You pick infantry -> You are better in melee but can't use bows properly
You pick archer -> You can shoot people from a distance but aren't as good in melee
You're saying everyone should be archers who can also ride on horses and fight in melee like a dedicated melee warrior? And since the stats would be the same, everyone would have to go archer with some heavy armor so they wouldn't be at a disadvantage at any point. Hell, even Warband had a class system.
Everyone being able to do everything will just end up with everyone picking the same single best loadout every time.
what is wrong with everyone picking the best loadout?
there is nothing wrong with people all going archer if they want,
having the gold system will lead to people not wasting the extra gold on bows and spending it on armor, weapons or mounts(given armor realistically deflects arrows)
even if gold wasnt an issue people would naturally choose other methods of playing based in their preferences;
yes archers are meta right now bc armor doesnt work, but to put penalties and restrictions on player playstyle choices are not the answer
giving players freedom to pick whatever role they want on the battlefield is the best decision
Yes let's just equalize everything so there exists a best strat which will become the only strat.
if that strat is fun for every to play why not?
i think you are assuming that the best strat is something that isnt fun for everyone to play,
like i guess without restrictions i would use 3 pilas a shield and on the fastest horse,
i can see how you might fear this would be annoying to play against and that everyone would just exploit the most seemingly unfair tactic
but i think that could be negated by debuffs to whatever that might be, for example that i came up with, greater range inaccuracy for mounted combat
i think you should be open to the idea and try it before assuming it will be awful
thank you for responding
Pls no equalizing. Each player should be able to select their wished uniqe ability combination (within different ratios) & their own perks/role equipments..
This makes field enriched. This increases cooperstion. This makes meaninful-balances easy. And, mode consept-rules are enough for a fun gameplay. Dont make all similar. Dont want it casual. Dont limit any part of customization.
i dont think that is a good idea,
i dont want to say i am good at the game but i do get outnumbered alot
and in those situations i have to fight a combination of cav inf and archers
if i was anything but inf i would be too slow and i would be overrun due to my lack of speed,
so i am restricted to only playing inf when outnumbered,
so when a cav or an archer plays against me i cannot ride a horse or shoot a bow with as much accuracy as my opponents,
i do not think that is fair or enjoyable
cooperation is a good idea but in my experience you should not be crippled to one role especially if your team is unable to support you/dead