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Flag: RPG? (And short range and long range and slow reload)

Post by *Boinkage*! » Sun Aug 12, 2007 3:33 pm

I've been thinking about a flag that might not take much to do. It is simply a guided missile, with a shorter range, that explodes with a shockwave (small) at the moment of impact (or when it's range runs out)
It would be:
(RpG): This flag tracks targets, exploding in a blast radius. Short range
And that gives me an idea for a bad flag...
(Short range): Your shot range is halved.
And a good flag...
(Long Range):Your shot range is doubled.
and a bad flag...lol.
(SLow reload):It takes twice as long to reload.
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Okay, you get a Bic, the orc gets a long sword.

He cuts the Bic in half.

Then he cuts you in half.

Oops, I meant quarters.

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Post by Spazzy McGee » Sun Aug 12, 2007 3:54 pm

Similar ideas to the homing SW have been widely discussed and rejected in the past.

IIRC, long reload has been approved by Tim Riker - don't expect it any time soon. We already have short reload - it's Rapid Fire. Rapid Fire and Machine Gun already lower range.
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Post by *Boinkage*! » Sun Aug 12, 2007 7:53 pm

Spazzy Mcgee wrote:Similar ideas to the homing SW have been widely discussed and rejected in the past.

IIRC, long reload has been approved by Tim Riker - don't expect it any time soon. We already have short reload - it's Rapid Fire. Rapid Fire and Machine Gun already lower range.
I mean SLOW, not SHORT.
EDIT: I see there is long reload, but there isnt simply half range as a bad flag
The Pen is Mightier Than the Sword.

Okay, you get a Bic, the orc gets a long sword.

He cuts the Bic in half.

Then he cuts you in half.

Oops, I meant quarters.

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Post by Saber » Sun Aug 19, 2007 9:10 am

Most of these flags are the same thing or alredy exist. There is a formula used for shot range, speed and reload time. IIRC, it's shotSpeed*reloadTime=shotRange
Lower reload time means lowed shot range (rapid fire and machine gun). A long reload flag would be the same as a long range flag but you said one was good and the other was bad :?
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Post by gnu-sense » Sun Aug 19, 2007 2:34 pm

You could probably do the homing SW with a server plugin that explodes a SW world weapon on GM (or other flag) impact, but you would be limited in having one radius for SW and homing versions. And people would really hate campers, which they do already, but maybe even more.

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Post by *Boinkage*! » Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:03 pm

I already figured that on a 100x100 map, you need 100,000 ww points, and because the shots are client side, not server side, and the server doesn't "know" actually where a bullet is. It knows shot and hit. And if you had the clients download the areas, a cheater would make them all go off every time a GM hit...
The Pen is Mightier Than the Sword.

Okay, you get a Bic, the orc gets a long sword.

He cuts the Bic in half.

Then he cuts you in half.

Oops, I meant quarters.

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Post by blast » Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:53 pm

*Boinkage*! wrote:I already figured that on a 100x100 map, you need 100,000 ww points, and because the shots are client side, not server side, and the server doesn't "know" actually where a bullet is. It knows shot and hit. And if you had the clients download the areas, a cheater would make them all go off every time a GM hit...
Actually, you don't have to place world weapons if you're going to use a plugin. The plugin can fire a world weapon where it wants.

You are right that the server does not know for sure where the bullets end up. It does not keep a full shot state yet.

In regards to a cheater, they would not be able to trigger all of the world weapons. World weapons are processed and triggered by the server itself.
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Post by *Boinkage*! » Tue Aug 21, 2007 7:49 pm

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I mean that they could make the "hit" on a gm register all over the map.
A full shot state would laggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg(You get the point)[/b]
The Pen is Mightier Than the Sword.

Okay, you get a Bic, the orc gets a long sword.

He cuts the Bic in half.

Then he cuts you in half.

Oops, I meant quarters.

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Post by JeffM » Tue Aug 21, 2007 7:56 pm

shot states and tracking on the server add no lag, just a small increase in the already small CPU usage of the server.

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Post by blast » Tue Aug 21, 2007 8:44 pm

*Boinkage*!, you need to do a little research next time.
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