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03-06-2004, 05:43 PM
i wonder what al the special units in battlefront will be.
i heard the rebels have spies and wookies,
imperials have the officer and clones have jet pack troopers!
i also saw droidekas in the trailer. (must be hard for them to drive.)
what would the others be?

:ewok: i luv ewoks. i wonder why?

03-06-2004, 10:01 PM
I think you have more or less listed everything one we know of so far.

dark jedi 8
03-06-2004, 10:52 PM
are the jedi considered special units?

Sounds Risky
03-07-2004, 01:32 AM
They're NPCs, or non-playable characters.

dark jedi 8
03-07-2004, 07:14 PM
well then how do the special units work? i mean whats to stop everyone from picking the rebel spy, are they restricted. i've never played games like this so i don't know.

03-07-2004, 10:06 PM
Well I think it's unlikely everyone would want to become a speical unit, as there would would be a counter balancing system that leaves their side defenceless or something along the lines.

03-07-2004, 10:28 PM
Maybe spies are only armed with pistols or something. Not much of a defense.

There's always an option of restricting the number of specail units on the game.

03-08-2004, 09:55 PM
rebels will get wookies? weird, wonder wat the hell they would do, grawl at people? lol, i say they get mon calamari, or you coudl choose your race...... hm...... but yea i wonder wat the other battle droid special unit is, besides the droidika

03-09-2004, 04:50 PM
Originally posted by dark jedi 8
well then how do the special units work? i mean whats to stop everyone from picking the rebel spy, are they restricted. i've never played games like this so i don't know.

I believe most people want to be a pilot (and that isn't a special unit)

And who says the droidika is a special unit? Sounds like a soldier-type unit to me...

03-10-2004, 10:59 AM
I'm sure the special units each have their own special abilities and function within the game. As for people all wanting to choose particular roles, I would hope that SWBF is as well-balanced as Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, where it becomes immediately apparent that having a good mix of available classes is essential. Teams without medics, for example, are going to have a harder time unless the players are really good. Hopefully we'll see players 'specialising' in certain support classes for this game too.

As for me, I'll try my hand at anything...

03-10-2004, 07:08 PM
As it looks now, people all want to be on the same classes. But maybe that is because we don't yet precisly know what all unit's can.

03-11-2004, 01:38 AM
cant all players use vehicles tho?
i thought the pilots were basically enigeers with misleading names
im gonna specialise in being a sniper (as always:D )
i think the special units will be completely useless unless you know how to use them.... then they will be deadly:)

03-11-2004, 06:06 AM
:bdroid2: i hope the droids will get the droieka(it was in the trailer) and the imperials hav the officer. they probably will hav a balancing system:bdroid2:

03-11-2004, 08:07 PM
Well it's kinda stupid for a team to choose only a single class. Like StormHammer mentionned, they're gonna get their asses owned. From the screenies and trailers, the pilot seems to be only armed with a pistol. That's too easy to counter...

pink lightsaber
03-11-2004, 11:04 PM
I'm pretty sure that once the game comes out people will see the plusses and minuses of each class and just kinda fall into their own class and because so many people have differents likes and dislikes it should be balanced.


dark jedi 8
03-12-2004, 02:36 AM
the droideka has to be a special unit b/c it has a shield and some major weapons.
i think the droid army will be like this
battle droid= soldier
super battle droid= heavy weapons
and then varous versions of battle droids will serve as pilots and scouts. just my opinion.:cool:

03-12-2004, 06:56 AM
if ur right about the droid army, wat do u think the rebels will hav dark jedi 8????:dtrooper:

dark jedi 8
03-12-2004, 07:09 PM
it might depend on where they battle. like endor will have the camo troopers, and hoth will have the rebels in snow garb. but endor also shows the regular troops (like on the tantive 4, in "a new hope"). i thought the guys in camo on endor might be the scouts b/c they have a rifle w/scope. the pilots of the rebellion will sport those "unnoticable" orange jumpsuits. and the regular soldies might be the ones wearing blue w/black vests. IMO.

03-12-2004, 11:28 PM
Lol, we won't have stealthy Pilots lol.

03-12-2004, 11:37 PM
Those rebel pilots stick out like an orange tree in the middle of Tatooine. :D

03-12-2004, 11:39 PM
Or maybe the Imperial Pilot will stick out like a Black spot on a white sheet on Hoth.

04-01-2004, 03:49 AM
did anyone see clone wars cartoon chapter 14, cuz i think the droids shown in that would be a cool special units for the separatist. it was a turret droid that could turn invisible but when ever it fired it would be visible. a cool clone trooper to counter the droid unit would be some type of clone trooper with a special visor or binoculars or helmet (like the magazine cover, forget which though) that allows the trooper to see droids locations. it be just like the spy/officer relationship for rebels/imperials.

Ultar Terragorn
04-01-2004, 03:34 PM
The magazine you're talking about is the Starwars Insider. I saw chapter fourteen and the droids are very powerful with their mines and invisible option. You could compare them with the droideka but with a lack of mobility.

If some units like this kind are include in the game I would prefer to use them has a bonus point. They just fall from the sky and prepare to engage... :cool: