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Offline mr.WHO

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Personally I think that this is much better than Homesick and quite better than Synx.
Those last mission, I can feel that world is turning mad/hell.
Mastepiece.

BTW those silent civilans an pirates scared me as **** :D and give me an idea for a campaign:
for few weeks many ships has been reported mission, many of them was found empty like ghost ships. then after few mission Hell let loose. Many civilian ships begin attack each other and GTVA warships, GTVA ships begin turn on each other. GTVA desperatly try to contain the area but with every day the are begin to be overunned. after few science missions it sure that it's cause by desease. GTVA must contain the infested area and track down the source of that virus.
Basicaly a "Resident Evil in space"
First stage would be very interesting
( I always loved "before stage" in catastrophical movies like "Day after tomorrow" "independence day") because you would be slowly discovering "what the hell is going on"..but it'd require a skilled FREDer and storywriter to create an interesting campaign.

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You planning on doing anything else like that?
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We'll see...


I'm looking forward to it.

Edit: I just finished whole campaign and I must scream one thing FANTASTIC!!!, it have better story than many multimilion hollywood,  that final battle was amazing (plus amazing effects after final duel).
Now you're my second (after Blaise Russel) favorite Campaign maker. I hope that it isn't your last project.
productions.
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Finished it. That last mission is a complete ***** but I finally beat it. Very good work. I'm hugely impressed :)

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Great music too. Great use of the SCP features too. First time I saw the fade-in effect I knew I found the first mission in a long time which I'd have to open up in FRED to see how something was done!. I suspected the cutscene SEXPs though :)

Loved the music from the last level too
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Forgot to mention, the slow-mo part was even better cause i was pitching up as i was shooting the Transcendant. Added a lot more drama to it. :D
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Offline mr.WHO

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I thought about "why I like this campaign more than homesick and Synx" and among few arguments like overall story is better, FREDing is good ect. I found weard (even to myself) thing:
Spoiler:
God I love happy ending


Offtopic: I never fully understand the ending of Synx, I mean
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when shivans toasting everyone and the word "We doomed the alliance" at the end. I mean this is a rewritten story of FS2 or they went to another universe where they let shivans in the GTVA space


 could anyone make it clear for me?

 

Offline Ransom

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Originally posted by mr.WHO
Offtopic: I never fully understand the ending of Synx, I mean
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when shivans toasting everyone and the word "We doomed the alliance" at the end. I mean this is a rewritten story of FS2 or they went to another universe where they let shivans in the GTVA space
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Sync was only the first part, the explanations will come in the later parts.

 

Offline TrashMan

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Now that I finished it, here's my "rewiew".. actually commnets

Spoiler:

First, I must say you are very talented. Excellent use of FREDing skills and some very neat tricks. One of the better campaigns I came across....but not that good. Why you ask?

1. Well despite being only 4 fighters you magicly seem to rearm and repair during a 30 sec subspace jump? That kinda kills immerion for me immediately.

2. A lot of the missions are iriataingly the same - fight off wings of perseus/herc for a few minutes, jump. Or run to the node while dodging fighters, then jump.
It wouldn't be that bad if there weren't a dozen of such missions practicly in a row.

Now for the subjective critics. Teh stroy, while intruiging in the begining becomes totaly lame (in my oppinion) near the end.
now I usualyl hate psy powers and demi-god stuffm but this is not exactly why.
You see..the Transcendant makes little to no sense.

He was a human experimented on, then he left out world and gained some uber Q-like powers. He can make ships dissapear in front of you, make them blow up, change reality and apparently he can allso comsume others (like your wingman suddenly turning zombie and attacking you).
what makes little sense is - if he's so powerfull why didn't he stop you. Or simply made you dissaper or turn you into a zombie. That's right - you have charachter shields.
You might se - he didn' coause he wanted you to end his suffering (kill him). Well, if he wants to die can't he kill himself? Why does he make it so hard for you to kill him if he wants to die?
You see, too many plot holes for my liking.

I think it would have turned better if it had simply something to do with ghosts of the dead or soething, rather than a uber-human-with-god-like-powers destroying the UNIVERSE.
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Offline Kie99

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Originally posted by Cobra
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Forgot to mention, the slow-mo part was even better cause i was pitching up as i was shooting the Transcendant. Added a lot more drama to it. :D
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That was the point of the scene :p.
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oh shut it. :p that's my opinion, and that's why Ransom is a genious. :p
To consider the Earth as the only populated world in infinite space is as absurd as to assert that in an entire field of millet, only one grain will grow. - Metrodorus of Chios
I wept. Mysterious forces beyond my ken had reached into my beautiful mission and energized its pilots with inhuman bomb-firing abilities. I could only imagine the GTVA warriors giving a mighty KIAAIIIIIII shout as they worked their triggers, their biceps bulging with sinew after years of Ivan Drago-esque steroid therapy and weight training. - General Battuta

 

Offline WMCoolmon

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1) I accepted that as being necessary to the campaign...otherwise you'd be caught a dozen missions later, only to find that your 5% hull strength made it impossible to go any further.

