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Igor_Cavkov
10-05-2006, 07:34 PM
For all of us who have the demo whats your first thoughts? was it like you expected?
im still downloading 15% will write more once i played it!

ghost665_uk
10-05-2006, 07:46 PM
hehe im currently at 30%

JediGoat
10-05-2006, 07:50 PM
The demo is exactly what I was expecting. There are 4 playable planets with quests you must follow. You are limited at what units you can train/build. Anyway, I think the graphics look great, especially on the new planets of Felucia and Kamino. Man, those Felucia ground beetles are awesome! I actually saw a new ship that the Imperials had...a Venator-class Star Destroyer. Everyone should purchase this game when it comes out...it's going to look incredible and have so many more units, planets, features, etc.

Igor_Cavkov
10-05-2006, 08:09 PM
99%!! :D

ghost665_uk
10-05-2006, 08:42 PM
damn you over took me lol, im at 90%

fortune faded13
10-05-2006, 08:54 PM
14 percent!!! haha im so behind...

Igor_Cavkov
10-05-2006, 09:09 PM
The demo was ok not giving away to much before the big game ;)
i like the new faction and there are alot more in the gameplay than the original game! its going to be outstanding!
GREAT JOB PG!

PS. i would like o have more freedom in the demo but its ok i guess there will be mods soon ;)

jedi7000nathan
10-05-2006, 11:46 PM
I can't play the demo my computer doesn't have direct x 9 how do you install it

ElizLestrad
10-06-2006, 12:39 AM
The demo is exactly what I was expecting. There are 4 playable planets with quests you must follow. You are limited at what units you can train/build. Anyway, I think the graphics look great, especially on the new planets of Felucia and Kamino. Man, those Felucia ground beetles are awesome! I actually saw a new ship that the Imperials had...a Venator-class Star Destroyer. Everyone should purchase this game when it comes out...it's going to look incredible and have so many more units, planets, features, etc.

The Venator is not a new ship. It was in the origional, you just had to know how to unlock it.

lordzack
10-06-2006, 12:51 AM
I have it now.

]V[Zaknaril
10-06-2006, 01:36 AM
The demo was good, albeit short. I enjoyed the new features and I liked the Consortium more than I thought I would. I think my favorite overall unit was the Vengeance-class Frigate. Two of these bad boys totally rocked a :vsd:

I am definitly looking forward to the real deal!

DS_Vespidbat
10-06-2006, 01:47 AM
I can't play the demo my computer doesn't have direct x 9 how do you install it

it would tell u where to go, i had to install a new 9 for it but it was fast.
It only tooked me 32 mins so i prob beaten all of u :P.

Valter
10-06-2006, 01:53 AM
I think there is something wrong with the downloading time required. It says it will take 6 hours and 32 minutes to download. That doesn't seem right...

lordzack
10-06-2006, 01:55 AM
Wow, that was fun. I definetly want Forces of Corruption now. I liked the different kinds of terrain, especially, and corruption is cool, especially with the tactical modifers that it gives while invading. For example, Rackeetering gives you money for units you kill.

jedi jim 1989
10-06-2006, 03:31 AM
i think the demo is great, but as mentioned, its a bit short, i love the units and the infantry only terrain was kool. and the venator isnt a new imp ship, and i also dont think that it will be an empire unit, it was a mandalorian ship (not made by them, but it was owned by them) and they also had a corrilean courvette and ivp's, but i really cant wait till the full version comes out, hats off to petro

Admiral Sith
10-06-2006, 06:18 AM
The Consortiuum was quite fun to play as, but they still seem a bit........overpowered.....and i hate how the demos replay value is nil.

ghost665_uk
10-06-2006, 07:01 AM
well i thought the graphics were slightly better had everything on max at 1280*1024, also it seemed to run slightly smoother then EaW, however have got an error message twice allready lol, some sort of text file.

deriko
10-06-2006, 07:09 AM
I liked the demo a lot! I hope that those new imp and rebel units can counter the new Consortiuum units though. I would hate to have the Consortiuum overpowered. Other than that, I saw it's a great game and I'm definitly getting it.

