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2.3 Preview Playthrough: Greater Maldrood

Friday September 21, 2018

I have started a new playthrough on Corey Loses taking a look at the Greater Maldrood as we make our way through the changes coming to 2.3. We'll mostly be looking at some changes to the galactic map and updates to ground balancing as we go, and checking out some new art assets along the way! New episodes will be up Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays.// ...

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2.3 Feature Preview: Era Selection

Monday August 06, 2018

For our first feature video preview of 2.3 (it'll also apply in Fall of the Republic: Thrawn's Revenge III ) , we're taking a look at the new ability to select starting eras for progressive galactic conquest scenarios.Every Monday, on Corey Loses, we'll be doing live mod work at 5pm EST, tonight's will be more work on the era selection system, setting up the remaining progressive GCs to use the new feature. ...

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Ascendancy - GDPR Menu Patch

Friday July 27, 2018

Sins of a Solar Empire received an official update which broke the main menu, so we've released a quick patch to address that. Thanks to Gul/STAIII for showing me what was different.https://www.moddb.com/mods/star-wars-ascendancy/downloads/menu-patch ...

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Fighter Rebalancing Preview

Thursday July 19, 2018

While not a massive change, I've started going through and adjusting some of the stats on fighters. Here's a quick look at what some of the upcoming fighter stats are for ICW2.3, FotR 0.5 and some other stuff. A few are missing since I only took one screenshot and it's a pretty long list. ...

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Eriadu Authority Preview LP

Tuesday July 17, 2018

Like I did throughout the development of 2.2, I'll be doing preview playthroughs showing what's going on with Imperial Civil War 2.3 (and Fall of the Republic ) on my YouTube channel, Corey Loses. The first of these series has started, looking at the start of 2.3 development and the Eriadu Authority. The first episode can be found here: ...

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Imperial Civil War 2.3 Overview

Sunday July 08, 2018

With 2.2.5 wrapped, we've started to move onto the next full version of Imperial Civil War (and Ascendancy / Fall of the Republic, but their time will come). As we ramp up production, we thought we'd give a brief overview of what the main focuses are in 2.3. As always, if you prefer video versions of news posts, you can see that just below. The information in the written and video versions is the same....Priorities..."Neither Syndic Mitth'ras'safis nor I is unsympathetic toward Commander Mitth'raw'nuruodo. We wish only to protect him from his own excesses" - Admiral Ar'alani to Jorj Car'dasWhile we're happy with the results of 2.2, we know there are a lot of areas we still can and want to significantly improve it, across the board. One of the main things we decided in 2.2's development, however, is that once we had it as a basis, we would need to do a better job prioritizing how and when we would approach each aspect in order to avoid the time it took for the complete overhaul that 2.2 turned out to be. 2.2 took over 4 years, but it also involved a significant reworking of every galactic conquest, a ton of the art, and basically everything else. Rather than tackle everything at once, with 2.3 and subsequent versions, we intend to choose smaller areas to focus on, and for broader projects, to split them up into milestones so we can have slightly smaller but more focused and frequent releasesl. 2.2 also involved a lot of reworking behind the scenes to make certain things a lot easier to work on and more modular, so a good amount of that 2.2 development time should continue to pay off into 2.3, Fall of the Republic and any other future versions or projects.What follows is not an exhaustive list of what's coming, but it should give a decent idea of what you can look forward to in the next version....Factions..."The Corporate Sector is completely by the book, and when they feel they are right, according to that book, there is no stopping them." - Reen IranaWith 2.3 and subsequent versions, rather than try to do major changes for all factions at once, we've instead chosen to focus on individual factions to receive most of the focus for new or redone units. For most releases, this will mean either a new faction being added and another one receiving most of the new and redone content, or two factions receiving the new/redone content when we're not adding a new playable faction. We'll also choose one faction for whom we plan to flesh out a lot more story missions and events for galactic conquest, and one or two galactic conquests where we plan to flesh out all present factions' stories. This isn't to say nobody else will receive anything in these releases, just that we're specifically directing our attention to a more narrow subset. Each section will get its own news post covering exactly what's included in it as we go.New playable faction: Corporate Sector AuthorityNew unit focus: Eriadu AuthorityNew story focus: New RepublicGC story focus: Bacta War / Thrawn Campaign...AI...A lot of the major AI changes only started coming into the mod towards the end of 2.2's development aside from some tactical changes that Pox and I were working on, but evilbobthebob has brought the galactic AI a long way in terms of focusing its production and aggression. There will continue to be changes to the AI throughout 2.3 as well. A primary focus of this will be continuing to divide ship roles beyond what exists already so we can get the AI to more effectively build diverse fleets- not all frigates are meant to do the same thing, nor are all capital ships, so the more we can make distinctions between them and more effectively control AI fleet compositions.With 2.2, we also tried to make the AI play for the most part within the same rules as the player, depending on difficulty. With 2.3, for those who want a much more challenging experience, we want to introduce some extra optional levers to make games more challenging throughout, and maintain some resistance for longer. This will, again, be completely optional, so those who prefer to fight on a more level playing field will be able to continue on with the more fair pre-existing difficulty levels....Ground Overhaul..."General, prepare your troops for a surface attack." - Darth VaderWith 2.3 we plan to begin some of our ground overhaul changes. In future versions we have a number of basic mechanical changes that, if they work out, would significantly change how ground combat works in EaW, but that's a bit more long term. We're going to be starting off by working on fleshing out the pacing, unit roles, damage modifiers, balance and all of those factors within the existing mechanics of ICW ground combat. Alongside this will be some art reworks to props, map textures and existing ground vehicles to improve the aesthetics of ground combat, but this generally means that, except for what gets added to new factions, we generally will not be adding new vehicles in the next version or two. We'd rather focus our resources on getting what's there right and expanding from that than continue to add things in which make it more complicated to make the more basic changes. Once we have everything set up, it'll be easier to add new units within that.So that about covers it for the overview- again, that's not an exhaustive list of what we're working on, but it does cover most of the main focuses. We'll have more specific updates covering the specific sections as we go, and as with 2.2, I'll be running preview playthroughs throughout development on my Youtube channel, Corey Loses (https://www.youtube.com/coreyloses), starting with an Eriadu Authority playthrough in Art of War next week. ...

