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VFA-195 Snacky
08-23-2004, 12:58 AM
Got to thinking about a few things and it occured to me that it might be a lot of fun to have a SAR (Search and Rescue) feature in PF. With all that water it would be a shame not to have a PBY. I realize that scout missions would be boring to most, but perhaps in online sessions allow points for those who fly out in thier PBY and pick up downed pilots in the water.
I can hear the laughing already, but it was just an idea.lol

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VFA-195 Snacky
08-23-2004, 12:58 AM
Got to thinking about a few things and it occured to me that it might be a lot of fun to have a SAR (Search and Rescue) feature in PF. With all that water it would be a shame not to have a PBY. I realize that scout missions would be boring to most, but perhaps in online sessions allow points for those who fly out in thier PBY and pick up downed pilots in the water.
I can hear the laughing already, but it was just an idea.lol

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LEXX_Luthor
08-23-2004, 01:01 AM
No giggles, that's an Amazing idea for onwhine play for the more realistic servers. Before teh ReFly key works, you must be found...by friendly side of course.

Pilot carrying flares would help--if pilot is "heavily wounded" he/she won't be able to use flares...and shark repellent. Sharks or the other side could find the pilot first. Sharks must be modded, low poly at least, and they will Whine for high poly sharks.

...Not to laugh about thousands of guys who got ate by sharks in the Pacific WAR. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

VFA-195 Snacky
08-23-2004, 01:45 AM
well, I was thinking maybe just having a downed pilot in a orange high vis raft and by landing next to him you could get a messege that says pilot rescued or something to that effect. Like I said I'm sure it wouldn't be popular, but might be something different to do. Perhaps have this process effect points.

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LEXX_Luthor
08-23-2004, 01:47 AM
Could be popular on more realistic servers, especially the "war" servers or whatever. If you save a pilot he can fly again. If not...kick him? Not sure about that http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif but this would force alot of resources to be spent searching, and with proper mission planning the search could be narrowed but still you have nav errors and...

...this could be very immersive stuff

xTHRUDx
08-23-2004, 03:37 AM
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VFA-195 Snacky
08-23-2004, 09:06 AM
Very good Thrud, I had not seen your post before making this one but we seem to be on the same page. Could be challenging and fun for those who like that sort of thing.

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SKULLS_Exec01
08-23-2004, 09:19 AM
S! Well we have the pilot objects to rescue now, so looks like they are planning on sometihng along those lines.
But piloted floot planes is a must, not AI!!
But I agree we need some points for rescue or something - just hope that can be worked into the game with out major code rewrite, other wise it wont happen.
Either way - we will be doing SAR, its to fun and challenging not too!!!!

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VFA-195 Snacky
08-23-2004, 09:25 AM
I agree. Flyable PBYs is a must for something like this to work. Not mention having PBYs fly out and radio back in Ship locations which could be visable on the map. THere are a lot of possibilities.

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