I was thinking of a fun way of kicking people off a server, and ended up thinking of a possible mutator that could be hilarious fun.
Here are my notes I brought from home.
"Mjolnir" the Banhammer mod
A variation on the anti-camper and mutant mods.
Instead of kicking a problem player, when the admin "kicks" the player they get a new "best-friend" that will doggedly hunt them down, so as to be as close as possible (ahh true love).
I am thinking a Chaos proxy mine crossed with Thor's hammer. That disturbing mix of cute and deadly.
If combined with having more blood and more gore mutators on the server, it could have a higher setting for the "tagged" victim, so everyone in the map would go "Ouch ! I think that was our pain in the arse, being ripped a new one" as gore rains down everywhere.
Maybe leave a gravestone behind.
But rather than them being kicked and rejoining under a new name, they respawn, but that friendly hammer still wants to get a cuddle.
My mind wandered a bit more...
I'm realising this could be worked into a mutator type of game. "It" "Tag" or "Tig" (depending on where you are from, but the game is always the same. Touch someone and run like hell, because they are "it" and now they smell !).
Simply put you have to touch another player, trading-off shooting and defending, as killing them would be bad ! You need to wipe your stinky hand on them and get away as fast as possible, before the "friendly" hammer arrives and it all gets very messy.
I was talking with someone recently after reading about "pheromone tags". I can't remember if this was a UT thing ?
How about a game of "Fetch" ?
Most dog owners are familiar with this. You throw a stick and back comes your trusty over-eager friend with half a tree, a giant rock, or a rabbit !
You pickup the hammer instead. Throw it into the air, and it flys away until it picks up the first item it comes across.
Anything not nailed down is fair game.Good things:
Ammo, weapons, pickups, relics, the enemy flag, enemy head (Headhunter game).Bad Things:
Ammo that has been fired (ouch), your own flag, players, bots and pawns (that could be hilarious), rocks and boulders, crates and barrels, chairs, Chaos turrets, active gravity vortex, an explosion (depending on how long it lasted), someone elses hammer (which would then drag you back to it's owner !)
I'm trying to keep this as simple as possible. As in that it should require few resources, other than a hammer model and a few other small mutators.
More gore and blood, Flag effects, and maybe the flying physics from... well take your pick !
Don't worry I'm not pressing for someone to make this. I just thought I'd share my vision of lunacy, as I was having a good laugh about it with my mates.
A dog from the postal pawns pack would make for a fun game of fetch, but the dog would have to be indestructible to cope with bringing home a vortex or other deadly chew-toy. Also imagine a dog running up to you in the middle of a fight, and dragging you off by the leg to his master
Or it bringing you back an undetonated Nali weapons nuke.
Bad dog, no! drop it! ..... RUUUUNNNNN !!!!!
Actually the team bot orders menu could include commands for the dog! Hahaha...
I'm going to stop now and drink some rum and calm down a bit.