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Shoop da Whoop

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Ammo. Now packed!
« on: May 13, 2011, 09:45 »

1) Recently I've remembered that Doom had two types of stacks for each type of ammo - little and big ones.
10mm: Clip and Box of bullets; shells: 4 shotgun cells and Box of them; rockets: One and Box of them; power cells: Energy cell and Energy cell pack.

2) In DoomRL we can take consumables (as they were in original series) and use them later (excluding AoI, of course).

By combining all of this, we get new item type... Ammo packs!

The primary idea is that you can carry more ammo without once-per-game Backpack.
Each ammo pack takes only one slot of inventory space. It's loaded and unloaded manually, but really fast - it was made for this purpose, after all. Reload and unload - one stack per action. *
Balancing issues: no mods, no Backpack effects, spawn rate - exotic.

How this may look like:
    [e] 10mm ammo chain [250/250]
    [f] 10mm ammo (x100)

Now, let they be presented!

10mm ammo chain
Appearance: !
Ingame Description: That reminds you about action films you've seen long ago.
Capacity: 250 of 10mm bullets.
Reload/Unload time: 0.4 sec per 100 ammo.

Shells box
Appearance: !
Ingame Description: What a handy thing.
Capacity: 125 of shotgun shells.
Reload/Unload time: 0.5 sec per 50 shells.

Rockets pack
Appearance: !
Ingame Description: Now that is REAL "boombox"!
Capacity: 25 of rockets.
Reload/Unload time: 0.6 sec per 10 rockets.

Power battery
Appearance: !
Ingame Description: Ampere-hours of pure energy!
Capacity: 125 of cells.
Reload/Unload time: 0.75 sec per 50 cells.

So, ammo packs will be useful for ammo conserving, Ao100 players and for that who doesn't use Ammochain. Rarity of them should prevent gamebreaking.

Addendum:
* Can we have something similar for minigun reloading, like 100 ammo per 1.8 sec? And full reload (alternative) will be still 3.5 seconds. Because loading one stack per time just seems more reasonable. Same thing for BFG.
« Last Edit: May 13, 2011, 09:46 by Shoop da Whoop »
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Re: Ammo. Now packed!
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2011, 10:03 »

Would be more comfortable if you were able to directly load your gun from these things, rather than unloading-loading them.
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Re: Ammo. Now packed!
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2011, 10:52 »

Would be more comfortable if you were able to directly load your gun from these things, rather than unloading-loading them.

I believe the real-time and game-time inconvenience is supposed to be what stops this idea from making the game too much easier.
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Re: Ammo. Now packed!
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2011, 11:27 »

this idea... it ownss
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Re: Ammo. Now packed!
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2011, 12:26 »

Shoop da Whoop wins 3 Internets for this idea!
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Re: Ammo. Now packed!
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2011, 15:43 »

* Malek Deneith stamps this idea with Inquisitorial Stamp of Approval
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« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2011, 16:02 »

* Gargulec stamps the idea with High Priest's Mark Of Trueness To The Dogma
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Re: Ammo. Now packed!
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2011, 17:20 »

I approve of this idea.
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« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2011, 17:49 »

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« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2011, 18:49 »

* thelaptop stamps his Supporter of Chaos seal

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« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2011, 19:36 »

* Ander Hammer doodles in the space around Gargulec's stamp, as he doesn't have his own idiosyncratic approval stamp yet and likes it for mostly the same reasons.
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Re: Ammo. Now packed!
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2011, 19:55 »

Shoop is my new hero - Give this guy his own medal!
Great idea!
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Re: Ammo. Now packed!
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2011, 06:13 »

I... actually have a modification proposal for this one.

Apart from manual loading unloading, you can place the box/chain into the prepared slot. If you do, then you can reload your primary weapon a lot faster (it automatically reloads from prepared slot too).
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« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2011, 06:55 »

...And that was just one more random idea week ago.
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Re: Ammo. Now packed!
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2011, 18:29 »

Nice idea, Kornel! Now all we have to do is wait for Kornel to take a look at it and pass judgement.





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