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The flag in CTF should be something unique and futuristic

Discussion in 'Unreal Tournament 3' started by Bullet10k, Jul 2, 2005.

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What kind of flag would you like?

  1. Futuristic

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  2. Classic

    58.3%
  1. Bullet10k

    Bullet10k New Member

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    To show you an example of what I mean:
    [screenshot]http://www.unrealchampionship2.com/environments/gauntlet.jpg[/screenshot]

    That is an image from Unreal Championship 2, the Gauntlet map. Now, I'm pretty sure that is a CTF map, and thats how the flag looks like (correct me if I'm wrong). Now that IMO looks truly awesome, and it really shows that you're playing a futuristic bloodsport, rather than an army or war game (army and war games use the type of flag UT2004 uses).

    Now if UT2007 would use a good looking futuristic flag like the one in the pic or something similar, then it would make UT2007's CTF stand apart from the rest.

    Ofcourse, the classic flag should also be included for the oldies and the players should be able to choose which type of flag they want to see CLIENT-SIDE.

    What you think?
     
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  2. Vault

    Vault New Member

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    yeah sure, why not? I'd like a "Lightsaber" like flag......

    hold up, that just gave me an idea.... What if when you picked up the flag, it was a weapon, and it had infinite ammo, and you couldnt use any other weapon. (not like the ball gun in Bombing run) i could shoot different things depending on the map... do you guys like the idea?
     
  3. Wowbagger

    Wowbagger Curing the infection...

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    Yeah sure.

    I have always thought that CTF could use some upgrade.
    It needs to be made more "cool" to cap if you know what i mean maybe some nice effects etc.

    What if the game went into slomo immidietly after a player capped by "jumping it" in and it showed some data who capped, who assisted etc. Very short, when the capper touch ground the game turns normal again.

    I would like to see individual animations for CTF too. (for picking it up, capping etc)

    Also instant replays on the screens all over the map would be nice.
     
  4. Selerox

    Selerox COR AD COR LOQVITVR

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    Classic with Extras

    New flag animations are fair enough, but it's got to be y'know, a flag.

    I'll take mine Classic with the chilli sauce.
     
  5. Bot_40

    Bot_40 Go in drains

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    :hmm:
    imo more cheesy generic tech stuff is exactly what the game doesn't need.
    And how is this going to fit with other map themes? Ancient and so on. If there are more flags available then the should be selected by the mapper.
     
  6. Taleweaver

    Taleweaver Wandering spirit

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    Flags, briefcases, secret plans, devices....
    I'm happy with everything, as long as it's clearly visible who the flagcarrier is :)

    Thanks to the UT200x HUD that points to the flag pole, it shouldn't be too hard to figure out what object serves as flag. ;)
     
  7. pilarius

    pilarius New Member

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    I want classic flag...if it will not be classic flag (doesnt matter) it will not be Capture the Flag but Capture the (Team symbol, Energy core...).
     
  8. EL BOURIKO

    EL BOURIKO New Member

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    Of course things like that is just a question of taste, and even if we argue for ages noone will be able to prove to the others what is right or wrong to have.
    In my opinion more than a new design for the flag, I prefer to think on how to improve the tactical side of CTF.
    Anyway, more than a totally new item instead of the flag, what could be cool to have is a flag where you could put your own logo or symbol for instance.
     
  9. Zur

    Zur surrealistic mad cow

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    Very nice idea for a modified gametype. Imagine a flaming sword that slices through anything or shoots beams :p .
     
  10. The_Head

    The_Head JB Mapper

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    Having something other than a flag would cause problems for the first time of playing the given map:
    "what the hell does the 'flag' look like?"

    Being able to have it custom for different maps would be nice, but it needs to be clear what the flag looks like. Perhaps a clear picture of it on a loading screen.
    Also you could have a given set of Flags : Ancient, tech, oldschool flag etc
     
  11. kafros

    kafros F1 manta tryouts

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    Why would you want the flag replaced?

    In 4000 years of recorded human warfare it is propably the only thing that remains unchanged.
     
  12. Unreality

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    i want a more old shredded looking flag because ya know.. a flag isnt goining to stay in 1 piece when getting blasted with all that stuff and shouldnt stay clean at all lol yust a lil more ragged and dirty flag but still clearly wich colour flag it is
     
  13. EL BOURIKO

    EL BOURIKO New Member

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    you just take this aspect out of my mouth. I want destroyed burning flag after a while and when the flag is TOTALLY destroyed then it s just like when the flag is taken back by the opponent.
     
  14. edhe

    edhe ..dadhe..

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    :tup: like the thoughts - some effects, some replays, extra stats, loss of personal scores and more stats about capping itself. Make it less TDM with extras and back to CTF tastic.
     
  15. Maxx

    Maxx Bite Me

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    I want both! *g* just like the way at the weaponry, the player should freely decide what he prefers
     
  16. 1337

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    pikachoo: flags sticking into character mesh r soo kewl ^ - ^ AAH AAH MY ASS IS SHOOTING LIGHTNING BOLTS!!


    It would be far easier for someone to make a mut to stick a crappy flag in the characters back than to make a mut to replace it with a futuristic flag. I vote futuristic flag. I don't know how a nasty looking flag will bring back whatever people liked so much about UT. I think, things other than the silly looking flag are more important in bringing back the aesthetics of classic UT.
     
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  17. FireCrack

    FireCrack New Member

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    Pah, a real flag not a silly looking "icon"
     
  18. EL BOURIKO

    EL BOURIKO New Member

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    The real question is: Is there anything wrong in having a conventional flag? this answer will tell us wether or not some "fancy" -but not necessary relevant- alternativ is needed or not...

    IMO I would focus more in a flag that becomes a burning, muddy, altered flag because of the battle rather than a new high tech icon.
     
  19. Sahkolihaa

    Sahkolihaa Ow...

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    I don't really care as long as it's SOME sort of flag, otherwise the name "capture the flag" has no meaning.
     
  20. gregori

    gregori BUF Refugee

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    the flag had been a futuristic deally, they called that game Bombing Run............

    The classic flag seems to balance out all the other futuristic stuff already in the game!
     

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