We've all made our way to Atlanta, and today is the first day of the 2005 DragonCon. Everyone has their registration badges and is trying to decide what events to attend. There's over 1500 hours of scheduled programming going on over the next four days. The Thursday before the convention starts is a day to relax from traveling and explore the hotels. Blonde, ace and I found a pool while most of the group went searching for early room parties. Teonnyn bought a fancy hovercraft to play with, and some of us kicked back with the Nintendo DS. You can check out the highlights from DragonCon 2005 Day Zero here.
Don't forget to check out the Webcam too.
The tactical nuclear Mace Missile is one of the new Vision Engine additions for Standoff Episode 2. In every game it responds slightly differently, so the Standoff team has provided a few hints for maximizing its output. The Morningstar makes its appearance in the mission simulator.
Shooting down the missile is not a good idea. Secret Ops doesn't allow us to do a proper Mace Missile, so the way it works is a bit of a trick... which basically means that if you shoot it down or it hits something directly, there won't be a big explosion. In the case of small capships that consist of two components and no hull mesh, a shot in the right place might destroy the ship in one shot. If you attack from the flank, a Mace will kill a Ralatha in one shot if it explodes amidship, where the engine and bridge components meet.
Wing Commander Meme of the Day: Sexy Cat
Flat Universe Tournament Fast Approaching
The final countdown starts now for this weekend's big Wing Commander Flat Universe tournament. It happens at 16:00 UTC June 23-24, and interested players should register by Friday. There are some very cool multiplayer modes that will be deployed in the new version of the game and even a spectator mode. (2018-06-21)
Spanish Special Operations are Extra Special
After seeing the Spanish WC2 that Christian Klein recently acquired, the next natural question was whether DROSoft had also localized the Special Operations. The answer is yes, and it comes in an awesome double pack just like the Spanish Secret Missions! Both are in the same box with the game summaries translated side-by-side on the rear of the packaging. (2018-06-20)
Join The Terran Confederation Space Force!
FekLeyrTarg has released his mini Wing Commander fan film. It takes the form of a recruiting commercial that could be used during the Kilrathi War. There's a nice mix of assets here from a Privateer-style building to Sabre fighters to the hefty Rigakh class cruiser. (2018-06-19)
WCSO Model Upgrade Pack Adds Comm Relay Station
DefianceIndustries has completed the first large scale base for the Secret Ops Model Upgrade Pack. This is a cool design, and the tiny little flight deck is a nice touch. In addition to making it much more detailed and gorgeous to look at, he's also significantly amped up the destroyability. (2018-06-18)