Arrr! We be sailin' thee high... winds?
*Cough* Alright, enough with the Pirate act. Seriously, though...
Before I continue, let me just say this: This has been probably one of the best MODs (Second to NS, of course), I have ever
It's called "Air Buccaneers" and it's a modification for UT2004. Interested?
Alright - then sit back, grab a bottle of rum you scurvy dog, and listen while "Scurvy Sid"speaks. Arrr!
To describe a MOD like this... it's quite difficult. And to say that this mod is original... is an understatment
Each team starts in thier base - usually surrouned by a high wooden wall. Within these bases are numerous "docks" where many air balloons are harnessed.
"Oh? That's it? Air Balloons? Ooo... big whoop."
No, dude - check it out. They're not just "Hot Air Balloons" they're "Hot Air ships
airships, at that.
"Well... Pirates are
And, ontop of that - each airship has a huge bloody cannon! And before you think "Oh. I geddit. Just hop on an airship and blow eachother out of the sky. Woo. It's just like UT with airships." NO! Not even *close*.
Each Airship need a pilot, navigator, and a whole crew to load the cannon. First, you load the Cannon ball. Then you get your teammate to aim the cannon. Then, you get the guy with the torch to light the fuse. then BOOM! Of course, it is possible to do these things by yourself - just much easier with a team. And bielive me - this is a team game, and everyone
knows that - and are willing to jump aboard and help.
Which reminds me... Boarding parties. There's nothing quite like seeing your team jump to another vessel; above 1000 feet of ground, and barley make it onto the enemy ship. Once there, mass swordfights and Musket duels insue.
There's nothing quite like scoring a hit from an old rickety Airship 1000 feet in the air, and watching the faces of your opponents as they plummet to the ground from a well placed cannonball.
And when I say Rickety - I mean it. I'm suprised these things even fly - even for a game! The sounds are superb, too. You hear your vessel creeeeaaaak and snap under the changing winds - which, if you're not careful - will carry you off.
And, there's different combos to load into your cannons. Flamethrowers, Rockets, Flaming Fireballs...
And the best part? Everybody acts as pirates! It's not unusual to hear the occasional, "Yeeeaaarrh, Mateys!" over the mic. And, you must know where you belong on the deck, because when the captain shouts, "HARD TO PORT, LANDLUBBERS!" you really got to scramble to avoid a flying cannonball and line up your own cannons.
This MOD scored third place in Nividia's "Make something Unreal" contest.
And, at version 4.1 - support from the developers are not going to end any time soon.
So, here's the Webpage
. Check it out!
(And here's a screenshot to tide you over.)