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by RexFlex
Mon Jul 11, 2005 10:57 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: smileys
Replies: 9
Views: 2376

Nah you can type your own smilie. Putting them in the game would lag it up. Not if they were just client sided representations of the ascii. But I don't like the idea either for different reasons. In my opinion there is often too much unnecesary chit-chat in-game. The console should be for coordina...
by RexFlex
Wed Jul 06, 2005 8:04 am
Forum: Players
Topic: The Story of Your Callsign
Replies: 385
Views: 129466

Contrary to the occasional question I get asked, I am not and have never been a fan of Duran Duran, who it turns out wrote a song called "Reflex".

The name came about when someone noted how I sometimes twisted my body while gaming and started calling me "Flex". I added the Rex bit.
by RexFlex
Tue Jul 05, 2005 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Language
Replies: 48
Views: 14025

I once got chastised for swearing when I used the word "damn" in spiralzone, and the language filter turned it into "$%^&". :? I found the whole thing a little funny considering the scale of harsh language involved and how some of the jibbing going on at the time was more potentially hurtfull withou...
by RexFlex
Wed Jun 15, 2005 8:36 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: bouncing betty?
Replies: 3
Views: 1260

wouldnt that be a bit hard to aim?
I can see it being used as a form of carpet bombing.
by RexFlex
Fri Jun 10, 2005 10:57 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Cylindrical teleport
Replies: 4
Views: 1116

I like your idea a lot :D since I've had issues with how bumping into the gate posts can get in the way of a navigation through the portal at a critical moment when you are heading at it in a non-perpendicular vector. :x But on the other hand I think there might be a few issues with getting it to wo...
by RexFlex
Sat May 28, 2005 1:13 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: flag idea -> random/drunk/bad/defective... aim
Replies: 11
Views: 2766

Bouncy saved my life yesterday
It's amazing how sometimes the bad flags can occasionally help you.

I got blind once and decided to let out a volley of random shots as cover. One of the shots hit someone who was in stealth.

Anyway, this new flag idea is worthwhile considering.
by RexFlex
Thu May 26, 2005 12:26 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: roaming
Replies: 13
Views: 3149

So you can get to zones and places that you would otherwise have to fight for? (ie, in CTF, if someone is guarding their base, you just jump up there, drop the flag and shoot them.) If thats no the intent, i see the flag being used as this. so This does not get my vote. I'm against. I agree. Both P...
by RexFlex
Sun May 15, 2005 8:50 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Flag Idea: Lightning Gun
Replies: 8
Views: 2716

On the one hand, I like the idea of the weapon. But the issue about the distinct possibility of hitting a friendly concerns me a little. Certainly it needs something like that to diminish the otherwise god-like power of the weapon, but there are already enough TKs beyond your means to control and ad...
by RexFlex
Sat May 14, 2005 1:16 pm
Forum: Players
Topic: Where are YOU from???
Replies: 220
Views: 83283

Canberra (the land down under)
by RexFlex
Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:55 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: "shield" flag more powerfull
Replies: 5
Views: 1830

I tend not to hold the flag. One shot protection is rarely enough in my opinion as the shots that hit usually come in quick procession. But I can see what is meant by it being too confusing to allow more shots.

Just don't keep it if you don't think one shot protection is enough.
by RexFlex
Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wings controversy
Replies: 42
Views: 13002

Nothing in BZFlag done with a regular client is cheating. Some things might be a bit more cheesy than others, but it's all acceptable. Yep, that was pretty much what I was alluding to. If the game has that imbalance, it may be cheesy to take advantage of it but it is also suicide not to because the...
by RexFlex
Tue Apr 26, 2005 3:27 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: New Flag
Replies: 16
Views: 4171

Dervish wrote: The genocide tank then has a clean shot at a prone tank.
That's a fair point. It involves an uncommon event (you have the web flag, a team mate has geno, and they can get to the webbed tank), but never the less indicates [/some/] value.
by RexFlex
Mon Apr 25, 2005 7:29 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: New Flag
Replies: 16
Views: 4171

Thief is good for getting yourself a mean weapon while at the same time our oponent loses it. Whether or not that can be considered a directly offensive weapon, that has significant personal value to you.
by RexFlex
Mon Apr 25, 2005 3:41 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: New Flag
Replies: 16
Views: 4171

I have to say that I'm siding with the "what's the point" argument. If the special weapon (web or otherwise) was no easier to hit the oponent with than standard fire, then the flag is more a hinderance to you than helpful (as it would take more than one shot to take them out and the second shot may ...
by RexFlex
Sun Apr 24, 2005 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Oops" in place of apology...
Replies: 43
Views: 13000

I typically team msg "sry" when it was an obviously avoidable TK of mine where it's mostly my fault. If some teammate is clear across the map and they are too noobish to avoid a single shot of mine that might have gone astray, then I'm with Red Baron -- I don't say anything. I'm with you there. I'v...
by RexFlex
Sat Apr 23, 2005 3:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wings controversy
Replies: 42
Views: 13002

My take on WG... it's a flag. Personally, the _setJumpCount should be limited to only one jump, because if you allow people to double-jump it's much like cheating. With GM on unlimited shots you can sit on a perch and rain down hell all day and gather a huge score without having to be a good aim. I...
by RexFlex
Mon Apr 18, 2005 12:36 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: what new features would be cool
Replies: 10
Views: 2952

I would like to see "flat" teleporters that could be driven over rather than through. I also think it would be cool to be able to hide teleporters.
So that you would fall through them and down from the receiving TP (i.e. horizontal instead of vertical)? I like that idea.
by RexFlex
Sun Apr 17, 2005 2:31 am
Forum: Screenshots & Artwork
Topic: one real low score....
Replies: 7
Views: 4282

AND has 31 teamkills.
That makes up less than 1% of his death score. In comparison, 4 of the other 5 players have a much higher tk rate.
by RexFlex
Sat Apr 16, 2005 3:03 pm
Forum: Help: Tactics and Playstyles
Topic: Extra points for flag capture!
Replies: 42
Views: 19200

I prefer the status quo. If anyone really considers capturing the flag to be worthless, consider this : 1) no-one is telling you that you have to capture it yourself. If you prefer personal point scoring, leave the flag capturing to others. There are plenty of other roles you can take in the game. 2...
by RexFlex
Sun Apr 10, 2005 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wings controversy
Replies: 42
Views: 13002

Wings are a good feature overall. Some servers could do well to hobble them a bit more by limiting the number of flaps for balance (for instance, there is no fun playing hunt-the-rabbit when they can just fly away and never land or can purch themselves in very difficult places for non-wings tanks to...
by RexFlex
Fri Apr 08, 2005 9:39 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: booby trapped flag
Replies: 3
Views: 1338

Yeah, that might be a better idea as it gives the flag a fair bit more strength without actually reaching superweapon status. It would be a nasty surprise for the GM and L flag holders who have themselves camped in a nice spot taking shots at everyone. Thinking more about the name, maybe it should b...
by RexFlex
Sat Apr 02, 2005 4:20 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: booby trapped flag
Replies: 3
Views: 1338

booby trapped flag

I looked through the flag suggestions and didn't find one exactly like this, so I was thinking of a flag where your tank acts as normal, but when killed by any means (shot or otherwise), a single shock wave emits from your tank position. That shock wave would behave just as the shock wave flag behav...
by RexFlex
Tue Mar 29, 2005 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do u like to be able to go throug other tanks?
Replies: 25
Views: 7407

It might be nice if this was an option setting.