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Imperial Civil War 2.2.5 Released

Sunday July 01, 2018

We've updated both ModDB and the Steam workshop version of the mod to 2.2.5, which for ModDB means all previous updates since 2.2 are now included as well. If you have the Steam version, it will already have automatically updated.ModdB: http://www.moddb.com/mods/thrawns-revengeSteam: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1125571106Code: [Select]- Multiplayer GC Support Added: Thrawn Campaign available as New Republic and Imperial Remnant- New VO for dozens of units, across all factions- Yevetha Re-Enabled in GC and Skirmish- Empires at War and Black Fleet Crisis GCs Re-Enabled- Several tactical maps added or updated for galactic conquest planets- New Skirmish map: Smuggler's Ring- Some updates to ingame tech tree dialog screens- More AI tweaks, should fix AI skirmish issues with upgrading and building units- Squadron count changes for several EotH ships (reflected in all tooltips)- Hapan fighter spam nerfed- Added a fix to prevent infinite loops causing game freezes when returning to galactic from tactical battles.- Removed ground spawns from space-only planets for Yevetha in progressive GCs- Stat display supported in mission log for all GCs and factions- Added plot elements for building Wedge in the Lusankya for all applicable GCs, changes to Rogue Squadron spawns.- Fixed issue where Carnor's era change speech would happen at the same cue as Palpatines (era changes would go on unaffected though)- Removed Eri Palle- Event added for Sil Sorrannon's revolt in BFC, which removes Yevethan heroes if you take too long winning the GC- Fixed NR starting credits in Crimson Empire and Shadow Hand- Fixed issue where Normal was getting more bonuses than Hard in some ways- Fixed Ashik, Pellaeon, Skipray FoW reveal for Skirmish- All EotH units have full stat readouts in text tooltips. Will be applied to other factions in 2.3 after feedback.- Standardized Z-layers for ships of the same class (still randomized)- Artillery health from 300->100 (MPTL, SPMAT, Plasma Mortar- More ground units switched to hardpoints for inaccuracy checks- Miy'til, TIE Raptor and ARC-170 lasers brought into line with other fighters- TIE Defender health 25 -> 30, Shield Refresh 1 -> 3, added flyby sound effects- Yevetha plex soldier icon changed- Fixed Kariek ground map causing a crash- Fixed Megamaser Texture ...

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2.2.5 Overview and MP Preview

Sunday June 24, 2018

2.2.5 Patch Overview - Coming June 28thWe'll soon be releasing 2.2.5, which we hope will be the last major patch necessary for 2.2, after which we'll be moving on to full production for 2.3 (more information on that later). Below is an overview of the major changes coming in the patch. The manual will be releasing with it, available as a separate download on ModDB and included within your steam workshop files if you subscribe there. The ModDB download will be updated with the new changes and all previous patches.Code: [Select]- Multiplayer GC Support Added: Thrawn Campaign available as New Republic and Imperial Remnant- New VO for dozens of units, across all factions- Yevetha Re-Enabled in GC and Skirmish- Empires at War and Black Fleet Crisis GCs Re-Enabled- Several tactical maps added or updated for galactic conquest planets- New Skirmish map: Smuggler's Ring- Some updates to ingame tech tree dialog screens- More AI tweaks, should fix AI skirmish issues with upgrading and building units- Squadron count changes for several EotH ships (reflected in all tooltips)- Hapan fighter spam nerfed- Added a fix to prevent infinite loops causing game freezes when returning to galactic from tactical battles.- Removed ground spawns from space-only planets for Yevetha in progressive GCs- Stat display supported in mission log for all GCs and factions- Added plot elements for building Wedge in the Lusankya for all applicable GCs, changes to Rogue Squadron spawns.- Fixed issue where Carnor's era change speech would happen at the same cue as Palpatines (era changes would go on unaffected though)- Removed Eri Palle- Event added for Sil Sorrannon's revolt in BFC, which removes Yevethan heroes if you take too long winning the GC- Fixed NR starting credits in Crimson Empire and Shadow Hand- Fixed issue where Normal was getting more bonuses than Hard in some ways- Fixed Ashik, Pellaeon, Skipray FoW reveal for Skirmish- All EotH units have full stat readouts in text tooltips. Will be applied to other factions in 2.3 after feedback.- Standardized Z-layers for ships of the same class (still randomized)- Artillery health from 300->100 (MPTL, SPMAT, Plasma Mortar- More ground units switched to hardpoints for inaccuracy checks- Miy'til, TIE Raptor and ARC-170 lasers brought into line with other fighters- TIE Defender health 25 -> 30, Shield Refresh 1 -> 3, added flyby sound effects- Yevetha plex soldier icon changed- Fixed Kariek ground map causing a crash- Fixed Megamaser TextureI've also begun a multiplayer preview playthrough on Corey Loses, which you can watch here: ...

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Empire at War Steam Sale

Thursday June 21, 2018

Since the Steam version of Empire at War has received several patches not available to the disk and GoG versions, we often recommend people pick it up to get the most out of the mods that they can. IT's currently on sale on Steam for 60% off, if you want to get a copy: https://store.steampowered.com/app/32470/STAR_WARS_Empire_at_War__Gold_Pack/...

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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.

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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.