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#1095856 A New Year Begins (summary of 2018)

Posted by mevitar on 08 January 2019 - 10:48 PM

A late new year update, 2018 brought Essence nearly to completion. As of now, all of their infantry are done, with only few units and maybe 2 buildings left. Most likely, I'll be now moving to Paladin infantry and Vintarid buildings.
But first, a summary of what was done in 2018.

Aphrodite Patrol Craft

The Aphrodite Patrol Craft is an AI-controlled, low-altitude agile aircraft, meant to serve same roles in an army as a typical attack helicopter.

Magnetic Turbine

An easily accessible source of energy for any Essence military base. They can be overloaded if the situation requires, releasing an electromagnetic pulse that disables electronic devices in vicinity.

Kerberos Powersuit, Revenant and Prowler
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Kerberos Powersuit: With dimensional portals available to transport troops and vehicles, it's logical they would also be used to transport ammo and payload to the battlefield. This powersuit puts that into practice.
Revenant: The dimensional portal technology doesn't come without drawbacks. When one of the side effects is being fused with your powersuit and going insane, dying in a violent eruption might be more preferable.
Prowler: The suit uses a miniaturized nuclear reactor to allow movement, including high-speed flight. The power can be diverted into a metallic wire that turns into plasma as it's flung at an enemy target.

Elysium Access Point and Gateway
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Elysium Access Point: One of the main reasons to gather so much Crystalline, these structures sustain portals to a place called Elysium, where EssentialTech is building something unprecedented.
Gateway: Various kinds of Gateways exist, some used to access Elysium itself, others to transport ordinance between different bases.

Barracks, Assembly Plant and Portal Catapult
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Barracks: These quick to field and highly customizable containers are widely used in military operations involving EssentialTech, either as barracks, equipment storage, field hospitals, or for civilain housing.
Assembly Plant: An EssentialTech drone manufacture line, modified to assemble heavy vehicles such as tanks.
Portal Catapult: Portal technology allows Essence to accelerate or decelerate an aircraft as it passes through another dimension. This eliminates the need for large runways.

Auroral Resonator and Amplifier Node
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Auroral Resonator: The pinnacle of EM wave weaponization, it can manipulate current weather conditions into their extremes. Or, ironically, prevent other means of affecting it.
Amplifier Node: The radio waves it generates cause a fatal resonance in the alien flyers, destroying them when conventional weaponry remained ineffective.

Crystalline Containment Cell and Armory
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Crystalline Containment Cell: This building was designed as storage for various chemicals and toxic materials. With additional modifications, it can keep the stored Crystalline isolated from the surroundings until it is properly utilized, making nearby personnel safe.
Armory: A small assembly plant inside each Armory allows Essence outposts to construct defenses and stall the attackers until reinforcements arrive.

That's it for now. Have a Happy New Year!

#1087330 MO Meme Thread (Image Heavy)

Posted by mevitar on 28 July 2018 - 10:03 PM


#1084076 MO Meme Thread (Image Heavy)

Posted by mevitar on 28 May 2018 - 03:46 PM

Did you ever hear the tragedy of Colonel Arcadio Morales?

#1083355 MO 3.3 // Feedback & Suggestions (Balance, New Features, Modifications etc.)

Posted by mevitar on 12 May 2018 - 09:43 AM

I have question on Hunter Seeker

Does it's behavior deference when target infantry?

It will instantly kill infantry but not explode, it will explode when target vehicle or structure.

My theory is that it's a special suicide unit, which deals the damage maxum equal to its HP. So if it targets a soldier with less HP than it's max., it will not die, and repeat the searching with the remaining (MaxHP - TargetedSoldierCurrentHP) HP. 

If the unit has less than 200 health, Hunter Seeker will kill it and fly to the next target, on which it will detonate. Otherwise, it will detonate immediately.

#1083028 Did Speeder get inspiration from Canaan when designing Yunru?

Posted by mevitar on 04 May 2018 - 11:32 PM

Here is the first inspiration of Yunru
And here is where she got her "big gun" from

#1078902 Back from the dead

Posted by mevitar on 02 March 2018 - 04:00 PM

You know, these generic gfx would also fit for the Observer "side", so it's not like you have to get rid of them once you have proper side gfx. :p

#1067467 Hotkeys - Help A Noob Out?

Posted by mevitar on 25 September 2017 - 01:26 AM

Hold type select button -> click on an object -> selects everything of that kind.

#1067379 MO 3.3 // Feedback & Suggestions (Balance, New Features, Modifications etc.)

Posted by mevitar on 24 September 2017 - 02:18 AM

Handepsilon, tone down on feeding those Duplicants, or they'll eat us all. You're getting duplicated posts way too often. :p

I feel like this must have been considered in development at some point. So I'm ready for someone to shut me down on why this idea wouldn't work :D

Tsurugi was supposed to use this, but it doesn't, and right now the likelihood of any older unit getting something like that is low.

#1064275 I Wonder What The Foehn Origin Missions Are About?

Posted by mevitar on 18 August 2017 - 11:16 PM

I am now confused on the prospect of assigning a gender to Uragan if it was revealed it was a borne from Irkalla.

He doesn't have a gender.

#1062889 MO Meme Thread (Image Heavy)

Posted by mevitar on 27 July 2017 - 11:11 PM

It's a Wartortle.
OK, granted, not my best meme ever.

I liked this joke. :(
(we were laughing at the poor WartortleWarturtle and BattletoiseBattle Tortoise during the beta :p )

#1062805 MO 3.3 // Feedback & Suggestions (Balance, New Features, Modifications etc.)

Posted by mevitar on 25 July 2017 - 10:32 PM

Also I want to request a map much like Bay of Pigs but for 4 players in skirmish.

Dragon Harbour.

#1062489 MO 3.3 // Feedback & Suggestions (Balance, New Features, Modifications etc.)

Posted by mevitar on 19 July 2017 - 11:17 PM

I'm amazed that having fun with stuffs that are not available officially is now equated to cheating. Yeah, just because one was "cheating" in a game with you, let's prevent all others from accessing the files regardless of them playing with you or not.

All hail competitive MP master race?

You'll be even more amazed when i tell you that, out of all people not touching the multiplayer, you are the main reason why the competitive crowd complains about "no-multiplayer" people.
You are also completely missing the point on those changes (like, the target is in front of you and you're shooting back). It doesn't even affect you in any way (you can still play with modified inis with friends if you want), yet you still find a reason to whine.

#1062130 MO Meme Thread (Image Heavy)

Posted by mevitar on 14 July 2017 - 11:37 PM

Patch is out! Time for patch memes!

People before playing new missions

People after playing new missions

#1061986 MO Meme Thread (Image Heavy)

Posted by mevitar on 12 July 2017 - 03:54 PM

Special thanks to GuardianGI for the image. :p


#1061071 Does Anyone Have Any Tips On How To Complete The Mission Moonlight?

Posted by mevitar on 28 June 2017 - 12:31 PM

After that its basebuilding mission. With a timer after which russiansfree units for you to capture arrive.

Sorry, i couldn't resist. :p