Tyrea gets the Strongholds Mod treatment in v1.30, as the assault on Farseer Taldeer's icy mountain fortress degenerates into an epic four-way slaughter...
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War delivers a level of visual detail never before seen in an RTS. Hundreds of units clash on the battlefields of the dark future, unleashing massive destruction through a stunning battery of long-range weaponry before closing in for the finish. Incredible kill animations bring science fiction combat to life like never before, and the gritty future-gothic Warhammer 40,000 setting provides a striking tableau for the chaos and carnage of this grim, dark future, where there is only war!
We want to get rid of as many bugs as possible before its release! There are still lots of things to accomplish before the 1.74 final release and we get closer and closer to its completion (obviously :p). Now to point out some things, like you are aware, the 1.74 release will indeed include Inquisition Daemonhunters and Chaos Daemons!!! On top of that, bug fixes everywhere and balance + improved ai from version 1.73.
Overall the release is going to be huge and with two new races apart of the mod, it is back to the good ol' times like in the 1.72 days, only better. So here is the gist.
Flat out different music than 1.73. We replaced the musics in 1.73 with original 1.72 soundtrack + added more to the music at a total of just under 30 soundtracks to listen to during game and it is great. The sounds applied to the Manta, Boomy Turret, Hellfex, Necron Turret, and more was improved. Dark Eldar dark lance sound was improved.
So the attempt and reliability to click and click to stealth your units fails... players should not have to worry about that. Infiltrated units unfortunately in DOW has little to no work arounds for this, so I came up with a solution: if the in_combat_ext modifiers actually work in DOW, infiltrators remain infiltrated until they attack. Otherwise if not, infiltrators can attack when infiltrated again, and we will give some dedicated stealth detector units. All infantry units will be able to detect infiltrators like in 1.73.
End game has been fixed and on top of that, the unfinished and flawed release of the Sisters is all polished now and plays nicely once again! I even improved some gameplay advantages of the Sisters.
We are reimplementing the Marks system. The specific mark chosen will allow chaos to field specific chaos champions with new abilities and more. The Daemon Prince applied to the champions appearance will not be changed, but will be stronger and different upon the mark chosen. Sorceror and Cultist benefits are unchanged and fine as is. Mark specific passive abilities will be applied to all units such as damage bonus (Khorne), health regen (Nurgle), ability recharge (Tzeentch), morale (Slaanesh). Mark specific superweapons will be added.
Completely different, similar to 1.72 style, and you will love them again. 1.73 Necrons were indeed bad and I goofed them up while trying out new concepts. They had a very, very, very, very poor economy style/flow and they were nerfed like a boss in 1.73, but in 1.74, their economy is different, and for those who like the bigger plasma generators, they are back and in action once again! New research, new base defense including shields (shields redone just like Tau) as well, and... new units.
The Mako Titan and very few other units were indeed rebalanced. Tau in 1.73 were absolutely great, and in 1.74, they are ultimately improved. Mako beating Manta? Fixed. Tau shields visibility was now dimmed down by a lot so you can see your base. How shields work is also different like with Necrons.
New titan units. Fixes. Rebalanced.
Tons of new units. Bug fixes.
Little changes besides balance changes.
Little changes besides balance changes.
Lots of new stuff and lots of new changes.
Global ability fx revamp and balance changes, plus giving them some late game love.
Maybe available before 1.74 release. Includes fixes and new maps!
That is pretty much 80% of the heart of 1.74. There will be one more thing included in 1.74 and you may have seen it from the past. ;)
As for the 1.74 work in progress, it is going good and strong. Chaos Daemons are almost done and Inquisition are getting an extreme make over by me. :O
So that's the plan. Any questions?
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Highest Rated (19 agree) 10/10
For 6 years now I have been playing Dawn of War. Modding it gave me that extra plus.
8/10 because it is a really good game. I am however ashamed that Relic stopped at Soulstorm.
10/10 because I always experienced something new in it.
10/10 100% warhammer
10/10 for Dawn of War I and Winter Assault campaign
7/10 for Dark Crusade and Soulstorm campaign
10/10 for your epic stories and hard work combined.
Oct 27 2011, 4:50pm by Lord_Cylarne
Lowest Rated (3 agree) 5/10
So much more could have been done, that was ignored during development.
Betas should of had more input.
Only saving grace is that there is a Modding community with which to complete the incomplete game... :(
Sep 8 2012, 12:33pm by RT2...