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Friday, April 20, 2012

Frivolous Friday: For the People who Searched for "My Little Pony Ogre Battle"

Going through the traffic sources for Flailthroughs I came across a number of searches for "My Little Pony Ogre Battle."


I mean, I know there is, God help us all, a series of MLP/Fallout crossovers known as "Fallout Equestria" (I've also heard the name "Foalout") but if there's MLP/Ogre Battle Saga mashups I don't know of them and I'm more than happy to keep it that way.

But you know, looking at it from a game mechanics perspective...

Earth Ponies would I suspect be Plains-type, the most common terrain type of Ogre Battle units and the standard for humanoids. Since they seem to be incapable of wielding magic from what this wiki tells me, I imagine they'd be limited to physical attacks like Golems. Not being made of rock, perhaps they'd get a high AGI or more attacks per battle than the average unit, like Hellhounds do.

Pegasus Ponies would be High-Sky units, of course. Since they're said to have weather-manipulation abilities, I see them as kind of high-flying Valkyries, able to use group-hitting Lightning-element attacks from the back row. And of course Unicorn Ponies would be your magic users.

And then you've got your Pegasus Unicorn all-purpose combo pony, but there's a trait she has which is far more important for Ogre Battle purposes. Princess Celestia would be a kick-ass unit leader. As a Pegasus she'd be a High-Sky unit, and as a Princess she'd give her entire unit a bonus attack per battle, which could be a downright unstoppable combination. ...of course that raises the question of whether she could be a unit leader, as traditionally this isn't something non-humanoids can do. If she was, she could either be flanked by three humans or one human and another creature-type because of the standard Ogre Battle unit limitations.  Celestia, a Pegasus and a Priest (with the mass healing spell) would be a potentially fragile unit, since you'd need all three in the back row for the maximum benefits of their magic attacks, but with the Priests getting an extra heal and the sheer amount of magic damage possible, it could probably take out just about anything.

Considering I just wrote this via the good old rectal extraction method, using nothing but the MLP wiki and what I've overheard Isstvan82 and AngeliqueDaemon say about the series, I'd be interested to hear other opinions from them or anybody else. Guys?

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