Research Drops

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Research Drops

Post by Rommel » 24 Jan 2016, 02:47

This maybe a bit far out... but I was just wondering how things would go if tanks dropped their research when disabled/destroyed?

I know the research shouldn't be there(because the tank has been blown up completely MODERATOR EDIT) but maybe you could think of it as a tank having x amount chance of being "partially" destroyed as apposed to being "utterly" destroyed.

If this happened the tank would disappear and a research drop would appear. The research drop could contain a random collection of all the technology researched to create that tank.

I feel that the resulting gameplay scenarios offered by this could be interesting...
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Re: Research Drops

Post by Iluvalar » 24 Jan 2016, 08:34

This is a personal vision, but I never saw the "research" like actual research. I have an hard time with suspension of disbelief when I'm told "I'm the last survior in a post apocalyptic world" after 100 games in 8p FFA on 100 different maps lol.

What I tend to see instead is that I'm part of one of the few factions still there after the disaster, but that THIS very base I'm building right now is just an outpost. They sent a few trucks in a new region. That stick more to the multiplayer universe.

This would mean that the factions know very well how to make pulse laser even before they build their first factory. What is called "research" would then be more about figuring a way to extract the needed resources from the area and building the specialized machinery needed to produce the units in the factory. So finding pieces on another tank wouldn't help much.

All that being said, I think the new script should allow you to mod your idea quite easily.
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Re: Research Drops

Post by Rommel » 26 Jan 2016, 03:37

Interesting take on it, thanks for sharing :)
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Re: Research Drops

Post by Vlad123 » 17 Feb 2016, 17:05

I think this: the world are collapsed and much tecnologies are lost or are salved by other faction.
This are reverse-engineer.That is, one thing you could do would be a "capture" command to make harmless the enemy and capture unit and attach it to its own tank and bring it back to their base for analysis and retrieving technologies.

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