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[DAWN OF WAR] Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III ANNOUNCED

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    DarkMechaDarkMecha The Outer SpaceRegistered User regular
    I know it makes me part of the problem but I can't justify buying an RTS specifically for MP who's population is falling off dramatically after being out for what, a month or two? It just seems like I'd endup regretting that decision. :/

    That said I hope the game bounces back!

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    FreiFrei A French Prometheus Unbound DeadwoodRegistered User regular
    To my mind and a lot of other minds, Dawn of War always felt like the prime single player experience and CoH focused more on multi. I get they wanted to pull in more multi for this one but they quite obviously did it at the expense of single player. It wasn't bad but it was short and removed things people liked about DoW single player. Again, I hope they have more single player content for us.

    Also patch notes are great but they say single player isn't affected by balance changes. I get it but does it go for everything? Like, Tacs aren't good in single either and it'd be good to have a reason to use them.

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    FiatilFiatil Registered User regular
    edited June 2017
    The patch notes have me very hopeful!

    Like, it is kind of embarrassingly bad how broken the multiplayer meta was after people had 3 days to deconstruct it. Most of the nerfs/buffs are huge, and it's wacky they didn't catch the "everyone picks the best units against structures that also happen to be amazing against tier 1 infantry and rushes the highly prized structure" meta, but this looks good. I hope people will come back -- it was a relatively quick patch, but the internet is fickle.

    They also seem to have reduced turret damage in 1v1 to 25% of what it was if you're one of the "it's a moba" people.

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    MatriasMatrias Registered User regular
    Community Update: June 13, 2017
    The next update will introduce some highly requested community features, such as Annihilation Mode and buildable defenses!

    https://www.dawnofwar.com/article/community-update-june-13-2017

    also new map, free skins

    bear with us, we're in this for the long haul

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    MazzyxMazzyx Comedy Gold Registered User regular
    I did play a game last week after the patch and stuff.

    Balance was way better. Tacs have a purpose now. I felt playing SM I had to do a lot more of a mixed army to be as effective early. Swords still rock though.

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    KingofMadCowsKingofMadCows Registered User regular
    Is it me or is this game a bit sluggish? It seems like there's a tiny delay between when I issue a command and when the game responds. And my specs are way above recommended.

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    BeefersBeefers Registered User regular
    edited June 2017
    Input delay is an often cited grievance, I don't personally notice it but you are not alone.

    I am pretty excited to see how the added defense mix things up. It feels like a lot of times in 2s and 3s you are left turtling anyway based on gross matchup, will be nice to have another tool to support this.

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    MatriasMatrias Registered User regular
    July update - army painter stuffs. New skins, including ones that override lore-coulour-locked elites with army painter choices.

    https://www.dawnofwar.com/article/community-update-july-11-2017

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    Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister It Gets Worse before it gets any better.Registered User regular
    How is the army painter in this one? Pretty good?

    Wanna make some Lamenters.

    Or Salamanders.

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    Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister It Gets Worse before it gets any better.Registered User regular
    Also, I really want a DLC focused on the Imperial Guard. You can make for some moving, inspiring stuff with the guard.

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    H3KnucklesH3Knuckles But we decide which is right and which is an illusion.Registered User regular
    edited July 2017
    So, figured I should mention this here, but Steam has a big sale on pretty much any GW-licensed games. It's a weekend deal (sale ends the 24th)

    I'd love to hear any recommendations (positive or negative) people have. I'm a big fan of the Dawn of War series, and I liked Space Marine (though I've only played a small part of it so far). I've got a key for the first Total Warhammer. I have Space Hulk but found it kind of underwhelming.

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    DonnictonDonnicton Registered User regular
    edited July 2017
    H3Knuckles wrote: »
    So, figured I should mention this here, but Steam has a big sale on pretty much any GW-licensed games. Not sure how long it lasts.

    I'd love to hear any recommendations (positive or negative) people have. I'm a big fan of the Dawn of War series, and I liked Space Marine (though I've only played a small part of it so far). I've got a key for the first Total Warhammer. I have Space Hulk but found it kind of underwhelming.

    Deathwing was a bug-riddled mess on release, but my understanding is that they've given it a lot of support since then and it's a pretty solid experience now, as the recent review trend seems to reflect.

    Can't go wrong with Blood Bowl 2 either, as long as you don't easily tilt to getting fucked over by cold, uncaring rolls of the die.

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    AlegisAlegis Impeckable Registered User regular
    It's been quiet here lately and Steam started handing out 50% off coupons. Thoughts after some weeks of DoW 3?

