MCE Will Continue to Improve
Aeon may have more plates than room in the kitchen, but that doesn’t mean things aren’t getting done. Quite to the contrary, improvements to MCE are squeezed in between updates (there are a lot of those!) and new products (the latest is the KA-26). Already there are plans to makeover the MCE GUI, and remove the extras (body armor, medi kits, laser sighting, and so on) and make them wearable. This should free up space for weapons and ammo…
OLDs / Undine MCE Combat Space Will See Greater Complexity
Something long desired by fans of OLDs is greater complexity with the landscape and objectives, and Aeon’s once again got our backs on this. Several features will change gameplay and make combat more mission oriented and fun.
One large feature is supply dropping, which will presumably be integrated into the large fleet of Amok vehicles and allow for combat support roleplay and extend the range of missions. Supply drops will work well with forward bases, which are also planned to be spawns for the combatant that wants a quick drop into combat. It hasn’t been said, but these changes indicate that we could see more secure airfield bases (like NAS Undine and its SSR counterpart) that are bases of operation, with the sims in between being the primary areas of combat. Capture the flag areas will continue and may be expanded to give a sense of dominance by factions.
In the long term plans for OLDs is a remake of the landscape, utilizing more mesh and changing areas for greater combat opportunity. Very little has been said about this, but there is an open call for mesh builders and it is likely that the popular urban areas will get a remake.
Fans have thrown a lot of ideas into chats, including tunnels and infantry-centric areas, though what will come is hard to predict.
AMOK Dynamics New Products
With the recent release of the KA-26 Hoodlum for AvA, fans of Amok are clamoring for new products, and Aeon’s got a number in the works. The list of products in some stage of development is:
– A-10 Thunderbolt II
– C 130 Family
– Marder IFV/ Roland on Marder chassis
– Tor M1 SAM system
This list could be a lot longer, but these are the most recent admissions by the mastermind of Amok, Aeon Voom. In previous talks Aeon has mentioned submarines and boats, the Huey, and a number of other vehicles, yet those may just be works on the hard drive. As details come in we’ll share them with you, and feel free to add comments for your hopes and news. OLDS can be found at the links at right.