well i have no problem waitng too i just thought that helping would not only make it come sooner but would allow you guys with the brains more time to deal with the trickyer issues while someone like me changes all the names to FS2 ones for instance or sets up a new development/tech tree for fighters and bombers, or something that is just irratating and time comsuming, not nessessarily techically difficult, like porting/making 3d models. Sometimes i bet mod teams cut some courners in the process because they get to a point and just want to finish the damn project, this is NOT something that i want to happen to a AMAZING idea like this and am willing to invest time and effort to make sure that that does not occur(or at least minimize it). I just need to know where to invest my time so as to be the most help to the project. I MAY be able to get access to a Team Speak server so we could do a private verbal forum to brainstorm stuff quicker and as a group(as long as the sever is not abused).
how would you put the shivans in the game? would they actually conqure planets and use them or would they be more like FS and raise every planet and stucture.Also, I dont know for a fact, but doesnt every player in sins also need at least one planet to still be alive? Would the shivans have a home planet called Shiva or would there be a way around this?
Good, Mashew. I'll be sending you a PM sometime soon regarding your acceptance to the team.
Alex, I'm not sure how we could incorporate them into the game, because the Shivans captured star systems, and were most likely born in a zero gravity environment according to FS2's database. I think myself and the rest of the team could figure out some way to allow the Shivans to start in a nebula or magnetic cloud, then build their own structures and portals there. Maybe instead of having ship factories, they could create a subspace portal, like in FS2. Then through that they could call ships into a staging area of sorts. In the staging area, there would be no planets, only an asteroid belt, magnetic cloud, nebula, that sort of thing. Instead of having a home planet, they would have the subspace node constructed there, which you can upgrade to call in better ships or more at a time. When the Shivans conquer an enemy planet, it could be removed from gameplay and replaced with a portal. If another empire captured the portal, then they could use it to bring in their own forces. It will add a whole new game mechanic, if we can figure out how to make it work.