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Offline General Battuta

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Re: Battuta's Guide to Finding Your First (Or Next!) Campaign
Updated the history. Very much neglects TCs and humor campaigns, which it shouldn't.

 

Offline Beskargam

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Very much enjoyed reading the history section, it gives a good picture of how the community progressed to those of us who weren't here for it

 

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Re: Battuta's Guide to Finding Your First (Or Next!) Campaign
I'm curious as to how you plan to summarize Flames of War...it stars in FS2 era, but the second part jumps to post-Capella.
That and that many characters from part 1 retire and are not seen in part 2.
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and only now do I see I could have made your grizzled and weary captain in the first mission to be Razor from the first part. Would have been a nice touch. Why didn't I think of this sooner?
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*no longer relevant correction*
« Last Edit: April 26, 2012, 05:34:10 pm by Cyborg17 »

 

Offline General Battuta

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Re: Battuta's Guide to Finding Your First (Or Next!) Campaign
Already fixed before you posted.  ;7

 

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Re: Battuta's Guide to Finding Your First (Or Next!) Campaign
Nice.

 
Re: Battuta's Guide to Finding Your First (Or Next!) Campaign
This is quite informative, especially for me, who first played freespace in 2005 and has only recently become obsessed with SCP. So good job =D.

Question, though: what the heck is a deimos application supposed to be? o.O

 

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Re: Battuta's Guide to Finding Your First (Or Next!) Campaign
Not to put words in Battman's mouth, but I'm guessing that title refers to Homesick, which featured a single wing of fighters journeying with a Deimos-class corvette for pretty much the entire campaign.  As he noted, several subsequent campaigns, including Transcend and Sync, drew inspiration from this and used a similar archetype.

 

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Re: Battuta's Guide to Finding Your First (Or Next!) Campaign
one of the reasons i had for not playing other peoples mods is i kinda didnt didnt want it to interfere with influence my own work. but since ive been surpassed and am not actively modding with the intent to produce anything fancy, i figure now would be a good time to start. it actually might drum up the will necessary to finalize the nukemod ship pack.
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Offline karajorma

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Re: Battuta's Guide to Finding Your First (Or Next!) Campaign
Updated the history. Very much neglects TCs and humor campaigns, which it shouldn't.

Given that TBP would definitely have to be classified as one of the mega projects and it DID deliver, there is a lot missing without mention of them.
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Re: Battuta's Guide to Finding Your First (Or Next!) Campaign
This was a really good read. I feel as though I've got a much better appreciation for the numerous campaigns I've played and how they've set milestones. Seeing how far we've come in such a short time also makes me more optimistic about the future of FS. :yes:

 

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Re: Battuta's Guide to Finding Your First (Or Next!) Campaign
also, I notice a significant lack of Ridiculous and FS3 Search for Bosh in the "I need to relax! Give me something funny." section.
[16:57] <CommanderDJ> What prompted the decision to split WiH into acts?
[16:58] <battuta> it was long, we wanted to release something
[16:58] <battuta> it felt good to have a target to hit
[17:00] <RangerKarl> not sure if talking about strike mission, or jerking off
[17:00] <CommanderDJ> WUT
[17:00] <CommanderDJ> hahahahaha
[17:00] <battuta> hahahaha
[17:00] <RangerKarl> same thing really, if you think about it

 

Offline Darius

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Re: Battuta's Guide to Finding Your First (Or Next!) Campaign
Good post, would read several times over  :yes:

 

Offline Aesaar

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This is a great summary.  I haven't been here long, so it's nice to read on how FS2's campaign scene evolved.  Look forward to seeing what else you have to say.

 
Re: Battuta's Guide to Finding Your First (Or Next!) Campaign
also, I notice a significant lack of Ridiculous and FS3 Search for Bosh in the "I need to relax! Give me something funny." section.

 

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Offline Kolgena

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But the tactical holo concept is so cooool.

Are there any "good" BoE missions out there? (Yeah, I know most BoE's suck in terms of gameplay etc etc) I'm looking for things with more than a couple dozen fighters duking it out, and/or a sizeable number of warships participating. Doesn't have to have good gameplay per se, just lots of explosions and flashiness. I'd say that the last mission in AoA sort of matches what I'm looking for, and I don't want stress test missions with no events like bpmassivebattle.

 

Offline General Battuta

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Nemesis from Inferno R1, Delenda Est from War in Heaven, large swathes of Wings of Dawn.

 

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"The Number of the Beast" from Derelict is a classic example; it used to utterly obliterate my framerate in the dark days of 3.6.8.

 

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Is that the one where you're defending that Iceni knockoff and the three destroyers are absolutely ra- er, devastating some fools off in the distance?
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