[IDEA] Guard Towers

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[IDEA] Guard Towers

Postby Nabbs1 » Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:40 am

Topic.


Guard Towers with Spot lights that only work when a guard is stationed in it.

Make it expensive
Make it use a lot of power

Similar cone to the new cctv but maybe make it a bit longer ( the light beam )


May as well give him a .50 cal while your at it.
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Re: [IDEA] Guard Towers

Postby Causeless » Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:54 am

Nabbs1 wrote:Topic. Though I havent maxed everything out yet so if they exist already sorry.


I'd argue that security rooms, at least in terms if bing a gamplay mechanis, imitate this.

Not sure what the gameplay consequences would be, if you mean something more literal as a guard tower.
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Postby Das_Wuff » Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:45 am

Guard towers could be a more reliable version of CCTV (Power outtages), but also more expensive, and they would need to be constantly staffed.
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Nice

Postby MagnesiumDew » Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:42 pm

Cool idea, one of a prisons most obvious traits. Obvious really...
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Postby Saranis » Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:34 pm

Would be good to have around the perimeter to discourage prisoners from trying to make a run for it. that is as long as I can put snipers up in my tower instead of just having it be observational.
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Postby Das_Wuff » Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:18 am

Saranis wrote:Would be good to have around the perimeter to discourage prisoners from trying to make a run for it. that is as long as I can put snipers up in my tower instead of just having it be observational.


Snipers? I want artillery! The sound of a resounding 40mm thumping into the body of a brave soul would be enough to put the fear of ME into the hearts of my prisoners, and let the locals know that once again they are safe because of MY bene-violence.
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Postby xander » Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:54 am

Das_Wuff wrote:
Saranis wrote:Would be good to have around the perimeter to discourage prisoners from trying to make a run for it. that is as long as I can put snipers up in my tower instead of just having it be observational.


Snipers? I want artillery! The sound of a resounding 40mm thumping into the body of a brave soul would be enough to put the fear of ME into the hearts of my prisoners, and let the locals know that once again they are safe because of MY bene-violence.


Artillery? I want Rover! I want my prisoners to know that they are numbers, and definitely not free men.

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Postby BreadMurderer » Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:30 pm

I like the idea of watchtowers - as someone all ready stated they are quite iconic in prisons and would be great observational/defense (sniper) positions.
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Postby ronanc » Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:37 pm

Snipers and/or spotlights would be just awesome.
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Postby mrsopkip » Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:19 pm

I think that adding guard towers would be nice:

but maybe have a maximum of 4 to 8 (depending on mapsize?)

what would they do to fog of war? would palcing a guard tower take away a big piece of the outside FoW? (placing the max# of guard towers reove all outside FoW, if so they'll have ot come at a cost)

really like this idea though!
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Postby Ace Rimmer » Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:58 pm

... except at night, where only the spotlight removes fow, like cctv's, only farther.
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Postby RMJ1984 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:04 pm

I dont even think you have to have a limit, but yeah you could have a limit on like 4.

But i would expect prices to come more into the game, the further the game gets to release, i mean a guard tower, shouldn be cheap, it would be a pretty expensive high value object.
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Postby TheTwelfthDoctor » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:56 pm

I think this can be built on by maybe adding other perimeter security elements (barbed wire, alarms, motion detectors?) I can dream. :lol:
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Postby trinest » Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:43 am

What if the prisoners rise up and take control of the prison.
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Postby Das_Wuff » Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:58 am

trinest wrote:What if the prisoners rise up and take control of the prison.

Then we nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

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