Long ago, when the word 'Hiigara' rang only as a hollow dream, the kiith of Kharak never imagined they would walk the Path to Victory. But, when they reclaimed their Homeworld and proclaimed themselves 'Hiigaran', they believed they had reached their goal. How wrong they were. 150 years after Hiigaran landfall, conflict rages across the Galaxy... Path to Victory is a multiplayer and skirmish mod for Homeworld 2 that adds new units to both Vaygr and Hiigaran Races as well as enabling the Keepers, Raiders and Kadeshi as playable races.
It's been a long wait and people have been asking for it for a long time: Reworking the Hiigarans. But that wait is over. It's the Hiigaran Empire's turn now and they are not going to disappoint.
It will still be some time until the entire tech tree has been implemented but to give you an idea of how it will work, let me take the example of the Blade Mk II interceptor.
This is a basic fighter that any shipyard or carrier in the Imperial Navy can build. The basic spaceframe is simple, rugged and can easily be manufactured - but it's also unspectacular.
However, as an Imperial Fleet Detachment gains support of various kiithid, upgrades can improve the performance of said fighter.
Kiith Nabaal, the masters of Industrial Production, will enforce Production Standards on all ships in your fleet, bringing Armor Plating and Thuster quality up to their standards.
Kiith Soban, the great Warriors of Hiigara, will train your pilots to be more accurate and hit their targets where they are weakest.
Kiith Somtaaw, the Explorers and Miners, will provide unique technology not common to the Empire which they have gained knowledge of on their travels, offering expertise no other Kiith can.
And finally, Kiith S'jet, the zealous men and women of science, will offer advanced - often experimental - technology no one has seen before!
Any detachment of the Imperial Fleet can gain the support of all the Kiiths at once. However their technology does not come cheap. It will often require quite some time to fully flesh out your fleet. This means it is crucial that you decide which technology you require earlier and what can wait.
In the case of the Blade Mk II this means you get an Armor, Damage, Accuracy and Cloak upgrade. I'll let you guess which kiith gives which upgrade.
And in case you're wondering, the little wings on this modified Blade? They extend when the ship cloaks itself. In normal flight they are kept retracted in order to not damage the sensitive electronics within.