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Old 03-13-2008
 
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Default [Suggestion] Thor Unit Model Change

The Thor definately needs a model change. It's original model sucked and for it's new role it's even weirder. I know Blizzard did a lot with it's animation that is pretty cool , but just out of curiosity who here likes the current model and wants it changed. The thor isn't bad in concept, it's model just ruins any chance of taking it seriously though

my suggestion: maybe something like those human walkers from the matrix that was cool. I like to see the biological unit

it was cool in the sc1 cinematic when you saw the guy firing that arty from that machine
 
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I want to see the picture before I say anything. But I always liked the original Thor. I just think they've nerrfed it too heaviily and haven't given it anything back in return.
 
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I actually like the Thor's model. :P
 
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Like the model as-is, but then again, really not seeing a lot of difference from the initial design. Can anyone suggest some sources that would best illustrate changes to the Thor model?
 
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I like the Thor. I just don't think such a big and beefed up unit is right as a 'goliath replacement' though. Late game unit so grand it can't be made in a factory that's meant as AA? ehh.....
 
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What changes are you talking about? Its only a bit smaller now, thats the change.

And for its new role as powerful GtA unit, i think the Thor's model fits well. It has those weapons that could be named Flak Cannons.

Imagine those things firing up to the sky... a lot of AoE.

BUT, i would love to see a minor change like caterpillar tracks insted of legs. To differentiate from the others [insert name for a 2-legs robot].

What do you think? We only have the Tank with this kind of propulsion.
 
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I just think its to wide. Everytime I see it i just think of the mentality "Add more guns and the cooler the unit looks!!!111!"
 
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Does anyone actually know what the hell it even does now? I haven't the foggiest idea. However, I didn't necessarily see what was wrong with it before, in terms of model or role. I like the Thor, and hope it gets some of its own back.

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With all the weaponry it kind of reminds me of a swiss army knife with all of the extensions out at once -- pretty cluttered and silly looking. Nonetheless, besides some tweaking that might be done to it, I like the basic model, and the model does fit with its new role, even if that role isn't necessarily the best implementation of the Thor.
 
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I recall Browder pointing out in an interview somewhere that the art affects the player's expectations of a unit. Something that looks like the Thor needs to be able to blow the hell out of stuff. So if one or two Thors is enough to handle grouped air units, then it's look is fine. If you need a half-dozen or more to take care of grouped air units, then it needs a makeover into something smaller.
 

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Why? The Thor looks better than ever, in my opinion. (although its GtG attack does look pretty weak for the Thor's size, I'll admit).
 

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I think the Thor should be made into an anti heavy unit. Able to tackle the powerful expensive things in the game such as Archons, Motherships, Ultralisks, battlecruisers, other Thors, etc.

Its weakness would be, of course, its speed (in both movement and attack) and its vulnerability to numbers.

I like the size of it now (as big as the new ultralisk)
 
 

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The Thor right now looks the best it's ever looked. I'd even go as far as to say it's one of the best looking units in the game at this point. All thanks to the "gritification" process, which seems to have smacked it with the beautiful stick upside the face.

I see absolutely no reason to change the model.
 
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The Thor looks splendid.
 
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it shoots shells at air units -_-

it just doesn't seem up to par with what the rest of the terrans have , doesn't; fit
 
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