Generals 2

What if there is a fourth faction?

Do you want a fourth faction?
48.72% (19)
Yes
51.28% (20)
No
Do you think we'll have a balanced game with four factions?
33.33% (13)
Yes
66.67% (26)
No

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# 1stormgear Feb 23 2012, 01:48 AM
They haven't told us the third faction as we speak, but what if they also surprise us with a fourth!? Do you want a fourth faction? Do you think we'll have a balanced game with four factions or not? Speculate and discuss here.

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# 2triumph Feb 23 2012, 03:49 AM
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# 3AgmLauncher Feb 23 2012, 04:47 AM
I wouldn't mind a fourth faction in all honesty. They can certainly get it more balanced than they got ZH's 12 armies. As long as it's not a gimped army that is missing basic components such as tanks, aircraft, or artillery, they shouldn't have much trouble balancing it.

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# 4TheWord Feb 23 2012, 10:56 AM
If they can manage to give all armies a distinct play-style then I don't see any problem.

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# 5oscarg Feb 23 2012, 17:50 PM
There is a maybe option missing, it all depends on how the fourth guy is implemented and balanced. If that is done properly then i wouldnt care even the slightest even if there are 6 armys.

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# 6DMraider Feb 24 2012, 13:37 PM
The question you have to ask yourself is:

What if they, instead of making a fourth faction, invest their time making the 3 current factions better, more complete, more balanced etc...

(They are probably going to release it February/March 2013, so its not like there is unlimited time...)

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# 7triumph Feb 24 2012, 22:35 PM
I thought the turtle summed that up in body language.

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# 8Existor Feb 26 2012, 01:15 AM
Everything depends on balance structure.

If balance scheme like in C&C3:TW (every race got tank, tier1 aa, tier1 anti-inf, tier2 difference special infantry, tier2 and tier3 some differences, etc), so it will be easy to balance 4 factions.

But if we will have more difference races, like StarCraft scheme, where every race got unique unit types and numbers of thems (aka 4 zerglings vs 2 marine vs 1 zealot, and every of those units got slighty difference roles), so better then 3 races.


But for me, no difference. It depends on how they will make differences between factions.

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# 9Star Ocean Mar 2 2012, 13:43 PM
inb4 aliens

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# 10·Emperor´'`Ravenheart´'` Mar 2 2012, 15:10 PM
Fourth faction = more work to make a proper campaign (which they most likely will make) = no from me.

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# 11Feynmaniac Mar 3 2012, 15:48 PM
The only foreseeable niggle with a fourth faction is the possibility that it is not very different from the existing three. Provided this is not the case (and it doesn't mess with the canon much ala aliens), the number of factions is not a problem.

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# 12methuselah Mar 8 2012, 01:50 AM
There is no fourth faction smilie_bleh.gif

QUOTE(AgmLauncher @ Feb 22 2012, 23:47 PM) *

As long as it's not a gimped army that is missing basic components such as tanks, aircraft, or artillery, they shouldn't have much trouble balancing it.


I lol'd at this. I still remember reading about Zero Hour pre release, being excited because I loved (and still love) Generals, and thinking "WTF no tanks here, no artillery here, no air here?" laugh.gif

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# 13Polar. May 17 2012, 10:27 AM
QUOTE(TheWord @ Feb 23 2012, 11:56 AM) *

If they can manage to give all armies a distinct play-style then I don't see any problem.

You speak true words.

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# 14-LikeMike- May 17 2012, 15:02 PM
if they cant keep it balanced then yeah sure why not,

The thing is that each unit has to balanced with everyunit in that 4th faction... That takes allot more fine tuning then just having three...

This is different to ZH where we had 3 distint armies but 9 Factions, The core of the sub factions were the same, allowing a tuning of only a few units of that faction

Same and be said about KW

All in all 3 factions should be enough smile.gif

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# 15Noodlesocks May 21 2012, 01:35 AM
If they can balance it and make it unique then the more the merrier.

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# 16avilo May 21 2012, 08:28 AM
If there's a 4th faction i'm not buying it.



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# 17Trixx May 22 2012, 14:49 PM
QUOTE(methuselah @ Mar 8 2012, 03:50 AM) *

There is no fourth faction smilie_bleh.gif

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