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#ActualMratthew

Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:32 AM

(babbling edit) Veterans just need to be visually noticeably different, new units don't need to look weak, just basic, while veterans would appear customized and clearly able to achieve specific skills (like the archetypal heroes of League of Legends). But most importantly they should have basic units able to be linked to them and instead of giving micro tactical commands to a squad worth of basic soldiers the player can link basic soldiers to a veteran and give a macro tactical objectives to a veteran soldier and be pretty sure it will be achieved given the veterans ability to survive.

 

The player still needs to achieve the veteran soldiers by playing the same micro command game first, it just means they are rewarded with a veteran for keeping at least one unit alive at the end of a fight.

 

The more of these veteran units a player can collect the more rewarded they are with less need to focus on micro (although they still can use it) but the ability to focus on higher level strategy by stacking veteran units in proper military hierarchy, rewarded with larger army sizes and the excitement of the natural escalation of combat unresolved if it hasn't been resolved yet.


#2Mratthew

Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:25 PM

When it comes to military structure, its easy to spot the units that are "stronger" they have a few more bars on the uniform and that's usually the guy dumb enough to be leading the mess onto the field. The only other way to spot the skilled soldier on the battlefield is to be probing the same flank as he is, scouting for targets of opportunity. That's how you spot real combat veterans. But to spot the real threat, look for the guy with the map. New soldiers figit, veterans are calm, even under fire. New soldiers have new uniforms, veterans know the dirt as intimately they know their enemy. New soldiers miss step, you don't survive the battlefield by stepping in the wrong place at the wrong time. New soldiers miss the mark, you don't survive long when you attack an enemy that hits the mark better then you. This is how you differentiate a veteran.

 

If you want to make the most of a veteran hero unit, attach squad of new units to them and give that squad a buff or something to boot. Then attach that squad leader (and a few others) to a guy whose survived enough squad engagements to achieve an objective for you. That's how the military rewards the surviving heroes. The military tells them to keep others alive.


#1Mratthew

Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:13 PM

When it comes to military structure, its easy to spot the units that are "stronger" they have a few more bars on the uniform and their usually the guy dumb enough to be leading the mess onto the field. The only other way to spot the skilled soldier on the battlefield is to be probing the same flank as he is, scouting for targets of opportunity. But if you really want to nail the guy running the show, get behind that rabble of goons and hit the guy staring at the map. Or nail the guy selling the guns! OR whack the guy

 

If you want to make the most of a veteran hero unit, attach squad of new units to them and give that squad a buff or something to boot. Then attach that squad (and a few others) to a guy whose survived enough squad engagements to achieve an objective for you, using those squads. That's how the military rewards the surviving heroes.


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