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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 OverviewFall of the Republic 0.5:April 1st, 2017: FotR Teaser TrailerMay 9th, 2017: Fall of the Republic Announcement and FAQ ...

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ICW: GC Selection Layout

Friday May 26, 2017

We've always tried to cover as much of the feeling of the post-Endor galaxy, as well as we could. Sometimes, though, especially for new players, it's hard to know exactly what you're getting yourself into. In 2.2, with 20+ playable campaigns and 8 playable factions, this is especially true. With documentation being one of our goals for 2.2, we're trying to find ways to provide as much useful information to players, in the most convenient way possible.This is a relatively minor change, but will hopefully help people get into the mod. First, we've sectioned off the GC selection list into three primary categories (plus the tutorial); multi-era, being the main "grand campaigns" of the mod, single-conflict, being those GCs related to a single war or military campaign, and Infinities, being extra game modes like From the Ground Up and Survival, or flavour scenarios like Empires at War, not based on any canon storyline. This should make it easier to find the kinds of GCs you're looking for.The second part of the change is the faction dropdown list being sorted into faction types: first, the major galactic powers, second the Imperial Warlords, and the third minor powers category, which may give an idea of what a potential 2.3 could focus on...Again, not a huge change, but this should hopefully help people not get hopelessly stranded in a sea of drop down lists and scroll bars. ...

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ASC: Let's Test New Republic (Full Game Video)

Tuesday May 23, 2017

I've begun posting the VODs of an NR test game on Corey Loses. We will be doing a full game as each faction leading up to release. The episodes for this one will be posted on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. ...

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Forum Issue Update

Monday May 22, 2017

As you may have noticed, we've been having an issue recently where some posts may give an error upon trying to post. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we're attempting to address it. We have just attempted a fix, so please let us know if you continue to get the error after this point, and we will continue trying to fix it....

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ICW & ASC: Completed Peltast Render

Friday May 12, 2017

Endcar has completed the textures for the Peltast, and set up some nice renders to show it off, so make sure you click on the image to embiggen. ...

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ASC: New Republic 1.1 Overview Video

Thursday May 11, 2017

We've usually done some general faction overviews for each faction, talking roughly about rosters and whatnot. For this release, I've decided to go a bit more in depth with additional videos showing off some of the stuff that's less conducive to a text update without it being 50 paragraphs long. In these videos, I'll go over all the major tech, roster and ability updates for each faction in 1.1, and ending with a separate videos on the heroes. This time, it's the New RepublicThis isn't replacing the other text faction profiles when we add factions (the Hapans will be getting their full treatment after 1.1's release), it's supplemental. I'll also be recording full playthroughs for Corey Loses.In this video, we talk about some shuffling in the a new New Republic unit, the new capital ship abilities, Empress upgrades. ...

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Fall of the Republic Announcement and FAQ

