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Offline General Battuta

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Re: RELEASE: Vassago's Dirge
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in Growing (Crescendo), the Shivan device powers up a colossal beam and everything fades out to white.
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And members like me disagreed in a rather more cognizant way than Goober.

A mobile beam cannon is exactly what the Ravana is in terms of design. You can hardly blame campaign makers for using it the way it was clearly meant to be used. :P

Not really. Ships can and should be much more than that.

They aren't in real life these days, soooo...  :nervous:

 

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Something I need clarified about the story...

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When does Prelude take place in the story? After the Comm Node beams you, you're floating around in space waiting to be picked up, am I right in thinking that this takes place after you ejected during the prelude? What I can't figure out is when that battle took place, as the Vassago was obviously still around at that point...basically what's the relevence of the 'flashback' to you floating around waiting to picked up?

The story seems to have flown right over my head...even so, this mod is fantastic. It's a mini-epic.
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Re: RELEASE: Vassago's Dirge
It's a good, short campaign.

But hardly the uber-super-extra-speshul thing you make it out to be Batutta.


Good atmosphere, creative use of FREDing..missions are hit-or-miss fun-wise, and the story...I do not like.
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It's a good, short campaign.

But hardly the uber-super-extra-speshul thing you make it out to be Batutta.


Good atmosphere, creative use of FREDing..missions are hit-or-miss fun-wise, and the story...I do not like.

au contraire my dear chap, it IS uber-super-extra-speshul. You never like anything that's not DAKKA DAKKA DAKKA POW UNGH  :p

Something I need clarified about the story...

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When does Prelude take place in the story? After the Comm Node beams you, you're floating around in space waiting to be picked up, am I right in thinking that this takes place after you ejected during the prelude? What I can't figure out is when that battle took place, as the Vassago was obviously still around at that point...basically what's the relevence of the 'flashback' to you floating around waiting to picked up?

The story seems to have flown right over my head...even so, this mod is fantastic. It's a mini-epic.

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The first mission does, in fact, occur first chronologically. There is a flashback to it after said comm node beamage, when an SAR ship finds you, so you are correct in that. That battle took place first, when the Vassago 'awakened' and began its weird activities in Capella.

 

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Re: RELEASE: Vassago's Dirge
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The first mission does, in fact, occur first chronologically. There is a flashback to it after said comm node beamage, when an SAR ship finds you, so you are correct in that. That battle took place first, when the Vassago 'awakened' and began its weird activities in Capella.
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I see, basically I think what's confusing me is whether that mission is a part of the story the pilot's telling the doc. At first I presumed when you got picked up by the SAR, that's when you were taken to see the doctor, but obviously that doesn't work as the Vassago had only just woken up.

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The first mission does, in fact, occur first chronologically. There is a flashback to it after said comm node beamage, when an SAR ship finds you, so you are correct in that. That battle took place first, when the Vassago 'awakened' and began its weird activities in Capella.
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I see, basically I think what's confusing me is whether that mission is a part of the story the pilot's telling the doc. At first I presumed when you got picked up by the SAR, that's when you were taken to see the doctor, but obviously that doesn't work as the Vassago had only just woken up.



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Nope, it's intentionally ambiguous - in point of fact you're taken for treatment/interrogation after the comm node beams you.

 

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Makes sense. Cheers man!
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Completed. :)

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Very intense and very well inspired, IMHO it shows the potential minicampaigns have. Short, but intense.

I liked the FRED tricks, so kudos to Axem for them. I would have changed a few things here and there, but the world is good because it's various and different FREDding styles are always welcome.

 

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It's a good, short campaign.
But hardly the uber-super-extra-speshul thing you make it out to be Batutta.
Good atmosphere, creative use of FREDing..missions are hit-or-miss fun-wise, and the story...I do not like.
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I liked the FRED tricks, so kudos to Axem for them. I would have changed a few things here and there, but the world is good because it's various and different FREDding styles are always welcome.
Big spoiler there
wait...
Why are you putting that in spoiler tags?
So eh, what things would you have done differently?
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[02:42] <@Axem> spoon somethings wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> critically wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> im happy with these missions now
[02:44] <@Axem> well
[02:44] <@Axem> with 2 of them

 

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(Mini) Reviews are pretty much like spoilers: people may or may not wish to read them. :)

Well, I would have handled the most chaotic scenarios in a different way (read one of my previous posts) and ventured into nitpicking.

 

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ventured into nitpicking

What the **** does this mean? You keep saying it and I think you must mean something totally different from what it actually means,

 

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FRED nitpicking, usually related to timings, escort lists, wing orders, etc.etc.

Basically the minor things people hardly notice.

 

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Oh. I thought you meant you would've had the campaign get involved in nitpicking.

Well those kinds of things are really valuable to notice during testing. You should be a campaign tester!

 

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You should be a campaign tester!

I am, and even volunteered to test Vassago's Dirge before the release. :)

 

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Re: RELEASE: Vassago's Dirge
Mobius: Well when you had asked, beta testing was pretty much over. I was pretty much waiting for RC4 to get pushed out the door.

Trashman: While I'll admit that the story is, at the core, rather basic and not as grand or large scale as other campaigns might be, were there specific problems you saw? Was it just...
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"Oh look the NTF is messing around with ETAK again. And Shivans aren't doing anything other than blowing up stuff."

 
Re: RELEASE: Vassago's Dirge
Well, I may be an old fogey (I was wondering, is anyone else here over 50?), but I liked it a whole lot. Especially the music and, as been noted, the timing of the music with the events. There were moments, as was pointed out, where I just sat back and said Wow. Bravo!

I don't have much time for gaming - RL is very demanding - so while WiH seems a bit intimidating, this was just right. And here's a plug for more campaigns with classical music.

Congratulations and thanks, Axem.

 

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In the chaos that resulted from other comments, I forgot to ask this:

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In the last mission, there were 1-2 cargo containers near the fighterbay of that Orion. Does it have anything to do with spoons?

 

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In the chaos that resulted from other comments, I forgot to ask this:

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In the last mission, there were 1-2 cargo containers near the fighterbay of that Orion. Does it have anything to do with spoons?

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one of the containers has a spoon in it.
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How do I know if I got one?

 

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Re: RELEASE: Vassago's Dirge
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If you scan it and see cargo "A Spoon", you got it. If you play through the whole campaign and find at least one, the final final debrief will make a quick mention of it. Clicking on recommendations will show you how many you've found in that playthrough.