How to Play "Shootout" Custom Game
I've created some mini soldiers to use in a Custom Game Mode I call "Shootout"
The idea behind Shootout is to play quick, squad-based TDM matches using different Shootout characters.
Characters should remain unmodified (no adding guns, shields, or extra thrusters etc.) to maintain gameplay balance.
Each character has a unique appearance so you can quickly identify what kind of opponent you are facing.
1. Select a Character
Shootout, so far, has 8 characters. They can all be found in the CRF by searching the word "shootout". Here's a quick rundown of the characters and their strengths.
Gunner is your basic all-round character. He carries a single Blaster laser, high RoF, medium damage.
Bazooka carries a single Bombarder plasma cannon, very low RoF, very high splash damage.
Plasma carries 2 Pulser plasma cannons, low RoF, high splash damage.
Scout has a jet-pack for flight. He carries a single Hornet laser, high RoF, low damage.
Medic carries a single Nano Binder, high RoF.
Sniper carries a single Rail Piercer, very low RoF, very high damage.
Master Chief has the highest armor. He carries 2 Wasp lasers, very high RoF, very low damage.
Reverse Flash has larger forward thrusters for added speed. He carries 2 Tesla Slicers, extremely high damage.
2. Don't Modify the Characters Please
3. Get a Squad Together
Get a team together! You may want to talk about who has what character to try and balance your team out. A team of snipers might get rekt by a more balanced out team. Do you need a medic? Does someone have splash damage to hit multiple enemies? Does someone have a scout to get to a high viewpoint?
4. Stay Together
Shootout is a game that won't favor the lone wolf. You'll need a team to survive and win. A good team covers each other, leveraging their strengths to kill the enemy.
5. Give Feedback
If you decide to give Shootout a chance, give me some feedback. Does anything need balancing? Any other characters you'd like to see? What did you like? What didn't you like?
6. Make a Character!
This Custom Game Mode is my idea, but I invite everyone to make their own characters and put them in the CRF. I'd only ask that when making a new character, you consider gameplay balance and not make some crazy OP character that would completely unbalance everything. An orange Ghost module named "BB-8" on thrusters with a few giant lasers might seem funny, but would anger people who enjoy a fair and balanced match, and would lead to other crazy OP characters and ultimately the death of Shootout.
If you do create a character you'd like to share, just name it "Shootout [character name]" in the CRF. That way, people can just search Shootout and see all the characters people have made for the game :D Thank you!