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Offline Galemp

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Well, after a long period of inactivity, the wheels are moving again on ST:R. It's good to get working again, but we're reminded of why things went so slowly last time; Goober and I are debating everything from the name of the player's squadron to the types of weapons the Hades uses to whether or not the PVD Pinnacle was involved in the Battle of Deneb. None of it really matters, of course, but we both have far too many ideas. :rolleyes:

Many older missions are having new life breathed into them. Old, unremarkable missions like The Wait, The Return to Ross 128, and Cloak and Dagger are full of new dialog, exciting events, unexpected twists and sinister connotations. New missions await to fill in the gaps and extend the scope of the original campaign. Command and Mission Briefings and Debriefings are informative, comprehensive, and tailored to the player's performance. The balance is flexible enough to scale with the skill level, but challenging enough to not bore seasoned players. The overall experience is completely immersive, and the conclusion is deeply satisfying.

Goober and I are really looking forward to releasing this, and we're cooperating as best we can to get it done. We hope you enjoy playing it as much as we're enjoying making it, particularly with fresh eyes and ears. Rest assured, we're aware of your patience, and it will be rewarded.
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Offline Trivial Psychic

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This should be under the news section on the Port website.
The Trivial Psychic Strikes Again!

 

Offline Galemp

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Sounds like a plan.
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Offline Goober5000

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On that note, if any of you guys have suggestions for squadron names, we'd love to hear them. :nod: Remember the player starts out on the Krios as Special Ops and ends up on the Soyakaze as Intelligence.  We don't have a squadron changeover currently, but it wouldn't be hard to add one.

The problem with our current squadron name is that it's very similar to the name of one of our missions.  Both are very good names respectively, but because of their similarity they might cause confusion.

 

Offline CaptJosh

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Well, since they're spooks and SpecOps people, How about Wraith, Ghostrider, Phantom...

Seeing a pattern? :D
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Offline Admiral Nelson

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Here's a whole bunch you can use:

USN Squadron Names

The best is  VAW-78.... :)
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Offline Trivial Psychic

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Follow suit with FS2... use animal names.
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Offline Singh

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52nd Screaming Weasels ftw!! :D ;)
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Dreamed of much, accomplished little. :(

 
17th Flying Wasps
and
61st Snakebites


I like it ;)


EDIT: Uhh.. i wrote 17nd and 61nd, sorry :(
« Last Edit: October 06, 2005, 06:07:59 pm by 1821 »
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Offline achtung

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How about Black Omega or something?

Or maybe the 19th Raccoons :nervous:
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Offline CaptJosh

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Black Omega is a B5 thing. It's an elite Psi-Corps starfury squadron.
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Offline Mongoose

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It also happens to be a mission name in FS1 :)

 

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49th Flaming Eagles?

:nervous:
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Offline Nuclear1

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182nd Blackbirds (I thought of it after remembering about the SR-71 recon aircraft)

125th Desert Foxes (named after a US bombing campaign to halt violence in Iraq; sound like Silence All Voices?)

58th Contras (before this gets political or anything, I'll explain: the word "Contras" is simply short for contrarrevolucionarios, or counterrevolutionaries; maybe a little too obvious?)

96th Nighthawks (named after the F117 stealth fighter)

37th Black Widows (an early name for the above aircraft)
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Offline CaptJosh

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I don't have a number, but how about the Spirits, for the B-2 bomber? Or Lancers for the B-1 bomber, an early low observability design.
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Offline Kosh

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Originally posted by Trivial Psychic
Follow suit with FS2... use animal names.



The 35th howling monkeys ;)


But then again the 99th Skulls were not named after an animal....
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Offline T-Man

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I noticed that names can sometimes be related to the role of the wing. For example

243rd Sparrowhawks = Interceptor specialists (fast bird-of-prey)
258th Condors = Heavy bomber specialists (Big Bird)
108th Nigh****chman = SOC/GTI Wing (stealthy)

EDIT: AAARGH!! I GOT BLEEPED! It's got a swearword in the spelling. That should say 108th Night-watchman, people.
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Offline Flaser

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On Squadron numbers:
In the WWII German Army it was tradition to reserve some numbers - namely the 9-hundred numbers for elite units.

Something similar could be done here too, like using the number zero for spec-ops or intelligence units - kinde like 'They're a Double Zero Unit? God save us, we're all DOOMED!'
(Which incidently is a nice tip of the hat toward James Bond).

...and ridiculous names are things that you either live up to or shame down on.
These have potential:
35th Howling Monkeys
52nd Screaming Weasels

Something of my own:
13th Black Cats
11th Stone(d) Dragons
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67th Pink Panthers :D
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Offline CaptJosh

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Lead by Squadron Commander Jacques Clouseau, no doubt?
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