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Submitted By Forge on 09/10/22
Mars Explorer, Forge, Feature Requests, New Vehicles 
This Document originally posted in the "Mars Explorer" Group

Ok, this might have been mentioned, I don't think so though...
So here it is:
My vehicle idea is kinda like a small orb, but it can shoot grappling lines out of itself, and attach to walls and stuff. It would be smaller than the buggy, and the grapple lines would look like grey lasers I suppose.
-Fires at walls to latch on and pull up.
-Cannot fire lasers, shoots with grappling hooks instead.
-(Maybe)Can latch onto other vehicles.
-Can only roll along ground, max 40 mph.
-Not to big, a smaller than the buggy
-(Maybe)Grapples can be used as slingshots to send the orb flying
-Space operates a small jump feature, for just going up stairs or whatever.
-Grapple lines can only extend so far. (100 feet or so?)
So what do people think? Yea or Nay?

6 hours - 576v
Posted 2009/10/22 - 22:03 GMT
I think it is really cool!
2 days - 3,596v
Posted 2009/10/22 - 22:03 GMT
Why thanks you!
1 day - 3,947v
Posted 2009/10/22 - 22:12 GMT
LOOOOOVE IT!!!! <3 <3 <3
You've got the next big thing!
2 days - 3,596v
Posted 2009/10/22 - 22:19 GMT
Why thank you!
1 hour - 115v
Posted 2009/10/22 - 22:17 GMT
2 days - 3,596v
Posted 2009/10/22 - 22:31 GMT
It doesnt need too much visual design, like the jet, but even so i've already made a rough draft!
(Guess what? Its just a sphere!)
1 day - 4,167v
Posted 2009/10/22 - 23:49 GMT
That's awesome!!!
I'm gonna send this to aubrey!
1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2009/10/22 - 23:49 GMT
Shiny! It has to be shiny!
2 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/10/23 - 0:19 GMT
Interesting Idea forge
2 days - 3,596v
Posted 2009/10/23 - 0:45 GMT
Sky: "Shiny!"
Dude: ""Interesting Idea"

I like Dudes response the most.
1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2009/10/23 - 1:51 GMT
Those with an "Interesting idea" in many cases will not be taken seriously unless they can attract the masses, hence, It must be shiny!
1 day - 3,337v
Posted 2009/10/23 - 17:57 GMT
Awesome. How big would it be, though? Too big, and it would be to slow to hit. Too small and you'd never be able to see it in gray metal custom levels (users could make their color gray or martian orange).

If it's just right, than I love it. Please just do a sphere, I'd love to see such a simple vehicle.

To applesky - of course it'll be shiny. Custom colors, right?

1 week - 24,177v
Posted 2009/10/23 - 18:30 GMT
Nice! Aubrey mentions something like this being implemented waaaay down the road the the future page. Great idea Forge, this could be awesome!
5 hours - 513v
Posted 2009/10/23 - 19:13 GMT
exclent (sorry for the spelling) idea this the coolest thing since, well since ever really
it would also be cool is if some one made a world just for this grappler where there was just walls and a few stairs   
3 days - 9,746v
Posted 2011/01/24 - 1:32 GMT
you mean the best thing since sliced bread right?
1 day - 4,105v
Posted 2009/10/23 - 20:45 GMT
I wouldn't recommend relying on PMs to get ahold of Aubrey, he gets so friggin' many that he never checks his inbox.
Great idea, though! Maybe this could be something like that machine in The Incredibles......
45 minutes - 36v
Posted 2010/05/12 - 19:31 GMT
though it would be nice if it had a laser so it could shoot off the wall because if you miss wouldnt the grappler hook u to the ground?
all in all tis a great idea forge!i would love to play as a ball
2 weeks - 18,835v
Posted 2010/05/12 - 21:03 GMT
Kinda big bam there eh?
6 days - 21,100v
Posted 2010/05/12 - 21:20 GMT
lolzzzzz supa true.  but the bigger the better!  :D
1 day - 4,230v
Posted 2010/05/13 - 2:25 GMT
Sounds very...
Cool. :]
3 minutes - 14v
Posted 2010/05/22 - 23:26 GMT
6 days - 8,777v
Posted 2010/05/23 - 1:15 GMT
maybe one of the vehicle's special abilities will be a grappling hook. Then you can change into a xorb.
53 minutes - 78v
Posted 2010/08/08 - 10:42 GMT
sounds so cool
can't wait to try it
6 hours - 583v
Posted 2010/08/08 - 17:28 GMT
This would be great for team games, because someone could grapple to a vehicle and be swung around, like a mace.  This thing wouldn't need to have another weapon, because the player could pull themselves into the vehicle, too.
1 day - 3,303v
Posted 2010/08/09 - 0:02 GMT
dude you got a great idea.  this may very wel be the best idea since the jet.  just i think 40 can be a little time consuming. raise the speed to 80 and u got a great vehicle
2 weeks - 18,835v
Posted 2010/08/09 - 0:23 GMT
I'm going to build a sketch once I get some time.
4 hours - 362v
Posted 2010/08/09 - 1:38 GMT
great idea, my response to you is this:
-it could have 4 mechanical legs to walk on, but when you press spacebar it would go into the ball mode. this way the walker mode could have a limit of about 40, but the rolling ball mode would have a little bit higher limit.
-i'm not sure which one you thought it would be like, but the grapple hook lines could act like spiderman's webs, so that you could swing around, or they could be solid lines so that you can set yourself up like a turret and shoot in a fixated place.
-the walker mode would sink and walk on the sea/lava floor, but the ball mode would float and be the fastest vehicle on water.
let me know what you think about these slight changes, and if you agree/ disagree about certain parts and why you think so.
2 weeks - 18,835v
Posted 2010/08/09 - 1:59 GMT
The leg idea is good, but I dont think it goes with the theme well.
Ok nevermind, I just had a good idea for legs.
So the ball has small bumps for traction, and when "leg" is activated, 3-8 legs sprout out.
4 hours - 362v
Posted 2010/08/09 - 13:22 GMT
ok fai, but what i was thinking was that the 4 legs would deploy pointing at the ground, and whenyou think about it 8 legs would look kinda funny sticking out of a ball lol. i think that what your thinking (paradox lol) is the problem of flipping over while in walker mode, and that wouldnt be a problem coz of the previous statement (leg deployment). on another note, and this is just a crazy idea, i'm not even serious, just brainstorming: instead of walker mode when you press space it would just become sticky and stay attached to whatever surface its on, and roll around (like when you hold a magnet under a table whith a metal ball on the table, and move the magnet around). idk, its just a crazy idea.
1 hour - 93v
Posted 2010/11/10 - 23:31 GMT
wow haha. i had this same idea :P i mentioned it on the helicopter vehicle because i think it would be sweet to airlift friends places.
i also think it would be sweet to be able to attach 2 objects together with the grappling hook. this would obviously be broken after a tug but i think it would be sweet.
in addition i love your sphere idea. but im not sure about the speed haha. usually smaller vehicles ae faster. you can reach 300+ in a buggy if you have a proper runway. maybe grappling the ground in front of you would give you a boost?

