more of a question than suggestion...
Are you going to allow axis to steal allied vehicles and vice versa in FH2?
Imo, would be great if no vehicles could be stolen. I'd prefer that the spoils of war would be shown in some other way, for instance, make new skins and use them instead of allied soldiers driving an axis tank with axis insignia. This would of course be up to the mapper whether he wants to give some war booty vehicles for either side.
one "problem" i thought of: Axis cap a flag and couple of vehicles spawn there. They are all axis vehicles of course, but not everyone is used and some vehicle stays behind and then comes the allies and cap the flag. Allies can't enter the vehicle and are forced to destroy it. -imo this isn't a problem at all...
Lock all difficult to drive vehicles like tanks, artillery. Leave open all normal vehicles, or maybe giva soldiers the ability to steal enemy vehicles like it was in on of the Call of Duty missions.:p
I'm a strong supporter for locking anything more complex than a jeep or truck. There were sides that captured enemy equipment and used it which can be respresented by differently skinned variants of those vehicles which will spawn in a regular way.
Stuff that spawns at outposts on a map should not be heavy equipment, the heavy stuff should be restricted to the main bases. This won't give the players the problem of having to destroy two heavy enemy tanks and wait for their own vehicles to spawn in a just capped outposts.
This will all improve realism and gameplay imo, it's just stupid that you can turn the balance of a map completely around by hopping in an enemy heavy tank or bomber.
I've never support locked vechicals except for certian heavy tanks/mission objectives. (IE Tigers, KingTigers, Jumbos, KV-1s on earily warmaps. Anything without which the map balance will swing such as the Sherman or Churchill on Gold Beach)
Or in certian locations(IE The Escape planes on the Battleships, The Carrier planes) were theft makes no sense.
If you can fly one kind of plane you can, more then likely, fly any other conventinal plane. The only locking should apply to are the German jets. For ground vehicles most tanks would use allmost the same control systems. Maybe make it take some time to steal a vehicles because your guy needs to figure out the controls. About 30 secs should do.
NighthawkIf you can fly one kind of plane you can, more then likely, fly any other conventinal plane. The only locking should apply to are the German jets. For ground vehicles most tanks would use allmost the same control systems. Maybe make it take some time to steal a vehicles because your guy needs to figure out the controls. About 30 secs should do.
I'm no expert but I seriously doubt this.
Why? The controls for planes are all generally similar. You have a stick, throttle, and rudder controls are all you need to do the flying itself(or a yoke in place of the stick if it's not a fighter) Then the only thing you would need to look for when stealing a plane would be the landing gear controls which would be fairly easy to find. Altimeter, speedometer and other guages would be obvious when looking for them. Now on the other hand they might not be able to fly them well, but a Grasshopper pilot couldn't fly Mustang or B-17 well either...
Try finding all that stuff when it is in a different language and in very different places. Not even to mention the differences in aircraft behaviour, getting it up in the air is one thing being able to fight effectively with it is another.
Victim of Forgotten HopeForum bystander
26th April 2004
I agree too.
Just look at FinnWars it works just great.
They will be in different places but will still look the same. An altimeter in German will look the same as an altimeter in English it's not going to go backwards or something like that. They will all be very easy to locate. It's not like the different guages are labeld inside a plane you just have to know what an altimeter looks like to find it. I already said that you wouldn't be able to fight effectively with it but you could still fly with it. But using that logic a pilot who would normally fly a Grasshopper wouldn't be able to fly a B-17 or P-51 either. Infact it would be easier for a P-51 pilot to fly a BF-109 then for a Grasshopper pilot to fly a P-51.