Why make a mod like this for bfme games when there are better games for this like EaW, DoW, or even cnc games?
In fact a DoW version of this would be fucking amazing now that I think about it I mean, it already has a ton of the crap u'd need for a sw mod; melee weapons, pew pew laser beams, hover tanks, walkers, cover, and heroes, hell the SS expack even has a campaign with different planets. You should get DoW and then make this mod with that
I think the thing is that we are used to the kinks and old ways of modding this game, this is a very basic idea at the moment and would require alot of time and effort from those involved. And it seems alot more plausible to base a star wars mod in the Prequel era because the Jedi are still around and the factions are more together than they are in the Original Trilogy. Plus the Rebel Alliance didn't really have that many vehicles for land assaults in the Original Trilogy.
The thing that annoyed me about EAW was that there was no real work involved apart from clicking to get more units plus it didn't make sense to me that units were trained on land and somehow had to be brought in from space, the graphics were fairly limited on the characters with alot of errors on the models which were clearly visible ingame. Although they put alot of effort into the effects, I felt that all the effort was expended in space battles and conquest modes which while they are fun are still very limited. The Jedi in the game had only one or two powers and very often used their powers automatically which meant they were never useable when you needed them. Apart from Yoda in FOC the fighting anims were terrible & the interface was horrible and the list goes on - don't get me wrong I still love the game but I feel realistically speaking that I love it only because it's Star Wars in RTS & that as a community with multiple talents that we could make a mod that would be ten times more interesting.
With Robs breakthrough on the WOTR maps there's no telling what could be done, perhaps swapping it out entirely and replacing it with an interplanetary map, the functions and everything would be the same just the Map and GUI would look different.
Things that I would want to see in this mod:
R2D2 & C3PO
In Star Wars he was used as a spy, and carried the Death Star plans, he also repaired vehicles, opened doors and bartended and occasionally flew. So I would suggest that R2 would be able to use the rocket boosters to fly, he should also be able sabotage, hack (as in take control of enemy buildings by hacking computers), repair vehicles and take control of enemy gates. To offset this R2 would be an incredibly slow moving character.
As for 3PO he's pretty much R2s comic sidekick who occasionally, gets sold, translates, gets blown apart and get his head put on a battle droid as well being given to Jabba and being an aid to Princess Leia & her mother. So 3PO I believe should be able to convert creeps to the side of the Republic and serve as a distraction for enemy troops by drawing their fire for a limited time.
That's it for now, typing cramps.
PS - Yoda I bumped this in case you're online, i put together some models last night here they are, I have to do something about Sidious forehead though