First of all, gone is the (allegedly!) regular practice of posting news on MOndays, for the simple reason that I'll be posting news whenever there's something cool to show and there's a lot to come - new videos, the revealing of new units, new missions etc. For starters: a new semi-regular (to be reviewed in practice as usual with all the things I do here) feature to our website and our YouTube channel: a playthrough which shows the latest updates to the Act One missions.
The Mental Omega campaign is probably the most challenging campaign for Red Alert 2 ever created (not that there have been so many, right?), but the true challenge only shows up in the Mental difficulty. While for the next release we are indeed toning down the difficulty on Easy & Normal setting, the Mental setting stays unchanged. Are you good enough to beat its best times?
I will be adding a series of video playthroughs on Mental difficulty to our YouTube channel, starting with my personal favourite mission on which I've probably spent the most time on developing: Allied Mission 01: Red Dawn Rising. If you'd like to be notified about the newest videos on our channel, you should totally subscribe, as I'll be adding new videos about "Side 4" too in the future.
These playthroughs will be recorded using the latest versions of the Act One missions so you'll also get a sneak peek at the latest updates to them. As mentioned before - Easy will be easier.
The page which neatly lists all the missions and links to their video playthroughs will also feature the best times for all difficulties sometime in the future.
Speaking of campaigns & videos, I have also recently created and uploaded this short ad for Mental Omega. Care to share? The word of Yuri's campaign existence shall spread, Proselyte.
Since our marketing reach is rather limited, I can only count on our fans to spread the word about our mod to other Command & Conquer players. The Red Alert 2 & Yuri's Revenge fanbase is huge, but only a portion of it is aware that we have created a campaign for Yuri, which was so lacking in the original game. Share & like the video so that others can join Yuri in his conquest for world domination.
The special map pool dedicated to the Mental Omega heroes expands with a unique map for the Chinese heroine and fan favourite Yunru. '(6) Yunru's Snowglass', despite its unique layout, is not a 'Fortress' map. Toveena's original idea was to prepare a 3v3 team game map in which a pair of the players fights in the city with its unique layout. '(4) Yuri Is Not Easy' is quite self-explanatory, isn't it?
Work on a completely new side, more missions for Act Two, and new additions to the equipment roster of the vanilla sides takes quite a lot of time and resources. We're always looking for contributors who would like to join us in making this project even bigger. The addition of Side 4 with its own 12-mission campaign is the endgame goal for Mental Omega. We wouldn't like to repeat Westwood and add a side which does not have its own campaign.
>>> Mission Scripters - to help with the ambitious campaign project we are working on as a part of Mental Omega. If there are more of us, it'll be possible to finish it faster. I believe each mapper has their own style, which helps in improving the diversity of each mission.
>>> 3D Artists for Infantry - to help create new infantry units for the 4th side.
>>> Voxel Artists for Units - to help create additional tanks, aircraft & ships for all sides.
>>> 3D Artists for Buildings - experienced with UVW maps and texturing 3D models,to help with finishing the work on a set of new buildings for the new side within the aesthetic style of the game. We already have plenty of finished models to work with, be it in 3DS Max or Blender.
We are also looking for additional >>> Voice Actors who'd like to voice units for 4th side.
For more information write an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Edited by Zenothist, 08 July 2015 - 11:30 PM.