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Poll: House colours in OW2?

Want them? Or do they make things too cartoony..

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#1 Boomerang Python

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 11:40 AM

Well to be honest, we'll probably not have house colours like cnc3 uses them (ie all over the place) if we were to have house colours what would you like to see them as? give some ideas and stuff..

and if you think we should have house colours like cnc3 or other mods, then just say so in the poll..

EDIT: Boomer cannot spell "colours" properly - Cal.

Edited by Calamity_Jones, 08 November 2007 - 07:43 PM.

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 04:10 PM

House colours suck. They simply ruin all decent art and faction specific colour schemes. I'd go for anything except the C&C3 style house colours. Either try to use no colour indication at all (rely on the attack cursor and radar minimap) or add some kind of ground decal or triangle above the units to indicate what player the unit belongs to.
For buildings you might try something like house-coloured flags...

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 06:14 PM

what Dark Lord said, use a ground or air decal on the units, and flags on the structures, and possably chehicles too.

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 09:21 PM

Boo house colors! They ruin skinners' work!

(kind of a soft spot with me ;) )
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Posted 05 October 2007 - 11:16 AM

We were going to have ground decals in OW1, but never did for some reason. House colours do actually suck though.

One way of doing it could be like in DoW, have a quasi colour selector type thing where the colour you choose changes the colour of the armour. I did try this in OW1 too but it looked horrible, dunno how it would be in CNC3.

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 06:18 PM

It would look equally horrible i imagine :p

pink marines? come on..
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Posted 06 October 2007 - 12:30 PM

Then we remove all the sketchy colours and add 40k like ones.

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 12:40 AM

House colours - I am veryu split.

One one side, they make your units very easy to destinguish. On the other hand, there is nothing worse than making a killer skin, just to have to paint GT stripes all over it.

Of course, you could just make the whole tank in house colour, old school style!

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 08:35 AM

I think that ground decal thing might be a good idea and flags for buildings:)

although I don't really see necrons and nids being big fans of flags :p so they probably need somekind of substitute for the flags :crazed:

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 10:43 AM

like a dead body on a stick :crazed:
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Posted 15 October 2007 - 03:11 PM

sticks might work for necrons :p

but I don't think nids really would bother to stick their dead foes on sticks.... unless they're going to roast them like marshmellows :)

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 10:30 AM

whisps of coloured gas/smoke for nids, either that or we attempt torns idea again, see what the results are in cnc3.
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Posted 08 November 2007 - 07:45 PM

We didn't have them in Only War, and it's quite manageable to play, so I don't think there's any need. Most players know what they're doing with their units, and where they are, and most players don't make a habit of having their units lurk around in their ally's base. The only place where it could be confusing is if two players of the same faction are, say, holding a position somewhere.
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