From: The Briar Patch Nebula
As I said, I have NEVER EVER had my homeworld the same as the one in the races.txt.
Has anyone else ever had that problem other than the two of us?
NOW: when I have encountered systems who, according to the races.txt file, are home worlds for a given race, I have found that THOSE worlds are OFTEN inhabited by the race in the races.txt, but I do not think that I have ever started a game and had my homeworld be the one in the races.txt.
Yes TJ, Elliot told me during early ROTS testing that the 'Homeworld/System' name setting in the races file is NOT for your actual starting Homeworld.
I asked him back when I was working with a particular Romulan on compatibility changes for the Star Trek mods. The Homeworld/System name in the races file is mainly for the DW back-story to be more immersive. Since you can use the game editor to name/rename any planet, star or system even to your liking, it makes sense to me. Especially for modding purposes.
I can see, for instance, that if I wanted to make a Babylon 5 variation mod, I could have the Sol
system as the 'Humans' main system, yet make the planet 'Babylon 5' my current homeworld. I agree
with Elliot in using this variation. Remember, Elliot and Erik are BENDING OVER BACKWARDS to allow
DW to be more and more moddable each build that comes out. I salute them for it. It will eventually
make DW the game the majority of us want it to be.
I can't say anything more at the moment, but after you see this next release, you'll begin to see some
of the fantastic ideas taken from our community that are being included into this game. One personal
comment also (just to get it off my chest). I'm hoping that people will spend more time playing and enjoying the DW game than regularly initiating or continuing the flame wars found occasionally in this forum. I have been a member of other forums, SpaceSimCentral, GalCiv2, just to name a couple, and
I have never seen as much disrespect. Its a shame too, because although I've never met him personally,
Elliot Gibbs is one heck of a creator, innovator and programmer.
I salute his work wholeheartedly, and anyone who can't grasp that is welcome to a tour of my medical lab on my homeworld Ba'ku and a seat in my infamous face-stretching chair!
< Message edited by ehsumrell1 -- 10/9/2011 7:16:18 PM >
Shields are useless in "The Briar Patch"...