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Wannazzaki

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Re: Silver armor
« Reply #30 on: January 01, 2012, 01:32:07 pm »

Being a bit of a metalcrafter myself, let me tell you that silver is hilariously soft.  So soft that people don't use fine silver much, but instead use sterling silver.  Fine silver is 99.9% silver, sterling is usually 92% or therabouts, with the rest composed of mainly copper and maybe trace elements.  That 8% copper content is enough to increase the strength enormously - you could dilute silver with cardboard and make it stronger.  24k gold, which is 99.9% gold and comparable to silver in terms of density and strength, is soft enough that you can squeeze it between your thumb and finger and leave an impression.

Incidentally, this is why "silver bullets" would work just fine; fine silver is somewhere between copper and lead in hardness, (the two common metals used in modern bullets). So Urist LoneRanger would do okay if he could use pistols. Especially if he made them with low-grain loads... so they won't tumble.

Of course, like everything else in this gods-cursed game, that comes with infinite problems of its own.

Urist Browning cancelled forge pistol - needs recoil springs.

Why not just have a stock, a tube, a mechanism powered rotating loader and lead balls packed with their own propellant. Like caseless rounds. I don't think DF would track the build up of residue shaving off the round..

Urist Browning cancelled shoot rifle - hands exploded.

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Re: Silver armor
« Reply #31 on: January 01, 2012, 01:52:09 pm »

Why not just have a stock, a tube, a mechanism powered rotating loader and lead balls packed with their own propellant. Like caseless rounds. I don't think DF would track the build up of residue shaving off the round..

Urist Browning cancelled shoot rifle - hands exploded.

That sounds suspiciously identical to actual black-powder revolvers.

Right down to the exploding bit, in the case of the Walker Colt.



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Re: Silver armor
« Reply #32 on: January 01, 2012, 02:31:18 pm »

Why not just have a stock, a tube, a mechanism powered rotating loader and lead balls packed with their own propellant. Like caseless rounds. I don't think DF would track the build up of residue shaving off the round..

Urist Browning cancelled shoot rifle - hands exploded.

That sounds suspiciously identical to actual black-powder revolvers.

Right down to the exploding bit, in the case of the Walker Colt.

That is what i was getting at yes. Except that i phrased it as though it was my idea. >.> <.<
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Re: Silver armor
« Reply #33 on: January 01, 2012, 03:29:49 pm »

Silver bullets fired from a handgun against something with body armour - say a bronze collosus would be useless though :P

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Re: Silver armor
« Reply #34 on: January 01, 2012, 03:37:32 pm »

Silver bullets fired from a handgun against something with body armour - say a bronze collosus would be useless though :P

Shooting something made of a semi hard metal with no organs is a fucking stupid idea anyway.
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Re: Silver armor
« Reply #35 on: January 01, 2012, 03:38:36 pm »

Silver bullets fired from a handgun against something with body armour - say a bronze collosus would be useless though :P

Shooting something made of a semi hard metal with no organs is a fucking stupid idea anyway.

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Re: Silver armor
« Reply #36 on: January 01, 2012, 03:47:04 pm »

Shooting something made of a semi hard metal with no organs is a fucking stupid idea anyway.

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Re: Silver armor
« Reply #37 on: January 01, 2012, 04:05:57 pm »

Silver bullets fired from a handgun against something with body armour - say a bronze collosus would be useless though :P

Shooting something made of a semi hard metal with no organs is a fucking stupid idea anyway.

= Tank

Tanks are hollow with people in them. A colossus is SOLID METAL

Also sig away

Well okay. Adamantium tipped bullets for chewing through heavily armoured and solid targets (Swiss cheese anything enough and it will stop moving). HAPPY NOW?

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Re: Silver armor
« Reply #38 on: January 01, 2012, 04:09:53 pm »

Silver bullets fired from a handgun against something with body armour - say a bronze collosus would be useless though :P

Shooting something made of a semi hard metal with no organs is a fucking stupid idea anyway.

= Tank

Tanks are hollow with people in them. A colossus is SOLID METAL

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= what a tank wishes it could be?

And shooting a colossus, even IF you could pierce it, would be pointless... it has no organs, no blood, doesn't feel pain or fear... it probably wouldn't even notice really unless you shot it with a damn cannon and knocked off a limb.
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Re: Silver armor
« Reply #39 on: January 01, 2012, 04:11:50 pm »

Exactly. The same applies to people :P

There's an instance where police in America have shot people in the head, said people don't even notice, shoots police. Notices wound, dies of shock.

I feel like this has gone off topic :P

Silver armour = No no no. Too fragile to even make.

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Re: Silver armor
« Reply #40 on: January 01, 2012, 04:12:34 pm »

Exactly. The same applies to people :P

There's an instance where police in America have shot people in the head, said people don't even notice, shoots police. Notices wound, dies of shock.

I feel like this has gone off topic :P

Silver armour = No no no. Too fragile to even make.

A silver colossus would be a glorious, hilarious fail then
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Re: Silver armor
« Reply #41 on: January 01, 2012, 04:19:34 pm »

Silver armour = No no no. Too fragile to even make.

A silver colossus would be a glorious, hilarious fail then

Surprisingly, a 100% adamantine colossus also fails gratuitously.

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Re: Silver armor
« Reply #42 on: January 01, 2012, 04:20:22 pm »

Silver armour = No no no. Too fragile to even make.

A silver colossus would be a glorious, hilarious fail then

Surprisingly, a 100% adamantine colossus also fails gratuitously.

Yeah. A good fart would send it blowing over the horizon like a paper bag caught in a draft. Which would make me giggle.


Unless it had weighted feet and bladed claws. Then we would all be bumfucked.
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Re: Silver armor
« Reply #43 on: January 01, 2012, 04:21:54 pm »

The adamantine colossus hits the Dwarf in the lower body!
*Dwarf is pushed 1 tile away*
The Dwarf hits the adamantine colossus in the left toe!
*Colossus flung to the moon*

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Re: Silver armor
« Reply #44 on: January 01, 2012, 04:24:11 pm »

The adamantine colossus hits the Dwarf in the lower body!
*Dwarf is pushed 1 tile away*
The Dwarf hits the adamantine colossus in the left toe!
*Colossus flung to the moon*

This can either go two ways. 1: Attach a tow line and use it to ascend to the moon and play Moon Fortress
2: Someone invents Colossus Golf
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