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buzzy613

Cast Bronze Armor

Casting bronze   18 members have voted

  1. 1. Do you think casting bronze armor is a good idea?

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I would like to propose that bronze armor be cast. 

 

In real life (irrelevant, i know), bronze is hard. Really hard. Like cast iron hard. This is what made it useful for tools. This also makes it completely impossible to forge, since hitting it at any temperature below melting will crack it or do nothing.  As such, historically, anything made of bronze was cast, then filed/sanded/polished to whatever finish was needed.

 

That being said, I would like Terrafirmacraft to follow suit, with cast bronze armor.  The patterns for leather armor could be used to make the molds, requiring considerably more metal to fill than tool molds.  If the devs want to keep the anvil in the formula, perhaps the armor pieces could be made from two cast parts each riveted together on the anvil.

 

Of course, this does make bronze armor a bit cheaper in terms of effort (less forging, though the casting makes it perhaps more involved), so perhaps to balance things the durability of these armors could be lessened (on account of hardness).

 

Regarding believability:  This would certainly help for me, but would probably have a merely educational effect on those with a lesser knowledge of metallurgy.

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The current casting system cannot handle casting anything other than 100 unit items. That's one of the reasons why casted weapons only take 1 ingot while smithing takes 2. If this were to be implemented, it would not be until TFC2 where we completely rewrite casting.

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Ah, thanks.  Good to hear it still might be possible!

Another reason to look forward to TFC2.

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well, then i suggest to change copper and bronze plates, so you have to cast them (like the weapons they only need 100 units of metal)

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Oh, yeah. That'd make sense.  So it wouldn't really make it much easier (you'd still have to rivet them on the anvil) but more realistic/believable.

Something like this:

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Wait. So you're suggesting we make it so a bronze chestplate, which normally takes 8 ingots of metal, can instead be made with only 2 because you would cast the two double sheets for only 100 units, instead of smithing which takes 4 ingots?

 

We're not going to change the anvil recipes to be different for bronze armor. It would still be 2 double sheets for a chest, a double and a single sheet for greaves, and 2 singles for helmets and boots.

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Oh. Right. I haven't made armor in a while, forgot how much it cost. Sorry.

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