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Dropping the Flags should not be exclusive only to speeders and enforcers.

Discussion in 'Game Discussion' started by Jenarall, 22 Oct 2018.

  1. Jenarall

    Jenarall Member

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    I just came out of a CTF event and I want to point out something, why is it that Shooters and Defenders can’t drop the flag like Speeders/Enforcers can? The other team had 2 Speeders, one Enforcer and a Shooter, we had 5 shooters and one defender. All the Speeders had to really do is get the Flag a good distance and once close enough they just fire a boost so that the flag can be dropped and the other yellow boat(s) can pick it up thus continuing the cycle until they get it captured. Shooters/Defenders do not have that flexibility, albeit it would be a good thing to have rather than waiting to die to pass on the flag we can drop it just like what the yellow boats do.
     
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  2. Friscomachine

    Friscomachine New Member

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    because there is no function drop the flag. speeders/enforcers and also the intercepor lose the capability of carrying the flag, when they e.g. use nitro. since speeders and defenders dont have yellow slots, they have nothing to utilize to drop the flag.
     
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  3. Flipscuba

    Flipscuba Well-Known Member

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    Yep. I don't even know what mechanic would need to be added to drop flags off other boats. Maybe another button that only pops up in that mode I guess? They won't even put a "next match" button into events.
     
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  4. envylife

    envylife Well-Known Member

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    I agree... a well defined CTF event needs a couple important features.
    • CTF specific commands like "<player> Go Defend!" and "<player> help escort"
    • A flag drop action... could be integrated into the commands menu...
     
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  5. Jenarall

    Jenarall Member

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    I agree with you, keyword(s) here being “A well defined CTF event”!
     
  6. Juggernaut

    Juggernaut Member

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    I pointed this in other threads, just get rid of the “auto” botton and use it to drop the flag for all ships, very ship should have the same opportunities, by now I’m pretty sure Rovio knows that nobody uses that feat.
     
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  7. Iskios

    Iskios New Member

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    I would agree with this idea only if there was some kind of concept behind it. For example, if a speeder wants to survive, hits nitro but drops the flag. Or if a shooter drops the flag, then the next shooter has a speed penalty, or a cool down penalty. Similar to the defender maybe the next defender will have 50% health penalty.
    Imagine if defenders with high HP start passing the flag... It's already difficult to take them down.

    And at the end of the day why should all ships have the same abilities? Isn't some variation giving spice to the game?
     
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  8. Birddog4

    Birddog4 Member

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    I agree with the fact of high health defenders being able to drop the flag would definitely being OP. But if they were trying to balance the play for all ships so everyone has the same opportunities they should also limit the speed of other ships when they carry the flag, not just speeders when they cap it at 1.5.
     
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  9. Wymtime

    Wymtime Active Member

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    If you remember they placed the drop flag on the nitro and OB as a way to keep speeders from speeding away with the flag. This way the yellow boats have to drag the flag back and are sitting recare loopholes to everything and speeders can drop the flag off with a defender or shooter to keep the flag. Only other option is if the flag disabled yellow powers but then the Tesla shield would be useless.
     

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