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dre21

Big Cities and stairs leading to roof

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Will they ever make a comeback? 

I never understood why they were taken out in the 1st place. It made it fun to play in the big cities , now not so much anymore . 

This guy would like to see them come back, even in medium cities it would be pretty cool to see.

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The staircases and roofs made good sniper locations.  I wouldn't mind seeing them in the game again.

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11 minutes ago, dre21 said:

Will they ever make a comeback? 

I never understood why they were taken out in the 1st place. It made it fun to play in the big cities , now not so much anymore . 

This guy would like to see them come back, even in medium cities it would be pretty cool to see.

Well the buildings got redesigned

Back when we had fire escape stairs, we had the paper buildings that at very best you could walk into the bottom, which was just a big open box.

When they got redone into higher poly 3d models, they got windows and 2nd and 3rd floors etc.
They also got real non parking lot roofs.

Guess they figured the fire escapes were not needed any more?

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In a Rat Chat with Xoom, they said they where looking at putting in some of the fire escapes back into the game.  He did not say they where going to do it but where considering doing it, but from the tone of the admission sounded positive and more likely they would than would not.

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Exterior fire escapes such as we had before aren't very Europe 1940 TBH. I'd rather see more vintage 4-story buildings - preferably with interior stairwells and roof exits.

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Roof battles were very fun, and added a great dimension to game play.  I really liked the destroyed state of the building as it was hard to be seen.  The new buildings are nice eye candy but are a distinct notch down for game play.  It would be great to see an upgrade to the building to make cities fun to play in again.

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It was fun going to the top and shooting other roof monkeys halfway across town

 

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Those old buildings were hard on the eyes but roof access was fun. Hopefully something may come along similar to that... One day.

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Dont think i'd want the old buildings again,  aside from very non 1940 fire escapes
Downstairs stinks, if you could enter at all, simply endless line of giant linked rectangular rooms with no windows etc, every other room an external exit door
No floors enterable beyond that.
They did not really make for fun tactical game play, though they were safe ways to haul ATG's around unseen (not that that part is very realistic)

Roof was just an enormous expanse of flat nothingness
Large enough to land a JU87 or H75 on, and if good, take off again
 

At least we have windows and multiple floors now, and they look fairly correct, keeping in mind we dont have an unlimited number of buildings.
Can use them tactically now too, just can't have 727's landing on the roof anymore
And can not clip ATG/AA guns up the fire escapes

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31 minutes ago, merlin51 said:

Roof was just an enormous expanse of flat nothingness
Large enough to land a JU87 or H75 on, and if good, take off again

Can use them tactically now too, just can't have 727's landing on the roof anymore

That took a certain skill set - used to love landing inf in the big cities... 

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8 minutes ago, B2K said:

That took a certain skill set

Or simply not knowing any better LOL.

Used to land on top of the iron forests too
Needed a secret air base?  find an iron forest

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The best of all solutions of course would be more realistic building interiors, with more realistic building damage models, and rooftop movement.

The current city buildings are pretty bad.

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