Should we add OWC (OverWatchCommander) as a whitelist rank/job OTA

Perseus

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Though OTA is only used in JW and/or AJ you rarely see people spend a full day as an OTA member, I Recommend making a whitelist rank for OTA that Sql+ can also be whitelisted for on a thread page if they make an application(or make it separate and you can just apply for it without being an Sql+), similar to the Sql+ application thread page.

Now I know this seems pointless and that's why we have an LDR that doesn't need a whitelist cause you only spend approximately 10 to 20 minutes in a JW but for AJ on events could be useful for OTA members. An OWC that's out on the field with his small little group sending orders to LDR in their group on what to do and if JW should end and OTA units ripcord or not without the CA randomly ending it or LDR fighting on if it should end, and would be slightly organised and Sql+ can focus on what their units are doing rather than them wondering if now is a good time for OTA member to ripcord and end.
they will be specialised in strategy and coordination with both OTA and CP but doesn't override DVL.but has full authority when JW/AJ is active and can order Sql+ where their group will be useful. For example: patrolling the City/industrial and ordering citizen inside so OTA can sweep and kill any 647-E or get some CP units linked with their OTA group for possible Rebel surrenderings.
I personally think that it would be great to see an OWC commanding and taking over the streets with the DVL's and strategising together if these movements are going to be successful especially on an AJ or any Event's that could happen in the future and maybe just maybe give us a few events idea's if they want action.

It would be a work in progress if this suggestion is considered in the next patch update, just an extra thread on the Forums and expectations that should meet the role but would be a nice addition to impulse HL2-RP. I do not expect this thread to be added but rather more of an idea that came to mind and if anyone wants to follow on with my thread they can if they want. I would love to see people point out the cons rather than pros cause in that way it will make it easy for people to say yeah this would be a good addition or no I think it's not worth it. but that up to the community and the game owner.

Link to what the uniform should look like:
Expected uniform (but they can choose)
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How about we make LDR a whitelisted position that requires an application? I know that I'm beating a dead horse at this point, however, I still think it's a good solution. OTA mains are among, if not the most emotional players (this is coming from experience) in the Combine faction. As a DvL I usually have the most issues with incompetent LDRs who, while having sunk in the playtime, still don't understand the actual duties of the OTA nor where they fit in the command structure (the amount of LDRs who tell me I can't mark OTA/CA defunct on a daily basis is astounding). OTA should be locked behind a quiz (more difficult than the CP quiz IMO) and LDR should be locked behind a whitelist. This would help alleviate some of the pressure from SqL+ as we would actually be able to rely on LDRs to keep the OTA in check.

Adding a new command unit to the OTA would add unnecessary confusion to the rank structure. Instead of adding a position higher than LDR, LDR itself should be elevated.
 
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How about we make LDR a whitelisted position
I mean LDR to me is more of a experience class get to know how the CMD radio works and how they communicate and what the bol system works by adding the CWO their more experienced and knows how OTA works properly and can help LDRs if they want to become Sql later on or possibly OWC

but yeah you have a valid reason to just switch it to a whitelisted class but that does also come with sentinels disadvantaged as LDR, they use the CMD radio to see what the Sql are doing and see if it’s safe for the CA to enter a sector cause not everything is true on the normal radio but yeah I do agree
 
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Overall, I see where you're coming from. At the end of the day I think we both agree that there needs to be some form of whitelisted power for OTA. I understand why you'd prefer to leave LDR where it is, however, I disagree on the basis that in the absence of this hypothetical OTA CmD unit being online, then power just goes straight back to the LDR.

sentinels disadvantaged as LDR, they use the CMD radio to see what the Sql are doing and see if it’s safe for the CA to enter a sector cause not everything is true on the normal radio but yeah I do agree
As for that, Sentinel LDRs are more often than not an operational threat, as they usually just use the CmD radio to determine whether or not their CA is being marked defunct so they can prepare defenses (a bit of a generalization but trust me, I've seen this more than once).
 

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I mean LDR to me is more of a experience class get to know how the CMD radio works and how they communicate and what the bol system works by adding the CWO their more experienced and knows how OTA works properly and can help LDRs if they want to become Sql later on or possibly OWC

but yeah you have a valid reason to just switch it to a whitelisted class but that does also come with sentinels disadvantaged as LDR, they use the CMD radio to see what the Sql are doing and see if it’s safe for the CA to enter a sector cause not everything is true on the normal radio but yeah I do agree
it’s already an “experience class”, being at 3k XP and even so, gettin’ minges
 
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