Anarchy Game Mode: Map Cycle
So, there's Anarchy, and it's Wave after Wave on the same map. Granted it's fun, at first at least, and then you get better and it's even more fun for a while. But after wave 25, is it really still grabbing you by the throat like it used to? Or am I just suffering from ADD (that's Attention Deficit Disorder, in case you were wondering...)?
To counter any and all symptoms of melancholy monotony, I will boldly suggest a new game mode for Anarchy: Operation Anarchy (working title).
Here's how it will go:
You get four people. You start on one map. And after a certain amount of waves... (wait for it): The map changes.
The last wave of each map will feature some kind of boss battle, whether it's the giant mutated fly trap from the campaign supported by Nom-controlled Skull-drones or the Big Bad Burnout supported by Baby Bad Burnouts.
Between each map, there is a break of 90 seconds, allowing you to choose your loadout, buy ammo, take a leak into your Final Echo suit filtration systems.
Each map will be a little more challenging than the last.
Until the end, and you finally clean out your part of the planet like Operation Anarchy was supposed to do.
There will be two game options:
Number one, think of it as a Playlist. In a Private Game, you and your invited friends play on a predetermined list of maps, with the maps and waves per map being set by the host. Maybe get all crazy, and even make the kind of enemies you'll be facing adjustable. Just, you know, for fun.
Number two, think of it as a Challenge. Like, Echo Challenge. A set order of maps, a set number of waves per map, a set difficulty, with set enemies and set-piece battles. Why is everything set? So we can have leaderboards. See how Team Epic measures up to Team Wart-Dicks. Don't we all want to see that?
The pieces are already in place. Well, most of them, anyway. And I know, Anarchy is great, but will it still be that great in 9 months, battling wave after wave on the same map? Will automated Map Cycling not break up the monotony just enough to stop "boring" from ever entering the equation? Not to mention the endless competition?
I sure would think it possible...