Alright, I know the suspendium dust tanks should only be used for the $200 duels, but I love it! I love making old age style airships that use no coal whatsoever! No, in consideration of this, I was wondering if we could have some more archiac weapons!
Like, for instants, Whitefox's mod (Bless his/her pointy little head) has an arbalest and a ballista. That could work, but with a catapult as well you can only mount on the roof! While we're at it, why not make a bomb dropper that only drops giant rocks!
Anyone else got some good ideas?
Trebuchet? Other siege weapons?
Respawn, that's a good plan! But a Trebuchet is a stationary weapon. They'd have to put it in a building only (To keep lore friendly)
OH! YOU GAVE ME AN IDEA!
Let's have a manpowered landship tracks! Like old age galley slaves but on land!
That... Actually sounds awesome!
Ya it does! It'd probably be some kind of gear thing they walk on! Think Mad Max: Fury Road's giant wheel the half lives walked on to get the lift working
Doof warrior forever
We don't talk about that game...
Air Lord, Engineering Corps
Treadmills were originally intended for cheap prison labor (or at-least before fitness ones existed), I feel like this would work well for super cheap manual treads.
This ain't your fitness treadmill.
FIREBIRD I LOVE YOU!
That's what I meant when I said it!
Alrighty... So how about archaic MELEE weapons? Like a giant spear or something?
Isn't that a ram? We already gave those
Alright... How about some giant fireball launcher?
A catapult ya, even throwing pots filled with fire oil.
You're depriving me of ideas... How about a machine that launches rotting corpses or something? I'm telling Im out of ideas...
That's actually a good plan! But not for Airship. Do yourself a favour and play Stronghold Crusader.
Fair enough... How about Sky oars? Like how ancient Greek warships had hundreds of slaves to push their ships whit para... How about something similar?
Respawn, go into the propulsion tab right now and look for airsails. It is indeed a thing
So we already have one propulsion system with no coal usage. How about we make another?
Alright then... It seems we don't want archaic propulsion methods... Then what about a er, well, ah... You know what just look at this image 0WUgCWfWrgMC42lH
Edit: Well then... It seems I can't show a image. I'll just explain it then. You probably know the ancient greek, Archimedes was supposed to have built many war inventions that mythbusters apparently had to cover. One particular invention was some sort of giant magnifying glass that was supposed to be used to burn down enemy ships. How about we have that in airships?
Archaic propulsion midair needs to be feasible at the very least.
That is an awesome plan! Sadly mythbusters busted it but nonetheless we could use that as a special Sun heraldry weapon
I didn't even think about That! That sounds awesome!
.........problem is it won't be able to be used at night....
so insta flee every time you meet your foes at night!
That seems like a reasonable cost to pay for using that weapon.
Oi! Everyone else! Show thy opinions of this shit!
Er... Yes please give your opinion on this cough Zark cough.
Yeah, solar weapons have been proposed previously, and the main issue is indeed that they would only be effective in broad daylight.
Trebuchets and ballistas could be a thing - and the Romans fielded ballistae on their warships. But given that cannon are just really very much better, this would have to be a weapon for some kind of low-tech scenario only.
I like the idea of them being for a specific bane in the game (air nomads/tribes) that rely specify on super shoddy but very numerous aircraft and maybe some boarding tactics.
I second Firebird's plan. Maybe make them ridiculously cheap/low maintenance as well
So, uh, everything changed when the air nomads attacked?
But yeah, I like the idea of a "tribe" monster nest type with low-tech weapons. Hmm...
I think they would be designs that have no backwall and you can see the crew moving about very fast, they'd have stronger module HP to compensate and come in large swarms of small airships made of usually 1x1 modules.
I think that'd be pretty cool for air tribes. Basically waging war on flying weaponized platforms rather than actual airships.
A cool reward might be 'tribal reinforcing techniques' or something that gives you a +5% module HP for all your airships.
"Tribal reinforcing techniques"... That DOES seem kinda cool, but I would much prefer an actual weapon or something you can physically use in the game...
SO what's the word on air nomads? Coming anytime soon?