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So the B&C Galactica has been completed and I am implementing it into the game. Once this has been finished I will be uploading an update. Check out my videos to see them in action!

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Hi everyone,

As you may have noticed from the latest pictures that were uploaded, the B&C Jupiter class Battlestar has been finished and now coded into the game as it's own unit with icons etc. Final balance has not been finalised but should be soon and when that has been done I will be uploading an update which will include this new unit along with a couple of others I've mentioned before. In the rest of this article I will detail the new units and what their role is in game as well as how they interact with the existing units.

Jupiter class Battlestar (Galactica subclass)IMG 7738

So this ship is a variant of the Jupiter class Battlestar which you should all be familiar with. A few of the Jupiter class Battlestars were built with a much higher quantity of armour and weaponry than the standard model for improved survivability and firepower in offensive operations against Cylon Basestars. I have named this the Galactica subclass after the only canon vessel to be shown with this armament. In game these ships will be a tech level 5 unit and cost substantially more than a standard Jupiter class but they pack a serious punch! More turrets and heavier armour than a Mercury class means this ship is very formidable in combat. In addition to the small number of regular vessels buildable I will also be introducing a hero unit based around this ship which will be called the Battlestar Aurora and feature blue markings. This will represent a Galactica subclass vessel which survived the cutbacks and armament stripping that other Jupiter class ships suffered at the end of the first Cylon war and was instead progressively upgraded to remain top of the line. The Aurora will feature automated turrets and other features normally only seen on the newer vessels such a missile jamming field.

Jupiter class Battlestar (Columbia subclass)IMG 7741

Another variant of the basic Jupiter class, the Columbia subclass was built with heavier armour but retains the same basic weapon layout with the focus being to improve the already impressive survivability of the Jupiter class. This ship will be a tech 4 unit like the standard Jupiter class but cost more. These ships make great missile sponges and coupled with their good firepower this makes them an effective Colonial unit, especially when paired with other, more vulnerable ships such as the Apollo class support cruiser.

Something to note is that the basic Jupiter class will remain effective despite the addition of these new units due to the fact that it will cost less, be slightly faster and more manouverable and available in larger numbers in comparison.

In addition to these two ships I will be releasing the Sleipnir class Battlestar. This is visually very similar to the Arvak class which is already present in game. The Sleipnir class has more focus on support than the Arvak with and enlarged CIC and improved DRADIS capabilities. In game it has fewer turrets, a larger FOW reveal range and the ping ability shared by scout Raptors to allow it to scan for enemies. To partly compensate for its lower firepower there are 10 long range missile silos on the upper hull.

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While the Cylons are not getting new ships, changes have been made to the existing stats to improve balance. The first war vessels like the Hades mk I and Chimaera have been given greatly improved health to improve their survivability and the currently broken regeneration feature of the new ships like the Hades mk II has been toned down to make it less ridiculous. These ships should now not regenerate at a rate that affects combat but enough to mean they will self repair. I will also be looking into how AI works to try and make the Cylon ships stand off rather than close to close range (similar to how the broadside cruiser will generally avoid getting in close.) This should hopefully improve the gameplay and make it more fun and fair. I will also work on adding some new and interesting Cylon heroes like Scar (using Darth Vader's hero squadron as a base) to give the Cylons some love.

Here's a final shot of this beautiful Galactica model for you to enjoy. if you haven't already go check out Jeroenimo's awesome EAW:Re mod, you wont be disappointed!

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Thanks for reading.

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StukaTR
StukaTR

Those gun batteries :3

I liked your ideas for the Sleipnir. Keep'em coming!

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Lukas9695
Lukas9695

Another Thing to Update would be the graphic bug on the Mercury on the Forward Main battery
And i would like to have a Valkyrie Class Hero

But this all LOOKS SO GREAT :D

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Lukas9695
Lukas9695

or just to update the Mercury Model to make it look so sexy like the galactica

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mighty_moose416 Author
mighty_moose416

Both of those issues are being discussed and I think a solution can be sorted :)

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loketuff
loketuff

omg the ships looks soo nice :D

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Tuskin38
Tuskin38

I'm confused as to why you took a picture of your monitor instead of the screenshot.

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mighty_moose416 Author
mighty_moose416

Simple really, I took those pictures to quickly send to my brother who is as eager to see progress as anyone and when it came time to write the article those were the pictures I had to hand. Since you can see a detailed in game screenshot at the bottom which shows all the detail I didn't think it would really matter. Plus it would have delayed the article as I wrote this during a break at work so I would have needed to wait until much later to get proper screenshots. Anyway if you want to see them in game and in action then check out my latest video

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Lukas9695
Lukas9695

how┬┤s it going? I cant wait for the release :D

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mighty_moose416 Author
mighty_moose416

Another day of so and I'll be uploading :)

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mighty_moose416 Author
mighty_moose416

I deleted you comment by accident, stupid moddb button layout on my tiny phone screen :( I will be working on the balance as my goal is the achieve the whole one Mercury kicks basetar ***, Jupiter can hold its own etc that should be sorted pretty soon. As for the upgrading of the Mercury textures... I have good news on that front but it will be a few weeks

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loketuff
loketuff

.... and its still not out

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mighty_moose416 Author
mighty_moose416

Did I say it would be uploaded this time this morning? No, I said today. And it will be uploaded today. When you get to tomorrow morning and it's not here, then you can complain

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mighty_moose416 Author
mighty_moose416

Nothing nice to say now that it's out?

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Guest
Guest

Thanks! It's great!

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