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With the release of the recent patch a launcher can be seen, this launcher displays recent news, server status, patch information. All that good and useful stuff.

Bit of an issue, the launcher as it were, displays AFTER all the open videos and logos. It makes little sense to me as to why it would appear there of all places.

Feedback and Suggestions / Takeover Prompts
« on: August 24, 2014, 02:35:30 pm »
So someone on the steam forums was encountering the infamous encounter with unresponsive players, specifically engineers thinking they're gunners holding guns that the gunner of his ship needed access, I won't include details about the following debate however steam user Darth Cannabis proposed the following idea.
Quote from: Darth Cannabis
I actually have an idea about this. Since it is clear that allowing gunners to kick isn't a solution, what about a prompt set up.
Basically if you walk up to an occupied gun and hit E, the player on said gun gets a prompt that someone want to take gun over, and hit E to swap spots.
While its easy enough to tell the engineer this if you have a mic, it is rather slow to do so if the gunner needs to type or use v text options. A prompt set up would be the compromise. It would notify the engy on gun quickly, while not forcing a kick off, and speed the process of gunner and engy switching spots. (rather than engy off gun and then gunner having to hit e to get on it, the switch would be instant when engy hits e)

What do you guys think? Would this work or not, do you have any ideas to improve this or do you have an alternative?

The Lounge / Homeworld
« on: March 06, 2014, 12:03:03 am »
Well, it's official, since gearbox attained the Homeworld IP last year those of use who enjoyed the games have been waiting to see what they've done with it, well, this happened

The Cantina / Taken to The Skies: A Character Story
« on: February 23, 2014, 04:22:45 am »
In the frozen north of Firnfeld, the winter snows were finally beginning to calm, of course the ice would still remain, such was life in the north. People drew into the streets, the city once again filled with the life blood of its people. As the city recovered from the seasonal snow storm, the city guard stepped up patrols, times like these Quinqaachi saw an uproar in crime as citizens tried to supply for their families, and it was up to the guard to keep order.

--Militia HQ, Quinqaachi Arm--

The building was filled with activity, guardsmen were deployed as more returned from their duties, a few militia vessels pulled into the headquarters mooring area. Wounded were pulled off and transported to the nearest medical facility, the remaining members of the crew stepped off onto the docks, Captain Alexander Henley made rounds as he checked on his men, they'd made a dent in a pirate force held up in the ruins of a nearby city, however they'd lost equally as well, he'd be writing letters to families again, and he hated that. He felt a hand on his shoulder, he turned, only to see Richard standing behind him. The two of them sighed together, Richard passed him a cup of coffee. They stood for a few moments before Richard spoke.
“You feeling alright?”
“I'm alright, I just realized that I'll have to tell another family that their loved ones aren't coming home.” He sighed and took another swig of his coffee. He crushed the cup and threw it's remains into a trash bin nearby, he pulled Richard's hand off him, “We need to fill a report, tell command what happened, I'm beat, can you do it?”

Richard mentally slapped himself, he knew his fellow Captain hated paperwork, however he was resigned to his fate. “Fine, I'll have it on your desk to look over tomorrow, now, let's get some rest shall we?”

Alex shrugged, “I'll probably go to the market first, I have to grab a few things first.”

"Alright, try not to spend too much time out there.?”

“I'll make sure I'm not out for very long, you should also get some rest Richard, it was a fairly demanding battle.”

Richard snorted, “I'll try, no guarantees though.”

Alex shrugged, “Well at least you'll try.”

The two of them waved goodbye, Richard tossed his empty cup into the bin before entering HQ, Alex stayed on the dock, he scanned the troops as they disembarked, he saw a face he recognized and called him over. From the ship's gangplank, Phillip Williams saw the militia Captain waving to him, he gave a quick jog over he stood face to face with him.

“I suppose a bit of payment is in order isn't it?”

“Well, I sure hope so, that was quite the adventure.” Phillip took Alex's hand as he spoke, “It's been a pleasure serving with you Captain.”

