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Old 08-08-2007
 
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Default Why does everyone hate the Cobra?

Now I understand, as far as aesthetics are concerned, the cobra aint pretty. Sure it's clunky, but its functionality is perfect!! I mean, vultures, despite spider mines, were miserable units that were fantastic at dying. truly fantastic.

But the cobra's sheer speed actually comes in handy because they can attack while moving. I mean, quick mobile artillery is a staple in the military in order to back up the heavy artillery (i.e. siege tanks, thor, vikings to some degree- though i group the ground form pretty much with mechanized infantry). And we all saw it run laps around the thor, but i think as a support unit or even a raider, it's fantastic.

Now someone else shared an idea of mine, with a unit acting as a mobile bunker of sorts, and I think an excellent improvement for the cobra would be an ability for a marine to mount atop it and deal extra gauss rifle damage. There would be "who gets what in terms of damage" problems but it seems very terranesque. I mean, marines should always adapt. Versatility, indeed.
 
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Default Re: Why does everyone hate the Cobra?

i agree, i think the cobra is an awesome unit, just needs a little tuning and a better look. but the ability to mount a marine would be pretty nice too.
 
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Default Re: Why does everyone hate the Cobra?

I think a jeep (that drove the same) in which a pair of infantry units could shoot out of would be cool, like a mobile bunker... it could still be called "Cobra" too. Have about 120 HP, 1 armor. I mean, you see Jeeps in cinematics, why not in-game?
 
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Default Re: Why does everyone hate the Cobra?

Agreed. Concept is awesome. Though it would probably need to move a bit faster. A micro expert can really put the cobra to deadly use. This would be really interesting to watch in pro games .
 
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Default Re: Why does everyone hate the Cobra?

Cobra also deals +25 damage to armored units, it will tear up any vehicle you send at it.
 



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Default Re: Why does everyone hate the Cobra?

Hopefully it will have a speed upgrade option like the vulture. The cobra isnt going to win any beauty pageants thats for sure, but it is a solid idea. I would love to see these things used by someone with mad micro skills.
 
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Default Re: Why does everyone hate the Cobra?

The Cobra does not impress me just because there isn't anything 'special' and 'unique' for the unit, save the ability to attack while moving at an average hover speed. The model itself looks chunky, boring and dull. For its name, I don't know if it suits the theme of the unit very well. But we did see the Cobra circling around the Thor as if it was strangling it like a snake would very well do their preys as a predator.

That and I'm completely biased into Jeep-like vehicles rather than hover tanks.

 
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Default Re: Why does everyone hate the Cobra?

1. Jeeps with marines in it ftw
2. Idk it may require insane micro, but I like the concept a lot
 
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Default Re: Why does everyone hate the Cobra?

Cobras specialty is taking down mechanical units.
 



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Default Re: Why does everyone hate the Cobra?

terrans are red-necks, they need jeeps with mounted bazookas
 
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Default Re: Why does everyone hate the Cobra?

Agreed, the mechanics of the Cobra suit the Terrans very well.

But a mobile bunker/jeep for the Terrans is much more awesome.

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Default Re: Why does everyone hate the Cobra?

Wow, you guys are gonna cry when Blizzard takes out the Cobra and REALLY adds a jeep in there.

You know, since they listen to comments and all. *shrugs*
 
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Not if it looks like that!! They are called Stingers but calling them Cobras would be so kickass!
 

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Default Re: Why does everyone hate the Cobra?

The point of the cobra is its rail guns pierce armor, a jeep with a machine gun wouldnt.
 



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Default Re: Why does everyone hate the Cobra?

There's High orbit Battlecruisers, transforming walkers, giant walking mechainical artillery, and you want to throw in a jeep? Lol, it'll last 2 seconds, if that.

Who needs jeeps when there are drop pods anyways?

As for the Cobra. I think it's a pretty cool unit actually. It just needs a lil' spice.
My idea for it would be to remove the ability to use it's cannons to shoot at air and to throw a flak cannon on it. This would give it an AOE attack to air units, which Terran seems to be lacking at the moment.
 
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