- 1 Overview
- 2 Idea
- 3 Part Categories
- 3.1 Bases
- 3.2 Turrets
- 3.3 Rear Options
- 3.4 Top Options
This feature is intended to allow players to add some level of customization to tank avatars
Instead of making the tank be a single hard coded model, the tank can be built up out of a number of predefined "parts" put together in a user specified order. The ordering info will be sent to the game server and out to all other clients to allow the remote representation of each players tank layout.
This gets around the problems that full model uploads have, inappropriate models, and invalid models. Also there does not need to be an "approval" process for models, and maintains a consistent art style for the game.
Servers can disallow specific parts if they wish. And a global update system could be created to add new parts as they are created, or limit specific parts/textures to specific groups ( league flags, developer parts, etc..)
Parts will be broken up in to three categories, Base, Turret, and Rear Option, Top Option. The Base and Turret parts will be required, while the two options will be optional.
Normal "covered" treads like we have now
Norm "open" treads like we have now
Treads where there are 2 rollers to the front of the tank and one in the rear.
Each side has small front and rear treads with a gap in the middle of the body
Each side has a thinner set of double treads with a third tread outside the gap to the bounding box.
Open treads that get pinched in the middle by an armor plate
Jets at each corner.
Large off-road wheels instead of tracks
Wheels in the front, treads in the back.
Large rear wheels to edge, smaller front wheels in an "inside fork" configuration
Turret with mussle break
a pair of smaller barrels
4 machine gun style barrels
Barrel offset to the side, sci-fi style
Sci-fi squared off barrel
Like above but shorter.
Round short barrel, no brake
super short wide barrel
Tarp with shovels.
Box of missiles
A radar dish, which could be removed in the case of -noradar
Mostly small team and group flags.