Perhaps as a visual indicator that the hive has reached the second stage the queen could 'grow' a sort of defence around it, making it harder to kill but still allowing it to spread spores.
Ok Superllama Wins at gmod.
It's unfinished code that doesn't work yet. I tried uncommenting it while I was fixing it, it needs to be finished before it can do any good.
I think it was a new infestor type that didn't have a way made to create it.
So maybe the infestors would not be "sentient" enough to attack you from the beginning. After they reach a certain evolutionary point (basically, the point where they would have evolved defences), then they might start attacking if you look in their direction. Man, that would be a pain in the butt to build around them (or even on the same map)...you look near them, and they start shooting at you. You'd have to build with walls around you to protect you.
Heck, maybe bees could be one evolutionary step; they could basically just use the Manhack code, and they could fly at you and poison you. Maybe they could go as far as becoming Hydralisk-things, or maybe the queens could evolve into overlords.
Man, I was all against using stuff from other games/shows, but this is really sounding fun.
If even half of these ideas make it to code, the infesters will become unstoppable(er).
What's really funny is that you can actually seed a colony if you want. Last time I checked, you can actually unweld them from whatever they're on, then easy-weld them to a target. What really freaked me out is I unwelded one once and just let it float away. Damn thing seeded the ground as it floated around.
Was a sort of infested surface material ever discussed? I think there was a video used as a basis for the discussion... Here it is. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnaJLk8MhL4
Err... Wait, That'd make it like the creep from Starcraft. Dammit, why'd Blizzard have to come up with this stuff first?
I think the issue is in their think hooks, they are probably run too often.
Thinking of random stuff, does the GHD work with the MPC? I had a fun idea earlier about making a ship entirely made out of MPCs, with the controllers sitting on a planet somewhere, and the ship moving based on coordinates (or something like that). It could be quite fun to make a transporter "box" that moved around the map almost instantly that you didn't die in. Wait....NO, DR. WHO, STOP MESSING WITH MY SUBCONSIOUS!!!
We can't really have an infestation until that's fixed, but I'm not sure Paradukes just wanted to call them "annoying."
Also shouldnt Gcombat be updated to Pew Pew or GCombat 2 (when it comes out)?
On another note, is anyone experiencing nuisances with logging in? For some reason closing or even refreshing the browser page logs me out and Firefox won't auto-login anymore.
Sheesh, did the site's designer screw up something or what? I'm not saying I'm an expert at PHP but from what I noticed so far is that not only there's a minor error in the login section but apparently the guy decided it would be fun to use session variables instead of cookies to store the login state. Again, I think that's what's going on but maybe it's on our end.
EDIT: okay, what the hell. It just started keeping my logged-in state again.
If you clear your cookies and relog in, apparently the issue becomes fixed.
I wasn't having login issues I don't think, I just kept getting weird crap about how the site was down but some cloud thingy had previous pages I could view... Whatever, seems to be fixed now. >:\
Anyhow, welding a chair to a turret base works, but it makes aiming very hard as it's very senitive.
Also, it would be great if infestor colonies would eventually grow into such sizes it could "deploy" some headcrabs, or something similar. Parasites what infest people, and if the infected can't find a cure, he/she dies, and from his/her body, a new colony will grow.
Exactly. And thanks :D
So is SBMP still fully reliant on gcombat08? I'm trying to get back into gmod and am starting a spacebuild server with my buds, but we can't seem to find gcombat anywhere.
Holy shit, the submit comment box has spell checker and stuff. :D To keep this on topic, does anyone know why the missile smoke trails for the x4, x8, and x10 launchers turned red? Not terribly important, but I'm just curious when that happened. I kept thinking my tools were messed up since some stuff isn't working at the moment, like the lift tool. Again, not terribly important since it's being re-worked. I'm just curious.
Has the lift tool ever truly worked?
I find it to be a rather useful tool if you want to make a ship with just the part assembler.
I recently came back to GMod, and this was by far my favorite mod. I couldn't play without it.
Anyways, seeing as it is recent in discussion...
The lift tool?
When I left, it was recently new.
It was buggy, you would have to reset the tool and try a few times to bring up the construction interface. Now it doesn't even do that :/
How long has it been since it was working last, and how long till it would be working again?
I live off this and the part assembler :D
It's pretty much at that same stage, reset the tool several times and it eventually works.
Oh trust me, I've tried that atleast 50 consecutive times.
Still no success.
Have you figured out why it needs resetting all the time?
Silly me, of course you have.
I'm gonna be spastic once it's fixed. I have a few new ideas and once the lift tool is back, I'll make my first asymmetrical ship.
Idk what you people are talking about, the lift tool has always worked OK for me (other than the popping up for everyone issue). You just need to get the hang of working around what causes it to fail and have a bit of patience to be able to successfully use it.