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DeathBoLT
11-17-2001, 05:52 PM
http://www.lucasarts.com/products/outcast/screens.jsp?num=13
i think thats the correct image.. the one of the officers standing in the bridge of a (star destroyer?). i can't tell because i can't access lucasarts site.

Those officers look out of place.. if they're standing watch over the controls, why are they standing rigid with a blaster rifle out? it'd be kind of nice if they were hunched over the controls or something.. to look more in place

http://www.lucasarts.com/products/outcast/screens.jsp?num=13 = if the pic above is refusing to load for you like it is for me :\

[ November 17, 2001: Message edited by: DeathBoLT ]

magnum
11-17-2001, 06:02 PM
I think you're right. But anyway it's an old screenshot. Perhaps they corrected this kind of things.
Maybe when they release a couple of NPC screenshots we'll know.

StephenG
11-17-2001, 06:06 PM
look at one of the new ones. u see two officers with pistols behind there backs. it looks much better.

Lion Heart
11-17-2001, 06:13 PM
It would even be more realistic if they were pushing buttons (or talking) or something.

StephenG
11-17-2001, 06:15 PM
perhapes, the computers are on auto :)

StormHammer
11-17-2001, 06:18 PM
I think the point DeathBoLT was trying to make is...why are they holding blasters ready at all? Unless the base has already been alerted to your presence?

I would certainly prefer to see Stormtroopers with weapons in the standby position (across the chest) when first seeing them - especially if they haven not spotted me, or I'm watching from a distance.

As for the Officers, I don't think any of them should go around with sidearms drawn unless that area of the base is on alert. After all, with all of the Stormtrooper firepower around, they shouldn't need their own weapons except as a last resort when personally threatened.

I like that stance in the new screenshots, though. ;)

DeathBoLT
11-18-2001, 03:56 PM
Unless they've been alerted, I'd actually like them to make themselves at home in their stations.. like slouch in a chair at their post, scratch themselves or chat with each other(of course, if they haven't spotted at you yet)..

something along those lines

ill have to check the new screenshots out.. lec page is refusing to load for me so i can't right now tho :(

Lion Heart
11-18-2001, 04:23 PM
Yeah, Ive had problems with the LEC page too.

CaptainRAVE
11-18-2001, 05:09 PM
Yea, I think its a general problem. Gonk reckons they'll have it back up soon.

I agree with the rest of you that officers shouldnt have their weapons out unless an alarm has been sounded. That would make the game much more fun to play :)

Zekk Dawkins
11-19-2001, 10:46 PM
They could be mad at the computer

StephenG
11-19-2001, 11:09 PM
Originally posted by Zekk Dawkins:
<STRONG>They could be mad at the computer</STRONG>

could be...or there to dumb to know how to use it :)

GonkH8er
11-19-2001, 11:45 PM
Theyre taking their time thinking how to aim at the screens 3 feet in front of them....

It's a hard task for them :)