on 20-05-2012 09:09 AM
Just a thought....but one way to sort out the problem of spawn killing and base ravaging might be to add a fixed machine gun to pods and allow players to stay inside them for up to one minute? It would give a butchered team a chance to collectively fight back from spawn.
Also, the bubble shield cost is too high, it should be down to around 4 so that a team can defend itself against 3 or 4 tanks firing artillery shells constantly. In the beta the tank cost was much higher than 2, I think it was 5 or 6 - maybe that needs to go back up to 6 so that we don't see so many tank rushes.
Maybe adding a skill to allow a longer stay in the pod with a gun would be a balanced approach? The pod can't move, so the only use would be on defence.
on 20-05-2012 09:15 AM
on 20-05-2012 09:21 AM
on 20-05-2012 11:16 AM
What if, in CTF, a bit of inspiration could be taken. Each team could have their main base with the flag, but also have two other zones were they can spawn, build stuff, which can't be taken like in zones. But to capture the flag you would still have to go back to your main base. This would stop people baseraping the main base cos they would know there are two other bases were the guys could be coming from. Even if one team spread out evenly among the bases to spawnkill them all, the whole team would be able to spawn at the main base, overwhelming the reduced amount of people that are baseraping, and with rift saved up before their constant deaths they would be able to set up heavy turrets to damage incoming Hawks from the other bases, etc etc. By doing this it would make it increasingly hard to spawn kill, and would persuade players to just go for the flag.
on 20-05-2012 05:15 PM
20-05-2012 05:20 PM - edited 20-05-2012 05:21 PM
Problem: the pod should be indestructible otherwise it would be an easy target anyway.
Second problem: indestructible pods with a machine gun on them would become "fixed controllable turrets" complicating things even more.
I said this in the other thread thread but I think it's useful to say it again here.
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