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# 1 Formations
02-03-2010, 10:58 AM
While in space, group members get the option to "follow" each other. This sticks one player's nose up the nacelle of the other player... Not very appealing or realistic. I'd like to request adding "formations" that the group leader can choose, and each person who joins the formation slides into their slot for following. Anyone who's played Earth & Beyond will be familiar with this mechanic.
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# 2
02-03-2010, 11:03 AM
i agree with this suggestion 150%! i was also an E&B player and recall the formations feature...it would make perfect sense here (maybe not 1:1 but something similar) so your group/fleet leader can set the formation and players can right click the formation leader and choose "fall in formation" or something like that...then their ship will be auto following in a formation instead of right up the other ship's bumm

they can break formation at any time but it will be good for groups when coordinating their approach into a combat situation!

/signed
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# 3
02-03-2010, 11:21 AM
Follow distance should be increased, formations sound cool as well.

Also on the ground, a better 'formation' for the away team. The wide "V" shape it uses right now doesnt fit through doors, and leads to the n00bs getting stuck on door jams etc.
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# 4
02-03-2010, 11:21 AM
I would love to see formations that have different bonuses, and that allow you to fall in and out of formation.

For instance a V could provide a damage bonus to all ships in formation, but decrease defense. And when in formation your ship follows the lead ship. This would require Competant pilots flying the map. Like when I hear Attack pattern delta II, I always envision ships using a certain formation and tactic, not just increasing their power output.

This should be done, and done well. It can add a whole new level to the game
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# 5
02-03-2010, 12:48 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by OlgieWan View Post
While in space, group members get the option to "follow" each other. This sticks one player's nose up the nacelle of the other player... Not very appealing or realistic. I'd like to request adding "formations" that the group leader can choose, and each person who joins the formation slides into their slot for following. Anyone who's played Earth & Beyond will be familiar with this mechanic.
Yes, and it was pretty darn good too! I would definitely like to see this added!
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# 6
02-03-2010, 01:26 PM
Formations as a 'follow me' option would be a plus.
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# 7
02-03-2010, 05:43 PM
I would like to see this as well.
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# 8
02-03-2010, 07:19 PM
SIGNED

I agree most emphatically. Also would be nice on ground. I'm tired of seeing my bridge officers run around willy nilly.
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# 9
02-04-2010, 04:20 PM
Wow; glad to see lots of other people agree.
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# 10
02-04-2010, 08:20 PM
Needed a bump
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