Answers some of our community's more pressing enquires about the Dawn of Coalescence mod.
Posted by Vector_Quantities on Sep 23rd, 2012
59 armies are in-game as of right now.
The first thing you’d notice about DoC is its plethora of armies with unique styles,
strengths, weaknesses, units (or variations of “common” units), mechanics, etc;
whilst most other titan mods have 7-12 armies around, DoC offers far more, an
immense variety that ensures almost all fans of the Warhammer 40000 genre are
catered to with their favorite armies.
More so, DoC introduces a host of new game play mechanics, such as destructible terrain,
space assets, trench systems, and so much more, with DoW’s regular game play
absolutely revolutionized in manners previously thought impossible.
The next factor would be that DoC is a far more “true-to-scale” mod. No longer are
Guardsmen taller than the Chimera they are meant to be occupying, or unrealistic
events in terms of fluff occurring to the same degree as they have previously.
No, most armies come in great hordes now, with thousands dying in an average match, and
now only players of SM, CSM and a certain few other factions can expect only hundreds
of casualties in a match.
This is not due to imbalanced CSM or SM armies, but simply to adhering to the fluff and,
whilst having fewer numbers in a Marine squad for the CSM or SM, but more
Thus, practically all the Tabletop 40k, Epic, Battlefleet Gothic as well as concepts
from various novels and other media, are represented in one mod – DoC is no meager
“titan mod”, or “merge mod either”.
The answer is: no. Once we have the 59 beginning armies more or less perfected, we will continue on to release expansions of 10 armies at a time, with the community getting to vote on what armies get some of said “spots".
Release details are under wraps so far, but be assured, release may come sooner than you anticipate.
In the far future, maybe - but we are speaking years from now, and our immediate priority is the canonical armies of Warhammer 40000.
That’s where the mod team’s opinions are vague. Most of us, if not all desire to get up to around 100 armies, but whether to push beyond that number is not a fully concluded upon matter. We’d also like to have a huge meta-map online (and hopefully singleplayer) campaign consisting of an entire sector to be battled over, and DoW 1-style campaigns, so any mappers are most welcome to join the team or drop by and give us a helping hand.
I will not obscure the truth; DoC has around 200 placeholders, if not more. Many of these placeholders are merely special hero characters, but some are more troubling to behold, such as vehicles, or even basic infantry models.
We’ve been working hard to reduce the number of placeholders with new models, and since May, we have dropped the number of placeholders down by 125 now, and I am confident that DoC can
continue to drop the number by another 30-40 placeholders before release.
Yes, we most certainly need YOUR help, ANYONE with skills other than just beta-testing, such as
mapping, A.I coding, OE expertise, etc. is welcome to join the mod, providing they prove themselves to us beforehand.
With your help, things will progress a lot more quickly and much more solidly.
- Dawn of Coalescence Team.