Thrawn's Revenge

Mod & Network News => News, Dev Diaries & Announcements => Topic started by: Corey on November 11, 2008, 03:13:46 PM

Title: Coming Soon
Post by: Corey on November 11, 2008, 03:13:46 PM
Don't worry guys, we're still hard at work.We haven't done an update in a while because we're holding off until we're finished with what we're doing, which should be before the end of the month.
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: thomasqw on November 12, 2008, 03:39:04 AM
k thanks for the news i mean waiting is better then having some half finished product and having the community going aww thats it...... shame. its looking very good thumbs up. ;D
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: Corusca Fire on November 13, 2008, 05:58:19 PM
Actually, I would suggest making some sort of more pubic announcement (filefront...) because from what I can tell most of the modding community thinks this mod is dead.
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: thomasqw on November 14, 2008, 02:40:22 AM
mmm thats true i agree with deathfromthesky there really hasn't been any news posted on filefront or other community sites (other than this holy place of worship) i mean i swear when u release this people will be like what is this mod oww Thrawns revenge didnt that die out owell cant be that good prob some unfinished thing that arbiter (and the rest of the very dedicated nod team) couldn't be bothered finishing. I mean dont get me wrong i love what you guys are doing but can you see where i'm coming from? just some constructive criticism plz dont flame me for this people.  :-\
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: Corey on November 14, 2008, 03:07:11 PM
We haven't posted news for a reason. Besides, that's not how they'll think. The people who'd assume it's dead after a month and a half without a large update are the ones who didn't like it before anyways. We're not posting an update 2 weeks before this, because there's nothing we could put into it that isn't already going into the one in November and I don't have time to write 2 updates in 3 weeks.
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: thomasqw on November 14, 2008, 10:30:42 PM
i think you miss understood me Arbiter i mean people here on the form know the mod isn't dead i mean on other sites such as filefront and other sites. i myself am on filefront frequently and i never see updates posted there. and on to the bit about you not having any time to post updates i may be able to help with that. heres my proposal i post all the updates for you at filefront and other mod sites (and this one) freeing up time for you to work on the mod if your interested contact me at thomasqw@hotmail.com take time to think about it im here to help the community.
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: Corey on November 14, 2008, 10:40:21 PM
I understood you perfectly. The issue isn't posting them, it's that we have to write them and do the renders and such.
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: thomasqw on November 15, 2008, 08:22:00 AM
again what im trying to say here is that i can write them send me the renders and bits of info and ill put it all over the web freeing up some of your time like i said i want to help you guys out the offer still stands.  ;)
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: Corey on November 15, 2008, 01:30:31 PM
That would mean you know what we're planning in the mod, what we've finished, what we're still trying, what each team member is doing, who has joined, left or gone on a temporary vacation. That's information I'd still have to write up, and Dr. Nick would still have to do the renders. It's no different other than we're complicating it even more by adding a third party. So thanks , but no thanks.

There's also timing. We update when we update for a reason, and we already have everything we're able to share right now planned for the next update. Splitting that up into two just so people get some news a week or two earlier makes two small, crappy updates instead of the one good one. I don't know how long you've been around, but you may remember when we did weekly updates? They start off alright but then it just ends up being a picture and a sentence or two that gives no actual information. Then we have to show at least 52 fully completed units or maps a year, which means we're all working more to complete content for the updates than working on the actual mod, and people still don't get anything substantial. Our popularity increases with weekly updates, but I'd rather finish unpopular and let people judge for themselves afterwards than never finish because we just focus on updates. (Which we'd eventually tun out of content for)
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: Slornie on November 15, 2008, 06:36:16 PM
I don't know how long you've been around, but you may remember when we did weekly updates? They start off alright but then it just ends up being a picture and a sentence or two that gives no actual information. Then we have to show at least 52 fully completed units or maps a year, which means we're all working more to complete content for the updates than working on the actual mod, and people still don't get anything substantial. Our popularity increases with weekly updates, but I'd rather finish unpopular and let people judge for themselves afterwards than never finish because we just focus on updates. (Which we'd eventually tun out of content for)
QFT.
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: thomasqw on November 17, 2008, 01:51:13 AM
i understand thanks arbiter for clearing the air with that and i completely agree that putting out weekly updates would be stupid and a wast of time. BTW soz for wasting your time on the subject. love the work you guys do and i must say that laat/i is the best model and skin ive ever seen. ! question whats with all the hate between moders i mean u guys all have the same love why cant you live peacefully ??? anywayz love what u guys are doin.  ;D 
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: Corey on November 17, 2008, 03:11:27 PM
! question whats with all the hate between moders i mean u guys all have the same love why cant you live peacefully ???

