ORIGINAL: Hubert Cater
Thanks everyone and we are very excited to be working with Slitherine/Matrix as well and especially the Lordz who have already provided us with over 300 3-D unit models for the new game
Don't forget the counters! Real gamers play with counters!
Seriously though, since it's early, can I beg for slightly more robust counters this time? Like maybe a little supply light in the corner (red for low, yellow for moderate, green for high), maybe a colored stripe to show which HQ they're operating under (look at Advanced Tactics), things like that.
Good counter design can give the player so much more info, and the old SC2 counters were a little... 'plain jane'.
Aesthetically, I'd like it if the actual numbers were fully on the counter instead of floating in a weird half-on half-off box hybrid like SC2.
Anyway, I'm excited to see SC3 is in the works (and that you're going back to hexes). Hopefully you can get it on Gamers Gate or Steam greenlight or something. I've always thought that with a little visual jazzing up, the SC series could be a more broadly popular 'introductory' wargame.
Thanks for the feedback and yes we'll have not only the more traditional NATO counters but we are also looking to implement a more traditional "boardgame" unit counter option as well as a third option in game.
There will also be more details on the unit counters themselves (regardless of which style is chosen in game) and just to name a few this will include feedback that will let a player know when the unit can be reinforced or is understrength, when a unit can be upgraded and for each particular applicable research category, current unit experience as well as the current supply level.
We have a lot of improvements and new ideas in the works (more details on that in due time) and in general we are very excited about this project as teaming up with the Lordz for key in game assets as well as having access to the Slitherine/Matrix PBEM++ server we feel will really bring the SC franchise to the next level for all players and fans alike