1. Post #1
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    Company of Heroes 2 posted:
    Award Winning Franchise – Sequel to the highest rated strategy game of all time returns with an innovative warfare experience that will redefine the Strategy genre once more
    Essence 3.0 Engine – Cutting-edge technology that increases the graphical quality and accuracy of deadly combat with the unprecedented TrueSight™ system and ultrarealistic ColdTech™ dynamic weather that changes strategic warfare forever
    Blood and Snow – Take command of the iconic Red Army on the Eastern Front and repel the Enemy invaders in this Battle of the Ideologies
    Tactical Warfare – Develop and utilize your new Commander Abilities and experience the up-close moment-to-moment brutality of frontline warfare through new Dynamic Battle Tactics
    Intense Online Combat – Featuring the great competitive and co-operative multiplayer that fans have grown to expect from this high-quality and critically acclaimed franchise




    Beta will start sometime after New Years.
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  2. Post #2
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    Yeah, it's official.



    Can't wait, still playing Company of Heroes with Blitzkrieg Mod.
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  3. Post #3
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    I want my Issue now. It also comes with a free copy of CoH.

  4. Post #4
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    I find it silly how CoH still costs money on Steam.
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  5. Post #5
    I love bestiality!
    a-cookie's Avatar
    May 2009
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    I need it now!

  6. Post #6
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    May 2009
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    I am extremely pleased. Can't wait to see more of it.

  7. Post #7
    This is -- excuse me -- a DAMN fine cup of coffee.
    The_Marine's Avatar
    August 2008
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    While this is cool and all...

    Where the flying fuck is Homeworld 3, Relic?!
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  8. Post #8
    Fabulous!
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    April 2010
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    I find it silly how CoH still costs money on Steam.
    Because it's still a great game?
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  9. Post #9
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    October 2007
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    Holy shit YES!

  10. Post #10
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    http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/a...announced.aspx

    I hope it still has the western front.. sounds amazing so far.

  11. Post #11
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    Because it's still a great game?
    Just remind yourself there was CoH Online, do homework before rating me dumb, because CoH Online was for free and had the same stuff original game has, so what's the point of having it for sale anymore?
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  12. Post #12
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    October 2006
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    Fan-fucking-tastic.

    That is all.

  13. Post #13
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    December 2007
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    better have an awesome battle of berlin map
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  14. Post #14
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    Just remind yourself there was CoH Online, do homework before rating me dumb, because CoH Online was for free and had the same stuff original game has, so what's the point of having it for sale anymore?
    Company of Heroes online was cancelled.
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  15. Post #15
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    Company of Heroes online was cancelled.
    Imagine being me right now, having original copy of CoH with expansion bought for 60 pounds then they announce CoH Online for free, hallelujah, even if they cancelled it.
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  16. Post #16
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    While this is cool and all...

    Where the flying fuck is Homeworld 3, Relic?!
    The IP as far as I know is still in a confused muddled licensing hole. Also neither of the homeworld games were a massive commercial success so THQ in their current position might have it on the backburner.

    Just remind yourself there was CoH Online, do homework before rating me dumb, because CoH Online was for free and had the same stuff original game has, so what's the point of having it for sale anymore?

    That's like arguing why the original FEAR still cost money when FEAR combat was out.

  17. Post #17
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    Gonna leave this thread now.. too many fucking nerds here.

    (User was banned for this post ("Why reply?" - Craptasket))
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  18. Post #18
    wow ok
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    Imagine being me right now, having original copy of CoH with expansion bought for 60 pounds then they announce CoH Online for free, hallelujah, even if they cancelled it.
    Having the original CoH is still worth it for the mods.
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  19. Post #19
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    September 2010
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    Oh boy Company of Heros was so much fun in LAN, I seriously can't wait!
    I hope they ship with a German campaing this time though, don't want to wait for an Add-On (or DLC is you are one of those hip modern cool cats).

  20. Post #20
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    August 2009
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    Gonna leave this thread now.. too many fucking nerds here.
    Lol, fucking mard arse.
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  21. Post #21
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    Gonna leave this thread now.. too many fucking nerds here.
    rude.
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  22. Post #22
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    Oh my...
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    Need this game! Love sending artillery barrages on unsuspecting troops..
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  24. Post #24
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    Full article scan here, if someone's willing to break his eyes. http://imgur.com/a/67xoi

  25. Post #25
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    Full article scan here, if someone's willing to break his eyes. http://imgur.com/a/67xoi
    imgur got fixed?

  26. Post #26
    Scar's Avatar
    September 2010
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    Wait, this takes place on the eastern front right?
    I hope we get Commissars, that work like the ones in Dawn of War
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  27. Post #27
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    - 2013 release

    - Main campaign is Eastern front, playing as Russians

    - Lots of snow. Snow slows down troops and tanks, but can also form cover.

