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2.2 Preview and Interview - Gul Gaming

Friday August 26, 2016

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Endor Aftermath

Tuesday August 23, 2016

We're doing a significant overhaul to all of the Galactic Conquest scenarios in 2.2; some completely new ones, some redundant ones removed, some significantly reworked and some formerly single-scenario setups split into multiple scenarios because of how much they cover. Part of the goal in this is to add in more story where it's appropriate, but we'll get to that later once the project is closer to finished.For now, here's the layout of the Endor Aftermath GC. This GC is the primary Warlord-focused GC in 2.2, with all Imperial groups plus the New Republic, immediately after the Empire's fracturing. We'll have a news post soon where we break it down a bit more. ...

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Make Maldrood Great Again

Saturday August 06, 2016

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The 2.2 Manifesto

Tuesday August 02, 2016

Information has been a little bit sparse on 2.2 and what it actually consists of, and I apologize for that. This is because we typically wait until features are 100% complete before announcing or discussing them too much, which in this case has been a little problematic. There are plenty of things which are progressing well, but which aren't quite finished. Most of them will also probably finish all at once, so instead of waiting to discuss different changes, here's a giant overview of most of what we've got on our plates for Imperial Civil War at the moment, finished or not, in no particular order. I won't cover the three new playable Warlord factions here, since they're getting their own posts.Regime Change - FinishedInstead of having to go on annoying suicide runs, we've given Imperial players a new way to get through the era. You can see it in action and the reasons for doing so in this video.Particle Changes - FinishedProjectiles can sometimes be a bit overwhelming on screen, especially from larger ships. This is no longer a problem; lasers are considerably smaller and travel faster, meaning less clutter on screen. Depending on resource, we'd also ideally like to move towards getting some death clones and damage particles back ingame.Era Progression vs Tech Progression - In ProgressOne of the most common (and frankly, annoying) misconceptions about the mod is that era progression and technological progression necessarily mean the same thing, resulting in people saying "why should I have to kill my heroes to get better tech" when the only faction which gives up their heroes to progress chronologically is also the faction which tends to get hurt the most by doing so, the Remnant. There will be an even further divide between technological progression and era progression in the mod in 2.2. Instead of automatically getting ships when you progress eras, eras will be one factor among several. For example, upon reaching Era 3, the New Republic will have to complete tech upgrades to start constructing its new class ships, including the Sacheen, Nebula and, making its potentially-regrettable return, the Republic-class Star Destroyer. Research like this will be constrained to the Empire of the Hand, New Republic and Imperial Remnant for hardcoded reasons. This also gives the Remnant a greater incentive to stay within certain eras where it has invested money in upgrading its arsenal, and losing your leader now becomes an even greater setback.For other factions, being the Pentastar Alignment, Greater Maldrood, Warlord Zsinj, and Eriadu Authority, there will be other prerequisites in place to give a feeling of progression even within single-era GCs. There will be some heroes available for recruitment only on certain planets, for example bounty hunters like Dengar and Bossk for most Imperial groups, or Rei'kas and Krassis Trelix for the Pentastar Alignment (more on that later). We've yet to say much about Maldrood, but a significant portion of their roster will be based on their pirate connections, including some unique units which will be both familiar and potentially unwelcome to some players.Diplomatic Influence - FinishedSmallpox has mostly finished the Diplomatic influence system for GC. Here is basically how it works, in his words. Keep in mind there may be significant differences for this as it goes through testing.The galaxy map is divided into sectors. Each planet gets assigned a value that represents your current influence on that planet. -If you lose a planet in a sector you lose influence on all other planets owned by you in the same sector. If you conquer a planet you gain influence on all other planets owned by you in that sector. You gain a little influence every day on each planet you own. If your influence on a planet drops to 0 you lose that planet (affiliation changes to neutral if no enemy diplomat or fleet is present). Every faction gets a diplomat unit with a build limit of one at a time. Diplomats have galactic stealth. If a diplomat is in orbit of a planet owned by another faction, the faction's influence on that planet will decrease every day. If the influence hits 0 while a diplomat is present the affiliation of that planet will change to the faction the diplomat belongs to. The diplomat also gets removed. Diplomats are also removed when the planet affiliation changes due to another faction conquering the planet. Ground Combat Changes - In ProgressThere are a few different things we're playing with for ground. First off, we're removing some of our worse maps and sprinkling in vanilla ones where they fit again. This also means we've slowed down the unit movements back to their original speeds. Ground buildings are going to have defensive turret hardpoints built into them in order to add another layer to ground battles. I'm still playing with the turret types to make sure terrain affects them as little as possible, but for the most part the system is complete and in place. We're also playing with expanding hardpoint use on the ground, giving a bit more depth to your tactical choices and hopefully making one of EaW's better features more prominent. Infantry will all be gvien back the crouch-move ability as well. This is a good portion of what were doing, but not everything.New and Redone Units- In ProgressThis is a bit more difficult to talk about without just turning it into a list, so that's basically what I'll do. As usual, there'll be a few older units getting redone or updated in some way. There will also be plenty of new hardware in space and also on ground to get your hands on. There's probably two dozen units not present in 21, including the Bellator, Secutor, Gladiator and Allegiance to name only some of the triangular ones. There's also the ULAV and AT-TE on the ground. The Empire of the Hand will also get considerable attention in this respect, with three new capital ships and four new defense platforms.This isn't quite everything in the mod, but hopefully it gives you an idea of our major goals with the mod for this version. More information, and more specific information, will come as we go. For those of you who would like to, I would also appreciate it if you gave this thread on one of my personal projects (which will hopefully help to allow me to focus more on things like modding) a read.Follow Imperial Civil WarForums - Facebook - Steam Group - Mod DB ...

