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« on: January 23, 2009, 12:13:38 PM »
Have idea for FreeSpace 2 campaign?? Post it here!:devel:
That way FREDders can have good source for ideas for their missions. :D
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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2009, 03:19:07 PM »
I'll start us off:

Shadows

The Polaris Regional Security Corps (PRSC) is an organization funded by the GTVA and given the job to do menial tasks within war-torn Polaris so as to free up military assets. Consisting primarily of civilian volunteers, the PRSC does convoy escort, security analysis at high-traffic areas and other necessary but less important tasks. However, the ghosts of the Neo-Terran Front continue to wreak havoc upon the system. As a civilian volunteer pilot for the PRSC, the player must fight the last remnants of this evil rebellion in an increasingly turbulent world.

Crimson Skies

Set during the events directly following the end of the Neo-Terran rebellion, and set parallel to the Psamtik's operations in the nebula, Crimson Skies follows the GTD Aquitaine's secret mission to recover ETAK data from NTF blockade runners in the Shivan Nebula. The player must brave EMP storms, nebula obscurity and the Shivan menace to accomplish his mission to hunt down the last of the NTF in the nebula.

All Quiet on the Shivan Front

Epsilon Pegasi has fallen. The Repulse and Rear Admiral Koth's battlegroup tear through the core systems as the GTVA try desperately to halt his advance. But what of the Shivans? The GTVA has suspended all operations in the nebula, but the Shivan threat still remains. Follow the story of the GTD Messana as it holds back the Shivan assault forces continuously bleeding into Gamma Draconis from the Knossos. The blockade must hold.

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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2009, 03:31:13 PM »
Colossus

As a pilot whose squadron is based on the GTVA Colossus, fight the odds under a different point of view. What if the Colossus had been ordered to enter the nebula to spearhead the capture of the Iceni? What if, in the consequent operations, the Colossus engaged the Sathanas in the nebula?

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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2009, 04:31:11 PM »
Quote from: Mobius;111308
Colossus

As a pilot whose squadron is based on the GTVA Colossus, fight the odds under a different point of view. What if the Colossus had been ordered to enter the nebula to spearhead the capture of the Iceni? What if, in the consequent operations, the Colossus engaged the Sathanas in the nebula?
Weren't you already working on that?

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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2009, 04:47:31 PM »
"All Quiet on the Shivan Front" seems very intresting. Do you have any plans for missions and mods included?
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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2009, 10:54:07 PM »
"All Quiet on the Shivan Front" sticks mostly to canon, so very few or no mods would be included in it.

Most of the missions would be set around the Knossos as the player has to blockade the Knossos from incoming Shivan ships. The big finale would be a rescue mission into the nebula probably.

That concept wouldn't last any more than 3-4 missions anyway, so it'd be a nice simple concept.

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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2009, 07:53:17 AM »
As a lazy and more than 8145674303 times (approximately)  dead pilot, i'd prefer things to remain quiet on the Shivan Front.

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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2009, 09:50:36 AM »
Hmmm... What about Vega evacuation campaign that is happening right after Capella destruction? A lot of enemies and a small ammount of friendlies protecting escaping convoys?
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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2009, 01:00:30 PM »
Eclipse

Out of nowhere, the Shivans appear in most of the GTVA systems and start attacking military and civilian targets. The 3rd GTVA-Shivan War lasts for less than 10 hours before all communications are lost between the GTVA fleets and systems. You are a pilot of the Rapid-Reaction fleet, based in the Delta Serpentis system, composed of 3 advanced destroyers and a surviving civilian fleet. As the fleet gets stopped by Sol's terrans while trying to retreat to the densely populated Sol system, via the new Sol subspace gate, the surviving rapid-reaction fleet starts a lengthy journey to a possible sanctuary in Sol, trying to find the other subspace node leading to it.


Ok, so it's a rip-off of BSG. Originaly it was meant to work as a practice in FREDding for me, so all mods ( post-FS2/pre-FS3 ) are set up and I finished the 1st filler mission. But then started concentrating on ASW, and decided to scrap this.
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« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2009, 01:40:01 PM »
Sounds like Apocalypse III project. We might merge those two, Shadow :)
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« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2009, 03:09:12 PM »
Doubt it. Eclipse wasn't that good. I like the concept though ( as long as the BSG-rip-off part dies ), and so if it's similar to AIII, I'll be a happy Shivan :D
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« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2009, 07:36:35 PM »
A bit of horrible literature follows, but the message and concept of it is there:


   Dystopia

The Dubhe microcosm - A world wrought with criminal activites and corruption unknown to anyone from the outside world. But the discovery of the mineral-rich Yersinia nebula beyond Dubhe saw rise to an industrial monopoly in the form of STX Exploration. Mining for the important deuterium gases in the nebula are an army of reclusive gas miners as unsavory as the criminal masterminds that surround them. As a war erupts between STX Exploration and the criminal underworld, with the galaxy's population is none the wiser. Dubhe has come to be known as an eternal dystopia.

