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Endcar's Appendicitis Emergency Fund

Wednesday June 21, 2017

We typically don't post personal stuff of our team not related to the mod, however one of our 3D Artists had some serious medical issues recently. If you could take a moment to read, share, or if possible, support the gofundme, we would all appreciate it.https://www.gofundme.com/jakes-appendicitis-emergency-fund ...

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ASC: We thought it was a ghost ship, until it opened fire...

Sunday June 18, 2017

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ICW/FotR: Microjump Preview

Thursday June 15, 2017

A quick look at another ability coming in Thrawn's Revenge: Imperial Civil War and Fall of the Republic, Microjumps. ...

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ICW: Empire of the Hand Preview Playthrough

Thursday June 08, 2017

I've begun my full Empire of the Hand playthrough on my channel, covering several of the new units, graphics and functions in 2.2. Episodes will be posted every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. ...

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ASC: Imperial Remnant 1.1 Overview Video

Wednesday June 07, 2017

Continuing our faction video preview series for 1.1, Corey has just posted the Imperial Remnant's, covering their new tech and ship abilities. Next up will be the Hand, and finally, heroes. ...

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11th Anniversary Team Livestream

Friday June 02, 2017

Tomorrow (Saturday, June 3rd) at 3pm EST, Corey Loses will be hosting a stream to celebrate 11 years of Thrawn's Revenge with several members of the dev team (so far, Corey, Slevered, Dr Nick, and Pox, with potentially Robin, Endcar and Slornie). We'll be revisiting Imperial Civil War 1.0 while talking about future plans for Imperial Civil War, Ascendancy, and Fall of the Republic, mod history, and answering questions from the chat.If you wanna watch and join in on the chat or have some questions, click the link below:https://gaming.youtube.com/c/CoreyLoses/live ...

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Single-Unit Retreat

Wednesday May 31, 2017

Did a quick video on the sing;e-unit retreat function coming up in ICW 2.2 and FotR 0.5 while prepping for my EotH preview campaign to kick off. ...

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Ascendancy 1.1 Overview & Testing Plans

Tuesday May 30, 2017

As I was compiling all the updates for this release cycle of our projects for the helpful new News Post Compendium thread on the forums, I noticed that while Ascendancy has had some very specific updates, we haven't done an overview of some of the more general changes yet. Because of the proximity of the 0.95 and 1.0 releases, which were primarily about setting up basic content, 1.1 is the first release where we really have had an opportunity to address some of the bigger points of community feedback, instead of just working on the basic content of the mod. hopefully this update will give a better idea of some of those features, as well as an overview of how testing and future releases will go....User Interface...First, one of the more common complaints against 1.0 relate to some of the icons- planetary icons aren't particularly clear, and unit icons tend to take up too much screenspace. We were attempting to simplify the information as much as we could, and also trying to address the icon situation in a way to get around the fact that Star Wars ships in the same faction tend to have a similar profile, making the Sins style less feasible. This was not always successful. The changes to presentation of the unit stacks/force indicators beside planets were also harder for some players to find. So, since the last release OzWolf has redone all of these aspects entirely; unit pips should take up less screenspace, hopefully still being clear enough about what they are, while maintaining the larger more prominent style for planet infrastructure, highlighting its importance and helping it stand out. We still feel that having just renders of the planets, while technically being the most "accurate" isn't always the most clear (especially when so many are primarily green), so we've tried to use some simple, clean symbols to represent them, as you can see below. We've already posted some screenshots in the past of the updated menus and such, so here are some more screenshots of some of the ingame HUD-related changes, including planets, unit icons, and all of that. Crucially, we've also played around with team colours. Hopefully these changes help more easily provide information to players than previous versions....Balance, Economy, Research & Factions Fleshed Out...For the fleshing out of the factions in terms of additional tech and abilities, I have been doing full faction profiles on Corey Loses (Hand and Remnant still forthcoming, so I won't say too much about that here, save that I have been bringing each faction up to at least 100 research options for 1.1, with plans to expand that as we figure out which gaps each faction needs to fill, and Bane & I have been filling all the empty ability slots from 1.0, which should help give some added flair and flavour to the different units and factions.Primarily, though, almost every single stat has been changed in a significant way. The cost and times associated with research have all been adjusted, which should help with the early game slog, while unit upkeep costs help to keep the late-game credit and resource overflow in check. While the stats are not yet final, and will be regularly tweaked up until release, we have a full spreadsheet with all damage, health, and other helpful values which should both help players understand how the units work, and help bring inconsistencies or outliers to the attention of the team more easily. Keep in mind, though, that while stats like this are helpful they don't always tell the full story (especially with abilities coming into play more). This spreadsheet can be found here, and will be updated as we approach release and beyond as we make further changes:Unit Stat SpreadsheetIt's not reflected in this spreadsheet just yet, but we've rescaled shield regeneration, significantly increasing the speed at which ships will recharge, which was far too low before. We also plan to do some alterations to ship ranges in the future, both to add some variation between units, and also to help combat be a bit more visible (right now ships are probably a bit more spread out than we'd like).Alongside this, of course, we've worked over the last year to resolve bugs with unit behaviour as they've been reported, including the VSD firing issues, along with trying to address some of the more abusive strategies. The function of starbases has been greatly expanded as well, and the Esseles-class Civilian Station has been removed. Stations, now being the Cardan (Remnant), Empress (New Republic), Validusia (Alignment, pictured below) and Oto (Hand), should now each be a lot more capable than the Command Station/Empress of 1.0, while still reflecting the unique flavour of the factions.When it comes to number changes like these, it's hard to really get across what we're doing without being able to play with them for yourself, bringing us to......Release Structure & Testing...A lot of the biggest issue with where the mod currently stands in our mind come as a result of how long it has been between releases, with 1.0 having been released essentially over a year ago in its beta form. In our experience with Imperial Civil War, while balance was still certainly a concern, it was not a primarily multiplayer or "competitive" game, which meant we could take longer to address some edge strategies that would be overpowered- having 6 months to a year between releases doesn't impact enjoyment as much. It also had a much more stable foundaction, being several releases in. In Ascendancy, with more moving parts and as a primarily-multiplayer experience and without such a long history of iterating on feedback, we need to be able to react more readily to balance or design issues as they arise, rather than waiting for the larger content release goals to be met. This is something we will be changing going forward. We will still be structuring the release of new content versions similarly (ie, not releasing the upcoming factions piecemeal), however within those cycles we plan to have a new release or patch to address any issues in game mechanics or balancing every 2-4 months, as necessary (on top of any hotfixes necessary at release). This has been especially obvious in 1.0 since, as I say, it was the first release, and therefore does not benefit from the ability to have been made and iterated on with larger amounts of player feedback.To that end, we will be starting a semi-open beta process on our forums at www.thrawnsrevenge.com/forums around the end of June. This will be done in two progressively more open stages. First, once we're satisfied we've caught the major bugs with our internal development and testing teams, we will be opening up the beta to members of the Admiral's Lounge on the forums. After a week or two weeks there, we will open it up to all forum members until we're satisfied that it's ready for release. To be clear, the entire point of doing a beta like this is to provide feedback before a full release to ensure a stable, fun release, not to simply play an early version. As such, we are setting it up in the way that is most conducive to managing that process, especially since we're likely gonna have to do a lot of explaining how to use GitHub. We will be setting up boards for reports, updates, changelogs and multiplayer matches during the process.We hope you're looking forward to giving these changes a try, and as ever, we're looking forward to hearing everyone's feedback.- The Thrawn's Revenge TeamFollow AscendancyForums - Facebook - Steam Group -  Mod DB - Twitter ...

