[Ship][AE][CE ready] The Xanthoconite

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[Ship][AE][CE ready] The Xanthoconite

Postby Biohazard063 » Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:03 am

Origin
After the successful creation of the Raptor (Lanius C), me and Anitsuffs got our head together again.
We wanted to try a ship starting off with a Vulcan (which is seemingly impossible to make balanced). The vulcan got scrapped but the idea of a single but powerful weapon remained.
We also wanted to create a version of the other ship type missing a C-layout.
And luck be that there are 2 crystal weapons that aren't used on the standard crystal A.
It was perfect and the Xanthoconite began to take shape. With powerful weaponry should come a decent downside as well. In this case, an unused idea to replace shields. Working all the kinks out and after rigorous playtesting, the Xanthoconite was created and released for you to try out.

The Xanthoconite
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"A cooperation between engi and crystal lies at the base of this ship. Relying on drones for defense and crystal weaponry for offense."
Downloads
Dropbox :https://www.dropbox.com/s/x1cz1tu8e3s55xo/Xanthoconite.ftl?dl=0
Mediafire :http://www.mediafire.com/download/ot0v9vwt7szlq28/Xanthoconite.ftl

Useful information
[*]The ship replaces crystal A which means you can only play with it once you have that ship unlocked. Seeing how this isn't the easiest ship, it might also be for the best.
[*]Everything is working and all the details are taking care of (gibs, crew placement, cloaking image etc...)
[*]Every system has a room allocated, for people playing with CE that also means artillery is available. Considering this is a project between engi and crystal lore wise, and crystal supplying hull and weaponry, the artillery is the Waveform EMP. (Might be changed if proven to powerful)
[*]Some custom images (other then the recoloring of the hull) went into the making of this, these are the pilot interior and artillery interior.
[*]The name : Xanthoconite fits really well. First off, Xanthoconite is a mineral (like the name of the other crystal ships) with a yellow orange color(Xanth is related to the word "xanthic" which has its roots in the Greek word "xanthos" which means yellow). And it's close to xeno which means foreign in Greek (Latin ?) which fits the fact that crystals lived in seclusion for so long.

Showcases :
Maiden voyage part 1:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDWTAU6GjfI

Maiden voyage part 2 :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5IQXMYA8Dc

Anistuffs showcase part 1:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZn94WP2Gso

Credit :
Kartoflane : Creator of the Superluminal program
Sleeper Service : Creator of the Captains Edition mod (for the artillery)
Anistuffs : Ship made in cooperation with him

FIxes
[*]Moved the upper weapons door to the left
[*]Changed the doors room interior
Last edited by Biohazard063 on Sun May 24, 2015 7:27 am, edited 6 times in total.
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Re: [Ship][AE][CE ready] The Xanthoconite

Postby Anistuffs » Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:45 am

Heh, good timing! I just released my playtest run of v1 of the Xanthoconite 2 and a half hours ago. Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZn94WP2Gso
One thing to note is that v1 of the ship had 1 bar of shields before Bio and I decided on removing the system entirely mainly because of having that free 40 scrap from crystal vengeance from the start.

History/origin of the name for the curious: http://anistuffs.blogspot.com/2015/04/a ... tions.html

P.S. I posted this on reddit for some more feedback: http://www.reddit.com/r/ftlgame/comment ... er_type_c/

P.P.S. Hey Bio, you've a lot of typos on the main post. May want to correct them.

Firstly, 'powerful' has 1 L. Every single time you wrote that word, you used 2 Ls, so you have to correct all of them. Use ctrl+f to help.

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We wanted to try a ship starting of with a Vulcan (which is seemingly impossible to make balanced) so we wanted to use another rare and powerfull, we also wanted to create a version of the other ship type missing a C-layout.

Corrections: starting *off with a Vulcan
"so we wanted to use another rare and powerfull" - sentence does not make sense. Like at all. Sorry. Remove it entirely.
Gibs also has 1 B, not 2. Proof: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gib_%28video_gaming%29
Xeno means alien/foreign in both Greek and Latin so that's kinda nice :)
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Why not pop over and say hi :)
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Re: [Ship][AE][CE ready] The Xanthoconite

Postby Biohazard063 » Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:59 am

Made some minor changes to make it look a bit better.
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