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Oddball: Throwing the Ball

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:26 pm
by Sarge
This is absolutely hilarious. Oddball is so much more fun now. You can toss the ball to teammates. There's going to be so much strategy here. An oddball carrier can bait people away from their team, and then turn around and throw it to someone else. Or, you can jump up and intercept a pass. It's awesome.

Re: Oddball: Throwing the Ball

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:31 pm
by brickfungus
there's got to be a football game that can be made out of this....

Re: Oddball: Throwing the Ball

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:45 pm
by Sarge
brickfungus wrote:
there's got to be a football game that can be made out of this....

I was totally thinking that!

Re: Oddball: Throwing the Ball

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:44 pm
by Wheels36
I was thinking the same thing. I kept adding stuff to it and, in the end. turned out to be basically grifball. Never really thought of grifball to be football, but it kinda is. One of the LZ guys is working on a oddball gametype and I am too.

LZ Ravenger's version has everyone with 1 life and invincible. When you hold the ball you are vulnerable and earn points, so you have to pass it around a lot.

My version I'm thinking of is you can only carry the ball in warthog sideseat.

Re: Oddball: Throwing the Ball

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:26 am
by Black Knight
Do projectiles and explosions affect the trajectory of the ball when it's in flight?
Don't really know much of the mechanics behind it but it sounds like a good gametype.

Re: Oddball: Throwing the Ball

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:38 am
by Jon
If you come up against one enemy and you have the ball, throw it at the enemy so they auto pick it up. They then have no ranged weapon and you can take them out in the confusion.

Re: Oddball: Throwing the Ball

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:16 pm
by WatchGrassGrow
I had fun with Amanda and Jedi throwing my balls at them.
But after holding it for awhile, I became a magic handed ball hog.

Also, this has completely changed Grifball and I'm giddy with excitement to see it in Matchmaking.

Re: Oddball: Throwing the Ball

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:26 pm
by amandanicolee
WatchGrassGrow wrote:
I had fun with Amanda and Jedi throwing my balls at them.
But after holding it for awhile, I became a magic handed ball hog.

Also, this has completely changed Grifball and I'm giddy with excitement to see it in Matchmaking.


I hope everyone else sees this and is just as concerned.

Re: Oddball: Throwing the Ball

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:29 pm
by Gorillars
amandanicolee wrote:
WatchGrassGrow wrote:
I had fun with Amanda and Jedi throwing my balls at them.
But after holding it for awhile, I became a magic handed ball hog.

Also, this has completely changed Grifball and I'm giddy with excitement to see it in Matchmaking.


I hope everyone else sees this and is just as concerned.

...yep.

Re: Oddball: Throwing the Ball

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:24 pm
by Sarge
amandanicolee wrote:
WatchGrassGrow wrote:
I had fun with Amanda and Jedi throwing my balls at them.
But after holding it for awhile, I became a magic handed ball hog.

Also, this has completely changed Grifball and I'm giddy with excitement to see it in Matchmaking.


I hope everyone else sees this and is just as concerned.


::lol::

Oh man. Grass is just too easy.

Re: Oddball: Throwing the Ball

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:12 am
by Haut
Its worth passing after 100 consecutive points anyway as you can gain no further sprees.

Go long!

Re: Oddball: Throwing the Ball

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:22 pm
by Laughlyn
ok played some of this today with Gunn, Azn, Kimple and Amanda. quite possibly my favorite gametype. serious shenanigans will be had here..... but then again im a simple man really...

Re: Oddball: Throwing the Ball

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:52 am
by Frank
I played this about a week ago and it does change things up quite a bit. The range is less than an actual grenade, so I think it might take a while to get the hang of the trajectory. This is going to also make getting the ball off the edge of the map a lot easier. Grab, run, throw off a cliff, repeat.

Re: Oddball: Throwing the Ball

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:16 pm
by Zer0
Sarge wrote:
This is absolutely hilarious. Oddball is so much more fun now. You can toss the ball to teammates. There's going to be so much strategy here.

favourite game time so far. Sooooo much fun.

Fun with tactics = best of all worlds