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Cinnder wrote:
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Here, let me show you how a perception system works, how you can make a nice indicator for it in active use, responses, etc (stock, came with Unreal, but demonstrates the general idea):

That looks great for a single-player FPS, but I'm having a hard time seeing how this would work well in an MMO, especially when teamed.

Was showing it for an example only, being that it was handy.

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I'm not sure yet whether this new take on it will be more or less fun, but I'll reserve judgment till I learn more. It may be one of those things where one can't really know till one gets to try it for oneself.

I agree. Personally, I think this could make the stealth gameplay in both PvE and PVP much MUCH more interesting than the system in CoH, but I look forward to more info and/or hands on experience.

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I'm not sure yet whether this new take on it will be more or less fun, but I'll reserve judgment till I learn more. It may be one of those things where one can't really know till one gets to try it for oneself.
I agree. Personally, I think this could make the stealth gameplay in both PvE and PVP much MUCH more interesting than the system in CoH, but I look forward to more info and/or hands on experience.

The thing is, if it doesn't work out, we still can fall back to the older approach because the mechanics are compatible.

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alright so... placate effects

alright so... placate effects... can we has them?

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I kind of like the concept

I kind of like the concept that there are different types of stealth and different types of detection. It seems more realistic that someone might have sacrificed combat skill because they've specialized (or even over-specialized) in being sneaky or the ability to detect. Or maybe even the simple exchange, in game terms, of an attack for something else more utilitarian. For example, Iron Man may have used that space in his armor for a mini-missile launcher but instead he put in an infrasound module (detection). Or instead of a One-Off attack in his gauntlet, he put in a light-modulator to camouflage himself (stealth).
Conversely, it shouldn't go too far down the rabbit hole where it becomes burdensome in it's implementation and clunky in it's usability.

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notears wrote:
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alright so... placate effects... can we has them?

Yes, but it isn't binary in effect either.


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notears wrote:
alright so... placate effects... can we has them?
Yes, but it isn't binary in effect either.

eh good enough for me :]

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I'm curious now how "disguise

I'm curious now how "disguise" stealth will come across.....

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Ok ty all for the

Ok ty all for the clarification! I am excited to build a stalker type once again!

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Doctor Tyche wrote:
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I'm curious now how "disguise" stealth will come across.....

That's when the power ends up temporarily affecting faction rep ;).

Oh were we supossed to talk about that yet?!

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Doctor Tyche wrote:
I'm curious now how "disguise" stealth will come across.....
That's when the power ends up temporarily affecting faction rep ;).
Oh were we supossed to talk about that yet?!
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This beard wins. ^_^

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This beard wins. ^_^

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Doctor Tyche wrote:
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That looks great for a single-player FPS, but I'm having a hard time seeing how this would work well in an MMO, especially when teamed.

Was showing it for an example only, being that it was handy.

Yep, I understood that it was just an example, but I couldn't see anything in there that didn't seem more applicable to an FPS than an MMO. Was did you intend the example to illustrate that was relevant for CoT?

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Yep, I understood that it was just an example, but I couldn't see anything in there that didn't seem more applicable to an FPS than an MMO. Was did you intend the example to illustrate that was relevant for CoT?

Considering that Unreal Engine was originally made for FPS, I suppose that would be natural.

However, I see nothing in that video that would not be appropriate for an MMO. Or are you merely commenting that the video was not taken in 3rd person view?

In fact, check out this video from The Secret World. It is also an MMORPG.

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