Before I say anything, check out my topic: viewtopic.php?p=48702#p48702
The main question which is asked is "are dwarfs obsolete?" To answer this, I shall try to go the narrow and straightforward way. The term "obsolete" means "out of date" or in other words, "needs to be replaced". To say that they are obsolete would be a overstatement as they are still competitive against Lich and Human, but with some major backlash.
To prove my point, as a dwarf, I am able to win against those around the same power as me. However, I never said that it was easy, without risks, or even a viable option at most times. This is where the REAL problem begins.
Now, I understand that a hospital can only heal units that are "living". Therefor, logically, it makes sense that mechanical units cannot be healed as you cannot heal a machine- you have to fix/repair it. But, even with that said, this is not reality where we have to follow the laws of logic. This is a game and healing machines is not an idea that sounds so far-fetched that it would be risidicious and utterly insane to add. I believe that is is quite silly we cannot heal machines as this puts dwarfs at a COLLOSAL disadvantage. Even if we fight on our home territory and win, after you see the victory message pop up, you will be smacked in the face with your machines dead and resources trickling away trying to regain what you had lost. I am baffled that we have grown so complacent about this is a HUGE issue in the system because it involves one of the three races
By the way, I'm ecstatic to see how many people are finally speaking out on this issue. Good job people, or should I say dwarfs, (or possibly even dwarf sympathizers) keep it up.