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An overview of the new 'Invasion' mechanic, where the player can choose to face the Yuuzhan Vong invasion at other periods in galactic history.

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*** Invasion ***


The 'Invasion' mechanism is a new 'horde' mechanic, coming up in v0.8, which gives the player the choice to trigger the Yuuzhan Vong invasion ahead of schedule.

This means the Yuuzhan Vong can invade in the middle of the Thrawn Crisis, during Operation Shadowhand, or at other key turning points in the Galactic Civil War.

The Vong operate as an emergent faction, tipping established galactic history on its head and allowing for a true Empire at War 'infinities' type experience where the player's actions determine the fate of the Galaxy.

How does it work?


Any Galactic Conquest campaign with Helska IV present can use the 'Invasion' mechanic (obviously not including those already set during the Yuuzhan Vong War).

Simply select Helska IV, and a countdown begins until the invasion begins. If you want to play the GC as normal, without the 'Invasion', you can cancel it by simply zooming-in to Helska IV before the countdown ends.

If you want the 'Invasion' to go ahead, simply wait 30 seconds after you first select Helska. After that point, the Vong spawn as an emergent faction, and begin their conquest of the Galaxy.

Simple, on-screen text explains all of this to the player in-game.

Misc


The mechanism can only be triggered by the player, and only when playing as the New Republic or the Imperials.

As above, it is strictly optional.

The Invasion mechanism will not be present in all GCs. But it will be present in all large, galaxy-wide GCs set during the Galactic Civil War.

The Yuuzhan Vong appear as an emergent faction during the middle of the Thrawn Crisis...

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A New Republic fleet mobilises to engage a mysterious force which wiped out an Imperial fleet over Dantooine...

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Grand Admiral Thrawn's personal fleet prepares to engage the enemy known to the Chiss as the 'Far Outsiders'. Thrawn's mission is to unite the Galaxy to ready it for their invasion, but it is too late, they are already here...

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zsinjsempire
zsinjsempire

i really like how this mod is turning out

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LegoStarWarsEU Author
LegoStarWarsEU

Thank you!

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george76
george76

This is amazing and truly something new awesome work LegoStarWarsEU!

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LegoStarWarsEU Author
LegoStarWarsEU

Thank you! I’m looking forward to gettting v0.8 out - but it’s a big update with lots of underlying system changes in addition to new content, so it will be a little bit longer yet.

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Nova33
Nova33

So does this mean you're adding in some GCW galactic conquest maps too along with the Vong maps?

Also, could you call for a truce and form the Galactic Alliance in these GC?

I really love the idea

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LegoStarWarsEU Author
LegoStarWarsEU

The mod is being released in manageable increments that improve balance and underlying systems, while also adding new time periods and (eventually) additional new factions. The ultimate goal is for the mod to show the entire history of the New Jedi Order from just after Endor, to the Yuuzhan Vong surrender, with releases basically filling in the gaps (and polishing the mod at the same time).

The truce idea would be fun - but sadly not realisable.

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Nova33
Nova33

Would it be possible to release a smaller invasion GC that is just before Endor? Like the Empire could have the Death Star II fight the Vong (Arguably what it may have been for in canon)? Then balance it out with the Vong being able to use Yo'Gand's Core?

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LegoStarWarsEU Author
LegoStarWarsEU

I have planned an infinities GC which shows the victorious Empire against the Vong

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Blue_Fyre
Blue_Fyre

that is the best idea i've seen so far. yould also be fun with almost every fraction; like shadow-hand vs thrawn or yetheva

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LegoStarWarsEU Author
LegoStarWarsEU

That’s it exactly. So now you play out scenarios where you have World Devastators fighting Miid Roiks, or the Galaxy just after Endor now facing a Vong invasion. And it’s all optional, so if you want a lore-accurate play through you still can!

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Blue_Fyre
Blue_Fyre

i just imagine a vong-fleet coming out of hyperspace only to face an eclipse and a fleet of world devestators ...

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