[SHIP] The Lancer (Ramming Cruiser)

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[SHIP] The Lancer (Ramming Cruiser)

Postby NarnKar » Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:36 pm

(Rock Ship): "Ram the bastards."

The Lancer
"A customized Rock ship, designed for ramming other ships and tearing holes in enemy hulls."

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Exactly what it says on the tin. People wanted Rock ramming cruisers, and I was happy to oblige. Its artillery system "fires" three "bombs", which simulate three impacts of the cruiser into the enemy hull. Each impact does 2 damage, with a guaranteed breach chance. No missiles are consumed in the process.

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The Ramjet Artillery firing

Download v2.0 here.

Videos:
Vanguard of Valor Twitch Stream


Attributions:
-The ship hull was assembled from vanilla FTL parts.
-The Ramjet Artillery is my own (crappy) art.
-Mod assembled in kartoFlane's Superluminal Ship Editor v2.06b.
-Mod tested in TaxiService's MTE.

Changelog:

v2.0:
-added metadata, cloaking, gibs
-swapped teleporter, door positions (no four man boarding for you)
-recolored gibs, so that the fact it's a splice is less obvious (according to some)

v1.0:
-Original forum upload
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Re: [SHIP] The Lancer (Ramming Cruiser)

Postby NewAgeOfPower » Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:14 pm

NarnKar wrote:Ramming speed!

Exactly what it says on the tin. People wanted Rock ramming cruisers, and I was happy to oblige. Its artillery system "fires" three "bombs", which simulate three impacts of the cruiser into the enemy hull. Each impact does 2 damage, with a guaranteed breach chance. No missiles are consumed in the process.


You must get the Valor guy to make a video of this. Although, you could have used some color modification to make the splices less obvious...
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Re: [SHIP] The Lancer (Ramming Cruiser)

Postby NarnKar » Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:20 pm

Every time I color mod, it ends up looking ridiculously greyscale. And I wanted the Rock-ness of this cruiser to be easily apparent; it's sort of like sticking different parts onto the same base Bulwark chassis, to create the customization.
Maybe I could've recolored the wings more, but...naaaah, I don't have time for that.

While I certainly would love for VoV to do videos of this mod (or any of my others), I don't think he will, and I think it'd be too crass of me to ask him.
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Re: [SHIP] The Lancer (Ramming Cruiser)

Postby Omen267901 » Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:47 pm

NarnKar wrote:Every time I color mod, it ends up looking ridiculously greyscale. And I wanted the Rock-ness of this cruiser to be easily apparent; it's sort of like sticking different parts onto the same base Bulwark chassis, to create the customization.
Maybe I could've recolored the wings more, but...naaaah, I don't have time for that.

While I certainly would love for VoV to do videos of this mod (or any of my others), I don't think he will, and I think it'd be too crass of me to ask him.


Yeah. If I remember correctly in one of his streams he said he just doesn't enjoy FTL anymore. Said with the limited modding, and no updates, it just got repetitive.
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Re: [SHIP] The Lancer (Ramming Cruiser)

Postby Russian Rockman » Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:54 pm

Omen267901 wrote:Yeah. If I remember correctly in one of his streams he said he just doesn't enjoy FTL anymore. Said with the limited modding, and no updates, it just got repetitive.

I love VoV's lets plays. It's a shame he only gave Captain's Edition a try once. There is so much content in there that it would never get boring. And Sleeper Service is always adding new stuff. :(

I don't think you should ask him to do a lets play of your mod, but we should all "encourage" him to try out some of the new mods for FTL. Tell him there is a lot of new stuff that makes the game different from vanilla.

He's doing his 3rd run of XCOM right now, he really should give FTL another try too.
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Re: [SHIP] The Lancer (Ramming Cruiser)

Postby rannl » Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:26 pm

Nicely done NK. Love the concept :)
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Re: [SHIP] The Lancer (Ramming Cruiser)

Postby Estel » Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:57 am

Very nice ship idea! Instant download, looks like some interesting play style, even if only lore-wise. I strongly encourage you to do those gibs and cloak images, so it could become complete.

As for re-coloring - I think that those Stealth-C wings are sticking out the most, and could get painted to look like rest of rock ship. The forward, metallic blades are looking OK already.

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Re: [SHIP] The Lancer (Ramming Cruiser)

Postby Gyrfalcon » Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:00 am

Estel wrote:As for re-coloring - I think that those Stealth-C wings are sticking out the most, and could get painted to look like rest of rock ship. The forward, metallic blades are looking OK already.
/Estel


I agree, other than the Stealth-C wings, the ship looks great!

Also, if you know some event-coding, you could also throw in a couple blue-options similar to the one from the game (e.g. Ram the bastards.) :D

That would make this perfect.
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Re: [SHIP] The Lancer (Ramming Cruiser)

Postby NarnKar » Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:46 am

Gyrfalcon wrote:I agree, other than the Stealth-C wings, the ship looks great!


Lots of feedback on the Stealth C wings. I'll be sure to swap 'em out eventually, hehe.

Gyrfalcon wrote:Also, if you know some event-coding, you could also throw in a couple blue-options similar to the one from the game (e.g. Ram the bastards.) :D


The trouble with this is that, simply, there's no way I could make it compatible with all of CE's gazillion events. And I like my mods to have CE integratability.
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Re: [SHIP] The Lancer (Ramming Cruiser)

Postby Estel » Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:52 am

NarnKar wrote:The trouble with this is that, simply, there's no way I could make it compatible with all of CE's gazillion events. And I like my mods to have CE integratability.


+1 here. While blue events would be cool, compatibility with CE is a must, and we already can "ram the bastards!" in 80% other situations :D (fights).

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