I have one word for people like you.cdogg9200 wrote:This is the time where JeffM comes in and crashes the party!
Everything discussed in this thread is quite possible, I am sure we know what we are talking about. If you do not have experience with what can and cannot be done, do not criticize on them.cdogg9200 wrote:[...] but we have to make sure this is all feasible.
The only reason why I wish for the flags to be there is because it is crucial to the game. No beginner player is going to enjoy playing on the no flag maps at first. Teaching them the flags would be helpful. In addition, I like the random flag idea, that is definitely a possibility, then it plays like the real game. I was considering the extra explanation thing (Because I know the flag help exists) because some flags are unclear in what they do. It would be a guide text mostly.
So for example, you grab "Agility". The text tells you your tank is nimble and quick to move. However, I myself as a beginner did not figure out this flag for quite awhile. Give them a tip such as "Try moving the mouse / keyboard keys back and forth constantly to get a boost." Another example is "Tiny" and "Narrow". Unless they have shadows and/or tank treads enabled, they may not know the power of the ability. Give them some blocks in say a corner or something and say "See those blocks in the corner of the map? You can fit through them!" Things like that, just to help them get going on learning how the flag works.
However, putting flags like Oscillation Overthruster and Phantom Zone would not work because you are able to go through buildings, and you probably do not want that. (Unless you float the map, make them fall through, and have a floating teleporter back up to the battlefield (That cannot be jumped into normally). At least have a way to emphasize how the flag works is the only thing I could think of for those.
I just would really like to see a map where all elements are the game are emphasized. Even having two-parters or a "Starter Tutorial Map" and "Advanced Tutorial Map".