Post news RSS Rise of the Reds Update #72: It Came from Outer Space

Look general, What's that light in the sky? Turns out this time it's not the Particle Cannon

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United States of America, 2043



Since the inception of ESA's famous Solaris energy project, high-ranking Russian officials have heavily criticised it for its possible use as a highly devastating orbital weapon and missile defence. While much of the criticism at the time was in no small part motivated by the fact that a self-sufficient Europe put an end to the long-standing fossil fuel deals that kept the Russian economy going, the alleged military potential of Solaris turned out to be more than just a slanderous conspiracy theory as early as 2046, when the Russian aircraft carrier 'Peter the Great' got melted to slag by a pillar of sunlight striking down from the sky without warning in the Baltic Sea. In addition to these short, concentrated bursts, European commanders can also experiment with a longer, broader solar saturation to turn entire areas into cooking wastelands for extended periods.

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WhiteMetalSesa
WhiteMetalSesa

Nice and attention there is coming a Solar-Beam!

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!!!karmenjell
!!!karmenjell

wow comr4de, your stuff really is F**king great, beautiful.
kinda sticks it to them modders who cry about the sage engine,eh?
ECA my new fav

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SveaRikeSoldier
SveaRikeSoldier

When I first rread he was born in 1999 I was like "WHAAAAAA?" but then I realized this is set in the future. Silly me. Nice story, I really like the tension that grows between the Europeans, Americans and Russians.

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CommanderDef
CommanderDef

At first I thought it will be like Particle Cannon, but after seeing the video I would say it's more like Ion Cannon from Tiberium series.

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K9000
K9000

Nice... o:35 target POLAND??? Why?

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CommanderDef
CommanderDef

why not? :D

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K9000
K9000

Nemám tě rád

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MARS2588
MARS2588

Because at the time this video was shot, Poland was apparently occupied by the Russians.

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K9000
K9000

Wow O.o really? i don't know it
i don't know history of my country

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moddlord1
moddlord1

very cool article

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GOLANX
GOLANX

(buried)

nice stuff but Soviets Really hate Czars, "Peter the Great" not really reflective of what soviets would name a carrier

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ConscriptDavid
ConscriptDavid

A) they are not soviets in the game.
B) Russians do have a battlecruiser named Peter the great: En.wikipedia.org
C) Peter the great is still considered one of the most efficient, brutal, and overall "great" leaders in Russian history, and he was considered a great leader even during soviet times.

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MARS2588
MARS2588

I find it kinda funny that people still mistake the ROTR Russians for communists.

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CommanderDef
CommanderDef

Because people are used to think like that - they are used from movies and games...

Every russian wants to reestablish the soviet union, conquer the world. Every russian talks english with strong funny accent. If you want more, look at ComradeStalin's profile.

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ConscriptDavid
ConscriptDavid

actually, most Russians DO have an accent in English.

It has something to do with virtually no one speaking English in Russia outside of English lessons at school.

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CommanderDef
CommanderDef

But it is different than what we can hear in movies. I heard few russians and one of things that I noticed first is that they can't pronounce "h".

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Xofolez
Xofolez

haha, I agree. Its clear as day that their motives, tactics, and presence reflects that of the USA storyline-wise

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DragonNOR
DragonNOR

I'm thinking it might have something to do with the game title, as reds are usually synonymous with communists :)

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Trailhog250
Trailhog250

"Better dead than red"

Or the other way around whichever the case may be :P

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rkraptor70
rkraptor70

In real life the current flagship of the Russian Northern Fleet is "Peter the Great".

Edit: Beat me to it.

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!!!karmenjell
!!!karmenjell

hate to be "that guy", but the dude has somewhat of a point.

if the russians in this game arent sovi anymore...then why it called "rise of the reds"?

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willychong8921
willychong8921

Why Russian always get hammered by Superweapons? The USA should get one being tested as well to be fair....... since when Russian is becoming a villain again???

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Xofolez
Xofolez

russia is not becoming villainous, they seem more on a self-defensive and only standing up for themselves despite their diplomatic and technological jealousy towards ESA. Russia is neutral.

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Jason_Zombolt
Jason_Zombolt

What about the GLA?

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APB_ICE
APB_ICE

Everyone is the 'good guy' from their own perspective. ;)

For example, the USA and GLA each look at each other as "evil", and at themselves as "good".

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Jason_Zombolt
Jason_Zombolt

I mean why no test vs GLA, I mean they might like a GN Sun tan.

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ConscriptDavid
ConscriptDavid

The GLA are still the villain of this mod. GLA=Evil.

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!!!karmenjell
!!!karmenjell

spose its a matter of opinion.

for me, the USA are the villians of the ga...well, just the villains period

GLA fight superpowers with stuff they make in a shed.
resourcefulness and craving to fight against all odds makes them my heros

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CptIstvanofArdeal
CptIstvanofArdeal

Did none of you heard the song from Tears for Fears-Everybody wants to rule the world.
And that is an universal truth.

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Hieronymus_97
Hieronymus_97

I play RotR allways with everybody wants to rule the world song
Especially if I WINNING!

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Xofolez
Xofolez

Cannot wait till this faction is up and running with a campaign to complement it! May I suggest adding some of the tech that the allies in RA2 used into the ESA? french- grand cannon, brits- snipers, germany- heavy tank.

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GrEeNBoY
GrEeNBoY

Only awesome nothing else! :P

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gammerod
gammerod

In 2041 America can't afford snowsuits for their Special Forces.

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fiddlesti5
fiddlesti5

ECA used solar beam.... it's super effective!

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ghobot21
ghobot21

Ion Cannon in c&c general! my new favorite superweapon! sorry scud storm, i will always remember you...

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Drunken_Soviet
Drunken_Soviet

I wonder how much damage it does to buildings?

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CM32
CM32

Europe used SolarBeam!

Its Super Effective!!!

......Like ants under a magnifying glass.... >:D

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Arkanium
Arkanium

Very nice particle effects.

The AoE on the Solaris Beam seems quite small compared to the Nuke, Tremor AGAS and Scud Storm, so presumably it has a lower amount of time before it can fire? Also, the broader solar saturation could be super strong considering that everyone will drop it in the middle of the enemy base every time, as long as it doesn't only damage infantry.

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