also like the jets thrust buttons i think it would be sweet if you could shorten/elongate the line with Q and E and also possibly have in-air controls for swinging.
23 hours - 2,065v
Posted 2010/11/12 - 7:45 GMT
Sounds like an awesome vehicle but with the mars we have now, you need to be able to shoot lasers.  It should be like the clawshot (Zelda Twilight Princess) or Hookshot (Majora's Mask) or Longshot (Ocarina of Time)
18 minutes - 47v
Posted 2011/01/22 - 16:46 GMT
More like a triple clawshot
22 hours - 2,060v
Posted 2011/01/22 - 2:35 GMT
                TOTALY AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
6 days - 11,359v
Posted 2011/01/22 - 12:41 GMT
sounds awesome
1 day - 4,839v
Posted 2011/01/22 - 13:48 GMT
Posting on an old post agaaaiiin....
6 days - 11,359v
Posted 2011/01/22 - 15:06 GMT
why are you hating on me sonic?
1 day - 4,839v
Posted 2011/01/22 - 15:34 GMT
It's not hating,im just saying.this post was made in 09.Just pointing it out.I dont hate you. Nor do i even know you well.Just saying.
4 days - 12,819v
Posted 2011/01/22 - 15:43 GMT
@sonic Oi, leave the guy alone
23 hours - 2,065v
Posted 2011/01/22 - 23:56 GMT
It's the hookshot on mars!  (Or longshot or clawshot-it doesn't really matter)
1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2011/01/23 - 0:07 GMT
I am not too big on the idea, but it might work. but first, It should look something like a suliban cell ship. The little arms must be easily terminated, and easily deployed accurately. Like have a maximum of 3 and must be tangle proof. and a button to terminate all arms simultaneously.
3 days - 9,746v
Posted 2011/01/24 - 1:36 GMT
Just an idea, but maybe you could make the vehicle look like this:
1 day - 5,338v
Posted 2011/01/24 - 5:50 GMT
I think it would then look to much like a Star Wars vehicle, and I am not a fan of Star Wars.... 
The vehicles that we have now are already enough.
4 days - 12,512v
Posted 2011/01/25 - 5:16 GMT
Well, I went ahead and made a concept grappler model. It's still kinda rough (and was quite interesting to think of and make) and might need a lot of polishing here and there. I'll probably make another post soon after some of my other posts fall off the recent posts list :P. Here's a quick render of what I have so far:
[edit: added more pics :) ]

