Author Topic: Social slot  (Read 2745 times)

Offline Mr.Bando

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Social slot
« on: February 14, 2014, 04:26:03 am »
We got captain item slots. gunner item slots, engineering item slots.

I propose a new slot

SOCIAL SLOT

For your fun and non combat needs. Every class should have one

-You can load fireworks into your gun and it shoots out fireworks. Different effects depending on gun loaded
-Shoot out a mine like projectile that detonates and transforms into a pink balloon shaped as a pig

Any fancy ideas welcomed.

Offline The Djinn

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Re: Social slot
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2014, 08:40:57 am »
-You can load fireworks into your gun and it shoots out fireworks. Different effects depending on gun loaded
-Shoot out a mine like projectile that detonates and transforms into a pink balloon shaped as a pig

While fun, I'd prefer to avoid things that can be used to troll your team (loading fireworks instead of actual useful ammunition) or potentially disrupt gameplay (adding non-combat visual elements to the battlefield, such as the suggested balloon).

I am, however, all for social/cosmetic items that don't have a great effect outside the crew itself. You could have a Social/Interaction slot that could be filled with the following actions (for example):

  • Saluting
  • Bowing/Curtsying
  • Pulling out a flask and taking a swig
  • Period & theme appropriate dances
  • ...and so on.

Such a thing wouldn't detract from the actual gameplay, but it would be a fun addition.

Of course, I'd rather see *all* of these added with a /command based system in place, but...

Either way, it would be fun. A lot of work for relatively little gain (and a distraction from Adventure Mode and PvP Mode Balancing) though...

Offline Caprontos

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Re: Social slot
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2014, 07:49:24 pm »
Like the above I don't necessarily agree with items that can be used to troll.. but the "social/cosmetic items that don't have a great effect outside the crew itself" bit is what I was expecting.

Perhaps they could add items for a social slot that are earned from various things.. And what one is equipped decides what your after game animation is.. (things like a dance, reading a book, looking at a map, "responsible" drinking etc.)

Just to add a bit more.. personal touch to those after game animations..


Perhaps a cosmetic item could be equipped that changes how some item looks.. Like if a certain item is equipped your mallet will look different then usual.. (while not entirely interesting... a thought)..

But as said these would just be "fun" additions that don't add anything useful... But sometimes those things help make a game better..

Offline Skrimskraw

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Re: Social slot
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2014, 08:23:26 pm »
muse actually wanted to make the hwacha fire pretty fireworks, but decided not to as the clouds already drops peoples fps

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Re: Social slot
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2014, 09:23:45 pm »
Heh, I was thinking of kind of the same thing. For costumes with swords or guns, people will have the ability to pull out the sword/gun and swing it around and make noise for cosmetic effect. Good thing is, the gun/sword costumes are level 15 rewards XD (except for skyraider costume) so; 1: only top players will usually have the only access to it, 2: an extra treat for those who worked hard in getting to level 15 or funded co-op.

Offline Dutch Vanya

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Re: Social slot
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2014, 11:39:03 pm »
Tropo and I want a captain's sword... just to wave it around.

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Re: Social slot
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2014, 03:07:48 am »
lol dutch i was just about to post about the sword again i know everyone hates that i always bring it up but swords why not i say yes please