Mideast Crisis 2] (MEC2) is a total conversion for 'Command and Conquer 3 - Tiberium Wars' set in the near future, letting you use modern technology (such as the Abrams, F-35 and Hind) alongside future technology (such as Drones, Airships and Medibots) in a conflict ranging from Jerusalem to Beirut.
This MEC2 update shows off most of the UN Airforce as well as a new 8-player map.
Posted by smurfbizkit on Dec 6th, 2011
This latest MEC2 update shows off most of the UN's airforce and one of the new maps in R2. First though, if you like MEC2 and wish to vote for us in this year's Mod of the Year competition click here or the image below to head to our profile and click the big 'vote here' button.
The Comanche is the UN's attack helicopter, a light, fast air-support unit. It also shares an ability with the M1A3 and Brummbar, which we'll go over in a future update.
One of the UN support powers is the ability to call in a Spy Drone to permanently hover over part of the map, granting a wide area of vision for you and giving a slight range and firing rate boost to nearby friendly aircraft. The drone is also armed with a couple air-to-air missiles to add some moderate air defense when needed.
The F-35 is the UN's general purpose fighter, usually used to defend the skies from enemy aircraft. However if needed you can switch the payload to bombs to deal moderate ground damage. At the airfield you can also research an upgrade which speeds up the reload rate for the F-35 and the Requiem (detailed in a future post). The GOI's MiG also has a similar reload-speed upgrade you can get at their airfield now as well.
Here are a couple of screens from the new 8 player map added in R2, 'Black Gold'. It is a large map, and at the start of the game promotes a rush to grab all the fuel trucks that are placed in the center of the map. This is especially useful for GOI players and their 'Export Oil' ability...or for players who wish to use them as makeshift demo trucks (however if it doesn't fully kill them, means you just delivered free fuel trucks to the enemy).
That's it for the latest MEC2 update. If you didn't catch the last update, click here to read about the UN's Law System, Ads and Jeep. Also we do have a short closed beta planned to start very soon, if you'd like to help us test R2 out please see the thread on our forum.