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Author Topic: [0.8.1a] The Vass, Time-Manipulating mini "faction" (hotfix 31/12)  (Read 19253 times)

Nicke535

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Since it is christmastime, i figured i should finally unveil the small project i have been developing for about two years: the Vass. The Vass is what i would want to call a "minifaction" mod: all ships follow a theme and are developed by the same shipyard, but they appear in Independent fleets, rather than as a separate faction. They use systems and weapons that work differently from normal ships, and can unfortunately not change their weapon loadouts (but can use normal hullmods).

The main defining feature for the Vass is their manipulation of time, something that affects all their shipsystems and weapons.

Ship catalogue
Spoiler

The Makhaira
Developed as a support ship, the Makhaira is a Vass-developed ship with shield-breaking as its sole purpose. While generally undergunned for its size, it can deal an astonishing amount of damage to enemy shields if left alone.

While the Makhaira appears to be a much simpler ship than the other Vass ships, it still contains technology with massive potential. Its definining feature, the Ahlspiess device, appears to break the very principle of causality by being able to fire ammunition that has already been fired at a different time. Many scientists have in vain tried to reverse-engineer this technological marvel, but they have all been stopped by the safety measured put in place by the Recipro corporation.



The Schiavona
The first ship ever developed by the Vass Shipyard, it has become a symbol for the the Vass corporations' mastery of time. Specifically designed as a hunting vessel, few ships has the raw speed required to outrun the Schiavona.

While its superior mobility and speed is what made it famous, its weapon loadout is nothing to be scoffed at. While much less flexible than the average ship in the sector due to the Vass Shipyard's unwillingness to abide by weapon mounting standards, it is still equipped to deal with a variety of threats. Having weapons from both Multa, Recipro, Perturba and Accel, it incorporates a wide variety of design philosophies.

The most defining feature of the ship is the Periodic Breaker, a powerful device capable of punching holes in space-time and effectively stopping time itself. This is accompanied by a red blast and a loud tearing sound, which can be heard even without any carrying medium such as air. The detailed information on HOW it achieves this is strictly regulated by its developer Accel.



The Curtana
An oddity among carriers, the Curtana was developed with a specific bomber loadout in mind. Equipped with several mid-range support weapons and a powerful defensive system, it can hold its own in direct combat with smaller ships.

After the massive success of the Estoc-class bomber, many customers asked for a dedicated carrier to field them. The Torpor corporation (until then unaffiliated with the Vass Schipyard) offered to fully sponsor the development of this new vessel, on the condition that their newly developed Time Haven Device was integrated as its core ship system. This would make it the first, and as of yet only, ship featuring technologies from all five Vass corporations.

While developed to field Estoc bombers, its landing bays can field any other fighter or bomber wing just as effectively. This would later allow it to field the Katzbalger fighters, albeit not as effectively as the Estocs it was initially designed to carry.



The Zhanmadao
A dedicated line cruiser by the Vass Shipyard. While lacking much of the mobility or utility shown in other Vass ships, it makes up for it in raw firepower and its unique disruptive ship system.

Unlike earlier Vass ships, the Zhanmadao was designed to operate in unison with other cruisers and capital ships to engage the enemy. Its weapon loadout can engage practically any threat, and its relative performance vastly increase as more enemy ships enters the area encompassed by its Chrono Disturber System. It is generally not as strong as other cruisers when alone, but in a fleet setting it can be an invaluable asset.



The Estoc
The only bomber developed by the Vass Shipyard, the Estoc-class bomber is equipped with a highly unusual payload capable of wrecking absolute havoc on exposed hull, weapons and engines. It is also equipped with the Temporal Recall system, allowing it to return near instantly to its carrier after a bombing run. Has above-average engagement range and speed.



