[Suggestion] Reinforcements

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[Suggestion] Reinforcements

Postby CplHenderson » Sat May 25, 2013 2:26 am

I think that guards should automatically call for backup when fighting - call one guard for every prisoner they're battling. Also, it would be nice to have a tool to flood an area with reinforcements to deal with riots - that way, you wouldn't have to send faraway guards one by one.
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Postby Spartanxvi » Sat May 25, 2013 2:38 am

I've heard chris say in a couple of videos that he wanted to get rid of control of the guards other than us setting up they deployment and walking a route. only control the user is able to exert is with the riot guards, which, are currently not available.
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Postby Great Magical Hat » Sat May 25, 2013 3:58 am

Spartan: If anything, that's a reason for a system like being suggested.

I think there is already something like this in the game. I always feel like when there's a riot guards do come from further than they normally would. It takes a while to really get going and it seems it will only stationed guards that aren't too far away (but un-stationed guards anywhere). I may be misreading more general mechanics, but I have never felt this was really necessary.
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Postby christopher1006 » Sat May 25, 2013 5:14 am

I'm hoping they make a system out of reinforcements rather than auto assigning. Basically I think it should work like this:

-There are tiers of items guards can use to call for help (some form of wireless radio device or a microphone input in to a PA system).

-Each tier will give a bigger radius around a guard to reach other guards through things like brick or concrete walls and, assuming they add it, weather effects such as lightning storms.

-Without research a guard will simply have to shout and if he's outnumbered will try to run to the nearest guard and/or radio transmitter.

-Prisoners can take down a guard or damage the transmitter a guard is holding or one that is placed on the wall to disable a guards ability to call for help.

-A guard watching events on a CCTV would be a cheap way of notifying the other guards if that guard had access to a PA system or was given a radio of his own though if he used the PA system other prisoners might be inspired by the fact a fellow inmate is resisting or they may have been waiting for a PA announcement as a sort of cue for their part in a larger plan.

-Prisoners could listen through the PA system or a stolen radio from a guard to learn what the guards are doing which will give them advanced notice of anything happening in terms of guard response.
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Postby Spartanxvi » Sat May 25, 2013 6:06 am

I doubt you read what the OP wrote. he wanted a tool so he could send in a multitude of guards not riot guards which already has a tool like that and has been demonstrated on youtube. Guards aren't supposed to handle riots.
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Postby Dudeallen » Sat May 25, 2013 3:23 pm

christopher1006 wrote:-A guard watching events on a CCTV would be a cheap way of notifying the other guards if that guard had access to a PA system or was given a radio of his own though if he used the PA system other prisoners might be inspired by the fact a fellow inmate is resisting or they may have been waiting for a PA announcement as a sort of cue for their part in a larger plan.


I'd like this good sir! It kinda ruins the atmosphere when a fight breaks out in-front of a CCTV camera and the guard watching it just kinda ignores it.
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Postby praguepride » Tue May 28, 2013 7:28 pm

In theory guards should have radios and a guard not being mobbed by prisoners should be able to request reinforcements appropriate to the size of the disturbance.
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Postby Pugsley » Wed May 29, 2013 4:44 am

Currently when i have an issue that needs a number of guards to respond quickly i zoom way out, drag a big box over most of my prison (I leave certain guards in place at all times) which selects any guards in that area automatically, then i click them to where they need to be. Not the best situation but its a stop gap until they work out some sort of backup system.

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