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I'm sorry - and maybe I'm the only one, but it really bothers me that the new fixed cannon is a fully automatic computer controlled artillery weapon.

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Where's the crew? I've watched crews doing their dangerous work for 17 years, what happened?
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there was a crew?, i thought it was run by gremlins?
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Just one of the redundant mechanics that could be removed and none would complain
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theres been crewed artillery for 17 years but this cannon has also operated by ghost power for 17 years, in the campaign
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theres been crewed artillery for 17 years but this cannon has also operated by ghost power for 17 years, in the campaign
That may be the case, but I would have wished for more from a DLC than using old objects. But maybe they'll change something. In the past, most new objects were animated quite nicely.
Just one of the redundant mechanics that could be removed and none would complain
Maybe that's true, but then it could also be because players like me would never have started to like this game that much. When the fights take place without eager reloaders before the cavalry comes, when the last cannon shot has to be estimated because the reload animation gives a brief indication of when to fire again and the animation when the pieces fall, all of that belongs to AoE 3 for me me at least. ;)
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I mean the giant cannon altogether
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True xD
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InaLeto wrote:
17 May 2022, 13:45
Where's the crew?
It's a pillbox, the crew is underground
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It's a pillbox, the crew is underground
And is the cannon already loaded from below or behind? ;)
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InaLeto wrote:
17 May 2022, 18:46
It's a pillbox, the crew is underground
And is the cannon already loaded from below or behind? ;)
Probably sideways, like urmom
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This slightly bothered me too, it's one of the reasons why I feel like artillery in aoe4 feels so lackluster and unsatisfying to use. Hey at least on the bright side we're going to have vils operating fishing boats tho with this dlc!
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i feel like the idea is that the fixed gun is operated by people hiding in the circular bunker below, so it makes sense you dont see them
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Im too busy watching all the +12xp's from legions of dead skirms to worry about whos crewing the gun

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