the campaign didnt turn out to be possible so insted we are gonna do somthing a little different and by that i mean tactical combat and not the kind where a heavy weapons does more against a cruiser then a strikecraft (that will still be in there) no what i mean by tactical combet is if a star system is under attack the entirity of the star system is a battlefield. Basically what this means is that let say u have a star system with some asteroid belts a couple of planets and moons (yes moons) well all the fighting wont just happen at the end goal there will be small scale engments throughout the star system
some example of gameplay desgined to encourage this are.
All long range Frigates can target ships and structures in scouted gravity wells for a portion of their regular damage
Strikecraft can now enter phase space independant of their carrier
Various gravity wells may have the ability to hide your ships from scanners or may help them escape enemy fire (so strikecraft ambushing cruisers in asteroid belts ftw)
Ships will generally have more then one type of weapons and all weapons will have a chance to miss this will be increased or decreased depending on target.
ships hull points will no longer regenerate so build up those repair ships
the size of gravity wells will be increased significantly
ships weapons will have multiple ranges but unless instructed otherwise will always default to the range of the highest dps weapon
weapons will (hopefully) have optimal ranges
various gameplay measures to discourage simply bum rushing units past defensive lines to get at the soft gooy ships behind
so those are some gameplay element proposed if u have any suggestions of can find any fault with the ones mentioned please comment on it
In other news we still need a Texturer im gonna stop putting that in my news posts since noone replys :(
ok ive also just added this cause i got bored and felt like adding alittle more info about one of the races also didnt think it deserved its own update so hears a more in depth look at the T.E.F
Summary- The T.E.F is an Earth Alliance initiative with a mandate to protect both the core and outer worlds. The T.E.F continues its climb to power and has recently reached new hights as the Horizon Accord has granted them sovereignty over colonies not yet considered self sufficent. This allows for better protection of the outer systems whilst increasing both morale and loyalty of these worlds.
Government- The T.E.F doesn't have a devinative government due to its position as an arm of the Earth Alliance, however it can still be thought of as closly resembling a more modern version of feudalism. The current leader of the T.E.F is admiral Fawks. The T.E.F's position within the Earth Alliance combined with it's continuning rise in both power and innfluence has some speculators worried that this represents a slow transition from a constitutional Democracy to a Milatary Dictatorship. This out come however is highly unlikly as the T.E.F's rise in power can simply be attributed to the allaince turning their focus outwards and taking a shortcut by using the already experienced and well trained T.E.F to do the initial heavy lifting along the frontier.
Culture- The T.E.F is a mix of hundreds if not thousands of different culutres from hundreds of different worlds, all intermingling and blending together into a kalidiscopic potrait of various beliefs and values. This was not always the case however as the T.E.F has gone through several periods where this sort of mixture was often difficult to govern, initialy racial and religious descrimination was common place amongst the soldiers however this faded away rapidly after humanity left their home system of sol and began colonizing new worlds. Thus began an era of colonial descrimination with people from sol considering colonists on outer worlds crooks and theives and outer world colonists seeing the home system as being full of pompus spoilt assholes (which it pretty much was) this colonial descrimination vanished almost overnight when the Nomads first apeared laying waste to Galisea 351 A, killing almost 1.5 million people and crippling the entire sector. Since then (barring a breif resurgence of colonial descrimination shortly after the U.C.I was formed) most get along well though a very dilute form of colonial descrimination remains.