playabot wrote:Dudes, I like the shields persistence and keeping that weapon slot clear - its not really op when everyone has the chance to pick up a shield. I think that removing this would lessen strategic possibilities available to players...
I disagree and here's why:
- Picking up the shield is just about luck really, a variable which cannot be determined. When I say it's OP it's not because of that, but rather because once
you have it, you can pick up two other powerups for a total of three making you stronger than the majority
of your opponents. The more the game is balanced, the closer the pack of cars will be to each others, a crucial point in an action game that is about fighting your opponents.
- You have to keep in minds that a lot of players asked for having the shield switchable to the front, including being able to drop powerups... features that could be hardly implemented with the limited control scheme of a gamepad. The solution I propose include all this with one single button.
- I think that it would add even more strategy, asking yourself... ''should I get rid of my defensive shield at the expanse of gaining one more offensive weapon but risk getting hit or play it safe and balanced with one offensive and one defensive weapon?'' It gives you the choice, the choice of playing it offensive or defensive. Right now, you don't have it, it's about forced strategy because you can't choose when you will be OP as it's determined by luck, the luck of picking up the shield and two other weapons. The solution I propose still gives you the ability to attack, it's not like you were losing the other slot anyway. You have to keep in mind the shield is the only permanent powerup in the game, so it's a privilege, a powerful one rather than a crutch. And the fact that you gain the ability to switch it to the front makes it less static, more fun interaction-wise and slightly more powerful (to counter the lost), by giving you the ability to hit a mine without a scratch if inadvertently you see it at the last second and it's too late to jump over it. In fact, I think we should be able to ram any mines and the only thing that should break the shield is missiles. This way, people will feel that even if you miss one pickup slot, the shield is valuable. I can already see me switching between front and rear to save my ***. Add to this a flares powerup for avoiding missiles and it would be totally awesome!