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Colonial Marines 2 Year Anniversary Announcement and Celebration Bonanza!

Posted: 20 Apr 2017, 23:52
by apophis775
Greetings everyone!

Well, it's been 2 years and we've come a long way. It feels like it was almost yesterday that me, Rahl, Joshuu, and a few others left New Eden to strike out on our own back in 2015. We've had ups, and downs, and enough Reddit salt to build an empire. But through all of that, we've stayed up and always followed what we thought was the best direction for the game. Even when we've had to argue about it, or when I've been more stubborn than I should have been.

So, to celebrate 2 years, we've got a few things we are going to be doing and releasing. First, the biggest is a BRAND NEW SHIP. You've probably heard some rumors or veiled discussions or maybe the name once or twice, but it's finally coming. We call it, the Almayer. (Some teaser screenshots below). It's about 70% bigger than the current Sulaco and also 2 decks. It features a new engine, complete sprite overhaul of components on the ship, and one of our most ambitions projects to date: Perspective Walls. Here's some quick preview images (expect a preview video sometime this weekend while we finish some more things): https://imgur.com/a/IXeff . Plus, the map paired with the Almayer will be BIG RED, which has already been adjusted to receive the brand new Drop Ships. They've had a complete redesign and look much nicer. We are hoping to push it out in all it's final tested and debugged glory on Monday.

Also, I am announcing a screenshot contest. Over the next month, take screenshots of what you think are some of the best and most interesting things to happen on CM. On May 20th, we'll collect them up and the winner of the community vote will receive a STEAM GIFT CARD. Some specifics rules will be posted in a few days, so be on the lookout!

Finally, we want a new Banner to replace the Colonial Marines one on the top, so, we're going to be starting a contest for that as well. It will also end in May. More details on that to come.

All in all, it's been a good 2 years, and we're looking forward to more! Expect some more information and stuff to come out about the Almayer and a BIG LORE CHANGE over the weekend as we get closer and closer to our planned release on Monday, maybe even a public test round or two.

Until next time, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

Apophis775

Re: Colonial Marines 2 Year Anniversary Announcement and Celebration Bonanza!

Posted: 20 Apr 2017, 23:56
by Minimike
I'm glad to have been part of the earlier new eden part, fun times. also is wheres the screenshot contest?

Re: Colonial Marines 2 Year Anniversary Announcement and Celebration Bonanza!

Posted: 20 Apr 2017, 23:58
by KeyWii
great googly moogly

Re: Colonial Marines 2 Year Anniversary Announcement and Celebration Bonanza!

Posted: 21 Apr 2017, 00:05
by Evan Stelf
Hey, that's pretty good

Re: Colonial Marines 2 Year Anniversary Announcement and Celebration Bonanza!

Posted: 21 Apr 2017, 00:47
by TopHatPenguin
Here's to another year of Cm, have a good one everyone.

Re: Colonial Marines 2 Year Anniversary Announcement and Celebration Bonanza!

Posted: 21 Apr 2017, 00:50
by Sailor Dave
Oh boy, I was wondering when we'd get that new ship, and with such lovely walls and icons.

Re: Colonial Marines 2 Year Anniversary Announcement and Celebration Bonanza!

Posted: 21 Apr 2017, 00:52
by Steelpoint
USS Almayer is a pretty good name, and in line with the names of other ships.

The new sprites look very intriguing, I'm looking forward to seeing not only how the new Ship looks like, but how it'll play during combat scenarios.

Congratulations on keeping the server alive for two years, its been a long ride thus far.

Re: Colonial Marines 2 Year Anniversary Announcement and Celebration Bonanza!

Posted: 21 Apr 2017, 00:56
by Aetsuki
A new engine? As in something that isn't the explodey magic crystal? I can't wait to play engineering again and destroy it.

Re: Colonial Marines 2 Year Anniversary Announcement and Celebration Bonanza!

Posted: 21 Apr 2017, 01:02
by MrJJJ
I cried tears of joy just looking at screens

Very good, very...amazing.

Re: Colonial Marines 2 Year Anniversary Announcement and Celebration Bonanza!

Posted: 21 Apr 2017, 01:12
by TheMaskedMan2
Amazing, not much to say but im hyped. 70% bigger ship? Can't wait to infest it as a sneak drone.

