I received an email the other day from someone who wanted to know what was taking so long on the mod when it comes to adding UC back in and putting SEED and AW back in. While I get these kinds of emails all the time I felt it was important to explain the difference between UC and AW.
UC Powers and Design Overview
UC has 3 sources of income.
- The Tiberium Rig
- The Refinery
- The Resource Resupply Dropoff
UC has access to many different normal suits that evolve in their rolls as the game go's on.
UC has very few production line Gundams to build.
UC uses 2 kinds of powers. Gundam Reinforment powers where they call in unique powerful Gundams to help support their lines and Defcon Powers. A Defcon power is tied to the Defcon that the UC force is currently at to give additional bonus's and abilities. This places UC inbetween GDI and NOD in terms of powers and abilities.
UC has access to many different defensive structures that gain experience and evolve as they are used.
UC has access to many different structures making them very reliant on space.
AW Powers and Design Overview
AW has 2 different sources of income
- Resource Drop Off
AW has access to only a few mass production mobile suits who fill very generic rolls.
AW has access to many Production level Gundam class mobile suits.
AW has unique land bases for super heavy support.
AW has very few defensive structures to build. They do not gain experience as they are used.
AW has very few structures to build, allowing for very small bases to be very effective.
AW's powers revolve around Newtype powers and abilites seen in the show. This can range from a massive "EMP" blast that shuts all ground units down on the map to the DOME system.
So as you can see, the difference between UC and AW will be more than just different units. We plan for UC to be a force that flex's and flows, with units that change rolls as time go's on and evolves as time go's on. AW will be a very straight up army with powers that have massive effects and powerful units who also can not deal well with loss's. For example, if you kill a squad of 6 UC Gm's it will not be the end of the world for UC. However, this same loss of a few Gundam Leopards will be a heavier loss as the AW forces will be their main line of defense.
As always, feel free to ask any questions you wish.