U MAD BRO? May 21, 2013 @ 10:22am
A good idea for the flamethrower.
It would be nice that when shooting the flamethrower fuel that exploded creating an explosion of about 2-3 meters radius calcining at all beside this flamethrower.What is your opinion?
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Jackn1fe May 21, 2013 @ 10:38am 
another one of these threads? 9 out 10 times they did NOT explode. so no
Moskeeto May 21, 2013 @ 11:36am 
It's ridiculous how many people believe this Hollywood myth. I guess we won't stop seeing this suggestion for a long time to come.
Vossey.com | Redleouf May 21, 2013 @ 12:16pm 
They should at least add an effect on it, it will be cool ;)

Like a flame or just gaz, and if someone shoot through it, you have like 5 seconds before you can't use it anymore because all the gaz leaked out. + that will nerf it.
Micket May 21, 2013 @ 12:18pm 
It would explode/rupture, it just might not be as fancy as a ball of fire.
Nosfer May 21, 2013 @ 12:20pm 
Originally posted by Cpt.Henry~:
another one of these threads? 9 out 10 times they did NOT explode. so no
that's right
Aussengeist_GER May 21, 2013 @ 1:22pm 
They really should make an infobox-message, that in real life Flamethrowers do not explode.
Inquisitioner May 22, 2013 @ 12:18am 
Would be fun to see em leaking fuel all over the place, hahaha.
chris89 May 22, 2013 @ 3:07am 
Originally posted by Vossey.com | Redleouf:
They should at least add an effect on it, it will be cool ;)

Like a flame or just gas, and if someone shoot through it, you have like 5 seconds before you can't use it anymore because all the gaz leaked out. + that will nerf it.

It doesn't need nerfing at all. You already are a big risk of being killed when using it, as soon as you fire the weapon.

A good flamethrower operator can do a lot of damage without question. Managed to wipe out F cap a few times singlehanded with a Flamethrower, just down to a lack of defence and people sniping out of the windows.

The way you said would just increase greifing from friendlies. The amount of times i've been shot whilst using a flamethrower by friendlys is stupid. How you can mistake someone spreading fire as a Japanese solider, i will never know.


Alienasa May 22, 2013 @ 4:03am 
Will someone please submit this one to Mythbusters hahaha.
Moskeeto May 22, 2013 @ 4:15am 
Originally posted by Alienasa NL:
Will someone please submit this one to Mythbusters hahaha.
Mythbusters did something similar with shooting a car's fuel tank. They couldn't even make it explode with tracer or incendiary rounds. http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/mythbusters/mythbusters-database/shooting-gas-tank.htm

Unfortunately, I can't find the video clip.

They also couldn't explode a propane tank without a minigun:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20ZLefQC_oU
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InDisguise May 22, 2013 @ 4:22am 
i can appreciate the assymetrical gameplay and the fact that the americans have to bring superior firepower to the game. it's what makes RS so great. making flamethrowers explode wouldn't feel right.
yes, they were a fire hazard when shot, it's not unheard of, but it's not like it would happen all that much, so i don't think it would feel right in the realistic setting of the game.
that being said, it IS a bit too easy and it should get a bit of a downside if you ask me. not too much, but something to make it not so stupidly easy. maybe the thing that the guy earlier said, where you stand at risk to set yourself on fire when firing in very enclosed spaces or at people directly in front of you, and a tiny delay in between firing the thing and it actually starting to shoot. or something like that. as it is now, it's a tad too much.
Alienasa May 22, 2013 @ 4:58am 
Originally posted by RST Moskeeto:
Originally posted by Alienasa NL:
Will someone please submit this one to Mythbusters hahaha.
Mythbusters did something similar with shooting a car's fuel tank. They couldn't even make it explode with tracer or incendiary rounds. http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/mythbusters/mythbusters-database/shooting-gas-tank.htm

Unfortunately, I can't find the video clip.

They also couldn't explode a propane tank without a minigun:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20ZLefQC_oU

i know of these episodes, but the fuel inside the flamethrower container likely has a different composition then either car gas or propane.
Last edited by Alienasa; May 22, 2013 @ 4:59am
TLBA J.D. Spicyweiner May 22, 2013 @ 7:43pm 
I think the most serious injury ever recorded by a person carrying a flamethrower (not by an enemy, of course) was of a German soldier who got serious chemical burns after both his tanks were ruptured and the propellent got on his face. Flamethrowers NEVER exploded.
LuciusSuperbus May 22, 2013 @ 8:18pm 
If you watch Vietnam in HD, A vet gives a story of how a man named Billy who he assigned the Flamethrower got hit in the tank with shrapenal and exploded killing poor Billy with a concussive blast, so it can happen.

heres the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWts-y_VksA
the interview im talking about takes place 34:40
Last edited by LuciusSuperbus; May 24, 2013 @ 6:22pm
Turnnaval May 22, 2013 @ 9:18pm 
Originally posted by Vossey.com | Redleouf:
They should at least add an effect on it, it will be cool ;)

Like a flame or just gaz, and if someone shoot through it, you have like 5 seconds before you can't use it anymore because all the gaz leaked out. + that will nerf it.
Also have them die relatively quicker? (Another nerf!)
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