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Nomads Dev Diaries #9

Hello everyone,

A couple weeks back we about Nomads in 2020, and if you havent yet read it, read it now. This week we are going to be continuing on naval units from last week, and a little about the twists and turns during the development process.

As always, this content you can spy ahead in the Nomads Development Discord, so if you want to get the exclusive info before everyone else, chat to the devs, ask questions or even contribute, you can do that here.

Not T1 Frigate

Nomads development usually has unexpected things happening, and this is another one of them. The picture above is an out-of-nowhere masterpiece from Tag_Utter, who has been with us for a while, occasionally contributing fantastic models like that. The issue however is, that the sketch, which was seen in last weeks diary, was intended for a T1 frigate, and Utters model looks more like T4 unit. This is actually fine, and partly even intended. The concept sketches are not prescribed to units in particular so we have more leeway for situations like this one, where we will now be looking at converting the model into a T3 battleship, or possibly a T2 unit of some kind.

Here you can see the sketch and another image of the model:

In any case, this is still a pretty early model, which needs quite a lot of adjustments and tweaks to make it really like a nomads unit, and to make sure that it has the right poly count, the right weapons, and things like that.

T1 Frigate

With the T1 frigate concept being moved to T3, there is now a need to replace it. So, here is the replacement. This one was done this morning, during a stream. Development streams are something we are experimenting with, and most likely we will continue with them. Be sure to check out the streams that are going to be coming more often in the future. For now its just me (Exotic_Retard) but it might be a more team effort later on.

So far, the stream test was a sucess, since we immediately got a quick model out of it:

While I was still drawing, Armaster started making. As a result we have this early model of the frigate, which again after some more work will turn into one of the naval units for the Nomads.

And thats it 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!