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Report, edit, etc...Posted by JaFF on 2007-01-05 at 12:33:15
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. smile.gif Remember - speed and simplicity.
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Kaias on 2007-01-08 at 18:09:49
Depends on what you mean.

Centering a hydra might not be the best because whatever it was centering under would be seriously slowed.

I'm not certain of what you want, but you might use a Siege Tank as the bomb. Just deploy to set off bomb. It actually counts as sieged pretty fast. Just make it so it is being moved to terrain it can't so that it can't move (If you don't want it to move)

But I don't know what you're asking so I can't really help.
Report, edit, etc...Posted by 94Hours on 2007-01-10 at 12:57:25
Well what kind of ideas do you want? If your talking about the hydralisk thing I tried that once for a spell in an rpg I was making, it basically works the same as the bomb idea, and well I had some problems with it taking to long to explode it not evolving into a lurker etc... So I recommend maybe look for another way...
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