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Re: ballista upgrade

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:39 pm
by Puss_in_Boots
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.

Re: ballista upgrade

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:08 am
by Sunrise Samurai
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.

Re: ballista upgrade

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:38 am
by Stratego (dev)
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?

Re: ballista upgrade

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:43 am
by LordOfAles
Wouldnt 2x attack result in ballistas being overused?

Re: ballista upgrade

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:22 am
by Stratego (dev)
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.

Re: ballista upgrade

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:50 pm
by LordOfAles
Agreed,it does sound op,but everything other is fine :)

Re: ballista upgrade

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:55 pm
by COOLguy
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)

Re: ballista upgrade

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:19 am
by DoomCarrot
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.

+1

Re: Repeating Ballista

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:51 pm
by Belfry777
Sounds like the clash royal x bow !! lol

Re: ballista upgrade

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:26 pm
by Stratego (dev)
it is also in, uos 10.
but with awful images.

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

thanks!

Re: ballista upgrade IMPLEMENTED

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:17 am
by Puss_in_Boots
I am assuming these are the one of the 3 extra surprise units.

Re: ballista upgrade IMPLEMENTED

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:11 am
by Stratego (dev)
dunno, i just play the game and see these are underused maybe because of not being able to upgrade.

Re: ballista upgrade IMPLEMENTED

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:30 pm
by General Brave
Nobody use these? Well I do and a upgrade will benefits it.

Re: ballista upgrade IMPLEMENTED

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:08 pm
by COOLguy
Glad this upgrade is finally in the game!

Re: ballista upgrade IMPLEMENTED

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:17 pm
by Belfry777
Me too I can't wait to play with it!

Re: ballista upgrade IMPLEMENTED

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:31 am
by patroid
Hi,
some heavy balista.

patroid

Re: ballista upgrade IMPLEMENTED

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:42 am
by makazuwr32
Actually i like this image more than current one.

Re: ballista upgrade IMPLEMENTED

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:52 am
by patroid
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.

Re: ballista upgrade IMPLEMENTED

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:57 pm
by COOLguy
Awesome patroid!

Re: ballista upgrade IMPLEMENTED

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:17 pm
by Belfry777
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,

Re: ballista upgrade IMPLEMENTED

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:38 pm
by godOfKings
Its just icon for the tech, it doesn't need to b so fancy or 3D

Re: ballista upgrade IMPLEMENTED

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:17 pm
by Belfry777
Ohhhhh, I thought it was for a different image for the balista.

Re: ballista upgrade IMPLEMENTED

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:33 pm
by Stratego (dev)
new images are in - thanks!