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Reinforcements should be ARCs, not Commandos

Yeah, the signs all point towards Republic Commandos. And they're popular, lots of Delta Squad fanboys from the old game (which was great). I just really think it shouldn't be Republic Commandos -- it should be ARC Troopers.

First of all, Republic Commandos didn't fight in Frontline battles alongside regular troopers.

Second, they were too rare to have 2-5 of them in every battle. There were what, 1000 Republic Commandos in the whole army? Maybe a few thousand? In an army of millions or billions.

Finally, they were too elite and powerful. They've got to be at least on the level of Han and Leia and other blaster heroes. I'd love to see a generic Republic Commando hero at some point, with like ten different skins available. But not as an Enforcer.

ARC Troopers were known to fight in Frontline battles alongside regular troops fairly often. They were uncommon, but not super rare, with one or two thousand in every Legion, often more. And their power level was closer to that of an Enforcer or other reinforcement.

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  • Reinforcements should be Magnaguards, Senate guards, Royal guards, rebel honor guards, pratorean guards and resistance honor guards
  • The super diesel hulk-like commandos would look so ridiculously out of place alongside the current troopahs. I really hope they are not added. Republic Commando was a fun game and fine in its own space and should definitely stay there.
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  • Alex64
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    Reinforcements should be Ewoks on endor.
  • Reinforcements should be Magnaguards, Senate guards, Royal guards, rebel honor guards, pratorean guards and resistance honor guards

    Uh... Z-6 Riot Batons over the Praetorians my guy.

    Melee class, definitely needed regardless.
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  • Piscettios wrote: »
    Reinforcements should be Magnaguards, Senate guards, Royal guards, rebel honor guards, pratorean guards and resistance honor guards

    Uh... Z-6 Riot Batons over the Praetorians my guy.

    Melee class, definitely needed regardless.

    I had forgotten of the elite troops my liege, forgive me.

    Either way, another blaster reinforcement would be pointless, it HAS to be a melee based one or it won't add any value to the game.
  • JackTHorn
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    edited February 16
    Reinforcements should be Magnaguards, Senate guards, Royal guards, rebel honor guards, pratorean guards and resistance honor guards
    Sure, in an ideal world, "two new reinforcements" would mean a new Sentinel reinforcement class (with all the melee types you describe), and a new Recon reinforcement class (with BX Commando Droids, ARC Troopers, Imperial Storm Commandos, Rebel Infiltrators, FO Commandos, and Resistance Infiltrators). And as a bonus, they'd replace the Wookiee with an ARC Heavy Gunner everywhere but Kashyyyk.

    But that's not the world we live in.

    My guess: Republic Commando (or maybe a Baton Clone Trooper) replaces the Wookiee, and Separatists get a Spider Droid.

    But it SHOULD be an ARC Trooper.
  • Piscettios wrote: »
    The super diesel hulk-like commandos would look so ridiculously out of place alongside the current troopers. I really hope they are not added. Republic Commando was a fun game and fine in its own space and should definitely stay there.
    Agreed. Totally different kind of game. Totally different kind of unit.
  • JackTHorn wrote: »
    Reinforcements should be Magnaguards, Senate guards, Royal guards, rebel honor guards, pratorean guards and resistance honor guards
    Sure, in an ideal world, "two new reinforcements" would mean a new Sentinel reinforcement class (with all the melee types you describe), and a new Recon reinforcement class (with BX Commando Droids, ARC Troopers, Imperial Storm Commandos, Rebel Infiltrators, FO Commandos, and Resistance Infiltrators). And as a bonus, they'd replace the Wookiee with an ARC Heavy Gunner everywhere but Kashyyyk.

    But that's not the world we live in.

    My guess: Republic Commando replaces the Wookiee, and Separatists get a Spider Droid.

    My guess is ARC troopers(they’ve hinted at dual wield ‘tech’) and commando droids.

    What I’m wondering is why they have to play the shadowy game. They’ve obviously been green lit to work on them. Why not just come out and say what the two are?? 🤦🏻‍♂️
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  • JackTHorn wrote: »
    Reinforcements should be Magnaguards, Senate guards, Royal guards, rebel honor guards, pratorean guards and resistance honor guards
    Sure, in an ideal world, "two new reinforcements" would mean a new Sentinel reinforcement class (with all the melee types you describe), and a new Recon reinforcement class (with BX Commando Droids, ARC Troopers, Imperial Storm Commandos, Rebel Infiltrators, FO Commandos, and Resistance Infiltrators). And as a bonus, they'd replace the Wookiee with an ARC Heavy Gunner everywhere but Kashyyyk.

    But that's not the world we live in.

    My guess: Republic Commando (or maybe a Baton Clone Trooper) replaces the Wookiee, and Separatists get a Spider Droid.

    But it SHOULD be an ARC Trooper.

    I just stated what I think it 'should' have been, not what I expect haha

    I fully expect it to be Commando droids and Commando clowns so I'm not even getting my hopes up for the melee class... I'm tired of being disappointed.
  • Piscettios wrote: »
    JackTHorn wrote: »
    Reinforcements should be Magnaguards, Senate guards, Royal guards, rebel honor guards, pratorean guards and resistance honor guards
    Sure, in an ideal world, "two new reinforcements" would mean a new Sentinel reinforcement class (with all the melee types you describe), and a new Recon reinforcement class (with BX Commando Droids, ARC Troopers, Imperial Storm Commandos, Rebel Infiltrators, FO Commandos, and Resistance Infiltrators). And as a bonus, they'd replace the Wookiee with an ARC Heavy Gunner everywhere but Kashyyyk.

    But that's not the world we live in.

