A game like this thrives on teamwork. Not even necessarily from pre-made War Parties, but amongst 'free' players as well, who jump into games by themselves. I am having immense amounts of fun with this game, and I know that my Company, 'The Hammer of Arkhona', is as well. We can all agree that the main reason for that is because we are a group of friends that can play the game together.
With that in mind, I think that the more mechanisms that exist within the game to help promote tactical teamwork, the better. This is something that bE has already shown attention to with way-points and voice commands, but perhaps it can be taken further?
My suggestion is this: Upon dying, a player can choose to queue up in a 'spawn vehicle'. When the 'pilot' of this 'spawn vehicle' initiates, the queued players are delivered to pre-fixed positions on a map as a group.
This would massively benefit teamwork for all sides, as it would work towards negating players spawning in by themselves and randomly running about without a proper idea of what their team-mates are doing.
Also, it would look damn cool, adding a new and dynamic aesthetic to unfolding battles. The 'spawn vehicles' for the individual races could perhaps appear as follows:
Space Marines: Drop-pods! Or Thunderhawks if removing the drop-pod afterwards is aesthetically awkward.
Chaos Space Marines: Warp rifts!
Eldar: Concealed web-way gates that manifest briefly to unload troops.
Orks: Roks! Or perhaps even their subterranean drill-vehicles?
A limited amount of these 'spawn vehicles' could be available with tickets, or perhaps with cool-downs like transports and tanks, to help balance their effectiveness. If they prove to be too powerful, perhaps pre-requisites could be implemented to enable them, such as having certain points captured (ex. you have to have A captured to enable 'spawn vehicles' near a B position), or only becoming available after a certain amount of time has gone by.
I think this would be a fantastic mechanism to continue adding depth and enjoyment to this great game!
Thanks for your consideration!
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