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My first suggestion of the year....

Post by adameros » Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:31 am

This might already be possible, but give SW momentum, so you could "throw" the shock wave.

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Re: My first suggestion of the year....

Post by darkid » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:12 pm

Probably not possible, probably would make SW OP.
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Re: My first suggestion of the year....

Post by Cobra_Fast » Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:30 pm

Whilst that sounds interesting, there might be difficulties like:
  • Can the shooter get hit if he doesnt drive to stay inside the shockwave?
  • Would it be easy and fitting for BZFlag's gameplay to understand and quickly act with that enhancement?
So I predict that this is likely not going to happen.

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Re: My first suggestion of the year....

Post by An SQUERRILz » Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:45 pm

Firstly it is not very clear what exactly you have in mind with the idea of momentum. Are you suggesting the shockwave is like a giant shot that travels in a straight path, or it is remote controlled with some acceleration limit, or something else?

Each of these interpretations is quite different, but here's what I think about it in general.
It is possible to do this by plugin; it is challenging but not ridiculous. The main difficulties are:
1) Not getting killed by own shockwave, since the shot can't be done clientside so it is the server's shot. A plugin can fire a shot that specific players see (in this case everyone except you), and you could fire a SW of dummy height (e.g. below ground) just so the shooter knows his shot worked.
2) Depending on your opinion, having a server shot represent your own shot with some lag delay is possibly not elegant. Personally I think it's not a big deal.

Devs have said there are not likely to be ANY releases even in 2.0. Different shot behaviour also breaks protocols... blah blah it's not going to happen. The vaguest hope would be if you suggested it to 3.0, which by the look of now won't be released ever, if within 5 years. They are having trouble with general workings, so I don't think they'd want any unnecessary new ideas.

What you want is still very vague to me, but I have done a plugin thing where you can remote-control a ghost that kills on touch.

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Re: My first suggestion of the year....

Post by blast » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:39 pm

Pretty sure this one has already been suggested before, too.

Similar to these rejected flag ideas:
Pulse/Plasma Cannon (PC)
WaveFront (WF)
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