Hi everyone, and Hi DEVs
I was on holiday for the last live broadcast, and was able to take part. Probably the only time I shall be able to, unless it’s on a Friday! I made a suggestion about grenades, as follows.
I don’t just want to throw a grenade. I want to flip a grenade as well. In this situation IRL, that is exactly what I would want to do. In the situation where I am besieged on a house, I can’t break the siege if there are too many outside. What I want to do is drop a grenade out of a window, or over a balcony, or out of the church tower.
Now I’ve thought about this since the broadcast, and in order to work properly, it would need to be like this: press the left mouse button, and you throw it. But if you try to throw through a window or even a door, the grenade catches the door frame or the lintel and blows you to bits. Now that’s absurd - no one does that with a grenade. Not twice, anyway…
But if the right button were used to “flip”, the animation would come up to the point of aim, and would “push” the grenade, perhaps two metres in front, exactly on the white spot. That would be the only way to get it through a broken window accurately, without hitting the frame and killing you. Likewise, you could “push” it over a balcony, or through a doorway. Imagine there is a Hunter behind the open door of a Church. You push the grenade two metres forward through the door and hide. Bang!
If you do this with your hand, you’ll see what I mean. Bring the hand up in front of your face and push it forwards. That is exactly how you actually flip a grenade through a small gap, like a broken window.
I think it would genuinely improve gameplay. It would be used almost exclusively by solo players, but would make their experience better. I can’t think of a downside. Flipping it over a balcony, or out through the back door would give you the opportunity to break the siege and find a better defensive position. It would add something, without taking anything away.
This use of a grenade does work in other games: in Half-Life 2 there is an alt-fire combination that does something similar.
It would be a wonderfully cool addition to an update. What do we all think?