Capture the Flag? In Gears?
As someone who visits the Gears forums on a regular basis one thread in particular caught my eye. It was a thread talking about adding a Capture the Flag (CTF) mode into Gears. I read this thread awhile back and I saw that my fellow Gears enthusiasts wanted a objective game mode that was familiar to them. Capture the flag is a very common game mode found in most popular First Person Shooters throughout time.
When played at a highly competitive level Gears can be surprisingly fast paced and acrobatic game. Skilled players often slide from cover to cover and wall-bounce to travel around the map quickly. If we add a mechanic where the player loses mobility it would affect the whole flow of the game.
In my opinion, we can't take away the player's mobility. We can't simply take the mechanics of Capture The Flag and apply them to Gears of War. That is just a boring design. We need to add the "Gears Twist".
Gears of War 2 - Submission
In this game mode players attempted to capture an AI controlled "meat flag" and bring them to a designated zone in order to win the game. When the player is holding the meat flag their speed is decreased to a slow crawl and they can only use pistols.
Gears of War 3 - Capture The Leader
Loader Mech CTF
The team with the Mech takes the offensive, trying to capture the crate and take it to the designated goal in order to win the round. The defending team will try to capture the mech, playing a very aggressive role of attempting to intercept the Mech.
List of Gears 3 Maps Best suited for CTF
Loader Mech Capture The Flag - Rules
The basic rules of King of the Hill apply. If a mech pilot is hit with a smoke/ink grenade, they will be forced out of the mech temporarily. If the Flag has been dropped for thirty seconds, it will spawn at a new location and the goal will be reset.
- COG (Blue Team) and The Locust (Red Ream).
- The Loader Mech is Yellow (neutral) until a team claims it.
- The Loader Mech icon is from the flim Aliens, because I couldn't find a good pic of the mech from Gears 3.
- The Flag is a large steel crate. The Flag can be used as cover as long as it is not being carried by the mech.
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