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Offline NFSRacer

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Re: BP: War in Heaven discussion
There was a short-story written with the serial-numbers filed off (Replace Shivan for Nemesis, Alliance for GTVA etc):

Morrigan in the Sunglare, and Morrigan in the Shadow:

https://clarkesworldmagazine.com/dickinson_12_15/

It's a rough draft of how the rest of the War in Heaven arc would have gone. I'm not on discord, but it was never officially cancelled to my knowledge, just put on hold as people did their own projects.

Damn.  I may need to check it out, but I genuinely was enjoying this entire mod story!  Honestly, it was the first time I got to use my HOTAS on a space sim, and it worked perfectly!
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Re: BP: War in Heaven discussion
It's a damn good read, and in the absence of anything further its canon in my mind.

 

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Same here. I'm glad this was posted as it actually gave me some closure.
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That was a long but hella amazing read.
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That was a long but hella amazing read.

You can listen to it too - there is a tiny audio button near the top of the story (if you are seeing it on Clarkesworld). The narrator is great and has a lovely voice. She also sounds quite a bit like the voice actor who voiced Simms, which is a nice bonus :-)
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Who wrote it? Or was it a collaborative effort?
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AFAIK Battuta himself.
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Going to lock this topic for a few days until the bots calm down.
« Last Edit: May 11, 2022, 11:54:16 am by Darius »

 

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As a side note this appears to be a spam bot not a cryptic story fragment

 

Offline Trivial Psychic

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Persistent little subroutine, isn't it.
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Re: BP: War in Heaven discussion
Any plan to incorporate Nyctaeus' gorgeous new GVD Nehebkau?

 
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You'd have to raise this project from the dead first.

 

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Any plan to incorporate Nyctaeus' gorgeous new GVD Nehebkau?

As many projects as possible should use the Nehebkau  :yes:

 

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The TEVs have shiny new destroyers, so the Zods should too 👍
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Offline Colonol Dekker

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Yes, I always welcome new targets. 
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I am one of the silent Freespace content gourmets since the very beginning, I felt guilty enough and finally took up my duty to tell the creators how great they are.
It is kind of cheap to just be a consuming phantom.. well the great majority of the players seems to be.

I can only second what so many said. The best story, no actually the best overall sci fi experience on PC. Everything just clicks, story, music, innovative mission design, cool models.

Thanks to the last few posts I figured out that Battuta is responsible for the story and is even a publishing author by now. I will get his Baru Cormorant books, he seems on a good way to be the next George R. R. Martin... his stuff is just really well thought through.

I am replaying War in Heaven at the moment, but cannot wait to try Solaris next. I finally got a great gamepad with adjustable length sticks... now Freespace plays almost as well as in the 90s with long boeder thumb joysticks.

 
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War in Heaven is not just Battuta though, esp. Darius but also Dilmah and The E (and probably a few others, sorry!) worked on the story.

That being said, the Baru Cormerant books are some of the best fiction I've read, period, so I highly recommend them to everyone.

 
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Had a dream the new campaign had a mission where the tevs had a new supergiant elint carrier that was so powerful it could shut down any assets that could get near it. After the war it would break the back of earth by turning that same broadcasting on earth's electronics, making sure the only thing anyone could see or hear was tev propaganda. Your job was to rescue paralyzed units before the tev mopup teams blew them up, doing a new kind of "assemble a strike package" (of course you can't save all of them and have to hear their panicked screams as the hunters get closer). Eventually NAGARI says "well akshually..." and pulls you out.

The next mission briefing tells you that the gestalt fedayeen person was gonna exfiltrate to the colonies to do the Bosch thing and start a third Shivan incursion to force the tevs to pull their assets out. Your exfiltration was accomplished by ambushing a tev hospital ship, killing everyone on board and passing through the gate disguised as wounded soldiers returning home. Lots of moral agonizing but Laporte ultimately decided she could live with it. Was an ironic echo of the first WiH mission where you defend a civilian convoy.

Then I woke up.