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Jamie Pyne

Jamie Pyne

Member Since 04 Jan 2015
Offline Last Active Today, 09:41 AM

New Factory Administrator

15 August 2018 - 08:27 AM

Hi everyone!


Over the past 9 or so months the Factory has undergone quite a lot of changes, changes that I, and the rest of the Factory staff felt were both a long time coming and gravely needed. Hopefully most of these changes were seen as positive, as my goal upon taking over the Factory was one of making things more fun and easier for everyone to use. For one, the introduction of SSDs was something I was very happy with.


Overall the support of the factory judges and RPJs, as well as the fantastic input from the community was something that made everything work. The amount of time and effort that goes into being a FJ cannot be understated, and I cannot thank the judges enough, both past and present, for everything they've done. The RPJs, both past and present also spend a great deal of time coaching, advising, and supporting both the judges and myself, and for that they are owed a great deal of gratitude.


That being said, I believe that my time at the helm of the Factory has come to its natural conclusion, and that it's time for me to step aside and allow new changes and fresh ideas to take the Factory forward. As of Sunday, August 19th I will be stepping down as the Factory Administrator. In my stead, Tefka will be taking over as the Factory Admin. I will continue to remain a member of the admin team performing the duties outside of the Factory as I have in the past.


Thanks SWRP for supporting me, and my team over the past year! It has been fun!



Map Update 02AUGUST2018

02 August 2018 - 01:17 PM

It's August and galactic real estate seems to be opening up near the core once again with the decision for the CSA to go minor. We wish them well in their future endeavors! Y'all had a fantastic stay and a great story! Congrats!


That being said, not much going on aside from some planetary additions and dominions this month. (Where's those invasions at!?)


Anyways, I hope everyone is having a swell summer, I'm still coming off my T-Swift 2-day Reputation Tour high :cool: Here's your map update for August!





Map Update 02JULY2018

02 July 2018 - 12:12 PM

Okay so here's the story for this month's map update!


With the removal of the Galactic Alliance, a lot of the old map formalities were removed. Planet space that was shared with other factions have either been filled in or removed.If another Major Faction owned at least one planet within the hex, they have been given control of that hex. If they did not have at least one planet under their influence, the hex has reverted to neutral.


Aside from that, the Galactic Empire is now removed from the map as well, so much of the galaxy is now up for grabs once more!


Enjoy your July map update!


Link for the lazy.





Multiple Restricted Materials & Semi-Unique Production

12 June 2018 - 06:29 PM

Due to unforeseen complications with the Semi-Unique production rating, we will be changing the wording from a maximum of ten characters to a single small unit, squad, or squadron. This notation change was done to accommodate squadron sizes, but also to get away from hard numbers. Please note that a unit consisting of 50+ NPCsdoes not equate to Semi-Unique. These numbers should still be kept low, beneath entire units, full companies, or faction groups. That production level is limited.


This will take some time to adjust the templates and cookie cutters, however, as of now assume this is the case going forward.


Additionally, the following has been edited and added into the Restricted Materials rules in order to give a measure of flexibility regarding the inclusion of two Restricted Materials per submission.


Please review these changes in full carefully, as there are limitations to what may be done. All of this information can be found in the complete factory standardized rules located here.


Any questions please ask, otherwise enjoy.




Restricted & Banned Items

This list is subject to change without notice. Changes will not affect previously approved submissions.

Restricted Items

Submissions including restricted materials will be reviewed by both Factory and Role-Play Judges for balance and fairness and may be declined based upon review.

  1. Restricted Material Missions no longer apply for anything other than SSD / Dreadnoughts (Via the SSD / Dreadnought Dominion Rules).
  2. Restricted Materials have been separated into two categories: Type A and Type B. This is to allow submissions a degree of flexibility to include two restricted materials per submission.
  3. Submissions which include two restricted materials may never exceed Semi-Unique.
  4. Restricted Materials may not be combined to create new alloys under any circumstance.
  5. Submissions including materials from the list of Type A may include another Type A material, or a Type B material.
  6. Submissions may not include two materials from the list of Type B.

Restricted Materials


Type A:

Type B:


Restricted Mission Requirements For Unique Canon Items

04 June 2018 - 01:02 AM

As of today restricted missions will no longer be required for canon items.


Provided the item is not already claimed, and you have not exceeded your limit of five canon items per writer, you may submit and claim canon items. This is in effort to entirely remove development threads from the factory and irritate the purists and those clinging to old times make things simpler and less restrictive. As always, standard factory rules still apply to canon items, and you will still need to post your claim to the canon items thread and have it validated before receiving ownership of said items.


Canon items will still also be required to state in bold, at the bottom of the submission, that it is a canon item.


Enjoy, but try not to hoard for the sake of hoarding...