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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! *Updated* - 4/25/2010 12:24:55 AM   
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Nice... I like knowing what type of troops I'm invading a planet with.

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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 4/25/2010 7:21:35 AM   
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Now includes the troop for the meanest race in the game. The Boskaran Executioner!
He needs way more weapons, in a wide variety. Maybe some kind of rocket launcher as well. He's not really all that tough-looking, so he needs more weaponry.

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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 4/25/2010 9:51:27 PM   
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Hey again, thanks for your replies! And I appreciate your feedback/opinions!

I updated the Boskaran with a second version, it's now included in the main troop file together with the old one. I tweeked the visuals some and gave it better and more versatile weaponry.
I replaced the leftmost shoulder-weapon with a longer barreled one, for longer ranged targets. And I strapped a molten plasma cannon to the "claw" arm to help deal with those pesky close to medium ranged targets aswell! I hope you like this one abit better, I had fun making it.

I wanted to make the Boskaran troop as good as I could, as they are my favorite race to play. Simply because they tend to agree with my prefered playstyle of "me against the galaxy" more than the other races.

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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 4/25/2010 10:13:34 PM   
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To be honest the extra guns makes it look worse in my view.

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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 4/25/2010 10:24:05 PM   
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Haha, well I can't please everyone
Just use the old one Ashbery. I personally like this one better.

Also, i'd just like to add that the green plasma on the new one makes the troop stand out abit better on the tiny troop icon ingame.

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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 4/26/2010 7:23:20 AM   
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This is stuff of Gold !!!

The Boskaran  realy looks scary...
I would'nt like to be the terran-marine who runs into it ..



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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 4/28/2010 4:11:18 PM   
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Here's a new human troop with less bulky armor you can use. Included in v1.5








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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 4/28/2010 4:15:29 PM   
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Alternate Troops. Cause they didn't fit into the main attachment.



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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 4/29/2010 2:58:21 AM   
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Damn that human armor is incredible.  Nice work!


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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 4/29/2010 2:59:43 AM   
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Such a pity you can't see these more often in the game...

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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 5/8/2010 3:54:18 PM   
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The Mortalen Conqueror. I tried to give the armor an "organic" look.
I should also note that I don't know if their legs or body shape actually looks like this, it's just my guessing.
Included in v1.6.






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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 5/9/2010 5:56:19 PM   
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Hmmm, no comments for this last one yet? Is it too dark? Just plain ugly and stupid looking? I was going for intimidating. What do you think of the gun, weird right?
I could use some opinions; I'd like that. I also like praise, and cookies.
I don't like criticism much though. That one time, when Fishman said my Boskaran troop wasn't "all that tough-looking"... I had to go cry myself to sleep. But that was two weeks ago now, so i'm mostly over that! :D

I hope they give us the ability to mod popups and stuff in the future. I would like to try making "invasion report" popups with these troops aswell.


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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 5/9/2010 6:29:59 PM   
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It looks great.

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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 5/9/2010 6:39:56 PM   
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Great, thanks Now i'm feeling motivated again.

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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 5/9/2010 8:13:58 PM   
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I think the The "Mortalen Conqueror" with the helmet needs something covering the eyes.
Something who adds the Lizardly of this alien race My 2cents

A Blood red lens ?

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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 5/10/2010 4:44:37 AM   
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quote:

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I think the The "Mortalen Conqueror" with the helmet needs something covering the eyes.
Something who adds the the Lizardly of this alien race My 2cents

A Blood red lens ?


Yes.
And is it just me, or would adding a sword completely make sense with these guys???

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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 5/10/2010 12:17:31 PM   
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Excellent stuff here!

Keep up the good work evildoer, your soliders are awesome! :)

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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 5/12/2010 6:55:06 PM   
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Very nice work, those guys just better hope they don't have to walk through any narrow doorways I've seen less thorny rosebushes in my backyard

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I'd keep the gun, (no one brings a knife to an interstellar war after all unless you're a Jedi) but no reason you couldn't give the gun a wicked ass bayonett imo to keep with their predilection for getting up close and personal.

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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 5/15/2010 9:03:58 PM   
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Hey, been busy all week so I haven't made anything new.. I hope I get some time to play around in photoshop abit this weekend - if not, maybe next week.

quote:

ORIGINAL: 2guncohen

I think the The "Mortalen Conqueror" with the helmet needs something covering the eyes.
Something who adds the Lizardly of this alien race My 2cents

A Blood red lens ?


Good idea 2guncohen, thanks! Actually I noticed the eye is kind of 'dim' in the helmeted version aswell - I'll see what I can do. No biggie.

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Yes.
And is it just me, or would adding a sword completely make sense with these guys???


I don't think a sword would look out of place at all no. But like Dadekster mentioned, might not be the best thing to bring into an interstellar war.

