I’m not really pleased with the opaque rules for the 8-choices selection (in fact, I don’t like the competition aspect)…
I think devs are also taking into account if you belong to one of the possible countries for this competition. If not, they could ignore your ideas…
If it’s a not-merfolk who win the poll, I don’t see the meaning of the 1st week…
And Mech also includes devices/machines, such as canon, rocket, etc. so a chariot should be a Mech .
Since the update I no longer care enough to vote. However I will have a quick browse because if community members have taken time to come up with ideas then I should extend my courtesy and at least read them.
I’m not sure if I agree. An animate being created from inanimate component materials is a construct if it is powered by magic (e.g. golems), or a mech if it is powered by machinery (e.g. tankbot). If a troop is assembled from inanimate materials and requires a living operator, the line is less clear. Dwarven Gate, Fortress Gate, and Ship Cannon are all typed as constructs. Blast Cannon, Flame Cannon, Goblin Rocket, Steam Turret, and Drill Borer are all typed as mechs. Dwarven Gate may well be powered by magic, with the “speak friend and enter” flavor text referencing a magic door in the Lord of the Rings. If Fortress Gate and Ship Cannon are non-magical, though, then I don’t think a chariot could be classed as a mech.
Unless, of course, the chariot is pulled by ROBOT SEAHORSES
Or robot sharks, I suppose, but seahorse chariots are kind of a thing in real-world mythology.
Well, the Ship Cannon fires three times in rapid succession when it casts its spell, and real-world cannons could take a while to reload. Perhaps it’s a magically self-loading cannon? That’ll at least be my head-canon (head-cannon?).
I feel the same way. “Merfolk” needs to be more specific than “can survive underwater”. Sea-dwelling creatures in general should be monsters or beasts, like Dragon Turtle, Lamprey, or Giant Enemy Crab. Perhaps merfolk in particular are creatures with a vaguely magical connection to the ocean, like how dwarves are connected to the earth and elves have an affinity for forests.
But no, people gotta vote for “shocktopus” because it’s a doofy name…
I totally agree - The fact that several of the options are not MERFOLK but sea creatures to start with made this a bit too open ended.
Merfolk are a race of humanoids that live underwater.
But I can hear the ‘you’re just jealous you didn’t get selected’. No actually I am frustrated that the Dev opened up the definition so far out of the standard def by selecting ideas that clearly are not humoid that it didn’t matter what was the original winning concept.