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# 81
01-20-2013, 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted by pwebranflakes View Post
One of the prizes is that your mission becomes a spotlight mission, but in order for that to happen, you would need to submit it. If you choose not to submit it, we wouldn't be able to spotlight it.

Thats good, at least you'd be able to edit it before hand.
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# 82
01-20-2013, 03:55 PM
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Thats good, at least you'd be able to edit it before hand.
Absolutely I give authors a week+ of notice and leeway time to edit, polish and submit before the spotlight goes live. And, while it would be disappointing to not see a winning mission spotlighted, if the author chooses not to submit it, I would respect that (but only after I politely asked them to reconsider and cleared up any concerns ).

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# 83
01-20-2013, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by pwebranflakes View Post
One of the prizes is that your mission becomes a spotlight mission, but in order for that to happen, you would need to submit it. If you choose not to submit it, we wouldn't be able to spotlight it.

Cheers,

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Thank you very much for the answer.
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# 84
01-20-2013, 08:02 PM
Just curious, are we allowed to work in pairs (ie one does story, one does actual map making)? And what sorts of restrictions or rewards would ensue from that?

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# 85
01-21-2013, 04:36 AM
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Originally Posted by stardestroyer001 View Post
Just curious, are we allowed to work in pairs (ie one does story, one does actual map making)? And what sorts of restrictions or rewards would ensue from that?
dont see why not but whoever publishes it, will get the reward (if it wins)... that and sharing accounts is a no no


Branflakes I have another question/request,

Is there any chance we can have the Mirror, Purple(Old mirror ship skins), Borg set visuals, reman & romulan set visuals added to the ships hull costume tab?

Basically what I was going to do was have several alternate universe converge due to the Tholians doing stuff.

As for the other maybe someone wants to do something about a reman built defiant or ships getting assimilated? :O

I want an Armored Hatham called Fluffy!

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# 86
01-21-2013, 11:13 AM
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Is there any chance we can have the Mirror, Purple(Old mirror ship skins), Borg set visuals, reman & romulan set visuals added to the ships hull costume tab?
Same with the characters, I got a really funny idea for a MACO based story but each time I try to make something like a MACO it just turns out like a camp-uniform. lol
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# 87
01-21-2013, 11:32 AM
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In the spirit of the competition, only maps, missions, stories, dialogue etc. created/ built/ designed during the 6-week creation period should be used.
I guess I should assume this means I couldn't, for example, use the transporter room (made by alimac30) as part of a map I made for this? Even if I noted credits to them?

Assuming not, if by chance I did happen to win, could I add assets like this back into a map before submitting it for featuring? Again, making note to credit the original designers?

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# 88
01-21-2013, 02:03 PM
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I guess I should assume this means I couldn't, for example, use the transporter room (made by alimac30) as part of a map I made for this? Even if I noted credits to them?

Assuming not, if by chance I did happen to win, could I add assets like this back into a map before submitting it for featuring? Again, making note to credit the original designers?
Why don't you make your own? If you need a TP it will take 2-3h to create from scrach at most (and that's only if you need a complete transporter room).
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# 89
01-21-2013, 03:17 PM
Can and may, i juss happen to like the look of that one, so if i could have used it, i would have.
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# 90
01-22-2013, 11:57 AM
BranFlakes asked me to stop in and shed some light on the functionality and abilities of Tholians, so I thought I'd answer some of the questions that have already been raised. If you have any more, please feel free to ask them in this thread.

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Do weak mobs summon Mirror Ships, is it only Battleships? Does this happen with ANY Tholian space contact?

It means that we can't even play the trick of boxing them in somehow to initiate a conversation, because they are always a hostile enemy group , they might pop this power on a player and suddenly there is a mirror enemy ship , where the author designed for their to be a conversation.

We cannot predict what an enemy mob of Tholians will bring to the party.
The Mirror Ships are only summoned by the Rifts that occasionally spawn from Tholian Warp Core Breeches. It's not an ability they can initiate on their own, nor is it something that happens with much frequency. It happens only upon the moment of their death.

Orb Weavers (Cruiser)have a 5% chance on death of summoning this rift
Recluse (Battleship) have a 15% chance
Tarantula (Dreadnought) have a 25% chance

Whenever the death of a Tholian ship causes an Interphasic Rift, Mirror Ships may be summoned. Each rift has 3 pulses, each of which will summon a maximum of one ship:

Pulse 1 = 60% Miranda, 30% a random Cruiser, 10% a random Sci Vessel
Pulse 2 = 70% no second ship, 15% a second Miranda, 10% a random Cruiser, 5% a random Escort
Pulse 3 = 70% no third ship, 15% a third Miranda, 10% a random Escort, 5% a Battleship

Every Mirror ship that is summoned is only 80% the level of the Tholian that caused them to spawn. So when fighting level 50 Tholians, the summoned critters should be around 40 or 41, and easily dispatched.

Since this ability only fires at the point of death, there is no Cooldown worth considering. (It's 1000 seconds, but you'll never see this since NPC corpses don't linger that long after death.)


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Is a Tholian Battleship mob just as powerful as any other Battleship ? but with the ability to summon another powerful mob on the PCs ?
As you can see above, the Rift and subsequent summons have such a small % chance to occur, that it really isn't taken into consideration in the overall balance of Tholian critters. So, while your statement is accurate (Recluse Battleships are intended to be just as powerful as other critter Battleships), there is also a very small chance of things escalating upon the moment of their death. But even then, it's intended more as flavor, than as a primary tactic of the Tholian group as a whole.
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