I just want to reiterate that we don't plan on taking any action on hinds until we've found a balanced solution to the problem.
There's two methods that I'm pondering, one of which I should actually know how to test. Both ideas include moving the hind to soviets and re-balancing it in a way that makes it more distinct in role from the Yak:
1.) Give the longbow a weak chain gun that doesn't run out of ammunition in addition to its missiles, and look at moving it to T2.
+ Keeps original units
- Harder to balance
+/- Will change allied anti-air abilities at T2, which may or may not be a good thing considering they lack mobile AA
2.) Take the idea from the guy who made the Huey. (except go with the Cobra; sexier helicopter, also has the chain gun in the nose so you won't need two offsets)
+ Keeps balance
- Unoriginal unit
- Have to do new artwork and make it look good (Also make it a two bladed chopper. While we're at it lets add a fifth blade to the hind
Again, don't expect action on this until we're convinced that balance has been achieved.
"Do not trust the balance tzars (Smitty, Orb). They are making the changes either for the wrong reasons, for no reason at all, or just because they can and it makes them feel good." - Alex Jones