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Dawn of War II Q&A

Dawn of War II is an attempt to save real time strategy on Fidgit offers a conversation with Jonny Ebert about Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II, and how Relic is looking to save their favored RTS genre from extinction. Topics include their bold step away from the base building a resources of the first Dawn of War, how non-RTS junkies have reacted to the changes, balance tweaking, how beta testing went, changes to units and how they are handled, the use of that GFWL "skill" matchmaking for multiplayer, races, plans for DLC, why they are only shipping with seven multiplayer maps, and more. Here's part of his explanation of rethinking the genre: "Most genres, like first person shooters and massively-multiplayer and free-to-play games, the ones that are experiencing strong growth, were constantly working to simplify themselves and make themselves more approachable, where RTS is going in the opposite direction. It seems like each one was more complicated than the last. The other genres were having constant breakthroughs in pacing, reward structure, drawing players systematically into the experience, whereas RTS had stayed the same across the board. To us, it felt obvious that we were falling behind for a reason. We decided we needed to simplify the entry point but retain the depth at the back end."

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5. Re: Dawn of War II Q&A Feb 17, 2009, 21:54 Marvin T. Martian
So tired of RTS---time for a good TBS (Turn based strategy) game to come out, where planning and strategy actually come into play rather than who can click the fastest and mine resources the fastest, over and over and over again and can do it in their sleep to exploit the game and win.

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