Reddit AMA, Knighthoods and a design update!
First of all, a reminder that our AMA (ask me anything) will start at 11 PM CET, 5 PM EST and 2 PM PST tonight (which is NOW!). Watch our twitter, Facebook and KS frontpage for links to the Reddit around that time. Head to Reddit’s IAmA subreddit, r/IAmA or CLICK HERE.
Also, today we did VO recording for Admiral Suvarov in London. The VO will be used for our next trailer(s) which shift focus from outside to inside your ship. Our devs on the scene had the following to say:
- Dev 1: “Brilliantly. Went through it all, recorded it all.”
- Dev 2: “Yep, it went really well. Just got back. X is a consummate professional and we got all the material recorded pretty much bang on two hours.”
As a lead-in we find it only natural to do a design update which talks about deck plans, modular internals, life on the ship and impact on boarding operations (lighting conditions, reassign crew). We will cover boarding operations in detail in a future design update.
Many of you have asked about Orders and Knighthoods. One of our first updates mentioned the Order of Nicholas which Anastasia created when she became Empress to honour the memory of her older brother prince-captain Nicholas, heir to The Mandate, who fell in battle. The first 3000 backers [we know who you are, both on KS and PayPal!] will receive this Knighthood. During the character prologue, you will be allowed to pick one Knighthood as part of your backstory. There will be several to select from, but early backers get a couple of extra choices as outlined below. These are mostly for cosmetic purposes, bragging rights, forum avatar etc. Male captain characters will become Knights and female characters will become Dames. Also note that a particular Order may have multiple ranks or degrees. Below is a sample text which shows the Order of Nicholas patents/papers, keep in mind that it is not 100% final and subject to change.
As mentioned in the same update, we may add additional Orders and Knighthoods and here is what we will do:
- The first 3000 backers will receive the Order of Nicholas [rank Knight/Dame]
- The first 9000 backers will receive the Order of The Mandate [rank Knight/Dame]
- The first 15000 backers will receive the Cross of Merit 1st class
- All backers will receive the medal for excellent performance during the General Mobilization of 3513 Your friends at Perihelion Interactive
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