Guest JediIgor Posted March 12, 2005 Share Posted March 12, 2005 All right, I took about 40 minutes to write this up, much longer than I anticipated. If something is unclear and it makes sense to me I'll try to answer it. This could probably be used in a Galaxy of War game too . Just so you know it's an idea to have a campaign, you will notice some things may resemble Star Wars so it would be easier to mod GaW if someone wanted to do that. ================================ Hey, hey, here's some ramblings about the idea: Simply 3-stages of chronological order: Early Game, Middle Game, Late Game Simply put you can start off the factions with bigger (or maybe smaller for some) territories based on the age you start. Of course we may want to have a feature for "free play" mode as well (even if its just for testing features, or you could unlock it after beating the game ! awesome!) , but I will be mainly talking about the campaign mode which could be a lot of fun. Suppose that in the future, Earth never gets globalized (united into one big government). Technology would still advance at a regular pace, we may even develop thermal fusion, but because we never proved string theory, we would grow at a slow technological pace. Then, someone would discover fusion. And quantum computing. Utilizing it would be another matter. But with years of private space flight, suddenly FTL would be possible. The first FTL flights would begin (maybe 200 years into the future). The first people to leave would come back, and most of them would never be heard of again (long jumps == can't come back). Fast forward 500 years, the known galaxy is inhabited by descendants of the great nations of Earth (everyone with a decent space program now): America, Russia, European Union, China, Japan, India, etc. Around 2500, we hear of efforts to prove the superstring theory coming to a close. On the day that an announcement is made about superstring theory finally proven, we get another announcement only minutes later: Earth disappears. But how? In the wake of proving superstring theory, the same method that was used to prove it had accidentally messed up a few dimensions used to successfully travel via FTL to Earth. Earth is still there, but you cannot leave it, and you cannot get to it from outside the Earth, except at normal speed). For example, Earth's coordinates in dimensions 7-10 used by 500 year FTL were shifted just a little bit. With Earth gone, the central government is too gone; the factions of the future are in a disarray, and turmoil ensues. Not too sure on the details now, but this is how Early game will start. Early technology: Think of Battlestar Galactica. Shields are a pipe dream, lasers are used for heating your food, and the mainstay of the galactic navies are colossal ships with thick titanium (?) armor, nuclear missiles, and huge flak cannons. Think of our standard navy now, there can be destroyers, battleships, carriers, and of course small fighters (planes) that will do a lot of the fighting. On the ground side of things, you got troops armed with machine guns (think Starship Troopers) and trained for various types of combat, with lots of different armor. Tanks, jeeps, etc, are used in combination with troops to put down unrest on planets when riots happen, until now we can say that nothing but minor battles have happened between the factions (so military technology would be wane too). So now what? The early goal can be finding Earth again, and while that happens people should be able to engage in diplomacy, war, exploration, research, etc to get as far as they can. After hitting a certain point in the technology tree, we can advance to the "Middle" age. Middle era: Now the factions have a better sense of being independent space governments (before they were locked in by conservative/careful Earth government?), they have bigger territories, and their technology is a little better (more space-oriented things?) since it's been advancing more rapidly now, but there are still no lasers or anything like that. In the middle era, the factions would finally be reaching the borders of "known" (at the point of Earth's disappearance) space.. at this point we can have them discovering what may appear as the remnants of an ancient civilization (dyson spheres, some ruins, no ships or anything though) and maybe stumble upon a few ships which have weird folk with psychic abilities ("The Force" anyone?). It would finally culminate with one of the factions stumbling upon Earth. Now I'm not sure what would happen with those people who live on Earth, but here's one of the many possibilities: The humans, with all contact cut off, decide to continue with their superstring experiments, until finally their technology is so advanced that they are able to "ascend" (that is become non-corporeal entities). At this point everyone has ascended and Earth is near empty. However, the knowledge of superstring theory is quickly utilized by the scientists of the faction who control Earth, and spies of the other factions quickly pass on this information. Earth, however, is a symbol to the rest of the galaxy that its owner is the "true" human. Factions quickly try to assemble their ships and attack Earth, but since the faction controlling Earth has the advantage of better tech sooner it will probably fight off most of the invaders. At this point, regardless of the explanation, we can start on the road to shields, antimatter, and all that Star Warsy stuff. The Middle era has ended, and the