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Offline 1Cane

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Flag color
« on: November 02, 2016, 10:12:02 PM »
Please explain to me how at a port or vehicle base it can be deacked and be captured and yet the flag is green? :headscratch:
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Re: Flag color
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2016, 11:07:56 PM »
Flag is tied to town.


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Offline 1Cane

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Re: Flag color
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2016, 11:33:44 PM »
There is no town at either port or vehicle base.  So why is there a flag? :headscratch:
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Re: Flag color
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2016, 12:45:50 AM »
so you know which country it belongs to?


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Re: Flag color
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2016, 02:52:51 AM »
And to mark the maproom my guess
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Re: Flag color
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2016, 06:57:08 AM »
And to mark the maproom my guess
I'll go with this one...

In practice, since you can deack and get the base take, is there a reason to be concerned?
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Re: Flag color
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2016, 04:24:22 PM »
I have seen and heard a lot of confusion about this in game, with people wondering why a Vehicle-base or Port was captured when the flag wasn't white.  I have also shot a number of M3s sitting by a flag at V-bases and Ports waiting for it turn white.

I wonder if the "white flag" condition shouldn't be tied to whether or not the base can be captured at that moment (regardless of type of base)?  For example: a Vehicle-base flag could turn white if all auto-ack is down (meaning the base is "capturable").  It is also useful for the defenders to know if a base is capturable or not, and the flag is a more intuitive indicator than doing a .dt check for auto ack downtimes.

Just an idea. Worthy of a Wishlist post...?

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Re: Flag color
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2016, 06:18:31 PM »
All I really want this to indicate is whether the base can be captured. :x
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Re: Flag color
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2016, 07:52:24 AM »
I wonder if the "white flag" condition shouldn't be tied to whether or not the base can be captured at that moment (regardless of type of base)?  For example: a Vehicle-base flag could turn white if all auto-ack is down (meaning the base is "capturable").  It is also useful for the defenders to know if a base is capturable or not, and the flag is a more intuitive indicator than doing a .dt check for auto ack downtimes.

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Re: Flag color
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2016, 09:07:18 AM »
I wonder if the "white flag" condition shouldn't be tied to whether or not the base can be captured at that moment (regardless of type of base)?[/b]  For example: a Vehicle-base flag could turn white if all auto-ack is down (meaning the base is "capturable").  It is also useful for the defenders to know if a base is capturable or not, and the flag is a more intuitive indicator than doing a .dt check for auto ack downtimes.

Just an idea. Worthy of a Wishlist post...?

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Re: Flag color
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2016, 01:34:03 PM »
in AH2 V bases and ports flags didna change color ei :joystick:
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Re: Flag color
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2016, 01:50:28 PM »
in AH2 V bases and ports flags didna change color ei :joystick:
Yea i was gonna say something like this. I cannot recall making the flag white at a port of vbase for it to be captured.
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Re: Flag color
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2016, 01:55:39 PM »
in AH2 V bases and ports flags didna change color ei :joystick:

Could that be because they didn't have flags?
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Re: Flag color
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2016, 04:38:42 PM »
Could that be because they didn't have flags?

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Re: Flag color
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2016, 05:40:22 PM »

FYI: I went ahead and started a Wishlist thread on this if any of you want to chime in there.

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