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Nelo112 Oct 13, 2012 @ 12:18pm
Constructive Criticism / Feeback Thread
There are a few things about the game that annoy me:
  • Units on attack move stop moving after attacking (meaning they often don't arrive at the set waypoint have stopped somewhere on the way)
  • You can not add units to control groups with shift+#
  • You can not select a single unit from you current selection through the interface
  • The waypoints don't work with attacks.
  • The items should be hot keyed by default and binding them via the text file doesn't work for me.
  • The AI is terrible. An absolute disaster. Even on the highest difficulty they still move-command their units through my army to let them die 1 by 1.
  • Only capture the flag might not keep the playerbase that you need for such a multiplayer game to be considered "active". The game would lend itself to a "capture and hold"-style game mode very well.
  • No UI during replays.
I hope this helps improve the game.
Last edited by Nelo112; Oct 13, 2012 @ 12:53pm
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KDR_11k Oct 13, 2012 @ 3:19pm 
AW1 had Bombing Run and Double Domination in addition to CTF, no idea why those have been omitted here.

Some additional stuff:
- Killing a tower with the Berserker's special makes the system voice repeat "enemy turret destroyed" like crazy.
- The zoom level really doesn't feel good, the units are huge on the screen and it's really not conductive to getting an overview of the battle.
- I wish I could select units from the unit count display in the upper left in case I forget where a specific unit is parked.
- The minimap shows all units as those little pyramids, would be nice to have different icons for different unit types.
LuMp 3¼ Oct 13, 2012 @ 3:48pm 
Sounds like the game quality / comfort went a bit south compared to the last one.
Desolater III Oct 13, 2012 @ 4:40pm 
Originally posted by LuMp!™ ©:
Sounds like the game quality / comfort went a bit south compared to the last one.
seems like all new games are like that thes days
KDR_11k Oct 14, 2012 @ 1:09am 
Originally posted by LuMp!™ ©:
Sounds like the game quality / comfort went a bit south compared to the last one.
Yep, it feels like half finished compared to previous AWs.
Ail Oct 14, 2012 @ 2:05am 
I've had beta-access for the game and brought up a lot of the points mentioned here as well.

Especially the issue, that binding items to hotkeys does not seem to work. I thought this should be easy to fix but it was still not fixed since the 3 or 4 weeks when I reported it. :(

Also the AI... In the old Arena-Wars it was really good to play like it did. Often ignoring the players army and preferring to go for a sneaky capture instead was very effective back then.

Now with Turrets and Experience introduced, this behaviour doesn't make any sense anymore. They waste their units, giving you XP and can't get out alive with the flag because they ignored the turrets. Sometimes they attack them. But not with artillery to outrange it, so they take heavy losses as well.

I also don't get what they've done to the multiplayer lobby. You don't even see if anyone else is online now.

Or the removal of game-modes or options that existed in previous installments. I played Bombing-Run almost as much as I did play CTF. You could set up games with handicaps and different score-limits.

It's not that I dislike the new stuff. I'm sure adding a Level-Up-System, Towers and a lot of new items all is fun in itself. I also like that you have to "crack" the items "up" instead of simply taking them. But "throwing out" so many of the good points of the previous installments seems really questionable.
Last edited by Ail; Oct 14, 2012 @ 2:07am
Nelo112 Oct 17, 2012 @ 6:00am 
You can not rewind in replays.
j4sont1nney Oct 17, 2012 @ 4:29pm 
Its like they put all the work into the detail and graphics and said to hell with everything else!.
Tabaqui Dec 20, 2012 @ 3:21pm 
PLS add new modes and maps the game looks very poor in comparison with the first game.
Tabaqui Dec 20, 2012 @ 3:22pm 
I am disappointed to the point of tears.
UncleGrandpa Feb 19, 2013 @ 10:20am 
Also needs a tutorial for newbs to learn the controls and gameplay.
Crotophe Jan 15 @ 12:26pm 
Where is the manual, tutorial, something for beginning correctly... ?
Glock24 Jan 16 @ 7:18am 
Also performance is terrible, very slow even at low resolutions. At least for me.
Glock24 Jan 16 @ 7:19am 
Originally posted by Crotophe:
Where is the manual, tutorial, something for beginning correctly... ?

Exactly! I was stuck when I first launched the games, didn't know what to do, absolutely no information on how to get started.
Crotophe Jan 16 @ 7:52am 
yes, i construct 2 something and alt+F4....
I need to spend more time for read all description, understand, try, test....pfffff i'm tired...
Crotophe Jan 18 @ 3:58am 
i found the "help section" inside the game, at the main menu.
It's like starcraft, videos for explain how to work the unit.
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