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Re: Project Renegade

Post by Atarlost » Sat Dec 19, 2015 1:32 am

catfighter wrote:
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relanat wrote:I've always wanted to be able to dump something behind me which would destroy or damage ships that are chasing me. Something like a barrel of really powerful explosive or acid. But a power that leaves a gravity or temporal rift or something similar directly behind your ship as you flee that would tear an enemy ship apart as it flies though it would do.
Have you tried turning around and shooting them?
Totally overrated. ;) Just fly in circles while drifting slowly towards a friendly station and let them do the dirty work for you. It's fun, gives tons of free loot (one way or the other), and makes them look like a total idiot for not landing a single shot, even with an omni-weapon(s).

While on the subject, the AI definitely needs some way to account for such flight patterns. I got the Huari to destroy every last one of their own Huaramarcan stations without giving or taking a single blow. That's 6 slam cannons x almost 2 dozen destroyers + 5 howitzers. I should not be able to escape completely unscathed just by doing the loopdy-doop.
There is no solution. I don't just mean it's difficult, there's actually no solution.
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Re: Project Renegade

Post by JohnBWatson » Sat Dec 19, 2015 2:19 am

Atarlost wrote: There is no solution. I don't just mean it's difficult, there's actually no solution.
Well, you could have them spread out their shots once enough of them have missed.

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Re: Project Renegade

Post by Xephyr » Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:48 pm

One thing I'd like to solicit ideas for is the title of the extension.

Initially I wasn't going to even make a thread until I had moved past the codename stage, but it looks like the last thing I'm going to get around to. Ideally, I'd like a name that's cool and memorable - Corporate Command and Eternity Port both fit that bill.

If nothing else, the finished extension will just be called Renegade, but I'd like to hear your suggestions.
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Re: Project Renegade

Post by JohnBWatson » Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:11 pm

'The Citadel'?

'Warlords' Ascendancy'?

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Re: Project Renegade

Post by Xephyr » Thu Dec 24, 2015 9:36 am

Going over some factions again to bring their graphics up to par This is the Vanguard-class gunship, belonging to the Varukisas Aggressors faction. These ships command a flight of autons and are a fairly common low level encounter.

It wasn't intended to look like a Charon frigate, but it works :p
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Re: Project Renegade

Post by JohnBWatson » Thu Dec 24, 2015 6:45 pm

That thing looks awesome! If you want to do something really cool, have it replenish killed autons up to a certain amount, then gate once it runs out of them.

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Re: Project Renegade

Post by Xephyr » Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:51 am

The largest ship in the Cloudskipper fleet - the Skeiron Dragoon. Its many wings are actually for harvesting traces of exotic elements that occur in nebulae, which are used extensively in the faction's armaments.

Here's a link to a GIF of the full rotation, because it totally deserves it. This is probably as elegant as I'll ever make a ship. At least for now.
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Re: Project Renegade

Post by relanat » Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:17 am

Um...WOW :shock: . That's really good, if you will excuse the understatement of the year.

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Re: Project Renegade

Post by catfighter » Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:17 am

Massive. Jealousy. :shock: Seriously, I want lessons in modeling/rendering someday.
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Re: Project Renegade

Post by Xephyr » Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:27 am

A couple new weapon effects.

Also, on the bottom is an externally-mounted autoturret (with its own overlay graphic). These fire automatically on nearby hostiles, but they use low-powered weapons and are hard to get, so hopefully this isn't too unbalanced.
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As for my schedule on release:

Currently I'm in the late stages of pre-alpha. A closed alpha will come out alongside 1.7, as I'm waiting on some new API features.

At the very latest, the first open release will come in the spring - I'll be unable to work on the extension during the summer, so it'll be released before then regardless of how complete it is, but I'll be aiming to finish within the next couple months.

Right now the amount of content is somewhere in between CC and EP, but I'm aiming to rival EP in terms of content by the time I'm finished.
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Re: Project Renegade

Post by Xephyr » Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:13 pm

Zoanthrope horde!
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Going for a kind of "older ship" aesthetic. Made 'em sort of blocky, trying for an 80's tech feel.
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Re: Project Renegade

Post by JohnBWatson » Mon Jan 11, 2016 4:36 am

The Trask models are definitely looking professional. The rate at which you've become skilled at this is astonishing.

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Re: Project Renegade

Post by Xephyr » Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:38 am

JohnBWatson wrote:The Trask models are definitely looking professional. The rate at which you've become skilled at this is astonishing.
I would encourage anyone with limited modelling skills to put some time in like I have, considering my experience (with Blender in particular) was pretty limited when I started.
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Re: Project Renegade

Post by Xephyr » Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:30 am

Lots of progress recently.

Finalized the "transuranic" system type, as well as the transuranic planet and asteroid graphics.
Also decided on the final design for The Citadel. I'm coming up close on finishing up all the graphical assets - pretty soon I'll just have missions left to finish up.
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Re: Project Renegade

Post by catfighter » Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:49 am

How've you been creating the little windows on all your stations? This has always puzzled me when I look at models because few people would be willing to spend the time to draw every single one out.
Behold my avatar, one of the few ships to be drawn out pixel by pixel in the dreaded... Microsoft Paint!

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