Solid Snake
10-06-2006, 07:28 AM
cant wait to get this demo :) but im at school right now which sux :( im getting this 1 & the 2142 demo immediately after my day ends. LONG LIVE THE EMPIRE! :vsd:

Igor_Cavkov
10-06-2006, 07:49 AM
The Zann Conzortium (sp) will add alot to the game its very different from emp and reb. so the game will be much more varieting and more fun to play if you are tired of emp and reb.

I love the new maps and terrain where only infantry can go through! Felucia looked GREAT! and so did Kamino. cant wait to play the other maps!

Dreng
10-06-2006, 08:12 AM
so do u have to pay for download it? any way to get it for free?

Igor_Cavkov
10-06-2006, 08:42 AM
No its a FREE DOWNLOAD you dont have to pay for anything

Darth Anarch
10-06-2006, 08:49 AM
so do u have to pay for download it? any way to get it for free?
You don't need to pay to download; all you need is to register at Fileplanet with a valid e-mail address.

I can't play the demo my computer doesn't have direct x 9 how do you install it
DirectX can be downloaded from Microsoft's homepage.


So, about the demo... I'll begin with the negative bits. First of all, I was a little disappointed in the graphics. I have a machine that's way past the recommended specs and I cranked up all the detail levels, but things still looked a little grainy. Maybe it's just the terrain on Felucia and Kamino, I don't know. It was also a little difficult to keep track of the Consortium's ships in space combat, because they're so dark.

A second thing that was a little annoying was the lack of a save feature. There was a lot of dialogue in the demo, and playing through everything one more time while listening to it all would be boring. But of course, that has nothing to do with the game as such.

With the critisism out of the way, let's get to the praiseworthy stuff. The new Consortium units all look great. I particularly liked those heavy artillery starships (I forgot their names - the ones without shields). It was great fun to have a few of those babies hammering away at the Imperial space station. The other units also worked great. I liked the fact that Consortium infantry can't use the "take cover" ability; that makes them stand out a little from the other infantry units.

Having terrain that was imassable to infantry was a great idea. I hope that will be used on some other planets as well and not just Felucia. The terrain on Felucia looked excellent, by the way, and I particularly liked those blue slug-like creatures.

The "pathfinder slot" in the fleets and armies was a great idea, making your initial fleet much more adaptable. And from what I could see, the base layout screen was everything I'd hoped for. The Consortium units, especially the heroes, seemed a little overpowered, but I assume that the demo isn't entirely balanced like the retail product will be.

So, an excellent demo that left me hungry for more. Well done, guys!

ImpElite
10-06-2006, 09:51 AM
I think there is something wrong with the downloading time required. It says it will take 6 hours and 32 minutes to download. That doesn't seem right...


That's how long it took for me to download the regular EAW demo.

EDIT: whoops, thinking of another game demo.

]V[Zaknaril
10-06-2006, 10:07 AM
Originally posted by Darth Anarch
So, about the demo... I'll begin with the negative bits. First of all, I was a little disappointed in the graphics. I have a machine that's way past the recommended specs and I cranked up all the detail levels, but things still looked a little grainy. Maybe it's just the terrain on Felucia and Kamino, I don't know. It was also a little difficult to keep track of the Consortium's ships in space combat, because they're so dark.

I have an ATI X1600 Pro (512mb) and I thought the graphics were smooth and flowing (and I didn't have the graphics settings cranked up much). I didn't notice the units being too dark either. Perhaps it was your monitor settings (brightness, etc.)?


Originally posted by Darth Anarch
The new Consortium units all look great. I particularly liked those heavy artillery starships (I forgot their names - the ones without shields). It was great fun to have a few of those babies hammering away at the Imperial space station.

That would be the Vengeance-class Frigate, and yeah it was my favorite unit too! They fire mass-driver cannons which go right through shields and do awesome damage. Two of them totally owned a :vsd: !!

Foshjedi2004
10-06-2006, 10:32 AM
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More to Come Later People....The Demo so Far is a lot of Fun. I want to play the normal Campaign!!!

lordzack
10-06-2006, 12:05 PM
I found the base layout screen useful, especially for the attack on Kamino. I love the new bunkers, but I didn't get to use them, only fight them. I definetly like the way the Zann Consortium plays, all sneaky. I can't wait for the full game, so I can go on Galactic Conquest and Corrupt a path to Coruscant, and then bring a huge force there, bypassing all the planets in between! A few minutes later, Palpatine's dead and I do the same thing with Hoth and Mon Mothma.

