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by tuahaa
January 21st, 2010, 4:37 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Drakes - some thoughts on Drake society, biologie and origin
Replies: 120
Views: 11200

Re: Drakes - some thoughts on Drake society, biologie and origin

About the flight issue: I think we are arguing the same thing. My proposal was to take a few steps, jump, flap a lot and take off... If drakes can jump off a small rock and start flying as you say, they why can't they do the same small run up consisting of a few steps and flaps? Jumping off the smal...
by tuahaa
January 20th, 2010, 5:28 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Drakes - some thoughts on Drake society, biologie and origin
Replies: 120
Views: 11200

Re: Drakes - some thoughts on Drake society, biologie and origin

They were unfit or too weak for fighting, though.
I see what you mean though. In the fantasy world, usually only elves and fairy like (including merman) have women who do the hand to hand combat stuff- IRL women only serve in special squads which avoid a lot of combat.
by tuahaa
January 20th, 2010, 5:22 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Drakes - some thoughts on Drake society, biologie and origin
Replies: 120
Views: 11200

Re: Drakes - some thoughts on Drake society, biologie and origin

Also worth bearing in mind that this is a military game in a medieval-esque world - the proportion of women in Wesnoth's combat forces is staggeringly high for the equivalent time period, if anything, rather than low as you seem to be implying. Well, WINR, so I think it is up to the devs to decide ...
by tuahaa
January 20th, 2010, 4:50 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Drakes - some thoughts on Drake society, biologie and origin
Replies: 120
Views: 11200

Re: Drakes - some thoughts on Drake society, biologie and origin

Why not? Dwarves don't have any female units yet because we haven't made them yet. Also worth bearing in mind that this is a military game in a medieval-esque world - the proportion of women in Wesnoth's combat forces is staggeringly high for the equivalent time period, if anything, rather than low...
by tuahaa
January 20th, 2010, 4:43 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Drakes - some thoughts on Drake society, biologie and origin
Replies: 120
Views: 11200

Re: Drakes - some thoughts on Drake society, biologie and origin

But that's just a couple of steps to get started- the problem is that drakes can't reach speeds of 90km/h by taking a couple of steps. And they don't need to. They can take the couple of steps just like a swan and flap their wings to gather enough lift to be able to fly In that ad, the swam was norm...
by tuahaa
January 20th, 2010, 10:43 am
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Drakes - some thoughts on Drake society, biologie and origin
Replies: 120
Views: 11200

Re: Drakes - some thoughts on Drake society, biologie and origin

Most very large birds either need some form of run-up, or a high place to drop off in order to take off successfully ;) Well, drakes certainly can't reach the speeds of 90km/h by running, and a 31m drop straight down doesn't make sense. They will need very high places. This is fine, but it means th...
by tuahaa
January 20th, 2010, 3:48 am
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Drakes - some thoughts on Drake society, biologie and origin
Replies: 120
Views: 11200

Re: Drakes - some thoughts on Drake society, biologie and origin

Fun with maths, but you don't consider difference in build and surface of wings plus a bunch of other factors that living creatures take advantage of while plane science is yet unable to. The science you used claims kangaroos are impossible with their way of movement. As for magic they don't need t...
by tuahaa
January 19th, 2010, 1:55 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Drakes - some thoughts on Drake society, biologie and origin
Replies: 120
Views: 11200

Re: Drakes - some thoughts on Drake society, biologie and origin

I did some more research and I found out that for an aircraft weighing 600kg (the average drake weight you suggested) would be much, much less than that of a commercial aircraft(duh). According to my dad (who is an aircraft safety law maker guy), an aircraft which has the weight of 600kg will requir...
by tuahaa
January 18th, 2010, 6:29 pm
Forum: Art Workshop
Topic: Dwarf Humans
Replies: 71
Views: 8022

Re: Dwarf Humans

revenant wrote:Would the Dwarf Humans be human sized, dwarf sized, or in between?(It would be hard to judge the scale for them if they are in between.)
Just make them fat 'n hairy hobbits
by tuahaa
January 18th, 2010, 5:43 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Drakes - some thoughts on Drake society, biologie and origin
Replies: 120
Views: 11200

Re: Drakes - some thoughts on Drake society, biologie and origin

Referring to the land mass required to sustain drakes- Good work. One thing though- I doubt that Drakes will need an air-strip. If planes would have such wings like dragonflies or birds (or drakes for that matter), they would just need to flap them to take off. In reality, an aeroplane has to reach ...
by tuahaa
January 18th, 2010, 2:54 pm
Forum: Scenario & Campaign Development
Topic: Will there be a Drake campaign?
Replies: 6
Views: 1665

Re: Will there be a Drake campaign?

Awesome! I liked Brave Wings (but I'm very far from finished). I also played Flight for Freedom. The creator obviously put a lot of effort into it but it needs a lot of polishing and is a bit to RPG-ish (but fun none the less).

Thanks guys
by tuahaa
January 17th, 2010, 11:22 am
Forum: Scenario & Campaign Development
Topic: Will there be a Drake campaign?
Replies: 6
Views: 1665

Will there be a Drake campaign?

I know, I know, and no, I don't want to get flamed for this

Just out of curiosity- are there any plans? The some of the few drake campaigns in addons are good. I wonder if there is a way to polish them so they can go main line.
by tuahaa
January 16th, 2010, 6:40 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Drakes newbie
Replies: 15
Views: 1986

Re: Drakes newbie

I just can't stay away from Isar's

would have been fun to finish the game though.

I'm never gonna pull off what you saw at the end of the game again :twisted:
by tuahaa
January 16th, 2010, 6:31 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: How to play Drakes
Replies: 95
Views: 52331

Re: How to play Drakes

Just a comment that may be too late in coming, but someone asked how to counter people on good terrain w/ drakes, and I just wanna paraphrase advice given to me in the past: "If they won't get off their good terrain, just go around them." You are the drakes after all, and good at doing that. Agreed...
by tuahaa
January 16th, 2010, 6:15 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Please review: Drakes v Undead v Knalgans
Replies: 9
Views: 1200

Re: Please review: Drakes v Undead v Knalgans

replay apparently not compatible with 1.6.5... I would have liked to see the replay, being a Drake newbie myself