08-12-2012 04:07 PM
I was PREDICTING that it would make zones worse, not better, but I'll hold off till I actually try it.
But I still can't see how this could improve zones in any way. Especially in big servers when you're trying to take that final zone for a world victory. It was hectic and hard enough already, with drop pods having a bigger blast radius... It seems like it'll drag on that last zone cap making it an even longer, painful, constant base-rape.
The pod Maneuvrability seems like a great idea, but its the blast radius increase that instantly set off an alarm making me think of how it would affect zones matches.
08-12-2012 05:19 PM
How have zones turned out with this change?
how do you cap a zone on foot when the person you killed will be spawning in before you get the zone cap? (and any other players who notice you taking the zone)
In bigger matches it was difficult enough already, espeially with lag. Now the pods are more maneuverable AND have a blast radius...
Zones is one of the few game-modes that plays out well, but also isn't as popular as TDM or CTF, did they ruin it?
Absulotely not. On Zones, you just have to be more careful and look at your mini-map when taking over a zone. Unless you are busy fighting and are not paying attention to the minn-map, they can be easily avoided with a little anticipation of their trajectory (even in a tank or on foot). I love the changes made to the drop pod. Also, it might be just an impression, but given that it's now easier to get kills in a drop pod, people seem to be spawning on a squad leader a little more often.
08-12-2012 06:03 PM
I just think its radius is a bit to big thats it, I hopped out of my tank hid behind it and the pod landed the opposite side of the tank and still managed to get a kill on me.
08-12-2012 06:09 PM
Wow way to just completly noobify this game. You cannot outrun a drop pod on foot. Ridicilous.
In zones, it's actually a great strategy to commit suicide when someone is trying to capture your level 3 zone and you're on other side of map. Instant teleport + guarentee kill, saving your zone.
LBI tweaked this too much, IMO.
08-12-2012 06:43 PM
No but you CAN outdrive a pod, just dont hop out of your Sidewinder, Razorback, Ox Tank or Hawk.