Delphi-PG
10-06-2006, 12:21 PM
Just a small note. To get the best looking water visuals in the game make sure your "SHADER" and "Water Detail" are both set to max. Kamino will look even better!

Dreng
10-06-2006, 12:31 PM
is there any way to build the skipray and some other units that appear shadowed? if not why are them in the demo

SAGEKING-PG
10-06-2006, 12:43 PM
The Venator is not a new ship. It was in the origional, you just had to know how to unlock it.

You'll be able to build it in multiplayer too from the pirate bases if you are the Zann Consortium.

Btw I added a mirror link to Strategy Informer on the front page of Petroglyphgames.com, in case you guys dont have fileplanet accounts.

gswift
10-06-2006, 02:40 PM
FoC demo says that I must have dx9.0c to play, but I already have it installed. After trying several times to re-install the demo and dx, I ran the FoC help tool and found the problem. Although I had the correct version of direct x, I was missing the following driver file: d3dx9_30.dll . FoC requires that file in your windows/system directory, and the file can be downloaded from a number of different sources for free (but it's not included in the microsoft dx-9c install, and EaW doesn't require this driver).

Thanks to Petroglyph for the excellent help/diagnostic tools included with the game. Good work guys. I would have never found that problem on my own. I can send you the syscheck file upon request.

Aayla-Secura
10-06-2006, 02:58 PM
is there any way to build the skipray and some other units that appear shadowed? if not why are them in the demo
Yeh I was thinking about that to ?

Valter
10-06-2006, 03:24 PM
The demo is great, the 7 hour download time was worth it. The new land maps are impressive, especially Kamino. I can't really tell if the space maps are bigger though, they look the same as the EAW space maps (probably just my mind playing tricks on me though).

From what I saw there is only one bug in the game. The units use their abilities without me telling them to. I switched off the toggle for the auto-ability option and they still used their abilities without my orders. I will not stand for insubordination!

ImpElite
10-06-2006, 03:43 PM
The demo was awesome! Kamino and Felucia were excellent! (I hope I'll be able to make maps like them soon). can't wait till full version of the game!

Darth Anarch
10-06-2006, 03:44 PM
FoC demo says that I must have dx9.0c to play, but I already have it installed. After trying several times to re-install the demo and dx, I ran the FoC help tool and found the problem. Although I had the correct version of direct x, I was missing the following driver file: d3dx9_30.dll . FoC requires that file in your windows/system directory, and the file can be downloaded from a number of different sources for free (but it's not included in the microsoft dx-9c install, and EaW doesn't require this driver).

Thanks to Petroglyph for the excellent help/diagnostic tools included with the game. Good work guys. I would have never found that problem on my own. I can send you the syscheck file upon request.
I was missing the exact same file from my system. Here's the link I used:

DirectX (http://www.softwarepatch.com/windows/directx.html)

It lets you download the latest (August) version of DirectX, which includes that file. Simply unpack it to any temporary folder on your computer, click the setup icon and it installs on your computer.

And speaking of graphics... I have to retract my previous statement about grainy graphics. The first time I played I tried adjusting the graphics settings in-game, but couldn't see any improvement. When I loaded the demo again, all the sliders were already set to max, and the game looked A LOT better than my first time around. I don't know what caused it, but I take back everything I said.

lordzack
10-06-2006, 04:15 PM
Man, Sabotage is nasty if you have the dough. I blew up all the structures on Kamino, besides the shield Generator!

DmitryKo
10-06-2006, 08:18 PM
In-game models and effects have been updated... Will the improvements be applied to the original EAW when you install the expansion pack? I hope so.

Darth Ablett
10-06-2006, 09:09 PM
I've got a question about the demo: when I was battling on a planet I'd already corrupted, there was a small border of yellow fog on the upper edge of my screen. This happened for both the space and land battle on Kamino. Will this be permanent? Because I found it pretty annoying, to be honest.

Otherwise, that was pretty good. It was a bit strange to show things like skiprays and the droid works, but have them greyed out, however.

