New Objective Type - Escort



  • New Objective Type - Escort

    The King (the player with the most score upon the mission starting), will need to get from point A to B to complete the objective, and will have to be escorted by fellow players as he will only have fists to defend himself with.

    Why Will This Be Fun?

    it’ll be one of the few objectives where players will need to coordinate themselves and work as team, possibly using tactics such as the shield wall… or whatever you can come up with! Do anything you can to get the King to his destination!

    Q: Where will the king need to go?

    A: I think it’s best that he has to get to a mode of transport; like a boat. I also think that when the king finally gets to his destination, players should have to defend the position for a while (similar to destroying trebuchets, but have them set up the sails or equivalent). It prevents the ability to solo the objective.

    Q: Why fists?

    A: The whole point is that he is vulnerable - if he had a weapon, most incoming attacks would be parried whilst he bum rushes the objective. It would make the mission too easy, especially with his high health (of course, this is if players don’t have to defend when they get there).

    Q: What if he dies?

    A: It’s game over - and because of this, I think it’s best that this escort mission is at the end of the map.



  • What self respecting King would be found without sword in hand?

    Other than that, it’s a great idea. It has an awful lot of balance issues though, particularly if the VIP is player controlled. Certainly beats the current state of the Citadel final objective.



  • I dunno.

    VIP game modes are proven to be a bit of a fail, while fun certainly, it comes down to bad players being put on VIP or people exploiting/trolling with the VIP (teamkilling, feeding the VIP to the enemy).

    I prefer TF2’s solution to VIP mode, which is Payload. It eliminates the trolling/exploit potential while limiting exploration and free movement, it still proved to be fun and very popular.



  • @Strudel:

    What self respecting King would be found without sword in hand?

    Other than that, it’s a great idea. It has an awful lot of balance issues though, particularly if the VIP is player controlled. Certainly beats the current state of the Citadel final objective.

    I’m glad you like it! Of course, everything is up for interpretation, but the basic idea is there and that’s what matters I’d say :] I was thinking that prior to this particular escort mission, the King could have been busted out of a prison or something which explains the no weapon

    @DokB:

    I dunno.

    VIP game modes are proven to be a bit of a fail, while fun certainly, it comes down to bad players being put on VIP or people exploiting/trolling with the VIP (teamkilling, feeding the VIP to the enemy).

    I prefer TF2’s solution to VIP mode, which is Payload. It eliminates the trolling/exploit potential while limiting exploration and free movement, it still proved to be fun and very popular.

    • We already have payload-style objectives, such as the bomb-cart and the battering ram.

    • The person selected as King will be the highest scoring amongst the team, just like usual.

    • I don’t think trolling will occur because we already have objectives where you need to defend the king and I have never seen a teammate purposely kill the king haha



  • @DokB:

    I prefer TF2’s solution to VIP mode, which is Payload. It eliminates the trolling/exploit potential while limiting exploration and free movement, it still proved to be fun and very popular.

    It just occurs to me almost every TO map so far has a Payload mission. Come to think of it…is Citadel the only TO without one?!

    Anyway, despite that, I still think having a VIP mission would be interesting. Although I prefer this idea because turning the weakest player into a Princess is just too good to pass up.



  • @TheCheekyTree:

    I was thinking that prior to this particular escort mission, the King could have been busted out of a prison or something which explains the no weapon

    A true King would fashion a sword from the iron bars, with his teeth.

    @TheCheekyTree:

    • I don’t think trolling will occur because we already have objectives where you need to defend the king and I haven’t seen anyone ever be a douchebag.

    Oh there are a few, though most are a result of the hopelessly discreet autobalance mechanic.



  • @Strudel:

    Oh there are a few, though most are a result of the hopelessly discreet autobalance mechanic.

    YOU JUST SLAUGHTERED ALL THE VILLAGERS AND YOU CLIMBED OVER A HUNDRED CORPSES TO PUSH THE RAM TO THE KEEP GATE. YOU ENDURED SEVERAL ENCOUNTERS WITH BOILING OIL AND TOOK THOUSANDS OF ARROWS BUT YOU DID IT FRIEND, YOU SINGLEHANDEDLY BATTERED THE GATE OPEN.

    OH BY THE WAY, YOU ARE BEING AUTOBALANCED LOL


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