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[WIP/Teaser] Vega must burn (formerly "Secret April Project")
Updated 4/21/2019

Vega must burn will put you aboard the PVD Hope, of Freepsace 1 and Silent Threat: Reborn-fame. The Hope has been tasked to prepare Vega for the upcoming muster of several PVN battlegroups. However what planners back on Vasuda Prime envisioned as a pause to resupply and reorganize several, previously seperated battlegroups befor further fighting along Antares-Vega-Deneb-Line, will soon be know as one of blodiest defeats the Parliamentary Vasudan Navy has ever known.

But Vega must burn is not just about that. As the Hammer of Light strikes, you will have a choice:
- Do you stand with PVD Hope to deny the Hammer of Light complete victory?
- Will you make sure the PVC Adamant delivers the news of the ambush to the GTA fleet in Antares?
- Or is your alliegance already with the Hammer of Light?

Vega must burn will have three distinct endings depending on your choices and performance. The end to this battle might be written, but your part in it is not.


ps. I know there is another campaign in development that might want to tackle this episode, Vasudan Imperium. I honestly thought that project was dead, but it has recently resurfaced. I don't want to the discourage the people behind that project. More perspectives are always a good thing!
If you have time check out their work :yes:




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Last Updated: 4/4/2020

- Mission 1:
- - Mission critical mechanics, finished
- - Mission structure, finished
- - Mission balancing, in progress
- - Mission optional mechanics, finished
- - Briefing/Debriefing, almost there
- - Dialogue, almost there

- Mission 2:
- - Mission critical mechanics, finished
- - Mission structure, finished
- - Mission balancing, in progress
- - Briefing/Debriefing, almost there
- - Dialogue, almost there

- Mission 3:
- - Mission critical mechanics, in progress
- - Mission structure, in progress
- - Mission balancing, TBD
- - Briefing/Debriefing, almost there
- - Dialogue, almost there

- Mission 4, Scenario A:
- - Trigger for this campaign branch, TBD
- - Mission critical mechanics, in progress
- - Mission structure, almost there
- - Mission balancing, TBD
- - Briefing/Debriefing, almost there
- - Dialogue, almost there

- Mission 4, Scenario B:
- - Trigger for this campaign branch, TBD
- - Mission critical mechanics, TBD
- - Mission structure, almost there
- - Mission balancing, TBD
- - Briefing/Debriefing, almost there
- - Dialogue, almost there

- Mission 5a:
- - Trigger for this campaign branch, TBD
- - Mission critical mechanics, finished
- - Mission structure, finished
- - Mission balancing, finished
- - Briefing/Debriefing, almost there
- - Dialogue, almost there

- Mission 5b:
- - Trigger for this campaign branch, TBD
- - Mission critical mechanics, TBD
- - Mission structure, TBD
- - Mission balancing, TBD
- - Briefing/Debriefing, almost there
- - Dialogue, almost there

- Mission 5c:
- - Trigger for this campaign branch, TBD
- - Mission critical mechanics, finished
- - Mission structure, almost there
- - Mission balancing, TBD
- - Mission optional mechanics, finished
- - Briefing/Debriefing, almost there
- - Dialogue, almost there

- Credits/Epilogue in-game cutscene - TBD

- Mission relevant scripts - DONE (thanks to Axem)
- Mission relevant assets - DONE (thanks to Nyctaeus)

- Custom HUD gauges - almost there

- Keh'Estian Auxiliary skins for the Anubis and the Ramses/Bastet - DONE
- Hammer of Light skins for the Anubis and the Horus - DONE
- HOL/PVN/VI/GTA/GTI "Receiving Audio" comm-animations - DONE
- Debbugging all assets - almost there

- New weapons - in progress
- "Seeker's Codebook" - in progress
- additional fluff - TBD


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Since about a week I've been teasing people about something new. Let's consolidate it all today:



Teaser 1 - 4/2/19


Hmm, is that Vasudan? More The Lost Generation inbound?

Hmm, is that Vasudan?

Yes.

More The Lost Generation inbound?

No.

[*cut for time*]

So for the fun of it I tried translating it (using Walking on Ashes as reference), here's what I got.

Spoiler:
  E G A          I S           N I
_ _ _ _       _ _ _ _        _ _ _ _
I'm guessing VEGA MIST ____
That doesn't sound good  :nervous:

That doesn't sound good  :nervous:

7/12 correct

Yay. Many questions, really looking forward to see where this goes :)

Also if I may a second try, but I went back to the first teaser and came out with this.

