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_tankSpeed variable

Posted: Sat May 13, 2006 2:50 pm
by LouMan
I would like to see _tankSpeed separated into 2 variables:

_tankForwardSpeed and _tankReverseSpeed

I think that this would allow you to set up some interesting gameplay. How often have you been reversing away from a SW or something and can't move fast enough? If the speeds were set up the same, you could at least keep pace away from an opponent in reverse.

I can think of other variations that also might be interesting - reverse faster than forward? Reverse really slow?

Just a thought.

Posted: Sat May 13, 2006 3:01 pm
by tw1sted
i like it...

and i hate when someone has SW and i cant move back fast enough

Posted: Sat May 13, 2006 3:18 pm
by Spazzy McGee
yeah, i would like to see this. what is the formula for reverse sped at the moment? is it just half the forward speed?

with seperate values you could have sme interesting things like no reverse or reverse only games...

Posted: Sat May 13, 2006 9:32 pm
by Matt?
Spazzy Mcgee wrote: is it just half the forward speed?
ito me it seems like 3/4 of the tank speed. This would be really cool for certain plays. could be really handy for some maps. good ldea

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:24 pm
by dartman
Excellent idea, LouMan. I really like this one. Imagine having a really slow forward but super speedy Reverse.

Maybe you could also do the same thing for the variable that determines how fast you turn. It could be split to left and right speeds. That would be pretty interesting to see.

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 6:15 am
by MonsterMan++
I hate it when reverse is really slow and it takes ages just to reverse enough so you can jump onto a wall or something.

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 6:43 am
by Dutchrai
Excellent idea. By the way, reverse speed is forward * 0.5

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 6:50 am
by The Knights Who Say Ni
That would be a great idea would make things strange...

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 8:51 am
by MonsterMan++
It'd be funny if you went REALLY REALLY slow forwards but when you went backwards you went flying! :lol-old: :o

Posted: Sat Jun 10, 2006 7:26 pm
by Sky King
Not so much in an M1, where the 120mm smoothbore gives you huge standoff... but in the M60 series tanks, you spent a LOT of time in reverse, as you always want to keep your thick frontal armor toward the enemy and your grille doors on the back of the tank away from him.

BZ is different... you have the same PK (probability of kill) from any angle, and there's no articulated turret.

In terms of playability, I think higher reverse speeds will somewhat favor the better radar users. I still rely too much on out-the-window views to get my work done, I need to get better at splitting my attention between window and radar.

If I have a long range weapon, like laser, I check to see if anyone is ST (and thus can sneak in behind me) and if not, I spend most of my time backing up... increasing distance to the enemy always favors me. In that case, I'd love higher reverse speeds.