From: Sydney, Australia
Doing an overhaul of the research tree and replacing everything with Star Wars technology..... this is complicated because where do you start.
I have decided on starting with the Imperator class Star Destroyers, adding every piece of technology that makes up this ship. Every engine, turbolaser, shield generator,etc is added and then for each of these, I look at what needs to be researched to get there. So in effect, I am looking at the finished product and then adding in everything needed to get there.
When the Star Destroyer is almost complete, you need to add in the crew which will be made up of a detachment of stormtroopers, starfighter pilots, support craft pilots and Imperial Officers. The research tree would need to have training facilities built to train the crews of the Destroyer and fighters.
In order to get the Empire out into the system, I look at what ship will be the first to explore the planets in the local system. I need resources on those planets so a priority is research required for building mining stations. I would probably start with a Lambda Class Imperial Shuttle with minimal shielding and no laser cannons or hyperdrive with those being added later via research. The initial durasteel hull would also need to be reinforced before the Imperial shuttle can use hyperdrive.
While the Empire is building I look at what the Rebel Alliance is doing. Are they a rebel alliance to start with or a Republic , and if the latter, when do they become the Rebel Alliance.
Replacing the research tree is probably the most complex part of Distant Worlds Universe and needs to be planned out on paper first before I even start adding the new research into the mod.
< Message edited by rjord1 -- 11/7/2019 3:39:33 PM >