why no suggestion threads?

Discussion in 'Planetary Annihilation General Discussion' started by vindicarea, December 22, 2014.

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  1. vindicarea

    vindicarea New Member

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    so i've browsed the forums and i've noticed that there are no threads for new unit suggestions, is there a reason for this? i mean to be honest the line up of different units in't hugely diverse, its good dont get me wrong i dont want to complain but it'd be interesting to see peoples ideas on new units, i know i have some myself , so if anyone knows why there's a lack of these threads or has any cool ideas of there own comment below, lets get a suggestion thread going!
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    igncom1 Post Master General

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  3. Alpha2546

    Alpha2546 Post Master General

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    There is such a thread in de backers lounge with a lot of ideas
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    igncom1 Post Master General

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    There was such a thread in de backers lounge with a lot of ideas
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    vindicarea New Member

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    well lets start a fresh thread, im thinking that there could be a t2 bot with a flamethrower less health and damage than an inferno but more maneuverable, it could be called the scorpion and while it packs a punch and is very mobile its cost and low range could add an interesting dynamic as to how people use them.

    my 2n'd idea would be a t2 air unit called the raptor. with more health and faster fire rate than humming birds

    maybe get a t2 tank with a machine gun or something, the first two are the ones i've thought about the most
  6. Killerkiwijuice

    Killerkiwijuice Post Master General

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    We're due for more units but it's not a priority. I'd personally like to see the lobbies fixed first.
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    Matster Active Member

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    Giant robot Spider is a must :p
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    This. I am sick of suggesting stuff.



    People have been suggesting things for the last 2,5 years. And the most brilliant ideas that could have made this game really stick out, didn't get realized. *cough* orders as first class entities *cough*
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    vindicarea New Member

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    im not intending this to turn into one big wish list to be shoved in the devs faces, just a cool thread for cool unit ideas, could you imagine a t2 boom bot or even tier three where you can have giant walking mech like bots it'd be oretty cool, or orbital ships, that can bombard planets from orbit.
  10. cola_colin

    cola_colin Moderator Alumni

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    A very subjective view.
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    Emphasis mine. The lack of any kind of "Follow through" (and I'm not just talking about implementing ideas, but even just communication regarding the suggestions) after Uber asked the Community directly for suggestions kinda killed the mood as it were.

    Mike
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    Yeah it is very subjective. I remember what one of the Longbow developers said last week on twitter - quoting: "A lot of developers get criticized for "not being able to do" what modders do. Do people realize there's *hundreds* more modders than devs?"
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    g0hstreaper Well-Known Member

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    Suggestions thread?....you mean this entire forum?
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    squishypon3 Post Master General

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    They shouldn't really be obligated to do so; they never said they would respond/implement said ideas.
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    thetrophysystem Post Master General

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    This actually makes sense too. Make it a bot, low range and only 12 speed and of course squishy bot health. But, make it really high damage. That way, assuming they aren't killed in a rush, they can torch structures in a mere moment on contact.

    I miss the old Red Alert 2 anti-structure infantry. We have boom bots but, meh...
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    bengeocth Post Master General

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    Guys. The devs have lives. The grand majority of the features in the game are suggestions, so cool it.
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    Agreed, many suggestions have gotten into the game. Now of course many suggestions haven't, at least not yet, especially including your little pet feature suggestion.

    Guys I'd like it if we'd stop acting like the game is over anyway, the devs are still working... At least for now.

    We all know they most likely want that to be implemented; that it's just time consuming. They have other, more important things to be doing. The game is certainly playable without orders as first class entities.
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    every time anyone suggests a new unit i will ask for a propper reason of why it should be in and how it shall differ from other units ... there have been many units suggested that would merely have done what the current rooster does already ...
    others were yet not made because of different priorities or possible issues with the games scale ...
    such as stealthunits for instance ...
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    Nothing really subjective about ingenious UI features.
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    squishypon3 Post Master General

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    He wasn't talking about that specifically, it's what it the most brilliant ideas. Anyway personally I feel it's just fluff; is not even really needed. It'd be nice, but definitely not required, so yeah that's a subjective view point.

    Opinion isn't the same as fact. Starcraft doesn't have them as first class entities AFAIK and neither does TA, or really any older RTS game.
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