Ok guys just heard the news of the new expansion that will include a new race plus 100! new units (November 2007 release), I know threads like this exist but, now that its official what would you prey to RTS gods for? Top of my list has to be the new race having a completely different army structure to the other three.
I somewhat doubt that [a new army structure], sadly. It would be very difficult to balance against the other races.
It would be rather cool though.
I think the 100 new units includes the new race as well, and since each race has around 83 units that leaves us with ~17 new units (I doubt 100 is a rigid figure). Some of these will be distributed equally for each side (ie, everyone gets a superheavy tank with minor differences between each factions), some of them will be new experimentals for each side (giving each side 2 new experimentals, I'd guess, leaving each faction with a total of 5 experimental choices. finally, some of the new units will be unique (but non experimental) to a faction, like how only the UEF currently has a T3 gunship, or how only the Cybran have a mobile stealth gen.
Looking at screenshots, it appears the Cybran have an amphibious walking box with 4 legs (a mobile nuclear bomb? like TAs crawling bomb but bigger, maybe) and some other kind of walker (this one look direct combat oriented) as well. The UEF have definitely got a new walker (it has one large gun on one arm and a small "something" on the other, this one seems direct combat and probably T3) and what is quite certainly a rapid-fire mobile missile launcher.
I think the Cybrans should get an additional walker that is huge! I think each faction should get a super huge experimental unit! Something that still looks huge when you're zoomed out all the way. Additionally, and I know this won't happen, I want space fights!
Holy cow an expanshion with over 100 units, man that goes so show they really take their game serious and this is good most expansions on any RTS suck! so yea thats great to here.
Yea, but most of those "100 new units" will be for the new factions, so in the end, each existing faction will only get around 6 new units tops.
I know, but still thats more then most expansions most people just crap something out and say here is a great expansion that I want you to pay 30 bucks for.
I want build hotkeys and stuff, I'm not particularly fond of this "build mode" thing we currently have
Well, we are getting premade build patterns in the xpack, copying off that one mod...