Shotgun causes knockback

Place to discuss the game balance, recipes, health, enemies mining etc.
Post Reply
User avatar
Ingolifs
Long Handed Inserter
Long Handed Inserter
Posts: 78
Joined: Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:18 am
Contact:

Shotgun causes knockback

Post by Ingolifs »

I've seen this suggested in a comment somewhere, but I don't believe it's been made into an actual suggestion.

Shotguns need a little love. They are somewhat useful at the start of the game, and are greatly outclassed by the end of the game.
Instead of trying to tweak the numbers until they fit into a useful niche, Instead shotguns should serve a defensive role not shared by any other weapon.

By knocking back enemies, shotguns can serve as a defensive tool, getting you out of sticky situations in the early game where you can't outrun biters.
It's up to debate how the knockback should scale - I think it should be effective against all levels of biter, and the piercing shells should inflict more knockback than the regular shells. In addition to the knockback, perhaps there should be a short period, like ~200 msec, where the biter's speed is halved.

Koub
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 6540
Joined: Fri May 30, 2014 8:54 am
Contact:

Re: Shotgun causes knockback

Post by Koub »

Does this qualify : viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3718 ?
Koub - Please consider English is not my native language.

User avatar
Ingolifs
Long Handed Inserter
Long Handed Inserter
Posts: 78
Joined: Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:18 am
Contact:

Re: Shotgun causes knockback

Post by Ingolifs »

I guess so...

ggrnd0
Inserter
Inserter
Posts: 45
Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:48 am
Contact:

Re: Shotgun causes knockback

Post by ggrnd0 »

If shortgun will knockback biters.

Player also must has knockback effect.

So shortgun can be used to run faster XD

Ace_W
Long Handed Inserter
Long Handed Inserter
Posts: 50
Joined: Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:13 am
Contact:

Re: Shotgun causes knockback

Post by Ace_W »

ggrnd0 wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:37 am
If shortgun will knockback biters.

Player also must has knockback effect.

So shortgun can be used to run faster XD
"TURBO BOOST!!!"
"No! This one goes there! That one goes There! Right?!"

User avatar
bobingabout
Smart Inserter
Smart Inserter
Posts: 7328
Joined: Fri May 09, 2014 1:01 pm
Contact:

Re: Shotgun causes knockback

Post by bobingabout »

Reminds me of GTA3.
Get in a tank
Point turret backwards.
hold down the fire button.
TURBO BOOST!
Creator of Bob's mods. Expanding your gameplay since version 0.9.8.
I also have a Patreon.

Post Reply

Return to “Balancing”