Eyeless Posted October 15, 2014 Share Posted October 15, 2014 Probably one of my favorite abilities in this game, and it's about as under appreciated as Switch Teleport and Super Jump. I primarily use this in choke points or problem areas where enemies commonly spawn/stand to take shots from longer ranges, as well as for mobility. Keeping enemies off key areas of a tileset is the main usage I get from this power however, and it's incredibly effective when used in conjunction with his other powers and the weapons of your choice. However, it is a little tedious to get pads aligned just so, or to get enough of them to cover certain areas when initially entering without a maxed energy pool. (225 in my case with efficiency) My idea was to have it so that whenever multiple bounce pads are within a certain range of one another, they become linked. While linked, the pads maybe have a line connecting them, an flat/wide line, something that makes it so that when enemies walk through the area between the linked pads, it activates both of them, bouncing the enemy up or away. To compensate, any linked pads get double their maximum uses, so 8 for every pad that gets linked, with quicker cool-down time. This would better encourage cutting off larger areas with this trap and serve to better protect pods and excavators with a large amount of linked pads. This would synergize incredibly well with Tesla if it ever got the proc chance buff it needs, as well as with any wide AoE weapon. Yes, I am well aware Bounce Pads can be used to bounce around and troll other players, but nonetheless it is an incredibly useful ability when applied correctly, and I feel this would increase its utility exponentially. So I'd appreciate it if all any posters on this thread have to say is "It's only good for trolling." "This will only make it easier to troll" ANYTHING pertaining to trolling with the Bounce Pads to steer clear of this thread. For those who appreciate and use this ability for its actual utility, post your thoughts below! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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