I was just recently playing a game called Star Control 2 (don't know if some of you people heard of it or not, its quite old), and on this game there was this ship called the Orz Nemesis. The ship's special abilities would be to release it's crew into armoured suits, who would fly towards the enemy, burn in the hull and start to exact it's search and destroy mode on the enemies crew
So.. I wondered if to make the game harder, the Aliens would start to use a super jet pack Exo Armour, and try to fly up to your interceptors and transports, and pretty much turn them to rubble in no time.
Basically the Exo Armour is given to experienced alien crew, or hardened crew (such as mutons) and they will try to rip your transports and interceptors to pieces once they are released. You can imagine that they will jump on the wings, attack the pilot, etc. Of course you would look like this:
Of course it shouldn't be too imbalancing, the Exo Armour can be killed by Interceptors, eventually . Once you have fought against these Exo Armoured troopers (who appear as tiny dots on the radar) and once they have scrapped your ship to shreads, you will recieve a new research option:
Ship Turret Upgrade.
Basically the Exo Armour will attack the ship and deal damage while the turret is dealing it's damage too. The turret is some kind of Missle system, then it evolves into Laser Turrets, Plasma Turrets, etc. All this is for anti-armour duty.
Sooner or later, you may find a suit of Exo Armour in a baseraid operation, and research it.. then you will be the one having the laugh.
When you have Exo Armour and release them in troop carrier (like a Skyranger or anything) in air to air combat, they will fly up to the alien ship and dodge the alien's fire (assuming none have been hit), and then when they get in, it will become a battlescape. You will see the exo armoured troopers burning into the hull, and then at once the hull will explode, and any aliens there will die/take damage, while your exo troopers (under you) start to do search and destroy
Then of course the Aliens would be getting turrets and rubbish, whereas you can recruit more exo troopers and go against them head on!
Exo Armoured troopers CAN be killed by the crew inside, but it takes some to bring it down.
In an air to air combat, you can give exo troopers orders. You can say "Evasive actions" and they will attempt to dodge the enemy's weapons. You can say "Search and Destroy" and they will fly up to the enemy and initiate battlescape.
..But then you will come across the enemies Exo Armour one time, and when he releases, and you release, they both fight in the air. Possibly there will be an air battlescape?! with massive bolts of plasma being thrown at you and interceptor orders? while you are being attacked by the enemies troops?
what you think?
Edited by Chmmr, 29 May 2005 - 01:26 AM.