Page 1 of 1

Wings Gravity Change Discussion

Posted: Mon May 07, 2012 1:57 pm
by Corporeal
This Topic is for a so-called "Wings Gravity Change Discussion".
As we know, the Wings jump action changed with the "new" update.

Example:
When a Tank in falling with a high speed, the Wings-flap used to totally slow it down and even do a flap up.
Now, it reacts more "realistic", like nothing happens. (The pressure of the speed still pushes it down hard)

This makes it a harder way to control it, but an easier way to kill someone with the WG flag.
Do you, personally like this, or no?

And one more quesion, is there a way to disable this without any need of Plugins?

Thanks.

Re: Wings Gravity Change Discussion

Posted: Mon May 07, 2012 2:27 pm
by blast
There is no way to disable it even with plugins, as plugins are server-side only. The change was client-side. You would have to fork the game and have everyone use a new client/server version.

Re: Wings Gravity Change Discussion

Posted: Mon May 07, 2012 2:49 pm
by L4m3r
The easiest way to stop a rapid descent is to land on something. If you flap right after touching the ground, you'll get the "full" lift-off effect.

I think the wings changes are a significant improvement over 2.0.x- Wings now takes some skill to use properly. It doesn't enable novice players to dominate a server like it used to. Also, with any luck, it's now sufficiently difficult to use that new players are less likely to use it as a crutch in lieu of learning how to actually play the game. I've encountered players whose strategy is simply to shop for a Wings flag until they find one, because they can't hold their own any other way.

Wings still provides a significant advantage in the hands of a decent player, even with one flap. It's just more risky now to do ridiculous high divebomb maneuvers and such.

Re: Wings Gravity Change Discussion

Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 10:40 am
by dereliction of duty
I would rather keep it the way it is now. Wings was/is still too powerful and this offsets that.

Re: Wings Gravity Change Discussion

Posted: Wed May 09, 2012 8:15 am
by Corporeal
L4m3r, believe me, I play a very long time now and I know what it is the best to use...
I proclaim myself as a WG pro, actually. :)
This was made for open discussion about the change, not what to do to use it the best.
But your post has great source, cheers.

Blast, it would be a little bit hard to convince players into that, but thx. :)

DEFenseMAN, I never said that it would change back, but I think that it was too powerful too.
However, that is why I asked if it is possible to change it back, more options avaliable, the better.

Re: Wings Gravity Change Discussion

Posted: Wed May 09, 2012 4:30 pm
by JeffM
There are no plans to add any more options to the flag.

Re: Wings Gravity Change Discussion

Posted: Wed May 09, 2012 9:22 pm
by Blondsasquatch
What all can you do with wings exactly? I know you can change direction but what else can you do?

Re: Wings Gravity Change Discussion

Posted: Wed May 09, 2012 10:32 pm
by blast
Jump (well, "flap") in the air as well.

Re: Wings Gravity Change Discussion

Posted: Thu May 10, 2012 11:25 am
by mahem1
In my opinion wings have improved. I always disliked the people who would skydive, and if you shoot at them they simply press the tab key and are back in safety, else they just hit the ground and shoot you or make you jump, then are also back in safety.
Whereas, now they can't jump from such high heights and don't go as high when the jump in the air, even on maps where you have a high jump count they have to decelerate, then you can at least jump and commit suicide and they cannot just hop away.
It takes more skill, which generate more mistakes you can pick off.

Re: Wings Gravity Change Discussion

Posted: Mon May 14, 2012 4:10 pm
by psycho
the new update has improved wings in the way that its now much more "evenly matched" with other flags, but it doesn't make it useless.