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Nuttah
Nuttah @ Tank Grotte 1000t

"Victory is pretty much guaranteed..."
Artillerymen and bomber pilots snort with laughter, while logistics officers, feeling dejected and abandoned, slink down further in their seats.

:p

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Nuttah
Nuttah @ LAN Lobby

Well, this is potentially slightly to moderately interesting.

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Nuttah @ Players Choice - Mod of the Year 2015

Don't dis stoned folks, kids. They're a bundle of entertainment, and will find you a working McDonalds, regardless of the time, faster than you can say "Big Mac."

Also, since some folks might actually take that thing up there seriously, let me share my most reasonable conclusion regarding the original statement: I.imgur.com

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Nuttah @ Release 20151224

Make the Commandos capture a building instead of exploding it with their C4 attack! :D

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Nuttah @ Tiberium Essence 2.0

Equally weird with Scrin, though. Utilising "local wildlife," doesn't exactly seem like their thing.

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Nuttah @ Tiberium Essence 2.0

Also worth noting: Depending on how far "In deep," the infrastructure and society were in the 2020s,(especially in Nod-controlled regions), the Harpy might actually be the kind of vehicle that could be operated and serviced reasonably well by crews with little technical know-how and/or especially formal training.

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Nuttah @ Tiberium Essence 2.0

I would settle for some TS-Era Orca Transports being used as drop pods.

Also, since Star Wars is the in thing nowadays: "You came in that thing? You're braver than I thought," could be used as the response to such an assault.

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Nuttah @ Tiberium Essence 2.0

They'd have to be maintained, though. And aircraft pushing towards their 50th birthday are hard enough to keep running for us with all the infrastructure in the world still running perfectly fine, and no green rocks sprouting out of our airfields, triggering ion storms that utterly **** anything that happens to be airborne.

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Nuttah
Nuttah @ Tiberium Essence 2.0

Well, given the presence of squishables in the very thing, its lightning should probably be suppressed in the first place, rather than exploited.
:P

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Nuttah @ Classic Cameos for Rise of the Reds

So is Topol, might depend on buildability.
Wouldn't it be better if you just painted the first applicable letter, though?

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Nuttah @ Tiberium Essence 2.0

It was basically what I was thinking. I think the Scrin Corruptor(?) unit could also heal friendlies. Though, I meant chemical trooper, rather than cryo.
My line of thought was that it'd imply that the specific modifications they use to make them work against modern protective equipment also makes their plumbing leak constantly, giving them a "Pleasant atmosphere" as far as friendly Forgotten are concerned. (While still being low-level enough when not ON that it doesn't passively harm Shiner infantry)

The projectile doesn't have to be tungsten, it just has to be conductive. Or its sabot does, anyway. But that's details, at this point.

Yeah, I know. Right now, I'm wondering if it's an actual flame tank, or is that just Carnius hitting a linguistic wall and not knowing how to describe it. With the "Anti-infantry Punisher," I was basically remembering my original suggestion for it back when it still had four barrels.

Yep, pretty much. Though, maybe on a slightly larger scale. It would be interesting to see, since of all the factions, the Forgotten are the most likely to be strapped for resources. Maybe not Tiberium directly, but most everything they can't send out a refinery and through a Construction Yard/War(Weapons?)Factory, there ought to be a short supply of.
And given that their 'best' land was rendered barren by tiberium decades ago...food shortages, food shortages all day, every day.

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Nuttah @ Tiberium Essence 2.0

Nit: Slower and unstable.

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Nuttah @ Tiberium Essence 2.0

They should also be fairly familiar with Tiberium in general, however. If nothing else, purely on the basis of their medical research on how not to go ax-crazy from the mutations induced by the stuff.
Plus, since they're already immune to its effects...well, they probably wouldn't be paying a lot for protective equipment.

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Nuttah @ Tiberium Essence 2.0

No-Fly zone? Maybe not as such, and in any case, Ion Storm-proofing existed between TS and Firestorm anyhow, but it still ended very poorly when somebody tried to actually USE it.
So, if nothing else, a huge field of "Imma damage all yer flyin' ****!" with the appropriate effects shouldn't be impossible, no? Also, Scrin have an Ion-Storm-Tower-defence, no?

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Nuttah @ Tiberium Essence 2.0

Well, that's good because I could do with some warming up.

As I said. It doesn't come in Tiberium, so it'll have to be obtained "The Old Fashioned Way," but that should be easy one way or another.

Perhaps a secondary ability of the CTs could be slight healing for friendly mutants, as well?

Is there? All I remember is AP and Tungsten ammo from the base game. Either way, again, they'd still have to produce workable electromagnetic small arms, something even GDI only uses in conjunction with powered armour, in an anti-armour role. (Maybe snipers as well?)

It would be interesting to see a lot of 'higher' tech stuff like that being an individual unit upgrade, changing its role instead. (Say, from early game anti-infantry/structure unit to a powerful tank-hunter)*

Ascended don't do anything doesn't have a tenuous connection to Tiberium, though. How-ever, after burning some insanely expensive and hard to get MRI machines on cooperative Ascended and figuring out the mechanics behind their abilities, I see no reason they couldn't figure out the mechanics behind them, and how to plug them into a large enough amplifier.
Maybe even ditch the 'operator' entirely!*

Hey, Carnius, we managed to explain away Tesla tanks, if you want them!

