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Tonight we will be featuring Beam Targeting, Generic Beam, Generic Ball, Ki Blasts, and Renzouku.

Posted by Damaera on Aug 21st, 2008

Welcome to our third daily update! We'll be having tons of videos and features that we will be covering tonight. We will be featuring Beam Targeting, Generic Beam, Generic Ball, Ki Blasts, and Renzouku.

Beam Targetting
To raise the usability of the Generic Ball and The Generic Beam a lock-on feature has been implemented. It is both fast and intuitive, but doesn't overpower its user. Once a generic attack has been launched the secondary attack button is pressed to lock onto an enemy. The lock will require keeping the target within a 30 degree angle of the cross hair in order to maintain the lock. A target marker will appear on your screen indicating that the enemy is locked on. To track a different target simply let go of the secondary attack button and repress the button while aiming at a different player.

Generic Beam
The Generic Beams have been slightly updated. A new model based beam head has been added, but is still a work in progress. The beam has also been separated from the Generic Ball so that the secondary attack button may be used for lock-on.

Generic Ball
The Generic Ball has replaced the default Ki-Blast. It is much more efficient now and requires a minimal charge. On top of that The Generic Ball may now be charged and fired while swooping. Teamed up with the new lock-on feature the Generic Ball has become extremely flexible in both offensive and defense situations.

Ki-Blasts / Renzouku
The Ki Blasts and Renzouku have been merged into one attack since the only difference is the rate of fire. The primary attack is intended to be used as a mass of kiblasts to shoot at an opponent while he is unable to evade them. The secondary option is the charged Renzouku. It is intended to confuse the enemy or be used against an enemy that is on a wall or near the ground.

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Henley Staff
Henley Aug 21 2008 says:

Good stuff looks very confusing tho. Authed.

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NullSoldier Aug 22 2008 says:

I think this looks pretty impressive. The only complaints I have are..

* Explosions
* Charging animations + lack of effects.

Shouldnt you see the balls of energy being formed at their hands as they charge up? They would be great. Also the explosions seem pretty "lacking" for being massive balls of energy.

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Rogue_Eagle Aug 22 2008 says:

hl2 pleeeeaseee!! :-D

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AlCool Aug 22 2008 replied:

Ever played Dragonball Source?

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DJ-Ready Aug 22 2008 says:

most of the current effects and sprites are still legacy material from 1.2.x and earlier versions.
They'll probably all (or at least some of them) be replaced or improved in 1.3 final.

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Skyrider Aug 22 2008 says:

Null, it's beta. Not the complete version yet.

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INtense! Staff
INtense! Aug 22 2008 says:

Why are these videos being uploaded to your member profile? They should be uploaded to your mods profile or people may not find them. Awesome work too!

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Zero-SFX Aug 23 2008 says:

Looks good guy's. Only thing ESF really needs is a Sound make over, give me a haller if you ever want one. :D

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