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//GENERAL STATUS INFORMATION MESSAGE
//CLEARANCE LEVEL-GREEN
//FROM: SLOOSECANNON, CO UNSC LIGHT OF DAWN
//TO: ALL UNITS
//SUBJ: STATE OF THE MOD

Hello Sins of the Prophets fans

Sloosecannon here, with an official update regarding Rebellion, Sins of the Prophets, and the future.

Q: Will SOTP move to Rebellion?
Yes. After much internal debate, we've decided to move to Rebellion. This does not mean we'll abandon Entrenchment, as we've pretty much promised you guys an Entrenchment release.

Q: What is the timeframe for the releases?
We'll probably have the next release be Rebellion. The engine in Rebellion has a massive improvement to rendering, making some of the stand-in models that looked bad on Entrenchment look decent. This allows us the possibility of getting a release out to you guys without having to wait for our own assets.

Q: What will the Entrenchment release feature?
We'll have the Covenant and UNSC in the Entrenchment release. Currently, our main Covenant artist, Zero, is very busy. By moving to Rebellion, we give him breathing room to finish his textures without us breathing down his neck, and keeps us from having to wait on him. Once he finishes, it's a simple matter to backport the new models and textures to the Entrenchment release, which has already been balanced and coded.

Q: Will the Rebellion release feature new stuff like the Infinity?
Not initially. We will be adding diplomacy ships and anything else required to allow the game to function properly. But, other than that, the initial Rebellion release will be identical to the Entrenchment release.

Q: What about the CSO-Class Carrier like from Reach?
... no

As always, here are our social media locations:
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Hotshot823
Hotshot823

i love the last question and answer. thank for keeping ups up to date

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HTRK74JR
HTRK74JR

Playtester here, the rebellion version is looking fantastic, and the team has done a SPECTACULAR job with the mod.

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spartan-G257
spartan-G257

another playtester here...

I agree can't wait to see your reactions to the mod people

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wombatleader
wombatleader

As a playtester for another mod, I cannot wait to see whats to come.

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pizzas56
pizzas56

(buried)

I remember when I wanted to be a play tester. (sad face) lol

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XtremeRoflcopter
XtremeRoflcopter

Who let pizza out of the dungeon?

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pizzas56
pizzas56

lol

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KingSav3ge
KingSav3ge

Sorry..... I was looking for my pet pug and thought someone locked him in there.... then pizza just came running out and took off.

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bobunknown
bobunknown

Your answer to the last question was not clear enough!

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Sloosecannon Author
Sloosecannon

Probably not
:P

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Reaper_Armada
Reaper_Armada

You've ruined my dreams of being able to maurauder around with my 30km Covenant ship.

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Inderezzed
Inderezzed

Well, be reminded, you guys, that once you transition to Rebellion, you'll be competing against the mods already transitioned on there, as well as the mod I'm making with my development team, which is currently consisting of three people (me included), and we can't find anyone else to replace the ones we've lost. So if the mod development team of SOTP can help with suggesting what they can with this problem, any feedback is GREATLY appreciated. Thanks!

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-Defender0-
-Defender0-

Coffee and/or techno music help when you need to power through stuff

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CanadaMan7
CanadaMan7

I like the cut of your jib, but you're on your own.
This is a recession, dammit, and it leaves little resources to spare.

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Bornstellaris
Bornstellaris

Canadaman, a hard fought diplomat.

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Inderezzed
Inderezzed

Well, still, it's true there is a recession, but other than that, I could still use help, gosh dang it. I think it best if we took this to PM's.

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Sinistar45
Sinistar45

May god bless these modders for their job well done, mod looks amazing, Can't wait to play this beauty, and what do you mean decent, they look freaking awesome, Spirit of Fire looks amazing, my god, is there a mod hall of fame, cuz this mod deserves to be in it

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Sloosecannon Author
Sloosecannon

lol... the "decent" models are ones ported from other mods and stuff that don't look so great in Sins... or at least Entrenchment.
Spirit of Fire (oh by the way - it looks better in Rebellion :P) is one of our home-built models (by Annhilator, not Zero, but they both do awesome work - check the Assault Carrier for his work - all the Covenant ships will look like that eventually)... The plan is to replace all of them with those

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Sinistar45
Sinistar45

all i want to see are those MAC Cannons.......omg i shall own with them

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mikenike696
mikenike696

i agree with quinten
question will it be easier transferring to rebellion because u have all the ships already and my last question is do u have to redo all the coding or change some lines to make it work for rebellion
(I no nothing about modding or coding so please don't bite my head off)

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-Defender0-
-Defender0-

Dont worry, the rebellion version is actually being playtested

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Sinistar45
Sinistar45

I would so playtest this, it looks so darn good lol

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mikenike696
mikenike696

o and to vlads comment those other mods have no chance competing against SOTP!!!!

