Discussion in 'Civ3 - WH40K Workshop' started by LMR, Mar 20, 2007.
General discussion about ideas and stuff
For starters, we should really consider dumping the idea of adding necrons, eldar, deldar, tyranids and tau to the mod for the moment. We simply don't have enough units for them. When units for them arise, I think we can consider these "civs".
Or, we do have some for tau (hammerhead & firewarrior by smoking mirror), but I think there are none for d/eldar/necrons, and tyranids are just weird.
And let us concentrate on what really can be done (imperial guard, space marine chapters, witch & daemonhunters, chaos marines and orkz. and somethings I might forget).
Sorta like what embryodead/mr.do/mrtn did with WHFB-mod - adding things afterwards. You might hate this idea, but it's an option, not an ordnance
It sounds acceptable.. just so long as we can add the missing stuff after
Actually, this is my plan. You'll like it, because its awesome and what we're going to do. Once we get the units lines and stats, tech tree, buildigns and what not, basically most of the non graphical 'Biq' work, all down on paper, we chuck it all into a biq with place holder graphics and start playtesting right then. That way, we can playtest while we're begging aaglo to make us stuff and he tells us no and it'll cut down on time.
I'll probably piggy back it on the WHFBM for now, using High Elf graphics for eldar and Dark elf for Deldar and what not.
By the way, we have 3 Eldar units (Grav Tanks by TGA) and One dEldar Unit (The Wytch by Embryodead). So Thhb.
To me that looks like a plan!
Yup, sounds good to me, too...
I thought we were going to present him trees as sacrificial offerings
On a serious note, that sounds like a very good plan
What? Trees or Placeholders? I'm up for both
I'm glad you all agree. Becasue if you didn't, I'd have to drive to your house and beat you up. And Finland and Austrilia are a long way away and I don't have alot of money for gas.
I have an Eldar figure. I can make a few of those dudes in the future, .
Anyone know where I can get WH 40K stuff for Poser? I know I can get a Bolter and chainsword from Renderosity, but that's about it...
Then again, I'll probably be more involved with Ork/Chaos stuff, considering I can make either by adding hornz and spikez to standard Imperial stuff, and I know where I can get said Imperial stuff.
Odin found Vanishing Point, which has got 40K stuff on it
EDIT:including two Chaos Marines on the second page (Khorne Berserker and a Legion of the Damned one)
EDIT 2: and on page three there are two Chaos Space Marines (one with horns ), a Thousand Sons, and a Plague Marine
Darn, there's a lot of stuff there...
Sure is. Makes me really wish i had poser...
Cool! I can start on the chaos stuff as soon as their unit lines get figured out....
Shouldn't be long. I mean, I have them all basically done, but they're in a notebook. A notebook is not the same as the internet. Its involves paper. So, you knows, I gotta painstakingly convert it from a .ppr doc to a .ontheweb doc. Aaaan I'm not going to do any more of that right this moment. And my homie is coming home from pittsburgh tomorrow- so the next thing of line will be up sundy, probably.
While I am currently reading through the 53 #edit 59 pages of the previous thread, I though it might be simpler to just ask - What is the scope of this mod?
(More than one answer may be appropriate)
One Planet / Multiple Planets
A long term history
The settling of a Planet
A Campaign (<- my personal preference) (which may take decades)
Some strange occurance somewhere within the Eye of Chaos
A Giant Space Hulk
Once I know more about this I may be able to make some more usefull sugestions.
One planet. No long term history thing. No Campaign, no nothing. What the Waffle do we need a story for? Its 40K- everyone has a reason to fight, so they do. Trying to fit some sort of story will just slow us down.
Not Story - Scope
Time - otherwise you have Techs like "Alphabet" and "Hour 3 - Reinfocements Arive"
Location - You say one planet. Possibilities for this are still large.
Setting - A 25 words or less description of what is going on. (e.g. "What the Waffle do we need a story for? Its 40K- everyone has a reason to fight, so they do." )
There are some other factors that could come into scope, but I think that those are the major ones.
I'm not asking this because I need an answer. I'm asking this because I want to know what the framework is. If a question has no answer yet, that means I am free to suggest a wider range of things without contradicting what has already been descided.
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