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Nomads Dev Diaries #15

Hello everyone,

Last week we talked about the T1 Artillery boat, and this week we will be covering Air staging. Check it out. Additionally, see more on our development streams.

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The Hangar

The Nomads really like their space stuff, and we thought it would make for a refreshing change to make the air staging facility a little more exciting. So instead of just anything the nomads might get a hangar. We are still working on the practical tests since we arent sure what would work best yet, but the model concept is going to be more enclosed than the typical air staging.

Instead of approaching from the top, the aircraft would go inside the structure and dock there instead. There are quite a few possibilities with gameplay that would need to be tested. Here are some ideas we are looking at: works just like regular air staging – this is the safe route
2.instead of just docking, the aircraft will go inside fully, just like in an aircraft carrier. these aircraft would then be hidden and untargetable, giving an interesting faction advantage to the nomads.

What would you like to see? Leave your comments in our discord.

Right now the model is still in its sketch stage, and you can see some explorations of the shape above. The last iteration is in the middle left, and could feature animated opening doors to accept larger aircraft from the top as they come in, while smaller ones enter through the sides.

Lastly, this design idea might end up as a different unit. There is some scope to make this the air factory instead, or even have both air staging and the air factory look similar.

Surprise Legs

Now, before you get too excited, none of these models are planned to make it into the mod, but recently Redmelevolence had quite some fun taking existing nomads parts and combining them into wonderful and weird new things. You will notice, all of them have legs. Check these out:

This one is a 4 leg gun emplacement, possibly for artillery or anti air use.

This one has 6 legs, and is using both acu and beamer parts.

And here is another picture of the same thing from a different angle.

Lastly we have this rather beefy looking mech. This one sparked interesting ideas for both ACU and SCU models, but nothing concrete.
And just to be clear again, none of these are planned to make it into the mod itself, they were just for fun.
All of these units have been made from existing nomads models. Can you recognize which bits are from where?

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!