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Release Cycle News Post Compendium (ICW 2.2, Ascendancy 1.1, FotR 0.5)

Saturday May 27, 2017

It can sometimes be hard to locate all of the news related to a current development cycle, so this thread compiles all of the relevant news posts in chronological order, for all of our projects.Imperial Civil War 2.2:February 7th, 2016: Faction Profile: Warlord ZsinjJuly 18th, 2016: Regime ChangeAugust 2nd, 2016: The 2.2 ManifestoSeptember 3rd, 2016: We Could Be Heroes- The Pentastar Alignment September 15th, 2016: We Could Be Heroes - Warlord ZsinjSeptember 24th, 2016: Era One - Galactic Conquest BreakdownOctober 13th, 2016: Era Two - Galactic Conquest BreakdownOctober 21st: Faction Profile: Greater MaldroodNovember 7th, 2016: Schism Events, Research, and Galactic Conquest Breakdown - Era 3December 7th, 2016: We Could Be Heroes - Greater MaldroodDecember 2nd, 2016: 2.2 Demo AnnouncementDecember 13th, 2016: Faction Profile: Eriadu Authority March 3rd, 2017: 2.2 Demo ReleasedMarch 6th, 2017: Beta Testing and We Could Be Heroes - Eriadu AuthorityApril 13th, 2017: EotH: Past, Present and FutureMay 26, 2017: GC Selection Layout UpdateAscendancy 1.1:May 31st, 2016: 1.0 Post-Release RoundupAugust 2nd, 2016: Ssi-Ruuvi Redux & Development ProgressOctober 15th, 2016: Fractured EmpireDecember 6th, 2016: Updated Faction Select ScreenDecember 10th, 2016: 1.2 Faction Profile: The Hapes Consortium (1.2 Early Look)April 13th, 2017: EotH: Past, Present and FutureApril 28th, 2017: Pentastar Capital Ship Ability and Tech OverviewMay 11th, 2017: New Republic Capital Ship Ability and Tech Overview]May 30th, 2017: Ascendancy 1.1 Overview & Testing PlansFall of the Republic 0.5:April 1st, 2017: FotR Teaser TrailerMay 9th, 2017: Fall of the Republic Announcement and FAQ ...

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Factions

Imperial Remnant

Imperial Remnant

The Imperial Remnant comprised the regions of the galaxy still under Imperial control following the Emperor's defeat.

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New Republic

New Republic

The New Republic was established by the Rebel Alliance to replace the Galactic Empire following the Battle of Endor.

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Empire of the Hand

Empire of the Hand

The Empire of the Hand was founded by Grand Admiral Thrawn in secret, to explore the Unknown Regions.

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Pentastar Alignment

Pentastar Alignment

During the fragmentation of the Empire, the Pentastar Alignment was formed of fourteen sectors in the outer rim.

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New Republic

Minor Factions

Several smaller factions have been included to add flavour and a unique challenge to the game.

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