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Old 2012-07-12, 02:10 PM   [Ignore Me] #1
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Should Engineers ACE have a walling option


Watch 1:59


Should engineers, one day, be able to place walls something similar to that? Albit, with a few tweaks?
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Old 2012-07-12, 02:18 PM   [Ignore Me] #2
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I'd say a force-field, less wide, but yeah, could be interesting.
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Old 2012-07-12, 02:20 PM   [Ignore Me] #3
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Yes to help make fights more unpredictable, entrenching the open layouts if people hold a base long enough, it can give defenders more of a chance against the SL spawn anywhere mechanic.

More CE is a very good idea, and thank you for giving a video of it in action.

+ On a lesser note, it looks cool for engineers and bases to grow

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Old 2012-07-12, 02:28 PM   [Ignore Me] #4
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Im pretty sure medics can put down force field barriers.
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Old 2012-07-12, 02:28 PM   [Ignore Me] #5
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Hazzah the idea is solid!

Beta now!
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Old 2012-07-12, 02:36 PM   [Ignore Me] #6
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i like the idea, dislike forcefields alot, prefer solid walls, but it has to be a slow time to build, it should be deployed prior to combat not in combat

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Old 2012-07-12, 02:41 PM   [Ignore Me] #7
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I think engineers working tigether should be able to build a giant robot with lazerz and rockets shooting out of its ass.
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Old 2012-07-12, 02:41 PM   [Ignore Me] #8
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Re: Should Engineers ACE have a walling option


Originally Posted by Ivam Akorahil View Post
i like the idea, dislike forcefields alot, prefer solid walls, but it has to be a slow time to build, it should be deployed prior to combat not in combat
ya that's what I'm thinking as well
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Old 2012-07-12, 02:42 PM   [Ignore Me] #9
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Nice idea. I think the process of placing should be channeled though, not insta-placement. And, of cource, engi must sacrifice some other utility in order to have barriers.
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Old 2012-07-12, 02:49 PM   [Ignore Me] #10
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My vote is no. As an alternative I think they should be able to deploy tank traps to root down large vehicles.
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Old 2012-07-12, 03:02 PM   [Ignore Me] #11
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We know engineers have access to some sort of deployable cover. I am, indeed, crossing my fingers that said cover will be a physical barrier, as well. I'll echo Ivam Akorahil and Goldeh that I'd prefer nanite-constructed physical objects rather than force fields.

Also, Sledgecrushr, I'm pretty sure tank traps are on the table, too.
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Old 2012-07-12, 03:10 PM   [Ignore Me] #12
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I don't think you guys are considering the major griefing potential for something like this. It sounds great when you're going to use it responsibly and maybe if you're one out of 3 engineers on your faction. But you have to consider what if there's 600 engineers and they're just placing walls all over the place? It could get ridiculous and game-breaking in a real hurry.

Anything that can be placed down should not block movement and should be very temporary and/or easy to destroy. Forcefields would be good for this.
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Old 2012-07-12, 03:26 PM   [Ignore Me] #13
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Originally Posted by Reefpirate View Post
I don't think you guys are considering the major griefing potential for something like this. It sounds great when you're going to use it responsibly and maybe if you're one out of 3 engineers on your faction. But you have to consider what if there's 600 engineers and they're just placing walls all over the place? It could get ridiculous and game-breaking in a real hurry.

Anything that can be placed down should not block movement and should be very temporary and/or easy to destroy. Forcefields would be good for this.
Well hold on here

3 empires

600x3 = 1800

max pop is 2000

600 engineer would be most if not all of a pop faction?

Pretty postive most of the faction will not go engineer because they can place a wall. As depicted in the video shown, some were engineer, some were not. In additon, in the video (a game I've played mind) engineer got a limit on how many walls he/she could place down.
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Old 2012-07-12, 03:32 PM   [Ignore Me] #14
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I hugely support giving Engineers the ability to deploy cover of some sort. Empires-style walls might be a bit overboard though (very big; how realistic is that?). For a long time people have been suggesting that Engineers should be able to dig trenches or deploy sandbag cover (adding deployable sandbags shouldn't be too hard).

Originally Posted by Sledgecrushr View Post
As an alternative I think they should be able to deploy tank traps to root down large vehicles.
I think this is a great idea.
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Old 2012-07-12, 03:34 PM   [Ignore Me] #15
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I'd enjoy placing walls but I'm more interested in jump pads for engineers to place honestly!
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