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Offline Lorric

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Re: [RELEASE] Evacuation of Alpha Draconis Campaign Demo V1.01
Bombing run:


















 

Offline Lorric

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Re: [RELEASE] Evacuation of Alpha Draconis Campaign Demo V1.01
More screenshots. :)

A link to the location of these screenshots has been put into the OP so they can be found again and to avoid cluttering up the OP with screenshots.



Opening briefing.



The LSF Warhammer flanked by the escort ships LSF Surgefire and LSF Dirt Warrior, plus escort fighters.



Combat with the Cordi.



Combat with the Nordera.



Nordera too close for comfort...

 

Offline Lorric

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TESTING REQUEST - Mission 3 - Evacuation of Alpha Draconis Campaign
I have been polishing up mission 3, but I haven't changed anything in the balance at all. This is the mission several of you said was too easy. Now, it's turned into a slaughterhouse!

At first I wondered if A Nordera Day was responsible, as I was playing it through there, but I'm still getting slaughtered playing it through WoD. Maybe it's something in the code since 3.6.12, which it was initially made with. I was playing through 3.7.0. So I'm attaching the mission. Could you please play it through 3.7.0 people, and tell me what happens? I can't even get past the first wave, I've put directives in and I wanted to test the one for the bombers to see if it's working properly, but I can't even get past the fighter wave!

Feel free to just play mission 3 in it's old form if you have it or download that from the OP with the rest if you want also. It should be exactly the same as far as game balance goes. Just please play it on 3.7.0.

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Offline Lorric

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Well I managed to register a win on the level. I'm wondering if I panicked over nothing. I got the old version (as the new version won't play on 3.6.12) and played the mission on 3.6.12 and 3.7.0. At first, I thought I was on to something. I played the mission 3 times on 3.6.12 and won it 3 times. I then played it twice on 3.7.0, and got crushed. But the third time I won. So I played another 3 times and got at least one more win. I then went back to 3.6.12 and stated taking losses. And now I've played the new version and while I did get brutally slaughtered on the first attempt, I won on the second. Maybe some more tests later, I'm sick of that mission now, but I was tired when I played it the last time, who knows. I was about ready to jack the campaign in and wait for Spoon's standalone remake, but maybe there's hope yet...

Anyway I'll leave a little update on what I've been doing with it before this little panic, I've added directives to the old missions and polished up the campaign briefings with the pictures you see in WoD (before I only had one in the very first page of the intro mission) and put briefing icons into the briefings.

I'd still appreciate some testing on that mission if anyone would care to oblige though. I really can't remember experiencing the quick slaughters that have been happening when I originally made and tested it and people told me it was too easy.

 

Offline Lorric

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Re: [RELEASE] Evacuation of Alpha Draconis Campaign Demo V1.01
Now that I have had new feelings about this work, which I put here in the WoD development thread:

http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=85256.msg1741586#msg1741586

And then later that same day joined Black Wolf's project:

http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=85256.msg1741586#msg1741586

I shall explain what I currently have in mind for this campaign. What I am currently thinking to do is wait for Spoon to release the WoD remake. I will then play it, and see if the story I am telling with this campaign is still viable in the new WoD, whether in exact form (Evacuating Alpha Draconis) or whether I can repurpose it for a different system. If so, I will try to update my missions with the new WoD setting and the project will continue.

If the story of the new WoD is so different that I can't do this, I'll release everything I have made for this project here, and try to come up with a new campaign idea.

Whatever happens, the characters you have met here will be in whatever work I do.

So, I'm attaching the latest versions of the missions here.

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Offline Lorric

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Re: [RELEASE] Evacuation of Alpha Draconis Campaign Demo V1.01
Now this post contains the final mission of the demo campaign, and a bonus mission which you have never seen before. You'll need A Nordera Day to play it, and you'll be playing as the Nordera. Enjoy! :)

EDIT: So if interested, delete whatever missions of mine you already have, and place these new ones in your Wings of Dawn Mission Folder.

EDIT2: Lorric3b is the bonus mission.

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