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The last and final most important news until the THB (The Hunt Begins) Grand Release, coming 2015!

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News - Until THB Release



We have a new Wiki page!

Thanks to Jordan Lane aka Smoothrunes, a Wikipedia was established roughly two weeks ago and the Wikipedia page is a good place to go to look up anything and everything about the Ultimate Apocalypse mod! It has forums, it has pages of interest, it has videos, screenshots, and tons more! So this is a newly created webpage. The page is under construction and we need your help finishing it!

We are currently seeking Wiki help!

There is a bunch of content, loads of it that the Ultimate Apocalypse mod contains that needs to be implemented on the Wiki. We need your help to add content to this web page. Feel free to contribute anything to the wiki. A sentence, a comment, an image? Maybe an entire page of statistics about a unit or an ability? ANYTHING! We welcome all contribution, and treat this website like it would be your own.

Post on our wiki page all of your thoughts, suggestions, and most importantly, stats. of units or anything about the factions that you like to see pasted here on the wiki! Any feedback welcome. :)

Its contents provide:

  • Chaos Space Marines (10% done)
  • Chaos Daemons (1% done)
  • Dark Eldar (40% done (Is to be completed by Lord Cylarne, nobody touches))
  • Eldar (10% done)
  • Imperial Guard (25% done)
  • Inquisition Daemonhunters (1% done)
  • Necrons (10% done)
  • Orks (35-55% done)
  • Space Marines (10% done)
  • Sisters of Battle (1% done)
  • Tau Empire (25% done)
  • Tyranids (1% done)

So come join us fill in the blanks! Here is the link to all factions.

Eranthis Aconite has a new UA mod addon installed on MOD DB!

Eranthis Aconite, the creator of the Chaos Dreadnought VO, Chaos Sorceror Lord VO (Also Greyloc), Commissar Cadets VO (Also Jazz Sandwhich), Stormhammer VO, Plague Marines VO (also Jazz Sandwhich), Noise Marines VO (also Jazz Sandwhich), and much more has made several icons for the Necrons which are worth the download! Just look at them all...

Easy to install and a must get!

In Other News:

Do not discuss or ask for release dates:

Here is why:

  1. If a promised release date is given and does not come out, the hype will be for nothing.
  2. Time Zones. If a date was to be scheduled on say, the 19th, and it is the 20th in your area, this will make confusion on the other side of the planet.
  3. We have no idea when the mod will be released. Mods are time consuming, and large projects like this will take time to polish and make a wonderful release out of.
  4. We are remaking and implementing two fully functional new factions from scratch!!!
  5. We are revamping the skirmish gameplay completely in the THB Grand Release.
  6. We are revamping the AI completely in the THB Grand Release.
  7. Mods take time to make. Less people demanding, the more the creator is inspired to work on the mod.
  8. Keep these 7 reasons in mind the next time you want to ask for release dates...

Mod Progress

Going well. We have 5 major things to do (Will take the longest time):

  • Finish Tyranids AI
  • Finish Eldar AI
  • Finish Dark Eldar AI
  • Finish Inquisition Daemonhunters faction.
  • Censored and private information.

We have 3 moderate things to accomplish (Moderate amount of time):

  • Chaos Space Marines AI completion
  • Tyranids faction polished gameplay
  • Continuation of bug hunting and play testing

Final things to accomplish (Quick):

  • Overmassive bug fixing / suggestions applied
  • Test overmassive fixing

Then release. Don't ask when.

A clarification of what the difference is between 1.74 and THB

Okay, so I also got a lot of people saying, "What is 1.74?" | "What is THB?" | "What is the difference between them?" Well here it is, gents!

Version 1.74 will not ever exist. It was supposed to be a patch for version 1.73.9 that will be fixing a lot of things of the 1.73 release. It was cancelled due to the fact that a large margin of people wants to wait for the all time upcoming "The Hunt Begins" Grand Release.

THB is the next Grand Release. NOT A PATCH. It stands for "The Hunt Begins" and it will include two new factions on top of an overall improved skirmish gameplay interface. It has been worked on in private development for a little over a year now, and it has been worked on that long for several reasons: To include skirmish, AI, and two new faction overhaul. This will also be added to the FAQ.

