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Old 10-02-2007
 
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Default So, if the Dropship lands to release troops...

... do you think it would be vulnerable to ground fire, even if it's for an instant?
 
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Default Re: So, if the Dropship lands to release troops...

Yes, that is only fair. If the Dropship touches the ground to drop off its cargo, for that moment it should be targetable by Attack-Ground-only units (Siege Tanks, etc)
 
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Default Re: So, if the Dropship lands to release troops...

I think that's the idea....
 
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Default Re: So, if the Dropship lands to release troops...

I doubt it. Chances are it's nothing more than a visual gimmick. Anything else, to my mind, would be needlessly overcomplicating the issue.
 
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I doubt it. Chances are it's nothing more than a visual gimmick. Anything else, to my mind, would be needlessly overcomplicating the issue.
I agree. Unless of course, the Dropships have a 'land' ability, in which case it can land any time to evade air fire, even without picking up or dropping units.
 
 

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Default Re: So, if the Dropship lands to release troops...

Perhaps instead of ground/air units, Blizzard should innovate by instead allowing different HEIGHTS allowable for attacks.
 
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Default Re: So, if the Dropship lands to release troops...

Don't forget that it would only make sense that it would become immune to Anti-Air attacks should this be true.
 
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Default Re: So, if the Dropship lands to release troops...

It should, since the phase prism units warped-in are vulnerable to fire, similarly, the dropship unit and its contents should be vulnerable to fire, otherwise T would just abuse drops (even though drops were more balanced in BW, imho)...
 
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Default Re: So, if the Dropship lands to release troops...

I agree that there should be a change in what and who can fire at a dropship once it begins to land to pickup or drop off cargo. Having a land or touchdown ability would be a nice little tactical choice to evade fire or allow other ships/units to catch up.
 
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Default Re: So, if the Dropship lands to release troops...

Why not have Dropships act like Dark Swarm?

That is, the Dropships go close to the ground, but don't actually land to let their crew disembark (they jump/use ropes, etc). Thus it provides air cover for units under the Dropships.
 
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Default Re: So, if the Dropship lands to release troops...

It should definetly touch down and become vulnerable to ground attacks (and immune to air) when disembarking troops.

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Default Re: So, if the Dropship lands to release troops...

Umm, what exactly was the point of that post? Seems kinda spamy to me...
Anyway, it would be interesting if Dropships were able to be hit by ground fire when landing, and an ability to land anytime could have some huge tactical advantages, if balanced right.
 
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Default Re: So, if the Dropship lands to release troops...

Yeah, as long as it is balanced right, and as long as it can't take fire from anti-air units (missile turrets, that is).

And ya know, while I like the ropeing idea, seing a seige tank slide down a cable would make me wonder...hahha. But it would be a cool idea, which brings up the fact that Dropships need a special ability! Maybe it could act like a weak bunker when it lands? But then of course, the armor inside of it couldnt be in it. Many questions...
 
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Default Re: So, if the Dropship lands to release troops...

I think that it should, because it can be a small drawback for it's longer-it-flys-the-faster-it goes exceleration ability from SC and BW (if that is still in)


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Default Re: So, if the Dropship lands to release troops...

It should, the Colossus can be attacked by AA because its so tall, why not make the dropship vulnerable to ground if its on the ground? it's only fair.
 
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