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In the last update I promised to amplify the Marukai - and thats what I going to do in this update. But first of all I wanted to draw some attention to the German-speaking interview with TMOA, admin of CnC-Maps.de. If you understand German you will reveal some interesting infos about the project Timeless War - and even if you don't understand German I hope you at least enjoy the 2 exclusive screenshots I took from the Asen airforce ;)

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In the last update I promised to amplify the Marukai - and thats what I going to do in this update. But first of all I wanted to draw some attention to the German-speaking interview with TMOA, admin of CnC-Maps.de. If you understand German you will reveal some interesting infos about the project Timeless War - and even if you don't understand German I hope you at least enjoy the 2 exclusive screenshots I took from the Asen airforce ;)

You will find the interview HERE! ;)

Marukai (Asen hair) are probably the bizarrest of the Asen. Basicly they are thin tentacles, about 6 to 10 times as thick as human hair, which are made of stuff that is made of Mystridium by 80% on average. This stuff covers a thin nerv tract like. You could compare it to the Na'vi from Avatar, if thats easier to imagine. But unlike in the movie the Asen can use the Marukai in addition as tools, resource to use in the Mysteria Forge to create weapons and armaments but also to reinforce their structures, neural networking and communicating with their environment, super sensible sensory organs, but also as weapons and to create erngy or magnetic fields as well. Everything that look like magic is in actual fact created by the fine and highly complex structure they form with the marukai, like the pentagrams. Well, enough bored with details: now lets take a look at the Marukai Guardian. :D

The Marukai Guardian is a T3 defensive building or just base defense to put it simple. Here is where the Asen bring the big guns in since this building deals lethal heavy damage even to heavy ground units if you just throw them against it and it can take some damage before it crumbles - more than the equals of GDI, Nod and Scrin. Thick Marukais are wandering underground without drawing attention until they reach their target to start the suprise attack. While the Tree Fortress of the Asen cannot detect cloaked units - unless you put some units into it which can decloak enemies - the Marukai Guardian can detect cloaked enemies. But what makes it to something really special are its upgrades. By upgrading it it can do additional area damage - this upgrade is called "Hell Thorns" - to weaken groups of infantry and light vehicles or you can choose the upgrade "Gaya Force" to create an ally healing grasland and to disable a small group of enemy vehicles to strike the intruders down with your other units or base defense much easier.


Both upgrades have the disadvantage that they lower the rate of attacks the Marukai Guardian can do by a few seconds. So it is up to you to decide if you want to do more damage, stun your enemies and heal your own units or just faster attack rates (no upgrades in use). It is basicly a way to adjust your tactic to your opponent to get advantage in defensive battles. Anyway, keep in mind that you need quite a bit more free room to place it unlike its counterparts and it costs a bit more. For those who want to turtle in late game you have no choice but to build a couple of those bulwarks to fortify your base. So repair it because heavy constant fire is always a threat for a strong base defense. ;)

I hope you enjoyed this "small" update and you hopefully got a better picture of my mythical creatures. Please forgive me my mistakes in spelling and grammar - just let me know so I can improve. In the next update I maybe show you the new Generals Power of the Asen. Until the next time! :)

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Gunship_Mark_II
Gunship_Mark_II - - 4,864 comments

You are king of nice and original ideas :D

I like it!

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Scorponizer
Scorponizer - - 179 comments

I like it, but is it possible the make the area of attack a tad bigger with the upgrade?

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Zeke_Dlyoung
Zeke_Dlyoung - - 4,468 comments

Very nice!

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