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Thread: The Effect of the Psionic Storm on Burrowed Units

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    Default The Effect of the Psionic Storm on Burrowed Units

    I thought about the effect of the photonic storm on burrowed units...
    Well in sc1 the photnic storm of the high templer did full damage to zerg unit, burrowed or unburrowed.
    and i wonderd why? the earth the zerg burrowed in sups to block the storm.
    my question is what do you think will happend in sc2?
    do the burrowed unit get full damage? half? or not at all?

    I personaly think there will be no changes but i hope blizzard will change it...
    It'll be pretty awesome to see pro players burrowing the zergling moment before the storm attacks and avoiding damage / getting a half of it.

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    Default Re: the Effect of the Photonic Storm on Burrowed Units

    I believe you mean Psionic Storm...and as far as I know it is the same as it was in SCI

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    It is the same as in SC1, if you realize what exactly psi storm is made from and how it works you will understand that it doesn't matter if your above ground or not you would still take full damage.

    Hint: You can't stop psi powers with solid objects (unless they have Psionic properties of their own).
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    It's not a electrical storm. Just imagine it being a storm of uranium tipped bullets. Earth can't stop them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supersonic View Post
    It is the same as in SC1, if you realize what exactly psi storm is made from and how it works you will understand that it doesn't matter if your above ground or not you would still take full damage.

    Hint: You can't stop psi powers with solid objects (unless they have Psionic properties of their own).
    if you are deep enough under ground you won't get hurt, but i imagine that the zerg quickly borrowing won't get far enough. also marines inside bunkers and units inside ships don't get effected by psionic storm. not sure if thats just gameplay

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    Default Re: the Effect of the Photonic Storm on Burrowed Units

    Haha, photonic storm. They so need to put that into the game.

    also marines inside bunkers and units inside ships don't get effected by psionic storm. not sure if thats just gameplay
    Pretty sure it's just gameplay. Otherwise if a psionic storm hits I would just step into my house and close the door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pandonetho View Post
    Haha, photonic storm. They so need to put that into the game.



    Pretty sure it's just gameplay. Otherwise if a psionic storm hits I would just step into my house and close the door.
    lmao that would be an awesome "the gathering" replacement. "Photonic Storm"

    Yeah I'm sure it is gameplay reasons.
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    Default Re: the Effect of the Photonic Storm on Burrowed Units

    My favorite thing about Photonic Storms are the beautiful rainbows that follow in their wake. Also, Psionic Storms aren't just lightning, they are mental energy that would have no heed or hinderance from simple soil.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SaharaDrac View Post
    My favorite thing about Photonic Storms are the beautiful rainbows that follow in their wake. Also, Psionic Storms aren't just lightning, they are mental energy that would have no heed or hinderance from simple soil.
    Rainbows? Is this a new visual effect in SCII? I want to see it =)
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    Default Re: the Effect of the Photonic Storm on Burrowed Units

    We had a big thread on this @ blizzforums: http://blizzforums.com/showthread.php?t=24044&page=4

    We decided that psionic storm is a completely physical effect (but created via mental powers).

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