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VMDL

VMDL

VMDL (or labelled as Elephant Archer in the HD edition) is a cheat unit in Age of Empires II. The name stands for "Villager Male Dave Lewis", which is named after David Lewis, an Ensemble Studios employee.[1] They can only be spawned through the use of their cheat code "I LOVE THE MONKEY HEAD", and doing so creates a VMDL at the Town Center.

They are very fast and good for exploring but cannot attack, build or interact with any object at all. However, they can lay foundation for buildings when being assigned with the 'build' command. They also can be garrisoned inside buildings, granting an attack bonus.

In the original unofficial Age of Empires II: The Forgotten Empires, if the VMDL is being attacked by any wild animal, or such a wild animal enters his Line of Sight, he will turn into a normal female Villager and retaliate or attack the animal. This does not happen in the official Age of Empires II HD: The Forgotten.

No matter what civilization the player is using, the VMDL always speaks modern English, except when being assigned to build a building (which he would respond in the usual native language of the civilization). He tends to respond in weird sentences like "Bongo drums in my head." or "That's a good idea."

This unit is not available in the Scenario Editor.


ReferencesEdit

  1. http://aok.heavengames.com/gameinfo/ask-sandyman/ask-sandy-iii/

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