Idea: Upgradeable commander

Idea: Upgradeable commander

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Super Mario
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Idea: Upgradeable commander

Post by Super Mario »

If you play supreme commander before than you are familiar with the upgradable commander. This type of feature should be in this game because the commanders die too fast when being overwhelm. It should have features like:
missile upgrade
laser upgrade
construction upgrade with new tecks
Resouce upgrade
and so on.
(this time in the right section!)
Last edited by Super Mario on 24 Oct 2008, 23:29, edited 1 time in total.
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Zoy64
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Re: Upgradeable commander

Post by Zoy64 »

i love supcom, and i like the idea
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DavetheBrave
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Re: Upgradeable commander

Post by DavetheBrave »

a lot of mods already have this, to some extent. ^_^ buuuuut probs not as much as supcom.
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CarRepairer
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Re: Upgradeable commander

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You should be thrown out a window for choosing the forum name Super Mario and having no avatar. Curse you!!
Warlord Zsinj
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Re: Upgradeable commander

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Commanders in Imperial Winter have forking upgrade paths.
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Re: Upgradeable commander

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Super Mario wrote:This type of feature should be in this game
Which game?
Please don't say Spring.
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TheMightyOne
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Re: Upgradeable commander

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Google_Frog wrote:
Super Mario wrote:This type of feature should be in this game
Which game?
Please don't say Spring.
e.g. XTA, thought its not as complex as in supcom... yet.
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zwzsg
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Re: Upgradeable commander

Post by zwzsg »

In CA, many units can buy upgrade with veterancy. I could have sworn the commander had upgrade in old CA version too.

Anyway, upgradable commander is possible even under old Totala.exe engine, (It was done by at least three mods: Talon, TAWP, and Devolution), so I you don't find them in the Spring mod you play, I am confident it's neither because they never though about it nor because it is impossible.
Super Mario
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Re: Upgradeable commander

Post by Super Mario »

Then can we add the feature to the spring engine then?
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SinbadEV
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Re: Upgradeable commander

Post by SinbadEV »

Super Mario wrote:Then can we add the feature to the spring engine then?
The Spring engine already supports this feature.

What people have been talking about is Spring Games (and Spring Mods) that do (or do not) already take advantage of it.

Since the option is already there they are asking which specific Spring Game you are saying would benefit from it.
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zwzsg
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Re: Upgradeable commander

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Super Mario wrote:Then can we add the feature to the spring engine then?
We can't because it's already there, lol!
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Pxtl
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Re: Upgradeable commander

Post by Pxtl »

*pssst*

Super Mario

What should be obvious and these guys are snickering (or grumbling) about behind your back is that you seem to not realize that your preferred game, Balanced Annihilation, is *not* the only game on the Spring Engine, and many other Spring games already use upgradeable commanders.

Of course, that doesn't really matter, since nobody plays any of the other games.

And if you're asking them to add such a feature to BA, the answer is no. They don't change BA based on n00b requests, and they try not to change BA at all if they can, since it's nice to have stable gameplay.
Super Mario
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Re: Upgradeable commander

Post by Super Mario »

Pxtl wrote:*pssst*

Super Mario

What should be obvious and these guys are snickering (or grumbling) about behind your back is that you seem to not realize that your preferred game, Balanced Annihilation, is *not* the only game on the Spring Engine, and many other Spring games already use upgradeable commanders.
I did not say BA is my prefer game (Or mod) and I know there are other games. (or mod)
Pxtl wrote: And if you're asking them to add such a feature to BA, the answer is no. They don't change BA based on n00b requests, and they try not to change BA at all if they can, since it's nice to have stable gameplay.
I was talking about the mods of TA not just BA also there is only ONE commander upgrade to your commander (In some mods). I already try the other mods I heard about and it gives you only one com upgrade JUST ONE. Are you calling me a noob because of the idea that you consider dumb? Just because you think the idea is dumb doesn't gives you the right to call anybody a noob. Also what's wrong with modifying or improving BA anyway? Just use the old versions if you don't like it.
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Re: Upgradeable commander

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You are a newbie, it's not anything bad, don't get defensive, but read previous posts a bit more.
XTA only has one upgrade at a time, yes, but it has multiple layers to it. You can also see around that some units can morph into multiple options.
CA might be getting a supcom-like system if I get around to it here... And changing things around like that just isn't how BA rolls.
Super Mario
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Idea; Upgradeable commander

Post by Super Mario »

It's just an idea, anyway the title is misleading I'll change it.
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Re: Idea: Upgradeable commander

Post by Google_Frog »

CA had upgradeable commanders but they didn't work.
Super Mario
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Re: Idea: Upgradeable commander

Post by Super Mario »

So the upgradeable project thing is canceled then?
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Re: Idea: Upgradeable commander

Post by babbles »

some people in the xta community were talking of different comm upgrades eg sea comm with torpedo etc
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SinbadEV
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Re: Idea: Upgradeable commander

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Super Mario wrote:So the upgradeable project thing is canceled then?
Not really... just no-one is using that option at this time.
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Re: Idea: Upgradeable commander

Post by KDR_11k »

You can slap shields or missiles on the Titan in CvC, really old mod.
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