The new secret service, the GSA, Global Security Agency, completely consisted of
members of this master race. They were under the command of Riley Newson, who
justified the existence of the GSA as needed to "fight terrorism".
But then, the government of the "United States of the Earth" was completely
executed by the GSA agents, by this quick and bloody coup Riley Newson gained the
world domination, and all his commands were enforced by his massive army of 5
million obedient, ruthless supersoldiers, any resistance against his order was
oppressed, and no one was able to compete with the superior GSA soldiers, with their
high-tech equipment and their fearsome arsenal of weapons.
All values were eradicated, and the new generations were completely annexed and
enslaved by the new society that was forming. The companies had achieved their goals and
gained lots of money and power, and Riley Newson became the ultimate dictator.
At some point however, a person appeared, that had to endure expulsion and tyranny from
the other people from his birth on, because he wasn't fully perfect in their opinion, which
lead to him become an embittered warrior who later started a rebel organization that
commited terrorist attacks and assasinations in the name of freedom, being depicted as
terrorists in the main stream media, and the rich people were agitated against them,
which eventually lead to an horrific world-wide civil war that left the earth devastated and
milliards of people dead.
On a destroyed earth the remains of humanity were then united by a mysterious man only
known as Secade, who promised to lead them to new glory, and to a new era of peace and
prosperity. And they followed him. And so the humans were reborn out of their own ash,
just like Phoenix, and they named themself "The Phoenix", ready to conquer the galaxy,
punish all infidels and bring "The Truth" to every remaining citizen of any species.
The Phoenix are a superior race, only the best of human genes united under one flag, and
they are ready to do what the humans were always best at:
They will do anything to take their place amongst the gods, and the galaxy will soon
take any shape the Phoenix want it to.
But they have met a new enemy: The Tecteron..
Greedy for power, this star empire is known as the worst warmonger of the galaxy, as it has tried
to gain total galactic dominance multiple times.
They have puppeted the Cadanians, a race that isn't that different from humanity in some
ways, and that plans a massive rebellion against their oppressors. They are secretly supported
by the mangrove-like Vuun, a secretive race of intelligent plants that live at the borders of
the unknown, and also by the vengeful Entersians that are even more mysterious.
The war clouds are gathering, and soon the entire galaxy will be a huge battlefield, when
Evil and Evil crash...
Choose your empire, and create a new era...
Command powerful starships equipped with devastating nuclear weapons or destructive energy beam guns, conquer star systems of all kinds, build up an economy, develop your planets, take care of your citizens, and finally bring your faction to the final victory!
If you want to know more about the factions and so on, you should read this:
it's time to start talking about some things I have planned, and I should get more specific while doing so. There will also be another article where I will be talking about the model issue and some other issues, don't worry. But first, I want to talk about something else that has been a subject of intense conceptualization and experimentation, and which might affect the model issue.
What I am talking about, is the damage mechanic. I have come to the following conclusions regarding this subject:
The "Targetable Hardpoint" mechanic is unrealistic, especially in a space setting. Aiming at specific parts of a moving, maneuvering ship, in the vast voids of space is difficult, especially if weapons have a tendency of straying, and you don't have the blueprints for the enemy ships, and therefore can't tell for sure where everything is exactly. I also think that it puts too much focus on hitting specific HardPoints. At this point, I have come to the conclusion that it is really weird and repetitive to target the shield generator and the fighter bays every time. It doesn't really fit to the rather realistic approach that I am going for. I want to change it.
BUT removing HardPoints entirely is also very unrealistic. It is unrealistic if a ship is heavily damaged but still fully functional. Every now and then, a hit should destroy a gun or two, or maybe damage a system, weakening the ship slowly, as it is being shot at. A ship should be worn down. You can't target any of its parts directly, but slowly, as it is being damaged more and more, it loses its functionality, it becomes weaker in randomized ways, and specific weapons tend to do more of these types of damage than others. For example, lasers are less likely to damage or destroy a system, whereas warheads are more likely.
So what I want to do is I want to add a mechanic of "randomized damage" where a hit by a projectile with a certain minimum projectile_damage has a small chance of weakening or destroying a random hardpoint. Also, everytime something like this happens, it will show a small text such as "Turret destroyed" or "Fighter bay damaged" which will pop up somewhere near the healthbar and slowly ascend upwards as it fades away.
The question is HOW?
That's the problem. Currently, I am experimenting with LUA scripting, but had no results so far. If anyone has any LUA experience, help is greatly appreciated. ;)
As a side note, if I manage to find a solution, this could affect the model issue. Because if I do, then if I also manage to get custom models for this mod, these could be made in such a way that a lot of bones would be added to enable a lot of single gun and single battery hardpoints which could be destroyed, adding to the realism.
With Christmas approaching, and me trying to FINALLY create a beta release in the last weeks before the 24th, here are some news.
Another 2 months have passed, and i gonna give you some information about some major changes.
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