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Nomads Dev Diaries #2

Hello everyone!

So, last week was the release of a nomads patch, so we skipped the dev diary. Likely this is what will happen in the future as well. If there is a nomads release that week, then no diary. Otherwise, we might be doing one of these every friday, so you have something to look forward to!

As usual we are posting content that you can get sneaks of in the Nomads Development Discord, so join that to get the news in advance!


So, this dev diary just after a release, and we thought it would be good to start off with a few sketches, so you can better see what might be going on in our heads as we work on the unit models. The picture above is just something that looks nice. Its not of any particular unit, but just of something Nomads-looking. A lot of these are made to explore ideas, and some of these might make it into various units.

The above sketch was actually one of six, seen below. These were exploring various carrier-like units, and the nicest one was drawn larger. Nomads arent going to have a space aircraft carrier, but the idea for their navy is spacecraft converted into ships, so the above image might be adapted into a completed unit one day.

Lastly, its always nice to capture the feeling of the faction, so making art pieces like the one below help out with this. Maybe you can see some potential units in the picture?

Unit Renames

This is special because its all thanks to samuel.hxs, who has just made his first contributions to the nomads repo, so well done on that!
Pretty straightfward, we have been taking a look at the various names of the nomads units and thought that they might use a bit of a facelift. To start off with, we are renaming the T1 tank destroyer from Assassin to Marksman, and the T1 tank from Orbis to Eclipse. We thought these show a bit more character to the units, while also being less obscure. Also, you (yes you!) can help out as well. The list of unit names is still incomplete so if you have some suggestions, opinions or otherwise it would be very helpful if you let them be known to the dev team.

And thats all for now! If you want to see top secret stuff, join the discord server where you can chat to the devs, ask questions, spy on the process and get all the exclusive goodies and more! Also feel free to leave feedback either on the forum thread or in the discord. Remember, feedback is very important!

Lastly, we are always looking for more contributors, so if you are interested in creating things, whether thats code, 2d art, models, music or anything else, do get in touch! We also provide all the resources and guidance needed, so don’t worry if you think you are missing any skills, we will be glad to see you!