- What is WCU?
- Can I still play Priv Remake with WCU installed?
- What ships can I fly?
- What about capships?
- What other ships are in there?
- What factions are in the game?
- Can I buy my own base?
- Are there new planets or base types?
- How far can I go?
- What's the deal with mass drivers?
- What year does WCU take place in?
- Can I help?
- Are you a boy or a girl?
- When will this be ready?
What is WCU?
Right now it's an addon to the Privateer Remake. Elements of it may be used in the future to build a fully spanning Wing Commander Universe game.
Can I still play Priv Remake with WCU installed?
Yes, you may see the occasional extra ship flying around, but the original Priv plotlines still work. Some missions may take you out of Gemini Sector.
What ships can I fly?
The Priv ships, plus a good selection of fighters from other factions eventually. Right now you get the Priv extended set, a few special Tarsus and Galaxy variants, and at least one Border World fighter.
What about capships?
The first capship you can get is the Drayman. Right now you can also only get the Paradigm, but that will change in the future.
What other ships are in there?
Plenty, you'll see Border World fighters, Concordia-class dreadnoughts, new and old corvettes, Kilrathi carriers, and so on. Watch assault shuttles drop hordes of marines armed with welding torches to attack a base. Run like hell when a Kilrathi heavy carrier launches a wing of Dralthi against you (or, turn your souped up Paradigm with plasma turrets all over it against them, launch your fighters, and laugh manically). Avoid defense satellite fire as you fly past a Kilrathi outpost. Get out of the way of a Fralthra's anti matter guns.
What factions are in the game?
Same as Priv Remake, plus Kilrathi civilian systems. Soon to be implemented are Gorah Khar rebels.
Can I buy my own base?
Eventually, probably -- if you have a cartload of money. Right now, you can park your capship in a spot and use it as a temporary base and repair/refuel point for your fighters.
Are there new planets or base types?
Yes. We're still making them "make sense" in the economy system. This is one area I would really appreciate help with, more than anything else!
How far can I go?
The entire known Wing Commander universe. Systems outside of Gemini still haven't been scripted though (exception: Sol System). This is the other main thing I need help with.
What's the deal with mass drivers?
They're mass-based (duh) so I think they should have very low energy use, and limited ammo. Stormfire rifles are heavier mass drivers. To quote Pliers in WC4, low technology, but it works...
What year does WCU take place in?
Between WC2 and WC3, mostly. The goal right now is to capture the feeling of the entire Wing Commander Universe rather than to take a snapshot in time. So, if you travel to the Border Worlds, you'll see WC4-era ships. None of this is set in stone, so if you'd rather do post-wc4 or whatever, let's talk! I just feel that the Terran/Kilrathi conflict is an integral part of the WC canon.
Can I help?
YES, PLEASE DO! I need people to script systems, draw base interiors, and think up plots. Plots should be their own addons if at all practical.
Are you a boy or a girl?
I'm a Steltek, we have five genders and a LOT more fun than puny humans -- even if we look a bit like Dr. Zoidberg. :P
When will this be ready?
If by "ready" you mean "playable", it's playable now more or less. If you mean "finalized", probably never, the universe is big and there's always going to be room for more plots.