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Thoughts on voice and control groups
Date: 11/11/13 7:09 pm
In Response To: Re: The future of Halo Wars (Revenant1988)

: Halo Wars still maintains a pretty good population considering how old it is
: and that its a console RTS. I to this day have no problems finding UA
: matches.

: I don't think the physical controls can really be improved upon honestly,
: though IDK what I'm really missing. Perhaps Kornman00 could chime in with
: what could work for a controller that isn't already there.

: Voice commands would be pretty cool I think. Dunno off the top of my head
: what to add but I bet something could work really well.

: Halo Wars reminds me a lot of Invasion. Lots of potential, SO MUCH potential,
: not enough love :'(

To me, the simple ideas that pop up for me are general and objective cues. If you could set custom markers on the map, that would also make it easier to tell the game where you wanted to send units. Say you mark one enemy base as "A" (trying to think of a controller setup that would work for this but blanking without the game in front of me.) You set your own base as "B". You select some units, tell them to attack "B" ("Units attack Alpha"). If you need to reinforce, you tell the game to "Set Rally Point to "A" and boom, you've made the game far easier to coordinate attacks. The battle not going well? "All units at Alpha retreat to Bravo" and all the units in a radius of B fall back.

On the gameplay side, the one thing that seems to be missing that would make a huge difference, going off the above about coordination, is unit grouping. Even if you could set just two or three unit groups and cycle through them like bases the game would shed a lot of the "did you build enough of every counter in this death ball" and become a lot more strategic.

Messages In This Thread

The future of Halo WarsRevenant198811/10/13 8:00 pm
     Re: The future of Halo WarsQuirel11/10/13 8:04 pm
           Boo Quirel, Boo *NM*Revenant198811/11/13 11:29 am
                 Re: Boo Quirel, BooQuirel11/11/13 10:38 pm
                       Godwin's Law? Really? 😒 *NM*Arithmomaniac11/12/13 12:57 pm
                             Is it Godwin's Law when I'm poking fun at myself? *NM*Quirel11/12/13 1:38 pm
                                   Perhaps not...Arithmomaniac11/12/13 5:36 pm
                                         Re: Perhaps not...Schooly D11/13/13 12:11 am
                                         Re: Perhaps not...Quirel11/13/13 12:33 am
                       Hahahahaha nice...I lol'd pretty hard. *NM*bryan newman11/12/13 11:35 pm
           Re: The future of Halo Warshunt3r11/11/13 10:16 pm
     Yes!Grizzlei11/10/13 8:49 pm
           Re: Yes! / halo future wars 9999asa11/11/13 2:42 pm
     Re: The future of Halo Warsdavidfuchs11/10/13 11:09 pm
           Re: The future of Halo WarsMorpheus11/10/13 11:59 pm
                 Re: The future of Halo WarsRevenant198811/11/13 11:51 am
                       Thoughts on voice and control groupsdavidfuchs11/11/13 7:09 pm
                             Re: Thoughts on voice and control groupsMorpheus11/11/13 9:48 pm
                                   THIS *NM*ZackDark11/11/13 10:27 pm
                                   Re: Thoughts on voice and control groupsthebruce011/12/13 9:40 am
                             Speaking of death balls...kornman0011/11/13 9:49 pm
                 Re: The future of Halo Warsthebruce011/11/13 12:04 pm
     Thoughtskornman0011/11/13 2:12 pm

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