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wow. I'm not even zerg and that looks cool as hell. anyways I think it should be pretty much what GGMenaus said, except a few eggs pop out that after a short time (say 5 seconds) would pop out as zerglings or broodlings, and you take control of the host, albiet it would have lost 10-20% of it's hp, and unless a zerg unit, would need a medivac to heal it.
Edited by Jake on 6/24/2011 9:05 AM PDT
That would be an awesome Queen ability.
Parasite [25 energy, 3 range]
When target unit (friend or foe) dies, 2-3 larva are spawned.
Use it on Zerglings to easily use up extra Queen energy.
Zerg would be able to produce extra larva during early game with a spare Queen instead of Macro Hatch.
Think it would greatly help early game (too much?).
Do you have a better idea then this?
This is an excellent example of what Blizzard needs to take deeply to heart to get Starcraft back on the path to perfection. Put some science into the fiction.
For the most part Starcraft is void of actual real scientific content. This is actually normal these days. Successful SciFi titles such as Battle Star Galactica, Star Wars & Fire Fly don't have a lot of science in their sci to fi ratio. But adding real scientific terminology & actual truth is stranger than fiction biology-engineering-chemistry to the game (like the op suggested) will work wonders to restore the suspension of disbelief that blizzard has lost. No nerd is gonna geek out on Galactica their whole life. No professor is going to reference an episode of fire fly during a lecture. If a professor did reference anything in lecture it would be a Roddenberry episode of Star Trek or an episode of Dr Who that is older than the students hearing the lecture. There is a great opportunity for Blizzard to expand & strengthen their audience just by pumping some science into their fiction, like Myth Busters.
Blizzard clearly had no intention of "getting real" in the first place. Starcraft is born of very stylistic artistry, not scientific accuracy. The creators are more focused on the novel artistry of things rather than their practicality. Meatalopolis is a battle atop skysc@#%!rs, cool idea, but it's not something that will ever happen. Pretty stylistic artistry is what Blizzard has tried to be good at & therefore succeeded in being good at.
They have not tried to "get real" therefore the game doesn't hold up to critical minds well. Anyone trying to find scientific holes is going to have just as easy a time as someone trying to find plot holes.
On the other hand if Blizzard did try to "get real" then alot of the plot holes would close as well. By constraining their story to actual known scientific reality they would have rules to follow, & by following & detailing these rules they would then expand their audience & give their existing audience a chance to find the story believable again.
Anyway let me wrap up, I know long posts don't work well with these attention spans.
If you add real Biology to Zerg, good things will happen.
If you add real Engineering to Terran, good things will happen.
If you add real Physics to Protoss, good things will happen.
OP: Isn't that just Spawn Broodling from SC1?
Devourers were terrible.
They were also even more useless against ground units than Corruptors. Corruptors can at least cast Corruption on ground units, Devourers can't do anything.
Well Corruption does only affect one units at a time and theres a cooldown which I didn't really like that much andif I have to deal with enemy corruptors without devourers again then its the same thing to beat corruptors is to use corruptors of your own and besides I love that splash Devourers use on those cloaked wraiths and any unit they strike.
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