Any confirmation on towed weapons?

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Any confirmation on towed weapons?

Postby Alex18762 » Fri 13 Sep 2013 08:55

I wonder if the devs have considered adding these along with infantry mortar teams once and for all. I'm a bit optimistic since omitting them would seriously hinder factions like the DPRK.

Lets hope we are past that "this game is mobile" excuse.

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Re: Any confirmation on towed weapons?

Postby Iris » Fri 13 Sep 2013 09:01

No confirmation thus far; although many of the new nations need Towed equipment or they'll be way behind. Hopefully towed equipment is one of the engine improvements alongside amphibious capabilities.

The terrain and map design should open up many possibilities.

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Re: Any confirmation on towed weapons?

Postby guynumber7 » Fri 13 Sep 2013 09:03

I really hope so, but i somehow doubt it.
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Re: Any confirmation on towed weapons?

Postby diana olympos » Fri 13 Sep 2013 09:04

the problem with towed weapons is not mobility. it's that the game engine doesn't support those. so despite a game engine update, nothing can happen.
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Re: Any confirmation on towed weapons?

Postby Iris » Fri 13 Sep 2013 09:09

Why exactly can't the engine support them?

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Re: Any confirmation on towed weapons?

Postby diana olympos » Fri 13 Sep 2013 09:13

don't know. but it doesn't support articulate vehicles too. can be link.
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Re: Any confirmation on towed weapons?

Postby katt » Fri 13 Sep 2013 10:04

It probably doesn't support complex animations for units.

Same reason MBT-70 has a deployed 20mm.
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Re: Any confirmation on towed weapons?

Postby Yakhont » Fri 13 Sep 2013 10:17

RUSE had towed units and so the engine probably has support for towed units that can be included without much effort

i suspect the lack of them in EE and ALB is more of a gameplay decision rather than engine limitation eg carrier and gun carriage stats and states, who carries the ammo? What happens when gun is deployed and firing? etc
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Re: Any confirmation on towed weapons?

Postby BeyondNight » Fri 13 Sep 2013 11:41

Im really hoping to see towed weapons aswell, would allow a lot of countries to have capability gaps filled.
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Re: Any confirmation on towed weapons?

Postby Kraxis » Fri 13 Sep 2013 14:13

Alex18762 wrote:I wonder if the devs have considered adding these along with infantry mortar teams once and for all. I'm a bit optimistic since omitting them would seriously hinder factions like the DPRK.

Lets hope we are past that "this game is mobile" excuse.

I'm not so sure.

Yes, looking at the total numbers, North Korea would certainly suffer in a war where towed equipment can't be used. However, they do have plenty variety in SP equipment. They just don't have as much of it. So creating a North Korean BG won't be any harder than most other nations. The equipment is there.
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