posted October 22, 1999 06:11 PM
The ball is what we call a sculptural one-off. All levels have one.
The blue ball itself, looks cool in game play as it has rotation which shows up as pulsations....very sci-fi
In the test maps, the Tower in "The Ramp" and the figure-wall in "Scarab" are from the same group of entities as the ball.
Some sculptural entities, like the blue ball, are not solid, so they act more like eye-candy.
They are all meant to act as landmarks, and landmarks can be helpful in deathmatch.
In future, "entities" like these may be incorporated into team-bases, repair points, or target objectives for "missions", capture the flag, etc.
[This message has been edited by LDA Jim (edited October 22, 1999).]