Since I now see that passing distance limits are probably here to stay (still dislike tho), here is a suggestion to make it better:
Also show an indicator on the flagholder to the teammates when the flagholder is in passing distance for that teammate.
In other words, if someone from my team (who is not me) holds the flag, show an indicator on them to me if she can pass the flag to me.
By indicator, I mean the green light effect. This should not be the same color however, maybe try purple or yellow? Idk.
Why is this good?
- This way when I try to receive, I see if I can stop&wait for pass or have to move closer. Some awkward situations occurred when I didn't know how much closer should I move, or should I move closer at all. And there is really no time for figuring out this when the flagholder is being chased.
- Makes it much easier for people to get a feel for the passing distance on the different maps.
- Makes the passing game mechanic more visible, and maybe more people will know about it and use it.
Oh, and while you are at it, can you please increase the distance on akroseum by about 20%? What I would like is if I jump from the jumppad in the corner behind the hills towards the base with the "water house" then I should be able to pass down the flag to someone standing on that base from the highest point of my trajectory. Currently I can only pass down a little time after I start falling, and it doesn't have that good feel like this.
Edit: 3rd request, because why not: please publish the current rigatoni source code (the changes from the already public spaghettimod). This used to be public in the Pastaland times but not anymore...