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Offline Galemp

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Re: Battuta's Guide to Finding Your First (Or Next!) Campaign
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I'm a grognard here--I've been working on one of those megaprojects, Scroll of Atankharzim, since 2003--but it was still fascinating to read the history of HLP and the evolution of the community. Would the General be so kind as to finish the essay? I'd love to read it!

A sidebar or another essay on the history of the MediaVPs would be very welcome as well, from the very first experiments with glowmaps to the modern era. I've missed quite a lot in terms of mission innovation, I'm sure there's some model techniques that I've missed too.
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Offline Nyctaeus

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Re: Battuta's Guide to Finding Your First (Or Next!) Campaign
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I think it's time for some update and the reason is simple: this thread is cool :D
I lack so many mods here, for example Cerberus: Emergency by Starwolf1991, many FSCRP campaigns including awesome Technological Superiority and Titan Rebellion, Luyten Civil War and many more cool projects. Bunch of campaigns were released in Missions and Campaigns board, but many were forgotten as the new threads are going...

And of course: I lack the one of a few mods that put so much input on tactical gameplay:
I would also suggest to add Shadow Genesis to the list. Definitely worth playing that. Cutting through endless waves of warships while also having i quite nice story.
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Offline General Battuta

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Re: Battuta's Guide to Finding Your First (Or Next!) Campaign
Anyone can write them up.

 

Offline JSRNerdo

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Re: Battuta's Guide to Finding Your First (Or Next!) Campaign
Damn that cliffhanger! I want to play something that feels like a conclusion to the FreeSpace story, even if it's not the one I imagined!

You can't!

*ahem*

The Aftermath, a 55+ mission epic that is, as far as I know, the one and only fully released campaign that provides a full conclusion to the mystery of the Shivans! At 55+ missions, it also may as well be the single largest released mod ever, as well! Absolutely worth a try, if not a full play! Experience the brutality of war as Command casually orders gas tankers to crash into Lucifers, executes Alpha 1 for straying more than 200 meters away from his wing leader, and ends a mission with a debriefing that is, quite literally, and I quote: "THOSE BASTARDS..."
Inferno: It's the I in Inferno / It's the beam spam delight / Risin' up to a shock jump arrivaaaaaal
Between The Ashes: Look just a really cool and neat thing, OK?
The Last Stand: A very episodic capship command mini-campaign
Breakthrough: A pretty standard but not really capship command mission

 

Offline JSRNerdo

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Re: Battuta's Guide to Finding Your First (Or Next!) Campaign
Also it is absolutely criminal to not mention BTA here, I'd write something but Spoon already said it 90 times better than me:

Between the Ashes made by mjn.mixael, is basically what an official Freespace 2 expansion pack could look like. Its a fully voice acted campaign with some incredible mission design and a compelling story, which all takes place in a single star system (with a starmap that you can look at from the main menu, which updates as the campaign progresses). It does an great job of showing you the civilian life side of things, as your GTA battlegroup gets entangled in a fight with a incredibly cunning, Hammer of light admiral. The mission variation in this campaign is just amazing. None of the old boring escort missions that involve fighting off 20 waves of pirate fighters here! Instead you get to hijack some poor sod's fighter by remote hacking and use it to attack the convoy he was hired to protect, to ruin his reputation. In another mission you get to prepare your defenses for an incoming attack by manually placing sentry guns and shields and such. There's just too much in this campaign to just easily sum up.

(note: this endorsement is in no way shape or form related to the badge i appear to have suddenly gained out of thin air  :nervous: )
Inferno: It's the I in Inferno / It's the beam spam delight / Risin' up to a shock jump arrivaaaaaal
Between The Ashes: Look just a really cool and neat thing, OK?
The Last Stand: A very episodic capship command mini-campaign
Breakthrough: A pretty standard but not really capship command mission

 

Offline Admiral-Sabree

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Re: Battuta's Guide to Finding Your First (Or Next!) Campaign
Damn that cliffhanger! I want to play something that feels like a conclusion to the FreeSpace story, even if it's not the one I imagined!

You can't!

*ahem*

The Aftermath, a 55+ mission epic that is, as far as I know, the one and only fully released campaign that provides a full conclusion to the mystery of the Shivans! At 55+ missions, it also may as well be the single largest released mod ever, as well! Absolutely worth a try, if not a full play! Experience the brutality of war as Command casually orders gas tankers to crash into Lucifers, executes Alpha 1 for straying more than 200 meters away from his wing leader, and ends a mission with a debriefing that is, quite literally, and I quote: "THOSE BASTARDS..."

I'm not sure how long the campaign is but Revenge: Final conflict also had a solid conclusion to it. It's old 80+ missions, buggy, I think it was a German mod I'm not sure. It was a good example of creativity with working only FS2 assets.
So it begines...

 

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Re: Battuta's Guide to Finding Your First (Or Next!) Campaign
Also, the campaign "Incursion" (of the FSCRP project "Incursion+Return To Sol") offers a conclusion to the Shivan issue.