2 Mar 2016, 14:58 PMAerohank
Right, it's ridiculous that one out of three allied factions has a non-doctrinal tank that can stand up to non-doctrinal panthers. Allies should be forced into doctrinal tanks every time in team games! It's already true for soviets and americans; brits should also have weak-ass nondoctrinal lategame. This will improve team games by a mile.
Because Lelic wanted to design allies with weaker but cheaper tanks.
Allies already have superior infantry units. Rifles and IS will basically chew up grens and volks. Sprinkle a bit of Rangers, Shocktroops or Commandos ontop of all that. Allies have some of the highest DPS infantry around.
The design of Axis is weaker infantry, stronger vehicles. Allies have stronger infantry and weaker vehicles. It's been like that since they made the first CoH. There's a reason why German players spam MG's and play passive until they can roll out their tanks, they spam MG's because good luck trying to pit grens or volks vs rifles or IS. Don't get mad at me. I'm not the one who designed this game; I just understand the design concept of it.... even if some of the design is dumb.
So what happens when you give allies tanks on par with axis tanks? You get even more imbalance. If you're gonna buff the allies tanks, you need to buff the axis infantry to offset it.
2 Mar 2016, 15:04 PMKatitof
Or unlimited panthers!
Oh wait... thats axis unit, it has all the rights in the world to be more powerful then anything that allies can build stock by a long shot, right?
The British already has a Firefly which is supposed to be comparable to a Panther. The Firefly rivals the Panther. They're supposed to both be tank hunters. The Comet and Tiger are both general purpose tanks. Yet the German's Tiger is locked behind a commander. Comparing the Comet to the Panther is like comparing the Panzer IV to the Firefly. Comet should be compared to the Panzer IV and it outperforms it.
Problem is Relic designed the Firefly with tulips (which was retarded) in the first place. They wanted the Firefly to be a shotgun tank. Just look at how redundant the M8 Greyhound is with it's canister rounds. Shotgun type of abilities in coh are stupid because they rely completely on RNG but they didn't learn from it. That's the flaw with the Firefly currently. Tulips need to be removed from it and they need to just increase the reload rate of the Firefly. If it functioned similarly to the Panther, people wouldn't be cryin' as hard.
Also, I'd rather they locked the KT behind a commander instead, but that's a whole nother issue.