Flame sentry

KatzenfleischKatzenfleisch Join Date: 2014-03-21 Member: 194881Members, Squad Five Blue, Squad Five Silver, NS2 Community Developer Posts: 180 Advanced user
edited October 2016 in Modding
Hi,

I have exported and fixed the flame sentries from the Defense mod into a standalone mod for regular NS2 games.
The marine commander is now able to drop sentries as well as flame sentries.

Mod ID: "2ebce6c7"

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=784131783
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Edit: Btw I am looking on a way not to change the game type in the browser (it is displaying FlameSentry instead of ns2 or ns2+)
Switching from game_setup.xml to lua/entry/FS_mod.entry seems to have fixed the issue.

Edit2: It is not fully balanced yet (flame damage, flame range, fire all the time or by burst ?, etc), feedback wanted :)
Post edited by Katzenfleisch on
Faded mod ( Forum Thread - Steam Workshop - Mod Repository - Mod Guide )
Defense mod ( Forum Thread - Steam Workshop - Mod Repository - [url=""]Mod Guide (comming soon)[/url] )
FlameSentry mod ( Forum Thread - Steam Workshop )
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Comments

  • _Grendel__Grendel_ Join Date: 2015-05-07 Member: 204238Members Posts: 87 Advanced user
    edited October 2016
    Make it blow up and catch everything around it on fire when destroyed - friend or foe
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  • NordicNordic Long term camping in Kodiak Join Date: 2012-05-13 Member: 151995Members, NS2 Playtester, NS2 Map Tester, Reinforced - Supporter, Reinforced - Silver, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 4,735 Advanced user
    Ideas to balance.
    30 tres per flame sentry. Only 1 flame sentry per battery. Can be placed with two other sentries.

    I think it should have a relatively short range of 2 skulk body lengths. I think it should be a constant stream of fire if an enemy is within range. Damage should be relatively high but not impossible.
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  • Soul_RiderSoul_Rider Mod Bean Join Date: 2004-06-19 Member: 29388Members, Constellation, Squad Five Blue Posts: 4,269 Advanced user
    Nordic wrote: »
    Ideas to balance.
    30 tres per flame sentry. Only 1 flame sentry per battery. Can be placed with two other sentries.

    I think it should have a relatively short range of 2 skulk body lengths. I think it should be a constant stream of fire if an enemy is within range. Damage should be relatively high but not impossible.

    I generally agree, I think damage should be about 1/2 the damage of a marine flamethrower. Constant fire when in range, although with speed of skulk, and other dodging from other classes, i'd say keep the length the same as the marine flamethrower, as they are still avoidable like turrets so that should not make them OP.

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  • KatzenfleischKatzenfleisch Join Date: 2014-03-21 Member: 194881Members, Squad Five Blue, Squad Five Silver, NS2 Community Developer Posts: 180 Advanced user
    edited October 2016
    After the testing ingame, the range seems fine (same as the flamethrower), and I reduced damages a lot (see stats below). I am also considering limiting to a single flame sentry per battery to prevent abuse in really small areas but waiting to see more games with them to be sure. So far 6.5 seems a good compromise between the regular sentry damages (could be reduced to 6 but lower it seems not worse it), the flamethrower one and the short range compare to the sentry.

    Flame sentries stats:
    * Range: 8
    * Damages: 6
    * Energy damages: 1

    Sentries stats (vanilla):
    * Range: 20
    * Damages: 5

    Flamethrower stats (vanilla):
    * Range: 9
    * Damages: 8
    * Energy damages: 3

    Edit: Forgot the post burning damages of the flame, I moved the damages down to 6.
    Post edited by Katzenfleisch on
    Faded mod ( Forum Thread - Steam Workshop - Mod Repository - Mod Guide )
    Defense mod ( Forum Thread - Steam Workshop - Mod Repository - [url=""]Mod Guide (comming soon)[/url] )
    FlameSentry mod ( Forum Thread - Steam Workshop )
  • deathshrouddeathshroud Join Date: 2010-04-10 Member: 71291Members Posts: 1,191 Advanced user
    an interesting idea is to have the flame sentry built onto the top of the battery, so the battery is a flame turret
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