Aren't riot shields a bit too strong?

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Re: Aren't riot shields a bit too strong?

Postby Kierany9 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:39 pm #476263

Davidchan wrote:If they were made of the same material maybe, teleshields are made of titanium. A sheet of plexiglass is not going to be as strong as a comparable sheet of steel or titanium.


it's not comparable if it has to be able to compact itself into something that fits in a bag now is it?



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Re: Aren't riot shields a bit too strong?

Postby WarbossLincoln » Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:10 pm #476287

Even if it's titanium instead of plexiglass wouldn't it need to be much thinner to be light enough to be usable, and to fit into a bad when folded?

Material difference should probably be both an armor rating and HP difference. I'd say in this case it should have a bit better armor, but equal or worse hp since even though it's metal, it's thinner metal and articulated.
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Re: Aren't riot shields a bit too strong?

Postby PKPenguin321 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:31 am #476450

if memory serves, teleshields were originally HoS-only, hence why they are stronger. also i have an incredibly strong suspicion that steelpoint added it so that would also explain some things.
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Re: Aren't riot shields a bit too strong?

Postby imsxz » Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:05 am #476460

i havent read up at all but having passive immunity to 50% of all things that hit you is bad design. it should be reworked into a more reliable active item that you have to raise, maybe make it directional and add a slowdown/obscured vision for raising the shield. it'd fit a good niche of being very good for holding tight corridors and door entrances (or even wide ones with multiple officers)

at the current moment, there's no reason to not hold a shield, not a very interesting game element when it's a no brainer that anyone with any sense will take.
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Re: Aren't riot shields a bit too strong?

Postby WarbossLincoln » Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:38 pm #477823

Another option for the teleshield is to have it not instantly open. maybe make it take a couple seconds.
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Re: Aren't riot shields a bit too strong?

Postby Steelpoint » Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:38 pm #477828

PKPenguin321 wrote:if memory serves, teleshields were originally HoS-only, hence why they are stronger. also i have an incredibly strong suspicion that steelpoint added it so that would also explain some things.


I never added the teleshield.
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Re: Aren't riot shields a bit too strong?

Postby PKPenguin321 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:02 pm #481675

Steelpoint wrote:
PKPenguin321 wrote:if memory serves, teleshields were originally HoS-only, hence why they are stronger. also i have an incredibly strong suspicion that steelpoint added it so that would also explain some things.


I never added the teleshield.

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