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Balance Updates Coming to Dropzone Commander- Dropfleet Hints


There has been a lot of talk about updates coming to Dropzone Commander, as well as the new Famous Commander models and standard command vehicle updates. The guys at Hawk Wargames love to talk about what is coming and discuss it with people they meet at conventions, and it shows their passion for the game, its integrity and balance.


Here are some of the insights that are being picked up upon. Look for these downloadable updates to the game coming very soon.


via a Menzies on Faeit 212 (his website-http://cadian512.blogspot.com/)
I had it on good authority (e.g.admin Hawk Simon who patrols the dropzone forums on behalf of hawk wargames) that Freeriders are getting a slight nerf, they're rules would be modified so their sticky mines are now L-2, and there will be a yet-to-be-confirmed points increase by means of a downloadable update, to be released in the next 2 weeks.

via Rolling Hot- A Dropzone Podcast - not everything they talked about from the LVO is in this. So don't forget to check their site out as well. This is a recap of what was said.
https://dzcrollinghot.wordpress.com/

Now for rumors, if you can call them that, as these are straight out of Dave and Simon’s mouths, though add some salt as this is from memory. 

-The UCM Falcon and Shaltari Thunderbird will see a point decrease and gain Evasion 2. 
-The PHR Menchit will see a point decrease, and range increase, and maybe shots increase? 
-Shaltari Warspear will get a second DP. 
-The Scourge Harbringer will be utilized by more than the current walkers. I am not sure if this alludes just to the Oppressor (the new Command unit) or perhaps more other things
-Resistance Freeriders will change, but this has been mentioned on the forums. To recap, they’ll see a point increase and L2 on their mines.
-Shaltari Dreamsnare will be going up in points.

The Resistance will be in Dropfleet Commander, but as a scenario pack like the bunkers, ODL, and monorail. These Resistance forces will be those that fled and have been randomly jumping about the galaxy, but with the beacons back on, they are returning to the Cradle worlds. Some may be military craft, some will not. 


  Dave and Simon refuse to comment on whether the Scourge are running from something else or not – they shut that convo down right quick. They stuck to their eight factions is best mantra, but they did say DZC will continue for a long time. In their words, it’ll be their 40K. They have DFC on the horizon and they mentioned a third core game in the universe. No details on it, but they did say three core games. 

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  1. As always, Hawkwargames is awesome. They really care about balance. It's just wonderful to be able take the units you love and have a balanced army at the same time.

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    1. Personally balance isn't a vital point for me (though it is important) but I do love that the guys are happy to tweak and poke at what's already established to keep things working.
      It's amazing what a little openness about 'nerfing' gives you, when GW tweak things they get slaughtered (albeit it's normally with a full codex release)

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    2. Yeah, Dave (thru Simon) provides real answers to players' questions via their forum. And these are gospel, official rulings on rules questions and disputes, documented in a sticky topic on the forum, that gets updated regularly. Pretty awesome to see the developer(s) of the game providing that kind of clarification and responses to questions and feedback!

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  2. Scourge, Shaltari, UCM, PHR, Resistance Allied, Feral.... if we consider all of these "Races" I count six! does that mean the nugget we got fed is that we can expect 2 new races for DzC?!!!!

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    1. The resistance still counts as 1 faction. So we are looking at three more

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  3. Oh thats exciting! we a have a group slowly getting into DzC and i fully intend to attend LVO next year and bump that attendance up for the tourney!

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  4. Several of us picked up Starter Armies during LVO (for 2 drink tickets!). We're looking forward to giving it a go!

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    1. I heard about that. Great marketing! (Although I think it was Reecius' idea). The guys from Hawk Wargames ended up selling out of ALL of the product they brought with them. Hopefully that translates into a lot of new interest in DzC!

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  5. Well, there's wherever the hell the White Sphere came from, though I have no clue if that actually is a faction.

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    1. There's a whole Topic thread on the Hawk Forums with folks speculating as to what might be the new races we will eventually see.

      www.hawkforum.co.uk

      Keep in mind that Dave Lewis intends for DzC to be "his 40K", and has at least 20 years or so planned out, at least in draft form, but in pretty good detail for the next race. Probably won't see a new race for another 2 or 3 years, but I'm fine with that!

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