Defenses that are better when the base is left alone

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Defenses that are better when the base is left alone

Postby lamefun » Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:01 pm UTC

There should be defenses that are useful only when the players are outside the base. For example, a structure could hurt team mates more than the enemies and hence activate only when there are no team mates is nearby.

Nuclear turrets have infinite range and shoot beams of cancerous radiation that damage and poison aliens, but they also damage and poison any humans within their line of sight, while also permanently reducing their maximum HP (down to the minimum of 10). So, unless an override command is issued, they hold their fire when there are humans nearby.

Mindful eye should be the alien counterpart of that. Should create hallucination and slow all humans and aliens in its sight, slightly damage humans and prevent aliens from using their special moves, i.e. pounce, trample, strafejump (so that aliens can't longer catch up with them).
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Re: Idea: Base defenses should encourage attacking

Postby illwieckz » Sun Sep 27, 2015 5:56 pm UTC

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Re: Idea: Base defenses should encourage attacking

Postby lamefun » Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:43 pm UTC

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Re: Idea: Base defenses should encourage attacking

Postby Viech » Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:15 pm UTC

I agree with the general concept, defenses that are better when the base is undefended are pretty much what we should be aiming for. Both the rocket pod and the spiker were design with this in mind, though one could argue that the rocket pod is still a bit aggressive.

PS: I don't get how your idea corresponds to the thread title. Yes, we should encourage attacking in general. However, base denfeses are pretty much the last thing suited for this as obviously they are there to spoil attacks. If you think of it the other way round, then yes, base defenses that are stronger when left alone encourage you to leave base, but leaving base doesn't mean you're attacking, you could just camp the entraces.
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Re: Idea: Base defenses should encourage attacking

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