A Bit of a Disclaimer:
I’m going to start off my idea with a bit of a disclaimer: I am not a game developer, and I do not know about the limitations of Star Conflict’s game engine and servers. I am simply suggesting a game mode idea that, with time and a little bit of dedication and some tweaking, can be implemented and would definitely boost interest in this game worldwide.
This is by _no means _a small idea. This is potentially a huge project that may take a lot of work, should this idea be used.
Feel free to discuss any suggestions, critique my ideas, and discuss with me and amongst yourselves about this idea.
So we have dreadnoughts now. They’re big capital ships that fight other big capital ships for big swathes of Sector 1337. However, I have noticed that there is not yet a PvE mode that involves the dreadnoughts - especially a PvE mode that _involves __aliens. _And so I thought: how cool would it be to have a PvE of corporation dreadnoughts versus aliens?
The benefits of implementing this game mode would be a renewed interest in PvE, along with more interest in utilizing corporation dreadnoughts. In addition, this idea can attract a lot more people to Star Conflict, which will increase revenue for the developers _and _increase ingame activity levels and player population.
Thusly, I am offering an idea for two gamemodes (devs, you can work on one or both - your choice) that can kick off the start of Season 3 or Season 4:
- Dreadnought Survival
- Assault on the Alien Mothership (TO BE ADDED LATER)
During a routine warp jump with your corporation’s dreadnought, your navigation system onboard failed and lost contact with the Astronomican (whatisthisreferencedoinghere), and your dreadnought has found itself stuck in Unknown Space. Aliens are descending on your location, and your corporation members have been scrambled to their fighters. Three Defiler signatures have been found closing in on the dreadnought, and the situation is grim. Without your help, your corporation dreadnought will not be able to escape the sector and back to safety.
There is only one objective: SURVIVE.
Your dreadnought is preparing an emergency warp jump, which will take 40 minutes. During this time, you and your corpmates are to hold off the alien invaders from depleting the dreadnought’s fleet points.
To worsen things, you are stuck in Unknown Space without reinforcements. Whatever ships you bring with you are the only ones you have. Fortunately, your dreadnought has its guns to assist you in your fight, and will mow down aliens on a whim.
There is no respawn with the same ship. Similar to Capture the Beacons, when your ship is destroyed it is lost forever in this gamemode. Choose your ships wisely, and survive.
Similar to Special Operations, this mission will require 12 people. Members of other corporations are welcome to join.
Countless biomorphs, hunters, and predators will assault your dreadnought ad infinitum, along with scripted Defiler spawns at the 10, 20, and 30 minute intervals. These defilers will spawn matter inverters. If one Defiler is not destroyed , the second (and even third) one will warp in regardless.
- Fortunately, taking down these Defilers will not be as difficult as Spec Ops, simply because the combined powers of your dreadnought’s main calibers and your fleet will make short work of the defilers.
- A daring corporation member can even plant the dreadnought bomb on a Defiler, significantly damaging it.
- The Defiler’s missiles, Predator projectiles, matter inverters, and Defiler emitters will damage the dreadnought. If the dreadnought’s fleet points are depleted, you will lose the mission.
After 40 minutes, the dreadnought will successfully initiate the emergency warp jump. You will see a scripted cutscene of this, marking mission success.
Successful completion of this mission will grant your corporation 10,000 iridium. You will get 3 purple spots and ~1,000,000 credit payout. This mission can only be completed once every 7 days.
Please feel free to leave feedback on this idea, and to discuss it amongst yourselves and with me. Thank you!