The GTVA is all but nonexistant here - It is only a small militia consisting of a single carrier-corvette, a cruiser and a few wings of fighters that is keeping order from turning into chaos. But they are far from being the incorruptible servants which they claim to be, for even the GTVA cannot stop itself from dealing with the corrupted figures of piracy and corporate monopoly.

But it was the outbreak of plague on the seven colonies surrounding Dubhe Prime that caused the most intrigue of all. An incurable curse, the disease swept across the system, claiming hundreds on the way. Nobody knew what caused it. Even the so-called cure-all solutions to other diseases did little to stop the spread of the pandemic. The GTVA turned a blind eye. But there are darker forces working in the shadows, forces working to both undermine and to save the people. They are, however, not the blind strength that forms the heart of the GTVA. These forces strive in the unknowable mist of the Yersinia nebula, shunning the light and working in the open only when necessary. These dissidents were the true forces of good in this world.

The story starts when a green pilot joins the GTVA militia in the system. During an illicit exchange operation within the nebula (to "keep them quiet") between the GTVA and a group of criminals calling themselves the Righteous Avengers, the GTVA are trapped by someone calling himself 'Dark'. After bringing them into an intense electromagnetic storm where their sensors wouldn't work, 'Dark' persuades the GTVA to help him and his cause. With no other option, the GTVA agree to his offer.

After several days of lurking in the nebula, the GTVA pilots learn the inner workings of the dark underworld. After meeting with a group of exiled Vasudan outlaws and making a deal with some other pirate groups, the player learns the darkest secret of all: There is no deuterium in the Yersinia nebula. STX Exploration is mining a microscopic virus-like creature that lives within the ionized gas. It is this virus which is causing the pandemic on the seven colonies. STX Exploration was responsible for the plague.

As the pilots emerge from the nebula enlightened, they are awestruck by the arrival of the GTD Hector and the 11th Fleet, arriving to cleanse the system of dissidents. The pilots are faced with a choice - Will they join the pirates and overthrow STX Exploration's evil monopoly, or will they choose the easy option and return to the GTVA once again?



I've been thinking of this one for a while, but never even started on it.

The basic premise is that the GTVA are helping STX Exploration mine some kind of sentient virus thing that is capable of mind control (I originally got this idea while watching an anime... :nervous:) STX Exploration accidentally (or intentionally?) leaks some of the virus onto the habitation areas of Dubhe causing a pandemic.

The GTVA don't really care so don't do much, but some of the pirates and outlaws living in the nebula know what's going on and are trying to stop STX Exploration from infecting the whole galaxy and turning the Terran and Vasudan race into a horde of loyal, mindless zombies - (A fate that may have befell the Shivans...? Interesting thought there...). The GTVA are more or less evil in this campaign.

The campaign starts off with the player flying as a GTVA pilot doing some run-of-the-mill anti-pirate work, but later finds himself dealing with the pirates to keep this particular group quiet. He is then introduced to this guy called 'Dark' and his gang which are a group of guys trying to stop STX Exploration.

The player starts off thinking that 'Dark' and his group are evil but as the campaign progresses he learns the truth and finds 'Dark' is actually trying to save the human and Vasudan races. At the end he has the choice of either staying with the pirates (the 'good' choice) or going back to the GTVA (the 'bad' choice, but the choice some players will think is the right one due to siding with the established government).

As a decidedly non-FS-ish campaign, I was planning to take some stylistic departures from the series. Fighter-pilot characters (wingmates) would be added, some quicktime-like events were planned (I did a bit of messing around with the SEXPs but didn't get anywhere with this. A bit similar to 'He Who Rides the Tiger' from STR was planned). In-game cutscenes (was thinking of doing Mobius-style take off and landings or jumping in cinematics in some missions), third-person semi-interactive stuff, etc. etc.

For mods I was thinking of basing it on Nukemod, since that was un-FreeSpacey anyway and I wanted to establish a more unique atmosphere. I was thinking that you'd never really see a ship larger than a destroyer 'till the end which would reinforce the 'boonies' sorta feel of the campaign.

Inspired mainly by "Dissident Theory", a short demo campaign by fs2gundam that I played recently. It was, similarly, about a trip through a nebula and an evil GTVA. It sparked my imagination and I was thinking of making something similar to it someday which is where this sprang from. The sentient virus thing came from an interesting uber-violent loli anime (GCv would like it methinks). I was also influenced by Nukemod's atmosphere in the test mission of very un-FreeSpacish combat and gameplay.




Since I'd never actually do this I figured I'd post it here.

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« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2009, 07:51:23 PM »
Heh, there really are nice ideas on here.

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« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2009, 12:45:48 AM »
Snail this is good :yes:

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« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2009, 09:10:34 AM »
Sorry to post a bit late, but once again, I'd like to put the "what happened to bosch" idea on the table: I'd mostly like to mention aborted projects like technological superiority and better still, distorted realities (a project by the sizzler) with promising scripts about bosch's fate. perhaps those could be scavenged to be used in another campaign...:)