Allow Mobile Repair Turrets to receive upgrades.

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Allow Mobile Repair Turrets to receive upgrades.

Post by Shadow Wolf TJC » 17 Feb 2012, 11:01

I've noticed in the Guide that, while the Repair Facility can receive upgrades that increase its ability to repair damaged units, Mobile Repair Turrets in general seem to lack this feature altogether, meaning that, as matches drag on, their ability to repair damaged units decreases as they grow in HP (thanks to researching new bodies and Composite Alloys upgrades), and as enemy firepower increases, which, in turn, would translate to an ever-increasing reduction in their usefulness.

Sadly, I believe that, currently, the only way for modders to be able to rectify this problem is for them to provide more advanced versions of Mobile Repair Turrets that provide ever-increasing repair speeds (similar to how there are more advanced versions of Command Turrets available, each with more HP and better range than the previous one). No support for upgrading Mobile Repair Turrets seems to exist as of now. :(
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Re: Allow Mobile Repair Turrets to receive upgrades.

Post by Terminator » 17 Feb 2012, 12:25

Well, I don't use mobile repairs, but there is a heavy repair turret. Is it what you wanted to ? I think all repair upgrades applies to it. But I could be wrong.
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Re: Allow Mobile Repair Turrets to receive upgrades.

Post by Shadow Wolf TJC » 17 Feb 2012, 13:49

According to the guide, Mobile Repair Turrets (along with Heavy Repair Turrets and Cyborg Mechanics) don't seem to mention any repair upgrades, while Repair Facilities do seem to receive upgrades. Since, as the match drags on, the average HP of units tends to increase, this could be a balancing problem for the Mobile Repair Turrets, since they might take longer to repair as their targets' HP grows (and this is all assuming that repair systems in general don't scale their repair rate towards their target's max HP).

Also, I've always thought of the Heavy Repair Turret as being more suitable for heavier bodies due to its increased weight.
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