Aren't you tired of grinding your whole life, to reach general, and suddenly you only have few AT-s to move over map of Europe?
Do you enjoy RTS and ordering lowly minions what to do? Then this is a system for you.
What is "General system" ?
General system is an idea where, generals will be able to participate in the FPS game, just not in the usual way. They will observe the game from the the map. They will be able to see blue moving dots, representing allies. They can select individual units and give them specific order, or select few/all of them and give them a common order.
Generals will give order to units, order them what classes to take, where to go, what to do. Successful following of orders will grant soldiers EXP and Credits. More orders they follow, the more EXP and Credits they gain. Generals this way will gain third of the EXP infantry do when they follow the orders. (Will be talking about prevention of abuse later)
- Not following orders would result in EXP punishment.
Generals order must be heed, and failing to do so, you will lose 10% of your earned EXP. (1 order) Fulfilling order, will grant you +20% earned EXP in battle, and 2% more Credits per order completed at the end of the battle.
Squad leader orders are 2nd in line. Failing to follow these orders will cost you 3% of your earned EXP. Fulfilling order will grant you +5% earned EXP in battle.
- Generals can also buy upgrades, to increase their influence in battle and some of the classes can help generals in multiple ways.
Recons, can spot enemies, making them red dots on Generals map. For every spot Recons make, they will get EXP.
Recon vehicles will allow you to periodically scan the surroundings in a certain area around the vehicle, marking all enemies that are nearby. Owner of vehicle will get EXP.
Recon planes, can make generals see from it. (third person, can give commands from them.). This will make Recon planes valuable, though not less vunerable.
-Generals can buy many upgrades that will help them increase their influence in battle.
Radio -> Generals orders without a radio take some time to reach their armies. With radios, that is instant. (Orders are received as soon as they are given)
Better map -> More detailed map, you can clearly see all of the objects on it.
Spies -> Buying this upgrade, will allow you to send spies two times per battle, to see what the enemy general is doing and what order he is giving so you can plan accordingly.
Defensive Counterintelligence -> Buying this upgrade will allow you to use counterintelligence two times per match. Activating it at the time, the spy is active, will eliminate that spy.
Offensive Counterintelligence -> Buying this upgrade will allow you to use counterintelligence once per match. Activating it at the time, the spy is active, will make enemy spy become double agent, giving you information about the general that sent it.
Radar -> Allows you to see enemy aerial vehicles on your map. You can mark these enemies for your whole team to see and focus their fire on.
Falsified information -> Buying this upgrade will allow you to use it during enemy spy attack. Using it will give the General random incorrect information about your orders.
Security -> Buying this will allow you to detect enemy spies when they are trying to find information. (Without this, spies are invisible and you have to use CI randomly to hit them)
You can use only 2 upgrades at the same time.
Feel free to add more if something comes to your mind.
How to prevent abuse?
To prevent abuse is really simple. Be it if the General wants his friend to grind, or if he wants to troll the team, there are many ways.
1st - In order to lose/gain rewards, the order must have been given 1 minute and 30 seconds before it was done.
2nd - If the team thinks the generals is not performing good enough, they can vote-kick him from the battle, and possibly replace him with other General. 60% of votes needed to kick him.
3rd - Report to RETO.
I think I would be able to refine the idea even more if I knew how the new token system will work, however since I have limited informations about it, I can't really speak.
Feel free to share your opinions about this.