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SodBuster43
03-30-2004, 11:36 PM
How about making the "control tower" at airbases playable on dogfight servers http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Give the air traffic controller an enahanced version of the game map showing all aircraft and friendly id tags. This would be sort of like having radar. The ATC could then vector friendly aircraft to intercept bandits that show on the map. The server could set the range from the tower that enemy aircraft will be detected.

This would be a nice feature on limited or no icons servers. The player aircraft would still have to hunt for the bandits as they would not see what the ATC can see on his map.

Also, the ATC could attempt to coordinate air traffic at base as well. Might be kind of fun.

SodBuster43
03-30-2004, 11:36 PM
How about making the "control tower" at airbases playable on dogfight servers http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Give the air traffic controller an enahanced version of the game map showing all aircraft and friendly id tags. This would be sort of like having radar. The ATC could then vector friendly aircraft to intercept bandits that show on the map. The server could set the range from the tower that enemy aircraft will be detected.

This would be a nice feature on limited or no icons servers. The player aircraft would still have to hunt for the bandits as they would not see what the ATC can see on his map.

Also, the ATC could attempt to coordinate air traffic at base as well. Might be kind of fun.

AirBot
03-31-2004, 04:25 AM
Only one problem with that idea... You realize someone will have to actually sit in the tower don't ya'? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
I mean, not too many people in their right mind will join a DF server just to stare at a map for a few hours straight.

Besides, it's never gonna happen. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

PF_Coastie
03-31-2004, 04:34 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by AirBot:
Only one problem with that idea... You realize someone will have to actually sit in the tower don't ya'? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
I mean, not too many people in their right mind will join a DF server just to stare at a map for a few hours straight.

Besides, it's never gonna happen. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

No, It could be done the same way coops are done. Tab/tower/vector to nearest enemy.

Very simple!

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F16_Petter
03-31-2004, 04:46 AM
No, its a semi-good idea imo.

I think in BoB there could be a radar of some sort for df maps perhaps, but VERY simple and unreliable.

Still.. what exactly are we wanting here?
An ATC simulator of ww2?
hmm..

My vote goes to incorporating a more advanced air&gt;ground communications dialog, something more than just;
VECTOR TO HOMEBASE
REQUEST ASSISTANCE (that I find no real use for)
REQUEST LANDING CLEARANCE

There should be some more radio commands, and they should be heard in MP DF mode aswell.. also the radio isnt supposed to be able to switch to enemy channel... thats really sheity.

Too many freaky ideas have been heard by Oleg and actually been incorporated into this sim.

(Haha so maybe he will listen to my ideas?.... Not likely)
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SodBuster43
03-31-2004, 09:04 AM
I also like the idea of having radio link with the tower on DF servers via the TAB key. This would be simple to implement. Good idea PF_Caostie.

WTE_Ibis
03-31-2004, 01:35 PM
Grear idea. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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SodBuster43
03-31-2004, 07:46 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by AirBot:
Only one problem with that idea... You realize someone will have to actually sit in the tower don't ya'? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
I mean, not too many people in their right mind will join a DF server just to stare at a map for a few hours straight.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I must be somewhat of an oddball or a masochist. I could sit in the tower for hours http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif Also, when someone's virtual self is killed, I can be in charge of writing the "letter to mama". http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

LC34
03-31-2004, 10:38 PM
Would work for virtual squadron battles, would be empty on regular DF servers I believe.

Interesting idea though. I know I would do it if I was in a squadron and it was about the teamwork.

porcupine1
04-01-2004, 02:55 AM
i would do it!!

1.JaVA_Razer
04-01-2004, 03:59 AM
We could have it both

If you just wanna play around you do it and the AI will be that little voice over the radio but if you say I wanna just relax for a while...

you clikc in the reflyy screen:
"Control tower"

and voila

and hopefully with TS support or so so one can speak to another

SeaFireLIV
04-01-2004, 04:11 AM
Interesting idea. Control the tower and use voice comms or just text information. Wouldn`t work on most dogfight servers because no one would be patient enough to be a TC or even listen to a TC.
On coops, VEFS, VOWS maybe, but you`d need guys who really didn`t mind sitting around for hours listening to all the fun of the fights.

You`d need a virtual Traffic Control Team for hire! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif