So there has been a lot of updates to the mod in the last few weeks since the last update. First we've replaced the Explorer truck of uc with a Big Tray. This is cool for a few reasons, first it helps further the graphical separation between GDI and UC. Second the structure will not only deploy and further build out the forces but it also will be the main structure for deploying both defensive structures AND will be the deployment spot for all Special Operations Units.
What are Special Operations Units? SOU units are mostly classified as artillery units or units that are designed to fulfill a special roll in the field. All those units that you read about in the back history of "these units were expensive to mass produce so the Earth Federation only built a few" are probably in this category.
Another interesting change is the fact that defensive structures are going to come with backup. That means you deploy the main weapon and then some defensive units will also deploy based on that type of structure. A basic defensive cannon will come with some commandos for anti-infantry support. That heavy anti-air sam site? How about a few RGC-80's to help protect it from ground attacks? Yea, you get the idea.
Finally we have the current (but never final) Gundam list. There are 2 new Gundams being added to our pool giving us 9 Gundams on the UC side. The new design calls for 3 teirs, each teir having 3 units to choose from. You build a unit from the teir and you get access to different bonus's and features on the units. You can only have 1 gundam from each teir built at a time, but if it dies you can rebuild it or build a different one to go a different direction. This is the new list.
Gundam RX-78-2 / Gundam RX-78-6 Mudrock / Gundam Alex
Gundam GP01 / Gundam GP02 / Gundam GP03
Gundam RX-178-0 Proto / RX-93 Nu Gundam / RX-93-V2 Hi Nu Gundam
Yep, Mudrock and Hi-Nu are back in the game. I will go into detail on what powers you actually get from each unit at a later posting but let me be clear that we are working very hard at making sure that each unit gives a bonus that helps offset other concerns (in other words obviously RX-178-0 Proto isn't as powerful as Hi-Nu Gundam but RX-178-0 will give a bonus that may make it worth it to some players to use depending on your stratagy).
Now for the down side, the only thing that this new design has to remove are the capitol ships that used to drop the units in. It would be nice keep them in but at the moment they just are not needed.
More to come soon, including pics on ModDB.