Alex chuckled a little bit, “I suppose you're not staying then?”
“No, I have places I have to see, things to do, people to meet, a bit of an adventure, though, if you ever need a gunner, if I'm in town feel free to conscript me, or whatever it is you lot do!” Phillip gave a laugh, Alex felt the unerring need to join in, and did. For a moment they stood there on the dock laughing, after a moments calm Alex looked back at him.

“I suppose there's nothing I can say to stop you?”

Phillip shook his head, “I'm a wanderer at heart, so not really no, it's been a pleasure.”  The two of them shook hands as they moved into the HQ to discuss payment.

--Militia HQ--

Reagan sat at her desk, it was times like this that paperwork took a rise, in addition to crime, so as it stood at this moment, from the stack of papers on her workspace, she would be busy for the foreseeable future. As she flicked through the notices of arrest, medical releases for various guardsmen, and the occasional notice of resignation, one caught her eye, it was a notice of seizure for a vessel, looking at it she read it to herself.
By order of the Firnfeld Regional Guard, the vessel Sky Runner under ownership of Hexler Davis is hereby seized for unlawful conduct in civilian sky ways and is hereby sentenced to 10 days in the city jail pending further investigations concerning accusations of piracy. Upon conclusion of investigation, should he be found guilty, will be sentenced to 6 additional months followed by 4 months probation.

Order of Lieutenant William Gates

She found this notice fairly interesting, but she had more work to do, and filed it away under seizure claims for further review. She spent a few more moments filing work when she saw Captain Henley enter the door across the room with another soldier she didn't recognize. Spotting her however, the two of them made their way through the crowd towards her, most got out of the way and saluted the Captain, he really wasn't really one for excessive respect if it took someone away from their work if the situation didn't require it. Finally making his way to her deck, he sat the other soldier opposite from her.

“Corporal, I need you to organize payment for this man, he's provided a great service these past few days, and I fear without him, more of us would have been coming home in boxes.”

She looked at the man sitting opposite her, shrugging she addressed her commanding officer.

“Will that be all sir?”

He thought for a second, “No that will be all for now. Carry on Corporal.”

He gave a casual salute and made his way out of the building. Reagan looked back to the other man. “So Mr...?”

“Uh Williams, you can call me Phillip though.” She looked at him again, trying to see if he was trying to hit on her. Seeing no such intent she shrugged.

“So, Phillip about this payment of yours.”
“There won't be an issue will there?” He asked as another stack of papers was slammed on her inbox, she sighed and began filling out more paperwork as she spoke.

“No, there shouldn't be, however you will need to sign this.” She took a paper from a cabinet behind her. “This is your proof of identity, when you return to receive your payment make sure you have this with you.” She pulled out an identical copy and had him sign both of them. “You are entitled to 700 crowns, will this be sufficient?”

He looked over the papers before passing them back to her. “I don’t have a problem with it.”

“Well good, now, if you have nothing better to do then please leave, we have enough to do already.”

He chuckled, surprisingly, “Alright, I'll get out of your hair for now then.”

The office was a hive of work, she motioned for him to take an out of the way exit behind her, it led into one of the back alleyways that dotted the local harbor space, Phillip glanced back to the bustling space before promptly exiting through the back door.

--Quinqaachi Market District--

City dwellers, ice farmers, and all sorts of other folk milled about, going from stand to stand looking for goods they could use, a few stands were already closing for the mid morning run, presumably out of the goods they brought with them when the market first opened early that morning. Alex was wandering from stall to stall, picking up a few preserved food items and the occasional fresh produce as he could afford. For a moment his mind wandered on the subject of Phillip, he was quite a decent fellow, though he had that air of mystery about him that he couldn't discern.
He shifted the thought elsewhere and put his mind to the task at hand, his daughters twelfth birthday was just a few days from now. He hoped to surprise her with one of her mothers dishes, a potato bake, simple yet delicious all the same. It was something more for him then it was for her, as he walked through the market he recalled those times when he and his wife would cook a meal in secret, waiting until the last minute to serve it to the three of them. Lorena loved that, always wondering what they would cook up next time. Since coming here, several years after Elena's death he hadn't had much time for her, joining the guard to provide for her, she grew up independent from him, and it was something that broke his heart at times.

