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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.

 

Offline Nightmare

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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?

 

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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.
"Obviously the meson bomb is a form of cat-toast-device, with the buttered toast inverted, so that the cat and toast both fly in the direction of gravity much faster than expected. By introducing artificial gravity, a pair of cat-toast perpetual motion accelerator units can be made to collide with one another, and they produce an unimaginably devastating explosion. Both cats are named 'Meson'."

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Re: Sooo, act 4 for war in heaven is still being worked on?
I'm making a mini-campaign that is HEAVILY inspired by Blue Planet. An alternate reality, where stuff went down differently at Saturn, and the GTVA finds themselves on the losing end of the war.

It won't be Act 4, and it won't be BP canon. But it is BP-adjacent, and it is being actively worked on!

Sounds like fun! I hope to play that story someday.

 

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Re: Sooo, act 4 for war in heaven is still being worked on?
Hi all. I was hoping the next episode would be released in the 4 years it took for me to log back on. I understand how getting busy derails projects though. Hope all is well. Was some good times with Blue Planet. Really quality stuff.
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Offline General Battuta

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Re: Sooo, act 4 for war in heaven is still being worked on?
Hi all. I was hoping the next episode would be released in the 4 years it took for me to log back on. I understand how getting busy derails projects though. Hope all is well. Was some good times with Blue Planet. Really quality stuff.

HI BIGCHUNK

I actually did some work today, we'll see if it goes anywhere!

 

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Re: Sooo, act 4 for war in heaven is still being worked on?
Hi all. I was hoping the next episode would be released in the 4 years it took for me to log back on. I understand how getting busy derails projects though. Hope all is well. Was some good times with Blue Planet. Really quality stuff.

HI BIGCHUNK

I actually did some work today, we'll see if it goes anywhere!

Yay!

 

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Re: Sooo, act 4 for war in heaven is still being worked on?
Yay the second  ;)
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Re: Sooo, act 4 for war in heaven is still being worked on?
*hype intensifies*

 

Offline Nightmare

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*hype intensifies*

Bit early for getting hyped, hmmm? :p But anyway yay^3, unless "I worked on it" means "fixed a couple typos". :D

 

Offline General Battuta

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Re: Sooo, act 4 for war in heaven is still being worked on?
Nah, we've outlined a new gameplay system we want to carry through Act 4 + 5 (we want to do a few consistent mechanics rather than new mechanics every mission), and now we're working on new code and LUA to support it. I'm digging back into the missions we have and tuning them up.

 

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Re: Sooo, act 4 for war in heaven is still being worked on?
Nah, we've outlined a new gameplay system we want to carry through Act 4 + 5 (we want to do a few consistent mechanics rather than new mechanics every mission), and now we're working on new code and LUA to support it. I'm digging back into the missions we have and tuning them up.

Are we talking about completely new mechanics, or are we recycling some of the ones from earlier acts, particularly Act 3.

 

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Re: Sooo, act 4 for war in heaven is still being worked on?
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Offline General Battuta

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Re: Sooo, act 4 for war in heaven is still being worked on?
You should not expect tower defense, reinforcement point buy, or the flashbang to return as regular every mission mechanics.

 

Offline emark4

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Re: Sooo, act 4 for war in heaven is still being worked on?
Nah, we've outlined a new gameplay system we want to carry through Act 4 + 5 (we want to do a few consistent mechanics rather than new mechanics every mission), and now we're working on new code and LUA to support it. I'm digging back into the missions we have and tuning them up.

*Hype intensifies uncontrollably*

 

Offline Vidmaster

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Re: Sooo, act 4 for war in heaven is still being worked on?
This community is really looking forward to Blue Planet's (WiH) conclusion...
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Offline -Sara-

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Re: Sooo, act 4 for war in heaven is still being worked on?
Maybe we ought to create a betting pool on whichever will be released first: Blue Planet - Act 4, or George R.R. Martin's The Winds of Winter.  :nod:
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Offline Nightmare

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Re: Sooo, act 4 for war in heaven is still being worked on?
Maybe we ought to create a betting pool on whichever will be released first: Blue Planet - Act 4, or George R.R. Martin's The Winds of Winter.  :nod:

Weren't you the one who made some BP character art some years back?