posted January 09, 2000 10:23 AM
As Hawk mentioned the powerful main gun is probably from playing on Thunderdome. The normal main gun is fairly weak, and takes 4 or 5 hits to kill a healthy tank.
One thing about Mouse Look is you need to have Turret View on as well (M key by default) for best effect. Then left and right on the mouse will rotate the camera just like in Quake. With Turret View off Mouse Look is a bit weird, since you look forwards and have up and down view control, but turret rotation is a bit sloppy. You could also try normal mouse controls for the turret with Mouse Look off, which acts more like keyboard turret control.
We do have worlds with high gravity (though it doesn't slow things down much, just makes you stick to the ground hard), low gravity (the moon, very, very different), and low friction (ice glacier levels), but no high friction levels. That would be a good choice for an add-on level for the full game.
2 players in a tank could be cool, but might be hard to coordinate from a technical point of view. Vertical turret aiming has been considered and debated, but we've decided against it for now. We'll see though.
Thanks for the feedback!
-- Seumas McNally, Lead Programmer, Longbow Digital Arts