Monday, August 23, 2010

Suggestion: Knife from the back, Gun-Butt from the front

After hearing countless complaints about bullets having ZERO stopping power and guys putting rounds into someone only to have them continue to advance and whip out the old knife for the quick kill, we've decided it's time for change. As much as we love knife kills...we agree. Being that adding stopping power will probably be adding physics that would be hard to implement, we're ready for Zipper to take the easy way out.

There was a suggestion posted to the forums months ago that recommended an animation hitting someone with your gun-butt when you attacked from the front, and only doing the knife animation when you were behind them. We can't fault the logic...the natural advantage goes to the firearm user--except in MAG where "bringing a knife to a gunfight" actually gives you an advantage, LOL!

The gun-butt damage should probably be around 15-20 points or so, and even though i'll miss my close quarters knifing sprees, wouldn't the gun-butt kill be the Absolute Ownage? I can see it now "yeeeah, i pistol-whipped that fool!"

1 comment:

  1. Love this idea.. Then they could keep the sprint speed the same in the beta IMO.