Welcome nuggets and veterans alike. This section is for Company of Heroes balance discussion and strategy. There are a few guidelines that need to be reiterated and detailed:
Read the forum guidelines on general posting here in the forums. It will save you trouble down the road.
Tag your threads to indicate what category and patch the topic is about. For example, if I were to make a thread about the Volks MP40 being overpowered, the topic would read:
"[1.6 - Axis Balance] Volks MP40 overpowered"
Similiarly, for strategy questions:
"[1.6 - Axis Strategy] Best time to tech to tier 3?"
Experience and Discussable Facts - Balance Only
In order to have meaningful discussion and make meaningful points about balance, you must have some experience in the game. The general metric is wait until you have at least ten games under your belt, and at least three or four games dealing with the specific issue, before you make a thread about balance. Losing a game and ranting about it is not acceptable discussion, and will be locked or deleted without warning.
The second requirement for meaningful discussion is discussable fact. If you believe you have discovered a balance issue, bring fact to the table with three things:
Once everyone has a basis in fact to go on, discussion is possible. Without fact, discussion is not possible, and no one gets anything out of it.
- A Replay. A movie is worth a whole bunch of words, and allows everyone to see what you're talking about.
- Specific, detailed description of the issue, with times, unit names and as much information as possible. example: "A halftrack rush can be pulled off in 10 minutes with a flame engineer and a two-shreck grenadier squad."
- Statistics. Cover and movement play a large role in COH, so these are probably the least valuable of the discussable facts, but they can be important. example: "A Tiger Ace has 1500hp."
Threads about balance that do not contain discussable fact will be locked. If you wish to pursue the issue, PM the mod who locked it with examples of what you wish to bring to the table for discussion, and it will be evalutated.
Spelling & Grammar
In accordance with the forum guidelines, all posts are to be made in legible English. Leet, AOLspeak and abbreviations are not acceptable.
We understand that English may not be everyone's first language, and that not everyone is a Pulitzer award winning author, and so we will not act like English teachers. Some spelling mistakes or grammatical errors are fine, but if it gets to the point where reading a post is a chore, corrective action will be taken.