Full share is a bad idea too, long long games
40K Map Tourney Proposal
Game balance breaks at 40x40, regardless of players involved. You already see this with you talking about restricting game enders, which is just going to make the game take forever and go -6.
Probably the last reasonable map size is 30x30, after that it’s pure game ender rush optimization with all other players acting as shields to enable it.
Would this also apply when the map gradually expands like in the campaign?
"OPERATION AREA EXPANDED"
map gradually expanding has scripts determining what makes the map expand which will be abused with bos to leverage it, happens on primus alfa
But when it's time based everyone knows when to expect it.
All I know is that everyone hates time-based maps and when I entertained putting them into ladder I got a universal no about it so I also doubt people will enjoy tournament games with them. And that was even with a notification that would inform people that a map would expand at whatever interval.
Yes, I get it. I would also prefer to see what the map is going to be in the final form right away.
It's really hard to think of an interesting way to create a 40 by 40 map.
Hanna Oasis looks decent though. Haven't played it in a long time.
if anyone has played any larger maps of higher skill level please do post replays here
Perhaps an unexplored mapgen 40km would provide new gameplay than just the game-ender rush this size otherways favours
also a basic 1.5 x range mod for intel would make it more playable in general, would be nice if this could be the default for 40k, and say 2x for 80k
Intel range is something that could help. If you were to write a balance mod that just "unbroke" the game rather than changed the stats of a hundred units what would you change? Specifically targeting 40K maps here.
I am thinking:
Nerf infinite range T4 artillery > less range
Nerf yolna oss T4 nuke (nuke interval, cost?)
Reduce cost / buildtime of anti nuke structure, leave missile untouched
Nerf novax (Cost, dps?)
Nerf torpedo bombers (health reduction?). Could also buff cruiser health. Countering the T4 torpedo bomber (alwhassa) also becomes an issue, but only very late game.
Remove cybran strat stealth. Omni range is too short to prevent these being repeatedley massed for snipes.
Buff radar intel range (1.5?)
Buff all scout unit vision, radar, omni ranges significantly (1.5?)
Buff naval speed globally? 20%?. Battleships should not take 12 mins to arrive to combat. This could have implications with naval micro, but at the larger scales seen on the larger maps may be less important?
Does anyone have any other changes? again, trying to change as little as possible.