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Offline Marcov

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Re: ANOTHER apparent reference to FreeSpace 2 in Discovery mod for Freelancer
There are indeed a lot of references to the FreeSpace universe throughout the internet, without anyone knowing, except perhaps the one who made it. I'm assuming little know it's from FS in that latest link, and I'm sure it's like that too for other universes as well, importing ships from other franchises to fit into their own fanon.
With the rapid increase of FS fan-made campaigns, we're giving the GTVA a harder time with more violence and genocide.

~FreeSpace: The Battle of Endor (voice dub)~
Part 1/4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9K9-Y1JBTE
Part 2/4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtQanXDRAXM
Part 3/4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoBLKYt_oG0

Old (original) videos:
Part 1/4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1ygskaoUtE
Part 2/4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0uoPTksBlI

 

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Re: ANOTHER apparent reference to FreeSpace 2 in Discovery mod for Freelancer
The link on that page for the Tarrasque-class shows a Battletech WarShip. I'm not sure of the class, but I think it's the Liao cruiser...

...and that page links to one with an image of the Sulaco plus a BT Aegis-class and wtf is this **** seriously
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Re: ANOTHER apparent reference to FreeSpace 2 in Discovery mod for Freelancer
This is...well, disappointing. Originality truly is dead.

 

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Re: ANOTHER apparent reference to FreeSpace 2 in Discovery mod for Freelancer
I would've been fine if fans of said universes integrated theirs with others (e.g. Orion destroyer treated like some random Star Wars warship, with turbolasers instead of beams), but it's extremely disappointing to see that they hadn't put a single clue that it was from that universe.
With the rapid increase of FS fan-made campaigns, we're giving the GTVA a harder time with more violence and genocide.

~FreeSpace: The Battle of Endor (voice dub)~
Part 1/4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9K9-Y1JBTE
Part 2/4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtQanXDRAXM
Part 3/4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoBLKYt_oG0

Old (original) videos:
Part 1/4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1ygskaoUtE
Part 2/4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0uoPTksBlI

 

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Re: ANOTHER apparent reference to FreeSpace 2 in Discovery mod for Freelancer

Same with the Arcadia, Amazon Advanced, Medusa and several other ships from FS I saw in that site under image browsing.
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Re: ANOTHER apparent reference to FreeSpace 2 in Discovery mod for Freelancer
Hell, they're even ripping essentially word-for-word from the FS1 Tech Room description. :p

 

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Re: ANOTHER apparent reference to FreeSpace 2 in Discovery mod for Freelancer
It wouldn't be as bad if the description weren't plagiarized nearly word-for-word from the tech room...
EDIT: dammit

 

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Re: ANOTHER apparent reference to FreeSpace 2 in Discovery mod for Freelancer
Actually, that was started by Hellstryker and Mad Bomber, I believe. It as meant as a throwback to FreeSpace. Either way they're getting off of the ****hole Discovery mod and making their own mod.

What this guy said.

This is...well, disappointing. Originality truly is dead.

Oh and by the way, the last time I checked freespace's NTF wanted to dominate the sector and slaughter aliens, not be nice to the aliens and leave. If you actually do your homework you'd see that me and Mad Bomber took nothing but names. >_>

  

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Re: ANOTHER apparent reference to FreeSpace 2 in Discovery mod for Freelancer
I was wondering when someone from HLP would find this. ;)

The FS references were very deliberate. But at no point did we say "we wound up here from the FS universe" or anything of the sort. Nor did we import any ships.

The NTF was more of a random hodge-podge of ex-pats from various factions, who banded together to try to build a sleeper ship. We also took over the Kansas system for a while, and had a number of very interesting encounters.

At this point on Disco, the NTF is defunct. We had a good run, but a fair number of the more influential admins have long been deeply hostile to non-canon factions. It became very frustrating and put a major damper on the efforts we put into trying to become an official faction with our own diplomacy.  :banghead:

Because of the increasingly strict rules surrounding ID's, we were pretty much unable to do our roleplay without either breaking the rules somehow, or being absorbed by another faction (and thus being forced to all but abandon our storyline).

Nonetheless, it was fun. :)

Here's a couple of vids from our time on the server.
- Skirmish in California
- Recruitment
- Decagonal Warfare, aka a massive and spontaneous battle in Omega-3.

Oh. And yes, the Belisarius did get to say "The NTF is the ONLY legitimate authority in this system!"  :lol:


Anyway, Hellstryker and a bunch of other current and former Disco-ites (myself included) are working on a mod called Neo-Terra, with a mess of new content (including a new plotline, new system map, and new ships). Have a look at a video of an early alpha build here.
« Last Edit: May 25, 2012, 10:11:21 pm by Mad Bomber »
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