He was soon pulled from his thoughts as he heard a scuffle in the nearby alleyway. Shoving his bag of groceries into the hands of a nearby shopkeeper, he drew his revolver and moved in. After traversing a wall of boxes he saw three bandits in the middle of mugging two young men, one was being held down by two of the bandits while the other lay wounded against a few boxes, the third bandit was looking through a satchel on the ground, aiming his revolver, he fired it a few inches from the offending ruffian’s face. Sensing something was wrong, the three of them looked up to see him sitting on top of the box wall with his revolver pointed at them. Realizing the danger they were in, they quickly fled the scene.

“You two alright?” Alex jumped from the boxes and moved to assist them, the one who had been held against the ground retrieved the satchel from the ground while Alex helped the wounded man off the ground. As they were getting situated a group of guardsmen entered the alley from the opposite end.

“Sir, we heard reports of gunshots in the area. Is everything alright?”
Alex looked to his two companions, “I believe we have the situation covered.” He handed the wounded man over to the stretcher bearers. The one carrying the satchel held out his hand.

“Thank you sir, I don't know what would've happened to us if you hadn't come along.”

“It's my duty, you two take care, these men will keep you safe.” He nodded to the guard who seemed to be in charge, he gave a quick salute. He pulled aside the nearest guard. “You didn't happen to see three men run out of this alley did you?”

“Yes sir, they were heading in the direction of the dock.”

Alex thought for a moment. “Send a message and tell them to keep an eye out. We can't let people like that wander around unaccounted for.”
“Aye sir, will do.”

With a quick exchange of salutes the guardsmen left as Alex ascended the wall again, retrieving his bag of groceries he checked his time piece. Thinking it best he began walking towards his residence elsewhere in the city.
--Quinqaachi Main Docks--

Quinqaachi was situated on a crescent shaped cliff-side, it gave it ample harbor space, and an excuse to build a network of tunnels that lay beneath the city surface, here a number of gun emplacements and guard bunkers were situated, enough to provide security to the docks and provide a degree of safety to those who lived out here. Captain Richard Morgan was inspecting a vessel that had been seized earlier in the week, he hadn't caught the name but it was a fairly impressive vessel. It was built like a junker, long and thin, though this one was wider, giving it a decent amount of cargo space, and if properly modified a place for a crew berth. The hull was also slightly larger in general, featuring 3 decks instead of the normal 2 found on a junker, the second deck was mostly devoid of furnishings, a number of supports spanned the vertical distance from the top deck to the bottom deck. Her engines were also larger and more powerful than those found on the average light vessel, due to her profile however she could still be classified as a junker, and probably would for the foreseeable future.

“Excuse me sir, message for you.”

Behind him a dockworker came up to him with a telegram, taking it from his hand he scanned through it before paying the young man a tip. He stuffed the message into his duster. On a militia vessel attached to the mooring next to him a lieutenant was explaining to a group of rookies how to jury rig an engine in the middle of combat, he whistled to grab his attention. Motioning him over he, and the group of rookies, made their way over.

“Sir?” The younger man saluted him as he came on board.

“We have a bit of a situation,” Richard checked his time piece. “A few moments ago a couple of bandits were caught mugging a few citizens, however they fled and were reported moving in this direction, we need a unit out there to intercept them should they be heading this way.”

“Aye sir, we'll report in once we've apprehended them.”

Richard sighed, “All I ask is that you keep an eye out, should you spot them, report in and try to capture them, we'll send who we can to assist you.”

“As you order sir.”

“Also try not to do anything stupid alright?”

“Yes sir.”

He and his group of rookie-turned-squadmates saluted before making their way off the pier. Richard went back to examining the vessel. She was a fine ship, and he was certain she would make a fine addition to the militia air squadrons. As he moved about the deck a younger soldier was crawling out of a maintenance hatch. Richard found himself sighing at the newly minted corporal.

“Preston, find anything interesting?”

