Post-Capella-era campaign ideas
These are concept campaigns for the post-Capella era. Add new entries to the bottom of the list.
Flying Shotgun with the Shivan Defence Force
There are very few, if any campaigns, played from the Shivan perspective. Such a campaign would shed light on the motives of the Shivans. It may require a great deal of modding, because the Shivans likely have many types of weapons, ships, etc. that have not appeared in the canon campaigns, and a modder would need to fill these gaps in the Shivan arsenal.
Lightspeed's Shivan weapons pack would cover that problem I think. Alternatively one might want to try and restart the Hidden Terror campaign currently languishing on Sectorgame.-ngtm1r
Flaming Sword just released his Shivan mod. It's still a work in progress though, but it looks quite promising. - Storm
You could potray the GTVA as antagonistic here. They could cause devastation that might equal to the destruction of Vasuda Prime in FS1, then the campaign should conclude that who is antagonistic and who is protagonistic really depends on your perspective. The Shivans may be potrayed as "patriotic" species who would do anything to defend their territories and save their species. - TopAce
Reconquest of Earth
Description: Exploration parties have found a new way to Sol (through the Shivan nebula?). Unfortunately, the Terrans there are not willing to become part of the GTVA (reason to be established in campaign).
The GTVA and Terranovan Confederation (or whatever else you want to call it) duke it out (possible multiplayer head-to-head campaign). Possibly, if the route is through part of the Shivan Nebula, have a three-power war between the GTVA, TNC, and Shivans.
Modding: This campaign will require the designer to evolve the Sol fleet's armaments, as it is unlikely they will still be using Great War-era technology.
- Terran warships with unique weaponry, including new beams, since Sol was cut off from the GTVA, as the Alliance developed their new weapon systems.
- Restore some Great War-era fightercraft, such as the GTB Athena, as not all such craft will have been phased out.
- Provide the Terrans in Sol with some sort of signature technology (such as a fighter with AWACS technology or some piece of Shivan technology that the GTVA did not adapt, such as enhanced subspace drives).
Balancing: When developing a third faction, bear in mind what its advantages and disadvantages will be. Remember, a Solar fleet must be set apart from the Terran component of the Allied fleet, but if Sol just stomps all over the GTVA (or vice-versa) in every single mission, the campaign is in danger of being very boring or very frustrating.
"What happened to Bosch?" campaigns
There are a great many theories regarding the fate of Admiral Bosch, but very few released campaigns exploring the subject. What did he do in Shivan space? Will he make a return to GTVA space? If he does, will he bring prosperity or doom? Don't just theorize! Open FRED and make something out of all those ideas!
There's more than one campaign about Bosch's fate. Gai Daigoji's Utopia and Deep Blood talked about the return of Bosch, if I remember well. - Mobius
Khonsu II, having had a long and successful reign, dies. Perhaps he reaches the natural end of his long life, or perhaps he is assassinated, but in any case, a number of potential successors emerge and vie for the seat of Vasudan power. Potential competitors for the throne may include an heir of Khonsu II (seeking to turn the empire into a monarchy), powerful fleet admirals, or a democratic movement (seeking to replace the emperor with a president).
This is a good candidate for a branching campaign, since it may start, just prior to Khonsu II's death, allowing the player to decide who he/she wants to support. Alternatively, the campaign may take place in the pre-Great War or Reconstruction eras, following the ascention of Khonsu II, after the fall of his predecessor.
In this campaign, to bring in a bit more information about the Shivans and the history of the GTA and PVE, you get to be a pilot flying either at a GTVA museum, or a decommissioning facility. You would get an opportunity to use the MediaVP versions of the FS1-only ships(Including the Angel, Hunter, and any other non-original ships) plus some captured Shivan and Ancient ships as well. Eventually, 2 long-lost battlefields are discovered: An Ancient-Shivan battleground, and a Terran-Vasudan battleground. As the ships are brought back online and sent to the museum/decommissioning facility, a new Shivan presence is found nearby. The decommissioned ships at the facility, such as an Orion wreck, a damaged Typhon, and a captured derelict Ravana, are repaired and refitted with the latest weaponry, being used to hold the line until more advanced ships come. This campaign would give you a large choice of fighters and bombers, a few FS1, Ancient, and Shivan weapons, the chance to fly as Shivan ships other then the Mara and Dragon, and the ability to create many different subcampaigns out of this one campaign alone. It would be designed for use with the MediaVPs.