The 7th Transcendence Succession game

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Welcome to the thread for the seventh Transcendence Succession!

The Succession is a type of multiplayer Transcendence, where participants pass around a single savefile and successively take turns playing on it, all in a (vain) attempt to reach Heretic on a single life.

To make things more interesting, each succession game usually mixes in dozens of mods, so that even seasoned veterans will be as surprised (pleasantly we hope) as a newcomer to Transcendence.

This succession contains approximately 180 mods from Xelerus, some which you may have played before, but most of which have never been experienced in quite this way! We have stuff from .98 to 1.3, from "Autons Extended" to "Zanitas and Lazarus", from Androgeos to Xolarix, all updated for compatibility with each other and 1.3

If you would like to participate, just follow the instructions below.

Modpack download (Updated): https://www.fileconvoy.com/dfl.php?id=g ... d0cdf54956

Installation instructions:
1) Download modpack: https://www.fileconvoy.com/dfl.php?id=g ... d0cdf54956 (170 MB)
2) Extract Extensions/ directory
3) Replace your existing Extensions/ directory with the extracted one
-By default, Extensions/ is in the same directory as Transcendence.exe, if it isn't there already, just copy the extracted Extensions/ directory to there
4) Check thread for latest savefile
5) Download latest savefile
6) Place savefile into the Games/ directory inside main Transcendence directory
7) Rename the Collection/ directory inside the main Transcendence directory to _Collection/ or delete it
8) Start Transcendence
9) Load savefile
10) Play

After you've taken your turn, just compress your save using 7zip and upload it to a file hosting site. I recommend Xelerus or InfoTomb. Remember to post the link afterwards and ideally a short recap in this thread!

Recommended programs: 7zip, Transcendence 1.3, and possibly a screenshot tool.

Succession Status: Modpack reupload in progress - Turn 9 is open to anyone interested

Turn 1: TVR
Turn 2: PM
Turn 3: Datal
Turn 4: RPC
Turn 4 (alternate): PM
Turn 5: Pixelfck
Turn 6: PM
Turn 7: Tshark9999
Turn 8 (latest save): PM, http://xelerus.de/index.php?s=mod&id=1451
Turn 9: OPEN
Turn 10: OPEN
Turn 11: OPEN
Turn 12: OPEN
Turn 13: OPEN
Turn ??: (Toskin)
Turn etc.

Sign up by either adding your nickname to an open turn on etherpad, or posting that you are taking a turn in the succession thread.
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Turn 1: TVR

Eridani

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-Our succession begins here in Eridani.
-First things first, check out the shops

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-Busted some Centauris.
-Their HG-101 autocannon hurts our level I shields quite a bit.

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-Time to go buy a new weapon!
-Dual laser beamer or FRAG cannon?

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-Testing them out using Test Drive

-Deciding on Dual Laser Beamer
-Eat laser beamer, raiders!
-Alright, time to go find Arco
-Nothing to it, just homing missiles.
-He dropped a portable mechanic!
-Back to Raisu
-Ambushed by a pirate boarding party enroute!

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-Arco wants to join us?
-Alright!

-Let's bust up some Charon
-Buying a new weapon for Arco, K45 dual machine gun

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-Buying a new shield for ourselves

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-And some armor enhancements

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-Getting a refuel from a Centauri camp

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-Eridani complete.

Here's the save: https://infotomb.com/893wu.zip
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Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:40 pm

Picked up save. Let's see what damage I can do.
Download and Play in 1.7 Beta...
Playership Drones v7 (Beta): Acquire and command almost any ship in Stars of the Pilgrim or Eternity Port.
Drake Technologies (Alpha): More hardware for combat in parts 1 and 2!
Star Castle Arcade: Relive classic arcade gaming in a new Transcendence adventure!
Godmode v3 (WIP): Dev/cheat tool compatible with D&O parts 1 or 2.

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Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:01 am

Uploaded turn #2 savefile at Xelerus. Highlights:
* Friendly Centauri station, with free refueling services, in the system.
* Found Korolov; did missions and acquired much needed targeting program ROM as reward.
* Purchased Antares-II from Korolov as "The Party Mule", and put all loot in it. It does not have shields yet.
* Explored some but not all of the system.

