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Old 2012-07-30, 09:50 PM   [Ignore Me] #31
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Re: Artillery!


Originally Posted by Phisionary View Post
I don't understand how everyone rails against artillery, but think orbital strikes are fine....

Personally, I'd MUCH rather be able to go blow up whatever is killing me (i.e. an artillery emplacement), then get killed by some mystical orbital nonsense (OR globally available faux-artillery). That's pretty just a magic spell for sci-fi games. Blech.
I agree completely!!!
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Old 2012-07-31, 05:31 AM   [Ignore Me] #32
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Re: Artillery!


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Artillery is a righteous pain in the ass for everybody, all the way around. The player manning the piece gets to spam heavy fire at... nothing. At a spot on the map. The people on the receiving end have absolutely no way to fight back. Nothing, again.

Fighting nothing has no place in an FPS.
You get in a air vehicle and go kill the "nothing".
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Old 2012-07-31, 10:34 PM   [Ignore Me] #33
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I think this is a great idea. I dont understand why people hate it so much. If you get killed by artillery, then you know not to go that way and go around it to take it out (if that is what you are doing) its not like artillery is some sort of invincible death machine. I think that it must be lazed targets to fire, and the person lazing targets would not give a precise, pinpoint location. I think that the artillery would have a circular area where the person lazed the target, so they only have an idea of where they are firing. Hope this helps
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Old 2012-08-01, 12:43 AM   [Ignore Me] #34
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Re: Artillery!


Originally Posted by Toastyz View Post
I think this is a great idea. I dont understand why people hate it so much. If you get killed by artillery, then you know not to go that way and go around it to take it out (if that is what you are doing) its not like artillery is some sort of invincible death machine. I think that it must be lazed targets to fire, and the person lazing targets would not give a precise, pinpoint location. I think that the artillery would have a circular area where the person lazed the target, so they only have an idea of where they are firing. Hope this helps
It seems you are describing something like what I mentioned in my earlier post, something like a remote-fired artillery. So the only way to fire the weapon would be to have some form of confirmed targeting. By 'lazed' I assume you mean something like...let's cross genre's and say, Starcraft (1) Ghost laser? i.e. you have to sit there and point at the target for a while (line of sight) and then the artillery (or nuke, as was the case in SC1) would fire. That sounds similar to what I was suggesting, with an error margin for impact point, and such. A good method. A question would be, is the marking a visible or invisible process. If it's invisible, could something be certed to detect it?

Other ways of firing might be: a beacon that is planted ahead of time; or a tracking devices that could be fired, either at a location or attached to a vehicle. You can trigger the firing at that target beacon within some time frame. Five minutes or something. That could be interesting.
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Old 2012-08-02, 12:16 PM   [Ignore Me] #35
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Re: Artillery!


Originally Posted by Toastyz View Post
I think this is a great idea. I dont understand why people hate it so much. If you get killed by artillery, then you know not to go that way and go around it to take it out (if that is what you are doing) its not like artillery is some sort of invincible death machine. I think that it must be lazed targets to fire, and the person lazing targets would not give a precise, pinpoint location. I think that the artillery would have a circular area where the person lazed the target, so they only have an idea of where they are firing. Hope this helps
I've been killed at least 5X more by flails than Orbital Strikes; I still hate OS, I still like flails. Although artillery should be immobile, not mobile.
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