Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
by Canadaman7 and Thanas
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What is the Sins of the Prophets mod about?
Sins of the Prophets Mod is a halo adaption to the halo lore within the game Sins of a Solar Empire. Sins of a Solar Empire provides a Excellent framework to built a mod where you can be on the religious Crusade of the Covenant to wipe out Humanity or be the defending UNSC trying to do one simple thing - Survive. The Mod has progressed a lot since it's first started, and is starting to get into the completion stages. The game is roughly that humans need a 3:1 ratio ship wise in order to win against the covenant, unless you have some Super MAC or some excellent tactics to boot. While each side is going to be balanced, it will be true to the halo lore of the UNSC losing if the enemy gets too powerful.
When will this mod be released?
This mod is a current work in progress, it will proceed as fast as possible. Yes that may mean proposed release dates get pushed back for various reasons. The top of the list at the moment is more canon ships that have to be made and replace older models that are no longer canon. Rome wasn't built in a day, neither will this mod.
What Expansion pack will this be for?
Entrenchment, the latest patch released. The switch was made purely for the loosening of hardcodes within Sins. While we love to eventually upgrade to diplomacy, we cannot do it now because that means we would have to adjust everything for it. That is a nightmare to shift gears from one expansion pack that we have everything planned out for and have to work with a new one.
Does that mean it's only for Entrenchment?
No, It does not mean that it is only available for Entrenchment. This is a ongoing mod, it's simply easier to stay with Entrenchment then it is to upgrade to diplomacy and what not. Let's not over complicate things when there's not even a public release yet.
Can we has a update?
Updates are provided on a regularly unscheduled Basis. Not because of any one thing - if we get something done, you see it in the updates.
Hey is that ship Canon? I thought _____ picture was the canon ship?
Ships that Bungie has not released as officially canon (All halo games, Halo Reach, Halo Legends etc) are considered non-canon. However we do know these ships exist, we just do not have a picture for them. We have to make them up because we can not have a invisible ship running around raining death everywhere. However, any pictures you may find in your searches of Halo Lore, is either going to be clearly marked as canon or it's fan made. The likelihood of this occurring is aiming towards Fan-based. That is not to say we can never make mistakes, but to our knowledge, we are currently up to date, and have many fans of halo in the project group who make sure we are up to date.
Can I help Beta-Test?
Beta Testing is being done with a small select group, and at the moment, we no longer need any further beta testers.
How can I help this mod?
What are your skill sets? Anything that has to do with Modeling, Texturing, Coding. Heck really, anything that you think you could help out with, is needed and in heavy demand here. The more hands on deck, the easier it is. If you have modeling or texturing experience and have spare time - feel free to contact me for more info.