The Katzbalger
The latest invention by the Vass Shipyard, the Katzbalger fighter fields a revolutionary time-stopping device small enough to be mounted in a fighter chassis. This however meant that there was no room for either shields or heavy armor. Katzbalger pilots are usually considered suicidal because of this.
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Credits:
*HELMUT, for his amazing sprites from the Spiral Arms thread
*"eflexthesounddesigner", "edo333", "gregsmedia" and "wildweasel" (all from Freesound) for their sound effects which i sampled
*"Kueller" from soundcloud, for his timestop sound effect


Changelog
Code
Version 0.1b
Bug fixes:
*Adds in two test missions that somehow disappeared in the previous version
*Adds about five new variants for Vass ships that also disappeared in the previous version

Version 0.1a
Bug fixes:
*Fixed crash due to missing missile graphic
*Fixed other crash related to devmode

Version 0.1
*Initial release version.
« Last Edit: December 31, 2017, 03:09:38 AM by Nicke535 »
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Re: [0.8.1a] The Vass, Time-Manipulating mini "faction"
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2017, 08:51:48 AM »

Got an error, looks like a missile graphic doesn't exist.

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196767 [Thread-9] ERROR com.fs.graphics.K  - Error loading [graphics/vass/missiles/vass_becdecorbin_missile.png] resource, not found in [D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Lightshow_with_SWP,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\DynaSector,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\ApproLight,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Arsenal Expansion 1.4.5,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Artefact,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Blackrock Drive Yards,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Combat Chatter,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Common Radar,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Console Commands,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Dassault-Mikoyan Engineering,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\DIABLEAVIONICS,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\DisassembleReassemble_v0.9,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Extra System Reloaded,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Foundation Of Borken,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\GKSec,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\GrytpypeMoriarty,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Hegemony Expeditionary Auxiliary,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\IBO Mobile Suits,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Ifed Legacy,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Industrial Skill Expansion,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Interstellar Imperium,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\JP_RC,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\LazyLib,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Looters,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Mayasuran Navy,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Metelson,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Neutrino corp,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\New Galactic Order 1.06b,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Nexerelin,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\ORA,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Portrait pack,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\TARGETS,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Save Transfer,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\SCY,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Shadowyards,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Ship and Weapon Pack,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Simulator Overhaul,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\SywtbMerchant,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Steiner Foundation,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Stop Gap Measure,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Crystanite,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Templars,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\ss-nom,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\TheSilentArmada_v0.14,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\The Vass,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Tore Up Plenty,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Tyrador Safeguard Coalition,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Underworld,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Valkyrians,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Version Checker,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Audio Plus,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\GraphicsLib,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\prv Starworks,../starfarer.res/res,CLASSPATH]
java.lang.RuntimeException: Error loading [graphics/vass/missiles/vass_becdecorbin_missile.png] resource, not found in [D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Lightshow_with_SWP,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\DynaSector,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\ApproLight,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Arsenal Expansion 1.4.5,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Artefact,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Blackrock Drive Yards,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Combat Chatter,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Common Radar,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Console Commands,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Dassault-Mikoyan Engineering,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\DIABLEAVIONICS,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\DisassembleReassemble_v0.9,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Extra System Reloaded,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Foundation Of Borken,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\GKSec,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\GrytpypeMoriarty,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Hegemony Expeditionary Auxiliary,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\IBO Mobile Suits,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Ifed Legacy,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Industrial Skill Expansion,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Interstellar Imperium,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\JP_RC,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\LazyLib,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Looters,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Mayasuran Navy,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Metelson,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Neutrino corp,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\New Galactic Order 1.06b,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Nexerelin,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\ORA,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Portrait pack,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\TARGETS,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Save Transfer,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\SCY,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Shadowyards,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Ship and Weapon Pack,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Simulator Overhaul,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\SywtbMerchant,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Steiner Foundation,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Stop Gap Measure,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Crystanite,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Templars,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\ss-nom,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\TheSilentArmada_v0.14,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\The Vass,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Tore Up Plenty,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Tyrador Safeguard Coalition,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Underworld,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Valkyrians,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Version Checker,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Audio Plus,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\GraphicsLib,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\prv Starworks,../starfarer.res/res,CLASSPATH]
at com.fs.util.Object.?00000(Unknown Source)
at com.fs.util.Object.?00000(Unknown Source)
at com.fs.graphics.K.?00000(Unknown Source)
at com.fs.graphics.K.new(Unknown Source)
at com.fs.graphics.K$1.run(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)
196892 [Thread-4] ERROR com.fs.starfarer.combat.CombatMain  - java.lang.RuntimeException: Error loading [graphics/vass/missiles/vass_becdecorbin_missile.png] resource, not found in [D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Lightshow_with_SWP,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\DynaSector,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\ApproLight,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Arsenal Expansion 1.4.5,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Artefact,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Blackrock Drive Yards,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Combat Chatter,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Common Radar,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Console Commands,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Dassault-Mikoyan Engineering,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\DIABLEAVIONICS,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\DisassembleReassemble_v0.9,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Extra System Reloaded,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Foundation Of Borken,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\GKSec,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\GrytpypeMoriarty,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Hegemony Expeditionary Auxiliary,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\IBO Mobile Suits,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Ifed Legacy,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Industrial Skill Expansion,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Interstellar Imperium,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\JP_RC,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\LazyLib,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Looters,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Mayasuran Navy,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Metelson,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Neutrino corp,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\New Galactic Order 1.06b,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Nexerelin,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\ORA,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Portrait pack,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\TARGETS,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Save Transfer,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\SCY,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Shadowyards,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Ship and Weapon Pack,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Simulator Overhaul,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\SywtbMerchant,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Steiner Foundation,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Stop Gap Measure,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Crystanite,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Templars,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\ss-nom,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\TheSilentArmada_v0.14,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\The Vass,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Tore Up Plenty,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Tyrador Safeguard Coalition,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Underworld,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Valkyrians,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Version Checker,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\Audio Plus,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\GraphicsLib,D:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\Starsector\starsector-core\..\mods\prv Starworks,../starfarer.res/res,CLASSPATH]
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Re: [0.8.1a] The Vass, Time-Manipulating mini "faction"
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2017, 11:27:22 AM »

