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Update #8

Curse, and Ships of the Grand Fleet

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Hi backers,

We’ve a quick update for you today, because we have a lot of updates planned this week which will culminate with the gameplay trailer on Sunday evening. As a preparation for this event we will be rolling out several design updates which cover ships, light craft and weapons. We kick this week off with an exciting and detailed design update that focuses on the ships of the Grand Fleet. Click here to read it - and as always, give us feedback/ideas/anecdotes in the forums.

Last week we reported being in the top 40 on Steam Greenlight and we are now in the top 20! This is excellent news and we thank all backers who both voted for us on Steam and who noticed our project on Steam and then came over to Kickstarter to support us. We still need more votes, so if you have not voted for us yet, please go vote for us here.

In other news we are thrilled to announce that Curse gaming via their sister site Gamepedia has approached us and offered to host the official wiki for The Mandate, so feel free to head over there and help expand and document the lore for The Mandate on the official wiki.

Last but not least, we are approaching the first social stretch goal milestone and we are just 50 Facebook shares shy of releasing a batch of awesome wallpapers in full HD resolution. Please goto The Mandate Kickstarter and click the link below the main video right at the top of the page to share it.

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      Creator Travis Gaby on October 23, 2013

      What I try to said/post is that Merchant ship need more cover, not that of pillar or Column sort of. I am not said same design 100% like military, but larger, fatter hull than military, yet look cool and humble or rich, depend who captian fly that ship, I guess.

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      Creator Travis Gaby on October 23, 2013

      Those first artwork of grand fleet, there is "Imperial databank: Entry missing" a grey out ship larger than battleship not show, is this Dreadnought? is this for Grand Admiral pledge $5000 for legendary lost ship?

      Merchantman Ship -

      Civilian Merchant ship look strange and need to rework. That's look strange because it's seem that hull pillar here and there, it's don't look like whole hull to hold storage and comfort for people living in that ship but rather limited space and not comfort zone for people who living in that ship, that is.

      Mandate Merchant ship look about right and good on basic those screenshot you show us.

      But might need to rework of those look as hull don't hold together like military ship look (I'm not talk about power, gun, ect, it's "look".

      Just share my feedback.

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      Creator Devon Mullane on October 22, 2013

      I thought I'd posted before, but it seems not. I'm absolutely psyched for this, and following closely. A GAMEPLAY video at the end of the week? Uh, yeah, sounds good. You guys clearly know what you are doing and I honestly hope it is as good as the Build. Fly. Dream. trailer for Kerbal Space Program, that one sold A LOT of people on their game.

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      Creator Ed130 The Vanguard on October 22, 2013

      I just saw the latest Kickstarter update, the concepts are pretty nice but a few things bug me.

      Ram Prow:

      Don't get me wrong, I love the idea but having to dump all your forward weapons systems for a rather situational module isn't going to be my first choice. I would keep the general idea of a heavily armoured prow, but have a fixed (preferably short ranged) heavy gun mounted on it, enabling the ship to have more options in battle.

      Cargo Ships: The continued modular concept will provide heaps of different craft for us to plunder... I mean protect, the one thing I question is the size.
      In real life cargo ships subscribe to the maxim 'bigger is better' unless there is an outside restriction (like the Suez/Panama Canal) to limit ship sizes.

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      Creator Veevoir on October 22, 2013

      If anybody wonders - official answer to my post (thanks Peryhelion!)
      @Veevoir: It is important to distinguish between ship sections and ship modules. The ship sections are the hull pieces. You will only be able to mix hull pieces from the same class of ship. We will commit to minimum 3 variations for each of the 3 pieces, which gives 27 possible combinations. We may also do multiple ship classes, e.g. Grand Fleet Frigate #1, Grand Fleet Frigate #2 etc (TBD). The ship modules comprise various types of equipment. Some may be mounted externally (susceptible to sub system targeting) while others will go internally. So you want a 10 m long Jacuzzi in your Grand Fleet battleship? Sure, you can probably do that at the expensve of something slightly more useful.

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      Creator Kjell Erichsen on October 22, 2013

      Nice. I really like the modular ship building approach, akin to Sword of the Stars and Master of Orion. It'll be really great to be able to assemble your own fleet to suit your style of play, for example light scouts/screening cruisers, heavy cannon cruisers and carriers.

      The Mandate is looking better and better :-)

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      Creator Lupercio on October 22, 2013

      The official wiki is great... very professional looking and a great colour scheme

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      Creator Amenomade on October 22, 2013

      you forget to change the title of the page from "your crew" to
      "Ships of the Grand Fleet"

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      Creator Veevoir on October 22, 2013

      The update mentions ships other than Grand Fleet designs (House ships, pirate ships etc). Will we be able to acquire those as well, for example:
      - Exchange the spartan amenities of a sleek military design for luxurious comforts of ships tailored to whimsy aristocrats?
      - Enlist/fly pirate ships that hold together by spit and glue?
      - Mix the Grand Fleet modules with one's from "outside" sources?

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      Creator Peter Ho on October 22, 2013

      Will there bigger ship than battleship? I would like to eventually command a Dreadnought or Titan class ship in expansion. Can we later get a stealth ship? The stealth ship will have to be smaller than a light cruiser.

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