“Nothing.” Preston picked himself up and dusted off his uniform. “No logs of any sort, I'm going to check the bottom deck, maybe somethings stuck in the engines.”

“You go and check that.” 

Preston disappeared below deck, Richard took stock of his surroundings, it was late in the afternoon and activity on the docks was slowing down. Richard resolved it was time for him to head home soon, as he leaned over the ships railing Preston came up from the bottom deck, the look on his face said he found nothing. Letting out a sigh he straightened himself as he stood away from the railing, however as Preston cleaned himself off he heard a faint whistling coming from afar.

“Get down!”
Not even bothering to look for the source of the voice he and Preston hit the surface of the pier, a sudden round of thunder echoed out as the militia vessel nearest to him erupted into a plume of fire. Dock workers brought out hoses as they attempted to contain the fire, the nearest flak emplacement responded with a lash of its own wrath, Richard followed the cannons aim to a galleon sitting in the harbor, what caught his eye was the flash of gunfire erupting all over it. Looking all over, the harbor was a mess, they weren't the only section to get hit, a few warehouses were ablaze as fire crews moved to limit the damage done. His gaze drifted back to the galleon as several squids swarmed it, he could see guardsmen boarding the vessel as they aided her crew against the borders, he noticed a rope or two leading away to the pier, several members of the boarding party were fleeing down some back alley before being followed by several uniformed guards.

“Captain? Captain are you alright?”
“Preston?” Richard realized he was trapped under a length of beam which had thankfully not crushed him.

“Are you alright Captain?

“Yeah, yeah I'm fine, now can you get this bloody piece of construction off of me?!”

“Oh, of course Captain!”

A few moments later Richard was dusting off his uniform, he found a few holes in his coat he was going to have to patch later, but aside from a few scratches and possibly a bruised ego he managed to get out of that unscathed. The dock was another situation entirely, flames danced about through storage areas, several craters had been blown into the bulwarks, it would possibly be a few weeks to repair all the damage that was caused, and only the skies above knew how many have died.

--End Chapter 1--

The Pit / The Description Game
« on: January 04, 2014, 05:47:11 pm »
I guess it's time to bring it back. Welcome to the description, for those of you unfamiliar with the description game it goes like this.
We a start off with a phrase say "Belcher" the next person to post has to define "belcher." For instance "Belcher is the nickname for a light class of engine, while cheap creates a loud belching sound as it operates, irritating both the vessels crew and nearby wildlife." that person then has to post a term or phrase for the next person to define.

I'll start us off

Yard Dog

The Lounge / Time For A Bit Of Reflection
« on: January 01, 2014, 05:00:10 am »
At the onset of the new forum I created a thread detailing my feelings and hope surrounding the move to the current forum. I guess now it's time we talked about things isn't it?

At the time I felt disheartened that we were leaving behind the old forum but glad because the ui was more intuitive and was far easier to navigate. The old forum had great moments that would never come again, silly arguments that may sometime come back and haunt us. Friends were made and players established themselves, the competitive scene was born though small as it was.

My hopes for the new forum were that people would be unafraid to be themselves in the forums, that they would be willing to have fun with the rest of the community. I hoped that the forums would remain silly in the special way that it does. I hoped that the community would remain as amazing and friendly as always; that we'd be willing to help out the new players instead of staying high and mighty as the old crowd. Do I believe we accomplished this? I think we have, I think that as a community we created something truly special hear.

Sure we had our ups and downs, arguments that probably threatened to tear the community in two, patches that angered a lot of people, changes that not a lot agreed with. But in the end we overcame them, we worked with what we could and made the best of it. It was never perfect with animosity cropping up here and there, old friends disappeared, never gone but not really there anymore. Arguments broke out in irrelevant areas, people taking sides over disputes.

Though in the end we always came together, sometimes fewer in number then before, sometimes a new person came in, not someone anyone really knew, but at some point they came to be a friend to all who knew them, sometimes old faces reappeared out of the blue and we welcomed them back with open arms, sometimes we'd end up in lobby somewhere, having a good a laugh after crushing each other repeatedly. And then sometimes people would just disappear, without much fanfare, sometimes without people noticing, they just end up just not being there, sad as it may be.

