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Posted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:02 am Post subject: stock races for STM197
Im looking to play a game of startrek 197 using the stock races (with kwayne pics). what does everyone think about what techs ect each race should have...
The only one i want to do so far, would be giving the human pirate tech. Well anything but federation or borg tech anyways. Just look at most sifi and tell me most of the tech, we made lol im all for a friendly trade race but we still need to look at the big picture.
In general a community based race design for the startrek mod. Back to top
kwayne's pics are in the download section i believe. The human one is my display portrait, and i hope the pirate tech is fully working. BTW did you know the breen deflector shield or engineering (cant remember) increases maintenance instead of decreases it. Back to top
I've checked that file, and Breen deflector shield decrease maintenance costs, they don't have their own Engineering component but the general race one and all other races correctly reduce maitenance!
Perhaps it was something else?
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hmm i might have a different version to you then. anyways the engineering components is separate in mine and its the "damage control" component that increases instead of reduses the maintenance, and it does that for everyone. Back to top
There are some other things i would change as well. EG every race has its own "Structural Integrity Field" Component, yet its based on ship construction instead of XYZ Ship construction. 8472 armor also has a +5% maintenance were as most races have only +2%. Pirate Armor comes from the tech "Armor" instead of "XYZ armor" like other races. this is an advantage. The Federation Cloak does not use physics. Not a big one as you will most likely have it anyways. "Borg Repair Drones" and "Tholian Repair Matrix" also increase maintenance. Back to top
I for one would love to see the Gorns and Andorians and Herogens have their own traits, and maybe make each tech more unique instead of just a renamed version of another one. The mod is really good but it could be greater for sure. Back to top
Yer, well as I said awhile back I'd considered updating it with AT's permission, mainly tidying up some things, using newer graphics and probably varying the weapons slightly so they aren't all the same. This would mean some new race research areas so that they would become truly race specific.
Time is rather lacking, but if I get a couple of other projects out of the road, between us we can probably cook up a newer version. So throw in any ideas and we can see about adding them in if AT likes them.
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I'd love to replace some of the dated component images.
I'd love to add more racial traits... thats what the place holders are there for.
I have a list of bugs and a few things I'd like to rework in the mod that have semi bugged me for a while.
When it came to weapons the problem was a matter of balance. No one race should have been more powerful than the other. Otherwise the game play would be lop sided.
I always wanted to reduce the number of Borg ships down to the ones seen in the movies and TV shows. No fighters, no transports, etc. Up the amounts for the allegiance (assimilation) numbers and then come up with a good counter balance to this. Perhaps cost or other. Not sure where to go with it. Where we're going we won't need roads. Back to top
I like the way the weapons are now. There just flavor names/image ect, the only thing that does change is the mount. That being sed i want to see more races added. iv done this in the past alot of times may basically copying one race and renaming things. i currently play the "Lyran star empire" using a renamed version of the Klingon. I added the phaser and pulse disruptor to them.
Hmmm maybe custom races are in order!
*Picks racial trait "Azacool89 technology"* For Tarona, The Great Red Sea Back to top
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Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:09 pm Post subject:
Seeing the Lyrans, AND their catamaran hulled ships, would be a very cool addition to the mod. As would the Hydrans and their wedge-shaped ships.
I agree that additional races would be a nice idea. I also think that "varying" things a bit more with the weapons and such is a good idea. balance can be retained through other means than having all the same gear with different names. At's ideas for revising the Borg are a good example of that, and one worth pursuing. Maybe focus on the specific notable strengths and weaknesses of each race as portrayed, and work from there. Back to top
I had some thoughts about listing out every possible ability, trait, advantage, (tech), etc and then using the list to give each race its own unique attributes. For Example:
Pros - Good economics (Planetary Resource Production), military, (Good Defensive, well rounded ships, large selection of ships, and weapons, fair ground defense) Superior propulsions, reduced maintenance costs, good population growth, Diplomacy (peaceful, good trade partners), Faster Research ability.
Cons - Slower at colonizing (Rely upon membership to expand over colonization), Less aggressive, reduced Intel ability (Fewer Intel missions), Reduced remote mining, No cloaking, Poor counter Intel (Open society)
Pros - Very aggressive, Excellent ground combat, Better ship maneuverability, Better weapon mount (power) Cloaking ability, superior remote mining capability (Slave labor), Moderate selection of ships. Greater Range smaller ships.
Cons - Reduced Planetary Resource Production, higher ship maintenance costs, shorter range weapons, less accurate weapons, slower research ability, Poor diplomacy (weak trade), Poor Intel ability both esp, and counter esp.
Pros - Very good Intel operations, Cloaking, Larger main capital ships, Average weapons, Superior plasma torps, Average planetary resource production. Average remote mining production (slave mining). Longer range medium sized ships. Average ship maintenance costs.
Cons - Poor diplomacy (Trade, etc), slower colonization (Xenophobic), lower number of ships types, higher ship costs.
I have also been kicking around a few ideas for propulsion systems, weapons systems, and so forth.
We know that the Federation doesn't really use fighters, but perhaps another race does. Some races could have better smaller, medium, or larger ships with greater range based upon KT. IE, Feds have greater range larger ships, while the Klingons would have better range smaller ships with a reduced build cost.
Everything from weapons to shield ratings could be tweaked for each race. Feds have superior shields, but weaker weapons. Klingons have both good shields and strong weapons but less accurate and shorter range.
The romulans have good shields and longer range weapons.
To distinguish between different weapons types, have pulse weapons fire once every turn, but make them, medium range very accurate and weaker. While directed energy beam weapons (phasers) fire every 2nd turn and are more powerful and have a greater range. Torpedo weapons fire every 3rd turn, are medium range, and very very powerful.
These were just some thoughts I had before I stopped updating the mod. I have implemented them into the Star Wars Mod but have never really gotten around to finishing that mod. though Where we're going we won't need roads. Back to top
i believe the current set up with the first two weapons is the most effective... the phaser and pulse phaser that is...
my reasoning is only the ships have a different version. all bases have the same version (reactor mount). Defense placements are all around the same toughness to crack. ships on the other hand are not.
On the fighters thing, Hydran... all the way...and the fed should have shuttle bays on all ships.
in my view...
Pros: Point defense weapons, strong late game shield (ESG), phasers and disruptor, reduced maintenance costs(each ship funded by a clan), larger small ships, Slave labor
Cons: UNHAPPINESS (civil wars/ clan wars), very weak early shields, Poor diplomacy (Trade, etc), Poor counter Intel (Too much strife) dependence on minerals (slow construction)
?: there was never cloaking in starfleet so do they get one or not. For Tarona, The Great Red Sea Back to top
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