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Flaming Ballista Bolts

Discussion in 'Suggestions & Ideas' started by Jepton, Oct 13, 2014.

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  1. Jepton

    Jepton Shipwright

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    Another Ballista bolt upgrade.

    Simply allows Ballista bolts to set fire to wood. Perhaps it would deal less damage to stone, and wouldn't penetrate as far, block-wise.

    I really don't have much else to add. It'd be a buffer between explosive and regular, and would effectively be a Ballista bolt wrapped in cloth, like the fire arrows.
     
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  2. SirCharizard

    SirCharizard Builder Stabber

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    +1
    Ballistas are mostly used for spawn points or ramming players from what I've seen. With this at least people could be interested in using it.
     
  3. TheDirtySwine

    TheDirtySwine Bison Rider Staff Alumni Donator

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    Another way that this isn't overpowered is that the bolt would quickly catch fire so allies couldn't use it for climbing purposes. It should also set fire to things faster than normal fire arrows
     
  4. mcrifel

    mcrifel Bison Rider Staff Alumni Tester
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    This idea is great, I tend to never use ballistas but it would be great to see this. +1
     
  5. Jepton

    Jepton Shipwright

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    That, my friend, is a great idea. Even though I rarely see Ballista ladders.

    These could go in w/ a Ballista bomb nerf, to encourage the flaming bolts instead of spamming the bombs.
     
  6. Klokinator

    Klokinator Such Beta
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    Why would anyone want this when an archer's fire arrows are easier to get, more useful, easier to aim, cheaper, and don't take up the ever valuable bomb-bolts slot on a ballista? Not to mention the archer's most unique niche is fire ATM, and you wanna take that away from them?
     
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  7. Jepton

    Jepton Shipwright

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    When I said "Penetrate", I meant going through a block, as long as it's a 1x1 tower.

    This would open the possibility of penetrating a 1x1 stone tower, and burning the shops behind it. Of course, none of this is useful against bomb bolts, since you can sit there and destroy the enemy base in safety, which is why these would go in w/ a bomb bolt nerf.

    Perhaps that's too much.
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2014
  8. Chumind

    Chumind Bison Rider

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    Why don't we make napalm arrows? Archers arn't op enough....
     
  9. Jepton

    Jepton Shipwright

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    Don't attract the archer debate. Flaming bolts would effect all classes, anyways.
     
  10. SirCharizard

    SirCharizard Builder Stabber

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    How about every class gets fire arrows?
    Problem solved.
    78787878:thumbs_up:
     
  11. EhRa

    EhRa Ooooooof Staff Alumni Donator
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    I kinda like this idea. +1 Especially like @TheDirtySwine said about no ballista arrow ladders.
     
  12. zampanothechimera

    zampanothechimera Shopkeep Stealer

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    Would it make all bolts after the upgrade flammable or would it be an ammo type that you can buy in the shops?
     
  13. Jepton

    Jepton Shipwright

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    Preferably like the bomb upgrade.
     
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