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Old 2014-11-11, 10:58 PM   [Ignore Me] #15
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Re: I'm the dev of a new MMOFPS looking to start a conversation with PlanetSide vets

Originally Posted by cpudreams View Post
All players will start with many lives worth of energy in their energy bank. So most players would have to be destroyed multiple times before finally running out completely and turning into a ghost. Only when you die and have no banked energy will you be completely out of the match.
Okay, that's cool. I must have misunderstood just how much energy you start with.

Originally Posted by cpudreams View Post
One of the defensive abilities is Absorb. When active a player absorbs all damage and converts that damage into onboard energy (any spillover would go to the energy bank). A natural side effect of absorb is that you can coordinate with a teammate and have them absorb your projectiles to transfer energy and "heal" them.
That's neat. Force absorb was the only reason I'd ever pick the light side in Jedi Knight multiplayer. The look on an opponent's face when they realize that their lightning is doing nothing but refilling my force meter was great. Too bad the other light side powers weren't as good.

Originally Posted by cpudreams View Post
That's a really cool idea! I hadn't thought of that I've added it to my todo list, it would be make fun variant!
Coolio, I'm glad you like the idea!

Originally Posted by cpudreams View Post
Bingo I left a hint in the trailer "700 Teams", "700 Players" and you are the first one to figure it out At the start each player is on their own team. One of your abilities is the Team ability. You can use it to surrender to another team or to kick someone out of your own team. So yes teams are formed mid-match, there can be any number of teams of any size.
Huzzah! I thought that "700 teams, 700 players" too complicated for you to simply mean "Deathmatch."

Originally Posted by cpudreams View Post
Teams are also carried over between rounds, so the goal is for the same team (could be a team of one) to win multiple rounds to win the match. If the winning team from the previous round changes their composition in the current round then they are considered a new team and their round winning streak ends.
So is there some kind of requirement for being able to join a team? From what I understand it would be possible to invalidate a winning streak by simply surrendering to a team (changing their composition) and then returning to your previous team.

Originally Posted by cpudreams View Post
That sounds like fun, now imagine something similar but instead of by accident, by design Looks like you are ready to be a lone wolf or maybe a run a small elite group of three and take out the large teams of regulars I used to love playing ZDoom after work back in the late 90s, great fun!
Well first I'll have to get good at the game, but yes. I see myself alternating between lone wolf/elite squad and organizing a larger team.
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