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Feedback and Suggestions / Silly Fluff Suggestion for Coop Mode
« on: April 28, 2014, 01:03:55 am »
I am, like the rest of you I imagine, very excited for the new Coop Mode. It is great to see Muse continuing to improve an already awesome game. I had an idea while watching the PAX demonstration twitch of the Coop Mode. I noticed the enemy ships were labeled things like “Arashi Corvette” when spotted. I don’t know how taxing this would be on the team or the game, but it might be cool if the airships displayed an individual ship name when marked (eg. Pride of Sirad, Caustic, TB-3686, Beasts and Bullets, Coaleater, The Firehog, Wind Stalker). Maybe have a pool of names appropriate for the race and specific airship type that could be randomly picked from when marked. I think it would add great flavor to the game and give the bots a face (“I am going to KILL Scrapyard Belle if it is the last thing I do!”). This may also make it a little more challenging for the players to tell exactly what they are up against. You could even do something like display the names with the spyglass but then display the ship type and guns with the rangefinder. This could be a bad idea for so many reasons (programming difficulty, added game difficulty, inconsistent with world story, the designers already considered and dismissed this), but I thought I would mention it. I would certainly submit ship names. I know the folks at Muse are very busy people at a very busy company so don't mean to suggest stupid stuff that adds to their workload. Thanks for all your hard work. Love the lightning in the new coop map.

The Cantina / Foggy With a Chance of Fog
« on: April 02, 2014, 01:37:18 am »
Hi all. I submitted this fake weather report a while back as an entry for The Squeaky Cog. In retrospect I think they were looking for real game community articles rather than fluff pieces. Just imagine reading this on the back of The Cog between Letters to the Editor and "Karl Cristoffensen's Culture Column". But I had a lot of fun doing this so I decided to throw it up here. I am not a professional or practiced writer so please forgive any mistakes, especially with long sentences and punctuation. I have material for a few more so I would gladly post more if people enjoy this.
Foggy With a Chance of Fog
Sir Bartholomew Sedgwick

     Greetings all flyers! A truly massive sandstorm swept through Arashi territory last week grounding travel for all but the most daring and experienced pilots. Locals, however, classified the weather as “Perfect, simply perfect”. Their satisfaction is possibly related to the unexplained disappearance of nine independent traders and a pair of Mercantile Guild junkers. Temperatures in Firnfeld skyrocketed this weekend leading to numerous impromptu shipboard picnics and several untimely crashes due to poorly cooled balloon pumps. I predict thunderstorms of unusual ferocity will plague Chaladon in the upcoming days. I have no doubt citizens of that fair isle will weather the damp with their typical and somewhat frustrating dignity.
     I wish to end this report with a personal message. Last Thursday my illustrious spire was subjected to an unprovoked and vicious attack by an unmarked goldfish in the skies over the Chill Sea. As a research vessel in service to all readers of the Squeaky Cog, The Copernicus is above such base aggression. I request, no expect, NO DEMAND, a public apology in addition to compensation for one ruined Exobaric Display Module and the loss of Lieutenant Jenkins’ right little finger. Payment can be left at the nearest convenient post station addressed to Sir Bartholomew Sedgewick, Professor of Applied Meteometrics, care of Miss Livius Chan-juan, 105 Pintail Street, Cathedral. I appreciate justice in this matter and remain, dear readers, at your service.

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