My reason for wanting a change is:
- I want to give the opponent better conditions to react to infiltration units when they spawn from a building
- I want it to be riskier for players to deploy infiltration units from a building
Infiltration units spawn instantly from buildings, leaving the opponent with no time to react when they do spawn in the midst of battle. The infiltration units can quickly take out snipers, weapon teams, AT-Guns or provide vision for off map artillery etc. with a 1-click ability that gives the opponent no warning, unlike other abilities such as paratroopers who at least take some time before they land on the ground.
I have done a brainstorm in order to come up with a couple of suggestions to rework infiltration units
note they are not necessarily meant to be implemented all at once
Map alert ping
if the enemy deploys infiltration units within the players field of view, the player is alerted to their presence via a ping on the minimap.
This gives the player a better chance to react to the infiltration unit and he makes it a little more riskier for the opponent to deploy the infiltration units to the battlefield.
Weapons on cooldown
The infiltration unit spawn instantly but their weapons are on cooldown for a brief moment.
again helping the player to react but also forces the opponent to be more careful when deploying the units, because they can no longer spawn and go guns blazing from the get go.
The player can no longer instantly deploy Infiltration units if the garrison is in enemy territorry/or within the enemy's field of vision. Instead there will be a delay before they spawn.
A flare will be fired above the building where the infiltration unit is "hiding". once the flare has been fired, the infiltration unit spawns.
Today there are already a few things you can do to defend yourself against infiltration units
- You can burn/destroy any potential building they can spawn from
- you can wire off the doors
- garrison your own troops in the buildings
- Plant mines in front of the doors
While these countermeasures works, they are time consuming and not all of the countermeasures are ideal or offer a permanent solution.
Please feel free to share your thoughts