Hallucination: As it stands, it's not very reliable, and a few bullets will kill the 'Ghost' alien often making it a very weak meatshield. Sure there are times when it works. But how often does it?
Suggestion #1: give all Hallucinations 'Attack' animations (Default primary attack, Bite, Slash, Spike?, gore, spit). They will deal no damage mind you, But if you suddenly see three Oni rush into a room and start 'Attacking' the power node, more often than not Marines will beacon, and they will find out it was only a hallucination and have to rush back to whatever they were doing.
What if you had 2 fake Oni and 1 real one? They might simply think it's three hallucinations only to find out that one is real and they're in serious trouble.
Of course you'd need the "Structure under attack" alert to play for the marine commander when the hallucinations attack, but they could check the structures HP when clicking on it to see if it's taking damage. And even if they realize it's fake, you just made the marine commander take precious time from assisting his marines to check on something that is pretty much a ghost.
This will make them much more useful, without any drastic changes being made.
PS: I was considering mentioning that when Hallucinations attack, they deal 'Fake' damage that only the commander would see, But then that could get way too confusing for Marine Commanders, and possibly make the Ability overpowered. So meh.
Suggestion #2: When a hallucination is created, the Alien commander can 'Jump' into it and control it using the skills it'd normally have, However the skills would just be for show and obviously not deal any damage. This would add to the illusion that the alien is actually real since a real player would actually be controlling it.
Mind you it'd have to have any easy 'Log off' button for the commander to immediately return to commander mode. (E would seem to work fine?)
So community. Thoughts? Would any of these be horrible ideas? Are some of these ideas already planned just not coded in yet? Would they benefit NS2 in a positive way?