A gist of what we can promise you THB will bring:

  • Inquisition Daemonhunters
  • Chaos Daemons
  • New advanced AI for all races, including but not limited to: improved competence and for some races, tactics the player may not expect.
  • AI relic unit and titan fielding error is fixed
  • Some AI with multiple strategies
  • More strategies will be applied to all AI after the THB releases (patches as there is not enough time)
  • Way improved build order + build base strategies
  • Less AI city building (less structures fielded until they get loads of resources)
  • All other factions receive new content
  • All other factions receive greater and better polish better than 1.73 version factions
  • Better gameplay
  • More encouragement of capturing Strategic Points + Critical Locations especially
  • More balance
  • Changed up music
  • Changed up and fixed main mod theme
  • New extended gameplay
  • Less spamming of relic units and titans
  • Elite units cost more, especially more required population
  • Relic units cost more
  • Changed up relic resource in general
  • More winconditions
  • More maps
  • Fixed winconditions
  • More abilities
  • More units
  • More structures
  • More research
  • More addons
  • More races
  • More fun

Now let us talk about the THB release:

THB stands for "The Hunt Begins". It is a grand release of 2015, not a patch, and the version number will be much different than 1.74, we're talking around version 1.8. The Hunt Begins is all about the Inquisition Daemonhunt versus the evil and twisted Chaos Daemons! All factions will receive new content, and there will be so much added to it, that took us over a year (almost) to achieve.

We know we said that THB would not take too long to get released, but fortunately, it is another 1.73 release as it is BIG, and even includes two new factions to play! All races were further polished and made nicely, plus what THB will bring is pretty much finished skirmish and is the last and final skirmish overhaul. It is official.

Version 1.73 was supposed to be skirmish overhaul and final, but then over time, we realized the flaws of most factions, and so THB revamps them to an all new and fun style. We know you will like all factions, at least better than 1.73, and we hope to continue the campaign after this! :D So THB release, full skirmish overhaul with two new factions. FUN! NExt grand release afterwords? Campaign and stuff. We'll see how it goes.

Keep in mind THB grand release will not be perfect. There will be bugs to fix afterwords like 1.73 release, and we hope to continuously patch it and patch it just like 1.73 versions. Only this time, you guys will have everything, so whatever we offer, you guys get immediately! :D - A clarification of what THB is.

Changelog:

- Will be released here: Moddb.com

When? Before March 20th.


In other news:

Competition - UA Official Logo

Is now officially our new logo and will be displayed everywhere possible upon the THB release. We are very glad to replace our old logo, and very soon, this will be applied as our official UA mod logo! You can see more details here:

Moddb.com

or click on the image itself above!!!

We are doing the contest again, and we already have three other logo participants willing to publish their items in the future! You can be one of them! ;)


We cannot wait to see the THB release at last! Sorry it took us a while to post the news.




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 Philosoraptor
 Philosoraptor

Oh....my.....gosh.....this is so GREAT! ARE YOU READY FOR THIS EVERYONE?!?!

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Guest
Guest

im on edge hurry up

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coloneltrukkcrasha
coloneltrukkcrasha

Wow, do you think Eranthis could do the icons for the other factions?:O Those are really good! Other than that can't wait!:D

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방탄_수도사
방탄_수도사

let's hope! if not I'll have to play as them more often to just see those detailed ones XD love it!

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BlackBloodstain
BlackBloodstain

Wow Eranthis is really good at those icons...somebody give that man a medal!

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coloneltrukkcrasha
coloneltrukkcrasha

Let's give him an internet, he has won one!

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dopeycarmine
dopeycarmine

So excited

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Kriegtooth
Kriegtooth

Yay! Can't wait for it to come out :D Fully supported by the ancient CD version of Soulstorm and all?

Oh, and will it be an all inclusive release, where the single(or parts, who knows what you all will do!) download of The Hunt Begins contains the Inquisition AND Daemons, or will they be seperate downloads?

