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Offline Dumbo Dylan

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New Game Mode: Escort
« on: August 09, 2013, 02:00:25 am »
This is my first post on the forums so please excuse any sloppiness.

So my idea is for a new game mode that would be titled, Escort. As the name implies, you would escorting a ship (full of AI I feel would be the smartest option) and that ship is on route either straight through the map. Or to different spots on the map (to pick up or drop of supplies for story effect.) and the ship being escorted would be just a tank of a ship that would require some serious firepower to take down (on top of the AI repairing and occasionally shooting back) so for this reason I feel it would only be fair if the defending team had 3 ships and the attackers have 4 (or a 2:3 ratio, whichever works best). And thats basically all I have so far so if y'all have any questions or improvements please post them!

Offline Imagine

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Re: New Game Mode: Escort
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2013, 03:44:39 am »
Coming to you soon, when Adventure Mode is released!

Offline Swizy

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Re: New Game Mode: Escort
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2013, 03:47:17 am »
Funnily enough this is what GoI started out with. In that browser game where you had to get your ship form A to B. But of course it's was PvE based.

Offline Tron

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Re: New Game Mode: Escort
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2013, 03:57:14 am »
I got that vibe too, being the original... Its a nice idea actually. Cargo Ship, couldnt fight back. But it takes a bit more effort to destroy.
Its still 3v3, just one ship is out

Offline Squidslinger Gilder

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Re: New Game Mode: Escort
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2013, 04:13:54 am »
Well there is something like this that could be added to game right now. A VIP mode. One ship becomes the VIP. One team has to defend and protect, the other destroy. Then round swaps and the other team has at it. Winner is decided on which VIP survives the longest. Course it won't work if theres a Spire in the mix. Also some issues that would need to be hammered out. Maybe VIP would need a buff to survivability. Toss them that triple hull HP thing we've been testing. But make it random so they can't just always put a galleon or a squid in the VIP slot. Beats me.

Offline Duzzyy

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Re: New Game Mode: Escort
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2013, 04:40:21 am »
Love the idea of this as it goes along with the lore of the game.

I can just see the defending team to get very angry with the AI if they just fly around right at the enemy

Offline Mill Wilkinson

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Re: New Game Mode: Escort
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2013, 07:46:12 am »
Or that the Cargo Ship could be piloted by a human to allow for curious maneuvers and tactics.
Still, this'd be cool. The game lacks that "Block the enemy"-aspect. True, we have some situations where we get in front of enemy fire to prevent our ally dying, but as an actual goal that would bring much. "Where's the VIP?" "Can't see, captain!" "Ye gods, enemy arriving!"

Offline Cloudrunner

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Re: New Game Mode: Escort
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2013, 09:17:59 am »
Good lord, I can just imagine the Pyramidion rush that would wipe out the cargo ship. But yeah, I'm sure this will be in adventure mode.

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Re: New Game Mode: Escort
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2013, 09:41:56 pm »
Well Pyra's might be able to just charge in sure, but youd still have some support to stop them. Maybe a galleon or something with impact bumpers.
I mean if you see a pyra, or you are a pyra. its usually a good idea to take impact bumpers.

"Block that ship, they are ramming"

Offline Squidslinger Gilder

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Re: New Game Mode: Escort
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2013, 02:39:41 am »
Game needs to reach a point where it can do mutators. As it sits right now each map is bound to its own mutator. When the maps become a base map that can change based on mutator, then we'd see this. Although I don't know if that is possible with this engine. UT engine sure but Unity, dunno. Muse would have to chime in.

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Re: New Game Mode: Escort
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2013, 01:44:36 am »
Theres only so much you can do with unity, but luckily thats quite alot.

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Re: New Game Mode: Escort
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2013, 10:13:50 am »
Oh man if they'd gone with UT we'd been able to get some nice custom stuff ages ago