The player is able to plant no more than 5 bombs. Each bomb can be set off only by the player who planted it. The player must be able to set it off at any distance and from any point on the map. I need a system that will:
- Allow very fast selection of a certain bomb (preferably through hotkeys)
- Set it off just as fast and easy
Basically my first idea was to use a dropship system for the bombs. But since I'm already having 2 dropships involved in gameplay, I needed something else.
Soon after, I came up with this:
When planting a bomb, a burrowed (and impossible to unburrow), invincible hydralisk is created under it for the player. He hotkeys the hydralisk. When he needs to set off the bomb, he simply mutates it into a lurker.
It's fast, but still not instant. It takes about 0.7-0.8 of a second for the hydralisk to unburrow and start mutating.
So I'm in ur forumz, askin' for ideaz! Don't be shy to suggest.
Remember - speed and simplicity.