Those plasma tanks sure are beastly though! That AT-AT on Kamino wasn't standing for long!

Also, is the Tartan Cruiser now a Consortium unit as well?

Solid Snake
10-06-2006, 10:15 PM
the consortium guys r fun to play with. and i totally agree that the veangence frigate is prolly 1 of the coolest units :) i love the demo. now i want the whole game!

swphreak
10-06-2006, 10:32 PM
Gah, I couldn't stand the demo. I lasted maybe 5 minutes. Got tired of sitting through all the hints and stuff. All I wanted to do was play a skirmish, I could have done without a tutorial campaign.

Although, Battlestar Galactica was kinda occupying the majority of my attention, so might not have given the demo my complete attention.

I was never intending to run out to EBGames and buying the expansion anyways. I'll get it when the price drops next year or something.

popcorn2008
10-06-2006, 11:28 PM
You'll be able to build it in multiplayer too from the pirate bases if you are the Zann Consortium.

Btw I added a mirror link to Strategy Informer on the front page of Petroglyphgames.com, in case you guys dont have fileplanet accounts.
YES! They finally put the VENATOR in!! When it hyperspaced in I was like this is now the sweetest expansion ever! =).

Anyways I liked the demo for the most part, no save feature though was annoying as there was SO much dialouge and you cant skip through it. I look foward to seeing more of the features and units but so far so good!

It really gave me the feel of a pirate group.

Commander Obi-Wan
10-06-2006, 11:38 PM
Finally got the demo downloaded. All in all, the demo was fine. Though, I'd have to agree with Phreak. The tutorial wasn't needed. It could've been optional. I quit after attacking the Kamino the first time. I was too stubborn to play it again or I just plain suck. I like the new options and things you can do. I like the Corrupt concept. I may just wait till my birthday to get it.

Cactus-Jack
10-07-2006, 12:48 AM
Doh, i didnt realise they had brought demo-day forward a day, i only just got it!

*possible spoilers below?* But if your bothered about spoilers i'm sure you wouldnt be reading this thread.

I must say, WELL worth the wait, this is the most impressed i've been by a demo in a long time.

The first thing i noticed was the music, the main menu music really fits well, i'll have to get it to mp3 somehow so i can lsiten to it out the game. I'm so glad Tyber and Urai were chosen to be used for the demo, rather than luke or yoda, or the person with the saberwhip.

PRO's
1: The Maps having terrain suitable for certain unit types, fantastic idea. I'm really looking forward to playing felucia, and using the short-cuts for troops on kamino.

2: Base Layout! Oh man, really really well done, a simple but effective UI is, in my opinion, EXACTLY what the game needed! Its a great balance between full control mid-battle like most RTS's and the origional EAW, spot on. In a way i prefer it to alot of RTS games as now i can plan my base before the battle rather than some mad rush mid-game.

3: Bribing past planets, i can see this working really well seeing that the objective isnt always capturing planets, but instead corrupting them.

4: The special abilities being automatic, is that new? I really like it, personally. The amount of times i've franticly clicked in space battles trying to make all my ships do their special attacks!

5: Garrisoning units, i was dissapointed when this wasnt in the origional, really glad to see it in the expansion.

CON's

These are really anything big, more personal preferance i think.
1: Possibly exclusive to the demo, but a couple of units seemed overpowered. I mean, i deystroyed the space station straight away using those "Star Viper" ships, but then again it was a low-level space station, so i could be off.

2: Not the fault of the expansion, but the zoom doesnt seem to zoom out much, but then alot of people complained about that in the origional so it doesnt count really. It i strange though that you cant zoom far-out (when the HUD dissapears) when you have a unit selected, odd...

3: Possibly exclusive to the demo, but the "unit weakness/strengths" pop-up doesnt often show tybers units, still mostly shows the units from the first game? But then i've only seen a few of the new units, so who can tell what the other units are like... doesnt matter anyway as you soon get a feel for what is/isnt effective.

All in all i'm really pleased with the demo, played through it twice so far and will play it some more tomorrow. I'm a little suprised how you cant change the type of corruption applied to a planet, but once i have the hang of which corruptions do what i doubt it will matter. The Buzz droids rock, such a shame they had to be 2D though, but understandable. Hopefully someone will release a 3d buzz-droid mod for those with higher-end PC's.

