Quoting mormegil, reply 36
Quoting Rath3130, reply 34 Does this mean that units will simply be knocked up into the air regardless of what they are based upon their combat rating? Like if I have a farmer who has a higher combat rating than a dragon (just go with it) and that farmer hits the dragon with his hoe, the dragon will be knocked up in the air comic-style? I mean I like the idea of specialized death/defeated animations. But some more varieties in there would be appreciated. Though, going by the "Death Fly Back", that implies they're knocked along the ground in a most vicious manner, which is several levels of awesome. Either way, thanks for the updates.
I am pretty sure you will Never have a farmer with a higher combat rating than a Dragon. or else that hoe would have to be he one hoe to rule them all. In which case wouldn't you want it to be able to send a dragon flying.
I know what my first modded item will be now. Oh yes, I shall make certain that one lucky farmer out there can plow through a dragon!
I remember a friend telling me about an interesting quest he came across in an RPG once, possibly in an Ultima game:
There had once been a powerful wizard who was visited one day by a farmer and a knight. The farmer asked the wizard to enchant his hoe with the ability to plow an entire field in a single day. The knight asked that his sword be enchanted with the power to slay any foe in a single stroke.
Afterwards, when the player encounters the knight, he is completely distraught. Not only is his sword lacking the power to slay monsters in a single stroke, it's less powerful than it was before! Yet somehow, when he drives the point of the blade into the earth, it instantly creates a perfect furrow half a mile long
The farmer, meanwhile, is quite upset that his ordinary hoe still plows quite ordinarily. However, if the player finds and acquires said hoe, he quickly discovers that it is the most powerful weapon in the known world. Silly wizard mixed up the spells.
Quoting Ron Lugge, reply 33Ringworld was made of unobtanium,
To pointlessly extend this even more pointless quibbling, I'm pretty sure Niven's Ringworld was made of neutronium, which differs from unobtanium in that it is actually a specific material predicted to exist in certain well-defined conditions.
I respectfully wish to point out that Niven's Ringworld was composed mainly of scrith.