Since AC:I won't be out for a while, and may be terrible anyway, I thought us PS3 people who can't play AC6 might like to do an online event. Obviously our choices for game are limited by not having AC6 available, to probably either ACAH or HAWX.
I think the clear choice between the two is HAWX, as it has both a proper team-deathmatch, and much more AC-like gameplay than AH. Though I suppose a heavily-houseruled AH might work, if there was significant demand.
Now before you start complaining about HAWX, we would be playing it without the lame stuff.
To avoid planes that take a million hits to kill, resulting in a ton of kill stealing and such, weapons would be set to 'hardcore' mode. In 'hardcore', 2 basic missiles or one XMAA kills most aircraft, aside from stuff like A-10s that have about half a basic missile worth of bonus armor, which I believe SAAMs will still kill in 1 hit on that mode. Alternatively we could use 'realistic' mode, where even a basic missile kills in 1 hit, but ammo is very limited to just a pair of basic missiles, 4 XMAAs, etc., and it usually just degrades into a gunfight very quickly.
Off-mode would be disabled, so no more spastic MiG-21s and such that can out-turn stuff like F-22s.
All-Aspects and Rocket Pods would be disallowed, and if you happen to choose a loadout that has either or both of them, you're just not allowed to use them, which is enforceable due to everyone being able to see what kind of weapon kills anyone.
Support units would probably be allowed, but perhaps only every other match, or perhaps less often if lots of EMPs started popping.
Obviously there are still bugs in the game, but all the other really annoying parts of the game would be taken out.
Anyone interested please post here, so we can get a general idea of how many of us there might be, and with any comments you might have. Also please state which of the two games you have a copy of(though both can be bought on PSN now(Both for $20 each), or otherwise gotten pretty cheap at this point).
Possible house rules for making AH as much like classic AC are as follows:
Probably Capital Conquest, but maybe that zone-control mode(forgot the name) instead or in addition.
DFM and ASM completely banned(not doable with game settings, aside from setting game mode to 'fighters only' to disable ASM, would have to be honor system)
Everyone would most likely need to use the skill that makes missiles target better, so they're not completely useless with DFM disabled. All other skills might be banned, or at least the DLC ones.(again, needs to be on the honor system)
Guns are kinda useless without DFM, unfortunately, but they're not worth including DFM just to get them back.
Paint Schemes that include bonuses would be banned as well(can be done with patch-level restriction, iirc, though that would exclude most if not all DLC planes)
Edited by Durandal7, 07 August 2013 - 03:45 PM.