Hey all. After reading most of the Honor Harrington books I've decided to start work on an Honorverse mod for SoaSE. Figured I'd throw up a thread to see if there's any interest, and to keep those who are interested updated on progress. For the moment I'm working alone, mostly to see if I can, so updates will depend on school and whatnot, but it's always motivating to know people are waiting on you.
My plan is to make Manticore and Haven the only playable factions in the game, since I feel that I'll be able to stay closer to the books if I don't have to fit the factions to existing Sins balance. Research trees will be largely untouched (based off TEC) in the diplomatic, civilian, and possibly fortification sections, though Military will be changed to fit the universe. For the moment, the only real planned difference between the two factions is that Haven units are cheaper and weaker, seeing as they traditionally just copy Manticore tech, but this may change after I finish the Manty faction.
While unit caps will be unchanged, the number of available ship types will be slightly smaller. Combat frigates/cruisers will be: Destroyer, Cruiser, Heavy Cruiser, Battlecruiser, and Battleship (utility ships are out for the moment, unless I can figure out how to make them fit the universe). Capital ships will be Dreadnaught, Super Dreadnaught, Super Dreadnaught (Pod), and LAC carrier (toying with making SD(P) and Carrier unlockable through research). Couriers and Frigates will replace colony ships and scouts respectively.
Weapons will be cut down to missiles, grasers, and lasers, with energy weapons having the appropriate short range. Each capital ship will have the ability to impose their wedge to reduce incoming damage (and make them immune to energy weapons if I can figure that out). Unfortuantly, as far as I can tell there's no way to get rid of forward shields, so there will be no throat or kilt shots.
As of 28-Oct-10 I've started on the modeling and new race creation, though I'll admit I'm still learning the coding side as I go.
If anyone is interested in helping just PM me. Like I said, I want to try and do as much on my own as possible, but thats probably unrealistic, especially with coding and whatnot (I'm a designer and 3D artist, not a coder).
I'll try and keep updates somewhat regular and post screens and whatnot as I go.