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Speed Suppression Power(s)


Pyreblade

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Playing TFs just now with lots of Kinetics switching between various mission map types, and seeing the different new power suppression options it occurs to me..

Null can shut off (external?) Speed buffs, but you must visit Pocket D each time as far as I know, which is not practical when you may want them in a big outdoor map and then not have them in a small cave map.. thinking LGTF for instance.

So what about turning that idea into a power, or set of powers, to determine your maximum speed?  Sort of the reverse of Afterburner.

I feel given we're superheroes (or villains) after all, we would have the ability to adjust for things like an increase in speed, Walking instead of running, without losing our powers essentially.  Even a user of Super Speed wouldn't be in an all or nothing situation in every case.

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The suggestion is not without merit, however it seems likely that this would require more effort and would serve a smaller amount of players than what might be practical.

 

You can already control your speed if you have superspeed or speed of sound, sprint, ninja run etc by detoggling one, some, or all powers, so realistically I don't see more speed control getting implemented anytime soon.

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25 minutes ago, Pyreblade said:

Null can shut off (external?) Speed buffs, but you must visit Pocket D each time as far as I know, which is not practical when you may want them in a big outdoor map and then not have them in a small cave map.. thinking LGTF for instance.

 

Yes, you must go see Nul the Gull each time you want to turn "other" players speed buff on and off.

They have no effect on your own travel powers.

 

You should be able to rely up on your own travel powers to travel around maps without needing speed buffs from other players.

28 minutes ago, Pyreblade said:

Even a user of Super Speed wouldn't be in an all or nothing situation in every case.

 

Correct. You can turn superspeed on and off. It's a toggle.

 

Are you looking for a pop-up window each time you are speed boosted "Do you want to accept the speed buff?"?

I mean that is how it works with Mystic Fortune until you accept the option from Nul.

It is also how the Teleport Target works if you turn off the option to automatically accept it in the options window.

 

I could go with option settings to never accept, always accept, and ask me if I want another player's speed buffs.

I always turn them off myself. I kick myself when I forget to get it and someone with 6-run slotted speed boost blasts me.

 

Honestly speed boost is there to boost a character's recovery rate as far as I'm concerned.

If I wanted to be a pinball, I would get super speed, turn it on and drag it to some tray I don't usually use.

If someone posts a reply quoting me and I don't reply, they may be on ignore.

(It seems I'm involved with so much at this point that I may not be able to easily retrieve access to all the notifications)

Some players know that I have them on ignore and are likely to make posts knowing that is the case.

But the fact that I have them on ignore won't stop some of them from bullying and harassing people, because some of them love to do it. There is a group that have banded together to target forum posters they don't like. They think that this behavior is acceptable.

Ignore (in the forums) and /ignore (in-game) are tools to improve your gaming experience. Don't feel bad about using them.

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I'm not sure if you could have a power that simply LOWERED maximum speed (I believe Afterburner was the first that INCREASED it) but they did a lot of work recently changing how different powers increase maximum speed, and made most travel powers quite a bit better.  If it is possible to lower a statistic that can be raised (which, everything else seems to work that way) it may not be very difficult at all.  Since there are not many things that increase maximum speed this would in essence give you the desired level of speed.

You may be right that it would serve a small population, after all having another button to click is an annoyance - but we used to have to cycle between Hover/Flight and Combat Jumping/Super Jump and we got through that fine, so it wouldn't be any more work than we used to have to deal with.  I'm not sure we will know for sure until it's an option that people can choose to use or not.

  

1 minute ago, UltraAlt said:

 

Correct. You can turn superspeed on and off. It's a toggle.

 

My point is that it is all or nothing.  I know that you can turn it off, but it is useless if you do not want the massive speed boost it provides, and that can leave you quite slow in an environment where it would provide too much speed.

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12 hours ago, Pyreblade said:
12 hours ago, UltraAlt said:

 

Correct. You can turn super speed on and off. It's a toggle.

 

My point is that it is all or nothing.  I know that you can turn it off, but it is useless if you do not want the massive speed boost it provides, and that can leave you quite slow in an environment where it would provide too much speed.

 

Correct.

If you have super speed turned on; it is turned on.

If you have super speed turned off; it is turned off.

There is no slider for how fast you are going.

Click it to turn it on. Click it again to turn it off.

 

But I think you are talking about speed boost in your OP and not super speed, which is also either on or off. Also no variation in speed.

In regards to options for speed boost, I clearly listed them in my original post.

 

I was replying to ::

13 hours ago, Pyreblade said:

Even a user of Super Speed wouldn't be in an all or nothing situation in every case.

 

If someone posts a reply quoting me and I don't reply, they may be on ignore.

(It seems I'm involved with so much at this point that I may not be able to easily retrieve access to all the notifications)

Some players know that I have them on ignore and are likely to make posts knowing that is the case.

But the fact that I have them on ignore won't stop some of them from bullying and harassing people, because some of them love to do it. There is a group that have banded together to target forum posters they don't like. They think that this behavior is acceptable.

Ignore (in the forums) and /ignore (in-game) are tools to improve your gaming experience. Don't feel bad about using them.

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