DA2: Ragash Hopper assault harvester preview!

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Post by Steelviper » Wed Jul 30, 2003 2:24 pm

Well it´s been a while since I posted my last ship, in the meantime I have been and am still working on a secret major project :D You´ll see soon (I hope)...
Anyway the newest addition to the Ragash fleet is the socalled "Hopper" assault harvester. It feels at home both in space and on planets, where it harvests fresh carbonide resources whichever shape they might have. Although mostly unarmed they are not to be underestimated as they can assimilate an uncautious platoon of foot soldiers in a few seconds with their Atomizer beam, breaking them down into nice transportable atoms to store in their two forward cargo containers. On the ground the Hoppers run around like crasy cockroaches from one resource to another, locating fresh resources with their two giant antennas and signalling more hoppers to check by. Sometimes they can be seen crouching down on all four legs and then jumping high into the air like a grashopper, covering a few hundred meters easily with one jump, which earned them their nickname. They are not very hard to destroy but they always appear in huge numbers,which means some will always get through...
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Post by Meurig » Wed Jul 30, 2003 2:50 pm

Nifty!

When another of Steelviper's WIP meshes is finished, it, this, the repair corv and my Omega will be put into Da2 [img]smile.gif[/img]

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Post by Chevieblazer » Wed Jul 30, 2003 5:04 pm

Creepy! :eek: :D

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Post by Captain Pierce » Thu Jul 31, 2003 12:55 am

Oh, it's much scarier than creepy... :D

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Post by punk » Thu Jul 31, 2003 9:04 am

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Post by reapernoire » Thu Jul 31, 2003 9:41 am

The bit about appearing in huge numbers and some always getting through make sme think Starship troopers and Tyrannids...
*tootles off to find his tactical nuke launcher and some power armour*
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Post by Sha Vor » Thu Jul 31, 2003 2:16 pm

Cool hopper. nice hopper AHHHH! *atomised*
[img]smile.gif[/img] anyway nice design and nice story about it to. Can almost imagine them swarming...killing...harvesting. hehe

So how much of the Ragash are done?

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Post by Steelviper » Thu Jul 31, 2003 2:22 pm

Well what´s left to do: drone frig+drone (non buildable), prox sensor, research ship, sensor array, target drone, cryotray, headshot asteroid, mothership. The light interceptor and bomber will get a little face lift too [img]smile.gif[/img]
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Post by nebula » Thu Jul 31, 2003 8:31 pm

cool

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Post by Sigma957 » Sat Aug 02, 2003 1:21 am

Mean looking sucker :D
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