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coloneltrukkcrasha
coloneltrukkcrasha

I think it will work like before, where you need the IDH and Daemons mods for it to work. Other than that if you have those already I'd expect it to be one download.

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Lord_Cylarne Author
Lord_Cylarne

What that guy said. ^^

Probably an option of choosing races with it... uncomment out what races you don't want and etc etc.

New Races expansion in game manager.

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Angerfist219
Angerfist219

Totally looking forward to this

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StateWaffles
StateWaffles

If it doesn't come out before you say it does I'll be severely disappointed and will quite likely go into a state of extreme shock and depression.
Please get it off the landing pad already... I'M IMPATIENT AS ****!

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Lord_Cylarne Author
Lord_Cylarne

Oh... :(

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SouIstormfan
SouIstormfan

nice xD

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KaelaMenshaKhaine
KaelaMenshaKhaine

What can I say? My facourite mod of all time goes to direction I have imagined and dreamed of for long time:
-emphasis on build orders, strategy point, critical locations - CHECK
-better balance - CHECK
-less elites, titans - CHECK
Also one of the things which makes me reaaaaly happy is incoming wiki page. OMG u dont even know how I love it. I remember using relic source wiki page for years when playing vanilla DoW. Always wanted that thing for UA but I knew it would take a lot of time to fill it with all info, now everyone could help :D just plz tell me is there any way I could get statistics out of game, I mean I would like to get exact numbers on what dmg to which armor particular unit does so I could also try and put some work on Eldar info ;)
Thank You UA team for that awesome piece of work u putted into mod to give us all so much of fun. Live forever guys ;)

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Oddyseyy
Oddyseyy

Are there Salamanders in this mod? As in, a dedicated skin for them rather than a vanilla paint job?

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Lord_Cylarne Author
Lord_Cylarne

Might be a great paint scheme indeed. I might touch up on it later. :) Along with of course, other paint schemes, like Black Templars, um...

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Joumba
Joumba

It would be Awesome! I just love the salamanders, the fact that they are good guys and different.... and lizards.. ;)

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vef214
vef214

Holy moly those icons are Dawn of War 3 status :O I am more excited about THB than a lot of upcoming triple AAA releases. Relic needs to hire these mod guys and have them work on Dawn of War 3. UA with better graphics, a better engine, better cover system, destructible environments, map events.... *drools* I would never play another game again. I love you guys ;)

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Galrick
Galrick

I agree with not having a release date. Modding is not an exact science, and trying to deliver a mod at a specific date is just asking for negative feedback from the community.
BUT... Between what THB has been promised to be and the alpha videos out there, you guys have built-up quite a bit of hype.
Just having a general idea of when this should come out, like "3rd quarter 2015", would probably satisfy most of us fans.

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THEONLYDarkShadow
THEONLYDarkShadow

Add-on nothing, those icons should just be put in UA. The rest of the icons should get that treatment too. It would allow UA to have a unique and consistent style across all factions. =3

Also, you should say that you have a new Wiki site, not a new Wikipedia site. Wiki and Wikipedia are not the same thing. Please do not confuse the two. =3

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Lord_Cylarne Author
Lord_Cylarne

Ah. I'll make sure I edit that later. Thanks mate.

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THEONLYDarkShadow
THEONLYDarkShadow

You're welcome. I like to help. ^^

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NEEDACODE
NEEDACODE

Are u guys going to do stuff for the space marines like chaos space marines and give them doctrines so we can get chapter specific units. Also im so psyked you guys do a great job i cant wait.Mod is already awesome and its only gonna get better!

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Lord_Cylarne Author
Lord_Cylarne

The answer to that unfortunately for your case is probably not. There is doctrines for IG yet and Chaos Marks, as for Space Marines, there will be chapter dedication, but I'm unsure yet what it'll be about. So Force Commander selection ftm, is only feasible.

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Scripty
Scripty

Game still kicks my ***.

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Lord_Cylarne Author
Lord_Cylarne

I'm sorry to hear about your ***. I wish I could provide ointment...

