Seventh Part of the Seal
Oddly enough, I really don't know. You have to keep in mind, UE was really two separate projects - the first one started in 1999 and died later that year, the second started when we revived UE in early 2000, with a completely different team. Needless to say, When we set about reviving UE, the first thing we did was check what parts of the original project would still be useable for the "new" UE. One such thing was a cutscene showing the Intrepid being destroyed by the bugs. So, since we had that, we kept the Intrepid's destruction in the storyline.
...Then it turned out that the cutscene in question was at best half-finished, and we couldn't really use it because there was no source code for it. So, we ended up having to make it from scratch anyway .
(a similar thing happened with the Dauntless - we kept it in the new UE because there was already a model of the Bengal-class out there - but in fact, by the time UE was finished, we'd gone through no less than three completely different versions of this ship, each produced by different modellers)
wow... jeez thats rough...
BL: Weren't allowed to keep the Intrepid? As in Durango class? How would that work, I thought that ship was like an old converted destroyer that was given to the BW.
You know more then I do about the WC story line, but keep the St. Helen's? I never thought the BW actually took posession of that carrier. It was my understanding that certain elements in Confed didn't really buy into what Towlyn was doing/saying and gave Eisen a chance to really prove it, thus they put him in command of the St. Helens. But she was still crewed by Confed crews.
Also, did she not have fighters? She never launched any to aid in the fight against the Vesuvious, I know she had been rushed out of the dock... so it would make sense, but even so, most carriers near completion would usually have a few fighters on board, I thought...