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JediMasterEd
08-02-2001, 03:08 PM
what are your thoughts of mechanical vehicles haveing the ability of running over people(infantry)?

Havoc Stryphe
08-02-2001, 03:11 PM
That depends, Most of them are repulsorlift vehicles, and would cause no damage.

ie Qui-Gon Jinn in TPM, the Droid carrier rolled right over him and Jar Jar without a scratch on the both of them.

The unfortunate problem of Star Wars RTS, Repulsorlifts, no crushing damage! Need more tracked vehicles! More blood, guts, and ...... I digress.....

:p

Kvan
08-02-2001, 03:11 PM
Originally posted by edwardc87
what are your thoughts of mechanical vehicles haveing the ability of running over people(infantry)?
OH YEAH! You bettter be able to do that! I loved doing that in Dune 2000!

Paragon_Leon
08-02-2001, 03:12 PM
Lucasarts have always avoided visible bloodshed in the movies, and even an FPS like Jedi Knight.. I don't think you'll see that happening. It's not in the AOK-engine as well, so..

if it would be done, i doubt you'd be able to see a pulp of any kind. maybe they could run over droids.. that doesn't bring an ethical problem.

Havoc Stryphe
08-02-2001, 03:12 PM
hey Kvan, you posted at the same time and probably missed my post, it explains why alot of the tanks and such will unfortunately not be able to. :(

JediMasterEd
08-02-2001, 03:14 PM
then that would take the fun away listening to infantry being crushed under the feet of an At-At/At-St/At-Pt.

Kvan
08-02-2001, 03:16 PM
Originally posted by Havoc Stryphe
hey Kvan, you posted at the same time and probably missed my post, it explains why alot of the tanks and such will unfortunately not be able to. :(
But don't the imps have AT-AT's and the like(ie Chicken Walkers, Juggernauts)? So they could STEP on them at least :D

Lord JayVizIon
08-02-2001, 03:18 PM
they should, but i don't think they will. i don't remember where i read this, but i think tanks can cause damage to units, but not necessarily run over them. that would be cool, though, adding a C&C element to this game.........

Havoc Stryphe
08-02-2001, 03:18 PM
Originally posted by Kvan

But don't the imps have AT-AT's and the like(ie Chicken Walkers, Juggernauts)? So they could STEP on them at least :D


Ah yes!!!!! can you say crunch! I was thinking of the Rebels tanks and the Trade Federation, my bad. :D

Dorsk8199
08-02-2001, 03:46 PM
You are correct Lord JayVizIon. I knew I had read the same thing somewhere. So I quote "Note that troopers in Battlegrounds cannot be overrun by armored vehicles, though they will still be vulnerable to them. " This is from the gamespot preview. Direct link is http://gamespot.com/gamespot/stories/previews/0,10869,2798825-3,00.html

Sorry to spoil the fun.

Havoc Stryphe
08-02-2001, 03:54 PM
I didn't think so.... :(

Man, I hate being right! :D

Paragon_Leon
08-02-2001, 04:08 PM
me too ! :D :D

that's company policy allright. if you want a game to have mass appeal, you need to make barriers as low as possible. Red Alert got altered for the German army because they didn't want tanks to run over people. so they changed the people into 'cyborgs'.
yuk.

Lord JayVizIon
08-02-2001, 04:11 PM
thanks for backing me up, dorsk. that's cool. now that i think about it, i don't want to have to keep making troops just b/c they were pancaked. that would waste a lot of resources......

Paragon_Leon
08-02-2001, 04:14 PM
with the AOK-engine, you could get such a steady resources-stream that that really wouldn't matter.

i'll leave the precise number-comparison-lists to the real fanatics once the game is here..

Tie Guy
08-02-2001, 04:14 PM
I just wanted to add two things.

1: JKII will have blood in it. You can see it quite well on some of the newer screens and movies. I think they are at gamespot.

2: There are treaded tanksin th game, and it is plausible that people could be run over, but, i guess they won't be.

Paragon_Leon
08-02-2001, 04:16 PM
heyhey, TIE-guy ! welcome back..

yes, JK2 will have blood, but also a higher rating. and that's what's the issue here.

Lord JayVizIon
08-02-2001, 04:17 PM
dang, blood, that's off the hook.....

ZeroXcape
08-02-2001, 04:18 PM
depending on the tank, heck ya

Paragon_Leon
08-02-2001, 04:27 PM
yup. maybe the alien species will get a bit more gory deaths. after all, only the aliens got chopped up in the Star Wars movies (remember Obi Wan dislodging that alien's arm with his saber in the cantina ?)

Tie Guy
08-02-2001, 04:34 PM
Yeah, but a cuple million humans or so were blasted into tiny pieces on the Death Stars and SSD.

Paragon_Leon
08-02-2001, 04:36 PM
...but all you saw was an explosion. you didn't see their livers falling down to Yavin and Endor, did you ?
:D

JediMasterEd
08-02-2001, 10:26 PM
course not! the body parts would fry with the person! running over people should be allowed because how else are you going to make a path through infantry with just only vehicles in record time?

Kvan
08-02-2001, 10:33 PM
I remember a certain Aunt and Uncle getting BBQ'ed so whats the big deal about running over people? I guess I'll never understand you people....:confused:

JediMasterEd
08-02-2001, 10:38 PM
get used to it:D

Paragon_Leon
08-03-2001, 06:33 AM
the thing with 'running over people' is that there are certain gore-limits to certain games. you can't expect a game to fit certain marketplaces if you include that kind of stuff.
Lucasarts knows that like no other.

Tie Guy
08-03-2001, 12:52 PM
I don't have to be really gory, it can just be like any otehr death. I mean, the whole point of the game is to kil people anyways, what does it matter how you do it?

JediMasterEd
07-09-2003, 04:05 PM
My first thread...*sigh* good times...I figure I'd bring this up again, since there are more games which allow listening to a *bumb* on a vehicle when you run someone over.

SE_Vader_536
07-09-2003, 04:18 PM
that would be rather fun to hear and watch :D

Sithmaster_821
07-09-2003, 10:23 PM
Fun-yes
Balanced-?