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THQ On Dawn of War III

THQ plans a new direction for Dawn of War III, reports Eurogamer, where they have first details on the next installment in Relic's sci-fi real-time strategy series. "We're working on the next-generation of that franchise right now," THQ's Danny Bilson tells them. "I feel like an ass saying it's fantastic, but it is. And we're going to do something with it you haven't seen before. Preserving some things that have always been great about the first two generations of it, going back to 1 on some things, 2 on some things, and 3 will bring us some new things. When you see it you're going to go, whoa. I promise." He also strongly hints the game could be announced in August at Gamescom, and offers a general overview of what to expect: "Now Dawn of War III, either way, is going to have a much larger strategic component to it, more of a global battle going on with little tactical things, sort of MMO-like."

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Verno wrote on Jun 15, 2011, 12:46:
That's exactly why you don't introduce another area of potential balance issues. If they have enough trouble balancing MP as it is you don't introduce a complex customization system that needs its own babysitting. I'm all for neat things in games man but you never stop to think of how they would be implemented. That's without getting into the fact that I really don't want THQ selling items that would be used in MP and you know that's exactly what would happen.

A messed up game is a messed up game. I'd rather have tons of customization options if I'm going to be playing an unbalanced game instead of having very rigid controls and still be playing an unbalanced game. You're damned if you do and damned if you don't. I can imagine a DoW3 with lots of paid content that didn't totally break the game. Everything in Tabletop 40k costs money, it's not like you buy the base game and you get everything, most players specialize in one army and spends hundreds of dollars buying the little pieces of that one army. If they were to offer something like the different war gear packs that we saw with DoW2 Retribution but didn't lock them behind certain retailers, you just chose which army you wanted to specialize in, I could see it working. The key would be delivering enough content to make it more than a gimmick. That retribution thing was stupid. But if that included multiple leaders for the army, plus dozens of wargear choices for each of those leaders so that each army became a massive amount of content and players picked the direction they wanted to go in it could be a lot of fun. Maybe make all the content unlock able to everyone but the army you pick you get everything from the start.

That would be very MMO like. Most people don't have access to all the content in the game, they spend weeks or months unlocking one section of the game, ie one class as they level him up to 80 or whatever. DoW2 didn't something like this with those cosmetic upgrades but I thought the game didn't make that process enjoyable. After the 50th game or so everything felt routine. You didn't have to adapt to new strategies...you'd already seen everything.

If they're just going to ship the same crap with a new coat of paint then don't bother. Either innovate and aim for the stars or go home.
 
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