Trying to locate my missing ore trucks
Well, the core idea of working on RA1 is to try and preserve the original unit integrity where possible and not make it into a RA2 backwards clone, unless changes are an absolute nesessity. Flak truck did fit it quite naturally though. And there are coming attempts to restore the units disposition, for example reimplementing Hind as a Soviet unit is in the works.
Same goes for game features. We can tweak and repurpose units to have the factions balanced, but "MGG shroud kills air units" just sounds out of place.
Also, some things (like silenting the audio queues for opponents) are just not implementable in a reasonable amount of time.
Well, it would be much easier to nerf flak's anti-air capabilities instead. It does, to my thought, outperform vs air now that it can aqcuire and fire at targets while moving. My suggestion would be to either reduce its fire rate or its AA damage output.Edi(son Coil) wrote: ↑Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:45 pmSince the flak truck makes the hind totally useless and there is no counterplay ( yes, using the obstructions of the terrain to fuck up the pathing,can help, but good luck with that ), because the flak truck is faster and has more range, but the early game against ground units is fine.
> Well, the core idea of working on RA1 is to try and preserve the original unit integrity where possible and not make it into a RA2 backwards clone
People sometimes make it sound that the flak truck is a smart balance result and "absolute required" but that's not the case. And if its addition/removal breaks balance, well then we have to fix it.
I present you my reworked suggestions( not that anyone asked for them ), I tried to rearrange/change the units so every faction has a distinct playstyle.
Everything should now be in line with the spirit.
Russia: Tesla Weapons
If you like the sound of Tesla and you just want more combat units and mirco them well( Tesla tanks and flak trucks), then is the faction for you.
Tesla Tank: Nothing new
Shock trooper: gets a anti-tank focus like suggested, soviets already have four anti-infantry infantry: rifles, grens, flamer and dogs
If you want to press a button and let things explode, then is the faction for you.
Parabombs: Nothing new, they get a buff with directional ability use anyway
Demo truck: cost down to 1200, in the most probable case you get a hind (1500) and I think for that price it justifies the risk of using it
If you really like to chrono around, this is the faction for you.
Advanced chronoshift: Reduced cooldown by a third/half
Chrono tank: is not a feasible choice, it loses against most of the vehicles when the assets are more or less even:
It (costs 1350 + cost for tech) loses against: 2 light tanks (1400), 2 medium tanks(1700), 1 heavy tank(1150), 3 ranger(1500), 1 tesla tank(1350), 2 flak trucks(1200). You might lose a medium tank or rangers, dependingn on micro
Sure, it can jump, if it is low and can get repaired but so does the other vehicle. The light tank, the ranger and the flak truck should be able to follow the chrono tank more or less.
But the real issue is since you are building chrono tanks instead of mediums and you are losing against the almighty flak truck your enemy can just spam flak trucks all day because you dont have any heavy armour.
Jumping on (unscattered) infantry might be worth it, if you can get out for free, but if your enemy has the mentioned vehicles and aircraft around and there are almost the same amount of assets on both sides, I can't see it working, since you are jumping into enemy and can't get out immediately.
Change: cost down 1100
If you enjoy using the spy and annoy your opponent, this is the faction for you.
Spy: Removed from standard allies unit set, special unit of England
Reworked benefits of Infiltration:
Refinery: steals credits (again), could also show the credits of your enemy for a time
barracks/warfactory/airfield: first time gets veterancy, after that slows production for a period of time
SD: next vehicle on the SD gets destroyed
Conyard: shows production queue like in the original, after that slows production for a period of time
Sub Pen: (bug?/design?)If the Sub Pen is offshore, the spy can't enter, gets veterancy to naval units besides
the sonar pulse
super weapons: reset the cooldown
tech center: disables tier 3 unit production for a period of time
Phase tansport: Support unit for the spy, provides stealth, can crush dogs/infantry/fence and can tank base defences
France: Base pushi
If you enjoy base pushing, but you think soviets have the upper hand on that one, then this the faction for you
MAD-tank: cost to 500, for that price I would buy it
MGG: cost to 300 , same here
Fake structures: all allies get them as in the original
Anti - air cannon gets the same range as hind,
they should still trade 2 flaks for 1 hind (which is fine) and it gives more reaction time for the other aircraft before they fall out of
They are too similiar and the grens suffer the same fate as the light tank, but even worse because the required tech is
even cheaper. Changing them to another tech building and buffing their stats would break the low tech apc flamer drop but you can still use grens.
Nuke silo: costs 2500 ( + 500 for power ) and the nuke has a cooldown of 9 minutes and a timer for the enemy, that is not feasible, it's not even a balance issue because it's the same on both sides, but it should be buffed, so the meta shifts more to the nuke.
Change: cost 1500 without the timer or cost 1500 with timer but 4:30 minutes