    My guess: Republic Commando (or maybe a Baton Clone Trooper) replaces the Wookiee, and Separatists get a Spider Droid.
    My guess is ARC Troopers (they’ve hinted at dual wield ‘tech’) and commando droids.
    That would be great. One lives in hope. But for the BX Commando Droids, what would they do, replace the B2s? I doubt it.

    Though maybe... if they made the Droid Heavy a B2, and made the Droid Enforcer a BX Commando... *drools*

    Piscettios wrote: »
    What I’m wondering is why they have to play the shadowy game. They’ve obviously been green lit to work on them. Why not just come out and say what the two are???
    Right??

    JackTHorn wrote: »
    Reinforcements should be Magnaguards, Senate guards, Royal guards, rebel honor guards, pratorean guards and resistance honor guards
    Sure, in an ideal world, "two new reinforcements" would mean a new Sentinel reinforcement class (with all the melee types you describe), and a new Recon reinforcement class (with BX Commando Droids, ARC Troopers, Imperial Storm Commandos, Rebel Infiltrators, FO Commandos, and Resistance Infiltrators). And as a bonus, they'd replace the Wookiee with an ARC Heavy Gunner everywhere but Kashyyyk.

    But that's not the world we live in.

    My guess: Republic Commando (or maybe a Baton Clone Trooper) replaces the Wookiee, and Separatists get a Spider Droid.

    But it SHOULD be an ARC Trooper.
    I just stated what I think it 'should' have been, not what I expect haha
    Fair enough. :lol:

    I fully expect it to be Commando droids and Commando clowns so I'm not even getting my hopes up for the melee class... I'm tired of being disappointed.
    I know what you mean.
  • JediPacoElFlaco
    1073 posts Member
    edited February 16
    I want both reinforcements: ARC troopers & Republic commandos.

    For the federation: Droidekas, droid commandos and Geonosians(only Geonosis).

    I would be happy.

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  • Admiral_Xen
    2727 posts Member
    edited February 16
    I'm ambivalent towards RC's because though they were awesome in old canon, they're a relic of a more mature, darker, and more interesting portrayal of the CW era that has long since been dispensed with.

    Imagine Sev's gallows juxtaposed to goofy good luck turret comic relief gag robots, alongside for muh brothas happy go lucky clowns from a children's show and (god forbid) snippy teenage mary sue heroes that are probably on the way.

    No. Republic Commando was great. Don't ruin that by trying to shoehorn them into the current (bad) CW era lore.
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  • Trust Cerberus to bring a sword to a gunfight. I disagree about melee reinforcements.
  • I like the sentiment of having them be heroes and with 10 different skins, that'd be sweet. But there are so many other heroes we need, that would be far down on the list. So as ideal as a hero would be, I'd be fine with them as reinforcements. Haven't seen Commandos since 2004. I love that game and their aesthetic, so I really hope they do make a return, in any fashion. I don't find arc troopers anywhere near as exciting. Sorry Fives fanboys, but my vote goes for Scorch, Sevs, 40, and Boss!
  • Lagodaki
    912 posts Member
    edited February 16
    I know exactly what the Republic needs, more Wookiee's!
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  • ARCs were leaked a while ago, pretty sure they were always more likely
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  • I would also personally prefer ARC troopers, but clone commandos have a more distinctive appearance. ARC troopers might look too similar to normal clone troopers. Especially with the upcoming clone officer appearances and other potential clone appearances.
  • if you're looking for accuracy, why are there wookies all across the galaxy? Also, since when did Palp fight on the frontline?
  • Piscettios wrote: »
    The super diesel hulk-like commandos would look so ridiculously out of place alongside the current troopahs. I really hope they are not added. Republic Commando was a fun game and fine in its own space and should definitely stay there.

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  • Piscettios wrote: »
    Reinforcements should be Magnaguards, Senate guards, Royal guards, rebel honor guards, pratorean guards and resistance honor guards

    Uh... Z-6 Riot Batons over the Praetorians my guy.

    Melee class, definitely needed regardless.

    The armor should definitely be the same regardless of weapon.
  • Piscettios wrote: »
    Reinforcements should be Magnaguards, Senate guards, Royal guards, rebel honor guards, pratorean guards and resistance honor guards

    Uh... Z-6 Riot Batons over the Praetorians my guy.

    Melee class, definitely needed regardless.

    The armor should definitely be the same regardless of weapon.

    I meant this fella as a reinforcement instead of the knock off royal guards. 👌🏻

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    I agree with..

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    This is also acceptable. Lol
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  • They can be enforcers, they should just be more expensive than the wookies and at a relevant power level.
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  • How about ARC Troopers, but with RC skins at max Enforcer rank?
  • tommytom64 wrote: »
    I would also personally prefer ARC troopers, but clone commandos have a more distinctive appearance. ARC troopers might look too similar to normal clone troopers. Especially with the upcoming clone officer appearances and other potential clone appearances.
    True, but if they did the changes right, they could maintain distinction.

    Step 1: Remove the pauldrons from the clone Specialist and the Heavy, give them to officers. The small pauldron from Heavy as default, but upgradeable to the large one from Specialist.

    Step 2: Give the Specialist a kama, but make it a short tan one.

    Step 3: Give the ARC a double pauldron, a long black kama, a chest-ammo pack like the Heavy Stormtroopers currently have, a shade visor, a rangefinder, and a satchel.

    The double-pauldron is different enough from even the large pauldron that it would be distinct. And it would have blue Lieutenant markings, like the rest of the ARC armor, that would distinguish it too. Double pauldron, satchel, long kama, rangefinder, even the silhouette should be pretty unique.
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