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Poll: Tank Coverage (227 member(s) have cast votes)

How would you improve map coverage for a two tank shift?

  1. Remove Zones 3 through 5 (6 votes [0.01%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.01%

  2. Add more people (14 votes [0.01%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.01%

  3. Reduce the size of the zones (3 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Combine all zones (11 votes [0.01%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.01%

  5. WTF is a Gerald??? (100192 votes [99.97%])

    Percentage of vote: 99.97%

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#1

Posted 06 March 2014 - 12:12 AM Edited by scubadave, 11 April 2014 - 07:11 AM.

<< PART 1 IS HERE

 

How would you best cover a map?
After a few months of running tanks on servers, we have the LS map divided like so:
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Now since we've never been able to expand beyond two tanks per server, it is a lot of ground to cover so typically we end up with a clusterf*** of a mess when idiots break formation and leave their area, cross into another Zone or just altogether exit without telling the other tank or waiting for a sub.
 
And since we have about 8-10 servers going at any given time, there needs to be some structure in place about what to do, no matter who you are paired up during your Tank Shift. We used to have larger Zones, more complicated coverage maps, no DMZ and more checkpoints but I don't know if it is just a new breed of players, but last week it was a zoo where one minute things would be going good, the next you turn around and the other tank is half way downtown just because of some a-hole they are following around blasting for personal reasons.
 
QUESTION IS: How would you run tanks on the map? Do those zones look logical or are we missing something completely obvious because KZ1 and 2 are typically our meat and potatoes (LSC, Eclipse Towers, the shops, Ammunation, etc.) but maybe players are generally leaving Eclipse, not using  LSC Central, etc. so maybe the whole thing needs to be rethought in terms of maximizing coverage with two tanks. Z3-Z5 were added after KZ1 and 2 so that's why the ordering is off. Maybe that's part of the problem. Maybe just remove Zones 3-5???
 
Thoughts, suggestions, questions?
 
I know good organization is possible because I see some great videos of Roosevelt/Sweeper teams, etc. on this forum.

 

 

~ Moments in Tank Shifts ~

 

VESPUCCI BEACH TANK SHIFT

Custom painted Rhino driving on the Pacific Ocean, drifting, then rapid firing on an enemy Entity that was harassing fellow beachgoers at Vespucci Beach.

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VINEWOOD TANK SHIFT

JB 700 outfitted with Turbo NOS and tank rounds protects the intersections from hostiles. Starts off blasting a guy for wearing orange shorts then double-taps an SUV probably going to LSC to glitch money. Finishes with a hostile wielding an AK-47 possibly in god mode. Yes, note the double-tap with a tank round.

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GARAGE TANK SHIFT

One of those LOL moments...Tank accidentally gets into another player's garage, trying to maneuver to exit the garage but instead taps the wrong button two times and destroys some SP2MP glitched vehicles. #embarrassingmomentsintankshifts

 

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VESPUCCI BEACH TANK SHIFT, CHAPTER 2

Custom painted Rhino turbo-NOSing on Vespucci Beach, minding its own business, spots a griefer, fires a warning shot that accidentally erases a Level 19, then rapid-fires 12 tank rounds at griefing tank for causing the misfire, instantly vaporizing him.

 

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LITTLE SEOUL TANK SHIFT

P-996 Lazer with modded afterburner attempts fly-by, breaks off left tread, Rhino lights it up.

 

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LSC TANK SHIFT

Double tank shift catches two glitchers headed to LSC to money glitch, one on foot using the running mod, the other with a custom Feltzer driving away from LSC going to double back on the side street.

 

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JB700 EDDIE BAUER TANK EDITION DISASSEMBLES RHINO TANK SHIFT

Catches a player glitching LSC up the a-hole, blows him and his Chradder up. Guy returns with a tank. Custom JB700 ScubaDave Signature Edition outfitted with turboNOS and rapid fire disassembles Rhino's turret and fires two additional F-You shots.

 

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EDIT:

 

SCENARIOS

I've gotten a few requests to list the gameplay scenarios we use on servers. So here are some of them and I will update as time permits.

 

  • "LOCKDOWN" - Per the map posted above, lock down a full area of LS, usually around 15+ full city blocks. Full containment, players can enter, but stop them from exiting.
  • "CURFEW" - Use the map for communication, but actually should move among all Zones. Anybody out of their apartment during the curfew hours (usually 24 hours) get blasted.
  • "GLITCHBUSTERS" - focuses on the glitchers making LSC (central), ponsonbys, ammunation, etc go bankrupt. Focus on LSC glitchers, unlimited shoe glitch, unlimited ammo glitch.
  • "MONEY LAUNDERING" - Madrazzo has learned there is a car export business operating and people are taking Adders, Entitys and other custom cars to export out of the control. Destroy all custom cars on map to prevent this rival gang.
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#2

Posted 06 March 2014 - 12:13 AM Edited by Sugar Free Nos, 13 June 2014 - 08:42 AM.

