I have been playing DOW ever since it came out 2 years ago. I must say that the game expanded drematically ever since I started playing online and against real people who think like me. But suddenly I realised that the games weren't won by tactics, it was won by somebody spamming the same unit and overwhelming the other player. (Fire Prisms, Wraithlords, Defilers, Brightlances, Dark Reapers) You know who you are. In comparison, do you think that DOW has stood the test of time? I can't really say it has, as online play is dominated by the above. WA was an improvement but it didn't really do anything extra for the game. Some feedback pls.
King in Yellow
3rd April 2006
dow is a great game but it shares the fate of all rts games, most people dont care about tactics just winning and winning by the most conventional way which in dow is spamming an army of warpspider and prisms or a drop army of terminators and dreads followed by the infomous orbital strike, i cant count how many times thats happened to me, so i guess it has stood the test of time because unit spamming is never going to end no matter how much we want it to, and even if we did all stop someone would realize that they could win easier by amassing a big army of khorne berserkers and prederators and we would be back on square one
Fear me But Follow
23rd March 2006
i agree there isnt tactic in it now just get same troop type and overwhelm them i still like a gd old fashoned long game with big battles in middle of maps
31st December 2005
if any one played like me it would be very tactical I use a mix of units to counter the rushers say I have 5 close comabt squads and 5 ranged squads then they rush you with ranged you slaughter them they rush you with Close Combat you chop them up with your close combat and ranged. but I agree people dont care about tactics they just want to get there win percentage as high as possible its taken the fun out of it...
Antidotes are useful
27th November 2005
its relics balancing the units used in spamming have no weakness when used en masse. on TT berzerkers are pwned by plasma guns/starcannons/battlecannon but in DOW they reach CC before they can really be hit at all. to beat them try using two lines of ire make them attack one then shoot with the other. but if they have preds too....... (trails off as their really isnt an answer anymore)
It is a real shame that people most of the time only win by spamming units. You know the feeling when you are marching your mixed army of infantry squads, tanks and a special unit to his base when 6 or 7 Fire Prisms come down and before you can fire on them, they have broken all your squads and taken out an unhealthy chunk from your vehicles. The most Infuriating one in my opinion is when they have a load of Dark Reaper squads and a load of brightlances and you are playing as SM's. I like it if they build a webway gate behind your base when they do it cos then they are playing with tactics, but otherwise *groan*.
I didn't make it!
i know what you mean, i actually ask for stratigic battles. THE BASTARDS TRICK ME, AND THEN SPAM ME!
Yeah. Hopefully Mark of Chaos will destroy the spamming tactic (If you can call it one) as many of the units are balanced, and you can't just win a battle with the same unit. I hope when it comes out to see you all online!
5th March 2006
There was always spamming. There will always be spamming. So enjoy the periods with slighty less spam!
Oh Well! Nearly every game has a way to spam. On BF 2 the commander can keep saying OK with the shortcut without being stopped. Bloody annoying!