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 Philosoraptor
 Philosoraptor

He'll feel a lot better if a hot female rubs and messages it. :)

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Lord_Cylarne Author
Lord_Cylarne

...and how do you know he's straight?

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 Philosoraptor
 Philosoraptor

A better question is: How do yo know he isn't? Never said that he was. It's just that females have soft and soothing hands. Who wouldn't want a relaxing and soothing massage from feminine hands? A massage takes off stress and feels great, especially from a woman. Don't be such a party pooper Cylarne. :P

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ArchonTalixys
ArchonTalixys

No partying is permitted here. I'm opposed to mon-keigh enjoying themselves in any fashion. Morale will get too high, and that just won't do.

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Daemoshiin
Daemoshiin

I find it rather quaint that Dark Crusade brought in two new factions, then Soulstorm brought another two, and now The Hunt Begins is bringing in the final two, making it almost seem like a legitimate sequel.

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THEONLYDarkShadow
THEONLYDarkShadow

Let's be honest, you could release it as another expansion pack for Dawn of War and people who didn't already know it was a mod wouldn't be able to tell it is one. It's that good quality, especially from what I've seen of The Hunt Begins. =3

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Slayer_837
Slayer_837

will the bunker for the IG be put into the game or was it to over powered for use?

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dare37
dare37

Just fking great. From mid january to unknown release date. Just. Fking. Perfect.

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dare37
dare37

Just why on earth did you give aprox date before. S someone aleeady said, at least write what quarter of the year.......

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deleted10101
deleted10101

I hope the Steel Legion will be in it too.
I'd really love the Steel Legion too or at least made able to be played together with THB and Black Templars wouldn't be bad at all either.

Anyhow i feel that THB will be really good and can't wait

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K-leb
K-leb

I would use Eranthis' icons, as sweet and high quality as they are, but it would clash with the style of every other icon.
Also I'm not a fan of the faces he created for the Necrons. I can'rt quite explain it, but they seem to form expressions that makes them seem personified in a different way to what I'd want them to be personified.

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dman816
dman816

I cannot wait for this mod to come out!!!! This is the reason why I continue to play Soulstorm. Just one thing, will this include the campaign or no? Just wondering.

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trackblock
trackblock

wtf, the percentages went down...I'm starting to wonder if this will ever be released.

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robbymac
robbymac

Wanna double check what those percentages represent before whining?

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trackblock
trackblock

The percentages are nonsense. Can someone just say a realistic release date & stick to it?

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robbymac
robbymac

The percentages are for the wiki progress, and Cylane said he wasn't going to give a date for release.

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trackblock
trackblock

Sorry, quite lazy on my part. I'm just frustrated waiting for this release. Can we worry about Wikis later?

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RP59
RP59

Super excited. Quick question: I edited the soundtrack and loading screens on 1.73. Will I be able to carry those over to THB manually?

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Bedomp
Bedomp

lel, I was hoping for some kind of Campaign mode. ^^

Skirmish is good an' all but I find even in 1.73.9 It does get boring after a while :p

Oh well, it's not me making the mod, so I should be happy with what I get. And I am.

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Generalrykof
Generalrykof

"Release, Don't ask when" Except that they already said when they were releasing it, and then just... didn't. I mean the point of the post before this was for us to vote on if we wanted the patch first or to wait for the full release, we voted to wait because you said the full release was coming soon, now over a month later we have neither...

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Inquisitioner
Inquisitioner

Thanks for the update - very happy to see progress and I really can't wait.

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Posterus96
Posterus96

If I had to guess, I would say that THB will be released in a month at max, since this is the last and final most important new before the grand release, but that is just pure excitement and optimism talking. Also I would like to extend my most sincere appreciation to the makers of this mod. You revived my love for Soulstorm and for that I thank you.

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Daemoshiin
Daemoshiin

You were saying? Heh~

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Posterus96
Posterus96

Yeah, that was the optimism talking but oh well. This mod is worth the wait. Also, I am guessing it will come out in one more month!!!!! Just kidding. But I don't mind waiting.

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StateWaffles
StateWaffles

It'll come out quite soon, as a video that Cylarne posted on YouTube said that it was in pre-gamma.

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