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Giant Death Robot - Resource?

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by Redstorm, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. Redstorm

    Redstorm Chieftain

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    Just an observation,

    Giant Death Robots required Tech Fusion and resource Uranium to build.

    However as Fusion is the required technology shouldn’t the required resource be Hydrogen (or some element lower than Iron as production of elements heavier than iron absorbs energy). not Uranium which is used in Fission reactions, we learnt Fission on the way to Fusion.
     
  2. logarithm64

    logarithm64 Omnipotent Space Lizard

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    The GDR was added to fill a unit niche, giving another potential use for a very powerful strategic resource.
     
  3. insaneweasel

    insaneweasel Prince

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    I believe that the rationale was that the fission reaction of uranium powered fusion. Hydrogen can be found in water :cool:

    I guess you need that energy for chargin' up yer lazers.

    Wall plug outlet don't quite cut it.
     
  4. Redstorm

    Redstorm Chieftain

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    Makes sence, use a Fision reaction to get enough energy to kick start a Fusion one.
     
  5. effexop

    effexop Chieftain

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    Maybe that is not relevant next to the fact that you don't need freakin ROBOTICS to make a giant death ROBOT. That is a bigger trample on logic.

    You should also ask yourself why egyptian chariots don't require horses (poneys?) and knights, iron (bronze plate ?)

    This is not a gameplay>realism issue, is a bad design issue.
     
  6. duxup

    duxup Prince

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    Giant Death Robots should have a risk of going rouge and attacking their creators and/or everything nearby.
     
  7. NCC81701

    NCC81701 Chieftain

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    Fusion ignition takes megawatts of electricity, makes sense to use a fission reactor as a Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) for the giant walking death bot.
     
  8. Zechnophobe

    Zechnophobe Strategy Lich

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    Likely because hydrogen resources would be placed on every square on the map and create 'clutter'. It would also not be a noticeable restriction on the number of GDR you could create :p.
     
  9. Becephalus

    Becephalus King

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    You are aware giant robots also defy logic?

    Don't take the techs/units so literally. They are each a suite of thousands of technologies. The names could be anything. They are just abstractions.
     
  10. Dan Quale

    Dan Quale Prince

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    Several possible options, I'd like to think that its depleted uranium armor that gives them their superior strength. While its possible to use a fission reaction to start a fusion chain reaction, as is used in a modern day hydrogen bomb(hopefully never), there are other more appropriate ways to do so mainly with the use of extremely high voltage. Using helium 3 and a high voltage detonation system it is currently possible to somewhat contain a controlled fusion reaction using magnetic fields yeilding only mildly catastrophic results.
     
  11. Takeda

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    agreed
     
  12. Redstorm

    Redstorm Chieftain

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  13. Thry

    Thry Warlord

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    Yes, a hard to build unit that consumes uranium should have the ability to go rogue.

    I would like to also suggest that workers should have a chance of joining a radical religious group and blowing themselves up.
     

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