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Remove red barrier "bounce"

Discussion in 'Suggestions & Ideas' started by Klokinator, Nov 16, 2013.

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  1. Klokinator

    Klokinator Such Beta
    1. Aphelion's Roleplay

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    You know that red barrier that appears during build time? I hate the rebound on it. The fact that just slightly nudging it sends me back a couple tiles or walking into it flings me 10 tiles away completely pisses me off. I like that it prevents people from firing arrows at each other during build time, but does it really need to make my job as a builder this much more difficult? Not only that, but it can even cause glitchiness if you fall into a hole that touches the barrier, as it will start rapidly flinging you against the wall and sometimes pop you through the ground at a hundred miles an hour.

    My suggestion: Make it simply a solid wall and don't let anything pass through it. Make arrows bounce off it if you wanna give the build time archer's something annoying to do since they're being useless firing at it anyway. I'm just tired of trying to build a wall and having myself fling away every time I try to edge forward.
     
  2. Auburn

    Auburn Prepare Yourself! Forum Moderator Staff Alumni Donator Tester
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    I agree that the bounce is annoying as builder, but if it were removed (and the map were small enough for an archer to shoot to the other side) a builder could spam workshops, make money, and buy special arrows and shoot them to troll the other team. I say don't remove the bounce until a better alternative is discovered. (at least in ctf) In TTH, there's really no reason to have the bounce, as the maps are usually too large for an arrow to fly all the way across the map
     
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  3. Klokinator

    Klokinator Such Beta
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    It's like you didn't read my post at all.

    ???

    ???

    Make it a solid barrier so arrows bombs and people can't pass through. Also, you realize coin gain is dropped by 1/10th during build time right? So spamming anything for coins, even workshops, isn't feasible at all.
     
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  4. steve_jobs

    steve_jobs Horde Gibber

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    fair enough.
     
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  5. Nighthawk

    Nighthawk gaurenteed shitter

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    I agree that it is incredibly annoying and needs to change. Supported.
     
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  6. SamuraiCupcake

    SamuraiCupcake Builder Stabber

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    The bounce is indeed annoying. +1
     
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  7. Duplolas

    Duplolas So Sad

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    Good suggestion. This was the kind of barrier that was implemented in Classic. It blocked anyone from crossing, without bouncing them back. Only difference was that archers could indeed fire arrows through it.

    Creating a hybrid between the two would definitely be nice.

    +1
     
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  8. Klokinator

    Klokinator Such Beta
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    Yeah I played Classic which is the exact reason I hate this new barrier. I hated that you could fire arrows through it in classic, but now arrows don't fly as far anyway so that'd be a minor issue. All it would have taken is a slight tweak to the code as we already have a solid barrier for people, so make it solid for projectiles too.
     
  9. Nivlac_13

    Nivlac_13 Shopkeep Stealer

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    Make this barrier make a sound every time you hit it with an arrow so the archers have something to do.
     
  10. JPD

    JPD Shipwright

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    If you get stuck in between the red barrier and a tower it's almost impossible to get out. I would like to be able to wall jump off of it. I suggest making it the same strength as that invincible green block not change the barriers colour or appearance.
     
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  11. ThePiemaster

    ThePiemaster Horde Gibber

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    The archers do have something to do during the build time, become a builder and actually build.
     
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  12. Sir_Walter

    Sir_Walter Bison Rider Staff Alumni Tester

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  13. PandemicCommander

    PandemicCommander Shipwright

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    THANK YOU

    I don't see why wasting valuable build time needs to be fun. I've logged into servers where one whole team was just pissing arrows into the red wall while their nights glided into it and nobody built around their flags.
     
  14. emasame

    emasame Bison Rider

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    it is pretty fun slinging arrows back and forth though...
     
  15. Lava

    Lava Former Lag King Staff Alumni Donator Tester

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    I was about to post about this and then found this, it has gotten alot of upvotes so why didn't anything change ?
     
  16. erik102003

    erik102003 Base Burner Tester

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    half the development of the game was spent to make the red barrier mechanism work
    no idea
     
  17. -1 , bounce is fun ,However, bouncing the materials Instead of letting them pass would be a good idea
     
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  18. Lava

    Lava Former Lag King Staff Alumni Donator Tester

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    The reason I want it removed is so i can build up next to it instead of being knocked back every time I try
     
  19. RustyRisk

    RustyRisk Catapult Fodder

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    Maybe add the further you go into the red barrier the stronger the push, so if you keep walking trying to walk into the red you will slowly balance out like a buoy. This would make both the board bouncers and the hardcore builders happy.
     
  20. Asu

    Asu THD Team THD Team Forum Moderator

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    Another solution is to shrink the red barrier a bit, but deny building and mining within it.
     
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