Search is a mission I have protected a lot in the past. I really like the style and it gives an important variation to the standard objectives in buildings and focal points. Recon and Encroachment does this as well. After some discussion on Hawk’s forum where I am the only one protecting the missions not being the 40k standard ones as Focal points. I fear we are moving into a tournament scene where pitched battle fantasy style is the only thing that will be deemed competitive and objectives that are not focal points will disappear. Look into the last Invasion for instance – demolish buildings (removed from tournament scene), recon encroachmen and search (removed from tournament scene), destroy focal points (removed), heck targets of opportunity (removed from tournament scene).
Though this is a problem among the organizers. And to be true. As long as an TO thinks it is ok in their tournament I should shut up. However, I have a problem with the discussions stating that basically anything not amount a very narrow amount of missions are unbalanced. DZC needs more different objectives in missions – not less. Less means pitched battle fantasy style and we are almost already at the point that buildings that are not completely mirrored to both players are extremely unbalanced to the point that the world will end. The issue I’m having is that by just removing missions and not adding anything we are loosing the part of DZC that is fun and it is just a matter of time until normal objectives in buildings are gone.
So I defend Search, recon and Encroachment with my teeth. I really should stop because I also think “Shut up, Egge! I have heard this all before many many times from you.” And the world will most likely not end. not while there are TO’s doing something different.
But we were talking about Search.
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