So its random at the start of each new match which team has what resoruces and holds X parts of system space and surface assets.
How will the start up of each game go, will orders have to be given to players from the game or a player commander? on how to deploy. Some protecting, some attacking mining and cargo ship lanes and on surface of planets and moons. Gas giant and Asteroid bases as well?
How will we all 'know' we must work as a team. Apart from losing through being disorganised. This part is a hard thing to pull together for online gaming with players who might not know each other. And running/flying around as lone wolf pilots, not being part of the team match.
How will players communicate all this at the start of a match. Will there be in-game VOIP comms and text chat ? Will there be lots of official Discord rooms to use, auto assigned to each match - i.e. with a commanders channel to issue orders to small groups or leader of small groups. Or same but with teamspeak?
I'm guessing by game launch Discord will be the thing of choice for VOIP.
Will the game have a few different text chat languages at launch, or will this be just English to start with. Maybe different language Discord rooms available for games created in non English speakers.
I would really like to use VOIP for I:B matches (English speaking). And also would love to see a 'radio' effects plugin for Discord emerge soon, now they have released the plugin API.
To add to that 'Battlestar Galactica' viper to battlestar comms radio effects vibe we heard in the re-imagined 2004 TV show. (ring modulation and single sideband radio effects)
Sort of like this example here (most likely done with crosstalk teamspk plugin)
- I like to use the teamspeak plugin called Crosstalk to add in radio effects to everyone's voice (not my own), with a little work can give you BSG radio effects. (ring modulation and single sideband radio voice effects)
But a Discord plugin that does the same, maybe more...would be real cool to have.
And have been trying to get the developer to take a look at doing the same for Discord. The Discord devs told me it would be possible now they released the plugin api.... but the Crosstalk dev is not 'yet' keen to look at this. I continue to lobby him.
Main Crosstalk (and Beta) plugin on Github *always install from github for latest version.