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WFG-Kimball
WFG-Kimball Jan 8 2012, 9:18pm says:

"Like"

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Orac|
Orac| Jan 8 2012, 9:30pm says:

lose health over time? Is that a reduction until it's only 1 HP, or does it eventually destroy itself?
I'm not a fan of the latter. Cool model either way, however.

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Mythos_Ruler
Mythos_Ruler Jan 9 2012, 12:35am replied:

All buildings lose Health when they are not connected to a Civic Centre.

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WFG-Kimball
WFG-Kimball Jan 9 2012, 3:22am replied:

But yes, it does eventually die. It's intended to be a temporary scouting tool (and it's cheap enough to replace easily).

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Urch
Urch Jan 8 2012, 9:41pm says: Online

Looks pretty awesome, however the lose health over time seems a bit annoying, how about perhaps it becomes unusable unless it is garrisoned by a soldier or 2? And with this even the enemy can garrison it if no one has prior. Just a thought. Nice work by the way.

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Mythos_Ruler
Mythos_Ruler Jan 8 2012, 10:39pm replied:

Trying to keep it as simple as possible for now. After a lot of playtesting, it isn't "annoying" to me, because I know that it's only a temporary scouting solution. And the Outposts stop losing Health once they are engulfed by your territory. They are also repairable.

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anakin2505
anakin2505 Jan 9 2012, 12:10am says:

me too i dont like this loose health over time

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plumo
plumo Jan 9 2012, 4:08am says:

I like the model. However: those spiky 'crenelations' seem a bit misplaced. They offer no defensive benefit to the people in the outpost.

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RevanShan
RevanShan Jan 9 2012, 6:22am says:

Maybe you could make it so that they loose health ONLY if they have no troops nearby. SO lets say you leave a soldier there, then it wouldn't loose health.

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Tpiom
Tpiom Jan 9 2012, 9:04am says:

Lose health... Well, I don't like it - but I can deal it with it if it lasts a while.

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Mythos_Ruler
Mythos_Ruler Jan 9 2012, 9:50am replied:

They last 5+ minutes.

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AirborneSn1p3r
AirborneSn1p3r Jan 9 2012, 11:52am says:

great looking building but i cant see them being used often unless they are good during seges to see in enemy camps

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Mythos_Ruler
Mythos_Ruler Jan 10 2012, 4:32pm replied:

They're good in the early game, and help the player spot rushes or attacks early on. :)

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DaggerClassStudio
DaggerClassStudio Jan 9 2012, 11:57am says:

cool

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LordDz
LordDz Jan 9 2012, 6:05pm says:

I like the health losing, it reduces camping.

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thunderising
thunderising Jan 11 2012, 1:41am says:

Sweet

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Ca_Putt
Ca_Putt Jan 15 2012, 9:52pm says:

Is the health loss scripted or a natural effect from being on enemy territory? (in other words does it loose health on friendly ground?

Either way, nice model + skin and the Idea is good. Sure people dislike it when something looses HP over time but I think these things will be fun/usefull.

PS @community: also cosider that regular troops can construct this, you don't need to expose a (female) villager.

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Mythos_Ruler
Mythos_Ruler Jan 22 2012, 10:46pm replied:

Your outpost stops losing health once your territory has grown to encompass it.

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"Outposts" are a new feature. These are cheap, weak structures the player can construct in Neutral territory to give vision over the map. They lose Health over time and are easy to destroy, but are cheap and useful.

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