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Coldonne
Coldonne

lol the Carrier is shot down again

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sithpal
sithpal

whats with the dots over the carrier?

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CanadaMan7
CanadaMan7

Nothing that can't be taken care of after some penicillin.

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Guest
Guest

When will the beta release be for rebellion?

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Sloosecannon Author
Sloosecannon

Rule #1: don't ask for release dates...

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Guest
Guest

Sorry I'm just super stoked about this mod. Y'all are doing a great freaking job

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Sloosecannon Author
Sloosecannon

Thanks. Yeah the release date is really hard to get since we're all real people and have real lives lol... Once we get close enough, you'll know it :)

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Guest
Guest

One thing I don't understand is why aren't you adding the super carrier? Cause if its size the infinity is much larger. If not the size. Not to sound pushy or anything, why? And again I'm not trying to sound like a disappointed ******* just curious. Cause what y'all have done with the unsc alone is the best thing I've ever seen when it comes to halo. Keep up the great work!

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Sloosecannon Author
Sloosecannon

Several reasons...

First, not sure where you got your info, but you may want to check your source.
Infinity is much smaller than the super-carrier depicted in reach and the books.

Second, trying to balance it would be absolutely ridiculous. It would make the covenant more OP, which is definitely not a good thing

Third, the only model depicted of it is quite frankly lazy. It's a scaled up assault carrier, with literally no change in the design.

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Guest
Guest

Lol. Have you read the books? I guess not. The super carrier came from first strike. They described it being 11/2-2miles long. Bungie took this ship and turned it into a monster 27 kilometer ship. And lastly it would be good for a Titan.

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-Defender0-
-Defender0-

You mean the ascendant justice? a ship that was smaller than the assault carrier?

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Sloosecannon Author
Sloosecannon

Halopedia:
Halo.wikia.com

First appearance: Halo First Strike.
The canon representation of the ship is the Reach version.

Also, considering the CAS-Class Assault Carrier is ~3.3 miles, it doesn't really make sense for a larger, better ship class to be 1 1/2-2 miles now does it?

Last I've heard, we're using the Assault Carrier as a titan, mainly because it's a good match for the Infinity and would still serve the role of a titan

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Guest
Guest

Halopedia is a load of crap. The supercarrier I awesome being 27km in game but its really nothing that size. Its just a bigger more effective assault class.

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Sloosecannon Author
Sloosecannon

The size numbers come from Halo: The Essential Visual Guide, pages 28 & 111.

Also, that's halo nation, not halopedia :P

but basically, the balancing of that ship would be... fairly impossible.

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Guest
Guest

Do y'all have an idea for the forerunners star base? Just for an input only, using halos would be awesome.

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Bornstellaris
Bornstellaris

Too big and too powerful for a forerunner starbase.

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Sloosecannon Author
Sloosecannon

take a ship that's been known to eliminate all life in part of the galaxy and is as big as a large planetoid. NOW BALANCE IT!

Not gonna happen. It may make an appearance as an objective planet, ASSUMING we get a model for it in time and can actually code that.

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redsquadron
redsquadron

Making this an open alpha or whatever would help make finding bugs much easier if that's a problem for you guys, you know? Not only that, but you'd gain attention, and would be likely to gain more developers who are willing to join you in your epic expedition to recreate the Halo universe once they see what you got. Sorry, but this is too **** exciting, heh. I just can't wait for it to be released.

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-Defender0-
-Defender0-

would you believe me if i told you that 99% of the bugs are string errors? :P ps, theyre currently being fixed

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redsquadron
redsquadron

anything is possible when it comes to code. In some instances, whole programs are rendered useless simply because of a misplaced ; or ).
But, you probably already know that.

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-Defender0-
-Defender0-

yeah, i know about ;'s.... x_x

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mikenike696
mikenike696

how many halo books are out there and are they good

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fightin-first
fightin-first

there are quite a few, around 10 or more, and i personally think they are all good

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Haziq_123
Haziq_123

****,a covy supercarier would be an overkill.

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Guest
Guest

Fingers crossed for the UNSC diplomacy shuttle to be based off the sketch of the Han in Halsey's journal...

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Sloosecannon Author
Sloosecannon

Won't be in the first release, but I don't know of any planned ships for it later on... Join the discussion in the forums and post your idea!

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mikenike696
mikenike696

sorry if this is a stupid question
in the game I noticed that the refit halcyon has the same mac damage as the super carrier and has mor archer missle damage why is that

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Sloosecannon Author
Sloosecannon

Actually, that's a good question. Sins is very... Odd when calculating damage values. Basically, the MAC damage is the same, but the SC's archers do more but have less damage on the sides. Again, sins is weird with damage values

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fightin-first
fightin-first

in The Fall of Reach the Pillar of Autumn had INSANE amounts of missiles so it kinda makes sense.

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