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Re: [0.8.1a] The Vass, Time-Manipulating mini "faction" (hotfix 24/12)
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2017, 11:39:31 AM »

Got an error, looks like a missile graphic doesn't exist.

Fixed. Seems like a last-second deletion was improperly done. I also found another error while searching for the source of this one, so that has also been fixed. I don't know how i managed to get it working on my machine, though...

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Re: [0.8.1a] The Vass, Time-Manipulating mini "faction" (hotfix 24/12)
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2017, 02:23:56 PM »

Interesting...Probably never going to use it, but definitely cool nonetheless!
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Re: [0.8.1a] The Vass, Time-Manipulating mini "faction" (hotfix 24/12)
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2017, 02:25:51 PM »

I'll probably give this a go on my next play through, thanks!
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Re: [0.8.1a] The Vass, Time-Manipulating mini "faction" (hotfix 24/12)
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2017, 06:32:07 PM »

Only gotten my hands on the fighter and bomber so far, but they're pretty cool.
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Re: [0.8.1a] The Vass, Time-Manipulating mini "faction" (hotfix 24/12)
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2017, 11:15:59 PM »

hmmm... I'm gonna have to give these babies a try after I'm done with my current campaign
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Re: [0.8.1a] The Vass, Time-Manipulating mini "faction" (hotfix 24/12)
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2017, 06:58:37 AM »

hmmm... I'm gonna have to give these babies a try after I'm done with my current campaign

Well, they don't have a faction so technically you could just add them. I did that and a few forcemarketupdate and I managed to find some fighters.
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Re: [0.8.1a] The Vass, Time-Manipulating mini "faction" (hotfix 24/12)
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2017, 07:32:09 AM »

After playing with the ships for a few hours, I can say this with utmost certainty.

EARGASM!!!!!!

