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Offline General Battuta

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Re: Sooo, act 4 for war in heaven is still being worked on?
I'd do a Patreon in a heartbeat but first I would want to be confident I could actually deliver.

 
Re: Sooo, act 4 for war in heaven is still being worked on?
Q. How long are Act 4 and 5 then mission wise, and how much work do they require compared to the other Acts? Are they comparable in complexity, or do they require MB sized mission files?

 

Offline General Battuta

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Re: Sooo, act 4 for war in heaven is still being worked on?
There are a few missions in advanced stages, it'd probably be comparable to Act 1+2 with a focus on building a few consistent new mechanics instead of new **** every mission. Mostly about bomber and capship interaction.

 

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Re: Sooo, act 4 for war in heaven is still being worked on?
The money is not received for BP, nor is BP sold - the money is used for covering the costs.
...of BP. So the money is, in fact, being used for BP. Which I don't think is legal nor desirable for the community tbh, as neat as it would be for us to see BP3 out sooner.

It covers the costs. What would be needed would be that it was not used for profit, which NGOs do on average basis.

 
Re: Sooo, act 4 for war in heaven is still being worked on?
Well, on the plus side, once the BP team does get those core mechanics figured out, and they can be easily applied from one mission to the next (not having to reinvent the wheel every time), they might make some FREDing progress.

I'm doing mostly the same thing for my campaign. Setting up all those SEXPs to get my first mission running properly was a nightmare. But now that it's done, I have a 'blank' mission template, which requires (at most) aggressive copy-pasting. Now I can slam out a decent mission in just a few hours, because the player's ship handles mostly the same from mission to mission.

I would totally give to a BP kickstarter. But it's not one of those things that can be solved by throwing money at it.
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