this is a message from the editors
I must be the chosen one
Or you could be chasing the Vasari
All fear KrdaxDrkrun, or something like that.
Exactly! Krdax has been chasing the Vasari all along! He is the chosen one, destined to bring Vengeance on the murderous Vasari, humble the proud traders, and make the Advent his bitches! Just remember to share with the one who pointed you towards your glorious destiny.
I am incompetent so I wouldn't really be able to decode it very well. But didn't somebody (was it Yarlen?) that said something about there being a reason for green suns in Sins? But then Yarlen just said recently that even he doesn't know, so nevermind.
I'm pretty sure Yarlen was just joining the trolls with all the wild speculation, but yeah, I'm pretty sure only Ironclad knows.
So you better not be trolling, GoaFan77.
I am not (intentionally) trolling. I just happened to check the file while I was modding. If anyone wants to verify I didn't just add all that, its the FrigatePhaseAssualtNaniteSwarm-cl.dds file in the texture folder. This image is with the alpha channel removed and rotated 90 degrees counter clockwise for readability.
Now, if this message, if we can ever find out what it says, turns out to say "I am the Omnipotent Nanite Swarm, all will die before me!" or something, then yeah I guess we are no closer to figuring out what is chasing the Vasari, but I wasn't trying to troll here. Though given all the April fools jokes and the like about this topic, I am sure the trolls will come to this thread whether it ends up being the hint or not.
The hint was supposed to have something to do with the new ships. Check.
It was supposed to be something with a texture. Check.
And it was supposed to be hidden in the files. Also check.
The first two are technically just guesses on our part. Obviously new stuff is the best place to hide such a hint as they were working on it at the time, and all the game files except textures are in plain text, which are easily searchable and would be easy for us "Modders" to find, which the devs didn't want. But as you say in hindsight this is the perfect place to hide it (most modders don't change base textures, this is a small mesh with extra space on the textures, its a new unit, and it would not appear in any search algorithms, not even a color histogram as the text is in the same color as the texture).