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Offline HLD_Prophecy

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Looking for a Freespace campaign to play
Hey all! I'm out of money for new video games, so I'm looking for a mod to play. I'm looking for something that's not too intense (since I'm a noob and need to relax) and preferably something that focuses on atmosphere/story rather than gameplay. Sync is a great example - gameplay took second fiddle to story and it was quite easy. Procyon Insurgency was too intensive.

Here's what I've played so far in no particular order, aside from the retail campaigns and ST:R:

Echo Gate and Phantoms
Ancient Shivan War
The Antagonist
Blue Planet AoA
Derelict, Warzone, Twilight
Vassago's Dirge
Windmills
Sync and Transcend

I'd really appreciate some recommendations. Old, new, whatever. Tell me what you think is fun!

 

Offline mjn.mixael

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Re: Looking for a Freespace campaign to play
Shameless self promotion

Though the version on Knossos is slightly more up to date.
« Last Edit: December 12, 2017, 12:40:26 pm by mjn.mixael »
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Offline Novachen

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Re: Looking for a Freespace campaign to play
Shrouding the Light.
FSPort's Aftermath (Part of Cold Element continutiy as Derelict, Twilight and Warzone)
Rain on Ribos IV
Into the Halls of Valhalla (Derelict alternative sequel)
Inferno
Sol - A History

Everyone of them should not very difficult and are more or less Retail in Gameplay.
Even i do not know if all of them are playable in current FSO versions.
« Last Edit: December 12, 2017, 01:12:24 pm by Novachen »
Female FreeSpace 2 pilot since 1999.
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Offline 0rph3u5

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Re: Looking for a Freespace campaign to play
Rain on Ribos IV

Please wait until the new year ... for reasons that will be made clear soonish.
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"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: Looking for a Freespace campaign to play
https://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=93581.0
-> Shameless self-promotion the 2nd  :D

I tried to focus on the story and the characters and several people told me they liked it :) If you scale down the difficulty to 2nd run, I don't think that it's that tough ;) You can also find several tips within the threat. And if you played Blue Planet AoA, you could slip into the story quiet easily since it starts only weeks after the GTVA arrived in Sol.
But whatever you're going to play, have fun! There's a lot of awesome stuff here!

 

Offline PIe

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Re: Looking for a Freespace campaign to play
Shrouding the Light.
As a whole it's not too hard but there's one mission towards the end that I found to be ridiculously difficult.
Sol - A History
If you play this, I'd strongly suggest downloading it from Knossos.  There are several different versions floating around, not all of which work properly on 3.8.0.
[6:23 PM] PIe: why do I have the feeling that I shouldn't be able to give orders to 22nd armored hq
[6:24 PM] Axem: 22nd armored hq, i order you to get me a cup of coffee
[6:24 PM] PIe: and donuts
[6:24 PM] PIe: BECAUSE THIS IS THE GTVA POLICE
[6:25 PM] Axem: :O
[6:25 PM] Axem: am i under arrest
[6:26 PM] [`_`]/: no, just please step out of the myrmidon
[6:26 PM] [`_`]/: you have so much to fred for

[9:50 PM] Sottises: wait did you do vassago's verge?
[9:50 PM] Sottises: .. dirge?
[9:50 PM] Axem: yes
[9:50 PM] Sottises: ohh
[9:50 PM] Sottises: well I have that and JAD too
[9:50 PM] Axem: :)
[9:50 PM] Sottises: what a contrast of themes lmao
[9:50 PM] Axem: isnt it
[9:51 PM] Axem: super grimdark thriller about unknowable alien intelligence and over the top colorful action about friendship
[9:51 PM] PIe: jad is grimdark???
[9:51 PM] Axem: :skull:

 

Offline HLD_Prophecy

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Re: Looking for a Freespace campaign to play
Shameless self promotion

Though the version on Knossos is slightly more up to date.

I am ashamed to say that I tried BtA but got stuck. You guys did a freaking fantastic job with that mod though, you should be proud. :)

  

Offline HLD_Prophecy

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Re: Looking for a Freespace campaign to play
https://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=93581.0
-> Shameless self-promotion the 2nd  :D

I tried to focus on the story and the characters and several people told me they liked it :) If you scale down the difficulty to 2nd run, I don't think that it's that tough ;) You can also find several tips within the threat. And if you played Blue Planet AoA, you could slip into the story quiet easily since it starts only weeks after the GTVA arrived in Sol.
But whatever you're going to play, have fun! There's a lot of awesome stuff here!

Oh yeah, I remember giving the first mission a try when you released it as a preview. It was pretty good. I think I'll give the full campaign a shot, thanks! :)