Spoiler:
V E G A     M U S T    B U R N
_ _ _ _      _ _ _ _     _ _ _ _

12/12 correct



Teaser 2 - 4/7/19


Sorry for the plethora of colours  :nervous:
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1st Line: 9/9 correct
2nd Line: 10/10 correct
3rd Line: 18/18 correct
4th Line: 6/6 correct



First WIP-Screenshots for public consumption - 4/9/2019


Edit: Just clarify, those hostiles on the radar are not Terrans.


I know that's not the most up-to-date Leviathan-model.



April 2019 Screenshot Contest Submission 1&2 - 4/11/2019

Submission 1:

The GTC Newfoundland in the Vega-System (from Vega must burn) - The Fenris/Leviathan was the first captial ship players encountered (chronologically) and remains a popular staple.

Submission 2:

A Shivan strike wing (from Vega must burn). Some Shivan designs never go out of style :)



So, who wants to take a guess at what I am cooking up?



10 of 21 in 22

I don't want to "mystery box" this too much, but just solving this riddle is would be just wrong.
So here is a clue to help you solve:

"It keeps the company of a Hanged Man, a pair of Lovers and the Devil."

10 of 21 is the Wheel of Fortune I believe but i cant work out what the in 22 means

I am the judge so I am going to count that - because that's the answer I've been looking for.

Full explaination:
The Major Arcana of Tarot are 22 cards; however "The Fool" has either the number 0 or, in some decks, no number, which makes the higest numbered card "The World" with 21. The tenth card of the Major Arcana is indeed "The Wheel of Fortune".


The italian name for the "The Wheel Fortune"-card is "La Ruota della Fortuna", which is also the name of a mission in the Freespace 1 campaign, sm2-03a.

« Last Edit: April 10, 2020, 05:18:51 am by 0rph3u5 »
"When you work with water, you have to know and respect it. When you labour to subdue it, you have to understand that one day it may rise up and turn all your labours into nothing. For what is water, which seeks to make all things level, which has no taste or colour of its own, but a liquid form of Nothing?" - Graham Swift, Waterland

==================

"I am Curiosity, and I've always wondered what would become of you, here at the end of the world." - The Guide/The Curious Other, Othercide

"As you sought to steal a kingdom for yourself, so must you do again, a thousand times over. For a theft, a true theft, must be practiced to be earned." - The terms of Nyrissa's curse, Pathfinder: Kingmaker

"...because they are not Dragons."

 

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Re: [WIP/Teaser] "Secret April Project"
Ohhhh, more goodies. :D
Spoiler:
Well, seems to be Great War era or shortly after with the weapons/PVN designation. As for that last photo, maybe a Levi using an Aten as cover to sneak around the medical ship?

Non Terran hostiles? I'm gonna go with maybe an HoL hijacking of that med ship.

I'll attempt a translate of the new text when I get the opportunity. :yes:

 

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Re: [WIP/Teaser] "Secret April Project"
https://imgur.com/XdqF0dQ

Tried to fit the image itself into the spoiler brackets, but I don't think it works. So have this link.

 
Re: [WIP/Teaser] "Secret April Project"
You can use
Code: [Select]
[hidden] for that kind of stuff.

 

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Re: [WIP/Teaser] "Secret April Project"
https://imgur.com/XdqF0dQ

1st Line: 3/9 correct
2nd Line: 3/10 correct
3rd Line: 10/18 correct
4th Line: 3/6 correct

You copied a mistake from Colt before - he you got the "V" right by an educated guess but was were wrong on one other letter.

EDIT: my mistake of not reckonizing that it was you both times.  :banghead:
« Last Edit: April 09, 2019, 08:02:41 pm by 0rph3u5 »
"When you work with water, you have to know and respect it. When you labour to subdue it, you have to understand that one day it may rise up and turn all your labours into nothing. For what is water, which seeks to make all things level, which has no taste or colour of its own, but a liquid form of Nothing?" - Graham Swift, Waterland

==================

"I am Curiosity, and I've always wondered what would become of you, here at the end of the world." - The Guide/The Curious Other, Othercide

"As you sought to steal a kingdom for yourself, so must you do again, a thousand times over. For a theft, a true theft, must be practiced to be earned." - The terms of Nyrissa's curse, Pathfinder: Kingmaker

"...because they are not Dragons."

