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June 09, 2018, 12:12:26 PM

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New Units thought.
« on: June 09, 2018, 12:12:26 PM »
Are suggestions for new units welcome, or is the team satisfied by the rosters as they are? Just had some thoughts regarding warlord rosters.

P.s.: Transports are extremely tough- entire squadrons of fighters fail to down even one. Am intrigued.

June 09, 2018, 01:54:02 PMReply #1

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Re: New Units thought.
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2018, 01:54:02 PM »
The sub mod I and a couple others are working on will have some new units.
TIE shuttle, Assault Shuttle as ground air units for Maldrood and Zsinj respectively
Trandoshan Slavers for Maldrood, Kazrak slavers for Pentastar
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June 10, 2018, 02:18:30 PMReply #2

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Re: New Units thought.
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2018, 02:18:30 PM »
Yeah transports have a lot more health than in vanilla but they still get shredded by corvettes. Keep your fighters in the battle and just send a corvette or two.

June 13, 2018, 04:57:11 PMReply #3

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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2018, 04:57:11 PM »
The sub mod I and a couple others are working on will have some new units.
TIE shuttle, Assault Shuttle as ground air units for Maldrood and Zsinj respectively
Trandoshan Slavers for Maldrood, Kazrak slavers for Pentastar
All Seven Dark Jedi in one squad for Pentastar, Dark Side Elite in squad with Sedriss
Royal Guards for Palpatine
Flame troopers
Diverse alien infantry for NR
Juggernaut missiles
Expanded Grand Admiral bonuses that stack
Luke's Jedi Academy
Vagaari, Nuso Esva units, Ssi Ruuk for EotH only GC.

Interesting. Do you have any "themes" in mind for warlord ground units? I had some thoughts regarding small speeder bike units and mini tanks like the PX 10 for Maldrood (canon explanation being expeditionary units ferried up from the deep core by Kosch), but am unsure. Essentially they'd have lots and lots of cheap and expendable units- even more expendable than infantry or tie maulers.

Space is actually quite easy, I have realised- Zsinj has tough frigates (Nebulon B, Nebulon B2 and dreadnought) with sd firepower, PA carriers, EA capitals plus sphere, IR diverse frigates and Sds, with Maldrood having an all-round roster with a slant towards VSDs.  Ground though is more difficult.  The imperial army roster simply is not as diverse as the imperial navy.

What do you think?

I freely admit I got somewhat entitled in my suggestions previously, so apologies for that Corey.

« Last Edit: June 13, 2018, 04:59:11 PM by t78 »

June 13, 2018, 06:24:13 PMReply #4

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Re: New Units thought.
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2018, 06:24:13 PM »
All Seven Dark Jedi in one squad for Pentastar
Sweet Georgia Brown. :o

Good luck with that one, Katarn.

June 13, 2018, 10:58:26 PMReply #5

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Re: New Units thought.
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2018, 10:58:26 PM »
Suggestions are welcomed, however, please keep in mind that Art assets take a lot of time to make. You'll have to present as a question of how can blank faction benefit from getting this unit/what are they losing by not having it, and more along the lines of why it needs to be included The team can't just toss in units just for the sake of "that would be cool" there actually has to be a pressing reason why they need to be added.
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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2018, 02:42:16 PM »
Interesting. Do you have any "themes" in mind for warlord ground units? I had some thoughts regarding small speeder bike units and mini tanks like the PX 10 for Maldrood (canon explanation being expeditionary units ferried up from the deep core by Kosch), but am unsure. Essentially they'd have lots and lots of cheap and expendable units- even more expendable than infantry or tie maulers.

Space is actually quite easy, I have realised- Zsinj has tough frigates (Nebulon B, Nebulon B2 and dreadnought) with sd firepower, PA carriers, EA capitals plus sphere, IR diverse frigates and Sds, with Maldrood having an all-round roster with a slant towards VSDs.  Ground though is more difficult.  The imperial army roster simply is not as diverse as the imperial navy.

What do you think?

I freely admit I got somewhat entitled in my suggestions previously, so apologies for that Corey.
Well theme wise I want to do things like this:
GM will focus on fast and disposable-zerg tactics.
EA will be few heavy unit based, slow and powerful
WZ will be unorthodox, pirates, raptor raids, smuggler like economy
PA will be a fusion of carrier, old republic and industry focus.l
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June 17, 2018, 08:16:08 AMReply #7

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Re: New Units thought.
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2018, 08:16:08 AM »
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Are suggestions for new units welcome is the team satisfied by the rosters as they are?

People are more than welcome to suggest new units, we try to have a good mix of new and redone content with each release, and try to balance that around the workload/available resources. With the Warlords, specifically, there are several other units we'd like to add, and some we even announced (especially for EA) but were unable to add for 2.2 because of time constraints (Vigil, Victory Frigate, Imperial II Frigate, Assertor, though these weren't all announced for 2.2). With ground units for the next release, however, because our immediate focus is changing the overall balancing and mechancis of ground to not suck, we're more concerned with updating the art of existing ground units and not increasing the number of things we have to apply whatever changes need to be applied over (which is also why FotR is actually more likely to be a testing ground for a lot of the ground testing), so you likely won't see too much new ground stuff in 2.3 aside from a few heroes (Yun, Dengar) and what's being done for the CSA.

Generally, there's plenty we tend to want to add, or even technically plan to add, but we're usually pretty careful to not announce anything specific until we're already done it (preferably) started it (usually) or are reasonably sure we can complete it, and when we're talking about the latter two situations, we try to be pretty clear about that. There are entire factions in various stages of planning or development, but it's usually a longer process than people realize, so we try to avoid promising things and then being unable to do it because some key member has to be inactive for months or even years- after this long, we do tend to be decent at projecting what we will or won't be able to do in a reasonable timeframe, but we understand even better that there's always unexpected shit that will come up so at any given time. People honestly know about maybe a tenth of what's actually being worked on. So yeah, always feel free to make suggestions.
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June 18, 2018, 09:15:30 PMReply #8

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Re: New Units thought.
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2018, 09:15:30 PM »
New Republic Walkers
Chiss Super Star Destroyers
Super tanks
Tie Walkers
Mon Calamari Dreadnoughts
War Droids

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« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2018, 10:08:23 AM »
New Republic Walkers
Chiss Super Star Destroyers
Super tanks
Tie Walkers
Mon Calamari Dreadnoughts
War Droids
Thrawn doesn't think super star destroyers are practical so no chiss SSDs.
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Re: New Units thought.
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2018, 10:54:30 PM »
New Republic Walkers
Chiss Super Star Destroyers
Super tanks
Tie Walkers
Mon Calamari Dreadnoughts
War Droids

Not sure if serious or trolling . . .
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What kind of fanon monstrosity is that

 

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