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Offline herkie423

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Re: [WIP] The Aftermath II: The Blue Guardian
A new update for the Reboot is released. Check the Release OP.

 
Re: [WIP] The Aftermath II: The Blue Guardian
There are a whole bunch of Ancient destroyers out there that you can probably easily retexture green to make them look Romulan.
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Offline herkie423

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Hmm... That's a good idea. I didn't thought about it. Maybe I will use one of those Ancient ships. Transformed it and add more turrets then re-texture it. Thanks JSR.

By the way, I am "dissecting" the BTA missions to learn some techniques in mission designs. There's a lot of good stuff in there. I practically merorized every SEXP and know what its for but I don't how to apply some of them in a design. I tend to use the simpler approach.

  

Offline CT27

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For what it's worth, I'm working on writing the plot of the first mission of Act 3 now and am awaiting approval for the script from Herkie.

 

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I'm sorry there hasn't been an update recently, I hope Herkie is okay.


Anyways, just for fun, here's a list of the conflicts that have occurred in "The Aftermath:  Reboot" universe up to Aftermath II (basically this universe's canon):

The Terran-Vasudan War (FS1)
The Great War (FS1)
Operation Templar
Hades Rebellion (ST/ST:R)
Deneb counterinsurgency campaign (Shrouding The Light)
NTF Rebellion (FS2)
Second Incursion (FS2)
Unified Pirate Coalition War (The Aftermath:  Reboot)
Third Shivan War (The Aftermath:  Reboot)

 

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Re: [WIP] The Aftermath II: The Blue Guardian
[6:23 PM] PIe: why do I have the feeling that I shouldn't be able to give orders to 22nd armored hq
[6:24 PM] Axem: 22nd armored hq, i order you to get me a cup of coffee
[6:24 PM] PIe: and donuts
[6:24 PM] PIe: BECAUSE THIS IS THE GTVA POLICE
[6:25 PM] Axem: :O
[6:25 PM] Axem: am i under arrest
[6:26 PM] [`_`]/: no, just please step out of the myrmidon
[6:26 PM] [`_`]/: you have so much to fred for

 

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Re: [WIP] The Aftermath II: The Blue Guardian
Thank you for that, but I'm not sure if this will get made now.  I guess I'm kind of defacto 2nd in command of this project but Herkie (project leader) was going to do all the designing/etc (I was plot writer for this).  We were working at a good rate and had about half the storyline wrote out...if we kept working at that pace it's likely this could have been out a couple months ago. 

Herkie hasn't posted here in almost a year unfortunately.  Last I heard he was involved in some dangerous military work in the Philippines (I had permission to post that general statement) so I hope he's okay and it's just that he's too busy with work to post right now and that he'll come back eventually.

 

Offline 5thAce

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Re: [WIP] The Aftermath II: The Blue Guardian
Thank you for that, but I'm not sure if this will get made now.  I guess I'm kind of defacto 2nd in command of this project but Herkie (project leader) was going to do all the designing/etc (I was plot writer for this).  We were working at a good rate and had about half the storyline wrote out...if we kept working at that pace it's likely this could have been out a couple months ago. 

Herkie hasn't posted here in almost a year unfortunately.  Last I heard he was involved in some dangerous military work in the Philippines (I had permission to post that general statement) so I hope he's okay and it's just that he's too busy with work to post right now and that he'll come back eventually.

As this may never get made, are you allowed to give a few tidbits of information? Like what the story for this campaign could have been about, possible locations and star systems, are the shivans still the enemy? Stuff like that if you can.

 
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 :wtf: bad taste much?

I for one would much rather hope for the best and wait for Herkie’s triumphant return whenever his tour is over. It’s a bit early yet to be asking about his stereo, right?
"Any idiot can face a crisis; it is this day to day living that wears you out." – Anton Chekhov

 

Offline Nightmare

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1 year might be a long time, but BengalTiger (TotT) and Raven (BWO) haven't been around for longer and they still intend to finish their projects.

 

Offline CT27

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Re: [WIP] The Aftermath II: The Blue Guardian
In the past Herkie has managed to post even when he was in the hospital or field so I'm hoping it's just he decided to wait until he can fully come back.


How about this as kind of a compromise between waiting for Herkie to come back and revealing some details for interested parties:  If Herkie hasn't posted by the new year, I could post a partial Order Of Battle for the new 7th Battlegroup (that the player character will fly in in the campaign)?