Dammit, i still havnt gotten to play with a droideka! :p After reading how Felucia was supposed to be very varied terrain heights (i thought that was what i read... dont quote me) i was dissapointed to see it so flat, but all the scenery being so well done makes up for that. And blimey! Those giant stormtroopers are big! I didnt know they were that size!

Aaand i think thats it, now i'm tired and off to bed, great demo though, look forward to playing it tomorrow!

_x_Darth-Max_x_
10-07-2006, 02:55 AM
For some reason The demo isn't working for me.. :S I downloaded it off Fileplanet and Saved it in .. Station D: FoC demo.. When it was done.. the File was called.. : Setup.EXE I double click it.. nothing happens.. So i unpack it with Winrar still no Succes.. Somebody plz help out!

Seems like it had something to do with the New fileplanet Download manager.. This time i installed the Update.. and now its working fine.. Gonna test the Demo in 1.2.3.4.5 Yaaaaaay!

FunSolo
10-07-2006, 05:03 AM
this addon kicks ass :D
i just had the wish i got more freedom and time in the demo to try and see all the new stuff, but well...

Lord_Naga_Sadow
10-07-2006, 05:19 AM
this demo was totaly cool i can't wait for the expansion to come out!!!

HerbieZ
10-07-2006, 06:29 AM
I was very impressed. I was very wary of the new galactic interface with all the options but i got used to it quickly and when i went into ground combat. Well, i was VERY impressed and i like the infantry only bits such as bridges and tall grass. Very good stuff. I will certainly be getting the full game. Excellent stuff. Also for the first time in a while, i actually had fun playing a game. Kudos!

_x_Darth-Max_x_
10-07-2006, 12:56 PM
Well just finished it after i came back from the City.. here is a Small List..

Pro's*

*The piracy system looks great , And will make good Gameplay ;)
*The consortium has some real Kickass units,!
*Bribing ure way past huge Fleets.. is cool .. although a bit OP..
*Consortium in space..! , The Vengeance class Ships.. Although they don't have shields. They took out a Spacebase in a matter of Seconds..

Con's
- Consortium seems Overpowered.. 3 groups of Infantry with Disruptors taking out a AT-AT.. in 3/4 blasts.. is weird..
-Bribery is cool... but it is to big of a advantage. U can just skip a person's fleet and attack a planet of his.. that has a low Defence..
-Pulse tanks.. Wow.. Those things are tough.. had 3 groups of them and took out a few Phase 3 Darktroopers and At-St and the Hover tanks .. + the Entire base :blast5:

All for now.. Hoping someone makes a mod.. Just like with the EAW first demo.. :D That will keep me busy until the Real expansion :vsd:

lordzack
10-07-2006, 01:41 PM
The Zann Consortium has at least one weakness. They're units are expensive and so are things like bribery and corruption and sabotage.

gswift
10-07-2006, 01:59 PM
Wow, the Vengance is cool. Stealth it up next to the Victory, take down the shields with standard weapons, then just before they can kill it, self-destruct. Massive carnage. Muahahahaha!!!

I noticed that in the demo there are 5 different taunts when you hit 1 on the number pad. Have more taunts been added to all the factions (and the other buttons for the Consortium)? It would be cool if each side now has a total of 15 different taunts. LoL "Not even a challenge". Taunts are one of my favorite parts of the original in game.

Thanks for the demo guys. Totally cool. Just enough content to let us know how the corruption and sneaky tactics will work, without giving too much away.

Delphi-PG
10-07-2006, 02:12 PM
Zanns fleet and ground vehicles have heavy shields and fire power but his weaponry has weak armor.

The Vengeance was designed to absorb incoming laser fire (a twist on exisiting Star Wars alloy), but it is open to missile attacks and anything else that eats away metal. Mass Driver Technology is also a new addition that players will find to be very useful.

Boba Fett 1991
10-07-2006, 02:54 PM
I just downloaded and played today. Awesome stuff PG, well done I say. I as well like the Vengeance cruiser. I did notice that as you said, Zann's units take more damage. I was disappointed that the buzz droids coudn't hurt frigates or move.

