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What if, instead of new vehicles, there were just new addons for the buggy?
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I just had an idea.
Submitted By GalaxyAwesome on 10/08/04
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This Discussion originally posted in the "Mars Explorer" Group

I was thinking:  The buggy's wings are technically just a forcefield shaped like wings, right?  What if the forcefield could take other shapes?
 
For example, what if there was a boat function?  We could press R to switch the forcefield mode, so when we pressed Space, the forcefield would be a curved boat shape instead of wings, and we could travel on lava at faster speeds.
 
This could also apply to other vehicles.  The tank could have a battering ram that would increase ramming area, but would also make it a much larger target.  The hovercraft could have a giant dustpan or something that could scoop up vehicles that are stranded in lava, but, like before, would make it a bigger target.
 
This mechanic could become extremely versitile, so I appreciate any support that's given to this idea.  Any suggestions are welcome.
 
-Galaxy

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Re: What if, instead of new vehicles, there were just new addons for the buggy?
1 day - 4,189v
Posted 2010/08/04 - 23:18 GMT
What about new vehicles AND addons to the existing vehicles?
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Re: What if, instead of new vehicles, there were just new addons for t
1 day - 4,898v
Posted 2010/08/04 - 23:57 GMT
Hmmmm... maybe
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Re: What if, instead of new vehicles, there were just new addons for the buggy?
20 hours - 342v
Posted 2010/08/05 - 0:18 GMT
Wow! Why did I never think of this? On second thought, I did think of this. This whole conversation was my idea. I take credit for all of it. Yep. All me.
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Re: What if, instead of new vehicles, there were just new addons for t
17 hours - 1,625v
Posted 2010/08/05 - 0:42 GMT
Grand Idea Galaxy awesome
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Re: What if, instead of new vehicles, there were just new addons for t
2 days - 6,410v
Posted 2010/08/05 - 2:54 GMT
Bleh. This idea has been suggested over and over on various occasions. So it's pretty much not anyone in specifics idea btw.
 
Personally, I think vehicle progression is just fine as it is. IMO we don't need to modify what's classic and perfect. Let new vehicles come along.
 
On top of that, the wings aren't just a forcefield to be modified like you described, they're animated parts. So the ''morph'' idea is not exactly a convenient one. While one could design objects to attach to or ''grow'' from the buggy, I personally think new designs offer more intrigue than extra parts. Always nice to rumble around in something with it's own character. :)
 
So... while it could probably be worked out, it's just my intuition that the vehicles would be best liked as is. 
 
~Alex
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Re: What if, instead of new vehicles, there were just new addons for the buggy?
3 days - 10,628v
Posted 2010/08/05 - 5:36 GMT
I have always thought that the jet could be a hover with buggy like wings...
 
but it's helicopter style mode would be gone, so maybe not.
 
I'd actually like to see a collider on the buggy wings.
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Re: What if, instead of new vehicles, there were just new addons for the buggy?
17 hours - 1,271v
Posted 2010/08/06 - 14:52 GMT
I'll clarify on what I said before:  there are so many ideas for new vehicles and stuff on the forums that there's a low chance that Aubrey will be able to implement them all.  I think it would be easier on him and us if there were just addons for existing vehicles.
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Re: What if, instead of new vehicles, there were just new addons for the buggy?
1 day - 3,303v
Posted 2010/08/06 - 15:01 GMT
i have an idea that we could use. you know how the buggys wheels have no circle hole or whatever you call it right, well keep the wheels the same size, but make them have spokes, and places to see through. and also, you know when your on camera 1 and trying to shoot quarry right, those wing holders are too thick, make em thinner. itll give it a more better look. try to understand what i just said
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Re: What if, instead of new vehicles, there were just new addons for t
1 day - 4,898v
Posted 2010/08/07 - 17:46 GMT
I do not understand what you just said :P
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Re: What if, instead of new vehicles, there were just new addons for the buggy?
4 days - 9,839v
Posted 2010/08/08 - 2:24 GMT
what I would like to see for the hovercraft is a horizontal stabilizer, that way we could make sharper turns without drifting sideways
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Re: What if, instead of new vehicles, there were just new addons for the buggy?
6 hours - 583v
Posted 2010/08/08 - 2:49 GMT
A horizontal stabilizer would just help keep the hovercraft level, not improve handling.  Also, I think that upgrading the hovercraft's handling would overpower it.  Plus, I like the skiddy feel of the hovercraft.  Try driving it through the tube things in freestyle or around foxholes.


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