#404 New good/weapon flag: flare

BZFlag (222)

When you fire a shot, a "cone" flares from the muzzle. This is a very quick short-range weapon, and is almost like a targeted SW: It fires only in front of you for about the space of 1/2 to 1-1/2 tank lengths, and you must be aiming toward your target else you'll miss. It will not hit anything behind you, nor will it hit someone directly to your side or above (or below) you. However, it will hit someone who is both immediately in front of you (within range of the cone flare) as well as to one of your immediate sides (top, bottom, left, or right).

It would make sense that this weapon does NOT ricochet off of walls (including ceilings or floors) else you'll be hitting yourself frequently. The flare burst is very quick, so being hit by this will account for a single "shot": you will lose your Shield flag but not be killed (as you can be by a SW or laser).


  • Cobra_Fast

    Cobra_Fast - 2011-11-15

    Sounds like Machine Gun or the previously rejected Shotgun to me.

  • Jeff Myers

    Jeff Myers - 2013-01-20

    Shockwave does all this AND more you would not use this over SW, this is a flag based on a graphical effect not gameplay.

  • Jeff Myers

    Jeff Myers - 2013-01-20
    • status: open --> closed-rejected

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