 

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Re: [WIP/Teaser] "Secret April Project"
So for the fun of it I tried translating it (using Walking on Ashes as reference),

I just noticed there are signifcant spelling mistakes on the Vasudan Text on the Walking on Ashes-banner in Knossos.  :banghead: Since I created the problem a hint:

A when it comes to 4 letters in "walking" and "on" I hit the key that's not right next to it on a german keyboard and created gibberish words.
« Last Edit: April 09, 2019, 07:11:45 pm by 0rph3u5 »
"When you work with water, you have to know and respect it. When you labour to subdue it, you have to understand that one day it may rise up and turn all your labours into nothing. For what is water, which seeks to make all things level, which has no taste or colour of its own, but a liquid form of Nothing?" - Graham Swift, Waterland

==================

"I am Curiosity, and I've always wondered what would become of you, here at the end of the world." - The Guide/The Curious Other, Othercide

"As you sought to steal a kingdom for yourself, so must you do again, a thousand times over. For a theft, a true theft, must be practiced to be earned." - The terms of Nyrissa's curse, Pathfinder: Kingmaker

"...because they are not Dragons."

 

Offline Colt

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Re: [WIP/Teaser] "Secret April Project"
I'm having way too much fun. So after a little trial and error, I think I decoded the whole thing. Also thank you Nightmare!  :)

Sorry for the plethora of colours  :nervous:
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Re: [WIP/Teaser] "Secret April Project"
Sorry for the plethora of colours  :nervous:
Hidden Text: Show


1st Line: 9/9 correct
2nd Line: 10/10 correct
3rd Line: 18/18 correct
4th Line: 6/6 correct

First post updated.

That's Teaser 2 solved - But what does it mean?
« Last Edit: April 09, 2019, 08:04:53 pm by 0rph3u5 »
"When you work with water, you have to know and respect it. When you labour to subdue it, you have to understand that one day it may rise up and turn all your labours into nothing. For what is water, which seeks to make all things level, which has no taste or colour of its own, but a liquid form of Nothing?" - Graham Swift, Waterland

==================

"I am Curiosity, and I've always wondered what would become of you, here at the end of the world." - The Guide/The Curious Other, Othercide

"As you sought to steal a kingdom for yourself, so must you do again, a thousand times over. For a theft, a true theft, must be practiced to be earned." - The terms of Nyrissa's curse, Pathfinder: Kingmaker

"...because they are not Dragons."

 
Re: [WIP/Teaser] "Secret April Project"
So, who wants to take a guess at what I am cooking up?

*Tastes soup*

mmmmhhh Headz! :headz:

 

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Re: [WIP/Teaser] "Secret April Project"
Yay. Many questions, really looking forward to see where this goes :)

Also if I may a second try, but I went back to the first teaser and came out with this.

Spoiler:
V E G A     M U S T    B U R N
_ _ _ _      _ _ _ _     _ _ _ _

 

Offline 0rph3u5

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Re: [WIP/Teaser] Vega must burn (formerly "Secret April Project")
Spoiler:
V E G A     M U S T    B U R N
_ _ _ _      _ _ _ _     _ _ _ _

12/12 correct

First Teaser solved.

First post and title updated.



That was faster than I was expecting. But fun.

In the meantime, speculate away.
"When you work with water, you have to know and respect it. When you labour to subdue it, you have to understand that one day it may rise up and turn all your labours into nothing. For what is water, which seeks to make all things level, which has no taste or colour of its own, but a liquid form of Nothing?" - Graham Swift, Waterland

==================

"I am Curiosity, and I've always wondered what would become of you, here at the end of the world." - The Guide/The Curious Other, Othercide

"As you sought to steal a kingdom for yourself, so must you do again, a thousand times over. For a theft, a true theft, must be practiced to be earned." - The terms of Nyrissa's curse, Pathfinder: Kingmaker

"...because they are not Dragons."

 

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Re: [WIP/Teaser] Vega must burn (formerly "Secret April Project")
10 of 21 in 22
"When you work with water, you have to know and respect it. When you labour to subdue it, you have to understand that one day it may rise up and turn all your labours into nothing. For what is water, which seeks to make all things level, which has no taste or colour of its own, but a liquid form of Nothing?" - Graham Swift, Waterland

==================

"I am Curiosity, and I've always wondered what would become of you, here at the end of the world." - The Guide/The Curious Other, Othercide

"As you sought to steal a kingdom for yourself, so must you do again, a thousand times over. For a theft, a true theft, must be practiced to be earned." - The terms of Nyrissa's curse, Pathfinder: Kingmaker

"...because they are not Dragons."

