Got a suggestion? Got feedback for another person's proposed implementation? Fire away.
Here are my suggestions:
- Spoiler: show
- Perhaps have it show a results screen at the end which sums up multiple set criteria, similar to how Killing Floor 2 handles it's results screen.
"Most flips | Most damage dealt in points | Fastest lap time | Fastest total time | Hit the most speedpads | Bumped the most people"
Or something alike WipEout HD's medal system, which shows any abnormal activities that occurred in the race (up to 3/6 medals or something, in multiplayer limit it so that it won't show multiple medals for a participant)). Give 'em silly names while you're at it.
"Made Daigo proud (last to first place in the last lap) | Natty (No powerups) | Blessings of the chilli con carne (used Raptor a lot) | afk (hit the barrier a lot) | Jealous (used a lot of leader missiles) | Mediocre (hit yourself with a rocket) | The One (was targeted by a weapon, but never actually hit) | Running in the 90's (Drifted a lot)"
This gives players more incentive to race (more rewarding; lessens the blow of not being in the top 3) and allows more experienced players to go out of their way in an attempt to show off (rewarding them whilst simultaneously increasing the odds of having them mess up (brings back some of the 'on the edge of your seat-danger' of Rollcage and gives others a better chance at beating the veterans)).
This is all in addition to the traditional leaderboard of course.
Speaking of leaderboards, how about this: two leaderboards at the end of the race. On the left: purely race time. On the right: purely combat points.
Leave it up to the individual players which they deem more important