It's the same thing as asking why athletes have to compete with each other when they're all playing the same game, or why politicians have to argue when they're working towards the same goal. Within a mod people may fight because they think a mod is going in the wrong direction, what should be cut, what shouldn't be cut and even what needs to be done first. Between different mods a large amount of problems are caused (especially in this community) by certain mods using models, skins, coding, etc. from other games or modders without permission, which is theft. This is the case with Nomada Firefox and the All Era Mega Mod. Certain people also think if somebody is making a mod in the same era as them, that they've stolen the idea and are just copying them.
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: thomasqw on November 18, 2008, 02:12:24 AM
MMMM good point but i mean there are some mods are that have worked sooo well i mean look at the F.O.K mod for example i mean TTRU mod and the CTC mod to come together for the community i mean is that sort of cooperation  that rare? 
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: vadereclipse on November 18, 2008, 01:15:31 PM
MMMM good point but i mean there are some mods are that have worked sooo well i mean look at the F.O.K mod for example i mean TTRU mod and the CTC mod to come together for the community i mean is that sort of cooperation  that rare? 

I don't know any of those mods.
that's not possible in the EAW community. there's a big personality rift and demand rift between noobs and modders. Good modders, anyway. nor have we ever properly had a central figure in the community. the closest we had to him was FoshJedi, but Fosh was rarely there.
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: thomasqw on November 19, 2008, 02:59:35 AM
i see what you mean and i have just found out that foshjedi has left!!!! :'(  but the show shall go on (i hope  ;) ) but u know what the work here is the best yet and i fart in the general direction of the other mods (except xirox mod, imp assult 2 and aem: may be others i forgot) but still best modeling I've seen and skinning, rigging ect ect still lovin everything about this mod  :) 
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: vadereclipse on November 19, 2008, 01:03:28 PM
I'm going to be honest here. AEM's nothing. It's a cheap rip-off of SAU, which wasn't exactly my favourite mod. Same ships, same planets, same incorrect positions, same duplicate maps, same everything. he's tweaked the maps to little effect, and just scaled everything down to make it more "tactical". and suddenly, he thinks he's a genius. now, i'm not a very good coder, but he hasn't done anything difficult. he's just done a lot of basic coding. too much basic coding.
It's a rip-off of a mod which was also simply a quantity mod, and is just a leech who claims he's a great modder, yet he's done little other than coding.
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: Scarecrow63 on November 19, 2008, 03:49:49 PM
xirox mod

 (hm)
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: Corey on November 19, 2008, 06:43:59 PM
I think he means Z3r0x.
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: thomasqw on November 20, 2008, 02:01:09 AM
yer lol i meant Z3r0x my bad. btw soz i haven't heard of SAU, ill look into it. but i do love what Z3r0x has done. but mostly cause it had CIS stuff like the lucrulk and the province class (i think thats the general grievous Ship). still super awesome star destroyers NICE. 
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: vadereclipse on November 20, 2008, 12:27:11 PM
i wouldn't bother looking for SAU.
it's a big laggy map of obscure planets using the same maps as another planet map, all in the wrong position, with poor units which are seen in any other mod. it was the precursor of AOTR.
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: aNaRcHiSt44 on November 20, 2008, 03:01:17 PM
Awesome; can't wait for EotH to finally come out! Again, apologies for my atrocious behaviour earlier on the year; I hope you all can forgive me. By the way I'm writing a book now  ;) and I have high hopes it will get published but I've been wrong before heehee. Good to see everyone though! I'd love to play this once more; especially with my new computer (teehee). Thanks all. You guys are all great; wonderful work and progress on the mod!
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: Delta 07 on November 20, 2008, 11:36:58 PM
what book are u righting and what is it about?
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: Scarecrow63 on November 21, 2008, 12:53:31 AM
he is writing a book. WRITING!
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: siegfried1 on November 21, 2008, 02:45:25 PM
Yeah, I'm kinda interested what this book is about.
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: Slornie on November 21, 2008, 06:35:02 PM
Tbh, i think im more interested in Joe the Plumber's book, or the one George Bush might write when he buggers off back to Texas ;)
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: thomasqw on November 21, 2008, 10:03:53 PM
I'm aussie so i dont get the whole 'we treat our politicians like rock stars' thing i mean were basically 'f**k off' u bloody wanker. then we just don't give a shit anymore but good luck with the book.
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: GrndAdmrlPellaeon on November 22, 2008, 08:30:28 PM
You misunderstand. America hates all politicians (except for one certain "rock star"), but we still elect them. And almost all should be hated.
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: thomasqw on November 22, 2008, 09:09:57 PM
indeed good point. my misunderstanding. anyway back to the mod will there be nova troopers? i mean i've read some of the books and there pretty awesome like the arc troopers. thoughts?
 