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Re: [0.8.1a] The Vass, Time-Manipulating mini "faction" (hotfix 24/12)
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2017, 07:07:39 PM »

So, there isn't any missions for testing the Vass ships out, and it doesn't have Dynasector (not now anyways).

Will we at least get a test mission anytime soon?

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Never mind, I've tested them out myself and...

Both the cruiser/destroyer are the most useful out of the four ships. The frigate is pretty awkward and the carrier can come in pretty handy sometimes, but if you absolutely have to kill something and stop them from having a chance in return, use the Cruiser and Destroyer.

The destroyer has weaker weapons than the cruiser, but more than makes up for it with the ability.

The cruiser slows down enemies near it while ability is in use, think it's also passive as well.
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Re: [0.8.1a] The Vass, Time-Manipulating mini "faction" (hotfix 24/12)
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2017, 09:04:01 PM »

The cruiser slows down enemies near it while ability is in use, think it's also passive as well.

It's not quite a fully passive ability... all the ships travel 20% (i think) faster in time... and the slowdown field is a toggle.
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Re: [0.8.1a] The Vass, Time-Manipulating mini "faction" (hotfix 24/12)
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2017, 03:09:14 AM »

Will we at least get a test mission anytime soon?

Well, as a matter of fact...

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...the lack of mission was not intentional: when fixing a game-breaking bug with hotfix 0.1a, some stuff seems to have disappeared without me noticing it. This patch adds it back in again.

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EARGASM!!!!!!
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Re: [0.8.1a] The Vass, Time-Manipulating mini "faction" (hotfix 31/12)
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2018, 12:56:50 AM »

So, I spotted a Curtana at least ONCEin someone's fleet (they were an enemy fleet) and could have obtained it but I wasn't able to salvage it (it was an unlucky run)

Sadly, that was the only time i'd spot a Vass ship in my current playthrough.

Is there a possibility to decrease their rarity by just a small margin, so they're a slight bit more common?

Or are they essentially supposed to be super-rare ships with moderate abilities?

(Is there also a possibility to find their weapons, even though they're kind of built in? Or maybe some "alternate" Vass ships that don't have built-in weapons, but are weaker, ability-wise as a result?)

(I also find they're needing just a little bit more Ordnance Points, especially when you put their faction-specific hull-mods on. Possibly a 2/3/4/5 OP increase to their current OP levels. Alas, it's an afterthought.)
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Re: [0.8.1a] The Vass, Time-Manipulating mini "faction" (hotfix 31/12)
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2018, 01:52:52 AM »

Is there a possibility to decrease their rarity by just a small margin, so they're a slight bit more common?
I was actually afraid that they appeared too often in the campaign. I can definitely decrease the rarity; they are only supposed to be somewhat rare. I have simply not tested them in the campaign enough to test the drop rates 100%. Was your campaign before the latest hotfix? They became more common in that (since they have more variants, the total drop rate increases).

(Is there also a possibility to find their weapons, even though they're kind of built in? Or maybe some "alternate" Vass ships that don't have built-in weapons, but are weaker, ability-wise as a result?)
Weapon drops are possible, though I don't have any hardpoint sprites for any of them, which is why I have decided against implementing it for now.

As for the non-built-in ships... it's problematic. I tried that originally, but their abilities need to be so significantly weakened that they might as well not have them. Some of the ships also have behind-the-scenes code that forces their weapons to be built-in (the Ahlspiess device comes to mind). There's also the fact that the time-stopping code runs into some issues with other modded weapons (i have managed to get ~500000 damage/second from some) so i feel that compatability needs to come first, here.

That said, Vass ships with alternate weapon loadouts are a planned feature. Don't know when those are coming, though.

(I also find they're needing just a little bit more Ordnance Points, especially when you put their faction-specific hull-mods on. Possibly a 2/3/4/5 OP increase to their current OP levels. Alas, it's an afterthought.)
I have thought along the same lines (especially since hullmods and flux vents/caps are their only customizable feature). I will probably work on this for the next version.
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