Firstly, I am an old Homeworld Player from 15 years ago. Relatively active in the community in Homeworld 1. I even modded the RelicNews clanforums for a time.Needless to say my community involvement was fairly high in the old days…
I am absolutely delighted with the fact the game is back and have had great enjoyment in both Single Player and Multiplayer. It lets me relive my youth. So thank you Gearbox.
However, there are a two key issues that need addressing.
Its been said before countless times, Homeworld needs a lobby. Back in 1999-2003 the lobby is what kept Homeworld alive and interesting. The fact you could talk to both friends and rivals without the need of Steam or Teamspeak or even IRC (Who remembers that from the old days). Bring it back guys please. I implore you to work out the coding and help fix this.
The elephant in the room - Homeworld 1 and Homeworld 2 matches/ Hybrid multiplayer
This isn’t working yet I appreciate (15 year old code that has been stuck together with sticky tape). But this is what needs to be fixed and maybe some hopeful ideas to help you guys understand some of the grumbles out there.
Repair Corvettes/Support Frigates
These do not work. Countless times I have attempted to do the original Corv Walls in Homeworld one (A viable tactic I might add). Unfortunately my support frigates and rep corvettes follow around like lost children. The repair function does not seem to work correctly to the original mechanics of either HW1 or HW2.
The Hmeworld HUD was good and the Homeworld 2 HUD was good but by god THAT sidebar jesus. At least get the function right to scale it properly.
Total imbalance of HW1/HW2 units
Hybrids don’t really work.
Thanks for your time.