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    MazzyxMazzyx Comedy Gold Registered User regular
    Alegis wrote: »
    It's been quiet here lately and Steam started handing out 50% off coupons. Thoughts after some weeks of DoW 3?

    I got about 50 hours out of the game at full price. The campaign wasn't bad. DoWII+Chaos Rising is still the best campaign. Multiplayer was fun but I haven't played since they did the update for just normal RTS maps and such. But it seems like the update was really good.

    I think my biggest thing is that it doesn't have Chaos which is the army I play on the table top so I lose interest with the factions in the game.

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    Gnome-InterruptusGnome-Interruptus Registered User regular
    DoW3 is on sale again.

    I'm thinking of getting it since I have been playing a bit of DoW2 Retribution lately to lead my farseers to victory.

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    BladeOfSanjuroBladeOfSanjuro Registered User regular
    They added 3 elites today, one for each faction: Ironclad Dreadnought, Wraithseer Kayduin, and the Lifta-Droppa Wagon

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    OrogogusOrogogus San DiegoRegistered User regular
    I think @Matrias mentioned in the CF 40K thread that it's going to be a free weekend this week.

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    BladeOfSanjuroBladeOfSanjuro Registered User regular
    Orogogus wrote: »
    I think @Matrias mentioned in the CF 40K thread that it's going to be a free weekend this week.

    http://store.steampowered.com/app/285190/Warhammer_40000_Dawn_of_War_III/

    Definitely a free weekend.

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    OrogogusOrogogus San DiegoRegistered User regular
    Ah, well, there it is.

    Something I just asked in the VR thread the other day -- why does everyone end their free weekends and weekend deals on Saturday night or Sunday morning? I work on the weekdays and spend Saturday getting stuff done at home, so Sunday afternoon and evening is when I have time for gaming. No dessert until you finish your vegetables and all that. Surely this isn't some edge case behavior. Is there some regulation that forces everyone's hand, or has it been shown that they lose money if they end these things on Monday morning?

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    Gnome-InterruptusGnome-Interruptus Registered User regular
    I would guess they want to end it halfway through the weekend to encourage impulse buy to continue playing.

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    MatriasMatrias Registered User regular
    we are indeed doing a free weekend.

    big update. lots of new content

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74yPEodODiw


    biggest change is we bumped infantry health 30%. wanted the early game to be less lethal.

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    DrovekDrovek Registered User regular
    The deals end on Monday, but the free weekends always end in Sunday.

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    Gnome-InterruptusGnome-Interruptus Registered User regular
    edited October 2017
    Played around a bit, feels very weird to not have squad retreat buttons. Also, dont really like the cover/grass mechanic, feels like some dev thought it would help pull the DotA / LoL crowds.

    Also, not sure if its just an AI thing, but he really didnt care about squad preservation. Ended up killing 600 orcs to the 60 or so lost marines, but the game still felt kinda close.

    Will have to try the campaign and relearn these factions.

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    FreiFrei A French Prometheus Unbound DeadwoodRegistered User regular
    Did they bother to apply any unit balance to campaign forces? I get that it's extra work, but trying to play through the campaign and having broken/useless units isn't any fun, especially if you're later playing MP and the units may as well be completely different by now with patches.

    They did/are doing the same shit with CoH2 and Ardennes Assault. Some balance changes have applied in it, but most don't, meaning the campaign is absolutely broken and unbalanced through and through because they have simply paid no mind to it. Many upgrades you earn are broken and old or they don't apply, etc.

    I like Relic a lot, I'm not trying to be shitty, but good lord, if you're going to make a campaign and not support it/break it entirely, why bother making one?

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    BizazedoBizazedo Registered User regular
    Tried it out so far. Seemed cool / okay but only on second mission so far. I was looking for just a random brawl against the AI, but looks like it unlocked after the first campaign mission.

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    MatriasMatrias Registered User regular
    Little bit of shameless self-promotion. Games Workshop sent us some miniatures of the new Gabriel Angelos figure and I got to paint one for a blog post.

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    (mine is on the left)

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    BladeOfSanjuroBladeOfSanjuro Registered User regular
    Matrias wrote: »
    Little bit of shameless self-promotion. Games Workshop sent us some miniatures of the new Gabriel Angelos figure and I got to paint one for a blog post.

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    (mine is on the left)

    Not sure if it's the camera settings or what but yours certainly looks the most "Blood Ravensy"(it's a word, I swear) of the three.

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    DarkMechaDarkMecha The Outer SpaceRegistered User regular
    Any of you played this recently and if so how long did you have to wait for a match? I'm tempted to buy it at 20 bucks because i just really miss DoW but it's got like no players online.

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