High ground give some strategic advantage?

By on November 1, 2015 9:43:19 AM from Ashes of the Singularity Forums Ashes of the Singularity Forums

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If it does I can't tell.  It would make sense if units or defensive structures placed there could see or shoot farther.

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November 1, 2015 12:40:47 PM from Ashes of the Singularity Forums Ashes of the Singularity Forums

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November 1, 2015 1:11:31 PM from Ashes of the Singularity Forums Ashes of the Singularity Forums

It is meant to make a difference though I have not tested this. Even the Sensor/Radar building is apparently better higher up.

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November 2, 2015 11:30:24 AM from Ashes of the Singularity Forums Ashes of the Singularity Forums

Similarly to Starcraft etc, units can't see higher elevation levels. So you have to either scout it with aircraft, climb the hill, or use the scan power to actually see the units up there. Meanwhile they can see you, and if they're indirect-fire (aka they shoot in arcs, like artillery) they get to shoot you.

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November 2, 2015 1:16:38 PM from Ashes of the Singularity Forums Ashes of the Singularity Forums

thats it? I thought physiscs buff to ranges would also come in play?

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November 2, 2015 2:32:02 PM from Ashes of the Singularity Forums Ashes of the Singularity Forums

Being on a hill will give you better line of site and allow you to see further.  Not sure how much this is in the current alpha.

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November 2, 2015 5:36:09 PM from Ashes of the Singularity Forums Ashes of the Singularity Forums

Quoting Frogboy,

Being on a hill will give you better line of site and allow you to see further.  Not sure how much this is in the current alpha.
wouldn't the ranges naturally be a little bit longer because the projectiles arc and therefore can fall further? 

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November 2, 2015 9:29:42 PM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

Quoting tatsujb,


Quoting Frogboy,

Being on a hill will give you better line of site and allow you to see further.  Not sure how much this is in the current alpha.

wouldn't the ranges naturally be a little bit longer because the projectiles arc and therefore can fall further? 

Yes.

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