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by Smitty
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2018 RA Balance
Replies: 104
Views: 14344

Re: 2018 RA Balance

Sleipnir wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:47 pm
4. Keep mechanics as they are, but remove MCV husks.
We could also revert the logic that maintains a husk's faction identity. Not the most appealing option but it would be the least invasive.
by Smitty
Wed May 16, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2018 RA Balance
Replies: 104
Views: 14344

So, if someone gives you a map with workaround/solutions in yaml that actually make some of those unit usefull or more efficient you could use that as a base to start working the issue ? (hijacker uncrushable pls). If there's a yaml solution for something that I've overlooked then yeah, I'd like to...
by Smitty
Tue May 15, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2018 RA Balance
Replies: 104
Views: 14344

I'm sorry to throw it that way but, could we maybe focus first on underused/useless units such as highjacker, dogs, mad tanks, supply truck, cruisers, missile subs ... ect. The rest of the release/meta works pretty well so far and before modifying what is already "working" we might have a look firs...
by Smitty
Tue May 15, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2018 RA Balance
Replies: 104
Views: 14344

My goal for balance after this release is to transition from the normal cycle of balance playtests into single issue project work. What do I mean by project work? Several of the remaining issues are simply too big to be thrown into a pot of several minor changes, and would be disserviced by not bein...
by Smitty
Mon May 14, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TUESDAY DOMINATION (DEATHMATCH)
Replies: 13
Views: 2642

N/a wrote: The 2nd ever DOMINATION DEATHMATCH THIS TUESDAY at 5pm UTC to 9pm UTC
TFW you don't get off work till 11 p.m. UTC :(
by Smitty
Mon May 14, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Competitions and Events
Topic: Allies Overhaul Tournament
Replies: 14
Views: 2824

WhoCares wrote: You know that most of players sign up last minute.
Count me in!
by Smitty
Fri May 04, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is the point of the Technician?
Replies: 8
Views: 1524

A better question is, can we get yellow shirt guy?
by Smitty
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smitty's Spring 2018 Playtest
Replies: 68
Views: 7667

My pull request for the next round of balance changes is up . I'll go over the changes that didn't make the cut here: Longbow turn speed increased from 4 to 5 - With the looming possibilities of Orb's Allied Overhaul and/or Hind to Soviet; there's a good change some big changes will come to the long...
by Smitty
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2018 RA Balance
Replies: 104
Views: 14344

Balance update 4/22/18 After hearing some of the feedback over the last few weeks I feel the need to post more frequently to keep people in the loop. I don't know if I'll make this a weekly thing but I'll at post when I have something to talk about. IMO, there's only one problem that makes this gam...
by Smitty
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smitty's Spring 2018 Playtest
Replies: 68
Views: 7667

I don't like being caught off guard on what will or won't go into a balance patch so to help frame the discussion better, I'll list where I'm leaning on potential changes. Bounties are pretty much their own topic so I left them off the list. They'll be in a separate pr from my balance patch if that ...
by Smitty
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smitty's Spring 2018 Playtest
Replies: 68
Views: 7667

I got plenty of feedback and saw some no-brainer changes (chronotank Anti Air was clearly too much) so I went ahead and released playtest B! This also allows me to put a couple things in that I forgot, including fakes building off of fakes. The front post has been updated, but here are the changes f...
by Smitty
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smitty's Spring 2018 Playtest
Replies: 68
Views: 7667

Smitty's Spring 2018 Playtest

Time for another round of playtesting. There's a couple of big issues we're looking to address this time around: Issue #1) Shockies. Shock Troopers are overperforming, and in the Russia vs Ukraine matchup they're straight up broken. There's a handful of ways to approach this, so I'll go over them to...
by Smitty
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Opening Pandora's Box (Macro Usage Discussion)
Replies: 20
Views: 2577

If you look at me as a player, macro has always been a problem for me. It wasn’t uncommon for me to float 7-10k after the first big fight. I honestly don’t know why I didn’t get the same grief that Gatekeeper does as I tended to float as bad if not worse. I guess Floatkeeper just rolls off the...
by Smitty
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If hinds were returned to soviet...
Replies: 103
Views: 13946

@Materianer That cobra weapon sound seems familiar. Is it from Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines?
Also the cobra is a bit wide for my taste. It should be noticeably thinner than the longbow. (Which is probably hard as the in-game longbow is already very thin.)
by Smitty
Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Wishlist
Replies: 11
Views: 2295

Jur wrote: No fear, Jur is here: https://github.com/OpenRA/OpenRA/pull/14874
Super excited for this one. Fixes a long-time annoyance.