The noble Atreides, the insidious Ordos and the evil Harkonnen. Only one house will prevail.... This forum is for the discussion of Intelligent Games' C&C inspired recreation of Westwood Studios' Dune 2.
Remember the original Command & Conquer? Remember all the units, characters and themes from the game? Remember the gritty feeling of RTS Warfare? Remember Tiberium? Well, that classic game from the early 90's that spawned over a dozen titles and revolutionized the RTS Gaming World has been reincarnated in the advanced 3D World of the C&C Generals Zero Hour SAGE 3D Game engine!
XWIS is dead, and CnCNet is the best platform for playing now. Less lags, better functional, more players. But YR is not good for every one. Many people complain about Battle Fortress and Yuri as a fraction. Also, many people like classic RA2. So, I think the idea of RA2mode QM at least has to be tested.
France is not overpowered, but overgayed.
This situation isnt overpowered, its overgayed.
Pros want ggs, not dick in the ass. Alas, the point of a CBL is to add skill while simultaneously removing homosexuality. Is the most important thing removing yuri , france, and adding superweapons? No.
The most important thing by far, especially considering the gibbous relationship between allied and soviets, is the map selection. That is to say, competitive maps should include the maps with the least amount of homsexuality--if you will-- and the most amount of skill. Im going to replace the word gay with the word cheese.
A quintessential example of a non-pro, so to speak, map is little big lake: bottom is clearly in a winning position off spawn. Now, there are more subtle examples that some may struggle to recognize, but if there is anything to be picky about, its the maps. They need to be fair, dynamic, diverse, and cheeseless. Everything else is secondary.
I think people might be missing the point of CekaJ's list.
Perhaps, CekaJ simply is trying to make a one rule fits all to keep the analysis out of it and immediately balance the game. I don't really see a big problem with that in a small tournament setting. He is simply stating, there's too much debate, there's some obvious holes, let's fix the hole by covering it up and covering up any surrounding area.
The problem, of course, is what we have discussed in this thread. It's not always that simple when taking into consideration different aspects.
Is France overpowered? I'd argue hell no! On over 50% of the maps the France grand cannon has literally no use, it's worse then Germany! Of course, there's a select 10% of maps where France is indeed incredibly overpowered and broken (First one that comes to mind quickly is Offense Defense).
So the competitive ban list (CBL) is simply saying, fuck all the considerations, just ban it since it breaks the game on certain maps.
The CBL does what it intends to do... it makes the game very balanced/simple across the board. We can then analyze it and say that without superweapons being on, maybe soviets are at a disadvantage late game vs. allied players. Or we could say, what is Yuri's Revenge without yuri? Or what happens on Death Valley Girl allied vs. Sov, when superweapons are off and the allied player decides to camp the 2 bridges with mirages and battle fortresses? Ha...
But in terms of percentages, across the board, the CBL does a pretty good job. It's just that we are not interested in doing a 'pretty good' job, we are more interested in perfecting the match ups on every given situation and not banning factions from playing (any notion that tries to ban factions is met with strict opposition).
Hello - I understand, you just want to play but this part (The Quick Match/Ranked Match) is still in Alpha.
Anyway - make sure you are actually creating a username.
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I don't see a nickname under your account.