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: Admiral Gabriel on November 24, 2008, 05:16:11 PM
Just found this mod during a search. LOOKS very good. I think it will be the best mod ever. Looking forward to it. Good thing i found it only days away from release i would have gone crazy just waiting for it :) :) :) ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: Ahdanack030 on November 25, 2008, 05:59:05 PM
Heh, well, It hardly "just days", but it's closer to release than a year ago.
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: Admiral Gabriel on November 26, 2008, 05:30:26 PM
It can't be much longer..... Can it ???????   But my perception of time is a bit off for me just days is like 24 day or 20 day.
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: Pomerancak on November 27, 2008, 09:11:42 AM
...closer than a year ago.

Still sounds better then nothing ;D

Anyhow good to know ure all alive and writing books :laugh:
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: Corey on November 27, 2008, 04:39:35 PM
The team isn't writing any books.
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: thomasqw on November 28, 2008, 11:12:35 PM
he he he owned
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: Admiral Gabriel on November 29, 2008, 06:44:48 PM
Books ????? I would only read a book out how to make the new stuff in the mod. OR the shipyard system and that being 1 page or 2.
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: Slornie on November 29, 2008, 07:50:43 PM
The team isn't writing any books.
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: Admiral Gabriel on November 29, 2008, 08:21:55 PM
oh my bad sorry about that. So hows the game going. Moving forward i hope. no wait wrong way of putting it. I now its moving forward
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: Admiral Gabriel on November 30, 2008, 09:00:46 AM
Sorry about my other post... It really wasn't me. My little brother some how got a hold of my laptop. And started to write crazy stuff in all my bookmarked sites. sorry

Rest assure this will not happen again. He will Die for this
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: Dane Kiet on November 30, 2008, 06:49:23 PM
I hope so, for your sake. The Arbiter is not as forgiving as I am.
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: Slornie on November 30, 2008, 07:30:49 PM
Sorry about my other post... It really wasn't me. My little brother some how got a hold of my laptop. And started to write crazy stuff in all my bookmarked sites. sorry

Rest assure this will not happen again. He will Die for this
Oh god, not another double act :P
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: thomasqw on December 01, 2008, 03:36:48 AM
death to the false poster
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: Admiral Gabriel on December 01, 2008, 06:11:12 PM
dont worry my brother has payed with no more ps3 or computer for entering into my room. It was a good thing my mom wasn't around when i passed judgment. she would have said something like no thats to hard on him. I hate being the older one. Any way wont happen again
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: thomasqw on December 02, 2008, 02:05:36 AM
don't apologize kill maim BURN the witch  :police:

i think ive made my point
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: Pomerancak on December 03, 2008, 11:07:08 AM
Huh, good to know things are going well. Was afraid i will miss something important cuz i had (and still have) quite a busy period of my life, so its good to know i catch it :laugh:
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: Admiral Gabriel on December 03, 2008, 03:10:31 PM
Will there be escorts in space ???    I couldn't find any were the answer to this question. Like lets say A superstar destroyer have a Frigate or Cruiser coming alone with it to a battle.
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: Corey on December 03, 2008, 03:29:10 PM
No, that would be hard to balance financially, cause a lot of collision errors, and would result in battles with way too many units.
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: Admiral Gabriel on December 03, 2008, 09:12:34 PM
 :o  That is a very good point. will you Improve the amount of units that can be played with during a space battle.
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: Slornie on December 04, 2008, 11:48:23 AM
:o  That is a very good point. will you Improve the amount of units that can be played with during a space battle.
Here is what Arbiter said last December (the most recent reference i can find), i dont know if there have been any further decisions from this:
The next one is the popcap. I've mentioned a raised popcap before, but we've never given an exact number. With the 4x larger maps, we needed to have more units to populate them, seeing as in FoC the pop cap seemed way too small even with the smaller maps. On land, the population cap is now 20 for all planets, and in space there is not yet a set number, it fluctuates between 70 and 100, and we will continually be adjusting it to what we feel works best. For lower end machines, we will be releasing a patch with a lower pop cap, probably between 40 and 50.
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: Admiral Gabriel on December 04, 2008, 01:58:04 PM
oh okey thanks. What i like best of FOC is Space battles.
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: thomasqw on December 28, 2008, 10:29:48 PM
hay wasn't there meant to be a Christmas update or release  ??? any way i hope that everything is running smoothly
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: Corey on December 28, 2008, 10:44:46 PM
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hay wasn't there meant to be a Christmas update or release

I don't believe we said that, and if we did we had a change of plans. We are preparing for an update right now though, and if things go as planned, it will be on New Year's Eve.
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: thomasqw on December 29, 2008, 09:44:35 PM
great to hear mate good to know. 1 question what will the empires special forces be nova troopers,commandos,ect ect or wont they have any...
Title: Re: Coming Soon
Post by: Corey on January 02, 2009, 03:19:04 AM
Sorry guys, there's been a few delays with the update, it should be up sometime tomorrow.