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Re: Build points considerations

Posted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 1:08 am UTC
by illwieckz
Gireen wrote:One could make it late game easier to destroy buildings […] making buildings weaker over time.

So turrets would rust and acid tubes would rot. :grin:

Re: Build points considerations

Posted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:30 am UTC
by Marietto
cu-kai wrote:Much of the building spam on Tremulous is solved by having a sudden death time set on the server. Indeed, games on Tremulous have sudden death at 15 minutes yet games can still sometimes go on for longer than an hour. I find fighting on unvq frustrating when there's no SD because the enemy will just rebuild the base quickly.


In Tremulous humans were frequently disadvantaged in SD, because they depend on armory and medistation, which in addition to being two different structures, in some cases could not be reconstructed.

It would have been nice if the armory and medistantion were a unique structure, more resistant and with a higher cost.

For build points, I think about creating sub-build points. Build points would be those available per reactor / overmind, the sub-build points those generated by drill / leech, which perhaps towards the end of the match self-destruct.

Re: Build points considerations

Posted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 3:56 pm UTC
by Gireen
illwieckz wrote:So turrets would rust and acid tubes would rot. :grin:

The need for maintenance might be an interesting idea on its own. That turrets lose a bit health when they deal damage.

But back to the topic.
@Marietto so your suggestion would be to abandon the miners and have the same principle of eggs and repeaters from tremulous again.
With a maximal number of outpost with each having there own fixed pool of available build points.

I think there was once a tremulous mod with exactly this principle, but i cant remember if it was good or bad. :confused:

At the first glance that system seems not better or worse than miners just a different approach. Being able to build freely feels nice and makes it easier to use than an imaginary sphere around an outpost. On the other hand placing miners is more or less the same problem to visualize. Hunting miners is interesting but provides not much reward.

Re: Build points considerations

Posted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:21 pm UTC
by cu-kai
Marietto wrote:
cu-kai wrote:Much of the building spam on Tremulous is solved by having a sudden death time set on the server. Indeed, games on Tremulous have sudden death at 15 minutes yet games can still sometimes go on for longer than an hour. I find fighting on unvq frustrating when there's no SD because the enemy will just rebuild the base quickly.


In Tremulous humans were frequently disadvantaged in SD, because they depend on armory and medistation, which in addition to being two different structures, in some cases could not be reconstructed.

It would have been nice if the armory and medistantion were a unique structure, more resistant and with a higher cost.

For build points, I think about creating sub-build points. Build points would be those available per reactor / overmind, the sub-build points those generated by drill / leech, which perhaps towards the end of the match self-destruct.


The current popular server on Tremulous, Der Bunker, allows the human team to rebuild the armoury, medistation and defence computer after SD has passed, so long as they had one before SD started. We find that this works quite well.

Same goes for the alien team and their booster.

Re: Build points considerations

Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:16 am UTC
by Marietto
cu-kai wrote:
The current popular server on Tremulous, Der Bunker, allows the human team to rebuild the armoury, medistation and defence computer after SD has passed, so long as they had one before SD started. We find that this works quite well.

Same goes for the alien team and their booster.


Ok, but consider that humans have the handicap of building two primary structures, plus the waiting to recover all the build points to rebuild them, while the aliens have one structure, with fewer build points.

I don't know in off topic, have you noticed that if you build a drill and a nearby leech, they decrease the bp capacity? (not 2 drill/leech)

Re: Build points considerations

Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2021 12:21 pm UTC
by cu-kai
Marietto wrote:
cu-kai wrote:
The current popular server on Tremulous, Der Bunker, allows the human team to rebuild the armoury, medistation and defence computer after SD has passed, so long as they had one before SD started. We find that this works quite well.

Same goes for the alien team and their booster.

plus the waiting to recover all the build points to rebuild them, while the aliens have one structure, with fewer build points.


On Bunker, all build points are returned almost instantly when the structure dies.