Aliens building?

JackalJackal Join Date: 2002-01-26 Member: 91Members
Um did I miss out on something? I asked about this a while back and they said aliens won't be building anything but now they can? I don't get it, can someone fill me in.


  • MoleculorMoleculor Namer-of-Bob Join Date: 2002-01-24 Member: 9Members
    Well, the alien class 2 is the Builder... so.. yeah.. they can build... Lets see.. everything they can build that I know about...

    At least one turret.
    A building that enables cloaking. (Unless that's changed within the past few weeks)

    I'm sure there's more.

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  • Darth_MooDarth_Moo Join Date: 2002-01-25 Member: 83Members
    will the level 2 be better at combat than the level 1?
  • VeertjeVeertje Join Date: 2002-01-25 Member: 58Members
    <!--QuoteBegin--Darth_Moo+Jan. 26 2002,05:58--></span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td><b>Quote</b> (Darth_Moo @ Jan. 26 2002,05:58)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE"><!--QuoteEBegin-->will the level 2 be better at combat than the level 1?<!--QuoteEnd--></td></tr></table><span id='postcolor'><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    if they wouldn't then what would be the use of getting your levels up ? <!--emo&:p--><img src="" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':p'><!--endemo-->
  • LotisLotis Join Date: 2002-01-25 Member: 77Members
    The level 2 is a builder like he said so I'm not sure how much better at combat he will be. I havn't heard anything about how he combats enemys.
  • HuanHuan Join Date: 2002-01-25 Member: 80Members
    For what i've seen the builder is big and phat (from screens) and the lvl 1 small and thin which means the builder will probably be more tough but slower which still has some interest specially if they are a good backup force (remember TF medics? the same but tougher and slower, which was medics problem, they were the 2nd fastest class and they were used to attack not to backup offense).
  • FlayraFlayra Game Director, Unknown Worlds Entertainment San Francisco Join Date: 2002-01-22 Member: 3Super Administrators, NS2 Developer, Subnautica Developer
    Yep, what Huan describes is fairly close.  The builder is a support role, not a real fighter (though he'll definitely be helping in combat frequently).

     We haven't released any info about the alien buildings yet, but I assure you, the aliens can build many structures and will proliferate as much (or more then&#33<!--emo&;)--><img src="" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'><!--endemo--> the marines.  In our earlier playtests, one of the things that really bugged me was that aliens couldn't "spread" or change the level.  The aliens have been changed quite a bit to allow them to create structures and modify the levels around them.  This further goads the marines to action and to frequent scouting, lest they discover a nest in the room next door. <!--emo&:)--><img src="" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'><!--endemo-->
  • LotisLotis Join Date: 2002-01-25 Member: 77Members
    Are respawn eggs like movible spawn points? Could you make a respawn egg far far away from a hive and have someone respawn there?
  • HuanHuan Join Date: 2002-01-25 Member: 80Members
    fear my guessing skills ^_^
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