My suggestions: - Children -
Idea is original, but in gameplay terms it won't work. Think of it. We've got immortal unit... Which can't attack. What's reason behind such unit?
UPR is going to hide their soldiers behind wall of poor children, and Iron Fist soldiers of course are not going to shoot them - and this is SOO uncowardly. Hell, MONSTERS will not try kill those children, which makes less sense. I think putting ANY kind of children in the game other than NPCs in cutscenes, or "hostages" in some missions is bad idea. Blueknight, you've got some luck to create controversial content. Child shield.
(Just joking, but this idea just won't work. And I know that UPR is only basic sketch now.)
Jokes aside, I strongly advise to replace them with some "Youth" unit, you know, young adults. That's pretty popular convention for lev0s. - Iron Fist -
But seriously - are you planning to give them some melee units? Because those electric swords seem to be pretty awesome idea anyway or unless their troops will be rather universal, (with Riflemen still concentrating on ranged though) and lack of good melee will be their weakness (so, good armor, good HP, strong ranged power, weak melee? This makes sense. And cool faction.)OT: Picture this. Alliance of UPR and Iron Fist. MiniGunner standing next to Elite Bandolier. Carnage. - Tribal Gunner
- minor thing - I had idea of Gunner being quite powerful, but, since Tribal tech can't supply them with upgrades, being levelup "dead end", when Sniper would evolve to lev3. But this version :
-works out well too;
-and gives us savage with minigun ;
So I'm not complaining.
And last one: - Leaders -
why factions have specific unique leader units? Seems more like campaign material. But if you meant unique units that can be chosen only as leader of the faction before the match, then it seems cool. I'm not sure about that "specific person" thing. First, their "Unit Names" are going to be derived from player's nick anyway. Second, there may be more than one such leader in game (few players using the same faction)*. Well, unless it is supposed to be local military terminology. Then it's okay.*-But, if this could be somehow stopped, then ability to choose from predefined leaders would be awesome... But seems lot of WML work.