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Asteroids

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 3:12 am
by Legacy
You remember the classic arcade game, Asteroids?

When I watch two Yatari and a Daycorn home in on an asteroid while I scrape by to lose the missile lock, I always expect it to split into pieces like the rocks in the old arcade game. Am I the only one?

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 6:53 am
by Old Man Johnson
I remember the game, but somehow never expect that to happen. Maybe it's because they're not big enough.

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 6:57 am
by Legacy
They still look like a couple dozen megatons should blow them to bits...

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 4:39 am
by Bardash Blackridge
I kind of like the idea of asteroids exploding upon missle impact. This occurence would definitely allow for greater tatics when planning an assualt on enemy turrets or escaping from enemy missles hot on your ship's tail.

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 4:47 am
by Legacy
They'd have to have some kind of internal structure of sorts, maybe. That way a small warhead wouldn't split one, but a large one would.

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 2:24 pm
by pedroski
It would be great but it would be impossbile to move through an asteroid field with missles on your tail and asteroids splitting and hit you constantly on all sides.

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 4:00 pm
by Legacy
pedroski wrote:It would be great but it would be impossbile to move through an asteroid field with missles on your tail and asteroids splitting and hit you constantly on all sides.
Not impossible. It would simply require a more carefully plotted course.

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:17 pm
by Sean OConnor
I quite like the idea! I'll have a good think about it for the next version.

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:47 pm
by Legacy
Sean O'Connor wrote:I quite like the idea! I'll have a good think about it for the next version.
Sweet!

Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 10:23 pm
by BoxZone_Author
You would have problems of the asteroids becomming smaller and smaller until they were dust. At some point (similar to the asteroids game) they would have to be totally destroyed.

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 2:46 am
by Legacy
BoxZone_Author wrote:You would have problems of the asteroids becomming smaller and smaller until they were dust. At some point (similar to the asteroids game) they would have to be totally destroyed.
Yes. They would.

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:08 am
by Empty Hat
This idea seems like a winner to me. The computer pilots might have a tough time though.

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 8:10 pm
by Old Man Johnson
They already have a tough time with anything involving asteroids.

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:07 pm
by Fighter_Ace
Old Man Johnson wrote:They already have a tough time with anything involving asteroids.
Seriously! I 100% agree with you on that OMJ. However, maybe if the AI could actually shoot the asteroids, they wouldn't be so dumb. Instead of holding their fire when you are behind an asteroid, they'de just OPEN FIRE!!!

Yes... I can see this working...

You've got my vote!

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:09 pm
by JoystickHero
Sign me on for agreeing.