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Old 05-10-2007, 10:55 AM
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Well, you will have a skirmish mode, right? Or will there only be the MMO mode? If that's the case, then that certainly goes on my list of concerns.
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Old 05-10-2007, 11:13 AM
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Darwin,

This is a really big concern to us too. If we have two multiplayer modes - MMORTS and Skirmish, there is a good chance player body would be spread too thin, and finding partners to play will be difficult for both modes, so there is a chance we`ll go for MMORTS mode only.
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Old 05-10-2007, 02:24 PM
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Then that definitely stands as one of my greatest concerns. While I can understand the potential for a shortage of players, I don't feel that it justifies removing what is essentially the defining game mode of the genre.

There are five critical reasons I'd give to do this:

1) casual matches between friends; I don't want to destroy my friend's army which he's spent time building up, but that doesn't mean we don't want to have a game against each other from time to time.
2) casual matches in general; whether they be practice games with strangers or just 'for fun' battles, sometimes you want to have a fight with nothing at stake.
3) "tournament" style matches; seriously, it's impossible to have a real test of who is really better unless we can have a mirrored setup with even starts.
4) it puts your map editor to waste if you don't have a "custom" game mode (I'm hoping to see Warcraft3 / Starcraft style maps which put scripting to good use), and if you do have a custom game mode, then there will definitely be skirmish-style matches held using that feature.
5) even if you don't have skirmish mode, I guarentee there will be a skirmish mod within a week of the game's release, and you'll have the community split you want to avoid anyways.

I'm not going to cry if there isn't a skirmish ladder, but there definitely should be a skirmish mode.
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Old 05-10-2007, 09:56 PM
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...and if you do have a custom game mode, then there will definitely be skirmish-style matches held using that feature.
And we though we had original thinking here...

Darvin,

I have to apologies, I have a bad habit of trying not to give out too much. When I said we`ll most likely have to avoid having skirmish as a second primary online mode - to save players for MMORTS, I didn`t mention anything about custom scenario play.

We have big plans for this feature, including fully supported online scenario developing community, with fan made scenarios available for download and play right in the main Online lobby.

These fan scenario will surely future quite a few skirmish play scenarios - as it`s easier to make a plain map, than some online RPG scenario, and we on our end will supply a good number of skirmish maps once we ship the game.

This way all these who really want/need to have a skirmish match will have this option available to them. Without the expense of diverting casual players away from MMORTS.

Of-course, if in the future the game does manage to sell well, and we get a large player base, we`d be able to release a patch with a flashing sign - "To play skirmish mode - go here."
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Old 05-10-2007, 10:40 PM
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So, there will be skirmish mode, it just won't have an official ladder or ranking system. I'm fine with that, as I've never played ranked matches seriously (not that I don't play seriously, I just don't take my ranking seriously).

With that cleared up, I would say that skirmish balance should be fine-tuned before release, even if it is a secondary mode. Certainly the gameplay mechanics of a rush are one of the most important things that need to be balanced in skirmish.
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Is it possible to memory hack the resources or anything else?
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By all means the RWS dev team will test everything to perfection.
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By all means the RWS dev team will test everything to perfection.
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OK here is a few Question and concerns...
Questions
A.Can u and a Friend face a AI eneny on the mmorts side of the the game?
B.Will there be a tutorial in the campaign?
Concerns
A.When u play the mmorts side of DOF will u only beable to chose one race or what because i find it kinda hard for the game to remenber a person wilth 1 account and have all for races with weeelll different Everything!??!
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Old 07-18-2007, 03:27 PM
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OK here is a few Question and concerns...
Questions
A.Can u and a Friend face a AI eneny on the mmorts side of the the game?
B.Will there be a tutorial in the campaign?
Concerns
A.When u play the mmorts side of DOF will u only beable to chose one race or what because i find it kinda hard for the game to remenber a person wilth 1 account and have all for races with weeelll different Everything!??!
I'd say yes to all seeing how prepared and all Reverie is.
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