.
Keep up the good work! Thank you! We will!
I don't have anything else to say, though. Don't worry, your support is enough =).
Is it possible to perhaps expand more on the mod by establishing new game modes such as survival where you can pick a character with their respective advantages and go against the zombie (Legends) variations of death troopers with increasing difficulties or maybe add in the Yuuzhon Vhong? (Sorry if I misspelled that.) We have thought of a survival mode similar to EA's Battlefront, it would be interesting to try out. We'd want to try out the formula in a bonus mission first (maybe featuring Delta Squad from Republic Commando) before expanding on it.
Can't wait for the next update guys, keep up the good work. The time and effort y'all are putting into making this mod a success is something to be truly appreciated and acknowledged. I will do my best to promote this mod to friends (have spread it to a few already) because imo, this mod needs to be experienced. Cheers from Australia. Thank you!
If you're gonna add multiplayer bots, could you make proper intelligent bots that takes full advantage of their skillsets? Like the npcs, we'll attempt to make them as canon as possible.
Would it also be possible for you to add some hidden unlockables like secret characters, weapons, bots etc that can only be unlocked when you do a certain task or pass certain challenges.? We briefly considered it, but scrapped the idea. That challenge is achieved during the wait between updates. It's also the reason why all missions as we release them can be freely played without any pre-requisities. We make you wait an unknown amount of time between updates, there's no reason for us to make you wait longer to unlock content.
Может ли у персонажей быть свои отдельные мисси или открывать персонажа с мисиями ? И у каждого персонажа свой размер клинка и яркость а не у всех одинково ? И может ли в отделее модов создать дополнительные эпизоды из игр, сериалов, комиксов. Наша цель - дать игрокам возможность играть в каждую миссию, как любой персонаж, которого они хотят, например, «Дуэль судьбы» может воспроизводиться с точки зрения всех трех дуэлянтов. Мы не будем делать отдельные эффекты для каждой эпохи персонажей.
How did you start creating this mod? With the continuation of the original KoTF 2.0 or from scratch? P.S. Yandex.Translate Fire Phoenix: From scratch.
Will you countinue to add more characters in the game? Anything is possible, though we're holding off for a little while.
Has TimFx (creator of the original KOTF) ever contacted you? Perhaps to DMCA your Mod or something like that? Tim has never contacted us.
About the mod...some cool features from the previous, virusful KotF were not taken to the new, shiny KotF. Just suggesting, for solo campaign, to get a full menu to select every playable character from every faction when starting a new game, with the original vanilla game menu? Don't know if it is clear...Oh, and original KotF had fully coded SBD (with wrist blaster), Droidekas (movement and blasters) and Hutts. Do you know how to implement it and it is pending for an update, or is this Tim's taken away secret? And just again the health/shield I mentionned earlier... Anyway, KotF is a modding masterpiece, as is Battlefront 2's Conversion pack and Forces of Corruption's Strategic Improvement, the more it will get updated, the less I'll be able to play Jedi Academy without it installed. Keep it up guys, your work is much appreciated by the Star Wars Community ! :) We had to leave out the character selection menu because it had a nasty habit of bugging out, otherwise we wouldn't have had a problem. We are looking for solutions for the Super Battle Droid and Droidekas, though admittedly we're not looking at anything for Jabba right now.
Roadmap! Two new missions for the next update, that's all we can say right now.
What is your favorite Shrek movie? Fire Phoenix: Shrek 2. Linken: Shrek 2.
When will Takodana, Expand Starkiller Base, Inside the Finalizer, and all the maps that did not include in Once those maps are made.
what is the best kind of bread for a danish cheddar sandwich? Not sure, never had one. Maybe Rye?
Since the majority of us should now have multiple copies of Jedi outcast and academy thanks to Various star wars sales via GoG and steam will there be any Possible Jedi outcast campaign integration\compatible ? (if its there i'm blind! ) integration of Jedi Outcast demo mission? To avoid any potential copyright issues with Lucasfilm, Raven, or EA, we will not include anything from Jedi Outcast (minus sounds).
What would be an easy way to add npcs to my own copy of mod in meantime? Download NPCTool, it's what I used to make the NPCs.
*I also use Linux* Nice!
How did you guys come to this idea to contionue work on Kotf? :D KotF was an interesting concept and despite the controversy, many would've loved to see it come to life. A sandbox mod with the ability to play through the films, sounds like a match made in heaven.
the Jedi temple attack would be interesting to play as the clones 501st and maybe the Jedi as well We agree, it's definitely something we have in mind.
Will you add the character General Krell from the clone wars, with two svetovye staffs??? quite an interesting character was Need a model.
Will Jerec and his Dark Jedi be in the game? I'd like to say yes.
Could you improve AI to make enemies harder? There's a fine line between hard and frustrating, we'll try our best.