Teleporters or LAATs

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  1. Goatward

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    So, a While back we had an event where there wasn't a teleporter, and instead of one you were picked up by a LAAT and brought to the base or area we were fighting at. I enjoyed it (then again, I was flying the LAAT), and hope that it could be used more. Here's some pro's and cons of using LAAT's and Teleporters

    Pros for LAAT:
    Looks cool
    Gives pilots a thing to do
    Encourages self preservation and gets medics to work harder
    Encourages RP
    Can give navy stuff to do (organising LAAT's etc.)
    Takes away from the work of the EM (updating tele every 3 nanoseconds)

    Cons for LAAT:
    Not instant, takes time
    Possibility for LAAT to crash
    Posibility to miss people

    Pros for teleporter:
    Quick, simple and easy
    Everyone can use it
    Can't crash like a laat (but can be blocked on the other end)

    Cons for Teleporter:
    Looks like crap
    Less jobs for pilots
    People tend to go "i'll just use the tele" and respawn, taking away from the jobs of medics
    EM's have to manage it
     
  2. Andy

    Andy Active Member
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    No, I'm not gonna wait for a LAAT. I rather use a Teleporter tbh.
     
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  3. Magnus

    Magnus Forum Addict
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    Yeah no one thinks this because the teleporter is usually 50 kilometres back so it makes more sense to wait
     
  4. s8ncaat

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    @Tastik the man loves his LAAT transports in events
     
  5. Budds

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    While it does give pilots something to do, it really does sound tedious and would occupy all of their time. I can see pilots going back and forward nonstop and not having any time for other objectives such as bombing runs and such.

    Obviously this could be avoided and turned into rp by EMs. As they could force players to 'hold out' while the pilots performed another duty, stating that no more reinforcements (respawns) could be brought to their location for a time. I can see it making people actually wait for, and defend a medic. The downside to this is that there may be a large amount of players stuck at spawn and may end up in mingy behaviour that could possibly continue back into the event.

    In isolated event situations, it could work - Obviously up to the EM's discretion. However i wouldn't want to see this replace the function and convenience of teleporters.
     
  6. Aussi

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    I agree with the use of LAATs, i dont use simply because TPs act as if i was setting the spawn in that location.
    Ill try to ingratiate them more and train pilots with LAAT pickups in dicey situations
     
  7. The_Mainman

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    When I use the teleporter , I try to put it in a LAAT prop, On a previous server, we had LAAT models for Teleporters.
     
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  8. Goatward

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    Oh yeah, obviously I don't mean a complete replacement, I was just hoping they could be used more often.
    Like, obviously they won't be used if there's no pilots or we're on nar shadaa or something
     

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