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New weapon: solar wind
04-16-2011, 11:38 PM (This post was last modified: 04-16-2011 11:44 PM by emrys merlin.)
Post: #1
New weapon: solar wind
I realized that the laser's effect of blasting other people away could be put to good use Angel

This new weapon could be shooting orangish clouds of solar dust, pushing people away or boosting your teammates in CTF etc.

It could have like a really long charging time, and also a certain amount of damage.

Giv me some time to make the model.

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04-17-2011, 03:23 AM
Post: #2
RE: New weapon: solar wind
emrys merlin Wrote:...pushing people away or boosting your teammates in CTF etc.

It could have like a really long charging time, and also a certain amount of damage.

This is what the Xon does already, plus there are at least 5 other weapons that you can use to do this quite effectively:
  • Laser
  • Mortar
  • RL
  • HLAC
  • Fireball
  • Etc

Plus the hook can grab enemies and has a gravity bomb alt fire.

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04-17-2011, 05:00 AM
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RE: New weapon: solar wind
(04-17-2011 03:23 AM)clanclanclan Wrote:  
emrys merlin Wrote:...pushing people away or boosting your teammates in CTF etc.

It could have like a really long charging time, and also a certain amount of damage.

This is what the Xon does already, plus there are at least 5 other weapons that you can use to do this quite effectively:
  • Laser
  • Mortar
  • RL
  • HLAC
  • Fireball
  • Etc

Plus the hook can grab enemies and has a gravity bomb alt fire.

I mean pushing not grabbing! I'll only agree with the laser I guess. The HLAC/Mortar don't really push people away, they're more like a different version of the machine gun. RL, xon/nex and Fireball can kill your teammates and the fireball ridiculous slow.

The kind of weapon I'm thinking of is like a massive version of a hairdryer, or a more effective version of the laser if you prefer, and doesn't really do direct damage but rather blows people away. (more like another super weapon)

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04-17-2011, 06:13 AM
Post: #4
RE: New weapon: solar wind
The Mortar is beside the Laser the ultimative weapon to push people of maps. Tongue
And the best weapon to boost is Nex for sure.

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04-17-2011, 08:28 AM
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RE: New weapon: solar wind
noooo I meant a weapon that doesn't do direct damage and has a unique kind of projectile!

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04-17-2011, 11:13 AM
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RE: New weapon: solar wind
your ideas sounds more like a proposal to replace the laser. basically something with the exact same function, but with a different effect and an idea for WHY it pushes people around.

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04-18-2011, 04:26 AM
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RE: New weapon: solar wind
(04-17-2011 11:13 AM)theShadow Wrote:  your ideas sounds more like a proposal to replace the laser. basically something with the exact same function, but with a different effect and an idea for WHY it pushes people around.


No, the laser will never be replaced. It is so fundamental in xonotic that theres no way it should/could be replaced. What I am saying here is that maybe we can expand the laser's most basic effect into another weapon that has a larger push strength.

And that is not exactly how i use the laser.

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