On the other hand, the race description says something like "they are widely recognized as the best fighters in the galaxy" - so they would probably be fond of melee weapons and... fighting?

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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 5/15/2010 9:05:23 PM   
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Excellent stuff here!

Keep up the good work evildoer, your soliders are awesome! :)


Thank you Kruos!

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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 5/15/2010 9:27:27 PM   
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I think some sort of polearm weapon which is really a rifle with a knife attached anyways would be great for them. Lets them shoot stuff as needed in a setting like this, but gets the point across that they like to get up close and personal when they get the chance as well. I'd say they prefer it, but they didn't get to become a space faring race without common sense and leaving their guns at home.

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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 5/15/2010 9:46:46 PM   
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I think some sort of polearm weapon which is really a rifle with a knife attached anyways would be great for them. Lets them shoot stuff as needed in a setting like this, but gets the point across that they like to get up close and personal when they get the chance as well.


Good idea. Sounds almost like the "Staff Weapon" used by the Jaffa in Stargate. Maybe we could just immagine they have that, and more weapons besides.

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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 5/16/2010 10:54:32 AM   
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Those troop icons look great! Keep it up evildoer! 

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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 5/19/2010 7:23:06 AM   
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This mod is truly AWESOME. it really fixes the biggest gripe I had with the game :)

I wish DW added troop tech tree and allowed for different unit types. And so you can recruit different type as well, your choice. Certain Types would get bonus when fighting on certain planets. Like Aquamarines and stuff :)

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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 5/19/2010 8:46:51 AM   
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This mod is truly AWESOME. it really fixes the biggest gripe I had with the game :)

I wish DW added troop tech tree and allowed for different unit types. And so you can recruit different type as well, your choice. Certain Types would get bonus when fighting on certain planets. Like Aquamarines and stuff :)



Great work on those troop graphics! Yea,I wish there was some choice of troop type as well.And different troop types in different terrains getting bonuses or negative modifiers is a good idea.

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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 5/19/2010 12:30:15 PM   
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As the second best troop in the game, the Mortalen Conqueror needs to look effective, efficient, and deadly. Probably not as overly armed as the Boskaran, because Mortalens are all about maneuverability. That's their special thing. Their troops should reflect this. Goofy-looking weapons do not become them.

The Atuuk trooper, on the other hand, is a furry Ewok with a sharp stick. Lots of furry Ewoks with sharp sticks. An Atuuk is a critter that clearly believes in the fact that guns have this pesky habit of jamming, overheating, or running out of ammo, after which they become merely clumsy clubs. A spear has none of these problems.

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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 5/19/2010 6:47:57 PM   
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As the second best troop in the game, the Mortalen Conqueror needs to look effective, efficient, and deadly. Probably not as overly armed as the Boskaran, because Mortalens are all about maneuverability. That's their special thing. Their troops should reflect this. Goofy-looking weapons do not become them.

The Atuuk trooper, on the other hand, is a furry Ewok with a sharp stick. Lots of furry Ewoks with sharp sticks. An Atuuk is a critter that clearly believes in the fact that guns have this pesky habit of jamming, overheating, or running out of ammo, after which they become merely clumsy clubs. A spear has none of these problems.


Exactly, Mortalens should be like ninja lizards with things that slice and dice as well as guns that blow stuff up. That sounds pretty effective, efficent and deadly to me.

I am a bit disheartened to hear that in the year...well way in the future like, that guns are STILL jamming and overheating A spear can still break and what to an Ewok/Atuuk is a spear is a thumbtack to another race.

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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 5/21/2010 12:51:43 AM   
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this is awesome!!!

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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 5/22/2010 8:06:58 AM   
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A spear can still break and what to an Ewok/Atuuk is a spear is a thumbtack to another race.
Well, they call their armies "Angry Hunting Parties". I picture waves of fuzzballs armed with sharp stabby things swarming over their enemies and trying to stab them with sharp sticks. Is this particularly effective? Not really. But neither are Atuuk troops. It's a lot like fighting a horde of tribbles with spears.

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RE: [Release] Racial Troop Icons! - 5/22/2010 9:08:01 PM   
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A spear can still break and what to an Ewok/Atuuk is a spear is a thumbtack to another race.
Well, they call their armies "Angry Hunting Parties". I picture waves of fuzzballs armed with sharp stabby things swarming over their enemies and trying to stab them with sharp sticks. Is this particularly effective? Not really. But neither are Atuuk troops. It's a lot like fighting a horde of tribbles with spears.


star-wars weapons are generally all crap... vastly inferior to the modern firearm... their blasters are harmless and you can actually dodge them... then you get into the melee weapons (lame) and things like the "bowcaster" (a crossbow)

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