Eternal Crusade on the Eldar faction and the Warhammer curse

    
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Eternal Crusade on the Eldar faction and the Warhammer curse

Warhammer 40K: Eternal Crusade studio Behaviour Interactive has gone in depth on PC Gamer about the Eldar faction currently under construction for the lobby shooter that will someday become an MMO. The faction will boast seven different classes, each with a clear-cut role.

“[For] example, the Howling Banshees are good at one thing—that’s charging at the enemy and chopping them up,” Lead Designer Brent Ellison explained. “So we’re giving them tools they need to do that, but that’s exactly what the Howling Banshees do and if they try to do anything else they’re going to be in trouble.”

Executive Producer Nathan Richardsson took on the Warhammer curse too. “Everybody is afraid that we’re gonna blow up like other 40K games,” he sighed. But Ellison was more positive: “We would already have blown up. We’ve had opportunities to blow up, but we haven’t blown up yet.”

Source: PC Gamer

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uller30
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alexjwillis Well Issue comes down to how much damage per ammo per shot and range the Eldar get.  The Eldar are a race that move with grace and have deadly attacks. Are the classes going to be a few points below on a shurkien cat for damage? Becuase on table tops Marines shurg of 10-20 shots and might Fail 1 in all of those vs a eldar getting waxed hard.
There is lore how things people see and think it should work so this is a HUGE bit on a massive ice berg.

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ApathyCurve problem with GW is they stooped being owned by gamers and became owned by bankers.
This game  they say is for teens which we all know that a kid can afford a $50 army box let alone the supplies to paint and assemble a 1.5k-2.5k point army which can Easily run several hundreds if not thousands of dollars.  So i hope they get this right as i wont pay for Eldar if they suck.
Owning a 3k Eldar Army = if they suck I wont play/pay Guardians need 2 be F2p and pay for elties weves

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alexjwillis Well, Warp Spiders are not in as of this moment.  The classes which will be there at launch are Fire Dragons, Striking Scorpions, Howling Banshees, Dark Reapers, Dire Avengers, Swooping Hawks and Warlocks.  I imagine figuring out how to do the teleport ability of the Spiders would be difficult, so they were not chosen as an initial class for the eldar.  Oh, and there will be jetbikes and Vypers in addition to the tanks mentioned in the article.

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It will be very interesting to see how Aspect Warriors pan out in a shooter. I suspect they will appeal to many in the metagaming/minmaxing set. How many Dire Avengers/Striking Scorpions are we going to see? Guessing LOTS. But obviously very curious about how Warp Spiders will pan out. If they are fun to play, I for sure am gonna roll one.

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chriskovo

vicariousfan  Actually the Fantasy Warhammer games had good run a long time ago.  They were like company level rts games. Think their were 3 of them.    That was before that mark of chaos crap came out.

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Silvercat18  LOL gogo b5 Reference

And yeah this is just a crappy redo of space marine now not another Planetside2 wh40k game.

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vinicitur

DJjazzy That was the title I thought would have brought me back to the RTS genre. Unfortunately the pre-purchase crap they did with the Chaos faction left a very bad taste in my mouth.

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DJjazzy

Warhammer curse eh?

I”m hopeful for Total War: Warhammer. The IP lends it self to mass strategy games anyway. (hopefully it is like Shogun 2 rather than Rome 2)

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DPandaren

Sorenthaz Damonvile vicariousfan The pile of indie developers making 40k games on Steam are still in business.

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Gas Chamber Gerhan

Yup, I was hoping for planetside 40k, instead we get a shitty lobby shooter. Thanks for making yet another shitty warhammer game that falls short of its promises and potential.