Posted 14 June 2012 - 12:00 PM
Question: I was curious if the commander will have actual control over the minions as far as attack commands and placement (I do recall reading they can be assigned to the champions but it didn't seem very specific on other kinds of assignment).
Answer: "To answer this question we have to first identify what a “minion” is. In Sins of a Dark Age there are different kinds of minions – Wave Minions, Commander Minions and Hero Minions.
Wave minions are the autonomous chaff that spawn regularly from specified points on the map and follow specified paths to attack the enemy. The Commander has no control over these units however he does options to upgrade, buff and change the composition of these waves. Commander Minions are spawned by the Commander at one of several valid locations on the map. Once they are spawned, the Commander can bandbox them and control them directly with such commands as attack, move and follow. The follow command is special in that if they are told to follow a Hero they will automatically behave intelligently with that Hero instead of just blindly following him and ignoring everything else going on. This has also been described as “attaching” units to the Hero.
Hero Minions are only available to special Heroes. This Hero has a limited set of controls over these units such as move and attack. He can also set the default behavior of these units such as Defensive, Passive and Aggressive."
Good question! Continue the discussion below, what do you think of the 3 forms of minions?