R.E.A.R.M. - "Rearmament Expansion And Redesign Mod" is an unofficial Homeworld 2 expansion and it adds number of new interesting and various units.

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Modular Destroyer Platform Production
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brodur Dec 28 2012 says:

Eh... yesterday was when I made my last platform, I love 'em! :)

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Pouk Dec 28 2012 replied:

Well then you'll be the one surprising people with platform MDDs in a multiplayer, because no one else will expect it.

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TheBleachDoctor Dec 28 2012 says:

I have platform immobility.

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Pouk Dec 28 2012 replied:

Sorry, I'm not getting it. Are you describing a bug or a state of mind?

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Chimas Dec 28 2012 says:

Vaygr will have it too? It should eventually ...

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Pouk Dec 28 2012 replied:

No they won't. No Vaygr primarily combat ship will have the ability to produce platforms. This is a part of intentional asymmetry.

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Chimas Dec 28 2012 replied:

You're right, I was trying to refer to balance, not necessarily symmetry.

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Piemanlives Dec 28 2012 says:

I used em about a few months ago when I last played homeworld, need to get back to that.

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tadamir Dec 28 2012 says:

I love Destroyers, especially Modular ones, and I'd always build a few platforms to guard my RU patch, so this seems like a good match.

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DarkSajuuk Dec 30 2012 says:

I used them in my last game as the Vaygr, Love hyperspace platforms.

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Pouk Aug 19 2013 replied:

Did you turn on the Factions by any chance? It would happen there.

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Grim1316 Mar 9 2015 says:

wrong screen sorry man.

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Obvious strategic media exposure no. 1:

With a little help of the Reseach Station the Modular Destroyers can build platforms.

Most argue it's a waste of firepower and it is a reasonable concern. But if you want a counter argument, you can miss one destroyer's turret and still exceed in firepower over a regular Destroyer, plus the ability to build a nest of double ion platforms can be seen as a firepower multiplier instead. That or a distraction of incoming fire away from the destroyer and onto the platforms.

Nevertheless it's not at all expected to be widely used, though it's nice that the possibility is there. It's also a little reminder that such thing as a platform even exists (well how many years ago have you built your last weapon platform?).

Dec 28th, 2012
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