It wouldn't be actually that huge of a spoiler because we were planning to have this be the very first mission of the campaign anyways.  Do you remember mission 3-0 from The Aftermath:  Reboot (where Richter met the ships of the 7th BG and could see who the COs  of the ships were)?  This will basically be an identical version of that except this has new ships and new COs commanding said ships.  It will also reveal some of the characters in this new campaign.


 

Offline CT27

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Do you think this little bit would be okay or should I say nothing and wait?

 

Offline Nightmare

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Did you contact any other staff members, atleast those still around? I've asked for the story of some projects myself (TotT and MG), but those were (at that point) considered dead for several years, yet Karajorma didn't gave me MGs plot as he still intends to finish it one day, although it appears to me like that would be MANY years off. It's a hobby thing after all.

On the other hand, if you say it wouldn't be a big spoiler anyway, you could post at some point it to keep people interested. Although the campaign is rather recent, this board has seen only 20 posts or so this year so far.

 

Offline CT27

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Re: [WIP] The Aftermath II: The Blue Guardian
Herkie hasn't been around in a year and I guess I'm technically the only other staff member.  I'd like to post a little something to keep people possibly interested...so that the board doesn't go years without a post.


I'll contact Cyborg17 and see what he has to say.  He's not an 'official' team member of The Aftermath II:  The Blue Guardian, but he was a huge part of The Aftermath:  Reboot.  If it wasn't for him, the original The Aftermath wouldn't have got made into a playable state and Herkie might not have thought there was enough interest to do Reboot and The Blue Guardian. 


 

Offline herkie423

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I AM BACK... from the dead so to speak.

What can I say? I was waylaid for 6 months. And it had nothing to do my military work. I was, my doctor told me, in a state of severe depression and I had to undergo a regular therapy. It took me months to get to a normal cycle and all I ever did was FB. I am fortunate my brother took care of things. But I getting my life back.

As of the status of the project, everything is set. The assets, which is mostly from the Reboot. The storyline is set until the ending. CT has the credit for the first half of the plot, although he does not know the second half, he dosen't want to, he wants to be surprise I guess. The only thing to do now is mission design. I would appreciate some input from you, guys. I got to have something new other than scanning, escorting and blowing things up.

It's been a while since I have done some Fredding but it's like riding a bike and I still have my work files.

I am resuming the work on my project. So my estimate for completion will be at least 3 months or less. But it will take longer if I have to update for the latest version.

 
Re: [WIP] The Aftermath II: The Blue Guardian
 :D WELCOME BACK DUDE!!  :D
Very glad to hear you are alive and well!

My sympathies with regard to depression. I can personally attest to how brutal that can be. I am glad you got help!
"Any idiot can face a crisis; it is this day to day living that wears you out." – Anton Chekhov

 

Offline CT27

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Re: [WIP] The Aftermath II: The Blue Guardian
Welcome back!  Sorry to hear about your depression, but at least it sounds like things are getting better.


If you ever need help with parts of writing in the second half, I'd be willing to help.  True, I wanted there to be a degree of surprise, but that was for the ending; so if you need help on anything before the last few missions or so I can help there.

 

Offline PVD_Hope

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Re: [WIP] The Aftermath II: The Blue Guardian
I AM BACK... from the dead so to speak.

What can I say? I was waylaid for 6 months. And it had nothing to do my military work. I was, my doctor told me, in a state of severe depression and I had to undergo a regular therapy. It took me months to get to a normal cycle and all I ever did was FB. I am fortunate my brother took care of things. But I getting my life back.

As of the status of the project, everything is set. The assets, which is mostly from the Reboot. The storyline is set until the ending. CT has the credit for the first half of the plot, although he does not know the second half, he dosen't want to, he wants to be surprise I guess. The only thing to do now is mission design. I would appreciate some input from you, guys. I got to have something new other than scanning, escorting and blowing things up.

It's been a while since I have done some Fredding but it's like riding a bike and I still have my work files.

I am resuming the work on my project. So my estimate for completion will be at least 3 months or less. But it will take longer if I have to update for the latest version.

Hey depression can be real terrible, so praying for that. Glad to hear you have some strength back.  :)
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Re: [WIP] The Aftermath II: The Blue Guardian
Welcome back Herkie! I'm sorry to hear about your depression but I am glad you are back and getting over it.

If you want suggestions for future missions outside of the norm, how about command missions where you can make tactical decisions that influence the outcome of the battle? Such as maybe a capship or even fleet command mission.
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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?
Dimesional Eclipse: High speed anime action fun gone horribly right
The Last Stand: A very episodic capship command mini-campaign
Breakthrough: A pretty standard but not really capship command mission

 
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 :yes:
I feel relieved to see you back around here. Seems like you've been through a lot. I wish you only the best :P
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