Ice-Box pods are noob bait

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Ice-Box pods are noob bait

Post by Shadowflame909 » #640708

>Delta Alert
>GET in the pods now now now!!
>Go use the pod, escape before the nuke blows up.
>Land in the ice z-level.
>Phew im safe...wait a minute im still on the icebox planet.
>Nuke blows up and you die anyways

Should send you to that hyper-space z-level that the arrivals shuttle stays at indefinitely until someone gets on it. I believe admins can manually send pods there too.

Edit: wait a minute, now that I realize theres no space on this map. So your dead no matter where you go..
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Post by san7890 » #640740

The CentCom Z-Level is still a thing, so maybe you can make it get to the evacuation ship? The issue is that people would get on the CentCom Z-Level and be able to escape from there if the round isn't actually ending (very bad)... this situation demands code nuance.
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Post by Pandarsenic » #640745

san7890 wrote: Fri May 13, 2022 3:35 am The CentCom Z-Level is still a thing, so maybe you can make it get to the evacuation ship? The issue is that people would get on the CentCom Z-Level and be able to escape from there if the round isn't actually ending (very bad)... this situation demands code nuance.
Can't it be suspended in the transit Z-area where if you leave the pod, you get dumped back into station-local space?
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Post by Itseasytosee2me » #640755

Also, if you jump out of the escape shuttle as it's in transit, you still just wind up on a random icebox tile, often inside a snow wall.
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Post by TheFinalPotato » #640758

I think it's funny, but
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Post by san7890 » #640767

Unless someone wants to sweat the logistics i think it’s fine for planetary maps to be a bit quirky
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Re: Ice-Box pods are noob bait

Post by cacogen » #640771

it's clearly an oversight that should be fixed
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Post by TheFinalPotato » #640772

Should have like, a drill chute that sends to you to the lowest level of the station, and bores through the rock.
Idk, maybe the transit idea is better, not sure
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Post by FantasticFwoosh » #640786

TheFinalPotato wrote: Fri May 13, 2022 8:46 am Should have like, a drill chute that sends to you to the lowest level of the station, and bores through the rock.
Idk, maybe the transit idea is better, not sure
Edit: A suggestion ontop of this - drill pods that use geothermic energy to shoot you into the upper atmosphere as the planet is simultaneously sent into self-destruct. I don't know what the lore implied radius of the nuke is, based on real world nuclear missiles like Tsar-Bomba, US test bombs etc, but if it involves leaving the planet behind as irretrievable from a explosion in orbit or icebox on turf, the entire thing be blown up as collateral.

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Post by tabbot » #653243

invert it; you end up marooned in orbit.
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Post by mrmelbert » #653245

I liked it better when the bottom level was immune to the nuke. Seeing half the crew dash for a ladder or hope the pod lands on the third floor was fun.
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Post by VexingRaven » #653437

The hyperspace (transit) Z-level is an option but players aren't really meant to just be able to hang out there indefinitely. In what circumstances should the pods be made to go there instead of landing back on the planet somewhere?
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