EmperorJello
10-07-2006, 05:31 PM
I like the mass drivers, because they're something mentioned in a few throwaway lines in existing material--but they've never actually been implemented. It's a nice EU touch.

I'm not very interested in the Consortium, though. It's not a fault of the game design, I just simply won't play as anything other than the Galactic Empire. I'm a bit disappointed that (as far as I'm aware) there is no Imperial story campaign in FoC, so I'll have to stick to Galactic Conquest.

Unless I'm mistaken and all three sides will have a story mode?

EDIT: Poking through the XML lets me see some interesting things. I'm glad to see that Thrawn has the proper Star Destroyer, and I can't wait to get the actual expansion to hear what's been done for the voice. I wonder if it'll be the same Thrawn voice from TIE Fighter or something new.

It's also nice to see that the Rogue unit has individual Rogue pilots. That's very interesting.

And most of all, I can't wait to see Executor in action when I get the actual expansion.

Darth Anarch
10-07-2006, 06:19 PM
I'm not very interested in the Consortium, though. It's not a fault of the game design, I just simply won't play as anything other than the Galactic Empire. I'm a bit disappointed that (as far as I'm aware) there is no Imperial story campaign in FoC, so I'll have to stick to Galactic Conquest.

Unless I'm mistaken and all three sides will have a story mode?

Sorry, but it's been said in a dev chat (or Q&A) that only the Zann Consortium gets its own story campaign.

_x_Darth-Max_x_
10-08-2006, 02:39 AM
The Zann Consortium has at least one weakness. They're units are expensive and so are things like bribery and corruption and sabotage.

In the Demo u paid like 50 credits to bribe ure way past a Enemy's fleet.. i Don't call that real expensive :darthx

Nice demo though :king1: !

stingerhs
10-08-2006, 01:42 PM
i don't get it. when i try to start up the demo, i get a message that i need to install DirectX 9.0c, but i know for a fact that i have DX 9.0c. i don't even get that message when i start the orginal game. i'm sure that its a great demo, but if i can't even play it.... :confused:

Darth Anarch
10-08-2006, 02:46 PM
i don't get it. when i try to start up the demo, i get a message that i need to install DirectX 9.0c, but i know for a fact that i have DX 9.0c. i don't even get that message when i start the orginal game. i'm sure that its a great demo, but if i can't even play it.... :confused:
You're not the only one with that problem. It happened to me as well. The thing is, your version of DirectX 9.0c isn't new enough. Get an update either from Microsoft's site, or you can go HERE (http://www.softwarepatch.com/windows/directx.html)

If you follow the link, just unpack the file to a directory on your computer. It's a Setup file and a whole mess of .cab files. Then click the setup file and it'll update your system automatically from there.

Rust_Lord
10-09-2006, 12:05 AM
Well done Petro. I may be critical about some things from time to time in EaW and prospectively about FoC but I always give credit where its due too and this expansion is seriously A-Grade.

Its nothing new to say how ZC operates is innovative but to see HOW they will work has been not just enlightening but fun and reassuring. I have seen some criticisms that the ZC was too powerful in the demo and they were, but I believe the units themselves were not overpowerful just the number of units you could field compared to the number of units you had to engage was. I think the ZC is going to be really fun to play especially in campaign and they seem more designed for this, with their faction abilities etc. Being an add on they cant reveal too much because its not a full game obviously and they dont have as much to reveal as they did in EaW. The demo gave us a taste of whats to come and im happy with that. We dont have to wait long anyway for the full game. I did manage to see the stats for the TIE Defender and in the UEAW forum I suggested it (with the Gunboat and Ywing) should get the ion cannon ability and power to weapons to emulate their ability to link all weapons in the sims. This has been done which is cool but far from giving myself a pat on the back, in a forums ages ago about how much the defenders will cost I stated 1000. Very wrong. They will be 650. This is balanced by needing tech 5. There are a few other nice little surprises too. Im hard to please ill admit but very happy with the way this is shaping. Thanks Delphi, SageKing and the rest of Petro!

lordzack
10-09-2006, 10:53 AM
In the Demo u paid like 50 credits to bribe ure way past a Enemy's fleet.. i Don't call that real expensive :darthx

Nice demo though :king1: !
It gets more expensive after using stuff like sabotage. And you have to corrupt those worlds, too. So that ends up costing several thousand credits.

