The stonewall Defense Feb 6, 2013 @ 9:34am
New sapper idea the hacker
Well really it is simple a sapper that hacks buildings and turns them against their team the downsides are that the time it takes to hack the sentry is the same amount of time it takes to normally destroy a sentry.
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22nd Sentry Gentleman Feb 6, 2013 @ 9:37am 
Pardon, what's the downside?
Jetty Feb 6, 2013 @ 9:40am 
Yeah because Engineer being vulnerable by his own sentry isn't enough
{λ³} گοηυ Feb 6, 2013 @ 11:25am 
Originally posted by ROYAL_CHAIRFORCE:
Pardon, what's the downside?
The downside is that the time it takes for the sentry to switch sides is the same as the time it would take a normal sapper to destroy it.
we did it reddit Feb 6, 2013 @ 11:27am 
Originally posted by Sοηυ:
Originally posted by ROYAL_CHAIRFORCE:
Pardon, what's the downside?
The downside is that the time it takes for the sentry to switch sides is the same as the time it would take a normal sapper to destroy it.

How is that a downside if it's identical to normal sapper behavior?

Also, this is a very OP sapper idea. Just think of the damage a turned level 3 sentry could do... with next to no effort on the spy's part to pull it off.
Last edited by we did it reddit; Feb 6, 2013 @ 11:30am
22nd Sentry Gentleman Feb 6, 2013 @ 11:29am 
Originally posted by Sοηυ:
The downside is that the time it takes for the sentry to switch sides is the same as the time it would take a normal sapper to destroy it.
Where exactly is the downside in that?
A team-switched Sentry >>> a destroyed Sentry, and if both can be done within the same time what reason is there to use the regular Sapper?
{λ³} گοηυ Feb 6, 2013 @ 11:35am 
Originally posted by The Last Templar:
Originally posted by Sοηυ:
The downside is that the time it takes for the sentry to switch sides is the same as the time it would take a normal sapper to destroy it.

How is that a downside if it's identical to normal sapper behavior?
Technically, it's not a downside that'd be written on the weapon's stats, but if the sapper was destroyed, the hack wouldn't work and nothing would happen, whereas with the sapper there'd be damage done that the engie would have to repair.

Well, that's what I'm assuming he means anyway. Not taking any sides here, just interpreting OP so don't shout at me about it.
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Shadow_MAX Feb 6, 2013 @ 12:08pm 
It would be really useful on Dispensers and the affect on Teleporters would be to switch the Entrance and Exit (reverses the flow).
FUNKek Feb 6, 2013 @ 12:31pm 
When hacked, sentry turns into a mini sentry.
Soundpulse (Banned) Feb 6, 2013 @ 12:32pm 
A Level 3 sentry attacking it's team would be too overpowered. I say it goes down to either Level 1 or 2, to make it a bit more fair.
Originally posted by Matobito:
When hacked, sentry turns into a mini sentry.
This could work too.
Last edited by Soundpulse; Feb 6, 2013 @ 12:32pm
girdurloins Feb 6, 2013 @ 12:40pm 
Originally posted by SprocketGearshift:
Well really it is simple a sapper that hacks buildings and turns them against their team the downsides are that the time it takes to hack the sentry is the same amount of time it takes to normally destroy a sentry.
I play as engie quite often and this idea makes me shudder. I already have to make sure I'm not standing in front of the sentry if it starts firing at approaching enemies and I'm not sure if I'd like to have to worry about having it turned against me and my teammates.
Shadow_MAX Feb 6, 2013 @ 12:46pm 
It would be more acceptable if Sentries would have to revert to either mini-sentries or 1st level sentries.
Leonardo Coxington Feb 6, 2013 @ 1:02pm 
Obviously OP, I can't imagine any downside that would balance this (besides making the sentry do a HELL OF LESS DAMAGE, but even then there would be no point to using it).
(Sample text) #IndyMelonSwag Feb 6, 2013 @ 1:06pm 
Whatta bout the Wrangeler?
Major Havoc Feb 6, 2013 @ 1:07pm 
That idea might be good if it required another engineer to work with the Spy to hack.
But to tell you the truth, I do believe that the Red Tape Recorder is a hacking device.
Shadow_MAX Feb 6, 2013 @ 1:14pm 
Yeah the Red Tape Recorder is but one version of hacking device. There should be other types with different affects.
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