Wednesday May 10, 2017

From the creators of Imperial Civil War and Ascendancy comes Thrawn's Revenge III: Fall of the Republic, covering events in the twilight years of the Galactic Republic and the Clone Wars. For millennia, the Galactic Republic has been a source of peace and order for the galaxy. More recently, corruption has begin to spread through its institutions. Across the galaxy, beings become disillusioned with the status quo and rise to challenge the Republic...Follow Fall of the Republic on ModDB - Thrawn's Revenge Discussion ForumsA Republic in Decline"I am quite convinced that ten thousand more systems will rally to our cause, with your support, gentlemen."-Count Dooku, aka Darth TyranusHello everyone! On April 1st, we released a rough teaser trailer for Fall of the Republic, which for some reason people thought was fake. Then, a few weeks ago, we confirmed it had resumed development in our Thrawn's Revenge historical timeline, the first part of our celebration of 11 years as a mod team. We were going to hold off on doing a proper announcement for a little while, but there's been some common questions we wanted to take a moment to address, as well as break down the way the mod will work.Fall of the Republic is a prequel-era mod in which we want to recreate the galactic situation in Star Wars in the last years of the Republic. We aim to bring the feel of our post-Endor mod, Imperial Civil War, into this time period, adapting that model to one suitable for the era. In the same way that Imperial Civil War tries to shine a light on some of the mid-level players and events like the Yevetha, Hapans and Warlord factions on the galactic stage of the post-Endor period, we hope to explore some of the timeline beyond just the Clone Wars themselves. While the Separatist Crisis and the Confederacy of Independent Systems became the standout conflict, the decades leading up to the declaration of the Galactic Empire saw significant military buildup across various factions, where certain events swinging a different way could have brought different challenges to the Judicial Forces Republic in the early parts of this period, with a constant debate about the virtues of re-militarization within the Republic. People can speculate on what that means, but for now, we'll leave it at that. Our history of developing Imperial Civil War and Ascendancy will be informing how we structure the mod, release-wise. In order to better focus development on specific parts of the mod, ensuring people get regular, more polished releases and giving us a more solid basis to work off of, instead of trying to tackle everything at once, we will be starting a bit more simply with the Republic and CIS, and working up to our broader goals. Into a New Era"They will have the numbers. We will have the Force."- Jedi Master Saesee Tinn, Fifth Battle of QotileOne of the more prominent changes in Imperial Civil War versus the base game is a tech system primarily based on "eras" (being Imperial regimes in ICW) as opposed to a directly tiered, traditional tech system where you start with, for example, corvettes and work your way up to larger Star Destroyers. This is a model we will be translating into Fall of the Republic. The first release will start covering the major conflict of the time period, being the Clone Wars, broken into three eras; the first, second and third years of the war. The playable factions in version 0.5 will be, of course the Galactic Republic and Confederacy of Independent Systems. Considering the factions themselves did go through some standard technological advancement and research during this period, there will be elements of that as well, but it will be based on in-universe factors, instead of just ship A is stronger, so it's era 3. Era progression will be based on a mix of events and the passage of time, with different research options and other events possible based on the era in which you are playing.We will be doing a faction profile for the CIS and Galactic Republic at some point in the future, covering their unit and hero rosters for v0.5. But for now, we want to cover some of the more common questions we've been asked.Will this interfere with Imperial Civil War 2.2? When will Fall of the Republic be available? Fall of the Republic will have absolutely no impact on the release of Imperial Civil War 2.2. Our goal is to build FotR off of  Imperial Civil War 2.2 as a starting base, so dedicated work will not be started on Fall of the Republic until Imperial Civil War is in testing, which is also when you'll start seeing screenshots and video of the first Fall of the Republic release. Until then, the only work we'll be doing is on assets also needed for ICW (ie, the new Providence art assets). As mentioned above, we're keeping our plans for that first release less ambitious; we'll be doing the basic framework for mod and the two main factions, which should not take too long to get out after 2.2. With the mod tools Pox and I are working on, like the GC creator, a lot of the logistics for this become a lot simpler. If there are any talented 3D modelers or texture artists out there who would like to help speed this along, they can contact us at ThrawnsRevenge@gmail.comAren't there already Clone Wars mods for Empire at War? Yes, and for a long time, this is why reviving FotR wasn't really on our radar. However (and this isn't criticism of the existing mods, simply a matter of taste) the more I started playing those mods, the more I was thinking about what our own version of that would look like. Yes, it still involves clones fighting droids and Venators fighting Lucrehulks, but there can be different ways to handle that. Some people may prefer the existing mods, some people may prefer our version, but ultimately we enjoy making mods, and we make what we want to play, so really it just means more options.Does this mean no Stellaris ship packs? I'd still like to release some of our TR stuff for Stellaris, but as it is, there's a decent selection of Star Wars ships available for those who want to play with them, so I'm less concerned about that for the moment.What about the Clone Wars Cartoon? While the mod will be based in the Legends expanded universe, there have been some questions as to how we'll handle the Clone Wars cartoon. While the more recent Clone Wars cartoon (the one with Ahsoka) is technically part of Legends, it did introduce some inconsistencies (in star Wars? No!). We won't be completely disregarding the cartoon, but in cases where there is a conflict, we'll usually go with the non-cartoon source. There are some places, like the Essential Guide to Warfare, that retconned some of these issues, drawing from the cartoon and other sources, and for us, Essential Guide to Warfare pretty much trumps anything else. Basing the mod in Legends allows us to use some of the characters who would become major Imperial and Rebel figures during the earlier days of their careers. ...

