The Ornithopter Question - ANSWERED

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The Ornithopter Question - ANSWERED

Post by COOLguy » Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:20 pm

Hello!

The ornithopter is a nice unit to play with, being one of the only units to cross mountains, and is very balanced, so it does not pay to build armies of them (because of archers). But how does it attack? It is superpowered against most land units, and they can inflict only 1 damage to it per attack. So is it fighting from the air? How? Does it use arrows, and if so, should it not be ranged? Or does it land to attack? Then if this is the case, why can melee units inflict 1 damage on it?

It seems to have a design inconsistency. Please tell me if I'm missing something.
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Re: The Ornithopter Question

Post by balint » Wed Oct 08, 2014 5:01 am

maybe it droppes stones.
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Re: The Ornithopter Question

Post by Stratego (dev) » Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:05 am

yes, dropping rocks was the idea.

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Re: The Ornithopter Question

Post by COOLguy » Wed Oct 08, 2014 12:27 pm

Ok. Makes more sense now.
Could we have a unit glider that is just like the ornithopter, only it does not attack on its own but carries 1 troop? Like an airborne transport.
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Re: The Ornithopter Question

Post by balint » Wed Oct 08, 2014 2:01 pm

sounds gpod
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Re: The Ornithopter Question

Post by Alex486 » Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:23 am

I second the idea of a glider that drops a unit. Since planes travel faster than boats in real life, the glider shouls be abke to travel faster than a boat unit.
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Re: The Ornithopter Question

Post by COOLguy » Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:10 pm

:geek: **They do** :geek:
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Re: The Ornithopter Question

Post by RiverRaider 1097 » Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:14 pm

That's obvious, wouldn't it scare you to death if it landed next to you lol )
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Re: The Ornithopter Question

Post by DoomCarrot » Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:55 pm

Well if they somehow landed how would they take off again? you cannot simply jump back into the sky :?

I think they are good just how they are--suicidal air strike units for striking important strategic targets or units that would pose a serious threat to your main force.
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Re: The Ornithopter Question

Post by RiverRaider 1097 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:50 am

You are absolutely right DoomCarrot, I was joking when I should have been more serious. They are a must unit, and if it ain't broke don't fix it right ?
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Re: The Ornithopter Question

Post by COOLguy » Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:48 am

I would disagree. They are useful as far as they go: suicidal like speedy assassins. But they are extremely easy to counter. They can only be used against the unwary (can we say AI ;) ) or in large numbers.
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Re: The Ornithopter Question

Post by Stratego (dev) » Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:22 pm

is here a resulting requirement?

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Re: The Ornithopter Question

Post by COOLguy » Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:54 pm

Lol. Let us say that I have found many unwary multiplayers. :)

I now say that ornithopters are useful. However, no one has used them to seriously harm me ever in a game.
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Re: The Ornithopter Question - ANSWERED

Post by DoomCarrot » Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:52 pm

I personally use them more as a fear tactic then anything. Having a few orthnicopters around is enough to scare your opponent to make more ranged units. Then you come in with a cavalry/man-at-arms charge :twisted:

Also, when someone has a massive fleet but not a warship in sight :lol:
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Post by TheBluePhoenix » Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:30 pm

COOLguy wrote:Lol. Let us say that I have found many unwary multiplayers. :)

I now say that ornithopters are useful. However, no one has used them to seriously harm me ever in a game.
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Re: The Ornithopter Question - ANSWERED

Post by COOLguy » Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:51 pm

:( Just to be clear I shot them all, but there are a lot of them breaking my stuff!
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