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Bad Flags

Post by *Boinkage*! » Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:18 pm

I've never really seen many bad flags suggested here, so I thought of two.

1) Slow reload flag: Your shots take longer than usual to reload.

2) Slow shot flag: Your shots move slower than usual.

3) Random shoot speed flag: Your shots fire at random speeds.

Obviously, #1 is only really bad on low-shot number servers. #2 would not be ALL bad if you learned the speed of the bullets. #3 is just mean, though :P .
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Okay, you get a Bic, the orc gets a long sword.

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Then he cuts you in half.

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Re: Bad Flags

Post by F687/s » Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:12 pm

From http://my.bzflag.org/w/Flag_Ideas

1. Approved but not implemented. Patches welcome. ;-)
2. Closest I could find was Long Shot "Bullets go twice as far but at a slower speed. Possibly N/2 extra bullets." Blank status, so not really sure what to think. Could be interesting.
3. Known in most circles as "n00b with Agility." ;-) Not listed either. Would probably be interesting, as long as the lower bounds is slow enough to prevent people from running into their own shot. But it doesn't seem too game-breaking.

If you want, you can post the ideas to the Flag ideas wiki, and hope that someone cares. At least these don't seem too outlandish...

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Re: Bad Flags

Post by *Boinkage*! » Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:22 am

How about SLow tank (SL)

Your tank moves and turns at half speed.
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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Re: Bad Flags

Post by blast » Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:29 am

*Boinkage*! wrote:How about SLow tank (SL)

Your tank moves and turns at half speed.
Not much different that the "Momentum" flag.
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Re: Bad Flags

Post by *Boinkage*! » Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:06 pm

blast wrote:
*Boinkage*! wrote:How about SLow tank (SL)

Your tank moves and turns at half speed.
Not much different that the "Momentum" flag.
How is that so? Momentum allows you to hit full speed, while SLow tank would not have momentum, but would halve your speed and turning radius.
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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Re: Bad Flags

Post by blast » Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:26 pm

I don't see it as being different enough to bother implementing.
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Re: Bad Flags

Post by *Boinkage*! » Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:39 am

It wouldn't be hat hard to do. It would simply take a few lines of code adjusting _tankSpeed_ and similar factors (if there is a seperate one for turning rate).
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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