Why can't you place unit cannons on water?

Discussion in 'Planetary Annihilation General Discussion' started by tesseracta, February 8, 2015.

  1. tesseracta

    tesseracta Active Member

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    Why can't you place unit cannons on water?

    Maybe there should be a water unit cannon which fires water units instead of land?

    How about adding hovercraft that can go on land and water?

    Three different questions and one that shall change the history of PA...

    EDIT: Ignore the second two questions, they are irrelevant and also ignore the posts about them (I really want this thread to be more about unit cannons, see page two and three as well since they are more related)
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  2. squishypon3

    squishypon3 Post Master General

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    I guess it would feel a tad bit odd to have floating unit cannon, imagine the recoil! XD, but hey, future space robots- I'm sure they can manage.

    Also I'd love to see hovercraft in the game, especially since that'd mean I could finally make the strider float. =P
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  3. tesseracta

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  4. DalekDan

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    Don't stop there, lets have navel teleporters, and astreus carry ships. If only I could like more than once.
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  5. tesseracta

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  6. DalekDan

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    Yes, because future robots and yes because game-play, it would add tactical elements to lava planets that don't exist currently and if someone loses because they didn't watch their flank thats not a balance problem its them.
  7. tesseracta

    tesseracta Active Member

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    That's an interesting perspective
  8. tesseracta

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    Oh I know maybe a hovercraft that is a unit transport?
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  9. websterx01

    websterx01 Post Master General

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    Could you imagine ships sailing through space towards other planets! xD

    It is a bit silly to put UCs in water since they only deal with land units, but hovercraft would be nice. I'm not sure Uber's stance on them, however.

    Edit: dafaq Android 4.4.4? What language do you speak!
  10. wondible

    wondible Post Master General

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    Yeah, just like pelters and holtkins ;^)
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  11. nixtempestas

    nixtempestas Post Master General

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    Ya, they really should be buildable on water. It doesn't matter that they contain land units, its where they are firing that matters.
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  12. squishypon3

    squishypon3 Post Master General

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    Touche. =P
  13. tesseracta

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    1)That would be pretty funny lol.
    2)What if its an only water planet with no land places and then there is a land planet which can have unit cannons built? Also, what if you are being attacked by unit cannon units (amphibious units) and you can't fight them back with land units? I would consider it awkward to have units going into water but not being able to coming out of water if units going into water was awkward.
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  14. squishypon3

    squishypon3 Post Master General

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    I'm liking your threads, they remind me of the threads we had in Alpha and Beta. =)
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  15. blightedmythos

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    I'd rather see a new interesting sea defense. I don't really like how mostly everything is already buildable on water.
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    1 reason for this not happening might be what happens when u shoot vehicles on the water and there is absolutely no ground at all?

    I really like the idea but it might need some more tought.
  18. MrTBSC

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    yes, otherwise lavaplanetplay would be fairly limiting with excluding 2 entire unitsets by default ...

    you aren't able to use naval at al neither amphibic units like dox and slammers ...

    islandplay would be like mesaplay .. speaking drops artillery and air ... hovercraft would allow more dynamic to that ... something i am looking forward to ...
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  19. lapsedpacifist

    lapsedpacifist Post Master General

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    Too heavy.

    They'd sink.
  20. MrTBSC

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    at op:

    no model and/or code maybe?

    you can already with dox and slammers

    has been discussed to death before and will likely come in the future

    hovercrafttransport
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