Strategic and Useful Floors

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Strategic and Useful Floors

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The new floors are wonderful, but it would be great to see floors and terrain that can be used in the front-lines against biters.

Some good examples would be:
-Spiked floors: Minor damage to anything that walks on them
-Moats,Marshes, or Trenches: Not deep enough to prevent the aliens from crossing, but slows them down while on them
-Tall Grass: high pollution absorption, naturally occurring, lowers alien detection range
-Metal Platform: Same movement speed as concrete, but the raised metal grating could allow a trap system to be implemented (traps could be hidden under the grate)
-Rubble: Slows movement, naturally occurring, can be destroyed like boulders

These were just a few ideas I came up with, but I think additional flooring like these would add an entire new element to the game, outside of the "paint the map gray" strategy most people have taken with flooring.

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Re: Strategic and Useful Floors

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This is actually not a bad idea.
it meshes well with the electricity-transferring floor previous suggested in another thread, and would add some nice variety to the gameworld.

...with some tweaks, of course. Grass shouldn't absorb that much pollution at all.

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Grass already absorbs pollution, this just suggests a new grass type of tile that absorbs it faster.

As a note, if you replace most types of terrain with stone or concrete, it reduces pollution absorption. I think sand is just as bad as concrete at absorptionhowever.
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I do like the the first sugestions, but not the last 2. I think that a "metal platform" should be implemented in the form of a catwalk.
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TuckJohn wrote:I do like the the first sugestions, but not the last 2. I think that a "metal platform" should be implemented in the form of a catwalk.
Yeah, the last two I actually came up with as I was typing the post. For the platform I meant "a floor that can have traps hidden underneath it", so catwalks and other examples of raised flooring follow the principle behind it. As for the rubble, I thought of it as a way to add variety to the terrain outside of actual flooring, since right now all we have are boulders and trees. But yeah, I think it was by far the least imaginative of the examples on my list.

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