A fun idea, especially sinse I like the idea of something cooperative nd communicating across space with your friend when your coms could be picked up by the enemy could add a hole dimention to the game.

However obviously there is a fairly major programming element to this, pluss, Tom would need to create quite a number of missions if he needed single and multiplayer ones.


Beware the grue!

Dark.
----- Original Message ----- From: "David Mehler" <dave.meh...@gmail.com>
To: "Gamers Discussion list" <gamers@audyssey.org>
Sent: Monday, July 11, 2011 10:21 PM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Startrek tng trivia error


Hi,

Not sure if this has been touched on yet, as I'm a new joiner of this thread.

One thing that would be interesting to see would be and this goes with
Tom's idea of two ships, network play. You and a friend each command a
ship and help each other to complete a mission, so for example the
stopping of the Phoenix.

Dave.


On 7/11/11, Thomas Ward <thomasward1...@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi Dark,

yeah. I know what you mean. I was just giving you an example of how an
editor might work.

Obviously, you might team up with the Klingon ship, Quvaht, to hunt
down ships aligned with the House of Duras who are trying to over
throw the Klingon government. Obviously, in a case like that you would
need specific ship names in order to keep from blasting your own
people. Star Trek, as you pointed out, is usually more complex than
just blasting away at unnamed Romulan, Klingon, or Cardassian
warships.

For instance, Commander Sela, commands the Goraxus. As she shows up in
a number of Star Trek epasodes I could foresee her ship showing up in
the game somewhere. Sela, doesn't like the Federation too much, and
she has some  personal issues with the Enterprise in particular. It
would just seem logical that main villains like Sela would be there
somewhere.

Interesting enough your mission idea reminds me of the TNG epasode the
wounded. That's the one where the Phoenix's captain goes rogue, and
the Enterprise is called into help the Cardassians hunt down the
Phoenix. The Enterprise and the Cardassian ship Trager eventually stop
the Phoenix before he starts a war between the Cardassians and
Federation. That's a perfect kind of mission for a game like this.

Cheers!

On 7/11/11, dark <d...@xgam.org> wrote:
Hi Tom.

extra missions or an editer would both be nice options.

The one situation I would like to avoid is one where you create the game,
do
perhaps 12 missions, then nothing gets done, sinse however good your 12
are
there is always more of the trek universe to explore and challenge.

As to ship names, well if you are using prerecorded speech, perhaps
include
generic ship names such as romulan warbird, but also have some specific
names in there.


For instance, you might have a mission warning that one captain has gone
rogue and stolen plans to a destructive weapon the Romulans have been
working on.

The romulan government grudgingly agree to let a federation ship join the search, however starfleet obviously want as much detail of this weapon as
possible just in case relations with the romulans deteriorate.

So, you would have a couple of romulan warbirds essentially on your side
hunting down the ship, but before destroying it you'd need to catch it
first
and perform a deep scan without the warbirds detecting you.

thus for this mission you'd need both the named ship of the rogue
captain, ---- say the Runshat, and generic warbirds as well.

This is just the sort of more complex and delicate mission I'd like to see
in a trek game myself, and while it would require more extensive
programming
eg, having the reactions of the romulan ships differ and setting the
mission
to end if the warbirds destroyed th Runshat before you scanned it, it
would
also give a far better experience of what the Trek universe is actually
like.

beware the Grue!

Dark.

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