Yay trailer. I got half written trailer script for CoS, but that's far away still. I really really hope to get ARX27 done by the end of the year, and then kick into super FREDding mode to get the whole thing done by June/July.
i think il try to meet that deadline so im gonna try to release beta 2 by then. im gonna recompile all ships for vwep and try to get cockpits in as many as i can, as well as optimizations whenever possible. stuff like hi-poly dante interior, the pirate base and the carrier varient of the ragnarok can hold off till after beta 2. i guess that puts lods and debrits somewhare in the middle. with the amount of work i doubt that will get done unless i can get a moddeler or two to do some polychopping for us. one thing is for sure is that when it gets done the mod will progress from a beta to a full version
beyond the actual 1.0 mod release, i want to add a soundtrack, better sfx, maybe some voice acting, as well as new ships as they pop into my head and continual revisions to old models. i also want personafied player models for the main characters, might see if i can dig up a character artist for that, or take on the chalenge myself. as for voiceacting im not going to take the traditional aproach of recriutment, rather i will do as mindcrime did, he is famous for the 4 hour long machineime "the seal of neharah", for the quake engine, which takes place in the quake universe btw. see he did all the voiceacting himself my faking numourous different accents. it was rather convincing albeit comical. il probibly tweak the mission scripts abit for dramatics. this is of course all in my head, il need to get some somewhat decent recording mics and a better soundcard, which i cannot currently afford.
now comes the question as to what time we should put out a promotional vid, as soon as possible, so as to get more people involved in the mod, or between the next beta and the full release. the video will be better as time progressis, as content gets refined, however we would loose any binifit of community support which could speed up mod development if we wait till the last minute. i guess the promotianal video will be created at my lesure, like the rest of the mod