[color=black]An Idea for a MOD: Star Trek vs. Star Wars vs. [/color][color=black]Babylon[/color][color=black] 5[/color]
[color=black]As the cancellation of Apocalypse I have been somewhat bored from time to time and don't want to let all my knowledge go to waste, if I don't start something (like another A2 MOD) I may very well forget how to MOD it![/color]
[color=black]Anyway, this is just an idea for another MOD (this will also be the ONLY thread on and / or about it). I haven't given it tones of thought, but I have been thinking about it over the past week![/color]
[color=black]Note, that everything will be as canon as humanly possible![/color]
[color=black]What it will be is six races:[/color]
- Star Trek (good side)
- Star Trek (bad side)
- Star Wars (good side)
- Star Wars (bad side)
- Babylon 5 (good side)
- Babylon 5 (bad side)
[color=black][color=black]Let’s start with Star Trek, the good side would be the Federation, and you would have the bad side as the Borg (thus being because the federation are the highlight of Star Trek and the Borg is the biggest threat).[/color][/color] [color=black][color=black][/color][/color] [color=black]Star Wars, good side would be the Rebels, Jedi etc, bad side to be the Galactic Empire (star destroyers and so on).[/color]
[color=black]Babylon[/color][color=black] 5, good side would be the [/color][color=black]Babylon[/color][color=black] 5 station and so on (follow on the shows) I haven't watched it in a very long time, mainly because it hasn't been on TV - but the Shadows & Vorlons would be the Enemy Perhaps? - I say Shadows & Vorlons as they are the most powerful races, if not them then that is up to you to decide![/color]
[color=black]Let it be noted that most ships / stations and so on will be taken from various MODs (with the permission of the people who put these other MODs together originally) - also, I don't by any means want people thinking of this as another A2 MOD as of yet (it hasn't even began planning, as I said at the start, this is just an idea)![/color]
[color=black]As well as asking people to take part in helping me put this together (I am under no circumstances going to attempt this alone) I would also like to know what the A2 community thinks - there is no point in putting this idea together if nobody really wants or cares for it! Would be somewhat of a waste of time![/color]
[color=black]On a side note, it’s going to involve all timelines (this will not be too much of a problem for [/color][color=black]Babylon[/color][color=black] 5, but ST & SW will have all ships (not yet decided on whether to involve Klingons, Romulans etc).[/color]
[color=black]Anyhow, feedback is welcomed![/color]
The cake is a lie.There is no cake.
13th November 2004
Query: Why do i believe somebody else on AFC is trying to under-take EXACTLY the same thing??? SSA, check out armadafleetcommand, I swear that somebody else is doing this...
That maybe so, i am not a member of AFC and i don't go there very often, if i did it would be to look at files but you have to be a member and a) i can't be arsed to sign up again b) i dnt like the layout too much (not extremely accessible) and c) some of the stuff doesn't work - and its still there even when you submit it as a broken file. But, if this is being attempted could someone let me know whos doing it? i'd like to help!
Ash. Just because one person is doing this shouldnt' stop you doing the same. In my view no two mods are exactly the same, even if they use the same base ship/station setup.
Now as to your question. Might I suggest the follow:
1) Trek good side being the Alpha/Beta alliance (DS9 style) 2) Trek bad side being the Dominion Alliance (DS9 style)
To add in the borg will cause a bad balance issue.
Star Wars side is fine, but I would love to see someone take advantage of eps 1-3 ships and stations.
3) B5 good side, Earth Alliance, mimbari and Vorlon 4) B5 bad side shadows, Drakh
Looking at the addition of the shadows tells me this side is more likely to be from the Shadow War. Now if memory serves me correctly, both the mimbari and the vorlons allied themselves with the Earth Alliance so this would class as being more canon.
All in all you may have a few balance issues with including the shadows and vorlons as their ships are incredibly powerful to say the least.
Having the Borg in thir would help off set the B5 balance.
The cake is a lie.There is no cake.
13th November 2004
Then Star Wars would be knocked out. Lets be honest, the Death Star can't exactly move that swiftly, nor can they Super Duper Hyper Mega Destroyers?
Major, it is true that no MODs are exactly the same, but i am not going to atempt this along and if someone is creating one similar i can always give my ideas to them and see what they make of it. As for the DS9 idea - its pretty good, and, if i do get going with this MOD idea they would fit it well, Fed, Kling & Rom vs Dom, Breen & Card! As for the balance issue (whichever galaxy your from) the stronger and more powerfull ships would simply have a longer build time and cost more! That way it would even everything out in the long run! For B5 though, the Narn and Centari... i believe its the Centari (guys with afro / moheaken - style hair! - would it be wise to include them? I know that the Narn (lizard like guys) were with the Minbari and the Centari were with the Shadows!? As for Star Wars not having not so strong ships (or ships that can move quickely) - that wont matter, because, as again, i will be working with the Build Times & Costs! they may not be able to move as fast, but there weapons would be way good (i'll also have to find out wheather its possible so that ships can only fire foward) IE: the Death Star can only fire from that one location - then it would have to recharge! Anyway, is anyone intresting in helping? Is so then the first thing to do will be to get all the Ships & Stations (i am pretty clued up with Star Trek & Babylon 5 - but someone who knows quite a bit about Star Wars would be nice (the Rebel ships - i don't know much about them except for the Y & X wing fighters!
Well,I can give you informations to balance the Star Wars ships.But modelling?No,I can't help you there.
Info will be great - I have sent you a PM - get back to me on that! thanks!
Okay then Ash. Why not go with a completely non trek based TC instead?? I mean theres plenty of Trek based mods, but non trek!!??!! Well thats another matter.