i'm not a modeller, but i believe i've seen that model before. if i could splice the models together and give it a more detailed bridge would you guys want/use that?
That's not what I meant; we made our Sovereign model, but we didn't design the ship. If we wanted the Sovereign to have that kind of bridge, we could do it ourselves, but the Sovereign didn't have that bridge style. Adding more detail on the bridge means more polies, which is a bad idea on this game engine.
Gonna address the lore stuff first:
have you guys considered actually adding in a new order faction? since canon is shot at this point anyway it'd just be a different flavour of empire.
yes, but why can't you include the faction as a 'nod' like thrawn is in disney's star wars: rebels? thrawn is still legends, but he's also in disney canon to some extent, like bane is .
SW7 actually still makes some sense in legends canon if you ignore jaina never existing amongst other things. pentastar can pretty much even sue for peace in this mod, as well - which is what parts of the empire did in disney canon. even luke's jedi order went to shit at the end of jedi search, which is where kylo's character came from. the new order is just another warlord faction previously unmentioned. the truth is that disney and JJ more specifically are too inept to take into account developed canon. hence kelvin and jar jar timeline
If by canon being shot you mean the Expanded Universe, it's not shot, it's just finished. Plenty of series never get the same level of development as the EU got, and them not expanding it more doesn't mean what was there isn't there anymore. The fact that the Stargate universe hasn't received any new content for a long time and any attempts to expand it have been shelved doesn't make what's there any less valid.
Fitting the new Disney canon into the EU would require huge retconning. None of it matches at all. Even just taking Ep 7 and ignoring the new books, Rebels, etc, you're completely ignoring the EU character arcs of Luke, Han, Leia, Jacen, Jaina, Ben, Mara and Chewie. Chewie's busy being dead at that point in the EU, Han's definitely not being dead, Leia's not approaching being dead like she probably is for episode IX, Luke hadn't spent the entire end of the Galactic Civil War and Vong War in exile. Not to mention every other character. Jedi Order setup is completely different, New Republic and Empire's development are completely different.
Now, for the First Order as just a gameplay thing:
have you guys considered actually adding in a new order faction? since canon is shot at this point anyway it'd just be a different flavour of empire. they'd probably be the high-tech "bleeding edge" empire, with lower ship counts but bigger superweapons and ships, and more khyber weapons - but since it's bleeding edge tech it all costs a lot more than the other factions, leading to a very slow start. - basically the opposite of pentastar
I've bolded thekey part here; the First Order doesn't bring anything new to the table other than some people might see "First Order" and think "ermagerd kewl" for no other reason than it's the First Order, and that's not a sufficient reason for us to make it. There's plenty of stuff we could expand on within Legends canon that gives us more options for different gameplay styles and units than a third Imperial faction does. The only new stuff we could do with the First Order is the Resurgent class, a new shuttle, and a TIE Fighter. The new canon simply isn't developed enough, and their playstyle would be basically just the Empire. Why go for that when there's things like the Vong, Ssi-Ruuvi, or Hapans that we have the opportunity to explore further?
republic would be nice in this mod, even if it makes basicly no sense - since the venator is constantly referred to as a cruiser.
The Republic and CIS wouldn't fit in with the other factions. Their best ships are the cruisers of other factions (or their weakest capital ships as far as combat goes, in the case of the Lucrehulk). They'd be at such a disadvantage the only way to balance them would be allowing them to just build tonnes more ships, which would cause hoprrible lag. If the CIS and Republic were to be in the mod, they'd be far better off standalone as a separate Clone Wars mod, for both balance and resource purposes, but we have no plans of taking on another huge project like that at this point.