Antlion

VarmintLP

Worker
Backer
#1
If not already planned it would be interesting to have some antlions which could set up camp on a map to lure some ants into it's trap. Perhaps they could be invincible and I actually found some really nice footage for your guys to use which is also very important in the recreation of the behaviors or movements.

Very nice to be honest. :)
 
#2
They were originally planned for 2.1 and 2.2 challenge, I remember seeing but I can't find that post about why they're replaced by tiger beetle larvae though.
 

MikeSlugDisco

Community Manager
Staff member
Community Manager
#3
In short - antlions were the original enemy planned for 2.x challenge mode, but they'd have needed quite a lot of fiddly changes to the game rules to have their steep-sided trap, which wouldn't work with our hex tile system. By replacing them with tiger beetle larvae, we had essentially the same enemy type but without all the changes needed for a trap.
 

VarmintLP

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#4
you could actually make it so that the antlion is in the center of 7 Hexagons. If they need more space they could use 19 tiles which would make it possible for a bigger trap.
 
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