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Support Your Local Corey Today

Sunday July 24, 2016

Hey everyone, this isn’t quite mod news (there'll be a post for each of the three projects coming really soon, though, so hold tight). I just wanted to take a moment to explain a side project I've been working on, off-and-on for the last year, but which I intend to put a lot more effort towards going into August and beyond.Corey Loses is a youtube channel and stream I hope to use for a few different purposes. Primarily, I want to use the last 10 years of experience I've had modding to try to bring a hopefully-entertaining or at least moderately educational perspective on modding and game design processes, primarily while playing different mods and video games but hopefully also with tutorials and other behind-the-scene type things. Hopefully it'd be a way to introduce some people to new mods or games they may have missed, but it's also a way for me to play some games I was never able to, and also preview different builds of Thrawn's Revenge mods. It's also a way to organize multiplayer games for those mods with community streams (which I've been doing mostly-weekly for Ascendancy)I've got a fair bit of content already posted (mostly Ascendancy previews, at the moment) if you want to check it out, and hope to really step it up starting in August. If you want to give it a look and follow or subscribe, I'd really appreciate it. If there's anything you want to see me do, such as previews or taking a look at a specific mod or game, let me know here or leave a comment or message there. As with my work on TR, I try to be as involved with the community for this as I can. As we go, I’ll hopefully learn better video editing and also address some of my system performance issues which can cause some frame stuttering in more resource intensive games.If you would like to content I make in other ways, you can also consider turning off adblock if you watch the videos, or if you want to support it directly, the Hitbox page has a monthly subscription option. I also have a Patreon page set up, if you feel so inclined. If you can’t or don’t want to do any of those things, I totally understand and hope you enjoy the content. I’m doing this because I love making these kinds of content, not for the money (as the 10 years of modding will attest), but school and living are expensive, so the more this is able to sustain itself, the more time I’ll be able to devote to making all kinds of content and hopefully, the better the quality will be.Youtube: www.youtube.com/c/CoreyLosesHitbox: www.hitbox.com/CoreyLosesPatron: www.patreon.com/CoreyLoses ...

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Regime Change

Monday July 18, 2016

A new way to time-travel. ...

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A Base to Call Home

Sunday June 26, 2016

Alongside the Warlords themselves, 2.2 will have a bunch of other changes. One of these changes is something I'm working on (which will also be used by Bullet in AotR) is adding static defense turrets to base buildings. Here's the Imperial barracks with a standard AI turret built in.These will be present as targetable hardpoints on the buildings, similar to the Underworld palace. 2.2 in general will have a lot more hardpoint representation on ground. ...

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Redirect: New Republic Trailer & 10 Years of Thrawn's Revenge

Tuesday June 07, 2016

The full text of this update can be found in News and Updates.http://thrawnsrevenge.com/forums/index.php?topic=5884.0 ...

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Thrawn's Revenge & Corey Loses Discord Server

Saturday May 28, 2016

I've made an essentially-open Discord Server for the TR community and for my video stuff at Corey Loses.  Discord is a text/voice program typically used for gaming which can offer a new way for the team and fans to interact with each other. It has a desktop app, but is also available in browsers.To join the server, click here:https://discord.gg/0r6o1Twrk4BpOq2E ...

