@imptastic said in [Community Update dev response] The Capture Point game mode needs to be Subjected to exterminatus:
thats and opinion on i dont share. Cruiser clash is way more fun to me. Opinions aside the facts are that take and hold requires a signifigant amount more skill than cruiser clash, given that the fleet sizes are much greater i dont see this pressing need to force even larger micro heavy rosters on average to low skilled players. Back to opinions I not only personally dislike this mode i see it driving away or at the very least intimidating potential players from even attempting to play MP which in the long run means the scene dies that much faster.
I 100% disagree that Cap and Hold requires more skill. It's much easier for your average player that hasn't learned the ins and outs of each faction to focus on builds for Cap and Hold. The difficulty comes in managing a fleet while in combat and how to best utilize your factions to their advantage in combat.
Cap and Hold still leads to a big clash, maybe eventually people will focus on builds for capping points but if they do that then they won't be able to stand up against fleets geared out for combat and you can just sit on the 3 points closest to each other. So you still get a "Cruiser Clash" in Cap and Hold where if it were only Cruiser Clash you would see Eldar hit and run builds become the "go to" once again which means no clash at all.
In the first game, you can deny if you want but it's true, much of what drove people away was the Eldar that didn't allow them to get an actual clash because they would hit and run. So while Cap and Hold may drive away a certain amount of people I see Cruiser Clash(based off current balance of factions) driving away many more once that same Eldar build becomes popular to those who only care about winning.
Eldar hit and run builds destroyed the fun in the first game and would do the same in this one so it's not just an opinion held by me. In Ranked you can't make a "gentleman's agreement" with your opponent, you'll get some people that want to play for fun and others that only care about their win stats.