NOTE: All laser Beamer weapons are mining capable. (I did not have time to strip-mine the whole system.)
Download and Play in 1.7 Beta...
Playership Drones v7 (Beta): Acquire and command almost any ship in Stars of the Pilgrim or Eternity Port.
Drake Technologies (Alpha): More hardware for combat in parts 1 and 2!
Star Castle Arcade: Relive classic arcade gaming in a new Transcendence adventure!
Godmode v3 (WIP): Dev/cheat tool compatible with D&O parts 1 or 2.

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Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:12 pm

Link to Turn 2: http://xelerus.de/index.php?s=mod&id=1442

Don't worry about limiting your turn to just one system; there are over 70 of them, and just trying to navigate through them may take a while.
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Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:06 pm

Now it's my turn, just downloaded mods and save :)

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Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:10 pm

Turn 3 done

Eeeeerm... i lost the party mule...

-found 100MW reactor,installed,enhanced (120MW now)
-found 6 segments of c7000 armor,installed 4 and +20% on those 4
-obtained black market ID
-found laser collimator,installed on dual laser beamer
-made around 25-ish thousand creds on loot
-left a couple of fuel assemblies in hold just in case
-didn't take screenshots


https://infotomb.com/w7nty.zip
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Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:12 pm

Datal wrote:Now it's my turn, just downloaded mods and save :)

Oh damn i didn't see your post,now I played for nothing ;_;
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Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:12 am

It was very nice to play. Glad to finally join Transcendence Succession :)

So here we are:
-First, cleaning 5 Indi system. Nothing happened here. System is complete.
-Izar system, I think not all explored. I left Urak station, they were to strong for me.
-The last system I visited was Ras Alhague. A lot of combat here, I was shooting all the time to pirates. It was really rough. (wrecks are mostly destroyed, loot taken, but you can check it once again).

Highlights:
* Probably I lost Arco Vaughn. Anyway, he was flying around my sight, making shooting difficult. I do not regret.
* Wasn't easy, but I save our mule, and ordered it to wait (it has completely destroyed armor, and I really don't know how to fix it). Also, put some loot in it, mostly useless, waiting for sell.
* I decided to change reactor, old one was often overloaded. Don't worry, there is fuel (IV) in the cargo.
* All weapons from turn 2 was sold and now ship has installed omni soul seeker cannon.
* More credits earned :D
* Purchased C5000 armors and Mark II Accumulator shield to resistance pirates heavy fire.

(By the way: my style of playing is to selling stuff, earning a lot of money, and keeping in cargo only fuel and I don't used to flying with mules etc. ;))
Check screenshot. Link to save below:
http://xelerus.de/index.php?s=mod&id=1443
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Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:55 pm

Taking Turn #4
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Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:15 pm

Summary:
-lost autons due to gating
-broke the autopilot somehow
-marked stuff on Captain's Log
-explored ~3 new sysetms
-fixed up the mule and got a super solar array for it from StelliFer

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There's not enough cargospace on the wyvera to really scout + loot so I decided to fix up the mule and go out in that instead
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This was on the mule, and it only had 10 hp o.O
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Found OP guns at lvl 3 already :S
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What does this do?
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Bug, maybe I have an old modpack?
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It's nice to have a device merchant but there's too many types of the same item D:
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StelliFer is AWESOME
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I love the crafting system
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Level 9 weapons in a level 3-4 system lol wut
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Seriously o.O
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And I have no idea why I'm always being called a pirate :/

Turn #4 link:
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Sat Aug 09, 2014 4:56 am

Argh, I regret not mentioning that Arco Vaughn's heavy raider was upgradable, but still, it's very interesting to see how differently others play the game.

@RPC

That 5 MW battery reduces power consumption by 5 MW for one minute.

That error in the ship purchase screen was my attempt to add PSD support to Keedo's Slylandro Probe. It's a reminder to never add untested, last minute features to code. I wonder if it works.

The crafting system in StelliFer was excellently implemented by PM, who also updated every item and station to 1.3 specs.

Heh, RPC, did you buy a military ID from that GC station?

Have we found Rigel yet? There's an insurance station there, and insurance will become very useful later on.


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Interested in taking another turn? We have many more systems to go.
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Sat Aug 09, 2014 5:30 am

I checked the F2 stats and we already died ~3 times. I haven't bought insurance yet.
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Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:11 am

Wow, I didn't know that number of dies really matters in Succession. Sorry. I will play more carefully.

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Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:50 am

@Datal: It's not a problem. It's just that insurance is usually bought so that players maintain permadeath status but since we already died we don't need insurance (unless there's something else I'm not getting).
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