Greetings everyone, i'm XZaguer and i got a few things i would like to discuss with you.
With the recent game footage we could see the new UI and more. During the stream there was a somewhat focus on elite units and how they work, but at some point a question came to my mind: Are Elite units a isolated unit type? Or are they just a "super version" of an existing unit. for instance, are the assult Terminators (olympinators) a different version of the regular terminator which is a regular unit assuming, or are both elite units?
Personaly i'm not a big fan of "restricted" units if you get what i mean, i would like to able to build 10 assult terminators instead of what is already planned but 3 Assult termies and 10 regular termies, that i can live with. Just for the record, that army build would be expensive as hell and "counterble" for the sake of balance but it would be a good thing in my opinion if we could do that if we wanted to.
Lets talk the bigger toys shall we? Our beloved and most wanted weapons of war, the titans, oh yes those silly bastards with gorgeous animations. So far we heard from Relic themselves that they are making Dawn of war 3 bigger in many aspects, including units, showing the mithy emperial Knight commanded by Solaris as the Elite Titan Unit. And again my question comes into place: is she the only titan a player can acquire? Titans in 40k lore (as most of us probably know) are brutal war machines, massive bodies of walking metal that can turn entire wars with their presence. Altought this sounds epic in the novels, only one titan for player in dawn of war 3 seems wrong to me in my opinion. An idea that i got to solve this was the following:
There could be different classes of titans, all considered Elite units, having a maximum of 3 per player. Emperial knights with flametrowers, lascannos, plasma weapons or chainswords and mixed together, somewhat customizable. "Normal" emperial knights would be weaker, around 10% smaller than solaris, and more vulnerable to melee units. In turn they would be a bit faster than their bigger sister. Make a comparison with angelos and the terminator squad, something along those lines. Its a vangue idea but it would be cool in my opinion.
Time to type brothers! Let me know what you guys think, thank you for reading and have a good day