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Old 2012-07-05, 12:39 AM   [Ignore Me] #1
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Sunderer as transport vehicle?


Hey

OK, so as we all know, you will not need to put any certs into aquireing all vehicles in game. This of course means that everyone can pull aircav or other, cheap type of transporation like the Flash.

With this given, why would the sunderer ever be used as a transport. What does it have to offer to the troops to make it a viable option? We know what it lacks, speed and survivability.
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Old 2012-07-05, 12:40 AM   [Ignore Me] #2
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Re: Sunderer as transport vehicle?


Sundys can sneak into places, where as a galaxy is flying high above everything. Sundy is Surprise! Galaxy is Hey FUCKERS!
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Old 2012-07-05, 12:46 AM   [Ignore Me] #3
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It serves as a covert means of travel transport for troops without alerting the air radar
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Old 2012-07-05, 12:53 AM   [Ignore Me] #4
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Re: Sunderer as transport vehicle?


It's got resupply capabilities... possibly (probably) even superior to the MAST deployable. Too bad it doesn't get a shield like its spiritual predecessor, the Jericho Mobile Point Base.
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Old 2012-07-05, 12:58 AM   [Ignore Me] #5
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People will find a use for it ;p
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Old 2012-07-05, 12:58 AM   [Ignore Me] #6
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I'll be building a cert spec for a Sunderer, with the abilities it has, even defensive groups will find them so useful. Resupply option, full squad transport and decent movement speeds, complete with the longer (developer) term plans for certing variants later in the game, they'll become a mainstream unit as the game expands.
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Old 2012-07-05, 02:30 AM   [Ignore Me] #7
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Re: Sunderer as transport vehicle?


Originally Posted by Azren View Post
We know what it lacks, speed and survivability.
Wait. The SUNDERER. The giant armored transport with defensive guns mounted upon it... lacks survivability?

Also consider the fact that, while a flash is fast... you're just sitting out in the open. Not surrounded by 3 feet of solid steel.
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Old 2012-07-05, 03:10 AM   [Ignore Me] #8
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Originally Posted by Azren View Post
Hey

OK, so as we all know, you will not need to put any certs into aquireing all vehicles in game. This of course means that everyone can pull aircav or other, cheap type of transporation like the Flash.

With this given, why would the sunderer ever be used as a transport. What does it have to offer to the troops to make it a viable option? We know what it lacks, speed and survivability.
Lacks survivability you say? When the devs have been yukking about it being able to ram MBTs to death, it's that heavily armoured?
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Old 2012-07-05, 03:14 AM   [Ignore Me] #9
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Re: Sunderer as transport vehicle?


The flash has so little survivability you can die from hitting a tree. Once you get 30+ dudes all flashing towards a base, you're nigh guaranteeing that they're not going to get there at the same time, and some may not make it at all. (Though I'd LOVE to see that and could see, with practice, a team of people using such tactics for quick-strike infantry.)

Of further import is the design of the bases. A Sunderer is capable of ramming its way INTO the base and dropping off its payload under cover, bursting through the front lines.

That being said, Galaxys are the best and Galaxy pilots are the best people.

and PDog, who says my Galaxy can't sneak?
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Old 2012-07-05, 03:17 AM   [Ignore Me] #10
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and PDog, who says my Galaxy can't sneak?
*raises hand*

In a game with 600+ enemies per side and an out of bounds area that forces you to go through an enemy front line, you'll be as sneaky and unnoticable as a formula 1 car on the Monaco circuit.
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Old 2012-07-05, 03:22 AM   [Ignore Me] #11
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Plus, think of all the foot zergers you could squash with one of those beasts.

Especially if you could customise the horn to play "La Cucaracha" =)
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Old 2012-07-05, 03:52 AM   [Ignore Me] #12
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Originally Posted by CardiffGreens View Post

Especially if you could customise the horn to play "La Cucaracha" =)
And a how's my driving bumper sticker.
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Old 2012-07-05, 03:52 AM   [Ignore Me] #13
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Originally Posted by CardiffGreens View Post
Plus, think of all the foot zergers you could squash with one of those beasts.
I like how you think
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Old 2012-07-05, 03:55 AM   [Ignore Me] #14
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We also know that the Sunderer is the heaviest armored vehicle in game, as in it can take more beating than any of the MBTs for example.
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Old 2012-07-05, 04:02 AM   [Ignore Me] #15
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I can see this new Sunderer being well utilized, unlike the original this one will have the necessary speed, armour and ramming force (such a good idea) for punching through a defensive position. I'm very interested in the array of weapons it will have host, I hope they are also formidible.

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