Cryhavok wrote: Ahzek Ahriman wrote:
Imperator5 wrote:game-practical > lore accurate > TT accurate > apocrypha accurate
I disagree. *summons Flammers of Tzeentch to light pants on fire*
Bad idea. Those flamers will listen to me. At least who to put on fire but this will suffice. Enjoy your ass on fire muhahahaha.
Cryhavok wrote:It sounds good, but it has problems:
1-The lore argues with itself
2-The lore is based on stories, and many of those stories involve plot armor. Games should not have anything based on plot armor and having to sort through what is and isn't plot armor is a mind breaking task.
I would put TT accurate>lore accurate>apocrypha, with the exception: if the game balance needs something different than TT, draw from lore accurate to address the imbalance.
I fully agree and that's what I was talking about, draw from official lore (whether TT or fluff) but do not hesitate to bend it to practicality rather than blindly sticking to TT numbers and mechanics.
I also have an idea about customization.
It'd be good to have customized weapon slots but too big deviations from lore is not good either. Emperor as a lance boat is not cool, by any means.
We could give varying degrees of costs for weapon batteries. Say, battleships have three "segments" of broadside batteries.
Let's say we want to exchange amidships macro battery for lance battery.
Retribution: certain point cost, this battleship is a gunboat, and Victory is said to have derived from this design.
Emperor: not at all supposed to have lance weaponry, its generators are weaker. Possible upgrade but at an increased (compared to Retribution) point cost, because design is not suited for this weapon type and it needs additional adjustments/generators to fit lances. Increased to the point it's almost not worth it, but possible nevertheless.
Retribution is designed to have dorsal lances and gun batteries.
Fitting an ordnance bay or dorsal macro turret would be more troublesome than on Emperor who has them by default.
If I want to make Emperor into full carrier and give him 3rd segment of bays instead of his battery, I have to pay less then to fit a single bank of ordnance bays to Retribution.