Late era has begun. Late era: With the humans vying for control of Earth, technology is now advancing at a pace quicker than before with all of the discoveries made from Earthian technology. But as we get more technology and faster travel capabilities, we explore more and more of the galaxy (maybe 10-20% explored now?) -- the ruins and remnants of civilization that we find shock humans but nevertheless they are convinced that the race has long died out or maybe ascended like the humans. Then.. a fleet appears at one of the farthest outposts and the outpost is gone from contact, people don't pay it any attention until the further outposts start disappearing one by one (from one side of the galaxy). The Nomads are back. Yes, those folks who left Earth back when FTL travel was "one way." Except now they look different. Hundreds of years of drug usage has enhanced them and turned them into something different from humans. Their skin color is barely the same of humans, and they would be hard pressed to realize that they and the humans are of the homo sapien species. Among many of them are those who have the power of the "divine," to talk to God and to use momentary divine abilities to help in the cause of the Nomads (think "The force") -- these are very similar to those folk you find in the late Middle era. Once the factions realize who they are, they will probably band together (or not.. some may use it to grab more land) against the Nomads. The Nomads, spread out across the galaxy, encountered the remnants of the alien species and studied them much closer than did the rest of the humans, and now their technology easily rivals the humans, but it is obvious that the Earth technology at the time of ascension was far superior (that means if they can resist being wiped out in the first wave, the humans can fight back). The Nomads don't have a huge population, but having excellent technology for years has helped them build many ships, and this fleet is just one of many of all those dispersed throughout the galaxy. Actually, the Nomads have used so many drugs that they accidentally deleted everything on their computers once (?) and after a couple of generations they totally forgot about Earth, humans, and all that, so now they think that the Humans are a completely different race, and seeing them warring with each other, they think that they need to be subjugated (or maybe the expeditionary fleet guy is just evil). They start their invasion of the "known" galaxy and like the Yuuzhan Vong they will ride through the known stars until the Humans can figure out technologies to fight them. The Nomads also have many, very many of those who can use "the force" and so they are formidable opponents. Of course as the Nomads are fought, people are discovered in our Human sectors that can be genetically spliced to become "divine" (but just a few.. ). Thus the Humans must fight off the Nomads and maybe even become powerful enough to take on the rest of the Nomads (who are scattered throughout maybe 60% of the galaxy). Several waves of the Nomads can be made, once the first one is fought off, more fleets start coming, and they start establishing bases on the edge of our space. At this point, things can even get more interesting if we feel like coding it (maybe there are instant travel gates to other worlds, etc etc) but simply put after a few waves the Humans become strong enough to fight back and once that happens a really huge fleet of Nomads (like 3/4th of the total Nomad navy?) will come to Earth, except no battle will happen. They will have realized that they are the same as the Humans and propose a treaty to end the colossal misunderstanding. At this point the game could end if the ruler of Earth wanted to accept this treaty, or maybe it wouldn't.. (like if it's mid-Late game)! If the Ruler of Earth said "No," then the other factions that used to be allied with you would probably break off and try to make a treaty with the Nomads on their own. (Actually, this could be a "Really Late" era..) The carefully planned alliance breaks down, and the Nomads sign with those willing to end the war, but a Civil War across the Nomad confederacy breaks loose since some people still don't believe the inferior Humans are their blood brothers. At this point the game could become more the Middle era with advanced technology, since you would have the Human factions and the Nomad factions all allied with each other and fighting for control of the galaxy. The game can then end in a few ways: Here are some possibilities.. 1. The human player becomes ruler of everyone, either by conquest, or by diplomatic treaties.2. Someone messes up a dyson sphere and it starts a chain reaction of starts that blow up, wiping out the galaxy (not fun, huh?)3. If you are humane enough, a few ascendants break their rules of not messing with corporeal beings and decide to stop the destruction. Then your scientists finally figure out the way to ascend, everyone ascends and it's a happy ending.4. A bunch of trigger happy aliens come back to the galaxy from a long vacation and finding it ruled by some mammals decide to unleash their forces and kill everyone who didn't ascend. Actually, that could happen in order . Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Create an account or sign in to comment
You need to be a member in order to leave a comment
Create an account
Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!Register a new account
Already have an account? Sign in here.Sign In Now