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#61 Stormhawk

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 06:21 PM

I assume he means the split between the fighter factory and Golan, in which case yes, it has been implemented and makes for an interesting dynamic.


That is what I meant, sorry I wasn't more clear. God, all this is doing is making the wait more difficult...

Can we expect any more news updates, or will the next post in the news forum be the one everyone wants to see?

#62 Rhakorii

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 01:23 AM

Further update: I'm playing the basic Core Worlds campaign - and every battle feels epic. A Simple fight, involving nothing more than light frigates and cruisers, took two hours. My capital (I've already designated capitals based on sheer performance in battle) nearly went down, at which point I had to pull it out of the firing line whilst diverting extra armour between it and the armada of pirates. It's brilliant fun. Can't wait until the proper capitals come into play!

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 02:06 AM

Further update: I'm playing the basic Core Worlds campaign - and every battle feels epic. A Simple fight, involving nothing more than light frigates and cruisers, took two hours. My capital (I've already designated capitals based on sheer performance in battle) nearly went down, at which point I had to pull it out of the firing line whilst diverting extra armour between it and the armada of pirates. It's brilliant fun. Can't wait until the proper capitals come into play!


You sir, are a glutton for punishment :)

I just finished that campaign as the Empire and it took me two days without the modification you mentioned previously. I'm also extremely eager to take a crack at the new version. More so than the mod that actually led me to Phoenix Rising in a roundabout fashion. Have to admit I find the current naval battles surprisingly satisfying. Nothing quite like thinking you've got the pirates whooped when in jumps 3 Acclamators and a bloody Praetor with a host of support craft coming in hard on their heels. I say this because I'm typically more of a ground pounder kinda guy, so I'm obviously drooling in anticipation for 1.2 ;)

Til then I'll go back and learn my way around the Rebels who don't often have the Heavy Turbolasers that I oh so enjoy.

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 06:55 AM

Being the old-school Naval fanatic, longing for the days when armour-clad beasts would slog it out for hours on end, I went ahead with my 'increase every hull + shield strength by a factor of 10' plan.

The result is perfect for me, fleet battles take an age, and I find the length of combat allows for much more dynamic and tactical play. I imagine I'll be auto-resolving a lot of battles, but good god is it fun.

Well we have one thing in common. Big gun will solve any problem. Sad that those vessels are almost gone.

Anyway 10x shield and armor that is absolutely crazy! Modded 1.1 in many different ways, but never like that. Battle over Byss would take around (real life) 18 days straight. :evgr:

#65 sevrun

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 10:29 PM

And just think, when 1.2 arrives, we'll have an AI capable of adequately defending itself for proper large scale campaigns of long guns and super troopers ;)

#66 Rhakorii

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 09:52 AM

Not sure if this is worth much... but...

I wanted to get the detailed back-drops and music-files from the mod 'Alliance 4.2' implemented into PR. So, I downloaded the mod, and basically just overwrote the main-game data folder with Alliance's. The galaxy map backdrop has now changed in PR (along with all the tactical map backdrops), but also the campaign I'm playing now runs suspiciously more smoothly. Could the backdrop have anything to do with the framerate?

Edited by Rhakorii, 04 October 2011 - 09:52 AM.


#67 Phoenix Rising

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 01:19 PM

Could the backdrop have anything to do with the framerate?

It might, although, like the planet scale question, it would have to be caused by some type of graphics engine flaw rather than raw performance. It's worth checking, at least.

Edited by Phoenix Rising, 04 October 2011 - 01:20 PM.


#68 Rhakorii

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 01:40 PM

And while I'm at it... are the Empire's Skipray blastboats supposed to be about 10-time tougher than a T-65 X-Wing? I have 6... and, after a battle that lasted three hours, and after getting chased by an entire horde of rebellion fighters, I didn't lose a single one (I checked the files with the unedited XML's, and I definitely haven't altered the numbers too far).

I hope the answer is yes, so I don't need to feel guilty about their wonderful effectiveness.

Edited by Rhakorii, 04 October 2011 - 01:41 PM.


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Posted 04 October 2011 - 01:46 PM

Yes, canonical Skiprays are frankly rather overpowered. To kill them you need ion or missile armed ships, preferably of corvette class or larger but other military transports are reasonably effective too.

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 01:47 PM

Maybe not ten times, but certainly a few times. It's a mechanic quirk if it is that much. I hope to address some of those nuances in the future.

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 12:03 AM

i have been following this very ergerly i cant wait for the 1.2 :) 1.1 is hard on the computer tho i can sit and play it i have to start building stuff and leave the computer for a solid 30 minutes then come back organize and build more after 2 hours or so i can attempt an attack on the enemy takes wayyyy to long so i gotta buy a better computer.

OKAY more to the topic this needs to hurry and come out im wayyy to excited to play 1.2 i read the forums every week looking for the words we all want to hear so keep up the good work i know it will be worth the very long wait we have had and please please please keep us updated :D may the force be with you all working on this amazing mod

#72 Darth Stalin

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 06:03 PM

Hey, is there any estimated date of release of PR 1.2?

#73 sevrun

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 06:35 PM

Id rather they simply sit on it until they're ready rather than tell me it's two weeks away and still not see it three months later. It'll get here, when it gets here. Not a moment before, and not a moment after.

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 01:50 AM

Yeah! These guys are doing all this in their free time! The longer it takes the better it will be! :wink_new:
I have no idea what you're talking aboot, Eh?

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 07:59 AM

Yeah! These guys are doing all this in their free time! The longer it takes the better it will be! :wink_new:



Yes, youve hit the nail on the head there. Free Time. PR now has the same committments as the rest of us working people. A job.
Sorry about the delays, but we are steadily getting closer. All the major work has been done, it's just a case of finishing and polishing 2 years of major development work.
You won't believe how long it takes to get screenshots for example. It's unbelievably tedious, and very very slow.
The testers have also generated a mountain of data that needs sifting. Oh for R2!

Hang in there and wait for news. :cool2:

#76 Stormhawk

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 06:18 PM

Hang in there and wait for news. :cool2:


Can we expect any new news updates regarding yet unrevealed features of 1.2, or will the next news post be the one everyone's waiting for?

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 07:41 PM

There's more to reveal yet.

#78 Stormhawk

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 12:31 AM

There's more to reveal yet.


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