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Peaise our lord and savior in all his glory!
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#3

Posted 06 March 2014 - 12:13 AM

Why not cargobob those rhinos
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Posted 06 March 2014 - 12:16 AM

As if anyone is actually going to analyze your map and help you with that, OP.

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#5

Posted 06 March 2014 - 12:17 AM

Yeah that's great...well done!

*finds new session*
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Posted 06 March 2014 - 12:17 AM

Here we go again.

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 12:18 AM

Here we go again.

 

Hold on to your pants!

 

The bad sport parade is coming through.

 

 

People like this make me wish the Bad Sport system was still effective... and then I think of reverse Entity kiddies.


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 12:19 AM

Nice trolling man.

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 12:20 AM

Sir, you have waaaaay too much time on your hands
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Posted 06 March 2014 - 12:21 AM

-5000 people think you should add more people. That's a lot of negative people.
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Posted 06 March 2014 - 12:23 AM

-5000 people think you should add more people. That's a lot of negative people.

 

I swear to god, I love you so much.

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 12:26 AM

Nice, another scubadave tank thread...

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 12:27 AM

What are u on about OP?

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 12:29 AM

"What's your opinion on how to run tanks on a map?"

 

Answer 1 - You're going to make a mess of your map running tanks all over it.

Answer 2 - Don't.

 

Pick whichever you like best.

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 12:35 AM Edited by WBaker, 06 March 2014 - 12:39 AM.

The negative number didn't stick so how about....

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 12:40 AM

The negative number didn't stick.

 

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 12:41 AM

WTF is a Gerald??? (100002 votes [100.00%])

 

Posted 28 minutes ago.

 

huh?

 
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Posted 06 March 2014 - 12:44 AM

WTF is a Gerald??? (100002 votes [100.00%])
 
Posted 28 minutes ago.
 
huh?


People really want to know.

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 12:44 AM

Why not cargobob those rhinos

 

too slow to go from zone to zone although we do sometimes do that for far parts, just requires a 3rd person for cargobob pilot

 

-5000 people think you should add more people. That's a lot of negative people.


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 12:46 AM Edited by TheWomenBeater, 06 March 2014 - 12:46 AM.

I think we should all work together, you know.. teamwork

We definitely need more than 2 people, a couple for north LS (around Eclipse towers and LSC) and another 2 for south LS (around the airport and docks. Also Vespucci beach, one tank at each end would be great. Message scubadave and I for ideas or if you want to volunteer. 

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 12:48 AM

 

WTF is a Gerald??? (100002 votes [100.00%])
 
Posted 28 minutes ago.
 
huh?


People really want to know.

 

 

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 12:50 AM

I'm really impressed with this.

Very organised, structured.

OP try to increase KZs 1 and 2 and try and make the routes more dynamic.
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Posted 06 March 2014 - 12:51 AM

What's the objective here?  I mean, on a psychological and philosophical level. 

 

Ruin the game experience of as many people as possible?  Maximize the amount of tiny kill-related dopamine hits you can give yourself in a short time?  Lazily settle for an unproductive outlet for your strategic and coordinative abilities?

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 12:52 AM

Oh great, another thread about how you intend to dictate the way other people play. This whole idea of tank patrols is stupid, what are you even trying to accomplish? Are you trying to make sure no one plays with you or your friends? Because it sounds like you'd accomplish that in no time.

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 01:08 AM

We really need to establish exactly what a Gerald is before pressing with this task.

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 03:00 AM

I'm really impressed with this.

Very organised, structured.

OP try to increase KZs 1 and 2 and try and make the routes more dynamic.

 

Think we should just let KZ1 incorporate Zone5? (originally this was how it was but just seemed so wide of an area to cover, but you had the additional ammunation, shop, etc. and the rarely used apts) KZ2 could expand east, but always seems that the traffic goes thru the existing KZ2.... thanks for suggestions.

 

I think we should all work together, you know.. teamwork

We definitely need more than 2 people, a couple for north LS (around Eclipse towers and LSC) and another 2 for south LS (around the airport and docks. Also Vespucci beach, one tank at each end would be great. Message scubadave and I for ideas or if you want to volunteer. 

 

Yes. That's what I've been saying for a while but you get a lot of new guys (not their fault) that just cant run tanks like you'd think..... eclipse towers will be turned into a warzone during a shift, that almost always happens. tank/call fire dept/...... you think airport and docks need a full crew???

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 03:04 AM

You know there is a problem when people have to patrol the streets with tanks.  #removetanksR*

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 03:05 AM

nigga didnt you make this thread before

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 03:20 AM Edited by WBaker, 06 March 2014 - 03:21 AM.

nigga didnt you make this thread before


That was a thread about organizing trolling patrols. This one is about implementing said trolling patrol.

And of course the mystery of wtf a Gerald is.
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Posted 06 March 2014 - 03:21 AM

Oh, not this sh*t again!





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