2 weeks - 18,835v
Posted 2011/01/27 - 16:57 GMT
Not quite what I had in mind. I changed my concept a bit... I'll post pics in a little bit.
4 days - 12,512v
Posted 2011/01/28 - 6:20 GMT
Heh, well, it's what I had in mind :D
2 weeks - 18,835v
Posted 2011/01/30 - 0:05 GMT
I can tell. It is very nice, but the idea I had in my mind changed, so I'm working on a revised topic.
2 days - 5,444v
Posted 2011/02/13 - 20:51 GMT
2 weeks - 18,835v
Posted 2011/02/13 - 22:38 GMT
I was actually just thinking that... =___=
2 days - 5,444v
Posted 2011/02/15 - 1:16 GMT
1 day - 5,338v
Posted 2011/01/31 - 5:03 GMT
Why don't you just run around in the Xorb? 
2 weeks - 18,835v
Posted 2011/02/02 - 23:43 GMT
Because the Xorb is completely different, that's why.
3 days - 12,455v
Posted 2011/02/12 - 17:58 GMT
Dude, this is an amazing idea.  I would so love to have a grappler vehicle.  All I have to say is... AWESOME! Great idea. You have to make this a real thing...  :D
1 day - 3,946v
Posted 2011/02/12 - 18:10 GMT
Very much Yea. This is what this forum is all about!
Great render Achilles, I've really got the idea now.
2 days - 5,444v
Posted 2011/02/13 - 5:32 GMT
i miss forgie....
7 hours - 741v
Posted 2011/02/13 - 17:09 GMT
i think it's a great idea but i would change the controls to q+e to go up and down the grapple(or maybe lengthen and shorten?)and w,a,s,d or arrow keys to swing about(so you can get around faster and for added fun)
7 hours - 741v
Posted 2011/02/13 - 17:11 GMT
oh and maybe space bar to release grapple lines(one line per press)
2 weeks - 18,835v
Posted 2011/02/13 - 18:08 GMT
I think having the grapple line fired with space bar when aiming, and then space to release as well would be good, so you can still fire lasers.
1 day - 5,338v
Posted 2011/02/13 - 18:17 GMT
To me, this is starting to get like Star Wars.....
2 weeks - 18,835v
Posted 2011/02/13 - 18:21 GMT
No... There's one picture of something from star wars. It doesn't resemble anything from starwars at all.
1 day - 9,357v
Posted 2011/02/13 - 19:49 GMT
sounds cool. One suggestion though, should go very fast
2 weeks - 18,835v
Posted 2011/02/13 - 19:52 GMT
It would. I'm working on it.
1 day - 5,338v
Posted 2011/02/13 - 22:51 GMT
I know it isn't from Star Wars, but I think it is a little to far out of this game.
2 weeks - 18,835v
Posted 2011/02/13 - 23:08 GMT
What's far out about it?
1 day - 5,338v
Posted 2011/02/14 - 1:56 GMT
There are three original vehicles. They are simple, yet unique. Sure it would be cool to have your idea work, but in my opinion it doesn't fit. To me, you wouldn't find a vehicle like the Grappler exploring a different planet. 
2 weeks - 18,835v
Posted 2011/02/14 - 22:45 GMT
Actually, there are four. And when do you find a hovercraft, tank, or jet exploring a planet? This game is a CREATIVE game.
Actually I could see my version of a grappler exploring much more easily than a buggy... >_>
1 day - 5,338v
Posted 2011/02/15 - 4:17 GMT
Sorry, forgot one. This is my opinion and you may not like it. I actually despise things like the Xorbs. 
3 hours - 376v
Posted 2011/02/21 - 22:52 GMT
Great Idea. Just one thing: Q and E switch between laser and Grappler. Space to release. when it has no lines, space slingshots the sphere up a wall on across the ground.
28 minutes - 37v
Posted 2011/08/16 - 12:15 GMT
Great idea love it but maybe a small laser for defence
how bout a specilized level too with big stone pillars or something
cant wait to try
oh and achilles nice design^-^
3 days - 10,293v
Posted 2011/08/16 - 23:40 GMT
have fun coding! :D
2 weeks - 18,835v
Posted 2011/08/17 - 2:31 GMT
Lol, I haven't even thought about starting this yet. :D
5 days - 26,111v
Posted 2011/08/17 - 2:37 GMT
19 hours - 1,283v
Posted 2011/10/06 - 0:08 GMT
I think its awsome. plus need ideas i can give hundreds.
4 days - 13,245v
Posted 2011/10/06 - 21:13 GMT
thats an awesome idea! Nice!
16 hours - 2,148v
Posted 2011/10/07 - 3:03 GMT
Sounds sweet!!!!
1 day - 9,357v
Posted 2011/10/07 - 17:55 GMT
Its kinda slow... :| but otherwise its kewl
5 days - 26,111v
Posted 2011/10/08 - 16:31 GMT
What's kinda slow
40 minutes - 32v
Posted 2013/04/02 - 20:17 GMT
i think that it is a good idea but needs a lot of work.
it shoud be more ballenced to that you wouldn't be boucing away. maby there  could be a control key so that you could stop instantly if you don't think that you are in control or something like that.
what do you guys think
4 days - 9,791v
Posted 2013/04/03 - 8:50 GMT
I think necromancing. :|

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