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Re: New Enemy Ideas
« Reply #180 on: March 15, 2010, 08:09:19 PM »

Please try to be a tad bit more respectful.
I do agree that the enemy should be a psy, though.
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Re: New Enemy Ideas
« Reply #181 on: March 15, 2010, 08:11:07 PM »

A bolt is a big arrow.

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If they were lighter and more effective arrows would never be used.
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Re: New Enemy Ideas
« Reply #182 on: March 15, 2010, 08:12:46 PM »

That is much more informative than what you said previously. Assuming the glider pilot is a psy, would you be for or against the idea?
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Re: New Enemy Ideas
« Reply #183 on: March 15, 2010, 08:14:34 PM »

Why. The. HellInferno. Is. Everyone. On. This. Forum. So. Patronizing.

I think it would be a good idea if the pilot was a psy, seeing as telekinesis explains everything in the Telepath Universe.
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Re: New Enemy Ideas
« Reply #184 on: March 15, 2010, 08:17:45 PM »

You really don't want to see just how not patronizing I can be.
This brings up a question: do the mechanics have psys in their ranks?
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Re: New Enemy Ideas
« Reply #185 on: March 15, 2010, 08:25:36 PM »

To hell Inferno with the Mechanics. Who says it's a Mechanic creation? And even so, the Mechanics used resonance crystals in golems.
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Re: New Enemy Ideas
« Reply #186 on: March 15, 2010, 08:29:02 PM »

A light weight crossbow can pierce a target that is close enough. You keep on saying you need a ballista to penetrate a target. A ballista could easily penetrate a target 3 squares away. The crossbow is only penetrating something directly in front of it. It is very doable.
So it could go through a person at very close range.
That means the stats are: Piercing Shot (Range 0.5-1, Attack 14)

This brings up a question: do the mechanics have psys in their ranks?
I don't think psys would want to join the Mechanics.  There are probably better opportunities for psys then an organization that focuses on Golems instead of Psy Soldiers.

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Re: New Enemy Ideas
« Reply #187 on: March 15, 2010, 08:33:08 PM »

Modern tests with an armor-piercing bodkin arrow could not pierce plate armor at point blank range.

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Re: New Enemy Ideas
« Reply #188 on: March 15, 2010, 08:43:32 PM »

Modern tests with an armor-piercing bodkin arrow could not pierce plate armor at point blank range.
But the crossbow fires smaller, less powerful bolts. (Yes, I am making fun of the bolt argument)

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Re: New Enemy Ideas
« Reply #189 on: March 15, 2010, 09:00:43 PM »

Modern tests with an armor-piercing bodkin arrow could not pierce plate armor at point blank range.


Most of the main characters are not wearing armour, a crowsbow bolt can go threw flesh and come out the other side
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Re: New Enemy Ideas
« Reply #190 on: March 15, 2010, 09:20:05 PM »

Where does this "less powerful" come in to play? Bolts are much stronger than arrows fired from a longbow. Lightweight materials can be nearly just as effective as more heavy materials. Keep in mind this needs nowhere near the amount of strength that your idea of a ballista needs. Much more like a scorpio. Also the projectile is given a further boost of speed because of the speed of the launching devise. The vectors are added.
Thus the idea of a piercing bolt is feasible. as Zackirus points out the only people that have armor are the Cultist guards and the Mechanics, since the unit will be a Mechanic the issue of armor will likely not arise. Please limit the amount of rude comments. They are rather distasteful and only serve to ruin your argument.
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Re: New Enemy Ideas
« Reply #191 on: March 15, 2010, 09:52:52 PM »

Even if the target was naked, the arrow can go through them and someone behind them?
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Re: New Enemy Ideas
« Reply #192 on: March 15, 2010, 09:54:26 PM »

Well, for that matter, could a spear go through two people without some help? No. An arrow could go through people with some help from a psy.
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Re: New Enemy Ideas
« Reply #193 on: March 15, 2010, 09:55:26 PM »

And that point is irrelevant because Zhampir is trying to defend the feasibility of an archer without psy. 
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Re: New Enemy Ideas
« Reply #194 on: March 15, 2010, 09:57:55 PM »

Well, I personally think the archer should be a psy. It makes a lot more sense. It would be harder without a psy.
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