Specialist Riot Shield Token Selection

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Specialist Riot Shield Token Selection

Post by Steelpoint » 25 Jul 2017, 08:03

Summary: When a player selects the 'Riot Shield' with their Specialist Token (rename it to something thematic like 'Assault Specialist') they get the following equipment.
  • Riot Shield
  • ZX-76 Pump Action Shotgun - Special issue shotgun. Needs to be cycled every round but comes with a magazine allowing the shotgun to loaded via magazine instead of shell fed. Can be fired with only one hand. User can swap to a alternative fire mode that fires two shells at once, however this will force the user to hold the weapon in two hands.
  • Two Empty ZX-76 Magazines - This can allow the Specialist to load whatever shotgun ammo they want into the spare magazines for reloading in the field.
Optionally, depending on the developer's position.
  • Pre-place a Barrel Charger on the Shotgun - Questionable but considering nowadays that the BCs are 95% of the time reserved for Smart Gunners this might not be a bad idea.
  • B18 Armor - Further reinforce the 'Assault' style of the class, might clash with the Grenadier class.
Benefits: Right now you can spend your Specialist token on getting a riot shield, which by itself is woefully a waste of a pick in comparison to any other Specialist pick. A singular Riot Shield is not justification enough to pick it above all else.

I believe this suggestion would add a new unique Specialist role that encourages a more aggressive play style for a singular Specialist, though they will need to be smart and careful. They may be more immune to melee attacks but they are still vulnerable to ranged acid spits.
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Re: Specialist Riot Shield Token Selection

Post by MrJJJ » 25 Jul 2017, 08:05

A shotgun that requires a magazine?


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Re: Specialist Riot Shield Token Selection

Post by FelixG » 25 Jul 2017, 08:07

Sounds fun.

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Re: Specialist Riot Shield Token Selection

Post by Jackie Estegado » 25 Jul 2017, 09:10

That will require quite some coding, since right now magazines need to be specified what ammo they can store.
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