    - Units can vault over cover such as low walls.
    lmfao

    MoW added vaulting... in 2009

    Also, frozen rivers better crack when I drive heavy tanks over them.
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  28. Post #28
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    Yesssss, but please do not bork the multiplayer with a terrible 3rd expansion pack this time!

  29. Post #29
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    October 2006
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    Yesssss, but please do not bork the multiplayer with a terrible 3rd expansion pack this time!
    I'd really like an operation stonewall though, that shit had so much potential.
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  30. Post #30
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    April 2007
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    and please don't turn this into a Dawn of War 2
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    I'm hoping that it's not going to be all Eastern Front '41-'42.
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  32. Post #32
    wow ok
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    I'm hoping that it's not going to be all Eastern Front '41-'42.
    I wonder if they're only going to include Russians and Germans at first, and then add the other armies back in expansion packs/DLC...

    Probably says somewhere in the article. Too lazy to read it.

  33. Post #33
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    MoW added vaulting... in 2009
    Wow!
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  34. Post #34
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    May 2008
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    I prefer MoW but I might check it out. I just preferred the more realistic style I guess.
    At least the graphics look pretty good.
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  35. Post #35
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    and please don't turn this into a Dawn of War 2
    What was wrong with Dawn of War 2?
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  36. Post #36
    Can't wait, hoping for some good stealth missions.

  37. Post #37
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    What was wrong with Dawn of War 2?
    a) Lack of tactical options
    b) balance catered to 3v3 as opposed to 1v1
    c) a game of whack a mole
    d) retreat free card
    e) oversimplified economy
    f) Ravener Alpha
    g) Ravener Alpha
    h) Ravener Alpha
    i) complete changes to the gameplay on most major patches (I mean marines went plasma tacs every game into oh gods please don't let my shotgun scouts touch an enemy anywhere ever gods need t2 right now so that I can get a missile tac squad and kill the vehicle that's gonna run at me in 20 seconds from now1111)
    j) unit AI taking precedence over player choice - Aka you make a unit attack an enemy low HP unit. But instead of attacking, your unit spends a few seconds running into cover on the wrong side and then gets shot up without actually killing the unit you told it to kill.
    k) guardian grenade spamming was nasty (was sort of fixed once they made explosive do full to retreat. - which created a bunch of other issues though.)

    EDIT

    There was a slew of other issues. But essentially the major pipes people had, were that the system was simplified to a level where you actually had no choice. You also had no direct harrassment capability because there were no bases.

    And the fact that the game had a massive catch up option. Even if the enemy had a big army and controlled the entire map, the opponent usually had a bigger income because they had no upkeep.
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    a) Lack of tactical options
    b) balance catered to 3v3 as opposed to 1v1
    c) a game of whack a mole
    d) retreat free card
    e) oversimplified economy
    f) Ravener Alpha
    g) Ravener Alpha
    h) Ravener Alpha
    i) complete changes to the gameplay on most major patches (I mean marines went plasma tacs every game into oh gods please don't let my shotgun scouts touch an enemy anywhere ever gods need t2 right now so that I can get a missile tac squad and kill the vehicle that's gonna run at me in 20 seconds from now1111)
    This, all of it.

    Also I hated that they removed base building, it's a huge part of RTS games, I mean look at Starcraft 2.
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  39. Post #39
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    This, all of it.

    Also I hated that they removed base building, it's a huge part of RTS games, I mean look at Starcraft 2.
    Well keep in mind that base building between SC2 and DOw 1 was very different.

    In part because you have a hybrid centralised and decentralised economy as opposed to a strictly centralised one like in SC. And because it was rare for a person to need more than one single type of production building.

    In part because in sc units are cheap and they die extremely fast. in Dow, unit are expensive but generally resillient. In part because the damage gets spread out.

    Which means you aproach the base harassment a bit differently.

    But the major difference I think is, that Map control is extremely vital in Dow 1 - it's almost trivial in DOw 2.

    Hell it's even importan in sc2, but not for the same reasons as dow. In dow, map control means you have a good economy, threat responsiveness and a slew of other factors. In starcraft, the only thing you more or less gain is that threat responsiveness (and an ability to secure centralised expansions but it's a bit of a different principle.)
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  40. Post #40
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    March 2005
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    DoW 2 was fun for a little while but then i realized it was basically a dumbed down version of CoH with units that could melee. it was to dumbed down and lacked a lot of strategy that company of heros and the original DoW had. i found myself more often than not just creating a giant mob and killing the other side with little to no micro other than upgrading weapons.