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Idea: PvP airship battles?

The idea came up in chat a few days ago, but is there any possibility of doing team airship battles? it could be crews of 5 people manning each airship and could progress through various environmental conditions like strong winds or fog. there could be 2 to 4 teams. Team composition could be something like 1 pilot, 4 crew who run around repairing or manning different parts of the ship. like maybe one person is covering the engines and as a result the airship goes 5-10% faster, or maybe everyone is on cannons? Also why not allow the airships to change altitude and ram one another? Anyone got any thoughts on this?

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  • Orpheal.8263Orpheal.8263 Member ✭✭✭

    its somethign interestign to think about, same as NAVAL battles on the sea for content for an Underwater/Sea/Cantha Expansion.

    But airship battles woulld be a completely different thing in regard of the Z-achsis


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  • As a huge fan of Skies of Arcadia, any airship battle is fine by me. All in on that!

  • Fallesafe.5932Fallesafe.5932 Member ✭✭✭

    You already have pirateship (errr... airship) battles on the ground in WvW.

  • Westenev.5289Westenev.5289 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Flight sims tend to get poor reviews, from experience. I never understood why; I'd buy an expansion with this feature.

  • Taygus.4571Taygus.4571 Member ✭✭✭✭

    That kind of sounds like a whole other game....

  • Steve The Cynic.3217Steve The Cynic.3217 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Sounds like Astral combat in Allods Online.

    @Biff.5312 said:
    Exercise your whimsy.

  • @chrisjfinlay.5614 said:
    As a huge fan of Skies of Arcadia, any airship battle is fine by me. All in on that!

    One of my favourite games! Would love to see more airship involvement in this game. If we had airship battles like SoA I'd be pretty happy, I'd definitely buy an airship based expansion. My only worry is to do it properly would take a lot of resources which aren't available, so I imagine if we got something like this, it wouldn't end up as the epic airship battles we all hope for, but more a cobbled together mini game that wouldn't really work or do the idea justice.

    I'd still quite like an airship as a home instance as well (which you'd be able to relocate to base in different maps when you feel like it).

  • They're adding Airships to WvW, makes more sense there

  • What about a mastery track which allows an airship home instance to be called into a map. probably need invisible walls on it to prevent its use to circumvent environmental puzzles or barriers though.

  • Zin Dau.1749Zin Dau.1749 Member ✭✭✭

    yea i was just thinking to have ships be the masteries for the next expansion. ships, airships, and submarines. build them, sail them, decorate them, travel between maps, fight in them.

  • Loading.4503Loading.4503 Member ✭✭✭

    Just had an idea... time to organize a bunch of gliding warriors with death from above traited...

  • ...blech..

  • @killermanjaro.5670 said:

    @chrisjfinlay.5614 said:
    As a huge fan of Skies of Arcadia, any airship battle is fine by me. All in on that!

    One of my favourite games! Would love to see more airship involvement in this game. If we had airship battles like SoA I'd be pretty happy, I'd definitely buy an airship based expansion. My only worry is to do it properly would take a lot of resources which aren't available, so I imagine if we got something like this, it wouldn't end up as the epic airship battles we all hope for, but more a cobbled together mini game that wouldn't really work or do the idea justice.

    I'd still quite like an airship as a home instance as well (which you'd be able to relocate to base in different maps when you feel like it).

    The Zhaitan fight should have been like a Skies-esque airship battle. Would have been a massive departure from playstyle though, probably impossible to do in-game.

    Would have saved the hassle of kiting mobs back to the troop of NPCs in the bridge who couldn't be bothered coming to help me.

    No worries guys, we've got an armada up here but I'll just solo these dragons and their minions, shall I? cool.

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