Cybernetically enhanced humans fashioning themselves as pirates will be the first to pass through Pandora's Gate. These pirates aren't like the pirates of Sins making occasional raids for the highest bidder. Instead the Rogues are scavengers, trash talkers, and are generally just looking for a good fight to pass the time. Don't be surprised to see them offer "protection" to nearby worlds for a moddest kick back. Their affinity for the less than honest way of living meshes well with the pirates of Sins allowing for lots of back room deals. Sporting fast ships and a criminal mentality you might find yourselve faces losses both financially and militarily before you realized what happened.
* Note: ships, abilities, or descriptions subject to change based on my whim or feedback...
Rogue Raider: Cobra Destroyer (Battleship Class)
Abilities: Die Hard, Berzerk Charge, Viper's Kiss, Frenzy, Fearless
Rogue Raider: Nim's Wind (Carrier Class)
Abilities: Flak Burst, Raid Extractor, True Grit, Mutiny, Gamble
Rogue Raider: Ghost (Support Class)
Abilities: Ion Burst, Restore Shield, Interdiction, Ion Barrage, Bastion of Will
Rogue Raider: Blue Arcadia (Colony Class)
Abilities: Offer Protection, Embargo, Swift Attack, Harpoon, Gunslinger
Rogue Raider: AnnaV (Siege Class)
Abilities: Assasin Strike, Raid Resources, Rapid Reload, Mighty Shot, Jaded
Rogue Raider: Green Arcadia (Battleship Class)
Abilities: Battle Rage, Raid Ports, Master & Commander, Last Man Standing, Armor of Contempt
They all look stunning!
Can't wait to see them in game :D
indeed can't wait to see them in game great ship designs
Now this IS going to be a playable race correct?
Yes! it will be a fully playable race including abilities, research trees, and icons. I don't have any voice scripting made yet so I'm not sure what I'll do in that regard.
Interesting, I see Light and Scout as the same single image, does that mean their Scouts are also their Light combat frigates? :D
It's a WIP article, I actually don't have a scout and siege lined up yet. It would be interesting to have the scout/lf combo but I don't think the AI would behave properly.
Could you...just put the same ship in for both places with proper abilities?
That way when they build a scout it will build a ship and the AI can activate its explore functionality but when it builds its light frig it builds the same ship without activating its explorer functionality?
I have no programing or AI experience so I am not sure any of this would work XD
Yes, you could. Existing meshes can be used in multiple places. 7DS does a lot of this by using the same model for it's new races versus adding in new models. I have a couple other options I'm considering for Rogue scouts though. I'm also thinking of using the siege AI type to cause ships to go on more regular raids against players similar to how they like to send siege ships in when you play the AI now.
Hmmm what will be the main weapons for this faction? Lasers,Gauss,Rail Gun, Plasma, etc?
Lots of missiles mainly, some lasers, maybe some auto-cannon.
Not sure on the big guns yet on the Arcadias. I have them firing the large laser effect from the Kol currently.
Very interesting what about the fighters any pic of the bomber/fighter yet
OHHH Nvm i see the fighter and bombers!
Um not be a brag but idk those fighters and bombers dont have a rougeish style sorta like spacemen thing idk if can recommend something more agile i guess of a fighter and something blunt as the bomber
if i can request something like this would be a exelent rouge style fighter
and this as a bomber
if possible please cus those fighters dont have the style to be in the Rouge Navy Lol just a recommendation though hope it happens though plz :D
Hey i know this another awful request by me XD and probally not gonna happen but ima just throw this out :D
As The Rouge Starbase or HQ for invasion fleets >:3 PLEASE let it be possible
Would be nice if you gave some thought to the role of each faction aswell as their armaments. Based upon their culture/technology etc. Cheap, weak ships vs expensive, strong shields, strong hull, long range weapon, short range weapon etc etc. Would make each faction more unique and fun mayhaps.
@Holybeast, all good suggestions. Unfortunately time is a resource I don't really have a lot of time for modeling currently. Additionally, I plan on doing all new models for the uplifted myself (which will take some time) and have models I will use for the Infomorphs.
@malanthor, good suggestions too. Nephilim are supposed to be a stronger more durable race, while plague is less durable but easier to replace, including the capital ships which grow in levels overtime. My plan for Rogue is to have the fastest ships, big fire power, long range and but less durable ships (hit hard and get out). Infomorphs will be the most expensive ships both in cost and supply but will never lose experience, so they will just get even tougher over time. For the uplifted, I'm planning on all the ships having multiple banks similar to the illum with short range, not sure on hull/shield makeup yet.
Sounds good. :) I need to play more to get a real solid feel for the ship balance, ill get back when i have something real to say hehe.
I like what you plan/think for the races so far though. Good stuff.
you HAVE models you will use for the infomorphs you say? :D
Can i have a Sneak peak pretty please.
Me thinks rogue sounds like the weakest faction overall, i mean they are pirates humping around making due with what they loot/steal/take/bargain for, they dont sound like the serious empire building badass faction exactly hehe, would be fun if you could implement something special for the pirates in how they work/play.
Maybe you could implement some serious looting for the rogues as in get resources/cash when you destroy structures/ships. Could be a path in their research or a mechanic. <shrug> just an idea.
I know what faction im playing for now =D & you may want to change the name to avoid any copyrite issues Fantasyflightgames.com
Names cannot be copyrighted. They could be trademarked and I doubt I would be infringing on their name if they had trademarked it.
Ty for making me look like a idiot after trying to look out for you guys.....
Sorry you feel that way. I try not to personally attack anyone on forums (maybe unless they deserve it) and didn't mean for you to feel that way. Just pointing out it wouldn't be a copyright infringement is all.
Its cool it just dident come out right =3
Is the Ghost the UEA Oculus from Blueplanet?
swordfish is it called i beleive should be figther class since its class as high speed figther. Redtail as the builder and i guess the hammerhead as the starbase builder.
I don't really care what they may have been originally modeled to look like. They are part of the pirate rogue faction now and will be used they way they are.
This if my vote for favorite race. I love the look and the lore.
It's a pirates life for me lads!
The Star Base Constructor is very fitting and would make a certain space cowboy proud ;)
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