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Rebuilding walls

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It would be nice to be able to rebuild walls, especially forcing predators to go the long way around if the walls are, lets say three(?) elements thick?

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It's been suggested many times and we've been thinking about it for years - it creates several unique problems (such as being able to turtle in forever and upsetting the intended balance of a level) and we've not thought of a way to rebuild walls that we like. Not saying it'll never happen but it's not something we've found a good way of doing yet.

I don't know how it would work from coding perspective, but by making walls destroyable and coding so that enemies would attack them only if they make registered path unavaiable, you could prevent colonies from both turtling and using the walls as decoys.

You could always force it so that you have to build walls in places where walls have been destroyed, so that original pathways can't be filled in, but mistakes can be undone or corrected. 
And on the sixth day, God created ant in his own image, and gave them dominion over the earth and all of its creatures.  Amen.

I had an idea about blockings tile that could be an amelioration of the speed tile that would be filled with wood and dirt and would let pass ants or little creatures, it would have a life bar and the tallest creatures would have to get by another way or to destruct it if they think that would be quicker, maybe if no ants get in it during something like a day of the game it would slowely fill itself of dirt and become a normal block of dirt.
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While a reverse speed tile would be interesting, it would require the devs want to add something they seem to want to avoid, only in a "soft" form.  It would also probably not match what people want from building up destroyed walls. 
And on the sixth day, God created ant in his own image, and gave them dominion over the earth and all of its creatures.  Amen.

I have figured it out! If you rebuilt walls there are a couple things I would suggest.
1) You can not build them around the entrance.
2)Walls built in pathways (original or not) would still be treated as if they were pathways. Being targeted when there is not a path.
3) There would be 4 levels. The forth level helps brood chambers by upgrading them.(This could be treated as huminity control)