Brother Kasrkin said:
If the tech progression is tied to their opponents' race(s), would this not mean that the Alien Hunters would potentially become more powerful in an 8-player FFA compared to a 1v1, as they would have a wider variety of researches available, especially if every player chose a different race?
Yes,they would be more powerful... and this is the idea!!!!
As for OP, remember that in order to get access and unlock the Technology/Gene researched, the Alien Hunters must first be able to STUDY the enemy race!!! Which means they must find remains of troops (either by killing them, or encounter dead bodies form past battles). And even then, they will GRADUALLY be unlocking the researches!
In short, the researches ARE NOT UNLOCK FROM SCRATCH!! You unlock them, by studying the enemy and retrieving genes and samples of their technology.
EXAMPLE: Say you defeat some Tau troops. And you get your Gene-Gathering squads there to investigate and gather genes. They will probably unlock ONE Tau-Specific Research. If they carry on, the next research will come AFTER some time has passed, EVEN IF they are still gathering genes from the ground.
Brother Kasrkin also said:
Also, how will this system work if your opponent is a human faction (Imperial or Chaos)?
Only specific races will have Race-Specific technology researches to unlock.
Otherwise, I have a "generic" pool of researches, NOT addressed to any race.
Similarly, here is an answer to what brother Thud asked:
Of course the non-Xenos will be interesting (SM, CSM, and IG).. what about faction mods? You do have the list BUT would assume all SM chapters are lumped together (BA, DA, IF, etc etc).
Yes that is more or less the idea.
As I said only certain races will be unlocking researches. It would be inappropriate to unlock... IMPERIUM technology - the DeathWatch already has access to it!!! So, for those races, I will be unlocking from the "Generic Pool" of researches.
For now, I have SEPARATE researches support for:
NECRONS, DAEMONS, TYRANIDS, TAU, ORK, ELDAR, CHAOS, and the GENERAL Pool of researches.
More can be added, of course.
I am glad you liked this brother Industrial Strength!!!!
Especially for this:
I threw this post up on the Discord BTW. To try & bring in anyone that's more active on there; than on here; that might not have seen your post yet.
Yes, WE NEED more ideas!!
Brother Industrial Strength also said:
The possibilities are amazing.
Yes!!! And this race WILL BE DIFFERENT to anyone we have ever coded before.
And will require more strategy - you will have to HUNT (Alien Hunters) the enemy, and this way you will be BOOSTING the technology of your army!
And the Gene system is ONLY ONE of the goodies.
We will have the Orbital Fleet, Mobile HQ...
I cannot disclose more, right now, but the Alpha Build already covers (more or less) the general concept.
Just imagine, the SCaR code for the Alien Hunters, ... is bigger than the updated Survival Code in Unification!
And I am still updating.
Worry not, I WILL need your testing and your suggestions!
To that end, WHATEVER you come up with, just post it - and I will try and see if it fits in
@Brother Loki: NOW WE ARE TALKING!!! This is what I need at this point
I am now processing your suggestions, and updating my list
HANG ON, I will soon post my thoughts, and we take it from there.
-In search of Papasmurf...