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Re: ballista upgrade

Post by Puss_in_Boots » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:39 pm

I think we can also decrease build cost to 8. It makes no sense to me that it is 75% the cost of the catapults resulting in nobody building them in the current state of the game.
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Re: ballista upgrade

Post by Sunrise Samurai » Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:08 am

DoomCarrot wrote:Something that would make these strategically viable:

If catapults are changed so they cannot enter wagons, I think ballista should still be allowed to be transported via wagon. This is historically still accurate, and ballistae were normally not that large. It would also make them much better shock weapons for fast and powerful attacks, while catapults/trebuchets would be mostly limited to defense.
You have a point. There's a huge mechanical difference between a catapult and a ballista. A ballista is literally a giant crossbow, and can be transported far more easily. I've been campaigning in AoF to get catapults and similar units removed from wagons for a while, and this is another good reason for it. Leaving ballista able to use wagons would certainly make it more useful, and force players to build offensive catapults with workers near their enemy.
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Re: ballista upgrade

Post by Stratego (dev) » Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:38 am

i plan to make these things:
1. make this upgrade for ballista
2. make ballista to shoot 2x a turn
3. it will not need ballistics tech, maybe it will only give extra attack to ballista

what do u think?

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Re: ballista upgrade

Post by LordOfAles » Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:43 am

Wouldnt 2x attack result in ballistas being overused?
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Re: ballista upgrade

Post by Stratego (dev) » Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:22 am

i wrote that because i read on aoe that it has double fire rate.
we can ignore the double attack idea if it seems op.

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Post by LordOfAles » Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:50 pm

Agreed,it does sound op,but everything other is fine :)
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Re: ballista upgrade

Post by COOLguy » Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:55 pm

I think that the ballista definitely could use an upgrade.
Stratego (dev) wrote:i plan to make these things:
1. make this upgrade for ballista
2. make ballista to shoot 2x a turn
3. it will not need ballistics tech, maybe it will only give extra attack to ballista

what do u think?
I think this is a good idea. It would keep the purpose of the ballista (ie not make it into a whole new unit)
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Re: ballista upgrade

Post by DoomCarrot » Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:19 am

Yes it is good. Ballistae are supposed to be affordable anti-swarm weapons, although heavy catapults have seemed to far excel in that category. Double attack would make Ballistae just as effective at that if not more so, without making the sheer fire-power of a heavy catapult obsolete.

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Post by Belfry777 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:51 pm

Sounds like the clash royal x bow !! lol
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Re: ballista upgrade

Post by Stratego (dev) » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:26 pm

it is also in, uos 10.
but with awful images.

please someone try making nicer images
- one for the unit
- one for the tech

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Re: ballista upgrade IMPLEMENTED

Post by Puss_in_Boots » Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:17 am

I am assuming these are the one of the 3 extra surprise units.
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Re: ballista upgrade IMPLEMENTED

Post by Stratego (dev) » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:11 am

dunno, i just play the game and see these are underused maybe because of not being able to upgrade.

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Re: ballista upgrade IMPLEMENTED

Post by General Brave » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:30 pm

Nobody use these? Well I do and a upgrade will benefits it.
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Re: ballista upgrade IMPLEMENTED

Post by COOLguy » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:08 pm

Glad this upgrade is finally in the game!
Thanks!
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Re: ballista upgrade IMPLEMENTED

Post by Belfry777 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:17 pm

Me too I can't wait to play with it!
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Re: ballista upgrade IMPLEMENTED

Post by patroid » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:31 am

Hi,
some heavy balista.

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Re: ballista upgrade IMPLEMENTED

Post by makazuwr32 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:42 am

Actually i like this image more than current one.
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Re: ballista upgrade IMPLEMENTED

Post by patroid » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:52 am

Hi,
Should i polish the old balista(i made the old one too but it was pretty early and it has alot of flaws)

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btw here some tech item. it looks more like a Crossbow though.
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Re: ballista upgrade IMPLEMENTED

Post by COOLguy » Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:57 pm

Awesome patroid!
Thanks!
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Re: ballista upgrade IMPLEMENTED

Post by Belfry777 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:17 pm

patroid wrote:Hi,
Should i polish the old balista(i made the old one too but it was pretty early and it has alot of flaws)

patroid

btw here some tech item. it looks more like a Crossbow though.
I like it! But it's kinda 2D,
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Re: ballista upgrade IMPLEMENTED

Post by godOfKings » Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:38 pm

Its just icon for the tech, it doesn't need to b so fancy or 3D
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Re: ballista upgrade IMPLEMENTED

Post by Belfry777 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:17 pm

Ohhhhh, I thought it was for a different image for the balista.
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Re: ballista upgrade IMPLEMENTED

Post by Stratego (dev) » Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:33 pm

new images are in - thanks!

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