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Peltast-Class Star Destroyer (New Empire of the Hand Ship)

Saturday May 06, 2017

The result of cooperation between former Imperial and Ascendancy engineers within the empire of the Hand, the Peltast was one of several fusions of the basic Star Destroyer form and Ascendancy modifications to meet the needs of combat in the Unknown Regions. Most Unknown Regions combat involved fleets of smaller vessels, however occasionally groups with larger ships required pacification, like rogue Killik nests with massive Shard-class capital ships.The Peltast was designed essentially as a mobile, self-reliant Megamaser railgun, borrowing some elements of the old Confederacy project, the Subjugator, albeit on a smaller scale. Because of the large amounts of concentrated power necessary for the main gun, the Peltast is incredibly fragile for a ship of its size. ...

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Ascendancy: Star Wars Day - Millenium Falcon Ingame

Thursday May 04, 2017

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Era System

The original tech-tree system from vanilla Empire at War, whereby the player researches or steals technology to gain access to new and better units, does not exist in Thrawn’s Revenge.  Instead the mod is structured around five discrete eras covering the years after Battle of Endor (4 ABY) up until shortly after the Pellaeon-Gavrisom Treaty (19 ABY), with allowance for technology up to the start of the Yuuzhan Vong War (25 ABY).  Each era is centred on the predominant Imperial leader of the period and includes a range of appropriate units and heroes for each faction (e.g. the New Republic gains access to some of its New Class starships in later eras).

Progression between eras, where allowed, occurs when the respective Imperial leader is killed (an Imperial player would need to sacrifice their faction’s current leader in order to advance).  The driving principle behind this is that although we don’t force events to happen as the result of canonical battles (e.g. kill Thrawn at Bilbringi), the progression of the leaders would happen independent of player actions, Thrawn leaving the Empire of the Hand to take over from Isard, Palpatine making his renewed bid to control the galaxy, etc.

Note:  Unlike with tech levels there is no guarantee that advancing era will provide access to better units or heroes, and in some cases it is possible that units or heroes may be lost when the era is advanced.

The Eras

Era 1:  Director Ysanne Isard (6-7 ABY)
Fractured Empire
It is less than two years after the fateful Battle of Endor.  The Empire is fragmented with many of its former leaders dead or fighting amongst themselves.  Ysanne Isard, former Director of Imperial Intelligence, has taken control of those planets and forces still loyal to the Empire.  Meanwhile, the Rebel Alliance has consolidated its forces and reformed into a New Republic led by a Provisional Council.  Strengthened by new members its attention has now turned towards the Core and set its sights on Coruscant – the seat of galactic authority for millennia.
Era 2: Grand Admiral Thrawn (9 ABY)
Thrawn Campaign
Now five years after Endor, the New Republic has liberated Coruscant and grown to encompass thousands of worlds.  With the Imperial fleet and warlords driven back and nearly three quarters of the known galaxy on side, many in the New Republic believe the war is over and are turning their attentions to their own needs and ambitions.  But thousands of light-years away, Grand Admiral Thrawn has taken command of the shattered Imperial fleet, readied it for war, and pointed it at the fragile heart of the New Republic.
Era 3: Reborn Emperor Palpatine (10-11 ABY)
Shadow Hand
Mere months after Grand Admiral Thrawn’s death at Bilbringi a mysterious message, using high level command codes, recalled all Imperial forces to the Deep Core.  Using an arcane Force technique, Emperor Palpatine was able to transfer his spirit from his dying body at Endor to one of the many clones hidden at his secret fortress on Byss.  After six years rebuilding his strength, the newly reborn Emperor is ready to re-conquer the galaxy.  The New Republic, still in disarray from Thrawn’s campaign, is totally unprepared for this renewed thread.
Era 4: Admiral Natasi Daala (12 ABY)
Reunification
One year after Emperor Palpatine’s dramatic and destructive bid to regain power the Empire is once again in a state of collapse, divided between worlds obeying the authority of a revived Ruling Council and a scattering of Warlords secreted in the Deep Core.  Returning to galactic affairs after more than a decade spent guarding a secret Imperial research facility, Admiral Daala, former lover of Grand Moff Tarkin, is attempting to unite the disparate elements of the Empire and take the fight back to a war weary and insecure New Republic.
Era 5: Grand Admiral Pellaeon (17-19 ABY)
Caamas Crisis
Having succeeded Admiral Daala as Supreme Commander of Imperial forces after her short lived campaign against the New Republic, Pellaeon endured a long and bloody rearguard action to retain as much of the Empire’s remaining territory as possible in the face of renewed New Republic offensives.  Now faced with almost certain defeat, Pellaeon has been charged by the Moff Council to undertake a final push in an attempt to restore some measure of security from this perpetual and now existential threat.