Feature #16944

Change teleporting for OPFOR

Added by cranky about 4 years ago. Updated almost 4 years ago.

Status:Closed Start date:01/24/2011
Priority:High Due date:
Assignee:Fireball % Done:

100%

Category:OPFOR
Target version:0.76
Affected Version:

Description

Hi!

I'm a huge fan of Insurgency, especially playing OPFOR to wreak havoc on the BLUFOR units who fail to protect their flanks...

Something that really annoys me though is the automatic teleporting when OPFOR get too close to the BLUFOR base. I'd like to suggest the following:

1. Provide a warning about getting too close to BLUFOR HQ
2. Indicate approximate location of BLUFOR HQ on OPFOR map (so you know which way you CAN go to avoid being teleported)
3. Change teleporting behaviour so that you bounce back a few metres rather than launching halfway across the map.

Thanks!

Associated revisions

Revision 35a5a729
Added by Fireball almost 4 years ago

Revised base protection, added param; fixes #16944

Revision 0d541c1b
Added by Fireball almost 4 years ago

Revised base protection, added param; refs #16944

History

Updated by Fireball about 4 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Assigned
  • Assignee set to Fireball

Good idea, will apply warning and teleport at the same time though - it won't hurt to be teleported few steps back.

OTOH range indication to BLUFOR HQ will be abused, thus won't implement.

Updated by Fireball about 4 years ago

  • Category set to OPFOR

Updated by Swedge about 4 years ago

Sounds good. On some occasions a huge teleport can actually be deliberately abused by Opfor too.
I used it as a Stargate once, while injured, to escape a Blufor HumV that was chasing me :D

Updated by Badger911 about 4 years ago

cranky wrote:

Hi!

I'm a huge fan of Insurgency, especially playing OPFOR to wreak havoc on the BLUFOR units who fail to protect their flanks...

Something that really annoys me though is the automatic teleporting when OPFOR get too close to the BLUFOR base. I'd like to suggest the following:

1. Provide a warning about getting too close to BLUFOR HQ
2. Indicate approximate location of BLUFOR HQ on OPFOR map (so you know which way you CAN go to avoid being teleported)
3. Change teleporting behaviour so that you bounce back a few metres rather than launching halfway across the map.

Thanks!

I would suggest removing the safe range from MHQ entirely. It is so "gamey" and so unrealistic I don't feel it belongs in ArmA at all. BLUFOR just need to empoy better tactics.

Updated by cranky about 4 years ago

I agree with badger, however there needs to be a mechanism to overcome "spawn camping" by OPFOR players.

The mechanism I suggest is if OPFOR are within x radius of MHQ, and no BLUFOR are active within the same radius BLUFOR respawn in a vehicle y radius away from MHQ. If BLUFOR are active within MHQ while OPFOR are close, respawn as normal in the MASH as reinforcements.

A nice embellishment would be to provide a couple of BLUFOR AI sentries with MGs on tripods to defend HQ. They would respawn whenever MHQ is redeployed.

Updated by Fireball almost 4 years ago

  • Target version set to 0.76

Updated by Fireball almost 4 years ago

  • Priority changed from Normal to High

Updated by Fireball almost 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Resolved
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

Applied in changeset commit:35a5a7298667deebc1f24a997b150b0151878f1d.

Updated by Fireball almost 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed

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