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Galactic Conquests

Thrawn’s Revenge includes thirteen original Galactic Conquest campaigns spanning the fifteen years between the Battle of Endor in 4 ABY and the Pellaeon-Gavrisom treaty in 19 ABY.  With a mixture of single-era, multi-era, historical and “Infinities” campaigns, you can explore many of the conflicts that were recorded during those years.

Click to view an expanded version of the galactic map.

Single-Era GCs

These five scenarios represent the main campaigns associated with each of the five Imperial leaders that Thrawn’s Revenge focuses on.  The Fractured Empire under Director Isard; the Thrawn Campaign named after its architect, Grand Admiral Thrawn; Operation Shadow Hand plotted by the Reborn Emperor; the Reunification of the Imperial Warlords by Admiral Daala; and the Final Imperial Push led by Grand Admiral Pellaeon.

Note:  You will not advance era by killing the respective Imperial Leader.

Fractured Empire
Fractured Empire
Date: 6-7 ABY
Playable Factions: Imperial Remnant, New Republic, Pentastar Alignment
Non-playable Factions: Imperial Warlords
Planets: 50
Era: 1
Imperial Leader: Director Ysanne Isard
Two years after the destruction of the Second Death Star and death of Emperor Palpatine at Endor the former Galactic Empire has fractured into disparate factions led by squabbling Warlords. As former Intelligence Director Ysanne Isard attempts to re-establish Imperial control, the New Republic is gaining ground and moving towards the core in preparation for a strike to liberate Coruscant.
Thrawn Campaign
Thrawn Campaign
Date: 9 ABY
Playable Factions: Imperial Remnant, New Republic
Non-playable Factions: None
Planets: 56
Era: 2
Imperial Leader: Grand Admiral Thrawn
Grand Admiral Thrawn has returned to the known galaxy to take command of the Imperial Remnant from aboard the Star Destroyer Chimera. Although he is leading a greatly diminished Empire against a well-established New Republic, his tactical genius may be enough to restore order to the galaxy.
Shadow Hand
Shadow Hand
Date: 10-11 ABY
Playable Factions: Imperial Remnant, New Republic
Non-playable Factions: None
Planets: 41
Era: 3
Imperial Leader: Emperor Palpatine
Emperor Palpatine has rebirthed himself on the hidden fortress world of Byss deep in the Galactic Core. He has reunited many of the squabbling Warlords in order to strike hard and fast at the New Republic, equipped with a secret weapon, the super star destroyer Eclipse.
Reunification
Reunification
Date: 12 ABY
Playable Factions: Imperial Remnant, New Republic
Non-playable Factions: Imperial Warlords
Planets: 17
Era: 4
Imperial Leader: Admiral Natasi Daala
Natasi Daala has emerged from the Maw Installation to reunite the warring Imperial factions, while the New Republic attempts to land the final blow on an Empire in its death throes.
Final Imperial Push
Final Imperial Push
Date: 17-19 ABY
Playable Factions: Imperial Remnant, New Republic, Empire of the Hand
Non-playable Factions: None
Planets: 59
Era: 5
Imperial Leader: Grand Admiral Gilad Pellaeon
Gilad Pellaeon has taken command of a dying yet unified Empire, and with the help of Natasi Daala and the urging of the Moff Council, he intends to make one final strike at the New Republic. Meanwhile, the Empire of the Hand prepares to reveal itself to an unsuspecting galaxy.

Multi-Era GCs

These two scenarios, The Art of War and Essence of War, stretch across the entire period covered by Thrawn’s Revenge by following the five main Imperial leaders through their successive campaigns.

Note:  You may advance era by killing the respective Imperial Leader.

The Art of War
Fractured Empire
Date: 6-25 ABY
Playable Factions: Imperial Remnant, New Republic, Empire of the Hand, Pentastar Alignment
Non-playable Factions: Imperial Warlords
Planets: 91
Era: 1-5
Imperial Leader: Isard, Thrawn, Palpatine, Daala, Pellaeon
Play through Star Wars history from the battle of Endor until the Pellaeon-Gavrisom Treaty.
Essence of War
Fractured Empire
Date: 6-25 ABY
Playable Factions: Imperial Remnant, New Republic, Empire of the Hand, Pentastar Alignment
Non-playable Factions: Hapes Consortium, Imperial Warlords
Planets: 50
Era: 1-5
Imperial Leader: Isard, Thrawn, Palpatine, Daala, Pellaeon
Play through a smaller version of Star Wars history from the battle of Endor until the Pellaeon-Gavrisom Treaty.

