Ok so I just jumped in to try it out... love the concept because it is a challenge, but as the flag carrier, you need to have some more defense available.
You are already at a disadvantage because you can't run but holly molly if your team is out numbered you have no chance at all...
Love the bonus flag idea as well.
That's the entire point of CTF. Your limited for a reason, it means your team has to protect you. Which is where all the strategy comes from. They have special flag moves and I think that's good enough.
I'd love to "one hitter quitter" someone with the flag haha. I wonder if grapple would be annoying if it "disarmed" you from the flag...
Ahh yes CTF an objective game mode. I LOVE IT. It is now my favorite gamemode. Here are my quick thoughts. The flag carrier is perfectly fine to me. I view it as you are the flag carrier. Get the enemy flag and get the hell out of their. You shouldnt need extra defensive capabilities if you know how to shake and bake or avoid enemy confrontation. Heck i have even had flag on flag battles lol. I guess i just like captureing and defending things. We do need a cancel for the flag animation. I havent loss a game yet. I play strictly objective while my teammates either help or just do what they do. I believe in my last game i captured all 5 points for the team. It should be more competative when people get use to the new game mode i guess.
CTF is great, but when its 3 vs 4, its almost impossible to win, or even capture one flag.
Btw, what's the point of favor in CTF, just letting players know how well they did (such as favor from kills)?