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post #21 of 30 (permalink) Old 10-15-07, 01:33 AM
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They felt that they couldn't do them enough justice in the current engine. I'll see if I can find the quote, but that's pretty much verbatim IIRC.

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Riddle me this: if Relic feels the current DOW system is so "limiting," why stick with it?

I've loved RTS games ever since I first played Command & Conquer. I've loved Tyranids since I started playing them 14 years ago. That they haven't been meshed together by now kind of feels like a slap in the face. If the second army is simply a third iteration of the Imperium, I can't see me picking up Soulstorm.

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they are working on DoW2, this is just another release to milk the cash cow...
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Maybe SoB? Like, the Witch Hunters list? Maybe they'd include Repressors and Penitent Engine as the HS, instead of Guard stuff. Maybe Consecrated Russes, if the do include Guard tanks.


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SoB would be sooo nice.

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I've heard that DOW 2 is on the horizon, it's just that the horizon will probably wind up being a couple of years away. :pull:

Here's a thought; to reproduce the effects of synapse AND simplify Tyranid resource gathering, Tyranids could gather requisition by plopping down a synapse creature on a critical location (and when a Tyranid creature incorporates a requistion point, it loses its mobility). Yeah, I know it's not 100% accurate, but DOW isn't for folks that demand complete accuracy. Also, Tyranids could be allowed a certain number of Ripper swarms that generate resources as they fight.

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ALSO, wouldn't it cool if rather than just make boring hisses and such, each Tyranid creature "spoke" when you clicked on it? It wouldn't really be speaking, but rather a sort of telepathic communication relaying the species of Tyranid construct. Think about it..."*click* ...'Function: Hunter-Slayer'" in a voice that sounds like several people whispering at once.

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That would be cool.

one thing I want is the ability to split my fire everywhere, it makes no sense that a squad of 10 guard or marines or whatever all have to fire at 1 target with everything, is the guy with the lascannon not smart enough to realize maybe he would be better off firing at the massive tank looming overhead instead of the little man no bigger than a squat running at him, or is that far too complex for the 10yr olds?

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Hey All,

There are actually two Tyranid Mods in progress atm, one simply looks to add the new models into the game, the other by an extremely talented modder called Styrer (a biology teacher, go figure...) and supported by our very own code genius Shingouki...

What interests me more about Styrers mod is that they are trying to really customise the ideals of gaining resource by the amount of Hive influemnce over the map...plans for area corruption/genetic breakdown & the ideaology of the Tyranids unique evolution system...

It has real promise through both the aformentioned modders talents...check out the below thread from the Relic Modding Forums:

There are some awesome model images in there...

Time is the big issue with DOW Modding, there is a HUGE amount of potential to allow wh40k fans with a modelling background to really cut loose and bring all the wh40k races to life...for me the Blood Angels Mod has been nearly 4 years in the making...I feel sometimes that Relic could do more to help us out, but hey they gave us the oppertunity...


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Originally Posted by hephesto View Post
As for the choice of race it's not that weird;

- witchhunters - was the only other real new option
- daemon hunters - grey knights are already part of sm army and would just be borrowing units from IG and slapping on a =I=
- tyranids - relic has clearly stated this will not happen as the feel the current engine can't do them justice...but the they did call dark crusade dow2...and said there wouldn't be another expansion after winter assault...and after dark crusade
- dark eldar - I'm so happy about this choice, especially after find this small pic...nightwing, very cool building and a nice feel of how the new dark eldar coming end next year will end up looking...hopefully!

And happy international talk like a pirate day guys.....aaaaaarrrrr

About the nids, actually they are a mod. Thery are actually pretty cool, they get a trygon.

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