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6 years ago
"balance" makes no sense because what army would realize their hardware is working too well and weaken it?

In warfare, the arms race causes one side to develop "OP" weaponry and enjoys it for some time until the other side develops a counter. Units should follow the same rules as commander upgrades and let the best configuration win.

Why wont the robots put superior hovercraft weapons on light vehicles?
Why not give thugs a heavy machine gun?
Why do they use weak nano builders on their air constructors?
Why doesnt the glaive try using the bandit's longer range weapon?
Why doesnt the warrior fire both weapons at once?
Who's idea was it to give the sharpshooter such slow locomotors?
Why not put the outlaw's weapon on a sumo? or a panther?
Why not a stilleto lightning gun for the black dawn?
Shouldnt the firewalker have jumpjets?
Why not give venoms jumpjets?
Why not surfboard jumpjets?
Stealth lichos?
Shielded pillagers?
Chainsaw sumos?
Wolverines that shoot scuttles?

The armys we control do not think of good ways to kill the enemy, they just follow some sort of strange religion. The Church of Balancing.

is illogical.

Let us design our own kill machines.
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> Why do they use weak nano builders on their air constructors?
nano builder is very heavy. They can't fly with more powerful nano builder.

> Who's idea was it to give the sharpshooter such slow locomotors?
They must be like a spy. Other motors is not silent.

> Shouldnt the firewalker have jumpjets?
I think It will crash. Firewalker look so fragile.

> Chainsaw sumos?
Lol what?
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>Why wont the robots put superior hovercraft weapons on light vehicles?
Weight issues perhaps?

>Why not give thugs a heavy machine gun?
Assuming it's a plasma machine gun it may create too much interference with shield technology

>Why doesnt the glaive try using the bandit's longer range weapon?
Maybe he likes a higher damage gun

>Why doesnt the warrior fire both weapons at once?
Keep up saturation fire as the would doubtlessly overheat

>Why not put the outlaw's weapon on a sumo? or a panther?
Either A) the weapon would bounce around in the sumo like sound in a glass house or B) too heavy

>Why not a stilleto lightning gun for the black dawn?
As awesome as that would be it would drain too much power from the engines

>Why not give venoms jumpjets?
Difficult to attach to articulated legs whilst still allowing it to control flight

>Why not surfboard jumpjets?
No point really, but generally firing thrusters into water is not as effective as ground.

>Stealth lichos?
Freaking awesome but the stealth tech would take away from armor or carrying capacity

>Shielded pillagers?
Would make it power intensive which isn't desired for artillery

>Chainsaw sumos?
"It's just, I have a big head and little arms; I'm just not sure how well this plan was thought out"

>Wolverines that shoot scuttles?
Sounds expensive and like it would break the wolverine's cannon through recoil.

As to the main argument, I think that designing our own units would just make things a mess as everyone has to deal with so many units that there will essentially be no clear cut counter system.
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6 years ago
Why don't we have a robot that turns into a plane?
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6 years ago
No.
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6 years ago
quote:
Why don't we have a robot that turns into a plane?

quote:
No.

LOL
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6 years ago
That was directed to the whole thread.
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6 years ago
Because it's a freaking game...
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6 years ago
KingRaptor
2 hours ago
Why don't we have a robot that turns into a plane?


KingRaptor i am with you.....i tried so many times to tall to the staff to make commanders transform in different special units
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6 years ago
:D macross!
imo that would be fucking awsome
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6 years ago
why do kardashev II robots even engage in ground combat at all?
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6 years ago
If you wish to make a game that includes the ability to customize unit stats with tradeoffs, by all means, go ahead.

I might even play it! (honestly, it does sound possible to play)
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{redacted}
Why don't robots design a completely free 100000 hp Flea that launches ten nukes a second?

Because they were programmed not to! Hurr durr.
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6 years ago
the tanks and robots are not superefficient because they are child toys to cash in on a popular TV series.
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6 years ago
+1 for free flea nukes
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6 years ago
+1 for flea nukes


i would like also robots ehich can turn into planes. i would name them "insects". they are like spiders but can fly, but for this they need some energy(like cloak). also cool would be planes which can "fly" underwater like superspeed-subs.

i would help to program this if someone helps me with this.
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FIrankFFC
6 years ago
and u think it would come to game?
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6 years ago
Are you trying to mix Warzone 2100 and Spring/TA? In Warzone 2100 you can customize your units. It's also OS and quite nice btw: http://wz2100.net/
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{redacted}
6 years ago
You can't make Nuke-Fleas there. Curse them! :[
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6 years ago
Dang. Someone beat me to the flea-nukes.

This is a game, not warfare. There are no resources but arbitrary ones. If the game wasn't "balanced" it would be boring as you'd only spam one [unit] and see who'd make more [unit] faster.

Upgrades for units would be cool, but Spring engine makes this difficult for general units.
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