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Improve the searching of cars (POLL)

Discussion in 'Suggestions Box' started by timkit, Nov 24, 2019.


Should "Searchable Cars" be improved upon?

  1. Yes, let's give them some more useful purpose ^^

  2. No, these cars should suffer in shame of only being searchable for cash.

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  3. I don't know

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  4. My response is in the forum post below!

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  1. timkit

    timkit MG Donor

    hey'll, I've had some ideas floating around for a while, but I never expanded on my thoughts on them until having recently thought more about it over this weekend.

    In terms of searching cars that are findable on the map, I was wondering if they could be improved to yield more rewards on top of just cash. These searchable cars can be searched on both COOP and VS.

    Do note that for VS though its probably more an unintended bug that you were able to search cars there, despite no problems being caused with this bug being around.

    Here's my suggestions:
    Both COOP and VS:
    - Searchable cars have a glow when any survivor gets near them.
    - Still give out cash as a reward with the mini-jackpot and jackpot chances. The given chance for a jackpot should be increased to be at least a 3% chance.

    Cars searchable in COOP:
    They have a max of 3 search charges now instead of just only being searchable once. More than 1 survivor can search the car at the same time. The same survivor cannot search the same car once having searched it.
    When any survivor searches a car they use up a search charge, gaining the following possible rewards on top of cash:
    + 2 bounty earned.
    + Gives out a random 1x common crafting material. Also have a chance to gain another 1x common crafting material of the item that was found.

    These searchable cars now have consequences for searching them though:
    - Searching cars has a chance of setting the alarm, causing an infected mob to spawn for sometime, a random tier 1 tank has a chance to spawn with this mob. Cars that have their alarms triggered can no longer be searched and lose all remaining search charges.
    - Searching cars has a very low chance to cause the car to explode, affecting any other cars within a small radius.
    - The car also has a small chance to give nothing, in which case nothing happens but a search charge will still get used up.

    Cars searchable in VS:
    They have a max of 2 search charges now instead of just only being searchable once, if the number of players is below 12 however, then the car can only be searched once.
    Survivors searching cars in VS will be able to search them within 5 seconds instead of the usual 10, this gives:
    + 1 bounty earned.
    + Has a chance to give a random 1x common crafting material.

    Searching cars in VS carries no consequences whatsoever.

    This could very well give these "searchable cars" some more purpose in both COOP and VS. Feel free to leave your thoughts in the forum posts below! Don't forget to vote in the above poll ^^

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