 

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Re: [WIP/Teaser] Vega must burn (formerly "Secret April Project")


I'm sorry, I just couldn't pass up this opportunity  :p



 

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Re: [WIP/Teaser] Vega must burn (formerly "Secret April Project")
10 of 21 in 22

I don't want to "mystery box" this too much, but just solving this riddle is would be just wrong.
So here is a clue to help you solve:

"It keeps the company of a Hanged Man, a pair of Lovers and the Devil."
"When you work with water, you have to know and respect it. When you labour to subdue it, you have to understand that one day it may rise up and turn all your labours into nothing. For what is water, which seeks to make all things level, which has no taste or colour of its own, but a liquid form of Nothing?" - Graham Swift, Waterland

==================

"I am Curiosity, and I've always wondered what would become of you, here at the end of the world." - The Guide/The Curious Other, Othercide

"As you sought to steal a kingdom for yourself, so must you do again, a thousand times over. For a theft, a true theft, must be practiced to be earned." - The terms of Nyrissa's curse, Pathfinder: Kingmaker

"...because they are not Dragons."

 
Re: [WIP/Teaser] Vega must burn (formerly "Secret April Project")
10 of 21 is the Wheel of Fortune I believe but i cant work out what the in 22 means
May the Force be with you

 

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Re: [WIP/Teaser] Vega must burn (formerly "Secret April Project")
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Re: [WIP/Teaser] Vega must burn (formerly "Secret April Project")
10 of 21 is the Wheel of Fortune I believe but i cant work out what the in 22 means

I am the judge so I am going to count that - because that's the answer I've been looking for.

Full explaination:
The Major Arcana of Tarot are 22 cards; however "The Fool" has either the number 0 or, in some decks, no number, which makes the higest numbered card "The World" with 21. The tenth card of the Major Arcana is indeed "The Wheel of Fortune".


The italian name for the "The Wheel Fortune"-card is "La Ruota della Fortuna", which is also the name of a mission in the Freespace 1 campaign, sm2-03a.


... which means, for Vega must burn I am again pulling a battle only mentioned in the FS1 Command Briefings and making a campaign out of it. (Which makes this Memories of the Great War 4)

Vega must burn will put you aboard the PVD Hope, of Freepsace 1 and Silent Threat: Reborn-fame. The Hope has been tasked to prepare Vega for the upcoming muster of several PVN battlegroups. However what planners back on Vasuda Prime envisioned as a pause to resupply and reorganize several, previously seperated battlegroups befor further fighting along Antares-Vega-Deneb-Line, will soon be know as one of blodiest defeats the Parliamentary Vasudan Navy has ever known.

But Vega must burn is not just about that. As the Hammer of Light strikes, you will have a choice:
- Do you stand with PVD Hope to deny the Hammer of Light complete victory?
- Will you make sure the PVC Adamant delivers the news of the ambush to the GTA fleet in Antares?
- Or is your alliegance already with the Hammer of Light?

Vega must burn will have three distinct endings depending on your choices and performance. The end to this battle might be written, but your part in it is not.


ps. I know there is another campaign in development that might want to tackle this episode, Vasudan Imperium. I honestly thought that project was dead, but it has recently resurfaced. I don't want to the discourage the people behind that project. More perspectives are always a good thing!
If you have time check out their work :yes:
« Last Edit: April 18, 2019, 04:33:41 pm by 0rph3u5 »
"When you work with water, you have to know and respect it. When you labour to subdue it, you have to understand that one day it may rise up and turn all your labours into nothing. For what is water, which seeks to make all things level, which has no taste or colour of its own, but a liquid form of Nothing?" - Graham Swift, Waterland

==================

"I am Curiosity, and I've always wondered what would become of you, here at the end of the world." - The Guide/The Curious Other, Othercide

"As you sought to steal a kingdom for yourself, so must you do again, a thousand times over. For a theft, a true theft, must be practiced to be earned." - The terms of Nyrissa's curse, Pathfinder: Kingmaker

"...because they are not Dragons."

 

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Re: [WIP/Teaser] Vega must burn (formerly "Secret April Project")
Now, i'm hyped as...

 

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Re: [WIP/Teaser] Vega must burn (formerly "Secret April Project")
Vega must burn will put you aboard the PVD Hope, of Freepsace 1 and Silent Threat: Reborn-fame.

 :nod:

 
Re: [WIP/Teaser] Vega must burn (formerly "Secret April Project")
Looking forward to this!