2) That's true. It would've been nice to see some variety, although that whole thing added to the effect of being chased. Maybe some of the times where a few jumps were skipped could be made into some less tense story-building missions.

3) I looked at that as, the Transcendant trusted you because it was able to actually communicate with you. And because maybe it couldn't really kill itself or even control itself...when Omega 1 mentioned that the Transcendant was reliving its 'last memories', I figured that it was experimented on during the later stages of the Terran-Vasudan war, and was slowly and unconsciously reforming the universe into its memories of that.

Try and put yourself in its shoes for a moment. If someone goes at you with a knife or gun, you're going to try to defend yourself; it's basic human instinct. You might not be able to stop yourself from doing certain things to defend yourself.
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Offline NGTM-1R

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I thought the Transcendant was Alpha 1 from Sync, actually.
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Offline Kie99

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Originally posted by Ransom Arceihn

Sync was only the first part, the explanations will come in the later parts.


Parts. Parts is a plural. w00t!

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I really liked it when the flashes came up, and there was the Deimos, Custodian, Farae et al.
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Offline phreak

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gah! i keep closing my eyes and see that damned pegasus staring at me!1
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Offline TrashMan

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Originally posted by WMCoolmon
Spoiler:
1) I accepted that as being necessary to the campaign...otherwise you'd be caught a dozen missions later, only to find that your 5% hull strength made it impossible to go any further.

3) I looked at that as, the Transcendant trusted you because it was able to actually communicate with you. And because maybe it couldn't really kill itself or even control itself...when Omega 1 mentioned that the Transcendant was reliving its 'last memories', I figured that it was experimented on during the later stages of the Terran-Vasudan war, and was slowly and unconsciously reforming the universe into its memories of that.

Try and put yourself in its shoes for a moment. If someone goes at you with a knife or gun, you're going to try to defend yourself; it's basic human instinct. You might not be able to stop yourself from doing certain things to defend yourself.
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Spoiler:

1. Yeah, i know.. Still you could have assigned the team a support ship (with hull-repair enabled) or at least implement something every few mission that explains why they are stocked and repaired again.

3. Possibly. Alltough I still don't like that part of the story. It's too murky.
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Offline Ransom

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Originally posted by TrashMan
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3. Possibly. Alltough I still don't like that part of the story. It's too murky.
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Mm. That was actually something I had in mind while making it. I wanted to encourage the player to think about what was going on and come to their own conclusions, rather than having the plot neatly laid out for them. I find it very interesting reading people's theories on the Transcendant's origins, in fact I'd really like to hear from more people on the matter.
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Offline AqueousShadow

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Great music too.


MUSIC?!!??!?! Gah...it's all been killed...how did you get music? Isn't there a problem with the vp or somethin' somethin'. I only ever get music in the briefing/debriefings. :(

 

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Ransom Arceihn, this is an exceptional piece of work you got there. I spent six hours last night playing this little masterpiece and I just could not stop until I reached the end. Great story and superb use of SCP effects. I did not experience any bugs whatsoever. The ending is out of this world and to watch it once more I would not mind replaying the entire lot. For me, this campaign stands out, at the same level with Homesick and Derelict.

You sir, are talented. My warmest congratulations for one of the best space thrillers I've ever seen.


Totally agreed:nod:

And I made sure to play it in the dark!:D

and I only stopped playing twice for bathroom brakes played the whole thing through non-stop I couldn't resist it.

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The nebula was great! It looked like something straight out of hell, and I love this Twilight zoneish ending.


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Originally posted by Ransom Arceihn

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Mm. That was actually something I had in mind while making it. I wanted to encourage the player to think about what was going on and come to their own conclusions, rather than having the plot neatly laid out for them. I find it very interesting reading people's theories on the Transcendant's origins, in fact I'd really like to hear from more people on the matter.
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I suggest starting another thread if you want to
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Offline Fenrir

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It's a problem with the mv_music.vp. Just get rid of it and things should work out fine.

 

Offline Kosh

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Originally posted by Ransom Arceihn

Sync was only the first part, the explanations will come in the later parts.



So there will be more? Sweet.



I do have a couple of minor gripes about it that I forgot to mention.


Spoiler:

1.) I was kind of disappointed that we never found out why "End" ended up the way it was, and also the complete story behind the 103rd.

2.) How the hell did Omega wing know so much about the Transcendent?
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Wow. That was quite a thrill. I didn't know Freespace could be creepy!

The only thing I didn't like at all was being stuck in a Hurc II. with friggin' Prometheus R's! Sure, one or the other would be alright, but there were many times I wished I could swap with Omni 3's Perseus... or at least trade the R for another subach. Other than that, I loved it.

 

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uh-oh, no End Planet.

To consider the Earth as the only populated world in infinite space is as absurd as to assert that in an entire field of millet, only one grain will grow. - Metrodorus of Chios
I wept. Mysterious forces beyond my ken had reached into my beautiful mission and energized its pilots with inhuman bomb-firing abilities. I could only imagine the GTVA warriors giving a mighty KIAAIIIIIII shout as they worked their triggers, their biceps bulging with sinew after years of Ivan Drago-esque steroid therapy and weight training. - General Battuta