*In fact, it might even mesh decently with my example idea: Have a baseline Punisher (Cuz Mastodon went the way of the Dodo, IIRC), that can land solid explosive hits on anyone that can't de-*** the impact spot quickly, later complemented by an anti-tank variant that can punch neat little holes in thick honeycombs of steel, ceramic and plastic, and later on, another option that can literally flash-fry large swathes of infantrymen where they stand. And then take a nap.

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Nuttah @ Tiberium Essence 2.0

I think he meant regular storms.

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Nuttah @ Tiberium Essence 2.0

That's why I was advocating what would basically be Tiberium based fragmentation grenades for the Ghost Stalker; Significantly lower level Tiberium application than either Scrin or even modern Nod, using old, but still reliable and, most importantly, recognisable delivery methods like Tiberium ammunition, maybe even chem troopers*, and explosives with a tiberium contaminant (green) or booster (blue).

Gauss, I can actually get behind;
They main problem with them -right now- is synchronisation of the coils. But with GDI Railguns on one side, and Nod lasers on the other, a poorly synced gauss with a powerful enough round is probably still better than a 120mm gun that may have been designed as much as 68 years ago**, the last of which would probably have been produced during the Second Tiberium war.

According to TD, Tungsten doesn't grow in Tiberium crystals***, so it would have to be mined or bartered, maybe even bought, but yep, it can. No spin stabilisation, so rounds would have to be finned, but that's been a fact of life for kinetic penetrators since the 60s or so.

An added bonus for a full-sized gauss gun would be that, unlike a railgun, it should be capable of taking HE ammo. Something railguns should have problems with, which would kind of reduce their value against some hardened targets, and, more noticeable, scattered infantry. Lasers can at least be dialled, maybe even lensed over a slightly larger target, but a hypersonic solid metal rod is going to do what hypersonic solid metal rods do.

*Wouldn't be in favour of them as much, though. Respirators and suitable NBCT suits should be widely available, and mutants mostly immune anyhow, so chems would probably need at least a vehicle for effective delivery.
**Assuming Rheinmetall 120mm, which -should- have been mounted in GDI Medium tanks in the first war (Manual says 105, but if it's supposed to be an M1A1, I'm pegging Westwood with research failure.)
***Yeah, yeah, I couldn't resist a "Growing on Trees," joke, bite me. :P

*Nuttah uses wall of text.*

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Nuttah @ Tiberium Essence 2.0

a) The Forgotten ARE Tiberium.

b) It depends on how deep the Tiberium harvesting and Con. Yard assembly rabbit hole goes, but more likely than not, their economical status is tenuous at best. Even if they managed to steal, find or salvage First and Second Tiberium War production facilities, or even later civilian ones, they would most likely still have problems with demand outstripping supply.
And that kind of a situation leaves little room for R&D, let alone something never even heard of before.

c) Aside from the first one, Red Alert has always been far deeper in cartoon physics than any Tib game, and the third one literally went nuts with it. It and fanservice.

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Nuttah @ Tiberium Essence 2.0

Could be both, though it might get ugly if you can call in a small ion storm that only damages aircraft AND bring Thor's full furious might down on some poor sap's base.

Hey, here's a though: Don't give them a 'proper' superweapon at all, and instead make it build a disposable, single use tiberium bomb unit that trains for about as long, and maybe does a bit less damage to account for the extra control?

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Nuttah @ Tiberium Essence 2.0

Extra points: When they were still supposed to be a faction in Tiberian Sun (or at least, its addon), that kind of an ability was on the drawing board.

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Nuttah @ Tiberium Essence 2.0

That trail was a vapour trail from the original railguns, so it's kinda out of the question.
Unless it's a spattering of blue Tiberium crystals that it leaves behind?

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Nuttah @ Tiberium Essence 2.0

Yep, can't really think of anything better than this, for the most part.
Though, perhaps a mid-sized blue Tiberium crystal or a canister that cracks into a fine(ish) powder of the stuff on impact would be better suited to the faction.
Though, that again depends on how you mean to portray them.

If you do, you could also give the projectile a light blue glow to explain away why otherwise slow-growing blue Tib turns somebody fully solid in such a short time span. Or just repaint everything green, but that mostly just replaces your problems.
And you went back to the plants, so there's that slight caveat as well.

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Nuttah @ Tiberium Essence 2.0

Technically, freezing IS crystallisation. So, it shouldn't be that far off.

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Nuttah @ Tiberium Essence 2.0

I think "Blue Tiberium Trooper" would be more accurate.
And no, I can't see a single good or sensible way to fit cryo weaponry into the Tiberium universe, let alone for the Forgotten.

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Nuttah @ Wave Mode Introduction

They tried...but the Stargate universe still has an abundant supply of kinetic weaponry.

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Nuttah @ Submarines gonna submarine

Multiple levels of submersion, or just a binary "Under the sea, over the sea," thing?

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Nuttah @ Bulletin 5/12/2015

Shiny!
And Hot!
Also, planes, but I rather look at those with my own eyes.

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Nuttah @ Rogue Republic

That's pretty much what the European faction is supposed to look like, though; Generals' America on technological steroids.
Heck, their mainline fighter aircraft had plasma cannons, at one point.

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Nuttah @ Twisted Insurrection

From what I remember, and depending on how much of that aspect of the original game is still active, its LAN relied on a protocol which hasn't even been included in Windows for what -will- soon be a decade.

So, unless you want to rewrite a decent chunk of the related code, for free, you just sound like a person who needs a solid slap over the upside of the skull or two.

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Nuttah @ Twisted Insurrection

Hey, folks, ya know what time of the year it is!? :D

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