This next year is going be interesting I feel, with Adventure Mode being developed, an unknowable number of patches just waiting to stir up the hornets nest of discussion and arguments. I think the best bit is that there are always new people joining, those willing to learn, and those finding themselves a bit in love here. Now a very large amount of words. For those of us who have been here the longest we formed the core of the community, not in the fact we were important, but the fact we were there to ease new players into the community, and by that extension we helped this community grow and become what it is now. For those of you who joined us after release and the months that followed I thank you for sticking around and being here, you guys brought in new ideas and possibilities, for being friends and friendly rivals. For those of you just joining us, I can only hope you'll stick around for even longer, that I hope you find a place to be in this forum, that you'd be willing to be yourself around us and join us for a game or two. And to the Devs, you created this game and actively nurtured this community, without you, none of this would be possible, without you we wouldn't have this amazing game to play, without you we wouldn't have a reason to be here.

I don't have much more to say other than:

Happy New Years GoI, Stay Classy


The Lounge / The Burren Rocket Race
« on: December 07, 2013, 12:30:49 am »
Anyone who's been here for a long time will remember the Burren Rocket Race, anyone who's been in the Skies Have no Limit RP have an idea of what it is, have this illustration I found.

General Discussion / The Steam Review System & You!
« on: November 25, 2013, 08:36:29 pm »
Ok everyone, to those of you haven't noticed or don't care, steam recently changed how recommendations work. That means any recommendations you've put out have been set to private, effectively bringing our recommendations from 5500 to 0 overnight. So do Guns of Icarus a favor, set your reviews to public, write one if you haven't, rewrite the ones that seem a tad embarrassing, and let's bring it back up from the brink.

To do so if you don't know, go to the GoIO steam page, there will be a text box that says write review, if you previously had a recommendation out, then there will be a notification that says you have one would and ask if you'd like to review it.

The Lounge / Create a faction!
« on: October 12, 2013, 01:49:20 am »
Thought this would be a fun little thing to post here, try your hand at developing a faction, doesn't have to be GoI based, can be anything really, be creative and have fun with it.

Basic outline (Anything can be added or subtracted)





Major Beliefs/Religions:

Famous Figures:


Level of Technology:

The Lounge / Your Reaction When Things Don't Go The Way You Planned
« on: October 06, 2013, 06:29:49 pm »
Title says it, when something you thought was brilliant goes awry, what is your reaction.

Mine is "Ah hell, why did I ever think this would work."


"This is all Shink's fault."

The Pit / It has recently come to my attention........
« on: August 15, 2013, 05:18:39 am »
That by the time morning comes, my username is on a decent amount of the "Recently posted in" notifications, have you noticed this as well?

The Lounge / So what is everyone listening to?
« on: July 30, 2013, 01:34:38 am »
What are you guys listening to? What kind of music has your fancy? Discuss it here, however if I see any flaming I'm locking down the thread and what not, other then that have fun.

If you haven't heard yet, we have a pretty cryptic trailer shoved in our faces a few days ago.

(They really should support video bb code, it's quite nice)

The Pit / Return of the missing (Insert item here)
« on: July 25, 2013, 03:50:05 am »
Veterans, occasionally you may notice in recent times, things may suddenly disappear off your vessel, engines will cease to exist for a split moment before returning, weapons may disappear as you move to crew them. I must dissuade you from investigating this matter further, dark secrets that can not be revealed lurk just below the surface. Carry on airmen, there are ships to explode.

World / Time And Dating
« on: July 10, 2013, 09:54:06 pm »
So quick question, we all know this definitely takes place after the original Guns of Icarus. Question is how long after does it take place? Going through the history on the main site it states that it brought the world to a stand still for 30 annums (or years at it would be) which means that the remergance of flight was around then, continuing this many of the map descriptions point to this taking sometime after that 30 year period. Enough for consistent trade routes, patrol fleets, even small conflicts to be fought with airships. I want to assume 50 or 60 years after The Flight of The Icarus, what do you guys think?

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