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IDProjectCategoryLast Update
0027645AI War 2SuggestionDec 2, 2022 5:20 pm
ReporterUnterbrink Assigned To 
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Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version5.526 AMU Returns 
Summary0027645: Immersive journal entries.
DescriptionI miss similar journal entries as in the first AI War. They were more immersive and were important in creating the atmosphere. (I always got a Terminator-like atmosphere when reading them.) They were a small, but important part of the game, at least for me. AIW2 does a good job in the journal entries of the DLC minor factions, but the big bad AI itself is left with very little attention.

An example of the first journal entry of both games:

Aiw Classic:

https://wiki.arcengames.com/index.php?title=AI_War:Overall_Mission

Aiw2:

"After an 800-year civil war between humans fighting amongst the stars, they finally birthed a force that would end all human wars forever: Artificial Intelligence.

Quickly eclipsing the humans in power and taking control of most of their automated forces, the AI nearly wiped the human race from the face of the galaxy. Only scattered pockets of humans remain, hiding amidst the scattered wreckage from the civil war and AI-led extermination that followed.

You are in command of the last substantial remaining human military force. It is so small that the AI is either unaware of it, or just doesn't care.

Potentially coincidentally, something outside the galaxy seems to have distraced the AI far more than humans ever did.

You must grow your forces, capturing and reactivating fleets from the old wars... but you must be careful not to grow so strong that the eye of the AI turns back toward you."
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BadgerBadger

Dec 1, 2022 1:20 pm

manager   ~0067370

If someone would like to volunteer to write such journal entries then that would be great. It's not going to come from the development team (primary development on this game is over).

Unterbrink

Dec 1, 2022 1:57 pm

reporter   ~0067371

Can't the texts from the first game be used for this with some minor modifications? The story is basically still the same as in the first game.

I examined the contents of the lore_journal.xml file and at least editing the first AI lore text seems to be easy, but I didn't figure out how to write new journal texts in such a way that they are triggered by the desired events in the game?

Unterbrink

Dec 1, 2022 3:41 pm

reporter   ~0067372

Last edited: Dec 1, 2022 3:42 pm

I started updating the journal texts in the game to a uniform format, which follows the immersive writing style of the first game and less wiki-like writing style.

Strategic Sage

Dec 2, 2022 4:48 pm

reporter   ~0067376

There are actually pretty significant differences between the two games in terms of story. One big example of that is just all the factions and all their associated journals that just didn't exist in Classic. A lot of the Classic journals covered Spire which has a different narrative structure in AI War 2 as well.

Dismiss

Dec 2, 2022 5:20 pm

developer   ~0067377

@Unterbrink
I'm going to try integrating your changes. If you use Discord at all can you @ or DM me there? Dismiss#2860 on https://discord.gg/arcengames

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
Nov 21, 2022 11:14 pm Unterbrink New Issue
Nov 21, 2022 11:49 pm Unterbrink Description Updated
Dec 1, 2022 1:20 pm BadgerBadger Note Added: 0067370
Dec 1, 2022 1:57 pm Unterbrink Note Added: 0067371
Dec 1, 2022 3:41 pm Unterbrink Note Added: 0067372
Dec 1, 2022 3:42 pm Unterbrink Note Edited: 0067372
Dec 2, 2022 4:01 pm Unterbrink File Deleted: AIW2-Texts.7z
Dec 2, 2022 4:33 pm Unterbrink File Deleted: AIW2-Texts.7z
Dec 2, 2022 4:48 pm Strategic Sage Note Added: 0067376
Dec 2, 2022 5:20 pm Dismiss Note Added: 0067377