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View Poll Results: Is a Class System Overhaul in Order?
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This is not an important issue 1 10.00%
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Old 04-28-2012, 03:57 PM
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Default Overhaul of Class System

This is just something to ponder and consider for RO2's future.

I remember reading a while back that due to the way Countdown mode worked, TWI had to program both the Germans and Soviets to have identical class distributions. As it currently stands, a RO2 mapper is restricted to using the provided class names, weapon combinations, and class allotments. I feel this severely limits a mapper's creativity when designing an asymmetrically-balanced map. Ultimately, I believe that keeping this class system will significantly reduce RO2's lifespan in the long-run (provided that the gameplay refinements and free weekend are a success).

If TWI were to perform a complete overhaul of RO2's class system, I'd imagine it would be quite a bit of work. Many of the current game mechanics are tied to it, including the SDK itself.

What do you guys think? Is this important enough an issue that TWI should re-do a bunch of their coding so the mappers can create more unique maps? Or does the amount of work outweight the benefits?
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Modders and map designers should have complete freedom in developing classes.
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Old 04-28-2012, 04:15 PM
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Agreed. Many of the best RO1 maps made use of highly tweak classes, and were all the better for it.
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Old 04-28-2012, 04:20 PM
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It's too early to say whether or not it will "kill RO2 in the long run", but yes, greater freedom would be excellent for modding possibilities as well as for interesting map scenarios.
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