Merging Commander Abilities

#1
2 years ago
GrittleGrittle Posts: 993
edited May 2016 in Commander Feedback

There are a few passive abilities in this game in which I wish they were merged into one, as making them separate would be a waste and stupid, like Imagine if you needed 2 separate doctrinal abilities to have riflemen build mines and sandbags, pretty stupid, right?

So there are a few groups of abilities that should be merged, as it would greatly improve a few commanders and hopefully make the abilities themselves useful too.

So lets begin

Ostheer: Defensive Fortifications and Trenches

Commanders effected:

  • Osttruppen
  • Defensive

I don't understand why you need two specific different commander slots to build trenches and tank traps. OKW can build trenches, tank traps, and flack emplacements all in one ability, and can build bunkers and mine fields in another. It should be combined into this one ability:

2CP: Defensive Fortifications
_(Infantry can now build trenches, Pioneers can also build tanks traps.) _

See? now wasn't that hard?

Now, Defensive now has an open ability slot, so we could put something actually useful in it! like the Unused Urban Assault's Forward Supply Station or another defensive orientated ability of your choosing!

Soviet: Tank Traps, PMD6 Anti Personnel Mines, and PMD6M Anti Light Tank Mines

Commanders effected:

  • Tank Hunter
  • Defensive

Again, why do this? lets merged them

2CP: Field Defenses
(Allows Conscripts and Combat Engineers to build cheap and quick to place anti-personnel and vehicle disabling mines, Combat Engineers can also build tank traps.)

It gives Tank Hunters another AT tool in their belt, and allows another ability to be placed in Defensive Tactics. Like the Unused Not One Step Back Tactic's Hold the Line ability or another ability!

USF: Riflemen Flares and Rear Echleon Flamers

Commanders effected:

  • Rifle

I don't know why flares, something that nearly every Soviet unit has as a vet ability, is used a commander ability slot for this doctrine. Also, I don't know why they are at 2CP too. As much as I want to give riflemen flamers back, that is a different story for people to QQ at. so for now, lets merge them

0CP: Pyrotechnic Training
Rifleman can now fire flares to reveal the area, Rear Echleons can now use Flamethrowers

Nice little merge, and the empty slot could be nearly anything riflemen relate! Like Riflemen Demo Charges, Riflemen Ambush Camo, or Combined Arms, ect. ect. ect.

Comments

  • #2
    2 years ago
    Salem1Salem1 Posts: 209
    edited May 2016

    This is something that at least IIRC of the top of my head you don't see with the newer factions as much. I think especially soviet commanders are affected badly by lazy, cheap commander design and it's probably because if they actually had well-designed commanders how would they sell the DLC factions and/or commanders (not that all of them are well-made at all)?

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