There are many reports of people wishing for there to be Paratroopers, i personally support this idea. Devs, grace up with your magic for paratroopers.
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There have been a lot of red herrings thrown out there by various players, forum participants and even moderators in a long-term effort to throw cold water on the repeated requests that a new airborne infantry unit be added to the game. (Requests for the addition of paratroops started almost immediately after the forum was opened, and a new airborne unit arguably remains the single most requested change.) Most of these red herrings are superficial rhetoric about the addition of paratroops destroying / unbalancing / wrecking the game, without a lot of critical analysis. Last week, I took the time to lay out some of the possible unit spec details of a new airborne infantry unit, and how those details could address most if not all of the concerns raised by the naysayers.This is more the post to convince Wise [Odin] to support the Paratroopers.
I already made a statement in the other thread. There are certain problems but also solutions to make it a reality, still it is no simple task. The idea was already discussed here at Bytro, and going forward it will be constantly reevaluated just like other features as well. When the time is right it then may be tackled. Still you should not count on it in the very near future.
You can of course keep discussing this topic and get more support, but I think we should not spread all discussions to multiple threads so that people don't have to repeat themselves.
@freezy, apart from the coding/programming (which is beyond my ken), I would be curious to hear what conceptual issues the staff perceives as being problems. You might do well to, uh, "crowd-source" some of the solutions to those perceived issues, because some of us (moi aussi) have a pretty decent grasp of the historical realities of airborne troops (both parachute and glider infantry) and how a relatively historically accurate in-game version of airborne infantry might address the legitimate concerns of the developers.What the issue with paratroopers so far mate?