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I think that NWI's decision to keep Sandstorm separate from any and all real-life faction(s) or political group(s) is a smart move.

I've been running around a few story ideas myself. Nothing special, but I often run into the counter-productive nature of trying to make believable and emphasizable characters in a war zone. All of my story ideas keep winding up being sad, demoralizing, or mildly horrific.

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@captain-price Thanks for the good directions. I'm not much of a fan of Twitch, much less its comment section, but I did listen through a Stream NWI posted on the 16th and they said that there was a plan to release the tools and more details post-launch. I knew I'd have to wait. I guess I just got my hopes up.

I would download the generic UE4 SDK but since I'm not going to be mapping I don't think I'll get much use out of it for now.

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Ever do hand to hand combat in Morrowind? Clearly  NWI have just added a complex RPG sub-system that calculates your skill as a soldier to determine if you "actually" hit someone after you decide to shoot at them.

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I am very interested in creating mods for Insurgency: Sandstorm. I know that details on this are likely to be light right now as the dev team's focus is on, well, developing, but if there are any pointers or suggestions that can be given then I'm very interested in hearing them. I have not tried messing with any game that runs on the Unreal Engine 4 yet so I'm unsure as to where to even start. I figure it won't involve LUA!

What I am eager to create specifically are

  • new modes of play,
  • rework existing features into "new" features (ex: create BLR-style HRV via the feature that shows your squad-mates through walls or the spectator player outline),
  • create interactive/static popup or dialog menus,
  • alter weapons while away from a resupply point,
  • set individual weapon damages,
  • and set general player HP and movement speeds.

While I hope Sandstorm will (eventually) have the same Steam Workshop features of the last game by allowing custom weapons, I would love to know if there will be any means of doing any of this. I figure I'll have to wait until the game releases but even news that there will be news about modding later would be music to my ears.

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@netheos said in Community Update and Closed Alpha Registration:

Hi, agree it's not optimal, but you can try to register again with the same info. If you are already registered, it will tell you "already registered" at the end.

Thanks for the advice.

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I just created this account to apply and I have to say that the alpha confirmation message was little unnerving. I'm experiencing minor issues with my internet at the moment and the confirmation was only a tiny banner at the top of the screen. I was kind of hoping a new page would load, or something at all would change. (I could probably hammer the "REGISTER NOW" icon if I wasn't concerned about duplicate entries.) I'm just paranoid that it hasn't gone though for whatever reason but still gave me that confirmation. I probably won't get chosen anyway so just giving my two cents about it.

On topic, I'm excited that things are finally coming together! Always glad to hear updates!

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