Here's a concept I'd like to throw out: Power distribution.
This system introduces two concepts:
- The concept of Power Mode
- The concept of Cable
Power Mode is an option much like the repair, or sell mode. It is selected via the tool bar. Once selected, two things happen:
- Your courser turns into a lighting bolt, for which you can use to disable enabled structures or enable (given they have the power for it) disabled structures. A disabled structure will have an icon of a lighting bolt with a prohibited sign, to signify that it was/is intentionally disabled.
- All Cables of your own will reveal / glow, even if they're under structure(s). This is because Cable can be under structure(s) without you knowing otherwise.
Cable are used to distribute power from power sources (Such as Power Plants) to structures via linking to one other (Like how walls link)
Cable are built from the side bar and placed as an underground structure that can "overlap" (technically underlap) other structures except for other cables or mines. So they can trail through stuff is what I'm saying.
Cable takes up one tile of ground on their own, and are transparent to their owner / ally (unless they have their Power Mode selected, in which case they glow) & are invisible to the the owners opposing team.
Cable cannot be destroyed, only sold, and nothing can be built off from them (So you can't invisibly base-crawl). They also don't count as something needed to be destroyed in order to win!
Cable must be going into / under a power source(s) in order to be energized. That energy will then energize all connecting Cable with an equal value of power provided by the power source(s)
Cable must be going into / under a structure (That requires power) in order to power it. if the accumulative power value given to the cable system is under the power value the structure(s) need, then it will not be enabled, nor will it be able to be enabled via Power Mode, however, one can disable structure(s) to accumulate the power elsewhere, hence the propose of the Power Mode.
Cable will only contain the amount of energy provided by the connecting power source(s).
This is just an idea I want to show to you guys to see what you think of it. I'm not suggesting it as a thing for MO (it's probably not even possible, anyway), hence why it's not in the suggestions forum, and separately here.
Edited by BlackAbsence, 30 December 2015 - 01:38 AM.