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Offline Pyroguy

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New Game Mode: Trenchmatch
« on: July 24, 2006, 01:27:30 pm »
Ok, reading all the topics on new game modes for trenchwars maps, and playing quite a few trench wars maps, here is my own suggestion for a trench-war game mode:

Trenchmatch-
The Basics:
There are two teams, alpha and bravo (red and blue). Each team also gets a flag.

The Capture:
However, unlike typical CTF matches, a team has to carry its OWN flag. The team get points by getting their flag to the enemy's flag at its spawn point. If an enemy touches your team's flag, it goes back to its spawn point.

Spawning:
Now here is the ingenious part. Instead of typical spawning, teams spawn near their flag. In order to accomplish this, spawning happens at the spawn point that is closest to the flag, and any spawn points that are within a fairly short distance of that closest spawn point. NOTE: A team can still only spawn at it's team spawn points; flags will ignore spawn points of a different team. This allows map editors more flexibility, so they don't have to have teams spawn on top of each other.

The final thing to do for balance is to make spawn times longer than usual; I would say 6 to 9 seconds. What do you think?
« Last Edit: July 24, 2006, 01:33:40 pm by Pyroguy »

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Re: New Game Mode: Trenchmatch
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2006, 01:59:22 pm »
Sounds like infiltration when both teams do the infiltration... am i right?

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Re: New Game Mode: Trenchmatch
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2006, 02:02:57 pm »
There is a map thats kinda that way , I jsut forgotten teh name!

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Re: New Game Mode: Trenchmatch
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2006, 02:08:15 pm »
it dosent have to be named Trenchmatch, i bet if this where implented, people would most likeley make other kind of maps than TW..... but in overall it sounds nifty...

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Re: New Game Mode: Trenchmatch
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2006, 02:10:51 pm »
There would have to be more differences from normal ctf to be a new gamemode.

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Re: New Game Mode: Trenchmatch
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2006, 02:32:35 pm »
Well the name wasn't really meant to be final, in fact I would prefer some other 3 word phrase that can be abbreviated like Hold the Flag (HTF) or Capture the Flag (CTF). Because I am thinking that seperate maps should be made for this mode. Maybe it should just use ctf maps, I don't know. But I would rather the mode get implemented and tested before we worry about all the details.

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Re: New Game Mode: Trenchmatch
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2006, 02:56:13 pm »
Bring the flag?? :P

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Re: New Game Mode: Trenchmatch
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2006, 10:56:05 pm »
How about just simply Reverse CTF? I was thinking of making some maps like that.

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Re: New Game Mode: Trenchmatch
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2006, 11:05:19 pm »
Reverse CTF is already possible. Just swap the flags at alpha/bravo spawn.

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Re: New Game Mode: Trenchmatch
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2006, 11:14:08 pm »
Yeah serioulsy - this sounds exactly like switching the flags in ctf so that the enemy's flag is cloesest to the teams' spawn points.  no need for a new game mode.  If it's really bad then we can just rename reverse ctf servers with a "rctf" label...
Can't think of anything original to put here...

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Re: New Game Mode: Trenchmatch
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2006, 12:33:04 am »
i dont really like trenchwars, it just seems like a map with trenches....

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Re: New Game Mode: Trenchmatch
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2006, 02:54:50 am »
i dont really like trenchwars, it just seems like a map with trenches....

Yeah, me too. I tried the trenchwar server and found it to just be realistic CTF. I thought the point was the ability/need to carry your own flag to the enemy camp, but I could not grab it. I like that idea since it would seem to encourage teamwork and was hoping to play.

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Re: New Game Mode: Trenchmatch
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2006, 10:46:57 am »
i still don't get why it's called TRENCHwar since i haven't heard anything 'trench' related.
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Re: New Game Mode: Trenchmatch
« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2006, 01:04:28 pm »
Did anyone read the part about the SPAWNING? That is really the most important part/change between it and CTF.

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Re: New Game Mode: Trenchmatch
« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2006, 01:24:02 pm »
it look a great idea

and it's enough différent from a normal ctf for me ....


and it's a great idea for big map ....

and it's more original than a "Hold capture point" (like BF 2)
(whose can be a good idea too)