Rust_Lord
10-09-2006, 06:45 PM
Yes the upgrades cost a fortune as well. Some were like half a million credits. Its going to put an interesting slant on how to manage the faction even if it has huge income, they need to spend alot. Bribery is a really good ability; being able to nullify a planets garrison (units produced by facilities) is nasty. I also particularly like the ability to see where all the ground units are positioned. It is good to see they included some other craft we can mod and give to other races, eg the skipray blastboat. Also the TIE defender is 850 in skirmish and it has torps! That is for a squadron of three and they are nearly twice as tough as Xwings. I think Defenders are going to be extremely deadly. They are alot more inaccurate than other true fighters but still nasty. I cant wait to see the stats of some of the rebs ships now.

The Vengeance frigates have caused a bit of a stir but if they are 2800 a piece then 2 of them should take out an ISD. Is there any truth to the rumour that their damage carries over in GC because they dont have shields? Interesting to see the ZC doesnt have a bomber equivalent...still think they should have left out the eclipse though.

Executor1608
10-09-2006, 07:28 PM
But, the Eclipse is Campaign only, and a background unit; So, it is not as if it will affect GC.

Rust_Lord
10-10-2006, 12:04 AM
True... Your right. I just think the whole expansion and story line will be great without needing to include uber weapons. I dont like them in general. All the EU stuff with superweapons really sucked. They are so unimaginative. Anyway enough about that. Im happy the Eclipse will not be playable otherwise you would have mods where people could have multiple Eclipse's and it would just get ridiculous.

YertyL
10-10-2006, 10:44 AM
Interesting to see the ZC doesnt have a bomber equivalent...still think they should have left out the eclipse though.
I think that's the skyprey blastboat - you just can't build it in the demo.

Rust_Lord
10-10-2006, 09:30 PM
Good call; that would work; I thought they would be similar to a corellian gunship but they were basically a very large starfighter. Ill be modding them so the Imps can get them too ;)

AETOS75
10-12-2006, 05:04 PM
FoC plays really great.
It was a good move to put a 3rd party into the game.
Everything plays and reacts really faster and more smooth then EAW.
Nearly every unit has a ability and this opens more strategy.
Again you capture the feel and spirit of SW great into an RTS game.
I hope the single player campagne has more "REAL" levels than EAW.
Again good job PETRO.
KUTGW

wedge2211
10-12-2006, 11:36 PM
Great demo. Mass drivers are wicked awesome. ;)

I'm curious--I think the yellow line sweeping through a special ability, toggled by right-click, indicates that the unit will use the special ability at its own discretion. Why on earth would the auto-destruct have this feature?! I don't know if any players really would want their units deciding to blow themselves up.

darthfergie
10-14-2006, 02:51 PM
Demo was good...but way too short...

Are we going to be seeing any demo mods? Did they include all sorts of content like they did in the last demo, or did they shave it down. Because I seriously want to mess around with those Imperial Darktroopers! Man those things looked awesome.

As for the mercs, well...they seemed slightly overpowered for a faction of units that thrives on NOT taking on the enemy toe to toe. I like the fact that their ships can sit in asteroids and ambush. I like their ships quite a bit. Very intreguing. It's really on the ground units I have issue with, although I do enjoy the defiler.


Question to Petro though why in the world did Tyber and wassname automatically use their powers? I wanted to use them when they'd have the most effect, instead right as I was about to select it I realize the computer randomly used it a few seconds ago to stun one unit instead of 6. Kind of annoying.

Edit: Nevermind. heh, answered by the above post. Toggled by right click. It makes sense now

Darth Anarch
10-14-2006, 07:59 PM
I really, really hope there's a way to turn off that automatic use of special abilities once and for all. It would get old really fast, having to click them off manually for every single unit every time there was a new battle.

Hunter44
10-14-2006, 09:47 PM
there is, just look in the options menu.

scoutclass
10-22-2006, 02:38 PM
Where do ya download the demo?


edit: nevermind i didn't read the whole thread but now i no. i just pre ordered the game too!!!!!!!!!!!!!