Jack Gallows, on 29 May 2012 - 05:28 AM, said:
Can't control Faction units, and can't pick which planets are being fought over. They even said you don't get an option of where you drop, you que up with friends/etc then it puts you in a match against others. This means a CoC is pretty much just a chat group.
Lol. How did you get the idea that I can't choose who I drop with from the quote?
if NOTHING else, the CoC would enable us to have a constant pool of skilled players we can drop with, if your current unit is unable to field at least three lances.
Also along these lines, it would enable the CoC to put together an Elite Triple Lance, drawing on players from all member units in case we get to a point where battles are a must win for example in cases of House vs House battles of Pride.
The quote also does not say that is how it always will be, nor is there any reason to suspect you cant either immediately or soon after launch, choose who you fight against, for example unit A from house X vs unit B from house Y combat if both sides want the fight, as it is easily implemented.
So as it stands now, the least youll get from a CoC is a ready made reserve force that wont allow your undermanned unit of 8 players plus 4 pubbies, drop against a fully manned triple lance of players from the same unit.
We need not mention the sharing of intelligence, ideas, tips, tricks, strategies and tactics.
It seems I'm just finding ways that this could be useful, and you just keep saying no to every idea, and not even propose your own. Sure is Republican in here. = )
And like you said Jack, if this is all it can be, then whats the problem?
As it stand now, one of these guys will hold the keys to the teamspeak server and thatll be it.
You dont even need to be in the teamspeak server, just go there when you need to get a couple of skilled guys to drop with your unit.
I've rarely come across such a reaction to such an old idea:
"Guys, lets create this non-binding, no-in game authority system where all units help each other, share information, play and fight together and pretty much just do whats best for the house?"
"OMGZ, YOURE NOT THE BOSS OF ME"