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Offline Naoura

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Disagreement and Cooperation.
« on: March 04, 2017, 10:46:45 am »
In Alliance, the Stormbreaker is slated for a change that I find to skew the lore of the ship and to make her, frankly, ridiculous. A heavy weapon slot on a ship that would weigh less than the weapon being placed on it? Absurd.

The Stormbreaker is fine as it is, for either Alliance or Skirmish. The argument that the Arashi need a ship with a heavy weapon's slot does hold weight, however. They deserve a ship that can carry the weapon as much as any other faction.

So here's my answer to it; A second ship, not just for the Arashi, but for all factions, in order to encourage progression within a certain faction and to promote the team aspect of Alliance. A whole team composed of Faction specific ships. Potentially with an effort gain for using them all.

This would be a significant undertaking for the Dev Team, however, with going over layouts, niche's, features of each ship, stats, weapon placements... etc. So here's a compromise;

A contest.

Call it the Shipwright's Calling or something or other, allowing the community to design the second wave of ships for each faction, with a few basic parameters for what the devs would want for each faction. The work for smothing out the edges of what the community creates, and the basic building of the ship, would of course fall on the devs, but the time to plan it out would not.

It would offer the community a way to influence the direction of newer ships, and potentially open the door for players to have a hand in creating new ships for Skirmish.

With how limited the workshop is right now, it would be a wonderful way to experiment with the potential of turning over some levels of design to the community. With how small we are, and how small the team is, this could open a lot of new doors.

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Re: Disagreement and Cooperation.
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2017, 11:11:24 am »
I have a head start on Anglean second ship. :D

The Brig!


https://gunsoficarus.com/community/forum/index.php/topic,8233.0.html

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Re: Disagreement and Cooperation.
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2017, 11:16:25 am »
Exactly what I'm going for here, Richard.

Exactly what I'm going for.

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Re: Disagreement and Cooperation.
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2017, 05:33:36 pm »
Hmm I made some posts about ship ideas way back long ago. Came up with these ideas back when factions didnt have much lore to them so dont know which ships would suit which faction the most.

The Crow: a long range artillery ship with 2 front facing heavy guns.
https://gunsoficarus.com/community/forum/index.php/topic,4969.msg82398.html#msg82398

The Barge: a manoeuvrable broadsider having both a light and heavy gun on each side.
https://gunsoficarus.com/community/forum/index.php/topic,4968.msg82397.html#msg82397

The Basilisk: a light attack ship fast and manuverable witht he ability to hammer an enemy with 3 guns if the crew is willing to risk having people so far from the hull.
https://gunsoficarus.com/community/forum/index.php/topic,4967.msg82396.html#msg82396

The Shark: a mauverable attack and brawler ship, very low top speed but has rear guns allowing it to still fire while running away.
https://gunsoficarus.com/community/forum/index.php/topic,4966.msg82394.html#msg82394

I've got some other ideas but they are mostly just having ships be an in between of 2 existing ships.

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Re: Disagreement and Cooperation.
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2017, 05:03:48 pm »
I've read all of those in the past. I like most of them!

I know CK sent in an email on the contest theory. Hoping that Muse can respond positively to it...