Historic GCs

These four scenarios represent specific campaigns that occurred during the Thrawn’s Revenge timeframe, yet are not directly associated with any of the Imperial leader based eras.  The Stars Align follows Grand Moff Ardus Kaine’s attempt to forge the Pentastar Alignment from part of the former Empire. The Hunt for Zsinj and Into the Cluster focus on the New Republic campaign against Warlord Zsinj and his skirmishes with the Hapes Consortium.  The Black Fleet Crisis covers the New Republic’s conflict with the xenophobic Yevethan Duskhan League.

Note:  You will not advance era by killing the respective Imperial Leader.

The Stars Align
The Stars Align
Date: 6 ABY
Playable Factions: Imperial Remnant, New Republic, Pentastar Alignment
Non-playable Factions: Imperial Warlords
Planets: 39
Era: 1
Imperial Leader: Director Ysanne Isard
Ardus Kaine, Grand Moff of the Empire’s Oversector Outer, has begun work to assemble several Outer Rim worlds of the former Empire into the Pentastar Alignment under his control. Meanwhile, the Empire is fracturing and the New Republic is struggling to maintain its foothold at the opposite end of the galaxy.
The Hunt for Zsinj
The Hunt for Zsinj
Date: 6-7 ABY
Playable Factions: Imperial Remnant (Warlord Zsinj), New Republic (including elements of the Imperial Remnant and Hapes Consortium)
Non-playable Factions: Imperial Warlords
Planets: 42
Era: n/a
Imperial Leader: Warlord Zsinj
Han Solo has been put in charge of a taskforce to hunt down the elusive Warlord Zsinj on the Super Star Destroyer Iron Fist. The New Republic has made an uneasy alliance with the Imperial forces under Teren Rogriss and the Hapans under Prince Isolder.
Into the Cluster
Into the Cluster
Date: 8 ABY
Playable Factions: Imperial Remnant (Warlord Zsinj), New Republic (including elements of the Imperial Remnant)
Non-playable Factions: Hapes Consortium
Planets: 18
Era: n/a
Imperial Leader: Warlord Zsinj
A smaller version of The Hunt for Zsinj with the Hapes Consortium included as an independent third side instead of the Imperial Warlords.
Black Fleet Crisis
Black Fleet Crisis
Date: 16-17 ABY
Playable Factions: New Republic, Duskhan League
Non-playable Factions: None
Planets: 12
Era: n/a
Imperial Leader: n/a
The warlike Yevethans have invaded the New Republic’s territory, using Imperial technology from the long-lost Black Sword Command.

Infinities GCs

These two scenarios represent scenarios not based on any canon events.  They are of varying scale and involve different combinations of factions and units.  Empires at War is an all-out conflict between the Imperial Remnant and its many splinter factions, including the Empire of the Hand, and the Duskhan League.  From the Ground Up is a unique scenario where each faction starts with only one planet, limited resources and no heroes; and is faced with a galaxy of hostile independent forces arrayed against them.

Note:  You will not advance era by killing the respective Imperial Leader.

Empires at War
Empires at War
Date: 7 ABY
Playable Factions: Imperial Remnant, New Republic, Empire of the Hand, Pentastar Alignment
Non-playable Factions: Imperial Warlords, Duskhan League
Planets: 57
Era: n/a
Imperial Leader: Director Ysanne Isard
An all-out brawl between the splinters factions of the Empire, the Empire of the Hand, and the Yevetha.
From the Ground Up
From the Ground Up
Date: n/a
Playable Factions: Imperial Remnant, New Republic, Empire of the Hand
Non-playable Factions: Imperial Warlords, Hapes Consortium, Duskhan League
Planets: 50
Era: 5 (New Republic, Empire of the Hand), 3 (Imperial Remnant)
Imperial Leader: Grand Admiral Gilad Pellaeon
Grow your faction from one planet to control the entire galaxy.

Multiplayer GCs

These scenarios allow players to play against one another in a different way to the usual Skirmish matches.  The multiplayer Thrawn Campaign contains fewer planets than the single player version while retaining the character of the conflict.

Note:  You will not advance era by killing the respective Imperial Leader.

Thrawn Campaign
Thrawn Campaign (Multiplayer)
Date: 9 ABY
Playable Factions: Imperial Remnant, New Republic
Non-playable Factions: None
Planets: 37
Era: 2
Imperial Leader: Grand Admiral Thrawn
Grand Admiral Thrawn has returned to the known galaxy to take command of the Imperial Remnant from aboard the Star Destroyer Chimera. Although he is leading a greatly diminished Empire against a well-established New Republic, his tactical genius may be enough to restore order to the galaxy.