Two years gone.
How many more? Forever hopefully!

Re: Colonial Marines 2 Year Anniversary Announcement and Celebration Bonanza!

Posted: 21 Apr 2017, 01:13
by Kavlo
I guess this server is ok.

Re: Colonial Marines 2 Year Anniversary Announcement and Celebration Bonanza!

Posted: 21 Apr 2017, 01:20
by ZDashe
I'm so hyped. I'm totally in love with the new sprites too. O7 to the devs/mappers/spriters for all their hard work.

Re: Colonial Marines 2 Year Anniversary Announcement and Celebration Bonanza!

Posted: 21 Apr 2017, 01:21
by 1138
Happy anniversary!

Re: Colonial Marines 2 Year Anniversary Announcement and Celebration Bonanza!

Posted: 21 Apr 2017, 02:42
by Kailey Prevatt
Not enough pink 4/10.

Re: Colonial Marines 2 Year Anniversary Announcement and Celebration Bonanza!

Posted: 21 Apr 2017, 03:33
by kooarbiter
GONNA HAVE TO MOVE THOSE TABLES NEXT TO THE OPERATING TABLE IN SURGERY FAM


but besides that this is looking pretty dank and I'm stoked for it, hopefully once the new map is finished we can get to work on new game modes

Re: Colonial Marines 2 Year Anniversary Announcement and Celebration Bonanza!

Posted: 21 Apr 2017, 05:01
by Boltersam
TO NEW MAPS, TO NEW BUGS, TO NEW WAYS TO POWERGAME! HEAR HEAR!

I'm hyped.

Re: Colonial Marines 2 Year Anniversary Announcement and Celebration Bonanza!

Posted: 21 Apr 2017, 06:00
by eternalnight264
Kind of really looking forward to it, especially going and hiding in the break rooms for half a round eating donuts and drinking coffee. Hopefully I can play Orion Trail or Fred the Farmer (I think that was the name) on those terminals in there.

Re: Colonial Marines 2 Year Anniversary Announcement and Celebration Bonanza!

Posted: 21 Apr 2017, 06:32
by KaizoTrap
Individual prep rooms per squad? Break rooms? Multiple surgery bays? New pods?
Hype. Happy anniversary to CM!

Re: Colonial Marines 2 Year Anniversary Announcement and Celebration Bonanza!

Posted: 21 Apr 2017, 07:36
by Casany
This servers come so far. I remember back in 2015 where it was just some random coders and a plan for a new server. Now look how far we've come, as a server and a community

Keep it up guys, lets shoot for a third year

Re: Colonial Marines 2 Year Anniversary Announcement and Celebration Bonanza!

Posted: 21 Apr 2017, 07:39
by McRipfist
Give me a Chapel or give me death.

Re: Colonial Marines 2 Year Anniversary Announcement and Celebration Bonanza!

Posted: 21 Apr 2017, 09:22
by Kneez
-1 litterally who?

but HYPE. I'm so pumped for the Almayer. and the new textures.

Re: Colonial Marines 2 Year Anniversary Announcement and Celebration Bonanza!

Posted: 21 Apr 2017, 09:29
by Sarah_U.
BRB I just lost my breath I need to go to the hospital to fix all the wows I had.

GOOD WORK! Thanks for the dedication and happy CM'ing ^^

Re: Colonial Marines 2 Year Anniversary Announcement and Celebration Bonanza!

Posted: 21 Apr 2017, 09:49
by Complete Garbage
New walls look dope, holy shit.

Also can't wait for newship, gonna have fun getting lost and accidentally fucking everything up
:^)

Re: Colonial Marines 2 Year Anniversary Announcement and Celebration Bonanza!

Posted: 21 Apr 2017, 10:18
by Nickvr628
With the new ship, you think we could get any new dropships?

http://i.imgur.com/BoAKQGW.png

Re: Colonial Marines 2 Year Anniversary Announcement and Celebration Bonanza!

Posted: 21 Apr 2017, 11:40
by Feweh
Nickvr628 wrote:With the new ship, you think we could get any new dropships?

http://i.imgur.com/BoAKQGW.png


Youll see