State of the Mod
and some quick updates
I would just like to thank everyone again for your continuous support. 2020 has been rough for everyone, and I was especially hit hard this year. Basically, due to health issues, I had to stop modding for a few months. I am now doing better, but have considerably slowed down. A lot of what I planned to do is probably not going to happen or if it is, it will take some time. That is all I can say about that. On to the mod updates:
- New Volunteers: So, while ModDb has not been updated, we have been actively working on the mod in these months and we have found a few new members to help in creating assets, including someone for voice acting.
- Combat Improvements: We are actively working on a major overhaul of battles, implementing a system that allows individual bots of both player and AI forces to spread out and seek cover behind objects on the map, boxes, pipes, etc. This system, does cause a slight hit on performance, but it seems to be a fleeting moment at the start of a fight when most bots are spreading out. As an additional feature for it, we added a system for bots to crouch down behind their covers when fired at.
- New Scenes: As most battlemaps are very open, without any covers, we are remaking them to either fit for the system, or creating completely new scenes to benefit the combat improvements mentioned above.
- New Assets: There are a few assets that were made and some old ones replaced and/or improved. I don't remember all of them, but you'll see it all in-game.
That is it for now. We are chugging along slowly, and the next update will be published when it is ready.
I also would like to thank DarthMongolTheUnwise for holding the fort while I was gone. This mod will have died without his unwavering support. He is the backbone of this mod, and I am forever grateful.
Thanks to Weren for alot of the new models, and to all our volunteers who help with making this mod.
Special thanks to Seek & Destroy who is helping me with scripting/coding.
Thanks all, and as always, May the Force be With You.